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Offline Chris in Prague

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #120 on: June 28, 2014, 08:00:02 PM »
Chris

Looking forward to seeing it develop.   It is a detailed overview.  Do you have a trackplan you could publish?

Thanks.

Thank you. Yes, there is a trackplan for Cant Cove (and Penmayne) and the original visualisation for Cant Cove based on a a station on the former Bude branch: Whitstone & Bridgerule. They can be found in the Layout Plans directory. I moved the geographical location and added a branchline. (I'm also thinking of adding a single-road engine shed off a second 3-way point where the prototype had a point linking the station loop the headshunt and the entrance to the goods yard.) I'm still updating the trackplan plus scenery but will scan it and replace the previous version posted elsewhere on the forum.

Cant Cove is designed to be a modular unit which could, in the future, be linked by bridging sections (which may, literally be a bridge on the right) on the left to the future Penmayne board (already planned out) and on the right to a bigger fiddleyard representing Wadebridge, Bodmin, Exeter, Plymouth, Nine Elms, Waterloo, Paddington, etc. Until then, I will have to use cassettes at left and right. (Very boring, but I will have the station yard which is a challenge to shunt and the branch for goods traffic to the Castle Estate: milk, meat, grain, beer, stone, timber, for which I have all the necessary wagons. I also have a full Working Timetable for Summer Saturdays in 1961-1965 based on Padstow's with additions from Newquay.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #121 on: June 28, 2014, 08:06:24 PM »
At last, I have a scale plan for Cant Cove signal box (scaled down from Farncombe East Signal Box but adapted for being on the station platform instead of the ground and with only one small window under the nameboard and stone-built instead of brick). I am using standardised door heights of 15mm (based on a Merit N British railway man figure).

Now to scale a plan of a North Cornwall Railway waiting shelter.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #122 on: June 28, 2014, 08:46:43 PM »
Good to see that progress is being made here. Looking forward to the actual models. Are you still planning to make cardboard mock-ups first ?
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #123 on: June 28, 2014, 09:32:39 PM »
Good to see that progress is being made here. Looking forward to the actual models. Are you still planning to make cardboard mock-ups first ?

Thanks, Martin. Yes, I am still planning to make cardboard mock-ups first just to make sure everything looks fine. I still have to decide which rough stone sheets to use to build the actual plasticard models. I have 4 X German Auhagen sheets, bought in Prague, and 2 X RATIO N: 302 COARSE STONE sheets. However, I'm also considering the Slaters 0435 0.5mm x 300 x 174mm Dressed Stone Grey 2mm Plastikard Sheets and the the KIBRI PLASTIC KIT 37960 N WALL SECTION NATURAL sheets. Ideally, I want to use the same type of sheets for all the station buildings.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #124 on: July 03, 2014, 11:06:16 AM »
Not a very productive week as I've gone down with some kind of cold (aches, pains, high temperature, sore throat, etc., etc.). However, I have now got N Scale plans ready for all the station area buildings including the distinctive LSWR Type 4 Signal Box. (However, I'm still debating which type of rough stone plastic sheets to use.) I've been reading up, further, on model building construction. I've also had the full-size cardboard template for the baseboard out to begin marking in what goes where from the scale plans and, so far, it's looking good. I've also found a suitable kit-built small bridge (from my big collection of different types and sizes) that with a bit of TLC, glue, plasticard strip and painting should be fine for the bridge before the station where the line crosses the narrow entrance to Cant Cove itself. I also have a slightly longer one (ready built, not from a kit) and I have various 'stone' bridge abutments in plastic and plaster that can be used but until the first layer of insulating board is placed on top of most of the baseboard will not know how high the bridge abutments will need to be.

I've also been studying prototype pictures, especially colour ones to get a visual 'feel' for how everything should look.

Next week is time for spraypainting with Tamiya matt grey undercoat aerosol all the plastic and metal kit parts for the scenic items I've amassed. Then I will begin mass painting, one colour at a time.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #125 on: July 03, 2014, 01:27:29 PM »
Sorry to hear about the cold, hope you make a swift recovery.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #126 on: July 03, 2014, 01:40:05 PM »
Sorry to hear about the cold, hope you make a swift recovery.

Thanks, John. I now have a set of standard dimensions for doors so that I can check that I have correctly rescaled plans to N Scale: Door Height: 15mm, Door Width: 6mm. Door steps: 1mm Height, 8mm Length. Lintel: 2mm Height, 8mm Length. Fanlight over door (where applicable): 1.5mm Height, 6mm Length. However, for some buildings, door heights could be reduced to as little as 12mm or, even less for medieval buildings!

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #127 on: July 03, 2014, 08:38:41 PM »
What exactly are these medieval buildings ??
I guess they are old barns  etc
Hope your cold gets better soon.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #128 on: July 03, 2014, 09:23:34 PM »
What exactly are these medieval buildings ??
I guess they are old barns  etc
Hope your cold gets better soon.

Thanks, Martin. It's got to the annoying cough stage. I meant those half-timbered houses and medieval stone-built castles etc. where I have to duck my head going through doorways. (I'm not planning to build any for Cant Cove.) I read that station doors were built so that a gentleman could walk through without removing his top hat!

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #129 on: July 03, 2014, 09:31:43 PM »

 I read that station doors were built so that a gentleman could walk through without removing his top hat!

Any gentleman knows that his hat should be removed before entering a room ::) :P ;)
Hope you're feeling better soon, Chris :thumbsup:

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #130 on: July 03, 2014, 09:47:56 PM »
Thanks, NewportNobby but in order for the gentleman to remove his hat as he entered and left the room he would have to be able to pass through the doorway with his hat on! 8-)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #131 on: July 03, 2014, 10:54:09 PM »
Up t'north all gentlemen wear cloth caps.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #132 on: July 04, 2014, 08:30:42 AM »
Up t'north all gentlemen wear cloth caps.

AS do I, albeit a Marks & Spencers one, except in the summer when it would be too hot!
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #133 on: July 06, 2014, 09:12:27 PM »
I have spent the day sitting in my friends' summerhouse I helped to build (I did all the 'painting' with wood seal of the timbers), washing all my model railway kit bits and figures in warm soapy water, leaving them to dry, then returning them to their plastic bags,  prior to spraying them with Tamiya Grey undercoat, tomorrow. However, I still have a few more kits to wash, in the morning, before I can start spray painting! (I brought plenty of clean transparent plastic boxes to place over the painted items to keep dust, insects, etc. off) It would have been quite difficult to do all of this in my little flat!

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #134 on: July 07, 2014, 12:44:30 AM »
Thanks, NewportNobby but in order for the gentleman to remove his hat as he entered and left the room he would have to be able to pass through the doorway with his hat on! 8-)


Better not use these hats or your doors might end up a tad over scale :dunce:
 (A bit like the doors on a Metcalfe kit :-X )
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