I've posted in a seperate thread, but had a call from Howes that Heljan are proving some revised CV values for the lighting if you are running on DCC. They apparently feel the lighting is too bright on factory default settings.
I've just had a phone call from Howes (having received a Kestrel from them a few days ago) to enquire if I used DCC and to inform me about this very subject. First class service from Howes I think (no connections etc. etc)
p.s. I think Kestrel is fantastic - no sign of any bad seams etc. in the moulding whatsoever and I can't see any problem with the horns either; so maybe a little dimple in the end would've been nice but hey, so what. They even made the horns different lengths, for the twin tone sound. Fantastic.
The only thing I can note is that when starting off very slowly the headcode lighting flickers a bit - but to sort that Heljan would've needed electronics etc. which would put the price up. So no complaints from me