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I am happy to let everyone know that Penhayle Bay is featured in the Downloadable (free) magazine Rail Modeller Australia. It is a great story, I must thank Rick for taking the time to put the article together for us. There are other issues that can be downloaded that contain a good cross section of modelling here in Australia.http://www.railmodelleraustralia.com


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Thanks Robyn, Penhale Bay is one of those layouts that was a 'must read' Topic for me. Even though in Physical form it no longer exists, It lives on, here Within YMRC hopefully inspiring others. The photos Rick took of the layout always gave me the impression of a Railway running through the landscape, rather than a layout with scenery
Well done with the magazine and heres hoping it goes from strength to strength in the future

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Many thanks to Robyn and to Trevor (xdford) for helping to get this into print. It is very much appreciated.



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I am one of the fortunate ones from YMR to have seen it in the flesh when I went with Max from South Aust to see it & met up with Marty from Western Aust and had Nev on line from Queensland.

Now to read about it again.



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The photos Rick took of the layout always gave me the impression of a Railway running through the landscape, rather than a layout with scenery

Thank you Matt.  I am always very much aware of the railway having been the last major arrival into our land (give or take some road-building) and so it should sit in the landscape and show its scars rather than having scenery as an afterthought.  






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I am one of the fortunate ones from YMR to have seen it in the flesh

Not just from YMR but from anywhere. Over the years probably fewer than 100 people ever saw the layout in person, other than for family and friends who were unconnected with the hobby and who gave it a glance in passing.

For a couple of years we hosted the local gardening club. While some of them asked about it none really saw more than the farm scene which was near the tool shed. In fairness they were mostly older women and unlikely to have had any interest in it.



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I am more than happy to have been able to publish your layout, Rick, it is a good read and an impressive bit of modelling. I am sure some ex pats in the USA will be impressed as well, the magazine now has quite a global reach. Trevor has done a great job liaising with you on this project and Vivien's assistance proof reading deserves a lot of gratitude. If you publish your book, Rick, I would gladly buy a copy.All the best.
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I am also in the privileged group who have seen the layout, and it is nice to revisit it.
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That is brilliant to see! Penhayle has always been a big inspiration and a regular place to visit for reference!
I first came across Penhayle on facebook amazingly while staying in a caravan at Penhale on the Lizard peninsular, only then to realise that it was over in Australia! At that time I had not started on my own. If Penhayle was in the UK I'm sure it would have featured in print on many occasions. Well done Rick.



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Penhale on the Lizard peninsular

There's another Penhale (at least one more, that is) between Perranporth and Holywell Bay.  The former army training camp in the sand dunes goes by that name.  The hill near Boscastle known as Penally is derived from the same root.  The late Craig Weatherhill, expert on Cornish names and places, cites all as meaning "end (or "head") of marshes".  


There is, curiously, no "Penhayle" other than mine.  The name in this case would mean "Estuary head" or "headland". The small river and large rocky outcrop above it made that accurate.  


Thank you for the comments.  All very much appreciated.  



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Gwiwer wrote: Penhale on the Lizard peninsular

There's another Penhale (at least one more, that is) between Perranporth and Holywell Bay. 

I've stayed near there too at Perren Sands, watching all the helicopters run in and drop troops off. 




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