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Author Topic: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)  (Read 483290 times)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #840 on: October 27, 2014, 02:16:14 PM »
Some of the wagons that will be used for timber loads (three BR ones to the left; two, freshly overhauled Castle Estates ones to the right):



All have still to have their axleboxes painted gloss yellow to show that roller bearings (for faster, smoother running) have been fitted. I now have two of the BR 'Ferry Wagons' (the far left-hand wagon) and will have a spare second tarpaulin wagon in Castle Estates livery (second from the right) for 'through running' if someone is interested?
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #841 on: October 27, 2014, 05:18:41 PM »
(I believe putting them on an oven tray in a low heat oven is recommended)

There speaks a man who doesn't have to explain to his missus what he is up to hahahahaahaa

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #842 on: October 27, 2014, 06:16:49 PM »
I can do it during the day as I'm not at the university 9 - 5, every day. 8-)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #843 on: October 29, 2014, 11:56:46 AM »
I'm back in Prague and have safely 'cooked' the twigs so can now trim them into N Scale logs to fit my wagons. I'm also continuing to paint wagons for Trepol Bay and Weaver Cove.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #844 on: October 29, 2014, 05:13:46 PM »
Hope that you had a good break.
Looking forward to seeing painted wagons and perhaps some pictures of the "logs".
I will try to post some pictures of my log train in due course.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #845 on: October 29, 2014, 07:18:49 PM »
Thanks, Martin. I hope to post some more photos., tomorrow. Today, there was a delivery of ex-LMSR wagons from Derby via the Somerset & Dorset and a pair of ex-SR wagons from Eastleigh, including a special 20t long wheelbase brake van for braking unfitted / partly fitted goods trains on the steep incline down to Trepol Bay Harbour. Unfortunately, one of the ex-LMSR vans is missing a buffer and, as I am unable to swop the chassis (it is not removable), it will have to have a 'buffer transplant' from one of my spare damaged underframes.

However, that does mean that completion of the wagons for Trepol Bay and Weaver Cove is near and they are scheduled to leave for Wadebridge early next week to begin their journeys.

The General Manager of the Castle Estates was, today, informed via the Wadebridge yardmaster, that three of their ex-works wagons (two open wagons carrying planks and crates) and a refrigerated / insulated van of dairy products have safely arrived with goods for the Estates' new customers in the Birmingham area. The General Manager has been promised photos of the trio passing through Claverdon, Warks.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=media;sa=media;in=18048

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=media;sa=media;in=18049

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #846 on: October 29, 2014, 08:42:28 PM »
So.....Just to spur you on Chris - here is a picture of a train of logs having just arrived from the Somerset area(via Truro) at Port Perran station from where it will reverse into the wood yard/sawmills in Perran Lane.
In the goods loop a newly arrived load of cask ales from the Castle Estates Brewery at Cant Cove is waiting to be shunted into the goods yard for onward delivery to the Cornish Arms.  No doubt the ales will be eagerly awaited by the locals.
The T9 is at the head of the 14.54 departure for Padstow via Trepol Bay whilst the Class 121 is on shed awaiting its next duty.

I've taken the opportunity to also show a pannier at the head of a pw train descending into my fiddle yard from the non-scenic link to Trepol Bay :

If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #847 on: October 30, 2014, 11:19:39 AM »
Thanks, Martin, for those nice pictures. I have a couple of Graham Farish bogie bolster wagons but one is S&T, Reading one (and another kit-made one has a brass tube stuck to it) so I only have one long wagon on which I can place some big logs. I will use some of my Peco long wheelbase wagons instead and, as I have another ex-SR tarpaulin wagon coming, I can paint a duplicate one in Castle Estates livery for through working. I will post pictures later. It's very grey here, today.

I also have various ballast wagons for a PWM train including a Shark brakevan that needs to be finished and spraypainted. Once tracklaying commences (at the end of the year) it and the trackworkers (I have a few sets of these) will be out in action! My Class 14, (will be D9501), is meant to haul PWM trains but awaits DCC fitting as it is a long way down the priority list!

