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Author Topic: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)  (Read 536481 times)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6360 on: October 22, 2019, 09:24:01 PM »
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Sir Andrew Cooke, (I think you are acquainted with him), thoroughly recommends the Austin Princess and states that it is an exceptionally comfortable ride with a beautifully smooth engine, (and, if Lord Trevelver does not mind him saying so, much less pretentious than a Daimler or a Rolls Royce). Herbert Padley, the 'fixer of anything mechanical' and local garage owner, says that it is one of the nicest cars he has ever had the pleasure of looking after. Sir Cooke asks if you would kindly convey his compliments and inform  Lord Trevelver of Sir Cookes pleasure with the motor car.   :beers:
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6361 on: October 22, 2019, 10:21:39 PM »
Hi Chris,

Thanks for that. I don't think the the Daimlers would be right for a holiday but the MGB Roadster(s) for the girls and the Jaguar MkIX would look marvellous about town on the Med and South West Atlantic coast. Might have to make a casino for Sant Pau de Mar  ;).

There is a model shop near my way back from work that only has OO trains but has a lot of different scale cars so will swing by, have a look and make a list.

Cheers Chris (weave)  :beers:

PS Thinking about some Jowett Javelins as well. Would that be right? Remember, I know nothing about cars but they look right to me (for other travellers that is?).

Also, the ramps might just be something like this ....

http://openarchives.sncf.com/archive/03914-03

or maybe something more substantial. Who knows?
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6362 on: October 23, 2019, 11:45:40 AM »

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6363 on: October 23, 2019, 12:00:44 PM »
Hi Chris,

Those are the Lima ones (I think) and I don't like them. The middle bogies look wrong and too toy like with the big wheels showing. I have Fleischmann and Ibertren single span (if that's the word) ones and some SNCF decals so will go that route with a bit of Rule 1.

I have got 2 Lima car transporters like those and thought I might chop one up to make the ramps. Have to find them first and have a look at the potential.

Cheers for the interest, Chris (weave)  :beers:

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6364 on: October 24, 2019, 08:10:20 PM »
@Chris in Prague
Sir Andrew Cooke, (I think you are acquainted with him), thoroughly recommends the Austin Princess and states that it is an exceptionally comfortable ride with a beautifully smooth engine, (and, if Lord Trevelver does not mind him saying so, much less pretentious than a Daimler or a Rolls Royce). Herbert Padley, the 'fixer of anything mechanical' and local garage owner, says that it is one of the nicest cars he has ever had the pleasure of looking after. Sir Cooke asks if you would kindly convey his compliments and inform  Lord Trevelver of Sir Cookes pleasure with the motor car.   :beers:

Belated thanks, David. (I'm very busy.) Lady Penelope, being a very sensible gal, would certainly purchase an Austin Princess upon Sir Andrew Cooke's recommendation. However, her husband is rather fond of Daimlers as is the Head Butler, Huw Jenkins. (I just need to check which model(s) I have.) A Jaguar, though, would certainly be a good choice for Continental jaunts and as the Castle Estates, Castle Brewery, and other Trevelver investments, have had another excellent half-year, one will be purchased.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6365 on: October 24, 2019, 08:38:39 PM »
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Sir Andrew says that the choice of a Daimler or a Jaguar motor car would be an excellent choice and asks me to let you know that, even though a Daimler or a Rolls Royce would, to him, feel a bit pretentious, there have been a few occasions when on business in London, that he wished that he had one.  ;). (Between you, me and these four walls, I sometimes think he regrets not being a bit more pretentious  :)).
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6366 on: October 25, 2019, 07:50:33 PM »
Thanks, David. As is often the case with the Trevelvers throughout history, the brains in the partnership are Lady Penelope's. Her husband, Charles, considers a Daimler and a Jaguar both only fitting for a man of his status and success. A Rolls-Royce though would be a 'bit much' especially as the Lord Lieutenant of the Duchy has one! On their next visit to London, a personal visit will be made to the leading Jaguar dealership. Some lucky employee will then have the pleasure of driving it all the way to Cornwall thus, it is hoped, any minor problems will have been identified ready for a visit to the Exeter Jaguar dealership where the car will be restored to showroom condition and any necessary work undertaken.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6367 on: October 25, 2019, 07:53:43 PM »
With a protesting hiss of escaping steam, No. 35017 “Belgian Marine” drew up alongside the curving platform, train brakes groaning, as if impatient to take the ‘Atlantic Coast Express’ onto Waterloo. The signal ahead was already showing green whilst the driver leaned out of his cab curious to see the reason for this unexpected halt. The tannoy was still repeating the instructions to passengers not to disembark as the train was ready to depart. The train’s guard impatiently stood by his inwardly opening door, green flag ready to be raised and waved, his whistle at his lips watching for the signal from the smartly uniformed stationmaster half-way along the platform.

Every passenger door was covered by two burly men with photographers nearby, cameras at the ready. Sure enough, along the train, windows were opened and demands to know what was the reason for the delay, loudly voiced. Along the twelve dark green coaches, first one, then two, then three, then four doors opened only to be firmly closed as close-up photographs were taken of the protesting passengers, three men plus one woman.

