Thursday, 8 November 2012

"First look at the Bachmann Duck"

Since breaking the news on Bachmann's Duck a year ago, I've endured a few hits in my time. I feel I've been somewhat vindicated by Bachmann's latest model.






There's no doubt in my mind that Bachmann have nailed Duck. The proportions are spot on for the TV series model. The only thing is missing is the white painted running plate. With that done, the model hits all the right spots. And if you look carefully...there's a hint of a stovepipe too!

Do bear in mind folks that this is likely to be a late pre-production model. This will have been made to test the moulds and the livery prior to release. As a result, minor aesthetic changes are not unlikely, but any major retooling at this stage is not going to happen.

Not that it needs to, to be frank!

Support Bachmann's superb range by buying Duck when he comes out. Know that I'll have a special Duck VS Duck review lined up at some point in the future, too!

Until next time.

20 comments:

  1. Duck VS Duck: Break out the crackers.
    :P

    Despite how popular and loved the Hornby Duck is, this Duck blows that Duck out of the water, and serves it up hot for supper. Despite the tiny issues here and there, the model looks terrific, and no doubt will fill the gap between Toby and Donald, and fill the gap in the Bachmann lover's heart.

    ... or something like that. :)

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  2. Yeah it's good but why not give us a model that hasn't been done before?

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  3. I am so going to get him ! He looks good and even seems to have his original face over the cgi one :-)

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  4. Come to think of it. I find Bachmann Duck more better then the Hornby one.

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  5. Now I can just imagine people doing the Duck and Diesel trilogy when Duck will be released.... Oh boy... XD

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  6. I can imagine a fair many remakes one could do with this new Duck. The Trilogy, Bowled Out(with the Hornby Stepney and The Diesel) , Cranky Bugs, Twin Trouble, the list goes on..

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    1. That's the only thing they could ever use him for, isn't it?

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  7. Wow! The model looks so good!! I hope you're right about it being a pre-production model, though, as per mentioned by yourself, the running plate is black, and the buffer holders are black, instead of red. I'm definitely buying it when it comes out...

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  8. Cool! Duck looks great!

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  9. I Know that the very first people to get him will be C190706, MOAB (If T&F Is still made),SMSKI, and RTRE. They are always the quickest people to get new Bachmann or Hornby Engines.

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  10. Why are you holding it up and not bringing info? It's already 2013 for pete's sake.

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  11. Beg pardon? I am not holding up the model in any way, shape or form. I merely have a contact who I converse with on occasion to relate news.

    It'll be released when it's released.

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    1. pun intended? not meaning to be rude or anything because i love your videos!

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  12. By holding it up, I meant why were you taking so long to upload some new info.

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  13. I can only publish new information, as and when I get it. I am currently holding onto a bit of potential news but am awaiting confirmation of its authenticity before putting it out in the public domain.

    Unlike many in the rest of the fandom, I and my colleagues on SiF take some responsibility for our actions.

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  14. I'm sorry, it's just that Ivisit your blog pretty close to every day and it sometimes makes me anxious.

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  15. Cool! Simon, I cannot wait to see more of your Hornby vs. Bachmann videos! I understand that you are quite busy with the British Railway Series. I hope that is going well for you.

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  16. Hi,

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    Thank you,

    Ryan

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