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Author Topic: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)  (Read 508661 times)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #495 on: September 06, 2014, 09:13:12 PM »
Are you sure that brake van isn't pink Chris ?
Only joking !

It does, indeed look like it should belong to the Pink Panther but it's only because I did not take the picture in daylight, Martin.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #496 on: September 06, 2014, 09:15:12 PM »
Maybe Lady Penelope has taken up a new post as the guard. With Parker to help her aboard of course.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #497 on: September 06, 2014, 09:17:00 PM »
Well, Lady Penelope of Cant Castle does often entertain Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, Martin. 8-)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #498 on: September 06, 2014, 09:21:04 PM »
Isn't Gerry dead ?
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #499 on: September 06, 2014, 10:08:57 PM »
Alas, yes, Martin, but in the 1960s he was very much alive. 8-)

Gerry Anderson, MBE (born Gerald Alexander Abrahams; 14 April 1929 – 26 December 2012) was an English television and film producer, director, writer and occasional voice artist. He was known for his futuristic television programmes, especially his 1960s productions filmed in "Supermarionation" (a process involving the use of modified marionette puppets). SOURCE: Wikipedia.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #500 on: September 06, 2014, 10:23:02 PM »
Real men can do pink so why not railway wagons. . . . although I doubt if there has ever been a real pink one  :smiley-laughing:

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #501 on: September 06, 2014, 10:25:11 PM »
I promised two pictures of goods trains from Penmayne and Cant Cove bound for Wadebridge:

First, with a Wadebridge 57XX at their head, a rake of early 1960s wagons:



Second, with Penmayne's D95XX (later Class 14) -- to be renumbered D9501, at their head, a rake of late 1960s wagons:



All wagons except my Wadebridge BR Early Grey ex-LNER brake van are for sale (they are duplicates).
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #502 on: September 06, 2014, 10:30:15 PM »
Cant Cove's beach cafe:





Just needs the vertical hand rails painted gloss white and some 'Cornish Pixie' dairy ice cream (another wonderful product of the Castle Estates) logos adding. Also the sandy-coloured floorboards adding in the counter area and the wooden steps for the small customers on one side and the counter staff on the other.

I should post pictures of the ice cream seller, next. 8-)
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #503 on: September 07, 2014, 12:52:31 PM »
Work on the base for Cant Cove loco. shed continues:



I've adding edging and pavements to ensure that there won't be 'daylight' between the bottom of the shed and its base. Below, you can see all the pavements added, this morning, before painting them.



The top right-hand edge will be supported by a shallow embankment; down below will be the sunken lane to Cant Cove, itself, from Station Road. However, the impecunious Wadebridge & Penmayne Railway kept land purchases to a minimum and, as a result,  the embankment in the top right-hand corner supporting the loco. shed was a little too steep so the pavement around the wall has slipped downwards slightly.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #504 on: September 07, 2014, 06:45:44 PM »
I love the idea for a beach café.
If you don't mind, I may do something similar for Port Perran.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #505 on: September 07, 2014, 08:25:56 PM »
I love the idea for a beach café.
If you don't mind, I may do something similar for Port Perran.

Please, do, Martin. I had the LMS brake van body kit spare as I had bought two separate kits to make an ex-GWR shunter's truck. I think it is a very good use for an old unwanted brake van body. 8-)

I will post more pictures, tomorrow as I've added a couple of details after checking with Sid the Surveyor!
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #506 on: September 08, 2014, 02:33:32 PM »
Yes, the beach café is a beauty and will be a great addition to Cant Cove.

I'll buy a 99 off you Martin if you build one at Port Perran  :D

The train arriving at platforms 3, 4 and 5 has come in sideways

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #507 on: September 08, 2014, 02:54:17 PM »
One of the final checks that all the parts of Cant Cove's loco. shed will fit together well:


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #508 on: September 08, 2014, 02:55:53 PM »
The base for Cant Cove loco. shed. Areas in brown will have rough grass glued on, after:

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #509 on: September 08, 2014, 02:59:21 PM »
More wagons and containers after just being spraypainted BR Early Bauxite (Halford's Red Plastic Undercoat) -- and NOT pink:



The one on the right was bought, cheaply, last year, on eBay and the buffers were not gluedo n properly, in fact one is missing. However, it will be a good example for when I make one -- it is a kit from the N Gauge Society, I believe.
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