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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #1005 on: December 02, 2014, 03:47:31 PM »
As soon as I have some free time I will try to compile a RA table for the steam loco. classes that ran in (North) Cornwall.
That will be very useful information. Don't forget , however, that I am very good at applying Rule 1.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #1006 on: December 02, 2014, 04:01:44 PM »
Thank you, Martin, it's for guidance only! I'm assuming that, in 1964, the whole of the North Cornwall line was upgraded to RA6 (Halwill to Torrington being excluded and the passenger trains withdrawn). For all "Western" lovers, Class 52 being RA7, are I'm afraid very hard to justify off the WR mainlines. (So, mine will be a Rule One service for my own pleasure and will never be officially rostered; ditto my Class 46 "Peak".) Even RA6 is pushing it but if a "Hymek" did run to Bude why not to Penmayne . . . And, I'm assuming that D1662 is RA6 and NOT RA7!

In my alternative history, the Wadebridge to Padstow line was never built as the Wadebridge - Penmayne (Rock) line on the opposite of the River Camel was built much earlier (1860s) and whilst Penmayne boomed as a tourist resort and harbour, Padstow remained a quiet backwater.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #1007 on: December 02, 2014, 04:04:49 PM »
Thank you, Martin, it's for guidance only! I'm assuming that, in 1964, the whole of the North Cornwall line was upgraded to RA6 (Halwill to Torrington being excluded and the passenger trains withdrawn). For all "Western" lovers, Class 52 being RA7, are I'm afraid very hard to justify off the WR mainlines. (So, mine will be a Rule One service for my own pleasure and will never be officially rostered; ditto my Class 46 "Peak".) Even RA6 is pushing it but if a "Hymek" did run to Bude why not to Penmayne . . . And, I'm assuming that D1662 is RA6 and NOT RA7!

In my alternative history, the Wadebridge to Padstow line was never built as the Wadebridge - Penmayne (Rock) line on the opposite of the River Camel was built much earlier (1860s) and whilst Penmayne boomed as a tourist resort and harbour, Padstow remained a quiet backwater.
Don't tell Rick Stein !!
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #1008 on: December 02, 2014, 04:27:39 PM »
Is that the same Rick Stein who is employed as the kitchen boy at the "Railway Hotel" restaurant in Cant Cove, Martin? 8-)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #1009 on: December 02, 2014, 04:39:20 PM »
Is that the same Rick Stein who is employed as the kitchen boy at the "Railway Hotel" restaurant in Cant Cove, Martin? 8-)
Quite possibly. Do watch that he doesn't get too big for his boots !
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #1010 on: December 02, 2014, 05:35:49 PM »
The wagon and van painters of the Cant Cove branch of the Cornish Loco. Preservation Group have been absent, so far, from photos. To remedy this, two sets of Preiser painters (79176 and 79177 the set with the accessories) has just been despatched from Germany. I hope they will arrive next week and can photographed at work. Until then, here are two official Preiser pictures:




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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #1011 on: December 02, 2014, 07:38:30 PM »
That guy bottom left looks like Elvis ! :smiley-laughing:
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #1012 on: December 02, 2014, 07:58:52 PM »
Ssssh! Elvis likes to spend some time, incognito, staying at the "Railway Hotel", Cant Cove, where he had a tragic love affair with Alice, one of the beautiful local barmaids, which inspired the song "Heartbreak Hotel". (It was released as a single on January 27, 1956, Presley's first on his new record label RCA Victor. It was written by Tommy Durden and Mae Boren Axton.) Elvis finds joining the painting gang very relaxing. Evenings, in the snug, over pints of Castle Brewery Best Bitter, he sings songs on his acoustic guitar. 8-)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #1013 on: December 02, 2014, 08:44:48 PM »
I feel another storyline developing here.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #1014 on: December 02, 2014, 08:58:42 PM »
Over imbibing one night he finds himself as a guest of the local constabulary. "Jail House Rock" celebrates that evening. :beers:
You know you're getting older when your mind makes commitments your body can't meet.
https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=40567.0 125x60 and a bit.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #1015 on: December 02, 2014, 09:03:28 PM »
Ah, that was the time when he tried to drive Alice home, on the wrong side of the road, and the local constable stopped the car and took Elvis off to the police station to sober up overnight! (I guess Elvis wasn't used to too many Castle Ales!)
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #1016 on: December 02, 2014, 09:05:54 PM »

I'm guessing "In the ghetto" was inspired by Cant Cove  :smiley-laughing:

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #1017 on: December 02, 2014, 09:12:07 PM »

I'm guessing "In the ghetto" was inspired by Cant Cove  :smiley-laughing:

No, not a bit, Mike! The locals would NOT be pleased AT ALL to hear that suggestion.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #1018 on: December 02, 2014, 09:18:03 PM »
Could it be that the reason for his transgression to the wrong side of the road was that he was thinking "It was now or never"? :o
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #1019 on: December 02, 2014, 09:19:44 PM »
"All shook up" was recorded after his trip on the branch line  :bounce:

 

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