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Class 205 Thumper Unit 2-H 2 Car Unit OO Gauge

Class 205 Picture Class 205 Picture

We have commissioned Bachmann to produce as an exclusive to Kernow Model Rail Centre a 2-H Class 205 2 Car Thumper DEMU for OO gauge. This model has been laser scanned from a real 2-H currently in preservation to allow for a very accurate depiction of detail, shapes and angles.  All tooling allows for backdating this model to as built condition.

This model was originally to have been produced by Dapol but we switched production to Bachmann to allow a lower retail price and also models with digital sound to be produced.

The first models were received in February 2013.  The first of the images below feature version 31-236Z 1108 2 Car in BR Green livery.
31-236Z Bachmann Class 205 Image

31-236Z Bachmann Class 205 Image

31-236Z Bachmann Class 205 Thumper Image

31-236Z Bachmann Class 205 Thumper Image

31-236Z Bachmann Class 205 Thumper image

The following images are of the decorated sample of 31-235Z 1115 2 Car in BR Green livery

31-235Z Bachmann Class 205 1115 Image

31-235Z Bachmann Class 205 Thumper DEMU Image

The inner ends of the vehicles are fully detailed

31-235Z Bachmann Class 205 Thumper DEMU Image

The image below shows the differing bodyside grills of unit 1115 (closest to camera) and 1108

31-235Z and 31-236Z Bachmann Class 205 Thumper Image


The following images are of the decorated sample of 31-237Z 205 012 2 Car in Connex livery

31-237Z Bachmann Connex DEMU Image

31-237Z Bachmann Connex DEMU Image

31-237Z Bachmann 2 Car Connex thumper image

Continuing price rises from China has forced us to increase the price of these models to 139.99 for new orders which is still considerably cheaper than the original price of 149.99 from when we first announced the project.

Digital Sound models are also available at 229.99

We have considered the impact of these continuing price rises and as a result we have decided to cease taking pre-orders for models which are not due in the first batch.  We will hold the existing orders and a further announcement will be made when we are able to give a firm price for the next batch and start taking pre-orders again.   

Units released in the first batch - see further details on our website  by clicking on the picture.
31-237z Bachmann Class 205 Picture 31-237Z Bachmann Class 205 2-H Thumper Unit 139.99 (In stock)
31-237z Bachmann Class 205 Picture 31-237ZDS Bachmann Class 205 2-H Thumper Unit 229.99 (In stock)
31-236Z Bachmann Class 205 Thumper DEMU image 31-236Z Bachmann Class 205 2-H Thumper Unit 139.99 (In stock)
31-236Z Bachmann Class 205 Thumper Image 31-236DS Bachmann Class 205 2-H Thumper Unit 229.99 (In stock)
31-235Z Bachmann Class 205 DEMU Picture 31-235Z Bachmann Class 205 2-H Thumper Unit 139.99 (SOLD OUT)
31-235Z Bachmann Class 205 Thumper DEMU Picture 31-235DS Bachmann Class 205 2-H Thumper Unit 229.99 (SOLD OUT)

Units planned to be released in subsequent batches.  No orders are being taken as no confirmed prices are available for these models at this time.  There is no production capacity available in 2013 or 2014 so these models will not be produced until 2015 at the earliest.  Unfortunately until we receive confirmation of prices and available production capacity we simply do not have any further information but as soon as we are able we will of course make an announcement through our newsletter and on this web page.
Picture K2001 Bachmann Class 205 2-H Thumper Unit Network SouthEast
Picture K2004 Bachmann Class 205 2-H Thumper Unit BR Green small yellow panel
Picture K2005 Bachmann Class 205 2-H Thumper Unit BR Blue
Picture K2005DS Bachmann Class 205 2-H Thumper Unit BR Blue DCC Sound Fitted
Picture K2006 Bachmann Class 205 2-H Thumper Unit BR Green small yellow panel

The units have directional lighting, with white blinds showing at the front and red at the rear.  There are switches below the unit that will allow you to switch off these lights if you wish for when running units in multiple; the switch will allow each car to be switched independantly.  The units also have interior lights and are through-wired so that only one 21-pin decoder will be required.

The tooling allows for the fitting of two-tone horns or whistle, depending on the era of the unit in question.  The engine room radiator louvres or mesh varies according to era to match the prototype as does the fitment of roof periscopes and position of the exhaust port.  There are two different bogies, the original Mk3 bogies or the Mk4 with shock absorbers in accordance with the prototype.

The interior allows the seating layout of the compartments to be varied with removable seats to allow the creation of a luggage compartment if required to match the prototype.

 
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