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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4485 on: January 15, 2018, 11:33:43 pm »
 :hellosign: Thanks for the continuing story Chris, but you do leave us waiting for more
    regards Derek.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4486 on: January 16, 2018, 07:49:58 am »
The fog is beginning to clear!
I hope that, when the fog eventually clears, it won't reveal the Cybermen!
« Last Edit: January 16, 2018, 09:10:22 am by Innovationgame »
With kind regards
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4487 on: January 16, 2018, 11:32:06 am »
Thank you, Derek and Laurence.

The story is moving forward as fast as I can think it out, do the research, then write it down! No, Cybermen are involved. Daleks are quite enough (along with all the other characters).

Alas, Laurence, it looks like we will have to wait even longer. I received the following news from Hattons, this morning:

"Graham Farish 372-331 Standard Class 3MT Tank 2-6-2 82020 in BR plain green with late crest 97.71

Our latest information from the supplier suggests this item will arrive with us between March 2018 & April 2018

Whilst we are hopeful this information is accurate, manufacturer lead times are frequently prone to be delayed."

82020, when it is available, will go to Wickness for DCC-fitting, then Gideon (I hope) to be renumbered as Exmouth Junction's 82040. So, if 82040 arrives, at Cant Cove, early Summer, I'll be very happy. In any case, the Standard Class 3MT Tanks were rare in North Cornwall, usually being used on the Bude line. (And I already have one of my favourite looking locos.: Graham Farish by Bachmann N - 372-326 2-6-2T, 82005 BR Lined Green Late Crest. It's been DCC-fitted but has still to be renumbered as Exmouth Junction's 82030 or 82042 (I have yet to decide, both were only there from 6/64 to 5/65). The Penmayne branch of the CLPG keeps it in immaculate condition.)
« Last Edit: January 16, 2018, 01:26:07 pm by Chris in Prague, Reason: Updated »

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4488 on: January 16, 2018, 01:16:10 pm »
my own news from Hattons was:

Graham Farish 374-950A BR MK2A FK First Corridor Blue & Grey

This is to notify you that the above item that you have on order has had its price revised by the manufacturer.

Hopefully it is getting closer to being released & my E-G push pull can be completed :)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4489 on: January 18, 2018, 08:49:45 pm »
Cant Cove's official photographer, (John Prynne, Chief Accountant of the "Castle Estates"), has had his prints back from the developers.

The first set of pictures show one of the 2 local BRC&W Co. Type 3's D6571 on a special train bringing guests to Cant Cove for Trevelver Castle. The first three vehicles are an LNER design 12-Ton Ventilated Fruit Van in BR Bauxite (Late) prominently marked "FRUIT", the van actually carrying much-needed supplies, including plenty of "Tullibardine" single-malt whisky, prompting many witticisms about 'Fruit of the Barley', followed by two Gresley design coaches: an SK E12006E and a Buffet E9039E, which had travelled all the way from Perthshire followed by two BR SR BR Standard FKs: S13003 and S13086 and a BR Standard BCK, S21263, which had worked from Waterloo and had the Scottish portion added en route.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/3sa13osbqx25ygl/20180118_161039.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2l742ssj4flmcgk/20180118_161123.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/iqz5cwes6ikj0e3/20180118_161139.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/radeldjp5upettb/20180118_161006.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jv2v6lusu5q1n2i/20180118_160957.jpg?dl=0

The "FRUIT" van:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/nh0oq5dt77q5qbi/RLY%20-%20MODEL%20-%20Farish%20377-986%2012-Ton%20Eastern%20Ventilated%20Fruit%20Van%2C%20BR%20Bauxite%20%28Late%29.jpg?dl=0
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4490 on: January 18, 2018, 08:56:12 pm »
The next train to be photographed was a special conveying guests from Trepol Bay headed by CLPG Preserved 34066 "Spitfire" with two vans (LNER and SR design) carrying much-needed food and drink for Trevelver Castle followed by two BR SR BR standard coaches: a CK and a BCK with a Conflat tail load of two insulated containers of fresh fish.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/70w31f4n36rgdt6/20180118_162710.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/gg9shkewh00vk79/20180118_162639.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/b86qvslk1plne73/20180118_162645.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/g0adx0w5m6xopzs/20180118_162723.jpg?dl=0

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4491 on: January 18, 2018, 08:56:51 pm »
Thank you for those pictures.
The Class 33s always fascinated me rugged, willing workhorses.
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: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4492 on: January 18, 2018, 09:03:49 pm »
Thanks, Martin, I agree. I still like my older Class 33, too.

