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Kernow FlagWelcome to Kernow Model Rail Centre online! Kernow is Cornish for Cornwall and our logo is derived from the Cornish flag which is a white cross on a black background. Don't let all this lead you to believe that we're only here to specialise in things Cornish however. We'll be happy to supply model train and slot car racing items to anywhere in the world!

Our shop in Camborne is open Monday to Saturday from 09:30 until 17:00, and on Sundays and Bank Holidays from 10:00 until 16:00, but for those of you for whom Cornwall is a bit too far to come, you can also place model train and slot car orders here through our online store 24/7; by phoning us on 01209 714099 during shop opening hours; or by post to our address which is: Kernow Model Rail Centre, 98A Trelowarren Street, Camborne, Cornwall, TR14 8AN

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We believe that service is paramount. You may have already noticed that our website clearly indicates which items we currently have in stock, so once your order is placed and payment confirmed, (immediately in the case of debit/credit cards and usually five working days in the case of cheques for mail orders), we are able to post the goods to you on the same, or next available, working day.

Every item we despatch is carefully and securely packaged to ensure that they reach you in the best condition possible. We hope you'll find what you're looking for, either here on our website or in our shop on Trelowarren Street in Camborne, not just in the price but in the service we aim to provide. This is a very exciting time to be involved particularly with railway modelling in Britain. Standards have improved dramatically in recent years and forthcoming new releases by quality manufacturers such as Hornby and Bachmann (including Graham Farish), are eagerly anticipated by many, so keep re-visiting our site as we'll be updating it regularly, keeping an eye open for our special offers. Alternatively, check our adverts in modelling publications or pop in and see us if you can.

Meet the Staff

Office Staff (hidden away upstairs!): 

Chris Chris Trerise - Managing Director

 Started the team in 2002.
 Chris keeps the website up to date and deals with all ordering for the shop. He also decides on our limited edition program and carries out all the research for these models.

 See Chris' photo website at

CatherineCatherine Trerise - Company Secretary
Joined the team in 2002.

Sam Sam Salmon - Assistant Manager

 Joined the team in 2007.
 Sam deals with all invoices and accounts and generally deals with outstanding customer orders from deliveries, as well as helping Chris with day to day shop issues.

Hayley Hayley Morgan - Marketing Manager

 Joined the team in 2011.
 Hayley produces our marketing material including adverts, brochures, display boards etc. She designs our limited edition packaging and is responsible for our overall brand.

Shop Staff:

Greg Greg Edwards - Store Manager
 Joined the team in 2002.

 Greg is our repair and Digital expert.

Sammy Sammy Yeo - Mail Room Supervisor
Joined the team in 2014. 
 Sammy deputises for Greg when he is not here (and often when he is here!) and does most of the packing.

Kevin Kevin George
 Joined the team in 2004.
 Kevin will talk to you about "proper" models, i.e. O Gauge steam! Generally to be found serving in the shop.

Trevor Trevor Kay
 Joined the team in 2007.
 Generally to be found serving in the shop where you can benefit from the full force of his Yorkshire wit.

Lisa Lisa Lee

 Joined the team in 2010.
Lisa keeps the website up to date from afar! This means she is very rarely seen in the shop but can be spotted at Alton, Aldershot and Basingstoke shows throughout the year.


Mick Mick House
Joined the team in 2011.
Rest day relief, Mick is a jack of all trades.

Andy Emma Shard

Joined the team in 2013.
 Emma is also a digital and repair expert and can usually be found in the mail room.

Rhys Rhys Chambers
 Joined the team in 2016.

Connor Connor Trerise
 Joined the team in 2016.
Our packing expert, if you have ordered by mail order Connor probably packed it!



Anthony Anthony McCartney 
Joined the team in 2018.
 Terrible singer...


2004 Model Shop of the Year 2004 - UK Model Shop Directory
2006 Bachmann Europe Retailer of the Year 2006
2011 Model of the Year 2011 - OO Gauge Steam Locomotive - Beattie Well Tank
2014 Model of the Year 2014 - N Gauge Wagons - China Clay Open Wagons
2015 Model of the Year 2015 - OO Gauge Steam Locomotive - Adams O2

Model of the Year 2017 Model of the Year 2017 - OO Gauge Coach of the Year - LSWR Gate Stock

Model of the Year 2017 Model of the Year 2017 - OO Gauge Multiple Unit of the Year - 4-TC

Pictured above left outside our shop (Kevin, Steve, Greg & Chris) and above right with Andrew George MP and Julia Goldsworthy MP on 27th August 2006 at Hayle following the protest march attended by around 27,000 people to save St Michael's Hospital.

Bachmann Retailer of the Year award picture          Open Day Picture
Pictured above left at our Bachmann Dynamis Open Day in September 2007 when we were presented with our Bachmann Retailer of the Year award.  Picture to the right is taken during one of Bachmann's demonstrations.

Mail Team
Mail team doing what they do best! (Not passing boxes to each other like the photo depicts!)

Hayley looking excited Hayley looking really excited
Hayley looking excited on the left and really, really excited (a great Wallace impression) at the news she is going to Warley this year!

Electronic Commerce Regulations 2002
Our Company Registration number is 4497321. Registered in Cardiff.

Our VAT Registration number is 812 1403 84.
For further details of our terms and conditions please see the separate link from the homepage.