Bachmann Class 70 Graces The Work Bench


Yeah, it’s an ugly brute. But there’s something about these GE Class 70s that Freightliner has acquired.

Love them or hate them, it translates in an amazing-looking model in 4mm scale.
Let’s be honest – there’s not a jot of design to them, they are purely functional. However, think back to the BR standard steam locos which also were functional. And pretty ugly compared to some of the graceful steam locomotives that operated until the end of steam. Nowadays, they have a huge following amongst both steam enthusiasts and BR steam era modellers.


There’s something strangely compelling about an ugly freight engine and this one will make a real change from Class 66s!Bachmann has done a nice job of the model – it’s one of the general release ones numbered 70 006. PowerHaul 70 001 has been offered as a special edition model which is now lists on Ebay for silly money from time to time. Here’s my pictures and strangely enough, as ugly usually does, it makes a great looking model.

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