Kernow Model Rail Centre Steam Railmotor update

30 June 2021
The retailer issues photographs of pre-production models of its GWR steam railmotor for OO gauge, under assembly at its factory.

The first images of the 'impressions' from Kernow Model Rail Centre's new tooling for the GWR Steam Railmotor in OO gauge have emerged. The retailer's initial Engineering Prototypes have been assembled and are said to arrive with it for review and testing, shortly.KMRC Railmotor

Having completed the CAD for tooling in October of last year, the retailer is producing models of both diagram 'O' and diagram 'R' types offering modellers greater variety on their layouts. The Diagram 'O' and 'R' types differ where the size of boiler room windows, double-leaf passenger doors and bogie types are concerned. Read more here.

The assembled EPs and first impressions of some of the plastic parts can be seen below:

KMRC Railmotor

KMRC Railmotor

In addition, the style of the motor bogie with it die-cast vertical boiler, designed to conceal the motor has been photographed, too...

Kernow MRC Railmotor boiler

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Prior to assembly, as with every RTR model, the Steam Railmotor was little more than a sprue of plastic parts. Fit and finish of these will be checked by KMRC, shortly...

Kernow MRC Railmotor plastic sprue

The prototype was laser-scanned at Didcot for a more-accurate rendition of the body shapes and details. The model is expected to have working directional oil lamps and interior light, and is said to be DCC-ready with a 21-pin decoder socket. Five versions are to be released.

For more information on the models, pricing and availability, visit the Kernow Model Rail Centre website.


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