Kelly Bray as a project is quite mature. In fact it's over 15 years old! It is inspired by the former branch line to Callington, but as that is a large station area and I only have a small area for the model, it is very much a pastiche. The name? Well the station at Callington was actually built in the small hamlet of Kelly Bray, about a mile north of Callington. Originally the terminus of the 3'6" gauge East Cornwall Mineral Railway, at the turn of the 20th century the Plymouth, Devonport and South Western Junction Railway proposed to convert the ECMR to standard gauge and also build a new light railway from the converted ECMR at Calstock, over the River Tamar to its station at Bere Alston. The engineer was Colonel Holman Stephens. Needless to say it was built cheaply! I have been modelling in 7mm scale since 1988. The first 10 years were spent building stock. A home was then found and the layout sort of 'grew'. I will be honest and say that it was never properly planned and the decision to model the Callington branch came after some of the track was built and laid. For this first post, I have located some photos from 2014 and 2015 to show the extent of the layout and the buildings. The eagle eyed will notice that in the last view, the station building is just a card mock-up! Next time, I will post photos of some of the stock.