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Author Topic: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)  (Read 483734 times)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #765 on: October 14, 2014, 07:09:20 PM »
Thanks, Jon. I'll look forward to the photo. of it in your Conflat rake. The last Conflats went out of revenue service in the early 1970s so they are well within your chosen period. (The Conflat Ls lasted until the end of that decade.)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #766 on: October 14, 2014, 10:12:00 PM »
The marketing department of the Castle Estates is looking to expand its customer base; could a Castle Estate liveried standard ventilated van make an appearance on other railway layouts, soon? 8-) The Castle Brewery is a bit more cautious about sending its prize-winning ales too far away but its liveried vans are also likely to be seen further afield within the West Country.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #767 on: October 14, 2014, 11:13:13 PM »
The marketing department of the Castle Estates is looking to expand its customer base; could a Castle Estate liveried standard ventilated van make an appearance on other railway layouts, soon? 8-) The Castle Brewery is a bit more cautious about sending its prize-winning ales too far away but its liveried vans are also likely to be seen further afield within the West Country.

I'm open to them running through Weaver Cove.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #768 on: October 15, 2014, 03:27:06 PM »
Thanks, Jon. I think there will be at least one spare covered van (standard ventilated or refrigerated / insulated) and one open wagon available in Castle Estates (lighter blue) or Castle Brewery (darker blue) liveries once all the secondhand wagons I've bought on eBay arrive and have been painted.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #769 on: October 15, 2014, 06:55:19 PM »
Thanks, Jon. I think there will be at least one spare covered van (standard ventilated or refrigerated / insulated) and one open wagon available in Castle Estates (lighter blue) or Castle Brewery (darker blue) liveries once all the secondhand wagons I've bought on eBay arrive and have been painted.

Just let me know when they are ready Chris.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #770 on: October 15, 2014, 07:21:05 PM »
Thanks, Jon. Here are the first set (of, now, three sets) of three Castle Estate wagons for through services to / from Port Perran, Trepol Bay, and Weaver Cove from / to Cant Cove:







I have yet to add the 'ropes' to the crates.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #771 on: October 15, 2014, 07:52:52 PM »
Lovely looking wagons - as ever and looks like the photographer and his assistant got some good snaps.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #772 on: October 15, 2014, 08:10:38 PM »
Thanks, Martin. Yes, the photographer and his assistant were able to wait until they could catch the late afternoon sunshine in Cant Cove.

I'm waiting for more wagons and vans to arrive and to complete some wagons and vans I already have.

Best regards,
Chris
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #773 on: October 16, 2014, 09:20:32 AM »
Three interesting old vans arrived at Cant Cove for inspection and photos. this morning:





From left to right: two ex-SR refrigerated / insulated vans in BR Bauxite (bought, as a pair, on eBay, very nicely painted) and an old pre-BR design 'NE' Fish Van resprayed by me in BR Early Bauxite (I should have a second one of these soon and it will also be resprayed). I should have some Fish Van transfers arriving soon to put on them but have no idea where the transfers should be placed? These vans will be used for local traffic to / from Port Perran and Trepol Bay and from / to Cant Cove:and the first two will supplement the Castle Estate and Castle Brewery liveried versions of these vans.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #774 on: October 17, 2014, 11:18:11 AM »
Greetings from an overcast Cant Cove.

There have been some arrivals and departures at Cant Cove. Here are the arrivals.

First, an old open wagon has come down via the Somerset & Dorset for repair and repainting in Castle Estates livery for deliveries to Weaver Cove for local farmers:



Second, two of the Castle Estates' prize black bulls are about to be loaded into a cattle truck for a local farmer at Port Perran and one at Descanso Farm. (The track to Cant Cove's cattle loading platform is under repair.)



Third, the first of a pair of identical 5-plank open wagons is being serviced before despatch to Trepol Bay where local painters will reliver it in Headland Brewery colours, later this year:

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #775 on: October 17, 2014, 01:54:59 PM »
With the photographers gone, the Cornish Loco. Pres. Group members have got to work on the wagons, removing the markings and preparing them from painting after checking the chassis, wheels, and couplings. The wagon for the Headland Brewery is ready for despatch and that for traffic to Weaver Cove is ready for painting. However, the goods train train to Wadebridge has left and the next train will be on Saturday when they will leave for onward transmission to Trepol Bay via Port Perran and Weaver Cove. (Photos. to follow.)
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #776 on: October 17, 2014, 05:53:49 PM »
Such a busy time at Cant Cove Chris.  Good to see that your folks take a pride in their rolling stock too.

