Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A Great Western

D1001 is the second of the two locomotives that we recently had weathered by Alex at Mikron Models in Taunton.
This Heljan model of Western Pathfinder looks fantastic now that she is a little grubbier and she also sounds good too with Howes sound fitted.
She is one of two diesel hydraulics that we have in our fleet of locomotives, the other being the even dirtier Class 42 D812 'Royal Naval Reserve'.
The real Western Pathfinder, which was the second of the class to be built, entered service in February 1962 and was, sadly, withdrawn in October 1976. It was scrapped ten months later by BREL of Swindon.

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