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Author Topic: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)  (Read 511158 times)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #795 on: October 20, 2014, 12:20:59 PM »
The BR Standard Mark 1 BCK, S21271, seen in the previous photos., (a duplicate; Graham Farish by Bachmann 374-076A) which is for sale:





Please, PM if interested.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #796 on: October 20, 2014, 12:24:26 PM »
Cant Cove is famous for its mild climate so when an eBay seller had this job lot for a good price which could be shipped with the two LMR wagons I bought them:



However, there are a) too many and b) most are too large. (I think I will only use the two smallest.)
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #797 on: October 20, 2014, 12:27:16 PM »
The wagons ready for cleaning and spray painting:



NB The BR Standard Brake Van is not required so, if anyone wants it, please, PM me. It is missing a coupling from one end and can be sprayed in either grey or bauxite undercoat.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #798 on: October 20, 2014, 04:47:24 PM »
Hi Chris.  Here's Martin (Mr PP) taking photos for you of the Bude Station model in the museum.  I thought you'd like to see him 'in action'!   :)

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

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #800 on: October 20, 2014, 09:08:16 PM »
Many thanks, Mrs PP. Very interesting to see that. A pedigree black bull is on its way for Descanso Farm (as well as Port Perran farm).

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #801 on: October 20, 2014, 09:45:49 PM »
Many thanks, Jon. It is quite similar (but not the same, it's a different LSWR signalbox type) as the signalbox I plan to make for Cant Cove (based on the real life prototype station, Whitstone & Bridgerule, on the former Bude line) and rather expensive. I have the wooden steps and handrails (as plastic parts from a kit) for my signalbox which were the most difficult part apart from the windows. The rest should be fairly easy to scratchbuild. (I have scale plans.) I won't be tackling it, yet, though as I need to build up my skills.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #802 on: October 21, 2014, 01:48:30 PM »
Two more wagons arrived this morning at Cant Cove, via the Somerset & Dorset, a van for the Headland Brewery and an open wagon for the Castle Estates traffic to Weaver Cove.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #803 on: October 21, 2014, 01:52:10 PM »
Work is already under way on the 3 wagons for the Castle Estates traffic to Claverdon, Warks.:





As always, the official photographer and his attractive auburn-haired assistant were at Cant Cove loco. shed to record the work.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #804 on: October 21, 2014, 01:56:03 PM »
Two ex-SR vans arrived for servicing; however, one was judged not to be in good enough condition by the Cornish Loco. Preservation Group for their friends at Trepol Bay:



The two vans selected for the Headland Brewery, Trepol Bay:

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #805 on: October 21, 2014, 03:44:35 PM »
Twin BR WR (ex-SR type) vans for services on the circuit Penmayne - Cant Cove - Wadebridge - Port Perran - Trepol Bay:



These two vans are too good to repaint so I'm substituting my ex-SR van which I had previously resprayed in BR Early Bauxite for my Headland Brewery van instead.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #806 on: October 21, 2014, 03:46:40 PM »
Twin BR standard ventilated vans for the Headland Brewery, Trepol Bay, undergo servicing before despatch:


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #807 on: October 21, 2014, 04:23:07 PM »
Thanks for the picture update Chris.
I bought one of those laser cut wooden signal boxes whilst I was in Osborne models (Bideford) on Friday but I got the WR version for Port perran.
They do look good but I agree, they are a little expensive.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #808 on: October 21, 2014, 04:36:56 PM »
Empty china clay wagons were always moved with the hoods on btw - a wet empty clayhood is almost as bad news as a wet full one.

Many thanks, Alan. I had not thought about that. The wagons did come with their tarpaulin covers so I will have to put them on, then.

Best regards,
Chris
Just as an update, I recently purchased Working with Steam in Cornwall (Philip Rundle) which contains a picture of 7709 in 1960 passing through Bodmin Road with a rake of empty china clay wagons uncovered.  There is also a picture of one of the Beattie's shunting wagons at Wadebridge which includes two uncovered clay opens.
I agree though that this is very much the exception rather than the rule. Both pics taken on sunny days though !!
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #809 on: October 21, 2014, 05:11:22 PM »
Work is well under way, at Cant Cove, on overhauling 2 pairs of vans (ex-SR type with uneven width horizontal planking and BR standard type; see photos. above) for despatch to the Headland Brewery, Trepol Bay which has arranged for a local firm of painters to put them in the brewery's livery. One of each pair will be used on traffic: Trepol Bay - Port Perran - Cant Cove - Penmayne following the signing of a guest ales exchange agreement between the Headland and Castle Breweries.

Additionally, after the 'Fat Controller's recent visit to Cant Cove (must have been the fine lunch at the "Station Hotel" the BR Plymouth Divisional Manager enjoyed, hosted by the Lord of Trevelver Castle), BR WR has allocated a freshly overhauled van [actually it is a matching pair for 'through services] (with uneven width horizontal planking; see photo. above) for the Penmayne - Cant Cove - Port Perran - Trepol Bay circuit in view of the increasing goods traffic between them. Official photographs have been promised when they depart in the Mixed to Wadebridge.
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