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Author Topic: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)  (Read 482557 times)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #210 on: July 19, 2014, 11:17:16 AM »
Wow, those photos show just how busy you've been!

The station mock-up looks good, can't wait to see the actual building.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #211 on: July 19, 2014, 12:22:54 PM »
Lightly Weathered Girder Bridge - other side:




What make is this Chris?
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #212 on: July 19, 2014, 01:01:52 PM »
You have certainly been busy !
My only point, I think those N Scale planes are a tad too small :laugh: :laugh:
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #213 on: July 19, 2014, 01:59:16 PM »
Lightly Weathered Girder Bridge - other side:




What make is this Chris?
 :thankyousign:


Hi Caz,

It's Atlas, made in the USA, bought on eBay, last year. It's one of the two alternatives for the bridge over the inlet to Cant Cove from the River Camel.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #214 on: July 19, 2014, 06:35:55 PM »
More painting completed: basic light stone colour for all stone-built structures including the loco shed (which I'm thinking might need to be lengthened slightly). I also tried mixing my own SR gloss green for the station running in boards, benches, trolleys and doors and windows on huts. I think the colour is OK but the paint was very runny and is taking a long time (even in this heat) to fully dry. It will also need several coats for the running in boards, benches. It's come nice and faded though for the loco shed doors painted over the grey undercoat.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #215 on: July 19, 2014, 07:07:28 PM »
An attempt at SR Gloss Green (the large splodge is where I knocked over the mixing container):


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #216 on: July 19, 2014, 07:08:56 PM »
Loco shed walls in light grey stone:


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #217 on: July 19, 2014, 07:10:47 PM »
To be 'converted' (removal of existing text) into a BR ex-LNER Toad brake van as used at Wadebridge:


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #218 on: July 19, 2014, 07:58:07 PM »
I think that SR green isn't far off. Perhaps a very tiny bit too dark but it is a job to tell.
Certainly not far enough away from reality to worry.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #219 on: July 20, 2014, 07:12:46 AM »
Thanks, Martin. It's a mix of (mostly) Humbrol Enamel Gloss 3 with some Gloss 38 to lighten it. I think the result is close enough, judging by colour photographs and what I remember from the Mid-Hants Railway. It may be TOO glossy though, even for a freshly repainted station so I may buy some matt varnish and try a very thin coat of that?

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #220 on: July 20, 2014, 07:35:28 AM »
I thought I'd move the trackplan with visualisation here so that people can compare it with the rough track layout that I plan to do, on the baseboard, next week (you will see my surveyors, track crew and construction vehicles all in attendance!):



There may be a slight change; the fourth siding into the fiddleyard depends on the remaining clearance under the sloping down to the station and sea, hillside behind Cant Cove. Until I buy the scenic sections (insulation boards) and cut and lay them out I don't know the exact relative heights.

The central support running lengthwise was found not to be necessary.
« Last Edit: July 20, 2014, 07:40:42 AM by Chris in Prague »

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #221 on: July 20, 2014, 06:47:59 PM »
It is a great plan Chris. Remind me of the story behind the decaying wooden loading stage. I assume it comes down the hillside from somewhere, crosses above the railway to end at the river...

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #222 on: July 20, 2014, 09:06:33 PM »
Hi Mike, the decaying wooden loading stage was once part of an old mineral tramway with stone block sleepers that came down and through (via a cutting) the hillside from a quarry (off stage) and crosses above the railway on a sloping stone-built bridge (I have a photo of a suitable Cornish stone slanting overbridge) to end at the river where sailing ships once tied up at high tide to (carefully) take on the tipped stones. The tramway was, later, replaced by a branch off the Castle Estates branch once that branch and the line from Wadebridge to Cant Cove opened (later extended through Cant Hill to terminate at Penmayne). I thought such an overgrown tramway would make a nice scenic break. The nearby "Tramway Inn" used to cater to the tramway workers and sailing ship crews.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #223 on: July 20, 2014, 09:17:13 PM »
"In N the SECR birdcage stock previously announced in 00 will be added to the Graham Farish range." I have a picture of a Birdcage Brake end coach in departmental stock at Wadebridge so I think I'll buying one of those and respraying it in BR departmental crimson, next year! 8-)

"The SR PLV 4-wheel van [I have a BR SR Green and a BR Blue one on order] is still with the development team before entering the drawing office, along with the following:  GWR Castle Class 4-6-0 [I will stick with my remaining two old ones] . . . and the GWR [BR WR, Hawksworth] Auto Trailer [I have one on order for my 14XX].

The SR Bogie B luggage van [I have a BR SR Green and a BR Blue one on order] along with the GWR Hawksworth coaches have progressed to the tool room whilst the BR Standard 4MT (80xxx) 2-6-4T [I will stick with my remaining three old ones] and GWR 64xx [I will resist] are still in the drawing office.

The Graham Farish N Class and 3rd series Merchant Navy [too heavy for North Cornwall] now moving to livery artwork stage.
Engineering Prototype  samples have been received for the SR Ventilated vans whilst the SR N Class 2-6-0 and SR Merchant Navy Class 4-6-2 are now at the artwork preparation stage."

SOURCE: http://grahammuz.com/

So, plenty of N Gauge SR and WR 'goodies' coming!
« Last Edit: July 21, 2014, 07:34:51 PM by Chris in Prague »

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #224 on: July 20, 2014, 09:29:23 PM »
"Heavy thunderstorms to snap heat wave

The heatwave that has lasted over the last several days in the Czech Republic will be snapped on Monday with the coming of heavy thunderstorms across the country, meteorologists have warned. Bohemia is expected to be hit by storms on Monday morning. Warnings for Prague and elsewhere are in place between 9 AM and 8 PM. [Hmm, I need to visit the model shop to buy some more Humbrol thinner and a couple of tins of paint I don't have.] Public pools and swimming areas saw major interest this weekend as temperatures rose well above 30 degrees Celsius."

 

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