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Kentside. A Model railway based in South West Cumberland

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A 4mm finescale model railway by Karl Crowther

Kentside is a compact, portable exhibition layout built to 4mm = 1ft. scale (1:76) It depicts life at an imaginary station somewhere near the Kent estuary in South West Cumberland. The period modelled is the transition era (mid 1960s) between steam and diesel power. The layout was featured in June 1998 Model Railway Journal magasine.

Kentside is a superb example of understated modelling.
Passenger services are now undertaken by the new fangled diesel multiple unit (dmu).
Track components are by C&L
The station is typically deserted.
All the trackwork is handbuilt and the layout has operating signals.
Ribble motor services provide an important local link.
The Staion building is based on a former Furness Railway prototype.
A Fowler Class 4F 0-6-0 with a short freight.
The period road vehicles and hand painted backscene contribute to a wonderful steam filled atmosphere.
Track maintenance gang hard at work.
Coal wagons and ventilated vans wait in the goods yard.

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