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Author Topic: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)  (Read 483300 times)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #525 on: September 09, 2014, 10:06:26 AM »
Thanks, Dave. I had a pack of metal disc wheels bought in a job lot and tried them out on my repainted ex-LNER 'Wadebridge' brake van (i did not want to use the original white-rimmed plastic wheels) and, as you write, they really improve the appearance and running. So, all my old Graham Farish wagons will get new, metal but spoked wheel replacements.

I have several few Ratio kits (loco. servicing depot, cattle dock) with all the parts painted that I could assemble if I get any free time but, realistically, it will be the Christmas break before I am able to. If I can complete the loco. shed and all the little sheds and huts (they need weather boards, gutters and drainpipes fitting) this weekend, I'll be very happy.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #526 on: September 09, 2014, 01:00:51 PM »
For Mrs. PP; one of the items bought for Cant cove itself and part-painted by me:







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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #527 on: September 09, 2014, 01:02:45 PM »
More wagon repainting under way:



Included are two ex-LNER 'Wadebridge' brake vans and the first covered van in Castle Brewery livery (first coat of paint).
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #528 on: September 09, 2014, 01:08:05 PM »
For Mr. and Mrs. Port Perran, "The Beach Cafe", Cant Cove, is nearly complete:







A similar but taller, name board will be fixed along the top of the roof. (This one is for the Coal Merchant's office.)

The wagon body and pavement slabs are all glued (mainly superglue) on a piece of paper. Matt sand will then be painted around the van body and paving slabs. Real sand will be added, later. A small stone retaining wall (I had a scrap piece just the right size) has been stuck behind the van body to hold back the earth (and resultant damp) into which the van body will be slightly recessed.

The paving slabs need to be 'weathered' to match the original ones added, yesterday.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #529 on: September 09, 2014, 01:26:08 PM »
Martin, if you also want a similar ex-LMSR 10-foot brake van body (free) to convert into your beach cafe for Trepol Bay, I should be receiving an unwanted one with some more secondhand wagons, soon. I will carefully remove the body from the chassis, I hope, and then post it off to you.)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #530 on: September 09, 2014, 02:52:43 PM »
That would be most kind Chris, Thank you.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #531 on: September 12, 2014, 05:19:03 PM »
A day off work, today so I was able to work on the final details for the loco. shed and paint some of the secondhand wagons I recently bought. Here are three vans, from the right, a Castle Brewery van (needs another coat of blue, the roof painted and detailed painting), a second Castle Brewery van (has received two coats of blue, needs detailed painting before departing for Port Perran and Trepol Bay for brewery deliveries), and the first Castle Estates van (needs another coat of the lighter blue and detailed painting).





It's much easier to paint grey wagons. The two Castle Brewery vans were grey: one bought in dark grey livery, the kit-built one was sprayed in light grey. (It's the 'disaster' one; I was able to scrape off, with my trusty craft knife / file -- on the roof -- the surplus dried grey paint.) The third van was bought in dark brown livery. The two non-kit built vans had their white text removed in my normal way with a sharp craft knife and then a toothbrush dipped in 'Cif' before washing and drying.

The two flat wagons, painted and weathered, need some slight detailed painting (will post better pictures, tomorrow, I hope we will get some sunshine as it was overcast when I took these pictures):



All wagons have had their wheels removed during painting. Metal spoked wheels will, ultimately, be fitted for smoother running and better appearance. The first flat wagon was bought on eBay as part of a job lot and has fixed couplings and some missing buffers / badly glued buffer shanks; it will probably be withdrawn from service or used for a wagon that came off the rails and was damaged when a train derailed.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #532 on: September 12, 2014, 07:14:49 PM »
I love those spoked wheels, I'll have to go find some !

any recommendations old chap ?

Oh, nice workmanship by the way  :thumbsup:

Jon  :wave:

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #533 on: September 12, 2014, 07:19:21 PM »
Many thanks, John. I ordered on eBay: 2 packs of Graham Farish 379-411 Wagon Wheels Spoked (x10 Axles) from Modelscape:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321489460465?_trksid=p2059210.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #534 on: September 12, 2014, 07:22:09 PM »
The right-hand van has damaged couplers. I do have replacement ones but I don't know how to fit them. The van is an old Peco one with the upside down U-shaped coupling holders.

Now that the paint has dried, I can see by turning it over, that the body of the kit-built van is fixed to the chassis by two screws which, IF I could remove them, would enable me to replace the couplings . . .
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #535 on: September 12, 2014, 07:26:16 PM »
Am now working on completing "The Beach Cafe", Cant Cove, except for the actual name to glue on the signboards. Pictures to follow. Also to follow, pictures of the completed loco. shed interior before I glue the two halves together and place it on its base.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #536 on: September 12, 2014, 08:11:48 PM »
Keep modelling whilst you still have the time before Academic work take over.
Looking forward to more pictures.
Not sure if I'll get much done this weekend. We have the Cornish Pasty Festival in Redruth to attend tomorrow !
Mustn't sample too many !!
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #537 on: September 12, 2014, 08:23:51 PM »
Thanks, Martin. I love real Cornish Pasties. Alas, they are impossible to buy here. Hope the weather keeps fine for you.

I can do some modelling and painting and, inbetween, whilst I'm waiting for glue or paint to dry, answer academic emails but, very soon, I will have student assignments to work on and that will leave me with virtually no free time for Cant Cove.

The interior detailing of the loco. shed is almost finished and I have measured out the tiled roof for the workshop extension ready to cut it out tomorrow. I will need to make and paint a lot of the V-shaped wooden roof ends (I forget the architectural term for them) for the small buildings and the roofs for the workshop and the shedmaster's office. I also have all the gutters and downpipes (I have a big selection ready painted) to fit.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #538 on: September 12, 2014, 10:40:12 PM »
A day off work, today so I was able to work on the final details for the loco. shed and paint some of the secondhand wagons I recently bought. Here are three vans, from the right, a Castle Brewery van (needs another coat of blue, the roof painted and detailed painting), a second Castle Brewery van (has received two coats of blue, needs detailed painting before departing for Port Perran and Trepol Bay for brewery deliveries), and the first Castle Estates van (needs another coat of the lighter blue and detailed painting).




I'd be itching to give those freshly painted wagons a nice wash of black, followed by a wash of frame dirt and then a drybrushing of a bit more frame dirt...

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #539 on: September 12, 2014, 10:49:43 PM »
Thanks, Pete. The two flat wagons were weathered with dirty black and, when I paint more vans, most will be weathered in varying stages. However, the Castle Brewery and Castle Estates vans include some ex-works examples used for the goods traffic with Port Perran and Trepol Bay! 8-)

I will post pictures of my weathered wagons if we have some sun, tomorrow. The underframe of my first (grey) 'Wadebridge' ex-LNER brake van was weathered and so will be my two brown ones.
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