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Author Topic: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)  (Read 612441 times)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #240 on: July 22, 2014, 09:56:24 PM »
OK; the first of the promised photos for today. Here you can see the items painted with my ersatz SR Green (the Southern Region used the standard BR cream as a base with a green shade that was exactly the same as the SR Middle Chrome Green (Precision P93 SR Middle Chrome Green); the paint continued to be supplied by the same manufacturer and the specification did not change.


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #241 on: July 22, 2014, 10:05:43 PM »
A close-up of the station running in boards:



The paint was rather problematic: taking a long time to dry and needing many coats. I'm still not 100% happy but with the printed CANT COVE station signs I think they'll be OK.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #242 on: July 22, 2014, 10:10:15 PM »
A close-up of the station benches. Same problems with the paint and a final slight touch-up of the paint is required.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #243 on: July 22, 2014, 10:13:01 PM »
This small hut was bought, ready-assembled (not very well) and unpainted as part of a job lot on eBay. This is it almost completed as far as painting goes. I'll post another picture, tomorrow.


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #244 on: July 22, 2014, 10:15:37 PM »
This is part of a kit-built (again, not very well) girder bridge; again, bought as part of a job lot on eBay and unpainted. You can see that part is missing in the bottom left-hand corner.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #245 on: July 22, 2014, 10:18:31 PM »
This is the same part with double-layer plasticard sections added to replace the missing ones. However, although they are not quite thick enough I think painted and in place, this side not facing the front of the layout, this will not matter. (The bridge was 'cleaned up' with files and sandpaper before these photos. were taken and, again, after this photo was taken once the glue had set.)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #246 on: July 22, 2014, 10:21:52 PM »
This is the rest of the bridge after a plasticard 'deck' had been added (but before it was painted and a few 'touch-ups' of paint) as I thought it more realistic to have a deck for the ballasted track to rest on.



This is the second, and more likely, candidate for the rail bridge over the inlet to Cant Cove.

After positioning my outside cranks Class 08 on a piece of track on the bridge, I realise that the track will need to be raised to allow the moving cranks to clear the walkways parallel to the track. Some strips of cardboard with plasticard edging should do the trick. (Pictures to follow.)
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #247 on: July 23, 2014, 01:24:28 PM »
Bodmin Road to Boscarne Junction (GWR) was upgraded to take GWR 43XXs as a diversionary route in WW2, so a 43XX / 63XX has been on my 'want list'. Today, I read that DJ Models have announced a Churchward 63xx 2-6-0 GWR Mogul in N. It will replace one of my 61XX for taking over from larger GWR locos., the WR summer timetable through trains from Bodmin Road to Penmayne.

SOURCE: grahammuz.com/2014/07/23/dj-models-announce-class-71-in-00/

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #248 on: July 23, 2014, 04:19:42 PM »
Bodmin Road to Boscarne Junction (GWR) was upgraded to take GWR 43XXs as a diversionary route in WW2, so a 43XX / 63XX has been on my 'want list'. Today, I read that DJ Models have announced a Churchward 63xx 2-6-0 GWR Mogul in N. It will replace one of my 61XX for taking over from larger GWR locos., the WR summer timetable through trains from Bodmin Road to Penmayne.
One will be on order for me too no doubt
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #249 on: July 23, 2014, 05:15:25 PM »
Bodmin Road to Boscarne Junction (GWR) was upgraded to take GWR 43XXs as a diversionary route in WW2, so a 43XX / 63XX has been on my 'want list'. Today, I read that DJ Models have announced a Churchward 63xx 2-6-0 GWR Mogul in N. It will replace one of my 61XX for taking over from larger GWR locos., the WR summer timetable through trains from Bodmin Road to Penmayne.
One will be on order for me too no doubt
I was pretty certain that you'd want one, too, Martin.

Now all I need is a Peco Collett 0-6-0 to be renumbered as Exmouth Junction's WR pet, 3205!

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #250 on: July 23, 2014, 08:02:36 PM »
My outside crank BR Blue Class 08 being used for gauging trials on the girder bridge as originally designed:



The cranks would have hit the side walkways. 8-(

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #251 on: July 23, 2014, 08:05:05 PM »
My outside crank BR Blue Class 08 being used for gauging trials on the Atlas plate girder bridge as originally designed:



No problem here as the track is higher than the side walkways. 8-)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #252 on: July 23, 2014, 08:09:12 PM »
My outside crank BR Blue Class 08 being used for gauging trials on the girder bridge as subsequently modified with a central built-up section to raise the track above the level of the walkways:



Now, no problems; the Class 08 from Wadebridge, delivering empty china clay wagons from Wenfordbridge for the attention of the C&W fitter at Penmayne, can now safely pass through the bridge outside Cant Cove station.  :claphappy:

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« Reply #253 on: July 23, 2014, 08:10:51 PM »
Now, to glue back the repaired side-piece.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #254 on: July 23, 2014, 08:21:25 PM »

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I was pretty certain that you'd want one, too, Martin.

Now all I need is a Peco Collett 0-6-0 to be renumbered as Exmouth Junction's WR pet, 3205!
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Those Peco 0-6-0s go for silly prices on Ebay I'm afraid.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


 

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