Friday, 8 August 2014

Test Train (VIDEO)

As if the teaser snaps of the tamper posed in on the new section of Bron Hebog weren't enough here's something even more exciting!

One of the first test trains in Cutting Mawr caught on film.

Appropriately it's Conway Castle and mess coach 1000, a typical construction train formation Himself has chosen for the task.

It was a genuine test train to check the wiring of the new sections of track.

Conway Castle, was our very first OO9 locomotive, built 25 years ago from a Chivers Finelines kit, mounted on an Ibertren chassis and still going strong.

It is, of course, in the wrong livery for use on Bron Hebog and building a replacement body has been on my To Do list for a long time now.

If you'd like to see more pictures of our veteran 'Conk Out' then here's a link to a post I wrote about it a couple of years ago, or you can take a look at the Model of the Week archive - its on the menu over on the right hand side of the page.

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