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2 minutes ago, Andrew P said:

When I move back down to Amp Sher in a few weeks, I hope to meet both yourself, Rick and many other Suveners at Shows.

 

Not if they see you first............

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1 minute ago, NHY 581 said:

 

Not if they see you first............

There speaks a man of experience.:P

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2 hours ago, Andrew P said:

When I move back down to Amp Sher in a few weeks, I hope to meet both yourself, Rick and many other Suveners at Shows.

 

I may be demonstrating weathering again at the Twickenham & District MRC show in July though that is the only one in the diary other than Hayle in May which isn't too close to Amp Sher ;)  

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3 minutes ago, Gwiwer said:

 

I may be demonstrating weathering again at the Twickenham & District MRC show in July though that is the only one in the diary other than Hayle in May which isn't too close to Amp Sher ;)  

I'll have to watch out for that Rick, and stick it in my diary.

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Penhale really should have appeared in a mag. The pictures may not have been as good as the professionals but the layout was very inspiring 

 

Will you be coming to the SWAG meet at Staplegrove Rick? I suspect it will be too close to moving for Andy  I am hoping to see him at Rail-Ex Taunton in Oct.

 

Don

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I was fortunate to see it in the flesh before Rick went back to the UK & one of my mates thought it was DCC at first - so well it ran.

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16 hours ago, Donw said:

Penhale really should have appeared in a mag. The pictures may not have been as good as the professionals but the layout was very inspiring 

 

Will you be coming to the SWAG meet at Staplegrove Rick? I suspect it will be too close to moving for Andy  I am hoping to see him at Rail-Ex Taunton in Oct.

 

Don

 

IT is always gratifying to know that something I have created has gone on to inspire others.  I certainly intend to be at Staplegrove but nothing is definite at this stage.

 

14 hours ago, Sol said:

I was fortunate to see it in the flesh before Rick went back to the UK & one of my mates thought it was DCC at first - so well it ran.

 

Sol - I remember it well and perhaps we might mention that our mutual friend knows his way around DCC and the electronics which go with it.  It must have been fully an hour into the running before I was approached slightly quizzically with the enquiry "You're not DCC, are you? ......... "   I could run four trains independently with two main lines and two branches and with both main line trains able to disappear into the fiddle yard and be replaced at the other end by something else emerging from a tunnel mouth.  By deft use of the main line loop platform I could add a fifth train. When it ran well it probably looked really slick though it required a high degree of concentration.

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great layout. Congratulations for your work. 

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Thank you.  

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Nice to see the photos on the KMRC website Rick.

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14 hours ago, St Enodoc said:

Nice to see the photos on the KMRC website Rick.

Indeed it was thank you.  And Hayley's little comment that went with it made it all the more pleasing.  I'm afraid that may be as close as the layout ever gets to publication in any form unless I resurrect the idea of a self-published book which was started a number of years ago but not proceeded with.   It could still be done.  

 

Penhayle Bay still has over 12,000 Facebook followers though many will by now have just not "un-followed" since there is no new material being posted there.   I still receive occasional feedback and questions through that page.  

 

It would seem that, now three years since it closed and around fifteen since the concept first moved on from a circle of track on the dining table, that my little project has made quite a significant impact around the modelling world.  Which is very humbling, really.

 

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I'd like to add my name to the many that found Penhayle Bay such an inspiring layout.  Thanks for creating it Rick.

Steve.

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Penhayle Bay has resurfaced for a couple of days.  

 

The Hayle Model Railway Club, with Duchy Railroaders, was to have held their May Exhibition across this weekend in Cornwall.  Owing to present restrictions on public gatherings this has had to be cancelled but the club has put together a Virtual Exhibition.  

 

While this is not a professional production - it has been done by several members and others often with little or no experience of such things - it does include a number of layouts which might otherwise have been exhibited.  It also includes a 15-minute video of me demonstrating some basic weathering techniques which I was invited to do at the exhibition.  On the back of that the Club has accepted the Penhayle Bay video for inclusion as well.

 

The link to the full program is here.  As this is a playlist it is possible to pick and choose which to view without needing to sit through everything.  The Penhayle Bay video is not new of course.  But it has been welcomed by a club in whose area the layout was set.  It included some recognisable references to the town of Hayle and the name itself was derived from that town's name prefixed with Pen- (the Cornish for headland) and suffixed with Bay.  

 

Here it is to enjoy again.  My contributions are items 7 and 31 on the playlist.

 

 

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