The Kernow Kontinuum

Discussion in 'Layout Progress' started by Captain Kernow, 11 June 2010.

  1. Captain Kernow

    Captain Kernow Western Thunderer

    I thought I would just say that I have put 'Engine Wood' up for sale. All details are shown on my thread over on RMWeb - Engine Wood - FOR SALE - Layout topics

    The one thing I will mention specifically here is that I plan to donate all the proceeds from the sale of the layout to charity.

    Many thanks.
  2. Simon

    Simon Flying Squad

    A great thread going on over on RMweb, with lots of very nice pictures. I have commented suitably (I hope) over there:p

    I look forward to future developments and have loaded mineral wagons standing ready….

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  3. Simon

    Simon Flying Squad


    Western Thunder and RMweb co-exist very happily and without being po-faced we would ask that we all please avoid making general, unsubstantiated and/or derogatory comments about RMweb (or anywhere else for that matter) on this forum.

    Believe me, various of us understand that things really can "go wrong" in this context (and when all is said and done who of us are perfect?) but this is a forum for sharing the enjoyment and joy of the hobby and previous hassles are best left behind and forgotten.

  4. Martin Field

    Martin Field Western Thunderer

    What did I say? I can't recall, so it couldn't have been that bad.
    But if that's your attitude I'll leave you to it.
  5. Captain Kernow

    Captain Kernow Western Thunderer

    I read your words just before turning in last night, so I didn't comment, but I would now like to thank you for them, Simon, I was moved and your kind comments mean a great deal.
  6. Simon

    Simon Flying Squad

    You are very welcome Tim, it is a great layout.

    I look forward to a bit of joint 4mm dabbling as we move that signalbox along the valley:p

    Warning, bad photograph alert. Here we are back in 1989 - I think:eek:


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  7. Captain Kernow

    Captain Kernow Western Thunderer

    One of Bath Road's 350 hp diesel shunters lurks outside Callow Lane goods shed:

    CL goods shed_01.jpg
  8. Captain Kernow

    Captain Kernow Western Thunderer

    Glimpsed at the bottom of the embankment, 82045 heads a Bristol TM to Templecombe train between Engine Wood and Midford South Jct:

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  9. Captain Kernow

    Captain Kernow Western Thunderer

    I put 'Engine Wood' up the other day at home for the last time, before the layout is delivered to it's new owner in the near future.

    Having checked that all the points and signals worked OK, I ran a few locos around, to test the various track electrical feeds and isolating sections. Fortunately all was as I left it, the last time the layout was up (which was at a show a few years ago).

    Pannier 7795 was one of my first exhibition locos and has been used on 'Engine Wood' since the very beginning, so I thought it was only fitting that this loco should be the last one to turn a wheel on the layout, under my ownership.

    I also ran my two newest OO locos on it, the Planet diesel and J72 'Jennifer', both of which should, in due course, be used on my new layout 'Bethesda Sidings'.




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  10. Captain Kernow

    Captain Kernow Western Thunderer

    In the meantime, I've just about got the new hobby room sorted out and the workbench in place. My thanks to Paul Marshall-Potter for introducing me to the delights of LED lighting strips, they work a treat!

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  11. Neil

    Neil Western Thunderer

    Hells teeth that's tidy, not quite in the same league as Cookie but an awful lot less chaotic than mine.
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  12. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Way too tidy! Sign of an untidy mind...
  13. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    This makes my workbench look like a scrapheap.....
  14. Steve Cook

    Steve Cook Flying Squad

    Gee wizz CK, how do you work in that mess, far too cluttered :p:))
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  15. john lewsey

    john lewsey Western Thunderer

    Nice layout
  16. Captain Kernow

    Captain Kernow Western Thunderer

    It's a tad more cluttered now, but I still try to keep it clean!

    Currently on it are three almost-completed buffer stops from the Lanarkshire Models range for 'Bethesda Sidings'.
  17. NHY 581

    NHY 581 Western Thunderer

    Oh to have such an alcove in which to further the Sheep Chronicles...............You have got me thinking somewhat.

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