Sunday, 1 February 2009

Western Brakegear - The Final Conclusion



A little while ago you may remember that I was messing about with a Heljan Western and Brassmasters' brake gear, well this is the end result.

The Heljan model has come in for some quite strong criticism when it first came out - the now defunct Modern Railway Modelling gave it quite a damning review in fact. There are some issues with the cab roof, but I find I can live with them. The Bachmann Class 40 has issues too but I just cannot live them though the chassis is very useful - this was too subjected to similar reviews as the Western. Somehow the Western still seems an acceptable model and with the fine brake gear added it seems to take the model to a whole new level.



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