Today I have been working intensively on one of my rolling stock projects – fitting flush glazing to a Bachmann Bulleid carriage. When complete it will form one of only two Bulleid carriages in the fleet. And today I was reminded of why that is! The Bachmann model looks very dated without fitting SE Finecast flush glazing and in my opinion it is a necessary job. Fitting the glazing doesn’t make it as good as a modern rtr model (such as the Bachmann mark 1 and Hornby Maunsell) but closes the gap considerably.
Flush glazing is a laborious task, requiring precision cutting and glueing. The culmination of almost 3 hours work has lead to one side being complete (see featured photograph). The other side will be tackled when the glue is dry and when I have time (and when I’m in the mood!)
Meanwhile, Fairburn tank 42096 has been pulling two mark 1’s. In my opinion this is the best performing model in my collection – it is smooth, quiet and powerful. A fantastic model I wouldn’t be without.