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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4380 on: December 01, 2017, 02:30:29 pm »
Already in the lead up to Christmas 1962, local parcels trains are getting longer and more frequent. Being kept up-to-date by the Wadebrdge Yardmaster, Cant Cove's official photographer and his companion, both warmly dressed, have been out and about.

A "Grange" on loan to Truro, arrives at Cant Cove with a regular Truro-Port Perran-Trepol Bay-Wadebridge-Penmayne parcels working. The "Grange" will be replaced by a CLPG restored Bulleid Light Pacific, 34066 "Spitfire". A "Grange" at Cant Cove is a very unusual sight. Normally, they do not appear beyond Wadebridge because of severe speed restrictions.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/rf6sqcquifamath/20171201_142515.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ghaj8wdwzglzwnq/20171201_142618.jpg?dl=0

The train behind 6803 "Bucklebury Grange" is formed of a SWB sliding door ventilated van, E568011, containing "Tullibardine" Best Scotch Malt Whisky from Perthshire, for the "Castle Brewery" which will be removed by the Drewry station pilot waiting behind the Pacific, plus the usual local parcels rake of a WR Fruit D, GUV W86148, and BG W81266 (which seems to be able to avoid both Penmayne's train washing plant and Lady Penelope Trevelver's displeasure!)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/o7k34j1a4pcdzsv/20171201_142602.jpg?dl=0
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4381 on: December 01, 2017, 07:31:48 pm »
Thanks for those pctures Chris.
The Grange was due to be taken off the train at Port Perran but the N Class Mogul which normally takes the train forward had suffered with a leaking piston gland and was thus temporarlly unavailable.
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 #4382 on: December 01, 2017, 07:45:10 pm »
Nice pictures Chris  :bounce:

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4383 on: December 01, 2017, 08:12:39 pm »
Thanks, Martin and Mike.

Fortunately, Cant Cove's photographer was there to see the "Grange" working much further than usual. It made a very unexpected change from the expected 'N' and the WR loco. crew were glad of the overtime pay with Christmas coming. After a good pub lunch at the "Tramway Inn", they travelled back to Truro 'on the cushions' via the next BR SR passenger train to Wadebridge where they changed for another BR SR one to Trepol Bay then a BR WR one all the way back to Truro. Truro has had to send a relief crew to Cant Cove to collect their loco. and the local enthusiasts wonder which train it will take. The 'grapevine' reckons it will be a fast vacuum-braked goods train to Truro from Penmayne and Wadebridge.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4384 on: December 01, 2017, 10:11:12 pm »
With dieselisation of WR regular services behind schedule and availability figures low, it looks like the operating department is short of locomotives in Cornwall with all the extra seasonal services. A situation which is unlikely to improve for the rest of 1962. Good news for lovers of steam locos. and the GWS who will be able to lend their recently preserved locos. back to BR WR! In contrast, BR SR intend to keep mainline steam running to 1967, at least.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4385 on: December 02, 2017, 12:17:47 pm »
I had a quick break, this morning, to paint some buffers silver on various new items of rolling stock. Whilst doing so, I noticed damage to one buffer of my brand new "Hymek" and Class 22. Perhaps from removing them from their foam enclosure? I will be even more careful in future. I hope I can repair both after the paint has dried in several day's time. Otherwise, replacement metal buffers may have to be fitted. 8-(

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4386 on: December 02, 2017, 12:42:09 pm »
There was some very good pre-Christmas news for the GWS (Bodmin) from BR WR's Swindon Works. Lord Trevelver returned from a visit with photos. of the latest addition to the fleet, alas not due until the New Year, [its chassis, from an old GF Poole Large Prairie, was DCC-fitted by Douglas at Wickness, the loco. and tender lovingly built and detailed by Tony then beautifully painted, lined, shedplate and numberplates plus transfers fitted by Gideon], 43xx No. 6397 of St Blazey (83E from 10/52 to 8/59, making it the last 'Mogul' shedded there). Until it's arrival, the Large Prairies will have to be used for its planned diagrams, mainly working short enthusiast / tourist specials around Cornwall. After withdrawal, No. 6397 was stored at Swindon Works until a Heavy General overhaul and repaint, sponsored by the GWS (Bodmin) and the Association for the Promotion of Cornwall's Railways, could be scheduled.

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The wires will have to be tidied up, the tender coupled more closely to the loco. and two loco. crew (already painted) added, then she'll be ready for service!
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4387 on: December 02, 2017, 12:47:16 pm »
That's a beautiful model.  Is it possible for the worm gear be masked?
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4388 on: December 02, 2017, 01:09:22 pm »
That's a beautiful model.  Is it possible for the worm gear be masked?

I'll have to ask Gideon. Maybe a matt black painted piece of plasticard?

