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Author Topic: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)  (Read 612469 times)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #270 on: July 25, 2014, 05:45:38 PM »
The Class 08 with Kronenbourg Ferry Van (must be another wild garden party at Cant Castle!) and BR SR Pillbox Guard's Van on the repaired girder bridge:



The WR added extra supporting girders, which involved raising the track deck, to support higher axle-loadings so that 'Hymeks' can work through passenger trains to Paddington, in future (as they do / did to Bude). Fortunately, the increased depth of ballasting means that the tracks either side of Cant Cove bridge match the new track base height. 8-)
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #271 on: July 25, 2014, 05:47:41 PM »
The sloping sides mineral tramway bridge sides with the original curved tops cut-off, below. (The mainline, built to broad gauge double-track spacing, will pass through below.)


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #272 on: July 25, 2014, 05:48:42 PM »
The reverse side of the tramway bridge sides:


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #273 on: July 25, 2014, 05:50:31 PM »
2 painted SR concrete footbridge kits (Cant Cove's is bottom right; the concrete has a slightly yellow tinge as a few truck loads of sand from Cant Cove were sent to the SR concrete works at Exmouth Junction to make the SR concrete 'fittings' for Cant Cove -- Lady Penelope of Cant Castle said that unrelieved grey was 'simply too dreary for words'!) and bridge piers needing filler:

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #274 on: July 25, 2014, 05:51:23 PM »
Various huts painted:


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #275 on: July 25, 2014, 05:52:31 PM »
Close-up of part assembled huts (1):


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #276 on: July 25, 2014, 05:54:00 PM »
Close-up of part assembled huts (2):


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #277 on: July 25, 2014, 05:54:45 PM »
Close-up of part assembled huts (3):



Final dry-brushed weathering still to be done.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #278 on: July 25, 2014, 05:56:53 PM »
 Painted moulded stacks of beer casks needing filler:


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #279 on: July 25, 2014, 06:00:59 PM »
Peco NE Guard's Van after removing printed text with a needle file and an old toothbrush with "Cif" and then washed and dried. (One wheel removed as it was lose.) I'm awaiting delivery of reels of masking tape so sellotape was used, instead!



This was the first of three bought. It had a splash of gloss green paint on one end so was a suitable test vehicle for painting as one of Wadebridge's BR Grey LNER Toad brakevans.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #280 on: July 25, 2014, 06:02:35 PM »
The Wadebridge Toad E Brake Van with first coat of BR Grey livery:



Ex-LNER Toad E Brakevans at Wadebridge:

It would appear that an ex-LNER 'Toad E' brakevan was more often than not seen on Wenford freights, so at least one seems to have been was based at Wadebridge. Looking at lots of photos the Toad B/E can be spotted on Wenfordbridge to Wadebridge goods trains and sitting around in the yard at Wadebridge (including one behind Class 03 D2183), but I've not seen it on the main North Cornwall route. I'm concluding that there was one or two of these ER vans held at Wadebridge especially for use on the Wenford route. Sample numbers that ran to Wenford include: E153583 and Toad Es E162261 and E178583. Photos also appear of an ex-LNER 'Toad E' brakevan in BR Bauxite Brown, probably E178583.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #281 on: July 25, 2014, 06:05:23 PM »
The other side of the Toad E brakevan:



Some very gentle sanding of this coat of paint in a few spots, cleaning and a thin final coat of (thinned) lighter grey paint should see it looking good. Once the masking tape arrives, I'll paint the tiny black oblong for wagon details on both sides as well as the white hand rails.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #282 on: July 25, 2014, 06:07:22 PM »
The two painted mineral tramway bridge sides:



The tops of the bridge will be overgrown with shrubs growing on both sides of the parapet but thickest on the tramway side. (I suppose glued on green flock will do plus pieces of N Gauge hedge?)

I still need to rescore some of the stone courses with a craft knife, add mortar and, maybe, pick out some individual stones in different colours (I will do that, colour by colour, on each stone-constructed building -- eventually).
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #283 on: July 25, 2014, 09:34:50 PM »
Looks like good progress is being made Chris.
I see that lager and beer seems to be a bit of a recurrent theme !  :beers:
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #284 on: July 25, 2014, 10:00:01 PM »
Yes, it is, Martin. I have a LOT of beer casks and two open wagons full of them plus the painted Peco wagon loads. There are two pubs at Cant Cove (the "Station Hotel" of local notoriety as far as regards what goes on upstairs, and the "Tramway Inn") and at least two more near Penmayne station (one near the loco. shed., the "Railymen's Arms", which winches up the casks from a Castle Ales wagon parked below) and one near the actual station; SR staff drink in one and the WR guys in the other!). I have Bass, Worthington, and Fremlins vans and will be converting some wagons to liveried Castle Ales vans and grain wagons, too. I also have a N Scale German horse-drawn brewer's dray to be converted to an English looking one and painted in Castle Ales colours. 8-)
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