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Author Topic: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)  (Read 483294 times)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #420 on: August 12, 2014, 07:29:26 PM »
Impressed with the industrial efficiency on display here!

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #421 on: August 12, 2014, 08:40:18 PM »
Sid seems happy with the work so far !

Yes, thanks, Martin. He's always reminding me: measure twice, cut once and always trial fit before gluing! I can now see why cardboard kits are so popular, they take much less time to build than plastic ones and don't need to be painted. I reckon the loco. shed is about 90% complete. Windows and doors need to be fitted before final assembly then 'touch-up' painting followed by final weathering.

I have given up hopes of finishing the road vehicles (I have plenty anyway) and have not tried painting any figures (again, I have more than enough). They will all be packed away for completion next summer break. Any remaining time this year will be used for scenic sections (the insulation boards), tracklaying and kit construction. If I still have any time after these, there's Cant Cove signalbox to scratchbuild, the platform shelter and, maybe a start on the main station building (but I doubt it). I might be able to make up the cardboard prototypes, though from the preprinted plans?
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #422 on: August 21, 2014, 11:17:15 AM »
I'm now safely back in Prague after a very enjoyable short break in England where I was able to pick up some parcels of railway items and books and buy a few more items for painting and gluing (pictures soon) and had time to think over a few details for the loco. shed. With just over a week left, completing that is the target followed by some other Ratio kits.

Amongst the parcels picked up was one of three wagons which included a GIANT Lima BR Standard Brake Van!
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #423 on: August 21, 2014, 07:37:14 PM »
What I bought in England (1):



Undercoat paint sprays from Halfords for BR Bauxite and BR Grey

Clips and magnet pairs from a street stall in Lymington. (I now wish that I had bought 2 pairs of each more.)
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #424 on: August 21, 2014, 07:40:32 PM »
What I bought in England (2):



Super Glue and Cable Ties from Poundland.

Facemasks from Halfords for when I'm paint spraying. (Also I bought a tube of T-Cut.)

(The masking tapes I bought from a Chinese eBay supplier.)
« Last Edit: August 22, 2014, 02:57:07 PM by Chris in Prague »

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #425 on: August 21, 2014, 07:58:00 PM »
Should keep you busy !
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #426 on: August 21, 2014, 08:01:22 PM »
Thanks, Martin. Although I'm already spending a lot of time on academic work, I hope to spray paint two ex-LNER brake vans and a SR box van in Halfords red this week. I also want to continue work on the loco. shed. I need to adjust the wooden roof slats as one end was wider than the rest (as the posted photo. shows).
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #427 on: August 21, 2014, 09:18:18 PM »
Careful with those clips, Chris :uneasy:
I bought a pack of 2 from Poundland and the springs are so strong I reckon they'll crush anything they latch onto, including fingers :worried:

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #428 on: August 21, 2014, 09:27:13 PM »
Careful with those clips, Chris :uneasy:
I bought a pack of 2 from Poundland and the springs are so strong I reckon they'll crush anything they latch onto, including fingers :worried:
Ouch >:(
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #429 on: August 21, 2014, 09:28:03 PM »
Thanks, Nobby. The Poundland I visited in Winchester did not have any; I bought these on a market stall in Lymington. I tried them out, there, and whilst they are indeed strong, I don't think they will crush what I intend to use them for. For holding more delicate items together I have the little pairs of magnets and some other items given to me by a fellow railway modeller.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #430 on: August 22, 2014, 02:56:10 PM »
My goodness that Halford's undercoat spray paint STINKS! I had my face mask on and all the windows in the flat open but STILL the smell lingers. The red paint does dry amazingly quickly and the results are indeed excellent; much better than painting with a brush. I painted the first of two Peco ex-LNER brake vans (for Trepol Bay) and an ex-SR box van bought cheaply on eBay. Pictures to follow. Now, I need to find the third ex-LNER brake van which will be also spraypainted red. I think this one I may have to do outside . . . I have now bid for another two vans: one in NE brown and one in LMSR grey to be resprayed BR Early Bauxite and BR Early Grey (with the Halford spray cans) respectively. My original painted BR Grey ex-LNER brake van will then be 'retired', if anyone wants it?
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #431 on: August 22, 2014, 08:32:12 PM »
Sorry to read about such smelly paint. Hope the fumes subside quickly. And thanks for the work on the Brake Van for Trepol Bay.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #432 on: August 23, 2014, 10:15:01 AM »
Cant Cove Loco. Depot painters' busy weekend:

An ex-Southern Railway box van, as transferred (to become BR SR van for Penmayne and Cant Cove):



An ex-LMSR open wagon as transferred (to become duplicate of Castle Brewery open wagon (with removable cask load) for Port Perran and Trepol Bay):



Painting under way (matt black for underframes and silver for buffers still to be applied) on the ex-LNER brake van (for Trepol Bay) and the ex-SR box van (for Cant Cove & Penmayne):



Close-up of the ex-LNER brake van showing how the (BR Early Bauxite -- Halford's Red Plastic Primer) paint covers everywhere (excellent):



Close-up of the ex-SR box van:



Close-up of the ex-SR box van and the ex-LNER brake van (roof only loosely fitted), (side view):



I swapped the wheels around as the white-rimmed wheels were originally on the brake van and got spray painted whilst I had remembered to remove the goods van wheels! (I have plenty of spare wagon wheels so no painted rim wheels will be running!)

Close-up of the the ex-SR box van and the ex-LNER brake van (3/4's view):



Ex-LNER brake van and Castle Brewery open wagon (with removable cask load) for Port Perran and Trepol Bay (painting of brake van roof not finished):



Close-up of the ex-LNER brake van and the ex-SR box van (roofs temporarily removed):



Duplicate of Castle Brewery open wagon (with removable cask load) for Port Perran and Trepol Bay -- to allow 'through' running (after wagon's first coat of blue paint; was LMSR grey):

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #433 on: August 23, 2014, 10:31:03 AM »
Careful with those clips, Chris :uneasy:
I bought a pack of 2 from Poundland and the springs are so strong I reckon they'll crush anything they latch onto, including fingers :worried:

Jimmy Nail's crocodile clips. (Old Viz mag joke)  ;D
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #434 on: August 23, 2014, 07:32:55 PM »
On the production line, today, were a series of lineside huts of various types and for various purposes (including weighbridge and coal merchants' office -- with different windows added as the Ratio kit buildings are identical) and the Cant Cove loco. shed (72G, [would have been 84E if the WR had taken it over instead of building a new diesel light maintenance depot at Penmayne, instead]) painters have had their matt black paints out on the wagons (and then the loco. shed noticeboards: 9.5mm high seems to be the standard for N Scale railway notice boards). Also the loco. shed clerestory has been rebuilt so that the sides are more parallel than they were. (The overhang on the top roof still looks as though it will be excessive though so I'm thinking of shortening the two roof halves further.) Tomorrow, 'silver' buffers and red buffer shanks -- a Cant Cove trademark -- for the repainted wagons and completing the huts. (Pictures to follow.)
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