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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #810 on: October 21, 2014, 05:16:14 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.

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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 !!

Many thanks, Martin. I had thought that I had also seen pictures of 'hood-less' china clay wagons. I think I can still run my little rake of empty wagons without their hoods through Cant Cove going for repairs at Penmayne TRSMD. (It will be a conditional working and only on sunny days!)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #811 on: October 21, 2014, 05:23:11 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.

I'm sure the signal box will look excellent at Port Perran and am really looking forward to seeing it in place.

You were asking about a signalbox interior on the forum, recently, it is the Ratio kit (for their GWR signalbox but I'm hoping to use parts of mine in Cant Cove signalbox and, eventually, the second kit for Penmayne signalbox, too; I have pictures of LSWR signalbox interiors).

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #812 on: October 21, 2014, 05:27:47 PM »
A couple of the secondhand wagons and vans I've bought are missing buffers but I have a good supply of previously painted new wagon underframes so can simply swop underframes to make the model as good as new. Out of interest, I may then see if I can then make good an underframe (for stock) by replacing and supergluing a missing buffer from another underframe which also has a missing buffer.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #813 on: October 21, 2014, 08:46:11 PM »
This morning, in a rather large cardboard box (partly explaining why I paid so much for P&P) my Faller 2275 N Eckhaus [corner building] "Hotel Sonne" [Hotel Sun] kit arrived. Although it had been opened, all parts seemed to be present and correct but as there are very many of them, I cannot be sure. It is not a project to enter into lightly so it has been put up on a shelf until I'm ready to tackle it over a continuous period of days. I also need to buy some more plasticard (stone) for the outside back walls and for interior details plus source suitable doors and windows (Ratio brass doors and windows plus, I think, modified Kestrel windows for the back which will not, usually be seen). Some balsa wood will come in handy, too. I think, though, I have a solution for the additional room balconies for the front windows: some plastic very ornamental fences. The first job will be to wash every plastic part in warm soapy water then dry and spray everything with Tamiya matt grey undercoat, a job better done outside as there are so many parts so it may be months before I tackle this one! Still, I'm glad that I have bought it at a reasonably good price. I think I need to build the Cant Cove goods shed and then the signalbox, first, to develop my skills.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #814 on: October 21, 2014, 09:00:37 PM »
Getting nearer Chris, looking forward to this project.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #815 on: October 21, 2014, 09:01:28 PM »
Some research points I'd like to share:

Duty Numbers (Engine Working Numbers) for Southern Region Engine Sheds, Weekdays 1951

Exmouth Junction 494

Bude 601
Wadebridge 602

So, I'm making Penmayne 604 and Cant Cove 603 (won't be used until 'preserved' steam locos. are based there as the shed closed in LSWR days once the line to Penmayne was completed).

Trepol Bay could be any number from 605-609.

One of the last rakes of ex-LMS stock survived until the end of 1964 and was used on an enthusiast's excursion to the SR. (Another use for my rake of BR livery of ex-LMS stock.)

United Glass Bottle was located at Angerstein Wharf, SE London. That is where my two BR Shoc Vans (Minitrix, one grey and one brown) will travel to and from, via Nine Elms, to collect beer bottles for the Castle Brewery, Cant Cove and return broken ones. (Maybe also the Headland Brewery, Trepol Bay?)
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #816 on: October 21, 2014, 09:07:07 PM »
Getting nearer Chris, looking forward to this project.

Paddy

Thanks, Paddy. That just leaves the "Tramway Inn" for which I have a Lyddle End Georgian house but that may be replaced by a scratchbuilt 'copy' as it seems a little too small and I want to make some changes.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #817 on: October 21, 2014, 10:25:34 PM »
Getting nearer Chris, looking forward to this project.

Paddy

Thank you, Paddy. I think I'll tackle the hotel after scratchbuilding the platform shelter, then the goods shed, followed by the signalbox (I have scale plans for all three) but before scratchbuilding the main station building (for which I also have plans).

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #818 on: October 22, 2014, 09:38:51 AM »
Sounds like the hotel will be a big project.
Looking forward to progress but I know that you will take your time and make an excellent job of it.
The Directors at Headland Brewery are thinking about a special Celebratory Ale to mark the opening and have asked the head brewer to start considering it.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #819 on: October 22, 2014, 02:59:40 PM »
Thanks, Martin, it is a big project as, although there is an assembly instruction sheet, it is rather like a 3D jigsaw puzzle. I will need time and space to spread all the items out and see how they all fit together before measuring up the parts I need to add or replace. I may well not be able to start on it until the end of this year if not next year. However, I will be choosing the plasticard for the replacement back walls and the additional windows and doors and buying the extra plasticard and the balsa wood I will need for the interior. (I also need balsa wood for the roof beams for Cant Cove loco. shed.)

