KERNOW MODEL RAIL CENTRE NEWSLETTER
Friday July 30th 2021
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Hello from myself and the KMRC team! On behalf of James (can I really lay fault with him?!) I would like to apologise for the joke repeat... A newsletter subscriber, Mr Read with a much better memory than myself, was on the ball and noticed that last weeks joke had already been used a few months ago. To make up for it James has shared 2 jokes this week!
Camborne & Guildford Shop News
Both our Guildford & Camborne shops are open! We are open 24/7 for orders through our website www.kernowmodelrailcentre.com. For phone orders 01209 714099 we are available Monday to Saturday, between 0930 and 1700, and Sundays, between 1000 and 1600.
Social distancing still applies so please follow the 2 metre social distancing guidelines inside, and outside if waiting to enter, the shop. We respectfully request, for all our safety, that you still wear a face covering, which should cover the nose and mouth and be self-supporting. Certain medical conditions are exempt. At busy times we may need to limit the amount of visitors in the shops or limit the time for browsing.
'Click /Phone & Collect' and Mail order is continuing as normal. Please visit here before visiting either branch.
When placing your order for 'Click & Collect' on our website please select Camborne or Guildford. Any postage charges will be refunded at the time of collection. Please remember to bring the payment card used to place your order with you when making the collection. You can make a 'Phone & Collect' order by calling us on 01209 714099.
We have a dedicated page for FAQs on our website (found here). If you have a question please do visit this page first to see if your answer can be found!
OO Gauge News
The latest Bachmann arrivals include the 4-Beps, Class 24s, Class 45s and more:
31-490 Bachmann 4 BEP 4 Car EMU Set 7005 BR Green £424.99 31-491 Bachmann Class 410 4 Car 4-BEP EMU Set 7010 BR Blue & Grey £424.99 32-415 Bachmann Class 24/0 Diesel Locomotive D5036 BR Green £152.96 32-415SF Bachmann Class 24/0 Diesel Locomotive D5036. DCC Sound Fitted £237.96 32-443 Bachmann Class 24/1 Diesel Locomotive D5094 BR Green £152.96 32-443SF Bachmann Class 24/1 Diesel Locomotive D5094. DCC Sound Fitted £237.96 32-677B Bachmann Class 45/0 Split Headcode 45060 'Sherwood Forester' BR Blue £135.99 32-677BSF Bachmann Class 45/0 Split Headcode 45060 'Sherwood Forester'. DCC Sound Fitted £212.99 32-682 Bachmann Class 45/0 Centre Headcode D53 'Royal Tank Regiment' BR Green £135.99 32-682SF Bachmann Class 45/0 Centre Headcode D53 'Royal Tank Regiment'. DCC Sound Fitted £212.99 35-357 Bachmann Class 20/0 20227 BR Railfreight (Red Stripe) £152.99 38-778A Bachmann 14 Ton Class A Anchor-Mounted Tank Wagon 861, weathered £29.95 Two new models from Oxford Diecast, and a Warwell from Oxford Rail have arrived this week:
76APR002 Oxford Diecast Aveling & Porter Road Roller 10991 Janet £16.95 76JEP002 Oxford Diecast Jaguar E Pace Fuji White £6.95 OR76WW001B Oxford Rail Warwell A Ministry of War Transport WW50 £29.99 Heljan have shared an image of their Rail Express Systems new Class 86. All versions are available for pre-order here: 8640 Heljan Class 86 Electric 86 404 Intercity Executive£161.95 8641 Heljan Class 86 Electric 86 634 University of London Railfreight Grey£161.95 8642 Heljan Class 86 Electric 86 416 Rail Express Systems £161.95 8643 Heljan Class 86 Electric 86 426 E3195 Retro Blue£161.95 8644 Heljan Class 86 Electric 86 622 RFD European Grey£161.95 8645 Heljan Class 86 Electric 86 401 Mons Meg Caledonian Sleeper £161.95 8646 Heljan Class 86 Electric 86 609 Freightliner Green £161.95 All OO Gauge items that have arrived within the last 28 days are shown in the latest arrivals section of our website.
OO-9 Gauge News
These Bachmann Steel Bodied Third Bogie Coaches are now with us:
394-001 Bachmann Steel Bodied Third Bogie Coach Maroon & Cream £38.95 394-002 Bachmann Steel Bodied Third Bogie Coach Lined Green £38.95 All OO-9 Gauge items that have arrived within the last 28 days are shown in the latest arrivals section of our website.
N Gauge News
Graham Farish have delivered new Class 108s, all ready for you to order: 371-885A Graham Farish Class 108 3 Car DMU BR Blue £203.99 371-887DS Graham Farish Class 108 3 Car DMU BR Green. DCC Sound Fitted £284.95 371-888 Graham Farish Class 108 3 Car DMU BR White & Blue £203.95 All N Gauge items that have arrived within the last 28 days are shown in the latest arrivals section of our website.
