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Customer Layouts

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 Mytton has sent in these photos of our Warship on his superb layout! He has it at 'Sommercourt Junction' and in the countryside working the Cornish Riviera Express. Mr Mytton also has it assisting a later Warship! He mentioned that his wife, when younger, had her house backing on to the railway in Penponds, so would have seen these Warships in her childhood. We are glad to hear you got your hands on one!

Mytton Layout
Mytton Layout

Mr Gower has sent in a photo of his Intercity Swallow HST Buffered power cars on his layout 'Fox Hill Junction'. Very impressive layout I must say! We featured Mr Gower's Stephenson's Rocket previously and I can spot it looking lovely in the background:

Gower Layout


Here are three photos of Mr Lowery's N gauge layout, that he calls Dwarfdale (as you can imagine the Leprechauns living there) all the way from Japan! This is only 1/3 of his layout as he plans to build an OO gauge (with lots of our engines and an HO American one). He has adapted Japanese buildngs, scratch built castle ruins, has various figures and a Kato sound box for all the 'chuffs'! Plus - he has painted some of his back scenes - no end to your talents! Mr Lowery plans to complete it all in 3 years - you have got this!

Lowery Layout
Lowery Layout
Lowery Layout

Thank you for showing us your D601 on your layout Mr Allin - she's a right beauty!:

Allin Layout
Allin Layout

If this doesn't put a smile on your face... well! It seems there is a keen Model Railway enthusiast, with a large bushy tail, in Mr Grant's neighbourhood! This OO gauge outdoor layout (which Mr Grant mentioned has never been fully completed!) rests quietly during the dark months of the year but has this little visitor:

Grant Layout

It's CHRISTMAS... on Mr Boffy's layout :) I love this! What a cheery sight!:

Boffy Layout

Here are a few shots of Mr Read's fantastic layout 'Bridport Junction'. He says it is set on a fictional route (proposed but never built) from Dorchester to Exeter. He has the ballast left to do but he has been putting that off for several years - you can do it Mr Read!:

Read Layout
Read Layout
Read Layout

This splendid micro layout is 'Morfa Town', a fictitious town in mid Wales built by Mr Coote. What a harddwch!:

Coote Layout

Coote Layout
This 6803 Bucklebury Grange stops for water at Mr Wall's Stourbridge Junction layout
:

Wall Layout

Mr Krill has kindly sent in these photos of this wonderful 6ft OO gauge layout 'Astley Bridge'!. It is a joint DRS/GBRf depot somewhere in the East Midlands with a small wagon maintenance facility. It was constructed two years ago by Mr Wright of The Little Layout Company, and many of the locos have been weathered and detailed by Mr Wright himself. What great detail!:

Krill Layout
Krill Layout

Mr Mathieson's ‘Chalford’ layout, a work in progress, is closely based on Chalford in the Golden Valley between Stroud and Kemble. Looking fantastic!:

Mathieson Layout
Mathieson Layout

Mr Young has sent in further photos (including fantastic descriptions) of his brilliant layout. I particulary like seeing our 'Active' looking splendid:

Young Layout
W55020 waits at Trevelyan with the branch service from Polmewan to Truro

Young Layout
“Hymek” D7020 sits in the bay platform at Trevelyan

Young Layout
D600 ACTIVE is seen doing a bit of shunting after arriving with a Truro - Polmewan freight

Young Layout
With "The Chough” in the background, D600 waits to run round its train at Trevelyan

Young Layout
D844 SPARTAN is almost ready to leave with 1B58 17:15 Trevelyan - Bristol Temple Meads

An impressive NSE Dover Priory layout by Mr Turner from Dover! Oh to be on a ferry travelling on holiday abroad... maybe next year?! Or maybe the year after that...! Thank you for showing us your magnificent creation:

Turner Layout
Turner Layout
Turner Layout
Turner Layout

Mr Howell enjoyed a LSWR weekend on his layout! He wrote that the '02 is on push pull, the Beattie Well Tank on clays (what else) and the Adams Radial is on the beer train. The wagons are Lemlys Brewery of Folkestone, Palmers of Bridport, Otter Brewery of Honiton and Vallance Brewery of Sidmouth.' You are making me thirsty! Also note that Michael Portillo is still doing his piece to camera - ha!:

Howell Layout

Mr Calverley sent in a wonderfully detailed image from his layout:

Calverley Layout

I received the most wonderful email from Mr Maltby. He now lives in Southampton but is originally from Falmouth, Cornwall! He told me that his layout is a traditional train set shape and he is trying to fit in as much as possible! It looks lovely and busy I must say! My favourite bit from his email was when he told me that the Hornby King Arthur Class, as seen in one of the photo's below,  was bought for him by his wife (from our Camborne shop!) on the day they got engaged in St Ives as his engagement present! Absolutly brilliant!:


Maltby Layout
Maltby Layout
Maltby Layout
Maltby Layout

Mr Au emailed me and mentioned he was lucky enough to fire 'Calbourne' when it visited Swanage! He loved it so much he started volunteering on the Isle of Wight - brilliant! Here are photos of his KMRC 'Calbourne', which completed his BR set, on his superb layout:


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
Graham's latest re-naming is of a King Arthur class 30799 Sir Ironside to 30804 SIR CADOR OF CORNWALL. It was an Eastleigh 71A loco so suits his theme and, as Graham mentioned, also retained its 6 wheeled tender to the end (Feb 1962).

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
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
Jones Layout
Mr Hastings

Hastings Layout
Hastings Layout

Mr Burgess

Burgess Layout
Burgess Layout

Mr Sinden

Sinden Layout

Sinden Layout
Mr Dear

Dear Layout

Dear Layout
Mr Ruming

Ruming Layout

Mr Calverley

Calverley Layout

Mr Davis

Davis Layout
Davis Layout

Davis Layout

Mr Faulkner

FaulknerLayout
Faulkner Layout

Faulkner Layout
Faulkner Layout

Mr Squirrell

Squirrell Layout
Squirrell Layout
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
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
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
Haigh Layout

Mr Stone

Stone Layout
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
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
Sinden Layout

Mr Spooner

Angus Layout
Angus Layout

 Mr Jones


Jones Layout
Jones Layout
Jones Layout

Mr Nall


Nall Layout
Nall Layout
Nall Layout
Nall Layout
Mr Lynn

Lynn Layout

Mr Gunstone

Gunstone Layout
Gunstone Layout

Gunstone Layout
Mr Hill

Hill Layout
Hill Layout
Hill Layout
Hill Layout
Hill Layout

Mr Davis

Davis Layout

Davis Layout
Davis Layout

Kevin and Robin

Pinnock Layout
Pinnock Layout
Pinnock Layout

Mr Potter with his friend Steve

Potter Layout
Potter Layout
Potter Layout
Potter Layout

Mr Cole

Cole Layout
Cole Layout
Cole Layout

 Syd

Syd
Syd
Syd

Syd Layout
Syd Layout

Mr Ruming

Ruming Layout
Ruming Layout
Ruming Layout

Mr Evans

Evans Layout
 Evans Layout

Mr Carter

Carter Layout

Mr Calverley

Calverley Layout

Mr Palmer

Palmer Layout

Mr Evans

Evans Layout
Evans Layout
Evans Layout
Evans Layout
Mr Hayes

Hayes Layout
Hayes Layout

Mr Lenz

Mike Lenz Layout Mike Lenz Layout
 Mr Willetts

George Willetts Layout

Mr Hemming

Hemming Layout

 
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