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Author Topic: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)  (Read 544497 times)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #615 on: September 23, 2014, 07:12:15 PM »
Unfortunately, even in (not very bright) daylight and closeup the weathering does not show up well.

Weathered ex-LNER 'Wadebridge' brake van (white handrails need retouching) and repainted roof of Cant Cove Cafe with support for roof sign:





Close-up of cafe roof:


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #616 on: September 24, 2014, 09:40:29 PM »
Not much to report, today: just minor painting and gluing jobs but the Cant Cove Cafe building is finally finished with the big signboard mounted on the roof and painted. Just some minor 'touch-up' painting on the cafe roof around the sign, tomorrow. (Pictures should follow.) Also did some final 'touch-up'painting on the mineral tramway bridge sides so they can be put away. 'Touched-up' the green paint on the windows of the weighbridge office then glued the window 'glass' in place. The building can, then, finally be glued together. Then it will be time to glue on all the drainpipes and gutters on the buildings, apart from the loco. shed. The shelves for the loco. shed needed painting underneath so I part-painted those. Tomorrow, I hope to complete that and, later this week, glue them in place. (Some posters and blackboards had to be removed which meant more 'touching up' of paint!) After that, finally, the two halves can be glued together and the shed fitted onto its base. then the (removable) roofs can be fitted and the two parts glued together, the bargeboards adjusted and the gutters and drainpipes (following the layout on the former St. Ives loco. shed) glued into place.

I also prepared Jon's brakevan for the first gloss white painting of the handrails. (I will do the first, long, horizontal handrails on all 3 brakevans. The other handrails will be done in a day or so; it takes a long time for the paint to dry.) Some of the vans and wagons will need drybrushing with rust colour and the footboards on the two weathered brake vans drybrushed with light grey. One more Peco LNER short wheelbase brake van should be on its way; that will be my second grey one but I will try the Halford's Grey undercoat spraypaint on that one, I think. I must remember to spray a thin layer from a distance!

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #617 on: September 25, 2014, 09:19:57 AM »
Today's quick pictures (unfortunately, it is grey and overcast here so the pictures are rather dull):

The (almost) completed Cant Cove Cafe building:



A piece under the sign has come lose and had to be reglued (and, afterwards, the paint 'touched up').

The serving counter end of the cafe:



The roof has to be patch-painted to cover up the dried glue.

The end of the cafe showing the sign support and the piece that came lose:



The ex-LNER 'Wadebridge' brake vans all prepared for the first handrail painting in gloss white:

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #618 on: September 25, 2014, 03:29:41 PM »
I really need some N Scale dustbins, now, to stand outside the cafe. Does anyone know of any?

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #619 on: September 25, 2014, 03:37:01 PM »
Could you not make what you need using the tube from a biro pen or a straw?

cheers John.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #620 on: September 25, 2014, 03:40:36 PM »
I really need some N Scale dustbins, now, to stand outside the cafe. Does anyone know of any?

Only Japanese-style ones.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #621 on: September 25, 2014, 03:42:55 PM »

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #622 on: September 25, 2014, 06:12:34 PM »
I'm liking the look of your café Chris. Good stuff.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #623 on: September 25, 2014, 09:12:39 PM »
Thank you, guys. I'll put the P&D Marsh dustbins on my 'to buy' list. 8-)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #624 on: September 25, 2014, 09:14:42 PM »
I'm liking the look of your café Chris. Good stuff.

Thanks, Martin. I plan to post pictures of the finished version, tomorrow. (Finished apart from the lettering on the sign and the dustbins!)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #625 on: September 26, 2014, 12:35:53 PM »
Today's quick updates.

The finished bufferstop in SR colours in Cant Cove loco. shed and the completed (apart from the lettering on the signs, 'Cornish Pixie' ice cream brand logo, dustbins and sand) Cant Cove Cafe building:





NB The track is just temporary. A walkway in front of the bufferstop still has to be fitted.

The ex-LNER 'Wadebridge' brake vans showing weathering under way (on the centre two vans) but painting apart from the first grey one (R/H end) is not yet completed (drybrushing of rust, completion of the white handrails):





The second grey brake van is being heavily weathered as per Jon's wishes.

Update photos., tomorrow.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #626 on: September 26, 2014, 05:09:22 PM »
I began constructing the two P&D Marsh SR Van kits, today: A553 Planked and A554c Plywood. I have already painted in matt black two PECO NR-121 10ft. Steel type solebar wagon chassis kits for them. Many thanks to the two NGF members who confirmed that, for my period (1961-1968), both should be painted in BR Bauxite as they would have been vacuum-braked. In my case it will be Early BR Bauxite (Halford's Red Undercoat spray). Pictures to follow.

I also 'touched up' the gloss white paint on the bufferstop in Cant Cove loco. shed and am, finally, satisfied that it looks as good as I can make it with a nice straight horizontal red line.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #627 on: September 26, 2014, 05:12:22 PM »
Good to see that things are progressing well.
I do like the ice cream hut and looking forward to seeing the final detailing and lettering.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #628 on: September 26, 2014, 06:10:31 PM »
Rummaging through my boxes of scenic items, I was delighted to find that I DO have some N Scale dustbins (bought as one of the job lots of items I have bought on eBay). So, they will be painted and two placed outside the cafe. 8-)

Pictures tomorrow!
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #629 on: September 26, 2014, 11:35:18 PM »
Good to see that things are progressing well.
I do like the ice cream hut and looking forward to seeing the final detailing and lettering.

Thanks, Martin.

Anything which will need printing in colour on photographic paper, like the cafe sign and the brand logo as well as the Cornish Locomotive Preservation Society signs, the goods yard signs including the Coal Merchants, the Castle Brewery signs to go on the wagons and vans and the signs for the Station Hotel and the Tramway Inn will have to wait until I have created enough to fill a sheet. So it will be some time, yet, I'm afraid, Martin. (I have some signs ready for the nudist beach though!)
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