Although the "Station Hotel" is owned by the Castle Estates and is 'managed' by one of the sons of the Lord and Lady of Trevelver Castle, there is a trading agreement between the Castle Brewery and the Headland Brewery so a special Celebratory Ale to mark the opening (after extensive refurbishment) of the hotel would be very gratefully accepted. The head brewer of the Castle Brewery will be paying a visit to Port Perran to share a few beers with his colleague from Trepol Bay to ensure that the ales that their respective breweries will be providing will be in a different style. (The special invited guests for the opening celebration will get the opportunity to vote on their favourite.) Celebrated 1960s beat combo, the Beachcombers, have been invited to play and the 'Chelsea crowd' will attend with a special 1st-class only train from Waterloo (d. 16:30) chartered to convey them to Cant Cove (a. 23.00) and back for the weekend's celebrations; a bar extension until 1AM for Friday and Saturday nights has been granted by the local magistrate. Channel Television Limited (which began operations in 1962) has been invited to send a camera crew to record the Beachcombers play. With her eye for PR, Lady Penelope said she could not resist the headline: "Beachcombers at Cant Cove!"
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #820 on: October 22, 2014, 07:06:26 PM »
Not much to report, today. Another Ratio 229 Coal Depot (Plastic Kit) arrived as I needed two more coal 'bins' for Cant Cove goods yard plus a replacement Coal Merchant's office (for the Castle Estates goods agent's office that will be located at Trepol Bay Harbour), together with a Kestrel KD19 Weighbridge & Office (Plastic Model Kit) as the building is very similar to one in North Cornwall (Wadebridge, I think) that I have a photo of so can be 'kit bashed' rather than use an identical Ratio office (which will be kept for Penmayne, instead).

In the same package, from 'kitlady' (from whom I have bought before) came: Pre-Cut Signs.BR Platform,Pub & Street - BR Southern.(N) plus Pre-Cut Signs. Loco & Goods Depots - BR Southern Region.(N) which, together, will really enhance Cant Cove. The pub signs are for "The Station Inn" (including a very nice pair of pub sign boards with a Bulleid Pacific) which will be the name for the pub part of "The Station Hotel" which I will make some matching, in style, larger signs for. The hotel will have a separate entrance, of course.

Painting continues on the first set of 3 Castle Estates Wagons and Van for Claverdon, plus a replacement Castle Brewery van body for Cant Cove to replace the damaged body (which will go to Trepol Bay Harbour as a brewery store next to the goods agent's office). The first Castle Estates wagon for Weaver Cove is also being painted. More vans and wagons are due this week and next. However, Cant Cove loco. shed will be closed from this Saturday to Tuesday, inclusive, as the workers of the Cornish Loco. Preservation Group take a long weekend break!

Photos, tomorrow.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #821 on: October 22, 2014, 08:20:43 PM »
Hope you and the CLPG enjoy your break.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #822 on: October 22, 2014, 08:43:14 PM »
Thanks, Martin. I hear the members of the CLPG have booked the ex-GWR diesel railcar to take them to Port Perran for a long weekend break. 8-)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #823 on: October 23, 2014, 01:01:12 PM »
The 'Fat Controller' has returned to Cant Cove (after another excellent lunch at "The Station Hotel", still open but refurbishment is scheduled for the New Year) to view two more overhauled secondhand wagons ready for despatch after the van roof has been replaced to Trepol Bay (for painting there) for use of the Headland Brewery, via Wadebridge and Port Perran:



Three refrigerated / insulated vans arrived at Cant Cove, this morning, (unfortunately, the seller only had roofs for two of them so I need an extra roof!) and have been stripped of the text on their sides and then spraypainted prior to painting in Castle Estates or Castle Brewery liveries:



Here is the 3rd van in its undercoat (Halford's Grey Plastic Undercoat) plus an earlier arrival which had no grey undercoat (after two coats of blue paint). From now on I will always spraypaint a grey undercoat.



The two best vans will go to Claverdon and Weaver Cove. One of the remaining pair will be painted in Castle Brewery livery and will be used for deliveries of "Kronenbourg" for which the Castle Brewery has a local distribution agreement. "Kronenbourg" ferryvans bring the lager to Cant Cove but these vans are 'out of gauge' for the Castle Estates branch and elsewhere. (Wadebridge to Cant Cove was originally broad gauge.)
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #824 on: October 23, 2014, 01:58:40 PM »
Here is the first of two vans spraypainted with Tamiya Grey Undercoat (I think a second coat will be required):



Two more vans for Trepol Bay, an old Fish Van and a second van for the Headland Brewery, have been prepared for painting:



The Fish Van will be spraypainted in BR Early Bauxite (Halford's Plastic Undercoat).

Lastly, and the principal reason why the 'Fat Controller' from BR divisional headquarters, in Plymouth, was visiting, a second BR Ferrywagon has been allocated for traffic to / from Cant Cove and Penmayne and the Continent:



The wagon floor has been lightly painted but the plastic interior side 'braces' have yet to be removed.
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