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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 :)
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!:
This little beauty lives in a cabin at the bottom of Mr Roe's garden!:
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:
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".
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!:
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!:
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!:
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!:
I am feeling similar as Mr Boffy and missing things like the rush hour of the train station!:
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!
A selection of photos, from Mr York, of his brilliant layout modelled on Uckfield Station in the early 60's:
A pair of ACE's from Mr Calverley!:
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...:
We have had another delivery of this popular model, showcased by Mr Gower! The Hornby Merchant Navy 'East Asiatic Company' looking splendid:
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!:
This fantastic layout by Mr Savin is named 'West Hill'. See more of his wonderful layout by clicking here!:
"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!:
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!:
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!:
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!:
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:
37521 waits to head North at Rannoch with a pair of silver bullets for Corpach
62005 heading North with the empty coaching stock for the Jacobite
37521 heading south with the empty tanks from Fort William
Class 41 No D602 hauling the down 'Cornish Riviera' approaching Ashprington Road
Class 41 No D602 hauling the down 'Cornish Riviera' waiting to depart Ashprington Road
Class 41 No D602 hauling the down 'Cornish Riviera' leaving Ashprington Road
Class 41 No D602 hauling the up 'Cornish Riviera' leaving Ashprington Road
Photographed Mr Wildman on behalf of Mr Turner
Short of local milk for the production of their clotted cream, two famous Cornish dairies have dispatched tankers to collect milk from Hemyock.
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.
Four of Mr Warren's hobbies captured in one photo - railway modelling/caravanning/South West Dairies and Morris Dancing!
A busy morning in the Creamery yard.
Mr Potter with his friend Steve
Mr Hayes & Mr Lenz
Mr Willetts & Mr Hemming
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