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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #630 on: September 26, 2014, 11:41:58 PM »
Coming on nicely - but the exciting bit is when we see it all on that baseboard with some track that your kindly landlord helped you with.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #631 on: September 26, 2014, 11:50:40 PM »
Coming on nicely - but the exciting bit is when we see it all on that baseboard with some track that your kindly landlord helped you with.

Thanks, Bob. I enjoy making and painting the buildings and wagons and they are tasks which break down into easy stages which I can fit in around my work tasks. The trip to the local DIY store to buy the insulating panel sections to be cut and glued onto the baseboard for the track and scenery should be next month. We're both rather busy and need a free day. The baseboard is ready and I've all the track and points plus joiners and trackpins. And there is no shortage of rolling stock to run!

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #632 on: September 27, 2014, 12:20:41 PM »
This weekend's first quick update.

The (finally) finished Cant Cove loco. shed bufferstop (although I see I need to trim off a piece of plastic with red paint on -- an advantage of close-up photos is that you can see such details!) plus the first SR van body made up (one of the inner support pieces was too wide and had to be reduced in width):





Once I have made up the other, both will be spraypainted.

The walkway in front of the bufferstops still needs to be fitted; I had to raise the supports so that it cleared the rails. (The white marks are where the previous supports were removed.)

Updates later of the brakevans.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #633 on: September 27, 2014, 01:58:10 PM »
The promised brakevan update plus the parts of the 2nd SR goods van:




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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #634 on: September 27, 2014, 07:03:32 PM »
I have made the stone base for the loco. shed's water tower (which will use the tank from a Ratio kit which I had ready) and cut the spaces for the Ratio brass door and windows in the plastic stone sheet sides. The doors and windows will be in the same style as the loco. shed, (pictures, tomorrow). The tank though is a bit damaged as I accidently filed off a very small end piece when I was preparing the ends for glueing.  :dunce: I hope Tamiya filler will come to the rescue! I used the Kestrel water tower (brick built, going to Trepol Bay as it is similar to the one at Bude) and pictures of the much taller former stone-built water tower at Launceston as inspiration but it is strictly freelance. I hope though that it will fit in well with Cant Cove's loco. shed as being in the style of the Wadebridge & Penmayne Railway! (Later a joint LSWR / GWR line then joint SR / GWR before becoming a Southern Region then Western Region line.)

Earlier I did more white handrail painting on the three ex-LNER 'Wadebridge' brake vans and left them to dry before doing any more work on them (I hope tomorrow). Very nice sunny weather, here. The second SR van awaits supergluing. (I plan to spraypaint them both, tomorrow.)

I also need to prepare the paving stones for the two painted dustbins to stand on outside Cant Cove Cafe.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #635 on: September 27, 2014, 07:06:40 PM »
I'm sure that the filler will do the job. I make good use of filler to repair minor blemishes !
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #636 on: September 28, 2014, 12:34:21 AM »
Thanks, Martin. It is so small that only a really closeup look will reveal that a piece is missing. I'm not sure how much free time I will get tomorrow as I have a LOT of student assignments. However, I want to finish the brakevans, and glue together the second SR van so that I can spraypaint them. Beyond that I'm not sure what I'll be able to do. I will post pictures of the water tower, though.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #637 on: September 28, 2014, 08:50:49 AM »
I will post more pictures of the finished brakevans, soon, including one of Jon's heavily weathered grey one with my china clay wagons and one of my two Class 22s renumbered as Plymouth Laira examples that worked out of Exmouth Junction shed after the WR takeover of the SR lines in North Devon and North Cornwall. (Maybe also with my two new kit-built SR vans and the ex-works Castle Brewery van for Port Perran and Trepol Bay traffic?)

I have found a small pack of BR head and tail oil lamps for the brakevans so will add one per van (although I also have a kit for a working tail light I will try that, later, on a larger van, when I have a jeweller's drill! I'm still learning how to paint and weather wagons (I will be making a third grey one, but for myself, and spraypainted, when my last Peco NE van arrives; two BR brown and two BR grey will be enough! I don't think Wadebridge had very many; maybe around four?)
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #638 on: September 28, 2014, 09:38:37 AM »
The components (and other parts) for the stone-base water tower for Cant Cove; not all painted in their final colours. A bit of a 3D jigsaw puzzle. The German plastic stone sheet pieces are VERY thick and I have had to try to bevel the edges with my craft knife and a metal file but thin plasticard vertical edging stones will be added as per one of the parts of the workshop behind the loco. shed. Looking at my picture of the the Okehampton water tank, I should add a thin plasticard stone base overlay and an upper base overlay for the tank.