I'm still getting used to the camera on my smartphone. The lighting was poor, no sunshine, just ceiling lights and side lamps.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4493 on: January 18, 2018, 09:13:13 pm »
The third special train was headed by D6326 which had worked the two Gresley coaches all the way to Bristol from Perthshire but had to be taken off the train to be refilled with diesel. It later continued with an enthusiasts' special formed of three WR BR Standard coaches (CK, SK and BSK) still in Crimson & Cream livery which started from Bristol and called at Withy Junction to collect passengers from there and Durscombe.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5lickhtee0gqy93/20180118_164058.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/j2c83ylyptdkbiw/20180118_164026.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/focwpy5fe0osrhf/20180118_164012.jpg?dl=0

The train picked up a tail load of a "Palethorpes" sausages van at Bristol then an Italian FS Continental Ferry Van full of Mediterranean fruit, at Wadebridge, brought up from West Porthsea via Truro.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/9ev3gl17txxrqff/20180118_163950.jpg?dl=0
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4494 on: January 18, 2018, 09:23:48 pm »
The fourth 'special' train to be photographed was a rather extravagantly powered local passenger train from Truro via Port Perran to Wadebridge specially extended to Penmayne with a BR Standard 4MT 2-6-4T, 80130, (on loan to the area), hauling just two WR BR Crimson BR Standard suburban non-corridor coaches (CK and BSK) with a tail load of empties being returned to the "Castle Brewery" picked up at Wadebridge formed of an ancient LMS van. (All brewery vans in their PO liveries were in use, in December, so whatever van could be found to bring back empty casks had to be used).

https://www.dropbox.com/s/g6cpwx987m3rtva/20180118_165057.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wieykdatbkcy2cq/20180118_165044.jpg?dl=0

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4495 on: January 18, 2018, 09:25:16 pm »
Thank you for those pictures.
The Class 33s always fascinated me rugged, willing workhorses.

Thank you for the interesting photographs, Chris.

I agree, Martin.  BR(S) was ahead of the other regions in getting rid of steam-heated stock.  No doubt it was much easier as it had so many EMU-worked services.  Doing without the often-troublesome boiler and getting two additional cylinders in the engine appear to me to be double plusses.  Sadly, I rarely saw them in 'proper' BR service but I saw lots of their little sisters!

Looking back, it's interesting that, although 'Type 3' was an afterthought, the locomotives were successful.

Best wishes.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4496 on: January 18, 2018, 11:17:55 pm »
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign: Thanks Chris, really excellent photos & yes the "33" is on my soon to be added list
     regards Derek.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4497 on: January 19, 2018, 08:44:54 am »
Just picked up on the additional photos.
Looking good. It is just possible that a local enthusiast further West has captured a couple of those trains en-route.
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: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4498 on: January 19, 2018, 05:46:05 pm »
It was indeed fortunate that a local photographer was on hand to capture the special workings at Trepol Bay.
First we see 34066 Spitfire with the special train conveying guests for Trevelver Castle  Just about to depart Trepol Bay heading first for Wadebridge.
In the background we see 80130 with the two coach train from Truro to Penmayne (via Port Perran, Trepol Bay and Wadebridge). Ttwo coach train has been reversed into the bay platform at Trepol Bay to allow 34066 to proceed ahead of it :

Our photographer was able to get a photo of 34066 and its train leaving Trepol Bay :

And finally 80130 follows on 20 mins later with its two coach train:


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: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4499 on: January 19, 2018, 06:18:57 pm »
Many thanks for the 'through' train photos., Martin. Very nice. I'll be posting a December goods train, next.

 

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