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Old 16-02-2018, 12:55 PM   #1

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Default Bachmann Class 47 Code 31-656

Apologies if this isnt the right forum for this query. Mods feel free to move if you wish.

Does anyone know if the Bachmann Class 47 Product Code 31-656 is an old tooling even though it has cab and directional lights, DCC sound ready with 21 pin socket? Is it an old model 'modernised' to be DCC and sound ready?

I love the 47 in two tone green but wonder if Bachmann's later liveried 47s are from a new tooling with clearer detail.

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Old 16-02-2018, 01:25 PM   #2
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I have read about the continuation of the model into 2018 but cannot find any info about if it is new tooling or not. I am sure one of the diesel boy's will know more about it. ..........John
I may be wrong as I very often am. John
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Old 16-02-2018, 07:34 PM   #3
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I believe the basic tooling is from 2006. There have been updates to it but not a complete rework.
It is the best RTR OO Duff available, the Heljan is too wide and the others are really old tooling. Not sure about Vi-trains offering but I doubt it is as good as the Bachmann. The rivet counters complain that the headlamp is too large on those fitted with them and there were class 57 underframe details fitted to some too. I don't know the originals in that detail so I don't notice.

It depends what you mean by "old" tooling?
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