Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Kestrel Takes Flight

In the photographs, above, we see prototype diesel, HS4000 'Kestrel' calling at the newly illuminated Carswater station.
We actually acquired this Heljan model a few months ago but it has only recently been fitted with a Howes sound decoder so this is the big bird's maiden flight, so to speak.
We hope to get her weathered in the not too distant future and, I am sure, she will be a future star of the occasional video in the future.
As well as the platform lights, we have also added fencing and people to this station although we still need to add signalling here and station name boards etc.
The trackwork in this central section of the layout is now complete and we have been concentrating on the scenery. 
We have also been spending some time giving the track throughout the rest of the layout a thoroughly good clean, it having been neglected for the past few months while we concentrated on rebuilding the northern half of the layout.
Hopefully, soon, we will be running regular trains over the complete system, as well as making some videos, too, to upload to YouTube and this blog.

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