O Gauge News
Heljan have advised us that their all-new O gauge Class 47s are finally in production! Pre-order yours here: 4850 Heljan Class 47 Diesel Locomotive BR Two-Tone Green £594.15 4851 Heljan Class 47 Diesel Locomotive BR Two-Tone Green, unnumbered £594.15 4852 Heljan Class 47 Diesel Locomotive BR Blue, unnumbered £594.15 4860 Heljan Class 47 Diesel Locomotive BR Blue £594.15 4861 Heljan Class 47 Diesel Locomotive BR Blue £594.15 4862 Heljan Class 47 Diesel Locomotive Red Stripe Railfreight Grey, unnumbered £594.15 4863 Heljan Class 47 Diesel Locomotive Railfreight Triple Grey, unnumbered £594.15 4864 Heljan Class 47 Diesel Locomotive Dutch Civil Engineers, unnumbered £594.15 4865 Heljan Class 47 Diesel Locomotive Parcels Sector, unnumbered £594.15 4866 Heljan Class 47 Diesel Locomotive Intercity Executive, unnumbered £594.15 4867 Heljan Class 47 Diesel Locomotive Network SouthEast, unnumbered £594.15 Heljan also advise us that their O gauge Refurbished Class 31s are shipping to us soon! Pre-order yours here
: 3120 Heljan Class 31 Railfreight 31296 Amwich Freightliner/Tren Nwyddau Amwich, weathered£466.65 3121 Heljan Class 31 Railfreight 'Red Stripe' grey£466.65 3122 Heljan Class 31 Railfreight Rainload Freight Grey Unbranded£466.65 3123 Heljan Class 31 BR Civil Engineers Grey/Yellow£466.65 3140 Heljan Class 31 BR Blue FYE£466.65 3141 Heljan Class 31 InterCity Mainline£466.65 3142 Heljan Class 31 Regional Railways£466.65 3143 Heljan Class 31 EWS 31466Red/Gold £466.65 3144 Heljan Class 31 Diesel Network Rail Yellow £466.65
KMRC Exclusive Models
LSWR Road Vans / OO Gauge / In Stock
Mail Room Update: All the pre-orders have now been dispatched! If you have yet to receive yours then please keep an eye out in the next few days! Thank you again for your patience!:
Isle of Wight
SB003A LSWR 10 Ton Goods Brake Van 56046 SR pre-1936 Brown livery with red ends £34.99 SB003D LSWR 10 Ton Goods Brake Van S56055 BR Grey £34.99 SB003E LSWR 10 Ton Goods Brake Van S56050 BR Grey£34.99 SB003K LSWR 10 Ton Goods Brake Van 56045 SR post-1936 Brown£34.99 Mainland SB003B LSWR 10 Ton Goods Brake Van 10131 LSWR Brown livery with red ends £34.99 SB003C LSWR 10 Ton Goods Brake Van DS 54538 BR Grey "RETURN TO THREE BRIDGES" £34.99 SB003F LSWR 10 Ton Goods Brake Van S54663 BR Grey £34.99 SB003G LSWR 10 Ton Goods Brake Van S54466 BR Brown £34.99 SB003H LSWR 10 Ton Goods Brake Van 54611 SR pre-1936 Brown with red ends £34.99 SB003J LSWR 10 Ton Goods Brake Van 54551 SR post-1936 Brown £34.99
GWR Steam Railmotor / OO Gauge / UPDATE
We have received the first engineering prototypes of the GWR Steam Railmotor. These are being fully evaulated and tested. We have already identified a small number of minor issues to amend, initial running tests show that they run very quietly and smoothly and the valve gear is a joy to watch in action!
A bit about the models: They have electrical pick-ups on all wheels and they have full working valve gear, including the radius rod and piston valve stem. The 1020 coreless motor is positioned vertically, completely hidden inside the actual boiler of the power bogie. They have working directional oil lamps and interior lights. The models will be DCC ready with a 21-pin decoder socket and 28mm speaker pre-installed.
The livery artwork is underway, concurrent with testing these EPs, and we hope to see decorated samples by the autumn. We should then be in a position to start to arrange production.
The tooling allows for both the Diagram ‘O’ type and the Diagram ‘R’ type Steam Railmotors to be produced in five versions, as listed below. The diagram O type most obvious differences from the diagram ‘R’ are the larger boiler room windows, double leaf passenger doors and ‘Fishbelly’ rather than ‘Equalising’ bogies.
Click on the image below for a brief video to show the valve gear in action:
To see all current info on the Railmotors, please click here:
K2301 GWR Steam Railmotor 93 GWR Crimson Lake as preserved £169.99 K2302 GWR Steam Railmotor number 97 GWR Chocolate and Cream £169.99 K2303 GWR Steam Railmotor 63 GWR Brown £169.99 K2304 GWR Steam Railmotor 85 GWR Crimson Lake £169.99 K2305 GWR Steam Railmotor 61 GWR Chocolate and Cream £169.99 See their dedicated page here.
SR Tail Lamps and Brake Van Lamps
Following the arrival of our lovely Exclusive ex LSWR/SR Road Van models, this Skrifa post takes a look at the requirement for tail/side lamps on brake vans etc. to denote the rear of the train. Read all about it here!