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45 minutes ago, PhilJ W said:

Will the underframe be available as a separate item? The reason I am asking is that I have a Smallbrook resin Metropolitan road van body and I need an accurate underframe.

 

There are no current plans to do so, the production run underway as I type is for complete vans only.

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On 15/01/2021 at 08:49, Kernow MRC said:

We are please to advise that the much-anticipated ex LSWR / SR Diagram 1541 10T Road Van has been approved for production. This follows the careful review and approval of the Engineering Prototypes received last year and the decorated samples of all ten of the versions being produced that we received last week.

 

An update on progress, quoting the KERNOW MODEL RAIL CENTRE NEWSLETTER (dated April, 30th): -

 

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Production is nearing completion and the first available shipping is booked! We hope to have them in stock for fulfilment of orders at the beginning of July 2021.

 

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7 years...I looked at my Kernow order history and my order was cancelled in 2014. 

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As can be seen on page one of this thread, it was first announced by the (then) would-be producer on 19 September of that year.

 

I placed a pre-order that day, which still stands; I wonder if mine is the earliest one that does....

 

John

 

 

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Looking forward to its arrival, is something of an understatement. Though the original order for BR grey has morphed into post-‘36 SR, it will still be much needed on Beaminster Road. When first ordered, the wagon roster was but a couple of rtr SR vans, now it boasts various bits of exotica.

 

Very pleased.

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On 02/05/2021 at 06:12, Dunsignalling said:

As can be seen on page one of this thread, it was first announced by the (then) would-be producer on 19 September of that year.

 

I placed a pre-order that day, which still stands; I wonder if mine is the earliest one that does....

 

John

 

 


My order was placed the following day so you’re definitely ahead of me :)

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Nice shade of brown dont ya think... :)

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Is that a sly dig @Graham_Muz lol.

 

I am torn now, when these were announced I was happily playing with ex LSWR SR & GW tank engines and I was really looking forward to these coming out.

 

Then I got a small case of the blues finding myself modelling N gauge blue diesels, my SR & GW stock boxed for the future (??).

 

Should I buy one of these, to go with the two ex SECR Rails vans delivered just after I had boxed up all my OO, emotions say yes, practicalities says no and the wife would seriously question what I am doing buying more trains

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1 minute ago, woodenhead said:

Is that a sly dig @Graham_Muz lol.

 

I am torn now, when these were announced I was happily playing with ex LSWR SR & GW tank engines and I was really looking forward to these coming out.

 

Then I got a small case of the blues finding myself modelling N gauge blue diesels, my SR & GW stock boxed for the future (??).

 

Should I buy one of these, to go with the two ex SECR Rails vans delivered just after I had boxed up all my OO, emotions say yes, practicalities says no and the wife would seriously question what I am doing buying more trains

 

I spent a lot of time going back to original paint specs for the the LSWR and SR to ensure I could stand by the colour! :)

 

As to whether you should buy one, that's simple, of course you should... buy before Sunday evening and you can demonstrate to any questioners that you have saved money :) 

 

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Just now, The Stationmaster said:

Do I need one to go with my totally out of context Well Tank I wonder?

 

I am surprised you even need to ask...

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1 hour ago, Graham_Muz said:

As to whether you should buy one, that's simple, of course you should... buy before Sunday evening and you can demonstrate to any questioners that you have saved money

And you can call it an investment as its value is bound to go up. ;)

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2 hours ago, Graham_Muz said:

 

I spent a lot of time going back to original paint specs for the the LSWR and SR to ensure I could stand by the colour! :)

 

As to whether you should buy one, that's simple, of course you should... buy before Sunday evening and you can demonstrate to any questioners that you have saved money :) 

 

They look very nice and the timely warning is much appreciated. My order is in – £15 is not to be sniffed at.

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I have now organised payment for my two pre-ordered vans. I still have my almost-finished Smallbrook Studio resin D1541 van on the workbench, now awaiting fitting of handrails and final LSWR lettering and numbering. I wonder if my Kernow models will arrive before I finish that. :scratchhead: 

One thing I do know is that these new models will surpass the finish on my kit-built ones - I completed an 18T D. 1542 road van some time back also from Smallbrook, but have two variations on the D. 1545/1549 vans to get beyond the painting stages, so I'm only behind the 8-ball with the D1541 van ... so far! Who knows what Kernow will do next. :jester:

On the subject of colour, for my LSWR vans, I have used Humbrol gloss Service Brown #10, which is not an exact match but pretty close once satin or matt varnished. Still much closer than the shade Hornby chose for their LSWR van, I think. The Kernow models seem set to put my efforts in the shade and look very nice indeed in the photos.

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LSWR Road Vans Progress - 2 by Jeffrey Lynn, on Flickr
 

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Our friends at Hornby Magazine have made this excellent video about our soon to arrive LSWR/SR Road Vans (the ship is on the high seas) see here https://www.keymodelworld.com/article/kernow-oo-gauge-lswr-road-vans

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See here for more information on the variations available and to order https://www.kernowmodelrailcentre.com/pg-148-LSWR-Road-Van

 

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