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Are you particularly proud of your layout handiwork?! We would love to see your layout and even showcase it here for all to see and admire! If your photo happens to include a KMRC Exclusive - well we won't be complaining! Please send photos into sales@kernowmodelrailcentre.com and pop in the subject line 'FAO Hayley Newsletter'.

Keep an eye out on new layouts appearing weekly! Please note that it is me, Hayley, so don't expect any 'professional' opinions :)

Mr Howell has kept himself busy with another diorama! His latest diorama is called 'Welford Halt' (he is a Leicester Tigers supporter!). He wonders if he should have added the sponsors name like Welford Road, Mattioli Woods Welford Halt? It is based in East Anglia, hence the Heljan W&M Railbus; he has all 3!:

 
Howell


Mr Blackburn's Hyn Haddon line:

 
Blackburn
Blackburn

This is Mr Mumford's latest diorama, in passenger and goods modes. In his words, "The platform on the passenger train is Peco, as are the buildings. The passenger station is named Hamwich, this was inspired by a road sign in Kent pointing to the town of Sandwich and also the village or maybe hamlet of Ham.":

 Mumford


This is Mr Woodward's shed layout, in the transition period of late 50’s early 60’s. The shed and coaling stage are scratch built based on Midland Railway practice. The layout is in his bedroom, in between purpose built wardrobes! Very impressive!:


Woodward
Woodward
Woodward


This little beauty lives in a cabin at the bottom of Mr Roe's garden!:
 


Roe


Mr Warren is very pleased with his recent delivery of his new Hornby Ruston & Hornsby 48DS Shunter in Express Dairy livery. Here it is shunting the yard of a country creamery preparing a rake of dairy produce wagons in readiness for their dispatch to London:
 


Warren
Warren


Mr Saunders has shared photos of his work-in-progress OO gauge loft layout - Liskwithiel Road. What he says about his wonderful layout: "The station layout is based on Par, and the name draws element from Liskeard, Lostwithiel and Bodmin Road. This is very much a Cornish layout and based around the china clay industry. As well as the station, there are some sidings with china clay dries, Pencubitt Dries, named after the Pencubitt House Hotel in Liskeard".


Saunders
Saunders

Mr Moon sent in this snapshop of his Bachmann crane dealing with a damaged Lima Warship Diesel. The model had suffered catastrophic damage on the parcels shelf of a car during a house move 30 years ago! In the background is a heavily repainted Hornby Dublo ‘Denbigh Castle’ and coaches, now over 60 years old and still going strong. Thank you for sharing!:

Moon

Mr Kennedy subscribes to an American magazine 'Narrow and Short Line Gazette'. A few years ago there was an article with plans about a mine building that once existed in Colorado. Mr Kennedy decided to build an HO model in Evergreen Styrene, Grandt Line doors and windows, corrugated aluminium, and smoke stacks from various sizes of brass tubing. Now all that was left was to name his masterpiece! He mentioned that there were Cornish miners in Colorado (as everywhere else), so he decided that his version would have an expatriate Cornishman as its owner - hence its name! Bloody 'ansome!:

Kennedy Building

Mr Nye sent in a lovely bunch of photos of his Branch line, based loosely on the Fowey Branch. This is part of a larger layout still under construction, based in Cornwall. Here are a selection of photos to show off his amazing work!

Nye Layout
Nye Layout


This detailed layout, by Mr Pestell, is his N gauge railway approximately 47 inches x 47 inches in an L shape. Look like a very accessible, and impressive, layout!


Pestell Layout

I am feeling similar as Mr Boffy and missing things like the rush hour of the train station!: 

Boffy Layout

This little diorama was put together this week by Mr Howell. In his words it features 'the wonderful Metcalfe kit of the Crofters Cottage and Barn. It fits quite nicely next to my railway board, as you will notice Michael Portillo is still making railway programmes in the background on the main board. The animals in the fields are Faller & Preiser, with flowers and other plants from Gaugemaster.' It looks proper!

Howell Layout

A selection of photos, from Mr York, of his brilliant layout modelled on Uckfield Station in the early 60's:

York Layout


A pair of ACE's from Mr Calverley!:

Calverley Layout

This amazing layout is by Mr Sheppard in Adelaide, South Australia! Spot the KMRC Beattie...! A little did you know from Mr Sheppard. Did you know... the wombat has square poo! Ha! I love this! Ouch indeed...:

Sheppard Layout

We have had another delivery of this popular model, showcased by Mr Gower! The Hornby Merchant Navy 'East Asiatic Company' looking splendid:

Gower Layout

This OO gauge layout, by Mr Trethewey, is based on Pangbourne in the Thames Valley. This is his second layout based on this location and smaller than the first. It shows the 4 track mainline, the A329 and the Thames. Thank you for sharing it with us!:

Trethewey Layout


This fantastic layout by Mr Savin is named 'West Hill'. See more of his wonderful layout by clicking here!
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Savin Layout

"The DMU parcels arrive at Penlyn and the prototype DELTIC has broken down so is getting a lift back to works!" Thank you for sending in your photos Mr Mytton!:

