A fantastic model of our railway has recently been completed and will be touring the country this year.
The 009 Gauge model has been built by modeller Richard Holder, who has been a frequent visitor over the last few years whilst measuring buildings and taking photographs to help build the model. The resulting layout captures the atmosphere of the railway fully, including lots of extra details – such as Lulu the Austin 7 (the regular commuting vehicle for our guard Bob) parked outside the museum. The working locomotives themselves are a marvel of miniature engineering, as they are no longer than a small matchbox and all hand built from parts by Richard.
A seventeen minute video of the railway can be seen above. However, if you would like to see the model in person, we are pleased to announce that it will be visiting us in August for several days – dates and details will follow nearer the time once confirmed.
Further details of the model, and other locations you can see it exhibited, can be found at www.richardholder.org.uk/launceston.htm