Improving the look of the Bachmann Voyager

Improving the look of the Bachmann Voyager

A small but satisfying project on improving the Bachmann Voyager 4 car set.

The lighting was replaced with a DCC set from Express Models. This is fully functional with night and day running and tail lights.

One of the biggest improvements on the 4 car set is the fitment of etched stainless steel brake discs after weathering.

The set was weathered with Precision Paints roof dirt, frame dirt, brake dust and Matt black all with the airbrush, sealed with satin varnish. Another small touch is using wiper blade masks before weathering the noses.

A nice little project and a big improvement, I hope you will agree.


Work in progress

Etched discs

Improved bogie detail

The completed weathered set on Sandiacre

Functional tail lights

Day and night lighting

Day and night lighting

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Love building and painting departmental stock, from the RTC up to current day

1 Comment

  1. Iain

    Stunning work Bob. Think both mine will be needing this treatment 🙂

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