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Kernow Model Rail Centre announces 7mm Beattie Well Tank, china clay 5-plank and Helston Gas PO wagons at Warley


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KMRC have commissioned Dapol to produce on our behalf the LSWR (SR) Beattie Well Tank 2-4-0WT in O gauge. Associated for many years with the Wenfordbridge branch while based at Wadebridge these models were commissioned in response to customer demand for the model to be produced in the senior scale following the award-winning model produced in OO gauge last year. This model was initially designed using the very accurate ‘Laser’ scanning technology with the original scan taking place at the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre in 2009. With the research already completed this model is off to a flying start and KMRC hope the O gauge model will be released around the end of 2013 or early 2014. The tooling for this model will be owned by Kernow Model Rail Centre.

 

The price of the Well Tank in O Gauge will be £299.99. You can save a massive £100 by paying a deposit of £100.00 immediately and the remaining £99.99 will be charged when the models are ready to be sent, making the total just £199.99. Paying this deposit does not commit you to buy and you are free at any time to cancel your order and receive a refund of this deposit in full. There are a limited number of this launch offer available and it may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice.

 

If you would prefer not to pay a deposit you can still place a pre-order without paying anything until the model arrives. If you chose this option you will still save £50 as the price will be reduced to £249.99. This offer will be withdrawn as soon as we receive the model after which all new purchases will be at the full £299.99.

 

These models will be sent post free to UK addresses.

 

KMRC will be producing two models:

 

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K7051 Dapol Well Tank number 30587 in BR Black with early emblem

 

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K7052 Dapol Well Tank number 30587 in BR Black with late crest

 

In addition we are pleased to announce that we have commissioned Dapol to produce two exclusive wagon models.

 

The China Clay 5 Plank Open Wagon will be produced with four alternative running numbers and a weathered finish. This will be a newly tooled model with the tooling exclusive to Kernow Model Rail Centre. The price will be £59.99 and we expect the models to arrive towards the end of 2013. These models will be sent post free to UK addresses.

 

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K7001 Dapol 5 Plank Clay Wagon BR weathered

 

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K7002 Dapol 5 Plank Clay Wagon BR weathered

 

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K7003 Dapol 5 Plank Clay Wagon BR weathered

 

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K7004 Dapol 5 Plank Clay Wagon BR weathered

 

KMRC have also commissioned Dapol to produce the 7 Plank Open Wagon number 30 in Helston Gas Company livery. The Helston Gas Company operated a fleet of 5 wagons, numbered 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 to give the impression of a much larger fleet!

 

KMRC expect this model to arrive in the 1st Quarter of 2013 and the price will be £49.99. This model will be sent post free to UK addresses.

 

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K7071 Dapol 7 Plank Open Wagon number 30 - Helston Gas Co

 

KMRC have set up a dedicated web page to our exclusive O Gauge models - http://www.kernowmodelrailcentre.com/page/70/beattie

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This is a brilliant announcement by Kernow by all accounts and one I'm sure will be a success. The BWT is a good choice too.

 

Out of interest are the proposed china clay wagons in the photographs correct for the 1950's/1960's period? Or would older designs more appropriate?

 

Cheers,

 

Mark

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Ive popped a order in for the clay hoods. I was tempted by the well tank, but a steam loco with no steam just isnt right for me.

I must say though top marks to KMRC !!!!

 

 

Great Western.

It is no worse than a diesel with no diesel.

 

Off topic, back in the 1930s, Model Engineer published a design, by Curly Lawrence (LBSC), for an 0 gauge diesel outline loco using a pot boiler and a geared, single cylinder steam engine. I've always thought it would be fun to do the same with an electric outline loco.

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This is a brilliant announcement by Kernow by all accounts and one I'm sure will be a success. The BWT is a good choice too.

 

Out of interest are the proposed china clay wagons in the photographs correct for the 1950's/1960's period? Or would older designs more appropriate?

 

Cheers,

 

Mark

Correct for period but perhaps restored when the workaday versions would have been quite heavily "weathered"

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Correct for period but perhaps restored when the workaday versions would have been quite heavily "weathered"

 

Thanks for the reply Gwiwer. I thought they were but my photos I have of BWTs around the Wenford area appear to show what I think are older GWR designs. Nice colour shot on back cover of John Vaughan's Illustrated History of West Country China Clay Trains which shows 30585 on a rake of what look like the type of clay wagon Kernow are to produce.

 

Agree totally about the condition these wagons would have been in-well weathered!

 

Cheers,

 

Mark

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Are they only doing one number because of the detail differences? Still one of these and a Dapol Terrier are going to be common on O gauge layouts soon I think ;)

 

Hi Paul

 

Yes Kernow are only doing 30587 as the additional cost involved in adding the slides in the tolling to enable 30585 to also be done would be cost prohibitive on what is potential already a high risk project, although from the feedback I have heard so far this is likely to be popular move in the O Gauge market by them.

 

I can see a number of 7mm china clay shunting plank type inglenooks appearing that could also be easily moved forwards a decade or so by swapping the Well tank for a Dapol 08, I know I am tempted....

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This is a brilliant announcement by Kernow by all accounts and one I'm sure will be a success. The BWT is a good choice too.

 

Out of interest are the proposed china clay wagons in the photographs correct for the 1950's/1960's period? Or would older designs more appropriate?

 

Cheers,

 

Mark

 

The photograph is a BR wagon introduced in 1954. The first three batches were originally unfitted, all later were vacuum braked. http://paulbartlett.zenfolio.com/brclayhood

 

Paul Bartlett

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Arn't I glad that that point kit I bought off Mr Morton was a GWR pattern, and so Fourgig East is set in GWR land :)

 

Now, what about that sound chip .....

 

Make sure to put the joggles in the rails if your doing GWR turnouts :locomotive: .

 

Martyn.

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Make sure to put the joggles in the rails if your doing GWR turnouts :locomotive: .

 

Martyn.

 

well, the point kits I bought do have joggles, the ones I built from scratch however are modern replacements in my version of preserved railway history, so just have sets ;)

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