Carrick Road

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Builder: Neil Sul­li­van Is­sues it ap­peared in: MR12 Oc­to­ber 1999, MR43 May 2002, MR91 May 2006, MR163 De­cem­ber 2011 Cho­sen by: Chris Trerise, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, Kernow Model Rail Cen­tre

My most mem­o­rable lay­out would be Neil Sul­li­van’s ‘Carrick Road’ be­cause ev­ery el­e­ment spoke di­rectly to me. It was Cor­nish, it was a branch line, it had a har­bour, blue diesels, ‘bub­ble­cars’, clay dries and clay ‘hoods’. The North Cornwall line has al­ways held a fas­ci­na­tion for me and this lay­out just oozed the feel­ing of the area. Around the time it ap­peared in Model Rail, I was work­ing in Lon­don and had no idea I would later open a model rail­way busi­ness. When I did, one of the first peo­ple through my door was Neil Sul­li­van, and the great friend­ship we have shared ever since has its roots in those Model Rail ar­ti­cles. I re­mem­ber one of his quotes from the ar­ti­cle “I don’t think I have enough years left to do all the mod­el­ling I want to do”. I un­der­stood that all too well – and I was only 30 back then!

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