I think the metal tank is supposed to slightly overhang the base? Mine won't though as the stone pieces were cut to the same width as the tank sides. The good news is that the tiny piece I filed off one end of the water tank does not show! However, my messy (hurried) gluing does and will have to be cleaned up with my craft knife and a metal file. (My set of metal files, bought on eBay, were a GREAT purchase.) Very annoyingly I have a perfectly glued (but badly painted) Ratio water tank in my bits box bought as part of a job lot. It's so well glued that I cannot take it apart for re-use even if I could remove the paint!



The room under the water tank will be the loco. crews' mess room. The water tank will, eventually, have an sign advertising the Cornish Locomotive Preservation Society (the shed's owners). BR SR and WR staff working in their spare time, the members form the support crew for the post-1964 SR steam locomotives running on summer services including the "Atlantic Coast Express" and provide facilities for their visiting colleagues from the Great Western Society at Bodmin General when their preserved WR steam locos. are running on the line. (WR and visiting SR and other region diesels are serviced at the purpose-built WR TRSMD at Penmayne, in the style of Plymouth Laira's main building but MUCH smaller.) There is also a small single-track loco. shed with coaling and watering facilities (to be modelled on Bude's; another Ratio kit) for visiting steam locos there with a (Peco) turntable (to be motorised).

The BR tail lamps for the brakevans and the SR bufferstop after final, final 'touching up' with white paint and removal of tiny bits of paint and plastic that were annoying me!



The eagle-eyed will have spotted that one 'jewel' has come out of a lamp. Gluing THAT back in will be fun . . .
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #639 on: September 28, 2014, 10:50:28 AM »
The eagle-eyed will have spotted that one 'jewel' has come out of a lamp. Gluing THAT back in will be fun . . .
Indeed. Try this instead: a big blob of bright red acrylic paint. Works for me! Doesn't fall out but looks just as bright as the crystal.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #640 on: September 28, 2014, 11:27:30 AM »
Many thanks, NeMo. I'm not a big fan of 'jewels' in any case. However, I don't have any acrylic paints (although I could buy some bright red from the plastic model kit shop, here, where I buy a lot of my railway modelling supplies).

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #641 on: September 28, 2014, 12:30:59 PM »
Many thanks, NeMo. I'm not a big fan of 'jewels' in any case. However, I don't have any acrylic paints (although I could buy some bright red from the plastic model kit shop, here, where I buy a lot of my railway modelling supplies).

Enamel might work if you have some. But for this sort of job I have a dozen small tubes of cheap acrylic paints picked up from Wilkinson's, 2.25 the lot, and there are useful amounts of reds, greens, browns, etc. for little jobs where serious colour-matching isn't needed. I'd have thought any art shop in the world will have similar packs, often targeted at kids, but provided the paints are opaque, they'll do the job! I use these paints for slapping paint onto small whitemetal bits (like station lamps) and with a bit more care even small plastic and brass kits (such as bicycles and platform trolleys). Pretty much anywhere the precise colour doesn't matter!

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #642 on: September 28, 2014, 12:40:20 PM »
I too prefer paint to jewels. I think it looks better.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #643 on: September 28, 2014, 12:54:46 PM »
Thanks, guys. I think I'll look for some kids' acrylic paints then, as I only need a very small amount of red.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #644 on: September 28, 2014, 02:43:09 PM »
Those P&D Marsh SR Van kits are really pretty crude. (And the prototypes were, I believe, 9ft. not 10ft.) I spent ages, this morning, on the second, 'planked' one trying to get it to fit under the supplied roof after much filing and regluing it sort of looks OK. They also seem to suck up spraypaint. I think I may also have to use some Tamiya filler on it. Still it is a beautiful sunny day so I can have the windows open to dispel the stink of the Halford's spraypaint! If I did not already have the kits and the Peco chassis kits I don't think I would recommend them. Alas, I have more 10ft. Peco wagon chassis kits needing bodies so may try some of P&D Marsh's GWR wagons and hope they fit together better.

 

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