Etched details add a touch of class.

Just spent an enjoyable couple of hours wielding my soldering iron at a set of fine, etched detail parts designed for either the Bachmann or Hornby Class 08. The detail kit, from PH Designs, contains parts to make new footsteps for both the cab and nose end, along with coupling guards and the frame cross member at the front end. It all went together easily and the results are well worth the effort. After a lick of paint and a weathering job, this lovely little engine will be ready for action...

The new steps are more refined than the original plastic mouldings and, thanks to some clever design and soldered construction, they're surprisingly durable.


  1. Inspirational George and good to see you blogging your excellent modelling again


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