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Author Topic: Port Perran/Trepol Bay  (Read 23678 times)

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #780 on: February 08, 2018, 10:50:59 pm »
 :hellosign: Excellent photo Martin, D1038 does indeed look splendid
      regards Derek.

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #781 on: February 09, 2018, 07:35:46 am »
Very smart  :thankyousign:

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #782 on: February 09, 2018, 03:09:08 pm »
Hi Martin, an interesting train for you to model: "the 3-coach Truro/Newquay [/Wadebridge] set, a B Set + [Collett] corridor coach provided so that the guard could collect the fares of passengers boarding at the unstaffed halts".

An excuse to run your 94xx to / from Port Perran? "the 84XX 0-6-0's were very common on passenger trains on the Falmouth branch, The two that I remember well were 8421 and 9434."
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #783 on: February 09, 2018, 08:33:09 pm »
Hi Martin, an interesting train for you to model: "the 3-coach Truro/Newquay [/Wadebridge] set, a B Set + [Collett] corridor coach provided so that the guard could collect the fares of passengers boarding at the unstaffed halts".
An excuse to run your 94xx to / from Port Perran? "the 84XX 0-6-0's were very common on passenger trains on the Falmouth branch, The two that I remember well were 8421 and 9434."

Something like this ?
A 94xx arriving at a busy Port Perran with the 11.25 Truro to Newquay (formed of a WR ‘B’ Set and corridor coach). Hopefully there are no “fare dodgers” aboard!
The prarie tank standing at platform 2 will later work the 11.50 mixed train to Wadebridge.

It seems that the carriage cleaners have been rather lazy judging by the state of first carriage:

It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
My Layouts -
Port Perran:- Trepol Bay:-

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #784 on: February 10, 2018, 12:02:02 pm »
Thank you, Martin, for another excellent set of photos.

I guess the train would draw up with the corridor coach alongside the halt platforms. The original writer does not mention the season, but I would expect the three coach sets he remembers were only seen during the Summer season and special occasions. Pictures of trains on the Newquay line show two-coach trains of ex-GWR coaches in BR Crimson and BR Lined Maroon, some corridor, some not. Some Collett design (or earlier compartment stock), some Hawksworth, but no BR Standard coaches, as single-unit diesel railcars, often working in pairs, replaced the ex-GWR rolling stock in the early 1960s.

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #785 on: February 11, 2018, 08:17:21 pm »
Thank you, Martin, for another excellent set of photos.

I guess the train would draw up with the corridor coach alongside the halt platforms. The original writer does not mention the season, but I would expect the three coach sets he remembers were only seen during the Summer season and special occasions. Pictures of trains on the Newquay line show two-coach trains of ex-GWR coaches in BR Crimson and BR Lined Maroon, some corridor, some not. Some Collett design (or earlier compartment stock), some Hawksworth, but no BR Standard coaches, as single-unit diesel railcars, often working in pairs, replaced the ex-GWR rolling stock in the early 1960s.
I was thinking about that.
If it’s a very short platform how would the poor folk in the non corridor stock alight?
Unless the train draws forward one carriage at a time. In which case some cheeky so and so would jump aboard thus avoiding the ticket collector in the corridor coach.
Anyway, it makes for an interesting train!
« Last Edit: February 11, 2018, 08:18:24 pm by port perran »
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #786 on: February 11, 2018, 09:32:49 pm »
Thank you, Martin, for another excellent set of photos.

I guess the train would draw up with the corridor coach alongside the halt platforms. The original writer does not mention the season, but I would expect the three coach sets he remembers were only seen during the Summer season and special occasions. Pictures of trains on the Newquay line show two-coach trains of ex-GWR coaches in BR Crimson and BR Lined Maroon, some corridor, some not. Some Collett design (or earlier compartment stock), some Hawksworth, but no BR Standard coaches, as single-unit diesel railcars, often working in pairs, replaced the ex-GWR rolling stock in the early 1960s.
I was thinking about that.
If it’s a very short platform how would the poor folk in the non corridor stock alight?
Unless the train draws forward one carriage at a time. In which case some cheeky so and so would jump aboard thus avoiding the ticket collector in the corridor coach.
Anyway, it makes for an interesting train!

I should expect that passengers for 'Xyz' would be told to travel in the first coach.  Still happens on the K&WVR at Damems.  If not the first coach, it needs really good work by the enginemen to stop at the correct place.  To help with this, the Dartmouth Steam Railway has some very clever markers at Greenway for trains in the Up direction, as it is a short platform with a tunnel beyond.  I think that they would avoid drawing forward one carriage at a time as it's very time consuming.

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #787 on: February 12, 2018, 12:00:40 pm »
I should expect that passengers for 'Xyz' would be told to travel in the first coach.  Still happens on the K&WVR at Damems.  If not the first coach, it needs really good work by the enginemen to stop at the correct place.  To help with this, the Dartmouth Steam Railway has some very clever markers at Greenway for trains in the Up direction, as it is a short platform with a tunnel beyond.  I think that they would avoid drawing forward one carriage at a time as it's very time consuming.

Best wishes.

John

This applies on the South Devon Railway at Staverton.  Passengers alighting need to alight from the front two coaches of a Totnes bound train and the rear two coaches of a Buckfastleigh bound train due to the short platform.  Mind you the SDR trains are normally formed of gangwayed stock.  There are also plenty of locations on the National network where long trains call at stations with short platforms.

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #788 on: February 13, 2018, 08:23:41 pm »
A few unusual and awkward to take shots of Port Perran from the rear.
First, the bewery yard with a pannier and brakevan passing on the Port Perran station avoiding line. The main line is to the right of the loco shed and signal box:

Just a little further along the line and we see a prarie tank at the head of a local goods about to cross the level crossing. The pannier is waiting to gain access to the freight line having come off the Penwinnick branch with a loaded clay train..
Trelawney’s garage to the front with the sawmills and woodyard behind:

Finally, a view from above the timber yard. The main line to Trepol Bay is in the background running under the footbridge. Beyond that are the dunes of Perran Beach.


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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #789 on: February 13, 2018, 09:41:24 pm »
Cracking shots Martin. It's great to see Port Perran from different angles. Looks like I'm seeing the layout for the first time again.  :)

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #790 on: February 13, 2018, 09:43:57 pm »
Cracking shots Martin. It's great to see Port Perran from different angles. Looks like I'm seeing the layout for the first time again.  :)

 :beers:

Seconded! They are both such excellent layouts full of interesting details. Many thanks for these photos., Martin, which must have been difficult to take.

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #791 on: February 13, 2018, 10:57:10 pm »
Thirded :thumbsup:
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #792 on: February 13, 2018, 11:10:02 pm »
Forth'ed, very nice shots Martin.
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #793 on: February 14, 2018, 07:05:40 am »
Fifthed (is that a thing) nice shots as always. I love how much you can get in the space available wit  gauge
Not sure its supposed to do that

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #794 on: February 14, 2018, 08:01:17 am »
Sixthed (try saying that after a few West Country ales).

Lovely pics Martin. Great stuff. Forever an inspiration.

Cheers weave  :beers:

 

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