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4389 on: December 02, 2017, 03:02:22 pm »
7004 "Eastnor Castle" has been seen working a special train of BR Crimson & Cream Bulleid coaches through Trepol Bay, today. It is hoped that a local photographer was on hand. [See Martin's thread: Port Perran/Trepol Bay.]

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4390 on: December 02, 2017, 04:48:58 pm »
BR SR parcels services are also increasing in the pre-Christmas period. One of the two BRC&W Co. Type 3s on loan to North Cornwall, D6571, passes through Cant Cove on its way to Penmayne, formed of a BR SR Green PMV from Wadebridge and a matching CCT and BG from Trepol Bay.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4391 on: December 02, 2017, 08:09:16 pm »
Very nice picture.
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 #4392 on: December 03, 2017, 10:34:45 am »
Thanks, Martin. I've been trying to vary the photos. using my Samsung smartphone's camera and to include locos. and rolling stock which I know that we both have for when you're able to take some matching photos., in the future. (After all the film has to be finished then taken to Boots for printing! 8-) )

Some special passenger trains will be next, beginning with an LMR one which started at Sheffield Midland station, formed of an excursion set of BR Lined Maroon Stanier design coaches, which will take the North Cornwall line to Wadebridge for a special connecting service to Trepol Bay, Port Perran and Truro for the Northern enthusiasts before continuing on to Penmayne via Cant Cove where the train's loco. will have to be changed for a smaller, lighter one so that it can safely cross Cant Cove Bridge. As the only onboard catering will be a trolley service, the passengers will welcome the arrival of fresh local supplies of food and drink, at Wadebridge, served by the 'Chelsea Girls'.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4393 on: December 03, 2017, 09:37:49 pm »
 :hellosign: Many thanks Chris for the really  :greatpicturessign: all looking excellent
      regards Derek.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #4394 on: December 07, 2017, 07:50:28 pm »
It being a beautiful sunny weather, at Cant Cove, the official photographer (John Prynne, Chief Accountant of the "Castle Estates") has been up in the air with Craig Avery, the retired Hollywood stunt pilot (notorious for flying very low over the River Camel) to take some photos. of local goods workings whilst the sunshine lasts.

The photographer, first, photographed the regular Monday morning 10.10 goods, booked to be hauled by an SR 'N' 2-6-0, from Penmayne to Yeoford, a10.18, d10.36 Cant Cove, a.10.42 Wadebridge. The train is conveying a "Headland Brewery" van with other goods traffic to be forwarded from Wadebridge to Trepol Bay, Port Perran, and Truro by the connecting scheduled goods service. The return 'Empties' "Headland Brewery" SWB van is being dispatched to collect supplies of "Headland Ales", including the new "3P" which is eagerly awaited as soon as the casks have arrived and been allowed to settle.

One of the GWS (Bodmin)'s preserved 45xx's has been booked to take the train to Wadebridge as part of a pre-Christmas crew-training run. At Wadebridge, the booked 'N' will take over for the run to Yeoford.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/mnspwxfsqhgh3d6/20171207_133839.jpg?dl=0

Some daring close-ups (using a telephoto lens) of the train, from R to L:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jf83k5boe1vsi3x/20171207_133943.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/0w3ik0wtnrauzsv/20171207_133925.jpg?dl=0

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/o5aq6i8cb1lbibl/20171207_133910.jpg?dl=0

An insulated "Headland Brewery" van showing signs of rust in places; standard ventilated van in the dark green livery of Messrs Prisk & Jones (Fruit & Vegetable Wholesalers), Trepol Bay; a BR "Shoc-Van" conveying broken bottles for recycling; [three kit-built vans I bought which need some TLC, I think the white on black panel is wrong for this livery], a ventilated van and two ex-GWR fish vans; a "Conflat" with two insulated containers (due to a severe winter storm, the local fishing fleet, unusually had to put in to Penmayne Harbour to unload its catch), one container in need of a good clean; and some unbraked goods stock, including a rather dirty ex-SR van and a less dirty BR Standard Brake Van.

The next morning our intrepid duo were up early to photograph the severely delayed 07.02 goods departure from Wadebridge (ex-Yeoford the previous day), Cant Cove a07.08, d7.26, to Penmayne a07.34; again, rostered for an SR 'N' 2-6-0, a previous connecting goods service from Truro having brought some of the same vehicles, including the loaded van, along with other goods traffic, to Wadebridge from Port Perran. This time an 'N' was at the head.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ire4qezepemh4fc/20171207_135546.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/kor0bcf3m40z10c/20171207_135454.jpg?dl=0

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/evj71i285kx4gzw/20171207_135446.jpg?dl=0

The train included a very dirty [another excellent example of weathering] mysterious Extra-LWB Pallet Van from Cardiff for Trevelver Castle and a dirty, [needs drybrushing with dark grey] empty Siphon G (for loading at Penmayne), added at Wadebridge, together with one of the 'Wadebridge' ex-LNER short brake vans.
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