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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #105 on: June 26, 2014, 09:54:12 AM »


Here is the baseboard cover designed to keep dust out of the layout when it is stowed under the bed.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #106 on: June 26, 2014, 09:57:25 AM »
« Last Edit: June 26, 2014, 09:58:40 AM by Chris in Prague »

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #107 on: June 26, 2014, 10:03:01 AM »


Cant Cove baseboard bottom showing frame and castors. It's proposed that the castors be repositioned on pieces of wood within the frame rather than on the frame to reduce the overall height of the baseboard. There are grooves for wires cut into the frame crosspieces. 'Roady tape' will be used to fix the wires underneath the board to enable them to be repositioned as required.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #108 on: June 26, 2014, 10:05:09 AM »
Looking forward to seeing the layout come to life, Chris!

Dave G

Thanks, Dave. Cardboard mockups of the station and other buildings are next on the list. Then mass spraying of Tamiya Undercoat grey on all the plastic and metal kit parts (and there are a LOT).

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #109 on: June 26, 2014, 10:13:57 AM »
Some progress at last then Chris.

I'm beginning to wish that I had somebody professional make up my boards, as I am beginning to see that my carpentry skills were not up to scratch.
I didn't really have a clear idea of what I was supposed to be making.
Never mind, they will just have to do now as I have got too far with the layout to start again.
Lessons learned for next time though....

Sorry to read that. I spent a lot of time reading on the forum and elsewhere about baseboard construction. Whilst I got good grades for woodwork at school I have none of the tools or the workshop space to build a baseboard so my landlord's volunteering to get it built for me was a big help. The downside is that I have to wait until the handyman has time to work on it. However, my landlord is hopeful that the reduction in length of the board and cover and alterations to the board and cover should not take more than a week or so. The next step will be to glue the layers of insulating material on top which will form the trackbase and the layers of scenery. All the basic arranging of the scenic blocks will be done before tracklaying and wiring commence.

Next week, I'm planning to draw the plan on to the cardboard template to see how everything will look full size. I still have to buy one point and the track plus the DCC controller.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #110 on: June 26, 2014, 11:50:41 AM »
Glad to see progress at last.
Looking forward to seeing the developments in the near future
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #111 on: June 26, 2014, 01:22:38 PM »
Huzzah - now we're cooking, Chris :claphappy:
Really looking forward to seeing things come together :thumbsup:

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #112 on: June 26, 2014, 02:28:59 PM »
Thanks, guys. The long wait has been worth it as it has given me plenty of time to read, plan, and think. A nice coat of mid-green, approximating to BR SR Green, for the layout cover is planned depending on what paint I can pick up from a local DIY store!
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #113 on: June 26, 2014, 02:33:46 PM »
Thanks, guys. The long wait has been worth it as it has given me plenty of time to read, plan, and think.A nice coat of mid-green, approximating to BR SR Green, for the layout cover is planned depending on what paint I can pick up from a local DIY store!
Quick self drying wet paint would be your best option and its fairly cheap if you buy 2 litre tins
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #114 on: June 26, 2014, 02:37:35 PM »
There is a photo. of a SR Cycle Van, I've been told, in the Gould book 'SR Passenger Vans' and King 'An Illustrated History of Southern Coaches', the same photo (by H. Casserley). Alas, I have neither book.

I have the Mike King book. The cycle vans are nothing special, just standard Luggage PMVs (essentially the same as PLVs), with a bicycle stencil in the top right corner of each side, the normal single vent ends, horizontal bars behind the windows, and the letters PMV below the BR (SR) running number on each side. Interestingly the unit in the photo doesn't have the short rainstrips over each of the doors.

The books says that in the 1950s fourteen vans were reserved for the use of cyclists travelling to/from the Continent. The vans were Nos 1055/7, 1103/13/75, 1208/82/93, 1305/14/7. 1454, 1728, and 1882.

Interestingly, Czech Railways still has diesel railbus trailers fitted out as Cycle Vans used in the summer. Imagining BR having built Cycle Vans for use with Pacers!

I'm dreading the withdrawal of the HSTs on West Country routes for just that kind of reason. The cycle capacity on the newer CrossCountry DMUs is ridiculous - a two-bike vertical hanging rack. You try getting your bike hanging there when the train is packed, let alone when it's empty and you have room to manoeuvre (and the strength to haul up a heavy steel-framed bike). It's horrible.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #115 on: June 26, 2014, 03:39:21 PM »
There is a photo. of a SR Cycle Van, I've been told, in the Gould book 'SR Passenger Vans' and King 'An Illustrated History of Southern Coaches', the same photo (by H. Casserley). Alas, I have neither book.

I have the Mike King book. The cycle vans are nothing special, just standard Luggage PMVs (essentially the same as PLVs), with a bicycle stencil in the top right corner of each side, the normal single vent ends, horizontal bars behind the windows, and the letters PMV below the BR (SR) running number on each side. Interestingly the unit in the photo doesn't have the short rainstrips over each of the doors.

The books says that in the 1950s fourteen vans were reserved for the use of cyclists travelling to/from the Continent. The vans were Nos 1055/7, 1103/13/75, 1208/82/93, 1305/14/7. 1454, 1728, and 1882.

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Many thanks. If I may, I'll PM you to ask you to send me a scan of the picture of the cycle van.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #116 on: June 26, 2014, 05:26:21 PM »
Many thanks. If I may, I'll PM you to ask you to send me a scan of the picture of the cycle van.

Go right ahead, although it'll probably be a photo rather than a scan. The scanner is problematical at best.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #117 on: June 28, 2014, 10:19:55 AM »
Many thanks, Pete. PM sent.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #118 on: June 28, 2014, 01:52:46 PM »
I'm still working on scale plans for the station buildings for Cant Cove. I've been using a Preiser N Scale figure of a surveyor with measuring stick (!) to judge whether I have correctly scaled building plans by putting him next to building's doors but then realised that he is, as a friend mentioned, 1:160 not 1:148 so need to rescale, again, the building plans using a Merit N Scale 1:148 figure. The main thing will be to have the buildings which will be located next to each other to the same scale. Currently, 75% of 00 seems to be right rather than 50%.

This weekend, I plan to draw up the plans for my LSWR Type 4 signalbox (the two books with plans that I needed arrived this week, especially useful is: "Signal Boxes of the London & south Western Railway: A Study of Architectural Style" by G. A. Pryer, The Oakwood Press, 2000) and, I hope, start to make the cardboard mockups of the station buildings ready to use as guides for the plasticard versions so that I will know what goes where and what parts I still need to buy. (A job lot of assorted windows have arrived.) I now have to decide what Evergreen strip I will need to build the signalbox. (Hence the need for a correct scale plan!) What size strips have you found the most useful, please?

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #119 on: June 28, 2014, 07:59:33 PM »
Thanks, guys. The long wait has been worth it as it has given me plenty of time to read, plan, and think.A nice coat of mid-green, approximating to BR SR Green, for the layout cover is planned depending on what paint I can pick up from a local DIY store!
Quick self drying wet paint would be your best option and its fairly cheap if you buy 2 litre tins

Thanks, John.

 

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