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Author Topic: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)  (Read 512014 times)

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Offline Chris in Prague

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #540 on: September 14, 2014, 11:59:41 AM »
I'm still fiddling around with "The Beach Cafe" (Sid the Surveyor said that a skylight would be good in the roof as, otherwise, the interior would be too dark) and the details for the loco. shed interior including a bufferstop -- I had to scrap the first attempt as it did not look good.) No photos., yet, as it is very overcast, here.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #541 on: September 14, 2014, 04:49:56 PM »
I think Sid is right.
When I'm having a cup of coffee, I like to be able to see it !
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #542 on: September 14, 2014, 05:53:59 PM »
Whilst the shutters at the end of the cafe could also be opened, a skylight is definitely a good idea and has now been fitted. I hope, tomorrow, we'll have some sun so that I can take some pictures. The cafe's large roof sign has also been finished (minus the lettering).

The shelves for fitting inside the loco. shed have been finished. The roof for the workshop has nearly been finished. The coal merchant's office has been finished and the weighbridge office is also nearly finished. The bufferstop in the loco. shed now looks much better but still has to have the bufferbeam painted in SR white with a thin horizontal stripe added. I'm thinking of painting it white then, when its dry, adding masking tape strips and painting the red line on top.

The vans are nearly finished. The Castle Estates' van will be weathered as, after two coats of paler blue, some of the underlying brown is still faintly visible. A wash of dirt should hide that. The wagons need the buffer ends painting silver as do the vans'. The vans which are ex-works will also have the buffer painted red. The weathered wagons will not have any red.

I managed to get academic work done inbetween waiting for models to dry. Some a productive afternoon.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #543 on: September 14, 2014, 06:01:32 PM »
A busy afternoon. Looking forward to photos.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #544 on: September 15, 2014, 10:19:20 AM »
Some quick photo updates (comments to be added):

34064 on loco. shed base with Mark II bufferstop and Sid the Surveyor:



You can see the small brown area - to be grassed - that forms part of the edging of the loco. shed.

34064 inside loco. shed:



Mark II bufferstop in place but still needing 'cosmetic' work:



3 wagon bodies after two coats of paint awaiting detailed painting and weathering (especially the ecentr van in Castle Estate livery):



Weathered flat wagon on loco. shed base with coal merchant's office (the name on the board will be added later):



Roof for cafe with skylight aperture (but before fitting the 'glass' on top and filling and filing):





Loco. shed interiors finished except for fitting of shelves:



Workshop with doors fitted and roof (flashing will be added around the chimney but the roofs have to be removable to allow lighting to be fitted, later):



Front of loco. shed manager's office:



Lineside buildings (1 and 2), detailing (especially guttering and downpipes) still to be added:





I have not added the bases to the Ratio concrete huts as I don't know if these buildings had such concrete bases in real life?
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #545 on: September 15, 2014, 11:32:43 AM »
Chris,

your loco shed interior looks great. Interior deteailing is something I should have thought of before building my loco shed for Zinnroda... :-[

Anyway, yours looks brilliant and you can be more than pleased with it. :admiration:

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #546 on: September 15, 2014, 11:36:59 AM »
Great detailing Chris.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #547 on: September 15, 2014, 12:50:04 PM »
Brilliant Chris!  :)
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #548 on: September 15, 2014, 12:58:58 PM »
Hi Chris that is outstanding. The attention  to detail is first class.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #549 on: September 15, 2014, 06:31:47 PM »
Nice stuff Chris . . . as they say, keep it up  :P

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #550 on: September 16, 2014, 07:46:45 AM »
Hi Chris.  Did you say one of your Peco wagons had a damaged coupling?  The way the wagons are constructed means that undoing the two nuts on the underside of the wagon will allow you to separate the van body from the underframe and the couplings are held in place between the two.

I've probably got a couple of spare Peco couplers from wagons I've converted to NEM pockets, if you need a couple of spares I could post them over to you.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #551 on: September 16, 2014, 07:51:22 AM »
Hi Chris.  Did you say one of your Peco wagons had a damaged coupling?  The way the wagons are constructed means that undoing the two nuts on the underside of the wagon will allow you to separate the van body from the underframe and the couplings are held in place between the two.

I've probably got a couple of spare Peco couplers from wagons I've converted to NEM pockets, if you need a couple of spares I could post them over to you.

Thanks, John. Yes, that's correct. What was wondering is what to use to undo the nuts? I do have plenty of spare couplings, but thanks for your kind offer. (I have some springs, too.)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #552 on: September 16, 2014, 08:12:01 AM »
A pair of fine pliers should allow you to grip the nut to undo it - it will be slow and fiddly but it should work.  Or you can buy a tool for the job; Expo tools sell them, I think they're called nut spinners.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #553 on: September 16, 2014, 08:13:35 AM »
Thanks, John, for your quick reply. I have a pair of pliers and will try those, first.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #554 on: September 16, 2014, 10:08:46 AM »
Chris,

your loco shed interior looks great. Interior deteailing is something I should have thought of before building my loco shed for Zinnroda... :-[

Anyway, yours looks brilliant and you can be more than pleased with it. :admiration:

Michael

Many thanks, Michael. It's been very time consuming but, as I plan to later fit interior lighting, I think the interior detailing is worth the time and effort. I've tried to model the shed as it would be in the mid-1960s after a loco. preservation society has taken it over and renovated it for their use after it having been abandoned for many years.

 

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