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Author Topic: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)  (Read 508310 times)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #915 on: November 10, 2014, 08:07:40 AM »
They are looking good Chris.  Thought you were supposed to be packed away?  Have you got an extension?  ;)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #916 on: November 10, 2014, 08:11:52 AM »
Thanks, Martin. I still have to put the "FISH" transfer on the two vans but, otherwise, everything else is packed in a large cardboard box ready to post off to you, tomorrow.

If the sun comes out, here, I'll take some more pictures of the finished versions.

I plan to make transfers to go on the nameboards on the roofs. I'll post you some when they're ready, later.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #917 on: November 10, 2014, 08:13:53 AM »
Thanks, Paddy. Satisfying work. Virtually everything IS packed away. These are the last three items. Once they are dry they will be packed and the kitchen table cleared ready for Christmas! (I will be restarting work at the end of the year.)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #918 on: November 10, 2014, 03:15:27 PM »
The Wadebridge yardmaster has just confirmed the arrival of the wagons and vans scheduled to be forwarded to Weaver Cove. The "Hymek", D7028, with its "Wadebridge" brake van, have now returned through Cant Cove to Penmayne ready to take out the same 10.30 (Penmayne d.; Cant Cove: 10.35 a, 11.10 d) Goods to Wadebridge (11.17 a), tomorrow. Although scheduled for a N (the 3rd N Duty in the Penmayne WTT), in practice, it should have been allocated a 80XXX 4MT 2-6-4T or a D63XX (Class 22); however, in view of the importance of the train's contents, a D70XX has been rostered today and tomorrow (as well as Wednesday if required).

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #919 on: November 10, 2014, 03:24:30 PM »
The kitchen table is now cleared and cleaned. However, I still have to add the drains under the downpipes on the agent's office, tomorrow morning, as well as apply the "FISH" transfers on the two Graham Farish four- wheeled ex-Great Northern Railway vans in Early BR Bauxite livery (a few of these survived into early BR days; another duplicate 'pair' for 'through' running). Then the box to Martin in Cornwall can, finally, be posted!
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #920 on: November 11, 2014, 08:05:04 PM »
Unfortunately, one of the drainpipes on the wall of the Castle Estates' agent's office for Trepol Bay came off so will have to be reglued (with super glue, again). However, it shows that, as I thought, the pipe needs to be glued at the bottom (to a raised drain) as well as at the top (to the gutter) if it is to survive the journey. Alas, a thesis student had a disaster so I will have to put railway modeling to one side for a few days. Fortunately, Martin is not in a hurry.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #921 on: November 11, 2014, 08:45:27 PM »
Have just won a very nice selection of 'wooden'-bodied vans and open wagons at very good prices which I will enjoy repainting over the Christmas break.  :claphappy: So, if anyone is interested in any Castle Estates or Castle Brewery stock, please, PM me. The next batch should be arriving at Weaver Cove this week or early next. I may also respray some in BR Grey or Bauxite liveries.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #922 on: November 11, 2014, 08:55:06 PM »
Hi Chris I am envious of your growing wagon fleet, something I need to attend to on my layout. I need to start collecting coal wagons, from what I have read in a book, coal along with some form of grass used to make paper was transported  to the local goods yard. Not sure what kind of wagon would have been used to carry that.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #923 on: November 11, 2014, 09:07:46 PM »
I have many pictures of goods trains and, in the 1960s, both wooden and steel-bodied coal wagons were used. As the 1960s progressed the wooden-bodied wagons were slowly withdrawn. Alas, i have no idea what grass would have been carried in; maybe, any clean wagon that was available? If the grass needed to be kept dry maybe sacks in vans?

It is possible to pick up old Graham Farish goods wagons and vans for good prices (as I have just done) on eBay but the older ones do not have the latest coupling housings so are not suitable for those who want to change the couplings, I think.

I try to ensure that I have no duplicate numbered wagons and that they are the types of wagons which ran in North Cornwall (from the photos).

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #924 on: November 11, 2014, 10:51:36 PM »
Thanks Chris, I have just looked in the book and it was Esparto Grass which came from Preston docks apparantly. Also were other raw materials for local industries,there were a few paper mills around the area. Materials included wood pulp, Esparto grass,there was a grain and cotton warehouse on the site, by 1907 it had 17 sidings. So my 4 siding yard does not do it justice really, but compromises after to be made,my layout is already 8'x4', I could not go any bigger or swmbo would have something to say on the matter..he..he.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #925 on: November 12, 2014, 05:17:11 AM »
Hi lil Chris,

Googled esparto grass as didn't know what it was and found this...

http://www.grantonhistory.org/harbour/esparto.htm

Hope helps.

Cheers weave

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #926 on: November 12, 2014, 09:07:40 AM »
Hi lil Chris,

Googled esparto grass as didn't know what it was and found this...

http://www.grantonhistory.org/harbour/esparto.htm

Hope helps.

Cheers weave

I too have never heard of Esparto grass so many thanks for the link. It is surprising just how many obscure items/materials were transported by rail over the years.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #927 on: November 12, 2014, 04:07:42 PM »
thanks for that weave, looks like it was loaded in coal type wagons. Apparantly it used to blow round the goods yard like in the old western films, you can see why if it was just loose.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #928 on: November 12, 2014, 06:48:20 PM »
Hi Chris I am envious of your growing wagon fleet, something I need to attend to on my layout. I need to start collecting coal wagons, from what I have read in a book, coal along with some form of grass used to make paper was transported  to the local goods yard. Not sure what kind of wagon would have been used to carry that.

I'll send you a PM, Chris, as I do have some good duplicate wagons and vans for sale (Not my repaints) which may interest you?

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #929 on: November 12, 2014, 07:34:30 PM »
thanks for that weave, looks like it was loaded in coal type wagons. Apparantly it used to blow round the goods yard like in the old western films, you can see why if it was just loose.

Looking at the photos., any type of open wagon from old wooden bodied ones to steel-bodied ones, including mineral (coal) wagons and of various side heights, too! So, any open wagon you've got could be used, Chris.

 

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