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Thought this may be of interest, was asked to do a 450 in current NIR livery, couple of pics taken this evening, still web address, phone number and running numbers to be added but shes not too far off now. This is just a straight respray of a Bachmann 150/1 two car with no body mods.

 

Ive three 150/2s on the work bench to be heavily modified to make three, full three car 450 units, two in current livery and one in previous translink livery. Will post pics of them as they progress.

 

 

 

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Very nice, looks like a 450 to me, especially the cab front. Gangway at the other end?

 

Both ends are the same as its a 150/1 the ends are quite different than an actual 450 but ive painted it in such a way that it creates a bit of an optical illusion to make it look like a 450.

 

The 150/2's we're coverting to 450s will be a perfect representation of a 450 including accurate power cars and full sound :)

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Both ends are the same as its a 150/1 the ends are quite different than an actual 450 but ive painted it in such a way that it creates a bit of an optical illusion to make it look like a 450.

 

The 150/2's we're coverting to 450s will be a perfect representation of a 450 including accurate power cars and full sound :)

 

cool, cant wait to see those!

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Cheers folks, haven't seen the worsley works kit up close but if their other kits are anything to go by it'll be a great job. They normally have a stand beside us at cultra in November, very helpful blokes and worth having a chat to.

 

Thats really great work Gareth it looks excellent. Is there anything in the Bratchell range that could be used in a conversion as they share some common parts.

 

http://BratchellModels.com

 

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You speak my language Rich! Using the centre cars of bratchells and using the driving cars cut up to be made into 450 power cars, all bratchells stuff is injection moulded rather than resin so works great.

 

Gareth I remember Jim Smith Wright produced some etched hopper window frames for the kits and they were really good and took the models to a different level. If you ever manage to get some spare time it would be one stunning model to do.

 

Rich,

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