DIY lay­out SOS: Can you help build Jor­dan’s lay­out?

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Sh­effield grand­dad Ke­van Adams is seek­ing help to build a 16ft by 8ft ‘Thomas the Tank En­gine’ lay­out for his ter­mi­nally ill grand­son Jor­dan Reid. Jor­dan suf­fers from a rare form of can­cer, and Ke­van wants to build the lit­tle boy his dream lay­out. The lay­out, based on Bren­dam Docks and Knap­ford sta­tion from the ‘Thomas’ books will be used as a fundraiser for Sh­effield Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal, and Ke­van wants to have it ready for next year’s Model Rail Scot­land in Fe­bru­ary 2018. He doesn’t want cash dona­tions, but is look­ing for dona­tions from com­pa­nies and in­di­vid­u­als of ma­te­ri­als and suit­able ‘OO’ equip­ment for the docks and freight yard, and of­fers of help with the con­struc­tion of the lay­out. He also needs to hear from any­one in the Sh­effield area who has some work­shop space to spare in which the lay­out can be built. If you can help in any way, please con­tact Ke­van di­rect on 07586 483218. Ke­van has also asked Model Rail read­ers to come up with a name for the lay­out. We’re de­lighted to of­fer a £250 worth of good­ies from the Model Rail cup­board as a prize for the win­ner, who will be cho­sen by Ke­van and Jor­dan.

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