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Author Topic: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)  (Read 429274 times)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4545 on: February 08, 2018, 09:09:17 pm »
The salt-laden North Cornish air can have a damaging effect on locomotive paintwork.

Here we see D1038 departing with two other locos

Good photographs, thank you, Chris.

We can blame the D1000's less-than-perfect paintwork on the Laira washing plant!

In contrast we see D1038 Western Sovereign several weeks earlier in almost pristine condition.
She makes a fine sight disturbing  the peace and tranquility of Trepol Bay whilst hurrying through non stop with a Wadebridge to Penzance working.
Photographed from the rooftop of one of the warehouses in the harbour :

https://youtu.be/5FLBqSfrfJE

An excellent short film, Martin.  Many thanks.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4546 on: February 22, 2018, 08:13:12 pm »
Severe winter storms, this January, off the coast of North Cornwall, unusually, brought some Scottish fishing trawlers to take shelter in Penmayne Harbour where they unloaded their catch into some 'Blue Spot' insulated fish vans. (Photos. of the special train are expected, soon. Please, see below.) As the trawlers and their nets needed repairs, a special train of two second-class Gresley design coaches was sent to collect them. The coaches were collected from Wadebridge by one of Bodmin's 4575 2-6-2Ts. Travelling with the coaches was a commendably clean PO van belonging to J.W. Stuart of Musselburgh containing new nets.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4547 on: February 23, 2018, 03:26:41 pm »
Unfortunately for all concerned, Lady Penelope recently was shocked to see a less than clean BR Maroon Full Brake coach was in regular use in the Truro-Port Perran-Trepol Bay-Wadebridge-Penmayne circuit and Paddington has instructed its immediate replacement by an ex-works replacement.

Here we see one of St.Blazey's rare Large Prairies [to be 5198 (83E)] with the aforesaid replacement BG coach plus a less clean empty "Palethorpes Royal Cambrodge" Siphon G sausages bogie van on a Penmayne to Truro working. The Siphon G will be worked via a variety of BR WR trains back to the company's Tipton, West Midlands sausage factory.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/rt9rnd72lqpdmz7/2018-02-23%2012.37.35.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/bh44yikp3qa8lar/2018-02-23%2012.37.46.jpg?dl=0

A close-up of BG W80725:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/vwb1ijpedbqk53q/2018-02-23%2012.39.00.jpg?dl=0

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4548 on: February 23, 2018, 03:33:04 pm »
Cant Cove's official photographer and his charming assistant have been enjoying an unusual spell of Winter sunshine. They managed to catch a very unusual working: a BR Black Late Crest livery 94xx 0-6-0PT [to be 8485 (83E)] working a train of fish vans from Penmayne Harbour to Wadebridge then London. The leading van, unique to the area, will be detached at Wadebridge, along with the pannier tank, and the van's fresh fish unloaded to supply the local fish and chip shops.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/zm8c9q2r11hcpkz/2018-02-23%2012.50.32.jpg?dl=0

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4549 on: February 23, 2018, 04:57:06 pm »
Nice pictures Chris.

Mmmm Friday fish and chips... :drool:

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4550 on: February 23, 2018, 05:10:57 pm »
Very nice pictures of some interesting trains.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4551 on: February 23, 2018, 06:34:12 pm »
I like the fish vans!  Some of those might have reached the west country behind 92006, which sometimes runs as far as Plymouth.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4552 on: February 23, 2018, 06:50:17 pm »
Lovely model Chris. What did you use for the ballast please (apologies if its back in the thread somewhere).
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4553 on: February 23, 2018, 07:43:42 pm »
Large prarie 5198, running to time, with the clean maroon BG and Palethorpes sausage van pass Port Perran en route from Penmayne to Truro :

If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4554 on: February 23, 2018, 08:28:01 pm »
Thank you, Dave, Laurence, and Martin. I do have eight (all differently numbered) of the Dapol Blue Spot Fish Vans, with two more to come, but thought three would be enough plus one old pre-BR one for a special fish train. I also have a few of the Peco Extra-LWB Fish Vans, the product of George Enderby, the shy locally born engineering genius who came up with the original design concept for the Extra-Long Wheelbase goods stock which is proving such a success on the West Country "Fast Freight Network" (the now unknown, outside the SW, predecessor to BR's much later "Speedlink" concept).

Very good to see the same train passing through Port Perran en route from Penmayne to Truro, Martin. A very nice photo.

The ballast is a mixture of Woodland Scenics N Gauge dark brown ballast and Noch fine light brown ballast, plus some fine sieved sand (like talcuum powder brought over from Dorset), mixed to look like the mid-brown Meldon Quarry ballast, Dave. So, it does not look as over-size as other commercial N Gauge ballasts I've seen.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4555 on: February 23, 2018, 09:14:29 pm »
To placate Lady Penelope Trevelver, Paddington has agreed to transfer a spare BR (Hawksworth design) Auto trailer in BR Lined Maroon W228W to North Cornwall to supplement the much older autocoaches in the area which are looking rather 'old and tired'. Tests of W228W with a BR Lined Green 14xx and a BR Lined Green 64xx are due to take place between Port Perran and Penmayne. Local railwaymen are sceptical that the 14xx will be able to cope with the steep gradients in North Cornwall with anything more than a single autocoach and that the 64xx transferred from Plymouth local services following dieselisation will prove a much better choice. In any case, Bodmin has an auto-fitted 4575 No. 5534 (83E) sub-shedded especially for Bodmin-Wadebridge-Penmayne services.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4556 on: February 23, 2018, 09:18:34 pm »
I almost forgot, after the arrival of several overdue parcels and a sorting out of my stock, I have discovered that I have no less than four Lima Siphon Gs in "Palethorpes" Royal Cambridge livery, three boxed. As I only need one or two, please, PM me if you'd like one of the two spare boxed ones.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4557 on: February 23, 2018, 09:34:42 pm »
 Yes please to one Palethorps :thumbsup:
You know you're getting older when your mind makes commitments your body can't meet.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4558 on: February 23, 2018, 09:37:03 pm »
Yes, please, to one Palethorps :thumbsup:

No, problem, Brian. I was going to ask whether you had one as I wasn't sure. I'll add it to the parcel.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4559 on: February 25, 2018, 08:08:46 pm »
Cant Cove's official photographer discovered that he had not had a film from last year, developed and printed, of trains departing for Withy Junction and Durscombe. First, a train of goods vehicles in the Headland Brewery (Port Perran)  Black with gold triangle livery, the gold flash representing the brewery's new summer ale - Summer Lightning; and the dark green livery Messrs Prisk & Jones (Fruit & Vegetable Wholesalers), Trepol Bay, with a BR Steel coal wagon with a load for Wadebridge, the empty wagon then continuing for Withy Junction on a later train.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/tpipnykewo54j88/2018-02-24%2011.09.22.jpg?dl=0

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