Mytton Layout

Mytton Layout
The other end... of Mr Howell's layout! He says - 'The locos on shed are both Bachmann, the G2A and Midland 3F. Being brought up in Cheshire both types were familiar to me. The G2As were known to us as Coffee Pots. The sheep outside the pub is a nod to the North Yorkshire village of Goathland. I used to park there when visiting the NYMR from my time of living in North Lincolnshire before I moved to Kent, a lovely drive from the Humber Bridge through the Yorkshire Wolds. The pub is the Cross Keys, looking at the names on the Metcalfe kit I used that one as I used to drink in a pub of that name!' Good enough reason to me!
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Howell Layout


This layout is presented by... Mr Griffin! The information about the layout was all in the subject line so, unfortunately, there wasn't much visible but I think the photos show off your layout, and the Warship, superbly!
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Griffin Layout

I love a happy accident! Mr Bottomley has shared this photo - it is of his N scale railway preserved section. An old loco shed was being removed to put in a newer replacement when he noticed that the resultant temporary mess actually looked like a demolition site - a perfect photo opportunity while it is being modified! He temporarily added the car and figures for a great photo space!:

Bottomly Layout


A lovely man, called Mr Lenz, has been kept busy by building two more layouts! Both the new layouts are OO9 narrow gauge. One of them is built on a coffee table in his lounge and is called 'Penvenen' (the name courtesy of Poldark!). The other is based on the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway and features the stations of Woody Bay, Caffyn’s Halt and Lynton & Lynmouth. The latter layout is almost complete, merely requiring the signals and station building at Lynton to be completed:

Lenz Layout
Lenz Layout

Mr Cox

Cox Layout


Mr Mytton


Mytton Layout

Mr Gower

Gower Layout


Mr Lowery

Lowery Layout
Lowery Layout

Mr Allin

Allin Layout

Mr Grant

Grant Layout

Mr Boffy

Boffy Layout

Mr Read

Read Layout
Read Layout

Mr Coote

Coote Layout

Coote Layout
Mr Wall

Wall Layout

Mr Krill

Krill Layout
Krill Layout

Mr Mathieson

Mathieson Layout
Mathieson Layout

Mr Young

Young Layout

Young Layout

Young Layout

Mr Turner


Turner Layout
Turner Layout

Mr Howell

Howell Layout

Mr Calverley

Calverley Layout
Mr Maltby


Maltby Layout

Maltby Layout
Maltby Layout

Mr Au


Au Layout
Au Layout

Rather than a layout this week we have a lovely little helpful hint! Mr Murphy had a lightbulb moment on making spouting, or guttering as we know it in the UK, for OO gauge models! He makes a lot of the buildings for his club's layout (Greater Waikato Railway Modellers based in Cambridge, New Zealand - where 35 members mainly model OO in their version of southwest England, with the current layout almost all scratch built), and this has been a detail he has found almost impossible to achieve. Well not anymore!


Murphy Layout
Guidance for spouting/guttering - wording by Mr Murphy:
Making spouting for OO scale buildings has eluded me for years but I think I have cracked it in a most simple way. And it is free - or at least highly subsidised by the household budget - the humble cereal packet! Ignore the contents, we only want the box.

I use the folded corners of cereal packets as tabs to support the internal corners of my buildings - they come pre-folded. I noticed that the fold is 'rolled' to form quite a neat, rounded ridge of about 1mm (3" in 4mm scale). I spread the fold flat and trimmed along one side of the roll and then about 5mm along the other side. I tucked the 5mm side up under the eaves of a building so that the roll-edge sat about slightly proud and 'voila' - spouting!

The glossy surface of the cereal packet needs to be scuffed (wet & dry paper) to hold the acrylic paint. Although this side will never be seen again, black adds a 'shadow' effect under the eaves. The 'raw' side and roll can be painted to match the building. Once the paint is dry, glue the 'raw' side, tuck it up under the eaves, adjust the protruding roll so that it sits slightly proud of the eaves, clip in place until the glue sets, remove clips, and admire.

Commercial downpipes or florist's wire complete the job.

Graham, from Suffolk, is back with more images of his fantastic OO gauge Gosport Road and Stokes Bay layout. In his words...
"The theme is a summer Saturday, circa 1959, when strange things happened... 


Graham Layout

Graham Layout

Mr Ball

Ball Layout

Graham

Graham Layout
Graham Layout
Graham Layout

Mr Young

Young Layout

Mr Ryders 

Ryder Layout

Mr Howell 

Howell Layout

Mr Boffy

Boffy Layout

Boffy Layout

Mr Bracking

Bracking Layout

Mr Gower

Gower Layout

Mr Boffy

Boffy Layout
Boffy Layout

Mr Grainger

Grainger Layout
Grainger Layout

Mr Hunt

Hunt Layout

Hunt Layout

Hunt Layout
Mr Mepham

Mepham Layout
Mepham Layout

Mr Gunstone

Gunstone Layout
Mr Willcocks


Willcocks Layout
Willcocks Layout

Mr Jones

Jones Layout
Jones Layout
Mr Hastings

Hastings Layout
Hastings Layout

Mr Burgess

Burgess Layout

Mr Sinden

Sinden Layout

Sinden Layout
Mr Dear

Dear Layout
Mr Ruming

Ruming Layout

Mr Calverley

Calverley Layout

Mr Davis

Davis Layout

Davis Layout

Mr Faulkner


Faulkner Layout

Faulkner Layout
Mr Squirrell

Squirrell Layout
Squirrell Layout
Squirrell Layout

Mr Thompson

Thompson Layout

Mr Darragh

Darragh Layout
37521 waits to head North at Rannoch with a pair of silver bullets for Corpach

