ex LSWR Gate Stock from Kernow Model Centre released for tooling

As many of the regular reader to his blog will know I have been assisting the Kernow Model Centre with the research and development of a number of the their Southern Railway related commissions.

I am pleased to advise that  after several iterations of the CADS have been processed that Kernow Model Centre  have today signed these off to allow tooling to commence.  It should also be noted that they are pleased to confirm that the final set (K1004) will be produced with the modified bodyside sheeting, continuing their commitment to produce models as accurately as possible and incorporating the many individual unique features of each individual vehicle.

Initially four version of the Gate Stock will be available.  I also should point out that to produce these four versions accurately it actually requires three different sets of tooling, see if you can spot the differences! (click on images to enlarge)

K1001 Set number 374 in SR Lined Maunsell Green livery

K1002 Set number 373 in SR unlined Malachite Green livery

K1003 Set number 363 in BR Crimson livery

K1004 Set number 373 in BR (SR) Green livery

Each twin pack will contain the Driving Brake Composite (which was downgraded to Driving Brake Third during 1939) and Third coach and will be priced at £99.99.  This price is valid for pre-orders only and will rise once the models arrive into stock.

Kernow Model Rail Centre Managing Director Chris Trerise said “It has been a frustrating couple of years where not much has happened.  The changes we made last year to work directly with the factory in conjunction with Dave Jones of DJ Models have meant every single outstanding project has come on in leaps and bounds!

Further information is available at Kernow Model Cente dedicated web page