Bachmann Model Railway Locomotive Reviews
Seacow / Sealion
Liveries available- EWS,
Engineer's Dutch, Olive Green
Seacow/Sealion, Lima Sealion
The Seacow has to be my favourite prototype wagon, even if I'd
never heard of it until Hornby released their model of it. This
Bachmann example is of a riveted body Seacow, as opposed to
Hornby's welded version. Both are seen in reality but the
riveted version is apparently more numerous.
It's nicely weighted, seems heavier than Hornby's model, even
though I've only held that in a box.
The detailing is great with mesh over the end platforms and on
the flooring. The mesh canopies are full width unlike the
smaller ones on Hornby's model, although both are correct.
Handrails are well made and strong in metal as are the end
wheels. My model however had one of these missing, possibly from
being in a display.
It runs smoother than any other wagon I have, great behind a
Class 60! It has no sprung buffers like Hornby's does but they
are well made and painted black.
Separate brake wheels and ladders are provided and look to be as
well done as the wagon.
Overall another great Bachmann wagon! Rating- 10/10.
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