BMW R69 Motorcycle year 1956

Published: April 29th, 2014     
Reviewed by: Bill O'Malley - IPMS# 46473
Scale: 1/87
Company: Hauler
Price: $6.00
Product / Stock #: 87153
Product provided by: Hauler

This is a resin kit of a 1956 vintage BMW motorcycle in 1/87 scale (HO train scale). Kit comes in 22 gray resin pieces and two photoetch pieces.

The frame pieces E & F are cast within a casting ring completely surrounded by flash. Hauler suggests an interesting method to remove the flash by placing the parts on a piece of sandpaper and sanding off the flash. It worked pretty well and left the very delicate parts fairly clean without breakage.

Some of the flashing around the parts is fairly thick considering how small the parts are.

The front and rear tires use imaginary spokes as the hubs hang in the middle of the wheel. There are two photoetch handlebar pieces supplied so I assume they needed to be glued together and that's what I did. The kit goes together really well considering how small the pieces are and has nice detail for a small kit.

I painted the model with some gloss black, flat black, aluminum, and chrome paint.

In summary this little kit can be put together and finished in a couple hours, and will be a nice detailed accessory for HO scale railroad layouts. Makes a neat model for experienced modelers willing to work with the small parts.

Thanks to Hauler for providing the sample kit and to IPMS for the chance to review it.

  • Instructions
  • Kit Contents
    Kit Contents
  • Sanding Flash
    Sanding Flash
  • Parts E & F
    Parts E & F
  • Parts E & F Cleaned
    Parts E & F Cleaned
  • Assembled Kit 1
    Assembled Kit 1
  • Assembled Kit 2
    Assembled Kit 2
  • Completed Kit 1
    Completed Kit 1
  • Completed Kit 2
    Completed Kit 2

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