Paddy
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #777 on: October 17, 2014, 06:42:30 PM »
Thanks, Paddy. More trains of old wagons and vans are due to arrive at Cant Cove for repainting and servicing, next week.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #778 on: October 18, 2014, 12:55:51 PM »
Good morning from sunny Cant Cove.

Once again, the photographer and his pretty auburn-haired assistant have been down to Cant Cove loco. shed after enjoying a hearty breakfast at the nearby "Railway Hotel". (I wonder what gave them such a big appetite?) They found the members of the Cornish Loco. Preservation Group already 'hard at work' as you can see!

First, the serviced open wagon for the Headland Brewery, Trepol Bay has been finished and is ready for despatch via Wadebridge:



A society member is rolling a small cask of Headland Brewery Best ale (a 'thank you' present) to the Shed Foreman's office where it will be left to settle. Another member is carrying a crate of spare parts for the workshop whilst a fitter chats to the foreman who is sitting, as usual, on a stack of timber.

The 10.35 (a) 11.10 (d) goods to Wadebridge (a 11.17) departs behind Cant Cove's SR Class 04 pilot (being a autumn Saturday the line is not so busy so the usual BR Standard 4MT 2-6-4T or D63XX Class 22 has not been rostered for the short journey):



From left to right behind the Class 04 diesel shunter: ex-LNER 'Wadebridge' brake van, Castle Ales covered van with casks for the forthcoming cricket match at Port Perran CC (no ex-works condition van was available as the only one standing at the brewery needed minor repairs), BR cattle truck conveying two prize black bulls, BR Late Bauxite ex-SR insulated / refrigerated van, Castle Estates ex-SR insulated / refrigerated van, Castle Estates 7-plank wagon with timber planks for loading onto a ship at Trepol Bay harbour, Castle Estates 5-plank wagon carrying crates for loading onto a ship at Trepol Bay harbour, and the serviced 7-plank wagon for painting into Headland Brewery livery at Trepol Bay. (The last 5 wagons all being transferred to Trepol Bay.)

To the left can also be seen the Castle Estates' goods agent's office at Trepol Bay.

The yardmaster at Wadebridge has informed the Castle Estates that they will need to invest in longer wheelbase, modern wagons if they want to continue to send and receive freight via the Exmouth Junction to Nine Elms fast freight service. Accordingly, three BR wagons (Ferry Wagon for Continental traffic, Tube, Plate wagons) were lent and the Estates bought two of its own wagons (ex-SR high-sided tarpaulin open, Plate) to join the Castle Brewery's own ex-SR high-sided tarpaulin wagon:



Lastly, repainting has begun on the serviced 5-plank Castle Estate's open wagon for services to Weaver Cove. This will depart, early next week with two BR covered vans conveying agricultural products and fresh fish on the new service to to Weaver Cove:



The sharp-eyed will note the large tin of Castle Estates' blue paint resting on a small paint-splashed crate in the background in front of an old piece of timber where the painter can rest after his labours!

It is rumoured that the Fat Controller from divisional headquarters at Plymouth and the Lord of Trevelver Castle are due to pay a visit, this afternoon, after enjoying lunch at the "Station Hotel".
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #779 on: October 18, 2014, 03:10:43 PM »
After an excellent lunch at the "Station Hotel", the lord of Trevelver Castle with his dog and the 'Fat Controller' from divisional headquarters at Plymouth, have walked over to Cant Cove loco. shed (the lord being the President and Honorary Patron of the Cornish Loco. Preservation Group) to inspect S21271, one of the new SR Mark I BCKs allocated for the "Atlantic Coast Express" to Penmayne and other Waterloo trains:



However, after his wife, Lady Penelope joins them, the 'Fat Controller' has a surprise for the local aristocrat: thanks to his wife, two new SR BCKs allocated for the "Atlantic Coast Express" to Penmayne and other Waterloo trains have been experimentally fitted with the brand new Swindon B4 bogie after Lady P. complained ("it simply will NOT do!") to Waterloo about the rough-riding qualities of the Standard BR bogies mounted under the new BCKs:




« Last Edit: October 18, 2014, 03:22:03 PM by Chris in Prague »

 

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