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Author Topic: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)  (Read 612466 times)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #255 on: July 23, 2014, 08:23:51 PM »

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.
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I know, Martin; I'll wait.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #256 on: July 23, 2014, 08:25:19 PM »
It was a good idea to use that 08 for clearance tests. If that will pass through anything will.
One other thing to watch is with the Dapol panniers. Their detailing, being very low, will sometimes catch on small obstructions which other locos will miss.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #257 on: July 23, 2014, 08:29:08 PM »
That's why I bought the Class 08 as I don't really need one having two Class 03s and two Class 04s! Thanks for the tip about the Dapol panniers, Martin. I have one (DCC-fitted and here) so it will also have to have a trial run, then, too, after the Class 08.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #258 on: July 23, 2014, 09:30:10 PM »
Very neat repair on that girder bridge, Chris :thumbsup:
I can't really tell from the photo but now you have raised the track level to suit the 08, it looks taller than the bridge itself :hmmm:
Would that be the case?

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #259 on: July 23, 2014, 10:04:44 PM »
Very neat repair on that girder bridge, Chris :thumbsup:
I can't really tell from the photo but now you have raised the track level to suit the 08, it looks taller than the bridge itself :hmmm:
Would that be the case?

Thanks; it was a lot of work but, as the bridge will be at the front of the layout, I think it is worth it.

Alas, yes, trains will be slightly taller (the WR added new girders which involved raising the deck, as part of upgrading the line for 'Hymeks' to be used), now than the top of the girders which will stop me putting cross-pieces between the girders, now, I think. I have glued the missing side back to the bridge and left it it to 'set' overnight with a cardboard 'box' placed inbetween the two sides to hold it in place. Tomorrow, I will clean up the glue smears with a small file then repaint it. Before that, I'll take another photo(s) so that you can see the height of the Class 08 on the track in relation to the sides.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #260 on: July 24, 2014, 11:57:45 PM »
Been busy adapting two double-track stone bridge sides into ones with slanting sides for carrying the abandoned mineral tramway over the mainline. I had to go out to buy a special saw for cutting the hard plastic pieces. Tamiya filler was then used to fill in the remaining gaps between the original bridge pieces and the embossed plasticard additions. Photos to follow tomorrow.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #261 on: July 25, 2014, 05:29:42 PM »
Ensuring the repaired girder bridge side glues firmly in place:


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #262 on: July 25, 2014, 05:32:05 PM »
The pieces for the first 4 LSWR-pattern bufferstop beams marked out on a sheet of 0.5mm polysytrene sheet (plasticard). (For more, see later.)


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #263 on: July 25, 2014, 05:33:12 PM »
The track arrives from Hattons, courtesy of DHL, late last week.


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #264 on: July 25, 2014, 05:34:51 PM »
14 metres of track. (I should only need about 11, so I have some to spare.)


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #265 on: July 25, 2014, 05:35:54 PM »
The Class 08 on the repaired girder bridge (1):


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #266 on: July 25, 2014, 05:38:11 PM »
The Class 08 on the repaired girder bridge (2):

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #267 on: July 25, 2014, 05:40:45 PM »
The Class 08 on the repaired girder bridge (3):


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #268 on: July 25, 2014, 05:42:22 PM »
The Class 08 on the repaired girder bridge (4):



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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #269 on: July 25, 2014, 05:43:51 PM »
The Class 08 with Bulleid BR SR Green SK on the repaired girder bridge:




 

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