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Kestrel kits

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Post by classiccollectmodels » Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:34 pm

Hi I am building some kestrel kits for an article. I have done the farm house so far, with added detail like curtains and drainpipes.

Does anyone know the history of these and how Guagemaster ended up with them?
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Post by Walkingthedog » Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:52 pm

Where do Gaugemaster get involved?


Edit: I have now found out they are a Gaugemaster company. Didn’t know that.
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Post by teedoubleudee » Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:44 pm

Don't know anything about their history but they are very nice kits and easily "bashed". I built several on my previous. N gauge layout and they looked really good.
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Post by Mountain Goat » Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:54 pm

Kestrel was one of the many smaller concerns that was bought up by larger companies, in this case it is Gaugemaster.
I do not remember when this happened as there were so many other similar buy outs about a decade or so ago and they are still taking place today.
I believe Kestrel kits have been around for a while but I don't know how long.
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Post by classiccollectmodels » Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:12 am

OK, thanks.

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Post by classiccollectmodels » Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:14 am

Forgot to ask, I know Javis used to be the wholesaler for them but who is it now? presumably Gaugemaster?

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Post by Mountain Goat » Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:30 pm

I would imagine so as Gaugemaster is also a wholesaler? I believe they supply to many smaller model railway shops.
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