Mine arrived this morning and is running in on the layout. Absolutely superb is the only way to describe this model. They have even got the return cranks the right way round on both sides of the loco, something Hornby so far cannot achieve. There are moving valve spindles as well, but Bachmann have not taken advantage of this to put the loco in forward gear -- I may just attend to that later. The tender B/B seems a bit tight but this also is easily fixed. Well done Bachmann!
Alistair Wright '5522' Models Melrose