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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #225 on: July 20, 2014, 11:01:50 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."

With my historian hat on it's interesting to note that the Bohemia name is still in use. I thought it had fallen out of use early last century. Is 'Moravia' still used too?

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #226 on: July 21, 2014, 05:40:22 AM »
"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."

With my historian hat on it's interesting to note that the Bohemia name is still in use. I thought it had fallen out of use early last century. Is 'Moravia' still used too?

Hi Pete, as a fellow historian, yes the ancient names of Bohemia, Moravia, and Silesia (only a very small part around Ostrava is left in the Czech Republic of today), are still very much used in their local equivalents. Bohemians, Moravians and Silesians do see themselves as having distinct identities and characteristics.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #227 on: July 21, 2014, 05:42:46 AM »
Some mild, distant rumblings of thunder and a light shower of rain, this morning so far, only. If the weather worsens, I'll start marking out the baseboard with a grid to help position where the scenic areas and track should go.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #228 on: July 21, 2014, 10:42:29 AM »
Chris,

very good progress. I like the idea of painting one colour at a time.
Hope you get a good deal done until the new semester starts.

All the best
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #229 on: July 21, 2014, 10:57:26 AM »
Thanks, Michael. It makes a lot of sense to paint colour by colour. It saves time and thinner!

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #230 on: July 21, 2014, 10:59:24 AM »
Incredibly humid but safely made the trip to the model shop to stock up with more paints (not all of the ones I wanted are still in production), matt varnish, more thinner and a good sharp, pointed craft knife with an ergonomic (I hope) handle.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #231 on: July 21, 2014, 01:05:36 PM »
Thanks, Michael. It makes a lot of sense to paint colour by colour. It saves time and thinner!

I thought as much, it just never occured to me. Then again, my layout plans have never been as thouroughly planned as yours and I added buildings as I found them...
Perhaps fomy next project... :D

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #232 on: July 21, 2014, 03:54:29 PM »
Hi Pete, as a fellow historian, yes the ancient names of Bohemia, Moravia, and Silesia (only a very small part around Ostrava is left in the Czech Republic of today), are still very much used in their local equivalents. Bohemians, Moravians and Silesians do see themselves as having distinct identities and characteristics.

I hadn't realised that Czechia laid claim to part of Silesia as well. Of course, the Bohemians certainly to have a distinct identity (and probably the Moravians too). The very name is Celtic, and with a good deal of early Germanic influence too. I might have to get you to update the relevant History Files page for the modern Czech/Slovak region ;)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #233 on: July 21, 2014, 07:28:21 PM »
OK, Pete, but in a PM, please, as it is far from the topic of Cant Cove. 8-)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #234 on: July 21, 2014, 07:33:15 PM »
Painting continues . . . Today's new colour wa sthe closest I could find to dark slate grey for all the roofs and tile sheets. May have to be dry brushed with a lighter grey?

The basic light grey stone colour continues. (1st tin of 3, even with thinners, nearly all gone.) I now realise that I should have bought three not two pots of thinners, today as the 1st is half-used already. 8-(

Finally, reasonably happy with the painting of my station running in boards with my ersatz BR SR Green. I will post pictures, tomorrow. Soon it will be time to order the CANT COVE station name 'stickers'.

After a brief thunderstorm, rain and a drop in temperatures, this evening. Tomorrow, I hope for an uninterrupted day of painting!
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #235 on: July 21, 2014, 08:18:36 PM »
I still have the stone-built station building and goods shed to scratchbuild in plastic for Cant Cove; I do have the scale plans though and the rough stone plastic sheets and tile sheets plus a station canopy kit to adapt. I also have the stone and concrete platform edging sections painted and ready. Not to mention the SR concrete wall panels and footbridge. However, for the LSWR Type 4 signalbox I will be able to use a few parts (the wooden stairs and handrails, at least) from the Kestrel "N" Kit GMKD12 Small Signal Box kit which arrived, today. (I already have one of my Ratio signalbox interior kits part painted to be adapted to fit in it.) So, I may build the station signal box first.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #236 on: July 21, 2014, 08:31:02 PM »
Looking forward to the pictures Chris.
Could you not print the names for your station running in boards yourself ?
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #237 on: July 21, 2014, 08:40:44 PM »
Model Signs will supply N GAUGE CUSTOM REGIONAL TOTEMS & STATION NAMEBOARDS, Martin, as a set. I will need two sets for both platforms: 7.98 in total. Otherwise, normally, yes, I could print the station running in board nameplates, myself. (However, my HP printer has died so I cannot. Rather than buy a new one, now, I'm waiting until semester starts as I'll have no time for model-making then, whereas now, I want to spend all I can on getting Cant Cove well under way, this month.)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #238 on: July 21, 2014, 08:56:11 PM »
I was already going to adapt the Ratio loco shed to look more like the ones at Bodmin General / St. Ives which includes not using the second entrance and doors, etc. which come with the kit but adding a solid stone end wall and adding a side building for a small repairs workshop and an office (built from plastic sheets I have ready painted) but the shed sides seem too short so, now I'm thinking of buying a second kit and cutting the walls in half and adding them to increase the shed's length. That would leave 50% over for someone else to extend their loco shed, too?

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #239 on: July 22, 2014, 02:36:18 PM »
I have just ordered a second Ratio 203 Single Road Engine Shed (Plastic Kit) N Gauge to cannibalise to extend my existing kit by at least about half a length (enough to house a 45XX / 55XX 2-6-2T or, maybe, two 57XX 0-6-0PTs or two Class 03 / 04s). The exact length will depend on the space available on the layout.

The kit was despatched, today. With luck, it should be here by the end of next wek so that I can get started on assembling / altering it.  :claphappy:
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