Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Old Duffer

The second of the three locos that we recently had weathered by Alex at Mikron Models is our green Class 47, D1746. 
This was one of the earliest DCC sound fitted locos that we acquired and it still has the original Bachmann, factory-fitted sound. Some people have said that they do not like this sound because it is a little too generic but, to us, it still sounds like a Duff and is different to our other Class 47. So, for the time being at least, it will retain the sound that it has.
Actually, despite its nickname, it has proved to be a very reliable loco and rarely stalls or gives problems and it is used on a variety of trains from heavy freight to express passenger.
The weathering applied here is only light since we are assuming that this is a celebrity loco that has been repainted in two-tone green livery and is kept fairly clean as a result.

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