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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1050 on: August 05, 2018, 04:26:45 pm »
Weíve just returned from 4 days in a very hot and sticky London visiting relatives.
These little chaps were waiting for me on my return.

They are LSWR water cranes by Peedie models who have made an excellent job of them.
We now have guests till late August so Trepol Bay is stored away for a few weeks which means itíll be a while till I get around to painting them.
Iíll post photos of them in place at some future date.
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 #1051 on: August 05, 2018, 05:31:34 pm »
Excellent, Martin. I have (aerosol) spraypainted mine in Tamiya matt grey but Halfords matt grey (not available here) is a cheaper option and just as good. The translucent green ones need to be kept in the dark until you're ready to paint them. (Exposure to bright sunlight can make the material brittle.)

There are little round marks (especially on the hoses) which need to be carefully filed away. I have yet to do that.
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« Reply #1052 on: August 05, 2018, 06:33:24 pm »
My imagination is getting the better of me Ö the top middle two look like little Martians!

Sorry, I must have breathed in too much balsa cement today.

They look a very nice job, though.

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1053 on: August 05, 2018, 07:25:45 pm »
My imagination is getting the better of me Ö the top middle two look like little Martians!

Sorry, I must have breathed in too much balsa cement today.

They look a very nice job, though.

John
Oh yes, sorry, they belong to my grandson.


No....really, they are fire devils to accompany the platform based water cranes.

Could double as martians though.
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1054 on: August 07, 2018, 08:55:59 pm »
I've long promised an updated local railway map but it needs to be amended to incorporate the correct location of all three of your railways, Martin.


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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1055 on: August 09, 2018, 07:30:23 pm »
My imagination is getting the better of me Ö the top middle two look like little Martians!
I was thinking teletubbies  :D

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1056 on: August 10, 2018, 03:27:45 pm »
A grey, murky and damp August afternoon in Cornwall today.
In and around Trepol Bay harbour the daily routine carries on regardless however. Without a locomotive in sight, a trio of wagons have been shunted into the private sidings of Messrs Prisk and Jones whilst others wait their turn to be shunted to where needed.
The chap sitting on the wall seems oblivious to the weather.
On the main line above a goods train heads towards the station.

[as we have visitors, the layout has been partly dismantled for 2 weeks but still stands in the corner, minus fiddle yard and backboard. All locomotives are stored in a box which is awkward to reach so photo opportunities are limited].
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« Reply #1057 on: August 10, 2018, 04:22:09 pm »
That's a very interesting photograph, Martin.  It's full of life!

It certainly demonstrates that when there is so much of interest in the railway scene, a locomotive does not need to be included!

Many thanks.

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« Reply #1058 on: August 10, 2018, 07:16:57 pm »
That's a very interesting photograph, Martin.  It's full of life!

It certainly demonstrates that when there is so much of interest in the railway scene, a locomotive does not need to be included!

Many thanks.

John

Seconded! I wonder what the third van (the one on the left, mostly hidden behind the stone wall), is? (So, I can show them departing from Cant Cove.)

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« Reply #1059 on: August 10, 2018, 07:45:42 pm »
That's a very interesting photograph, Martin.  It's full of life!

It certainly demonstrates that when there is so much of interest in the railway scene, a locomotive does not need to be included!

Many thanks.

John


Seconded! I wonder what the third van (the one on the left, mostly hidden behind the stone wall), is? (So, I can show them departing from Cant Cove.)

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1060 on: August 10, 2018, 09:10:11 pm »
Thanks, Martin. Ah, two different vans in the dark green livery of Messrs Prisk & Jones (Fruit & Vegetable Wholesalers), Trepol Bay. I'll have to look for my dark green refrigerated van.

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1061 on: August 13, 2018, 06:41:07 am »
Great pictures Martin, love the idea of a front scene, look forward to seeing how you progress that

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1062 on: August 13, 2018, 04:27:35 pm »
My railways have been out of use for about 2 weeks with visitors coming and going. And from tomorrow I have 2 of my grand children staying for a few days.
Itís allowed me time to ponder, especially with Tregonning now largely complete.
Iíve more or less decided to tidy up Trepol Bay a bit, including adding static grass where I can (particularly along the canal) and generally making it a little more presentable.
Iíd also like to change to a photographic backscene which I think will improve the character of the layout somewhat. The reason for this is that I am seriously considering dispensing with the fiddle yard and making the rear of Trepol Bay into a scenic layout but completely in the country (very much based on North Cornwall). In order to do that, I would need to add a completely new backboard to Trepol Bay hence the possible change.
Iíd like to make the new scenic area almost completely devoid of buildings. Perhaps just a single isolated farmhouse. An interesting challenge for me because, as many will realise, I do like modelling largely urban settings.
The downside is that I wonít be able to have 8 or 9 trains all set up at once but I think I can live with that.
I havenít forgotten about adding extra sea at the front. Indeed, that may be my very first project in September.
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1063 on: August 13, 2018, 06:16:53 pm »
That all sounds very interesting, Martin, and I look forward to seeing you progress. (I will be packing up in two weeks' time.)

However, the loss of the storage sidings is, of course, a minus. Maybe, time to construct some storage cassettes for trains, like Andrew?

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1064 on: August 13, 2018, 06:35:55 pm »
Hi Martin,

All sounds good as you're obviously a man that can't not have a project.

I like the last sentence. More Sea Vicar.

Looking forward to your plans but, again, please do it a bit slower.

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