The Kernow Model Rail Centre ex LSWR/SR Beattie class 0298 well tank was first produced back in 2011. Incredibly for a class that since the 1930's had only three members, with a restrictive sphere of operation, albeit into the late 1960s, on the Bodmin and Wenford branch, the model has been extremely popular resulting in … Continue reading Bespoke footplate crew by MODELU for the KMRC Beattie Well Tank
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In a way this post follows on from my previous ramblings in my 'armchair' series such as "Armchair R-T-R Designers" and "Armchair R-T-R tooling and manufacturing Logistics" and even my comment piece on "The process in producing an R-T-R Models". Questions were recently raised on a popular model railway forum why certain Ready-To-Run (R-T-R) models … Continue reading From the armchair, pre-grouping models and R-T-R, is back dating that simple?
Kernow Model Centre has today announced the following: Following many requests we have decided to produce two more versions of our award-winning Beattie Well Tank models. We will be using the same upgraded coreless motor that will be incorporated into our Adams O2 models and the economies of scale from this mean we can keep … Continue reading Kernow models announce further batch of Beattie Well tanks
The Kernow Model Centre have today made the following announcement about their exclusive models and commissions and I post it below in full. In our determination to provide high-quality detailed models we are constantly reviewing progress of our projects. Sometimes this can reveal that changes need to be made, most of which are invisible to … Continue reading Kernow Model Centre exclusive models update
Well the annual event that is the Warley National Model Railway show at the NEC has now been and gone and by all accounts it appears that it was a good year for the show. I certainly thought that this year there was a good selection of layouts, attendance was apparently up by 8% and … Continue reading Warley updates from a Southern Perspective
The Kernow Model Centre have today announced: We have commissioned Dapol to produce on our behalf the LSWR (SR) Beattie Well Tank 2-4-0WT in 7mm Scale 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 … Continue reading Kernow Model Centre – Beattie Well Tank goes large
I am extremely pleased to advise that the '00' gauge Beattie Well Tank commissioned by the Kernow Model Centre and manufactured by Dapol has come first place within the 4mm Steam locomotive category in the Annual Model of Year award 2011. The annual poll is organised jointly between RMweb, Model Rail Magazine and Model Railways Express online magazine and … Continue reading Kernow / Dapol – Beattie Well Tank Wins Model of the Year Award
Although this happened a week or so ago now on Saturday 25th February, and already quite widely reported, I thought I would for the record, post a few links to the interesting night time working of ex LSWR Beattie Well Tank 30587 doing some tests on the London Underground Circle / Hammersmith and City Line between Lillie … Continue reading A Beattie Well Tank goes ‘UnderGround’
Following on from the success of the first four versions of the Beattie Well Tank, Kernow Model Rail Centre has today announced the release of 3314 in Bulleid 'Sunshine' livery. 3314 carried this livery between November 1942 and November 1949 when she was renumbered 30585 and gained British Railways early emblem livery. The Kernow Model … Continue reading Kernow announce new Bulleid liveried Beattie Well Tank