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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #345 on: August 05, 2014, 07:03:46 PM »
Establishing how long Cant Cove's loco shed should be (1 with 61XX)


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #346 on: August 05, 2014, 07:04:58 PM »
Establishing how long Cant Cove's loco shed should be (2 with 2 X 57XX -- equivalent to a GWR diesel railcar)


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #347 on: August 05, 2014, 07:06:42 PM »
Establishing how long Cant Cove's loco shed should be (3 with 2 X 57XX -- close-up of Graham Farish -- Preserved by Bodmin GWS -- and one of Wadebridge's 2 -- Dapol)


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #348 on: August 05, 2014, 07:08:00 PM »
Establishing how long Cant Cove's loco shed should be (4 with 2 X 57XX -- equivalent to a GWR diesel railcar)



The conclusion? Cut off the last bay from each of these 'extension' pieces before spray-painting the kit pieces with Tamiya grey undercoat, tomorrow, ready for painting to match the first kit's pieces.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #349 on: August 05, 2014, 07:09:13 PM »
The Castle Brewery's 3 open wagons:



The middle wagon is the latest repaint and is bound for Port Perran. The last (R/H) wagon has now been weathered.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #350 on: August 05, 2014, 07:13:29 PM »
Close-up of the weathered open wagon 1



The marks inside are from where the previous owner had glued casks / barrels which I removed for repainting.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #351 on: August 05, 2014, 07:15:41 PM »
Close-up of the newly painted (ex-SR) third open wagon -- for Port Perran cask deliveries.



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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #352 on: August 05, 2014, 07:17:15 PM »
Having 'mulled over' the loco shed design for weeks, I now have a good idea of what it will look like; 7 (rather than the 4 that St. Ives's had) window bays with an offset workshop at the end and a lean-to for the staff alongside the last two bays. These two additional structures will be built from the pre-painted embossed plastic sheets. I already have a big selection of suitable windows and doors.

The inspiration is mostly St. Ives' but also Bodmin General's former loco shed:



However, only some elements will be used and they will be changed and some repositioned (e.g. the office will be moved to one side and be extended). I like the idea of having the 'chimney' smoke vents though; however St. Ives shed did not have them so the Ratio kit roof will do. The workshop will have a slanting and not a flat roof. I like the idea of having the water tank mounted on columns over the coaling stage (like St. Ives) as that will save space. I also like the vegetation that grew over part of the stone walls of St. Ives loco shed. Such vegetation will help Cant Cove's loco. shed blend into the countryside.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #353 on: August 05, 2014, 07:43:22 PM »
A view of how I envisage the interior of Cant Cove loco shed -- based on Bodmin General's:



I will 'dig' the inspection pit in the insulation tile 'surface' under the loco shed and I also have the Peco inspection pit for use if necessary, too. (However, it is not really deep enough.)
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #354 on: August 06, 2014, 12:11:25 PM »

 I also like the vegetation that grew over part of the stone walls of St. Ives loco shed. Such vegetation will help Cant Cove's loco. shed blend into the countryside.

I like that. I'm going to have a go at that too

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I will 'dig' the inspection pit in the insulation tile 'surface' under the loco shed

I was going to do that too - until I realised that directly under the shed was the termination of a mass of wiring. C'est la vie!

Bob

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #355 on: August 07, 2014, 06:59:24 AM »

 I also like the vegetation that grew over part of the stone walls of St. Ives loco shed. Such vegetation will help Cant Cove's loco. shed blend into the countryside.

I like that. I'm going to have a go at that too

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I will 'dig' the inspection pit in the insulation tile 'surface' under the loco shed

I was going to do that too - until I realised that directly under the shed was the termination of a mass of wiring. C'est la vie!

Bob

Thanks, Bob. I'm going to try the vegetation on the corner of a lineside hut, first. One of the advantages of having insulation board as the surface of my baseboard is that it should make it easy to 'dig' things out or 'bury' them (like point motors, I hope).

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #356 on: August 07, 2014, 11:07:05 AM »
Painting of scenic items continues but, at last, construction of Cant Cove loco. shed has commenced. As requested, I will be posting pictures of the construction with detailed commentary.

Yes, it's those beer casks (again) but also the Cadbury's chocolate vending machines and weighing machines (one will be for Penmayne) for Cant Cove station.


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #357 on: August 07, 2014, 11:09:29 AM »
Finally, I'm happy with the stacked beer casks.



You can also see the underneath of one of the sets of 6 beer casks on wooden frames.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #358 on: August 07, 2014, 11:12:43 AM »
More bridges and piers (not all will be used at Cant Cove; some were bought with future extension boards to Penmayne and, maybe even Wadebridge -- if only a fiddle yard, in mind).



The double track width stone bridge piers are for a future extension where the line was built for double track if required.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #359 on: August 07, 2014, 11:14:42 AM »
After spraypainting with Tamiya grey undercoat the Ratio kit parts from the second pack.


 

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