These rather superb vehicles are edging ever closer to release so I think it’s timely to re-blog this interesting and informative post from the Scottish modelling scene’s very own Rudeboy, Bob Reid.
First announced back in 2013 these models have for a variety of reasons been a long time coming. Personally, I think it’ll have been well worth the wait. Whilst they are still at the pre-production stage (these photo’s show the first “Engineering Prototypes”) it is clear that Bachmann have not only moved up a gear in terms of attention to detail but in doing so have also captured the look of these uniquely Scottish vehicles especially at the cab end.
Although these vehicles were converted from plain Mark 2f BSO’s the conversion and the additional equipment involved made them quite unique, and Bachmann have captured all of the changes that were made to the vehicles well. That is despite the fact that none of the remaining DBSO’s are in the original 1979/1980 condition having been considerably modified twice since then.
* Before anyone goes off the deep end picking out…
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