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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #735 on: January 25, 2018, 11:45:30 am »
Powderham Castle has been in Cornwall over the last few weeks, mainly hauling special trains.
She is die to leave the area roday and is seen heading a short enthusiast special through Port Perran on its way to Truro and on to Plymouth.


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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #736 on: January 25, 2018, 12:23:18 pm »
Many thanks, Martin, for another excellent photo. "Powderham Castle" has proved a very popular as well as highly unusual visitor away from the WR mainline to the West. However, No. 4080 is wanted back at Cardiff East Dock (88L), having moved in August (1962) from Cardiff Canton (88A).

Local and visiting enthusiasts have been promised that further "Castles", not all double-chimneyed like No. 4080 (and 7004 "Eastnor Castle"), will appear in the area. No. 7004 (Worcester, 85A) is the first scheduled to be preserved by the GWS (Bodmin) after withdrawal, now scheduled for 1964, and will be used for steam specials to / from Paddington before and after 1964.

WR Green locos. always look especially good with WR Chocolate & Cream coaches, as here. Fortunately, Lord Trevelver has got special permission from BR WR HQ for BR WR in Cornwall to maintain several rakes in this livery for "named express trains" but, for normal trains, BR WR Standard Lined Maroon stock now (1962) has to be used.
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« Reply #737 on: January 25, 2018, 01:10:26 pm »
A lovely photograph, thank you.  I wish I was on that train!

Your work on the safety valve bonnet makes a big difference to the look of the locomotive.  I'm not sure that the double chimney did anything for the appearance of the 'Castles' but, by all accounts, it certainly tuned up their performance, particularly with poorer quality coal.

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« Reply #738 on: January 25, 2018, 08:32:03 pm »
This is quite a weird sensation for me. My two layouts photographed in a mirror. Itís the only real way to get everything in the same photograph. But, of course, itís all back to front so looks unreal to me :


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« Reply #739 on: January 25, 2018, 08:40:17 pm »
Iíve been running some trains this evening and it seems to be ex GW prarie tanks to the fore at Port Perran.
Two of the smaller 45xx series with a larger 51xx tank in the centre


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« Reply #740 on: January 25, 2018, 08:56:01 pm »
Great to see both layouts in all their (reversed) glory. Loving the 4575s. Your running session reminds me although I have a 45xx I do need to add a 4575 to the stable.  :D

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #741 on: January 25, 2018, 08:58:10 pm »



Is that better?
You know you're getting older when your mind makes commitments your body can't meet.

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« Reply #742 on: January 25, 2018, 09:01:40 pm »



Is that better?

Brilliant.....didnít know that was possible  :beers:
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« Reply #743 on: January 25, 2018, 09:07:27 pm »
Thank you, Martin (and Brian) for these fascinating photographs.

It is interesting to see how it all fits into the space.

With best wishes.

John
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #744 on: January 25, 2018, 09:59:45 pm »
Thank you, also, Martin. It's very interesting to see the two layouts together, even if a mirror image. I'm afraid I'd be always banging my head on the sloping ceiling!

If I get some sunshine, tomorrow, I'll reproduce the three "Prairies" with their trains. Thanks for another excellent photo.

JohnN, I may have a spare, duplicate Dapol 4575 in BR Lined Green Late Crest livery, please, send me a Personal Message, if interested. (I have two too many Dapol "Small Prairies" awaiting DCC-fitting. Also, one BR Black Early Crest "Large Prairie".)
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« Reply #745 on: January 25, 2018, 11:06:18 pm »
OK, thanks Chris. I have my eye on a couple of DCC fitted ones but may be in touch depending on how things go.  Many thanks.  :) :thumbsup:

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #746 on: January 25, 2018, 11:24:29 pm »
Nice pics there Martin, most good photo software can reverse the image.  A couple of friends of mine are into photograhy, in a club etc. They had not noticed when you do a selfie with a smart phone its a reverse image. Another thing I would point out is unlike our mutual friend Chris in Prague, you would think I would have no problems with banging my head on the beams, but I do in my loft too.
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« Reply #747 on: January 26, 2018, 09:14:51 am »
I frequently bump my head.
Mrs PP always knows when it has happened by the expletives that result.
And thanks Chris, I hadnít thought about reversing the photo and I hadnít thought about selfies being reversed. Obvious now I think about it!
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #748 on: January 26, 2018, 09:20:51 am »
Good pics. :thumbsup:

What I like about your layout is that it's manageable, not like my ancient white elephant.
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #749 on: January 26, 2018, 09:24:45 am »
Good pics. :thumbsup:

What I like about your layout is that it's manageable, not like my ancient white elephant.
Thanks George
Yes, it has to be manageable. It all goes under 2 bebds when the room reverts to a bedroom. Itís a bit of a faff taking it down and putting it up again but it does work.
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