Bachmann 39-231 BR MK1 BCK - departmental yellow. Classified under TOPS as QVA with running number ADB977109 When you think departmental coaches and non revenue earning vehicles you would be forgiven for thinking limited editions, auction sites and carpetbaggers! However Bachmann have once again taken the initiative by producing this re-railing coach in it’s fetching yellow and wasp stripes. Research seams to be of a good quality as the prototype is well documented on the web site of The Bluebell Railway with a definitive history of the life of the coach. This link is well worth a look if the background of the vehicle is of interest. I certainly used it before making a purchase. http://www.bluebell-railway.co.uk/bluebell/pics/adb977109.html The model is finished in a crisp livery with relevant markings clearly displayed. The gangway ends are accurately decorated with diagonal yellow and black stripes. The axle boxes are also picked out in yellow. On one side of the coach equipment ports have been printed rather than moulded. Whilst the purists may throw the toys out of the pram it is a common work around by the maker used as an economy measure, so saving the high costs of retooling that would undoubtedly be passed on to the customer. I suspect the judicious use of a scalpel and plasticard would ameliorate this small discrepancy. A brief search on-line suggests a RRP of £38.95. However, the larger retailers are selling at just over £33. Personal view. This is another sensible use of existing stock, producing something a little different at a competitive rate. Should you desire buying a donor coach, paint and transfers there is certainly a solution out there. If modelling for the enjoyment of it is your thing then that is going to be the way forward for you. However if this falls outside your skill area this rather nice RTR offering will make a welcome addition to your fleet.