Shame they didn't make a 'proper' train! Won't see any of that muck on my layout!!
These trains are fine... smooth, ride well (bit like articulated trams), good window visibility (vastly better than Electrostar / Turbostar trains) however as I don't want to breach any profanity rules I won't comment on the seating layout or the people who chose it.
But its not the fault of the train builder that they had to make them how the people paying them wanted - rather than to meet the wishes of the human sardines who travel in the tin cans!
If ever I find the time to get my model railway back up and running I'll definitely want one of these. Right now I'm too busy creating YouTube films and updating the website.
Shame that Bachmann are only supplying via the L T museum as you can normally get discounts from other suppliers. I think the prices are a bit exorbitant.
There is also a commissioned NER Atlantic that has been released at £180 and one should expect to pay something in the region of £100 to £200 for a 00 scale R-T-R steam locomotive so £280 for a four car unit that does not have many livery variations to cover costs is quite reasonable.