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Modelling Gallery - Bachmann Class 159 new version 2020

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Bachmann 31-520 159013 Network SouthEast DMCO (please click for a larger picture) Bachmann‚Äôs new version of a Class 159 diesel unit (Network SouthEast livery 31-520) became available in May 2020.  The new version 158/159s were announced in May 2012 so we had been waiting a long time for them.  Is this new version better?  In terms of detail and features, definitely yes.  However, the new below-the-windows drive may or may not be an improvement depending upon whether you prefer the smoothness of a large flywheel drive, which this does not have.

This version is Bachmann 31-520 unit 159013 in later NetworkSouthEast livery.  Its destination is London Waterloo.
Bachmann 31-520 159013 Network SouthEast MSO (please click for a larger picture
Bachmann 31-520 159013 Network SouthEast DMSO (please click for a larger picture