Darragh Layout
Rannoch Station

Darragh Layout
62005 heading North with the empty coaching stock for the Jacobite

Darragh Layout
37521 heading south with the empty tanks from Fort William

Mr Hull

Hull Layout
Hull Layout
Hull Layout

Mr Clayton

Clayton Layout

Mr Calverley

Calverley Layout

Mr Hall

Hall Layout
Hall Layout
Hall Layout

Mr Dixon

Dixon Layout
Dixon Layout
Dixon Layout
Dixon Layout

Mr Plowman

Plowman Layout
Class 41 No D602 hauling the down 'Cornish Riviera' approaching Ashprington Road

Plowman Layout

Class 41 No D602 hauling the down 'Cornish Riviera' waiting to depart Ashprington Road

Plowman Layout

Class 41 No D602 hauling the down 'Cornish Riviera' leaving Ashprington Road

Plowman Layout

Plowman Layout

Class 41 No D602 hauling the up 'Cornish Riviera' leaving Ashprington Road

Mr Mytton

Mytton Layout
 Mytton Layout

Mytton Layout
Mytton Layout

Mr Easter

Easter Layout Easter Layout

Easter Layout

Mr Roberts

Roberts Layout
Roberts Layout
Roberts Layout
Roberts Layout

Mr Lynn

Lynn Layout
Lynn Layout
Lynn Layout
Lynn Layout
Lynn Layout

Mr Faulkner

Fulkner Layout
Fulkner Layout

Fulkner Layout

Mr Vickers

Vickers Layout
Vickers Layout

Vickers Layout
Mr Barden


Barden Layout
Mr Ludlow

Ludlow Layout
Ludlow Layout
Ludlow Layout

Mr Taylor

Taylor Layout
Taylor Layout

Mr Hampton

Hampton Layout
Hampton Layout

Hampton Layout
Mr Trevaskus

Trevaskus Layout
Trevaskus Layout

Mr Rich

Rich Layout
Rich Layout
Rich Layout
Rich Layout

Rich Layout

Mr Haigh

Haigh Layout
Haigh Layout

Mr Stone

Stone Layout
Stone Layout
Stone Layout

Mr Lynn

Lynn Layout

Mr Jackson

Jackson Layout

James & Alex Morgan

Morgan Layout
Morgan Layout

Mr Hale

Hale Layout

Mr Goyvaerts

Goyvaerts Layout

Mr Steele

Steele Layout

Mr Potter

Potter Layout
Potter Layout

Photographed Mr Wildman on behalf of Mr Turner

Turner Layout

Mr Harris

Harris Layout

Mr Bagaley

Bagaley Layout

Mr Clarke 

Clarke Layout

Mr Warren 

Warren Layout

Short of local milk for the production of their clotted cream, two famous Cornish dairies have dispatched tankers to collect milk from Hemyock.

Warren Layout

Arriving at Hemyock with a load of dairy produce for distribution under the United Dairies banner, another famous Cornish dairy's vent van is followed by a GWR Toad, branded "Hayle RU". It has just passed the PW Gang fully equipped with it's Holman/Compair compressor.

Warren Layout

Four of Mr Warren's hobbies captured in one photo - railway modelling/caravanning/South West Dairies and Morris Dancing! 

Warren Layout

A busy morning in the Creamery yard.

Mr Siden

Sinden Layout
Sinden Layout

Mr Spooner

Angus Layout
Angus Layout

 Mr Jones


Jones Layout
Jones Layout
Jones Layout

Mr Nall


Nall Layout
Nall Layout
Nall Layout
Mr Lynn

Lynn Layout

Mr Gunstone

Gunstone Layout
Gunstone Layout
Mr Hill

Hill Layout
Hill Layout

Mr Davis

Davis Layout
Davis Layout

Kevin and Robin

Pinnock Layout
Pinnock Layout

Mr Potter with his friend Steve

Potter Layout
Potter Layout

Mr Cole

Cole Layout
Cole Layout

 Syd

Syd

Mr Ruming

Ruming Layout
Ruming Layout

Mr Evans

Evans Layout

Mr Carter

Carter Layout

Mr Calverley

Calverley Layout

Mr Palmer

Palmer Layout


Mr Evans

Evans Layout
Mr Hayes & Mr Lenz

Hayes Layout Mike Lenz Layout

 Mr Willetts & Mr Hemming

George Willetts Layout Hemming Layout

 
 
 
 
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