Bachmann Brassworks 101 - 2 car DMU

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  1. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Just taken d3ljvery of this from Ellis Clark Trains. It is painted and weathered by tower models and is beautiful condition. Pictures to follow later.

    Cheers

    Toto
     
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  2. Rob Pulham

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    If it was painted and weathered by Tower then it's a Warren Haywood paint job - he does all the paint jobs for tower
     
  3. Toto

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    I'm having to look closer at this. Two things , it says made in china on the underside but nowhere does it mention Bachmann or sancheung. Also it has delrin motor drives. I thought bachmann always used 5 pole motors and gears. maybe just my inexperience here so I'll look at it a bit further. Meanwhile ...... here are some pictures .....


    out of the boxes ......


    suitably weathered ......


    more of an angle this time .....


    straight on .......


    tother end .......

    I will need to check these on the rolling road at some point.

    cheers for now

    toto
     
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    Very nice - nae whiskers :whatever:

    Just need some figures, a driver and you're ready to go

    Paul
     
  5. York Paul

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    Now that;s one beautiful DMU wherever it was made but it needs to be a 3 car set and ideally it should have Blythe Bridge, Stoke on Trent or Uttoxeter on the blind.:thumbs::avatar::D:worship::worship::worship:
     
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    I feel directional lights and internal lights coming on if they are not already there which I doubt. A driver and a few passengers.

    Let's get it on test first on the rolling road.

    That's for later ..... maybe the weekend.

    Cheers

    Toto
     
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    Directional lighting, saloon lighting maybe even sparks coming out of the exhaust stacks :avatar: just like the old Swindon IC Raspers used to under load... more tutorials from Bob I feel coming on.:thumbup:
     
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    Sound chip in one body, and a trailing lead to the other for a second set of speakers - avoids having two sound chips.
     
  10. SMR CHRIS

    SMR CHRIS Staff Member Moderator

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    Toto a box load of cheap figures from eBay will do for the people inside the good thing is most are in 1:50 Scale so they fit the seats without haveing to do surgery on them
    They come painted or unpainted
    I got the painted ones mostly pastel colours and they make a real visual difference to the interior of your model to make it look the part


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    Hi Chris,

    I'm sure I picked up a load of seated figures at some point as well. I can't remember what scale though. Probably OO knowing my luck. :avatar: I can always pick up others. I'll look at doing internal and external lighting as well. Just as well to if I'm already doing a decoder install. Get it out the way at the same time.

    Toto
     
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    I’m glad I’m not the only one that remembers getting items but can’t remember what scale or where I put them ready for the rainy day they’ll be needed. I always find the said item just after the new one turns up :faint:

    Your 101 looks like it’s got a really nice paint Job on it and the weathering is nice for a in service set not over done.
    The Brassworks 101, I have isn’t painted as nice as your one, not sure if it was a factory paint job but it came that way a dull cote and weathering would probably do a world of good for it as it’s a very glossy finish.
     
  13. Toto

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    Out with the air brush then. :avatar:
     
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    Just bought some painted. Cheap as chips.
     
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    We'll I chipped the DMU today with a big Buddah. Quite easy to get in to chip but could not get access to do either lights or figures the way it's been built.

    I think it would take z bit of surgery to achieve that. Might be something I can add later. The DMU runs fine in DCC but will probably benefit from z good wheel clean and z bit of a run in. Looks good on his nibs's layout. He's got a few photos to post up later.

    Cheers for now.

    Toto
     
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    and just to prove it's all his own work ......



    Your 2-6-4T will be the same, but hopefully less of the small srews - Toto had to use a glasses screw driver to remove the 8 body screws.

    Looks good going across the bridge and between the rock cuttings.




    Paul
     
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  18. SMR CHRIS

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    Toto I found its Downunder 101 cousin and took some photos on the layout.
    It’s a very smooth runner as well, also has had Kadee’s fitted between the cars for easy coupling without having to battle under the corridor connection
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    Looks in very nice condition. The kadees would be a welcome addition. How close did it bring the corridor connection. Was it a reasonable fit?

    Toto
     
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    Hi Toto the corridors basically touch I will take some photos of the Kadees fitted next time I go down to visit my Dad as I left the 101 on the layout as it’s been about 3 years since it’s been out of the box and had a run
    Yes the Kadees are a good fit and allows it to propel the trailer car round corners without issues
     

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