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Having at last had a chance to have a good look at one of these beasts I have the following comments to make.

Bachmann have mixed a cast chassis / footplate with a plastic boiler - this means that the lower firebox sides and chassis / footplate have a different, glossier paint finish. The opportunity to define the frames has also been missed - the chassis (very visible) behind coupled wheels three and four is just one big lump.

My other grouse is that the brake hangers on the tender have been moulded to the frame. Having gone to the trouble of making all the brake rigging and water scoop the chassis is let down by this (although it could be removed and re-worked).

Has anyone tested its haulage potential?

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