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Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« on: May 15, 2017, 09:12:04 pm »
I've decided to start a new thread as my two layouts are now joined properly and it makes sense , I think, to have a single thread.
Based loosely on the North Cornish coast between Truro via Perranporth and Wadebridge (as many of you will know already). Port Perran is essentially a forner Great Western station whilst Trepol Bay is the Western outpost of the old LSWR beyond Wadebridge. The railway between Wadebridge and Truro  (in my period 59-64 loosely) enjoys joint operation by SR and WR.
I have spent the last 4 days reinstating the two layouts (after having to be stored away to accommodate visitors) and taking the opportunity to relay some of the track and rationalise my fiddle yard ( which was too big and unweildy).
Anyway.........nearly everything is back up and running with just a few bits to complete tomorrow evening.
Hopefully, I'll be able to post some re-opening photos late tomorrow.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2017, 08:56:20 pm »
So.....the first photos of Port Perran and Trepol Bay now that they are both back up and running

First we have a Standard 5 running into Trepol Bay with a train for Wadebridge. A West Country  pacific waits to follow with a later train.

Next a single unit approaches Port Perran with a local for Truro. A prarie waits on the station avoiding line with milk empties returning to North Cornwall whilst a pannier is waiting to leave the branch with a china clay train.

Finally , a 64xx pannier leaves Port Perran with a train formed of an ex GW B set headed towards Trepol Bay. It must be a nice day as people are relaxing on the shingle beach !
« Last Edit: May 16, 2017, 09:00:35 pm by port perran »
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
My Layouts -
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2017, 09:41:37 pm »
A good idea combining them both. I got confused as to which was which. Something to do with age I've been told. :worried:
You know you're getting older when your mind makes commitments your body can't meet.

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2017, 06:26:21 am »
Thank you for a lovely set of pictures.  I think you have done really well to get it all back up together again and looking so good.
With kind regards
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2017, 08:10:56 am »
This morning I solved a small problem.
Since reassembling the layouts, I was wondering why certain locomotives were catching the edge of the girder bridge over Penwinnick Creek.
Obvious! I'd replaced the bridge the wrong way around. A trick situation to remedy but it's done now and all is working as it should.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2017, 08:37:27 am »
Well spotted!  And well executed.
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Laurence

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2017, 07:31:57 am »
Good to see everything back up and running Martin. Great pictures thank you.

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2017, 12:36:29 pm »
Good to see everything back up and running Martin. Great pictures thank you.

Seconded! Excellent to see that everything is running as it should, Martin. The WR water crane in picture two needs some urgent attention though as it has a noticeable lean. North Cornwall is enjoying some very nice sunny weather. If it continues, Cant Cove's official photographer hopes to take some pictures, soon. Looking forward to seeing some more photos. from your corner of North Cornwall, in due course.
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2017, 06:52:32 pm »
Hi Martin,

Glad you've combined the two layouts as a thread.

Lovely pics and, as always, looking forward to more.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2017, 10:59:07 pm »
 :greatpicturessign: Hello , thanks for the pictures Martin, nice to see up & running again
       regards Derek.

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2017, 07:05:11 am »
Isn't that a BR Standard 4MT 2-6-4T rather than a prairie waiting on the station avoiding line with milk empties returning to North Cornwall?

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2017, 07:22:44 am »
Isn't that a BR Standard 4MT 2-6-4T rather than a prairie waiting on the station avoiding line with milk empties returning to North Cornwall?
It certainly looks like it to me!
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2017, 08:29:06 am »
Apologies. It certainly is a Standard 4.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2017, 12:25:00 pm »
Great photos Martin and great to see the layouts combined

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2017, 08:51:50 pm »
Rumours are rife  amongst linesiders in North and West Cornwall that the local 14XX tank which has been a resident of Truro shed for many years working local passenger turns at off peak times (when a single autocoach suffices) is heading off to Swindon works for a heavy general overhaul and thence on to pastures new.
it is strongly rumoured that the black liveried 14XX will be replaced by a similar machine fresh from overhaul and a full repaint into green livery.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
My Layouts -
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