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #848 on: October 30, 2014, 12:34:01 PM »
I'm seeing lots of pictures of rolling stock Chris but no sign of somewhere to actually run them yet  :D
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Trevor (aka Chinahand)
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #849 on: October 30, 2014, 01:14:58 PM »
Thanks, Trevor. I have the baseboard, track, and points but the board needs the insulated board sections fitted on top before I can lay the track and points. This also depends on when my landlord, who will help me with buying, cutting, and gluing the insulating board sections on which the track will be laid, is free. I also need to work out how to print out the plan full-size (on A4 sheets) and place them on the baseboard.

I also have yet to buy a Hex Frog Juicer and a DCC Controller (part-paid for). I can only work on the actual layout in holiday time as I need long uninterrupted periods to work (I hate stop-start working on major tasks). In termtime, if I can grab a few minutes to work on a model, then I'm happy (I find it very relaxing).

I know most people are eager to get the track laid but my priority is constructing the scenic elements around which the track will be laid. I have still to scratchbuild the platform shelter, goods shed, signal box, and station building. Cant Cove is very much conceived as a working diorama telling stories. My hands, alas, will not always be so dextrous!
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #850 on: October 30, 2014, 01:47:40 PM »
The 'Fat Controller' from Divisional Headquarters in Plymouth, has become a regular visitor to the restaurant in "The Station Hotel" and Cant Cove loco. shed where he has joined the photographer and his young assistant to view the latest batch of second-hand wagons which have arrived for attention.

The two ex-SR wagons, which arrived from Eastleigh, yesterday, prior to the painters' attention:



The glued-in load has, since, been successfully removed. The items have been cleaned of glue and will be painted in appropriate colours.

The ex-LMSR vans, which arrived from Derby, via the Somerset & Dorset, prior to the painters' attention:



From left to right: van for Castle Brewery; two vans for the Headland Brewery.

The ex-LMSR open wagons, which arrived from Derby, via the Somerset & Dorset, prior to the painters' attention:



All, bar one, are for the Castle Estates; the 7-plank wagon is for traffic passing through Weaver Cove.

The two vans for the Headland Brewery (the second pair, to enable 'through' working) after overhaul and patch painting ready for the livery to be applied on arrival on Trepol Bay. The van for Cant Cove has had to have a broken buffer replaced.



The SR 20-ton brake van ready for use on the Trepol Bay Harbour branch on unfitted / semi-fitted goods trains:



After spraypainting but before final painting.

Two ex-SR tarpaulin long wheelbase open wagons (after and before repainting in Castle Estates' livery); the second wagon (in SR livery) is ready for 'transfer'; both will have a removable matching load of logs. (Pictures to follow.)



The two open 5-plank wagons for the Headland Brewery (to enable 'through' working) after overhaul and patch painting ready for the livery to be applied on arrival on Trepol Bay. :

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #851 on: October 30, 2014, 06:59:53 PM »
The arrival of the various wagons seems to have caused a bit of a stir with various locals turning out to see them.
They all look good.
Those two box vans are ideal for Headland Brewery livery.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #852 on: October 30, 2014, 07:46:06 PM »
I think the excellent chef at "The Railway Hotel" restaurant has something to do with the 'Fat Controller' appearing, Martin. The photographer and his assistant are on a monthly retainer from the castle Estates to record all the comings and goings at Cant Cove. (However, again, I think the excellent chef at "The Railway Hotel" restaurant has something to do with their eagerness to attend.) Ensuring that the overhauled wagons and vans for the Headland Brewery are in excellent order is very important for everyone in the county, whilst the wagons for the Castle Estates are important for the local economy, too.

The bufferbeams have still to be painted and final photos. taken. The wagons have been booked on next Tuesday's 11.10 to Wadebridge and a Class 35 has been rostered in view of the unusual length of the train. Connections to Trepol Bay via Port Perran and through Weaver Cove have been booked by the Wadebridge yardmaster.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #853 on: October 30, 2014, 08:11:46 PM »
Hi Chris I hope you had a great time away. There is some great rolling stock there Chris I can't wait to see the ones which are tagged to run through Weaver Cove.  :bounce:

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #854 on: October 30, 2014, 10:54:11 PM »
Hi Chris I hope you had a great time away. There is some great rolling stock there Chris I can't wait to see the ones which are tagged to run through Weaver Cove.  :bounce:

Thanks, John. Yes, I did. I had to return on Tuesday though because I had a meeting, yesterday, and another, tomorrow. However, in between academic work I have been working on the wagons which are nearly complete. I plan to post them all off on Tuesday, next week.

 

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