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Author Topic: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)  (Read 511815 times)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5850 on: April 26, 2019, 05:41:05 PM »
Hi Chris,

If you mix up the sandless grout to the consistency of double cream you can easily spread it on with a spatula and then smooth and shape it before it dries. Once it is dry it can be sanded or lightly carved.  I have not found it to crack. I applied it quite thickly. In high summer, it dries overnight. I apply it over glued (with white glue) polystyrene packing pieces and / or cut polystyrene packing pieces which can be shaped to the rough shape required beforehand.

Before the sandless grout dries it can be formed into rough stone by lightly pressing scrumpled alu foil pieces onto it.

I'm very pleased with the results. I hope that helps.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5851 on: April 26, 2019, 05:55:33 PM »
Thanks for the explanation, Chris.  Your technique sounds interesting and it may be a little less messy than plaster bandage.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5852 on: April 26, 2019, 06:34:49 PM »
Thanks very much, Chris, that's exactly what I wanted to know.

I shall try it out on Nine Mile Hill when I get to the stage of creating embankments and cuttings, (probably in about a decade at the current rate of progress...)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5853 on: April 26, 2019, 09:05:45 PM »
My pleasure, Chris and Lawrence.

I should dig out some scenic construction photos. to post.

I use layers of materials to build up the countryside from, literally, sea level at the front of the layout, including a lot of balsa wood (bought from a model aircraft shop).

I forgot one key last stage. After the sandless tile grout is perfectly dry and any sanding, shaping then vacuuming has been completed, I paint the surface with a semi-gloss dark brown or dark green paint (I have two medium tins of standard household paint) to seal it before the glue and scenic scatter, etc. stage. (I do plan to add static grass, later.)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5854 on: April 27, 2019, 08:32:06 AM »
That is pretty much the same method that I use and it certainly works well for me.
I would only add that the grout can crack if it is not allowed to dry naturally. I once speeded up the process with the aid of a warm air blower and that definitely led to cracking.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5855 on: April 27, 2019, 08:42:28 AM »
Thanks, Martin. Excellent point. I have never tried to speed it up. All my plastering was done in high summer with high ambient room temperatures and the windows open. Drying overnight was enough.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5856 on: April 28, 2019, 05:59:18 PM »

I forgot one key last stage. After the sandless tile grout is perfectly dry and any sanding, shaping then vacuuming has been completed, I paint the surface with a semi-gloss dark brown or dark green paint (I have two medium tins of standard household paint) to seal it before the glue and scenic scatter, etc. stage. (I do plan to add static grass, later.)

Hello, it's me again. Sorry to bother you with a trivial question, but is the sealing with paint a vital part of the process? You can get pre-coloured grout and I was thinking of using brown and then gluing the scatter directly on top.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5857 on: April 28, 2019, 06:55:38 PM »
Iíd say that as long as the grout isnít too light you could put the scatter directly on top. The paint is to stop the grout showing through.
Itís also fine to paint the grout and then put the scatter straight on (without glue). The scatter will stick direct to the paint.
Hope that helps.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5858 on: April 29, 2019, 07:48:06 AM »
 :thankyousign: for the very nice Easter Bunny Chris 😀

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5859 on: April 29, 2019, 12:42:01 PM »
Thanks, Keith. I will answer the scenic question, soon.

I hope to be more active with work on Cant Cove and agreeing, describing and photographing more 'through' trains with all those interested, from mid-June.

Cant Cove still awaits the despatch from Eastleigh Works of 0395 0-6-0 in SR Black as ex-Exmouth Junction 3439; plus BR Black Late Crest 700 'Black Motor' 0-6-0 30700 (72A). I only have the old Graham Farish Corridor and non-corridor coaches in SR Lined and Unlined Green liveries for a preserved Southern Railway passenger train.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5860 on: April 29, 2019, 07:40:53 PM »
Over the Summer, it would be good to run a through special from Marton Hinmarche to Cant Cove, perhaps conveying Baron and Lady Tiverton or Lord and Lady Trevelver on the return run.  I could run some first class carriages and dining cars behind either Forthampton Grange or Cranmore Hall.  The route for through running would be via Cheltenham and Bristol Temple Meads.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5861 on: May 01, 2019, 08:31:49 PM »
Over the Summer, it would be good to run a through special from Marton Hinmarche to Cant Cove, perhaps conveying Baron and Lady Tiverton or Lord and Lady Trevelver on the return run.  I could run some first class carriages and dining cars behind either Forthampton Grange or Cranmore Hall.  The route for through running would be via Cheltenham and Bristol Temple Meads.

Thanks, Laurence. I plan to be running far more 'through' trains once June comes. I have a pretty good selection of coaches so I'm pretty confident I could match your rake. My "Grange" 4-6-0  6803 "Bucklebury Grange" would take over at Exeter, replacing the loco. which took over at Bristol Temple Meads.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5862 on: May 01, 2019, 08:57:52 PM »
'Pocket Rocket' BR Standard 4MT 2-6-0 No. 76005 arrived in North Cornwall on a regular goods working from Salisbury, (its home shed 70E).











Z Class No. 30956 has settled in very well as Cant Cove's station pilot.



No. 76005 with also newly arrived Drewry 0-6-0 D2283 which will assist No. 30956 over the busy Easter holiday and Summer season.





No. 76005 close-up.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5863 on: May 01, 2019, 10:04:24 PM »
'Pocket Rocket' BR Standard 4MT 2-6-0 No. 76005 arrived in North Cornwall on a regular goods working from Salisbury, (its home shed 70E).




Oooh, a Mogul I don't already have, and which I could justify on a Borders branch line. Very nice.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #5864 on: May 02, 2019, 08:12:24 AM »
76005 looks very much at home Chris.
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