Meanwhile, Giles Roskrow together with his tall, well-armed muscular friends, Jim Tremayne, Phil Courtenay, Tom Carew, and Andy Tolverne, had quickly surrounded Sylvia, Susan, Eli, and Sofia as they were led out of the train by Captain Grenville with the ever-alert Sophie Andres bringing up the rear.

“All clear”, Sophie reported to Richard.

“Good, Sophie. We’re in the very capable hands of Giles and his men, now. Ladies, let’s go!”

“Well, Giles,” began Sylvia as they moved off, “this is a very pleasant surprise but why on Earth are you and your friends – hello, Jim, Phil, Tom, and Andy – all dressed as hippies?”

“Yes, why?” added Eli, right beside her.

“No time for that, ladies. Quickly now. Our taxi drivers will take the large suitcases,” replied Giles.

“Your luggage, now, please,” announced the two well-built men who were accompanying Giles and his companions as one took Sofia’s especially large suitcase and the other took the much smaller cases of Sylvia and Eli.

“I’ll carry my small case,” stated Susan firmly as the group was quickly led by a uniformed station staff member down to the two waiting London black cabs outside the station.

Above, “Belgian Marine” gave a loud whistle as the stationmaster relayed the rightaway to the guard at the rear of the train and the driver. Immediately the green flag was raised and waved, and the whistle blown long and loud. The big Pacific took a firm grip on the rails under its expert driver and quickly built up speed, snorting loudly. There were several loud altercations as the remaining three passengers continued to be forcibly prevented from leaving, ticket collectors and BTP constables and sergeants running alongside the rapidly accelerating train. One final passenger though, recklessly threw open the door in front of him knocking down the breathless BTP policeman trying to keep up, only to land in a heap on the platform, his leg twisted under him where he had slipped. A grim-faced Special Branch man immediately approached him,

“You’re nicked, Ivan!”

Complaining loudly the BTP constable got up and dusted himself down glaring at the fallen man who was still cursing in Russian.

“Just a few bruises, mate,” the policeman reported to his concerned ticket inspector partner.

“Well done everyone,” announced the senior Special Branch officer in charge, briskly. “Let’s get this man away for charging with everything in the book, those photos. developed and the subjects identified. Our ladies are safely away, thanks to your prompt actions.”

Already the tail lamp on the last coach of the “Atlantic Coast Express” was rapidly shrinking into the distance under a plume of white smoke as the express made its way through the maze of lines and trains arriving and departing.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6368 on: October 25, 2019, 08:15:27 PM »
Catala and Christian were very pleased and surprised – how did Angela know which luxury hotel know Christian had booked them into in adjoining single rooms? – to receive their telegrammed invitation to stay at the rented London home of the “Chelsea Girls” for the days before and after the coming Friday when they were invited to an exclusive party at a secret location.

If Catala and Christian had been surprised, even more so were Fermin (Catala's friend and business partner from Izaro but bit of a rogue) along with Rae Anne (his Canadian girlfriend, a sassy traveller) and her two Californian young female backpacking friends, Amy and Lana, staying in a London youth hostel, to receive a similar invitation to an exclusive party at a secret location, transport provided.

[I’ll leave Chris (Weave) to detail, innocuously, what the friends and lovers had been doing since their recent arrival in London.]
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6369 on: October 25, 2019, 11:08:40 PM »
Hi Chris,

Well unlike Christian and Catala, who had been seeing the sights, visiting museums and enjoying fancy restaurants in good ol' London Town, Fermin (Catala's friend and business partner from Izaro but bit of a rogue) and Rae Anne (his Canadian girlfriend, a sassy traveller) had just been, as two of Rae Anne's backpacking friends from California call it, 'partying'.

Amy and Lana were from well to do families in Napa Valley but their parents were slightly concerned that they spent too much time in 'the city'. San Francisco had a bit of a reputation for unscrupulous behaviour so it was suggested that the girls go to Europe for 'an educational and cultural tour'.

There they met Rae Anne and then Fermin. All four bonded well and have been enjoying the London nightlife and music scene for several days (or maybe weeks even  :D). Several false postcards had been sent home by Amy, one of the Louvre that she had picked up in Carnaby Street, scraping off the English writing on the back and persuading some guy she had met in a pub who worked on the ferries to post it from France, telling her folks of the fantastic mind expanding time she was having  :).

The two Americans were very excited to be invited to this exclusive party, as was Rae Anne, although Fermin was in two minds as he knew that, at some point, Catala was going to suggest ie. order that they both need to return to Izaro as Pedru, her brother and the third business partner, has been on his own for ages.

Hope that's OK. Cheers Chris (weave)  :beers:

 



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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6370 on: October 26, 2019, 08:11:10 AM »
Great, many thanks, Chris (Weave), that is just what I was hoping to read. Yes, Catala will remind Fermin that, with the summer coming to an end, it will soon be time to return home and that he was very lucky to have enjoyed the July and August (?) of 1963 away in such enjoyable company, the Californian girls insisting to pay from their ample allowances (the USD being strong) for most of their collective expenses. IN return, the worldly-wise Fermin had saved the naive young Californian girls from more than one awkward moment!

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6371 on: October 26, 2019, 01:59:45 PM »
REPOSTED with a couple of minor adjustments.

Unlike Christian and Catala, who had been seeing the sights, visiting museums and enjoying fancy restaurants in Swinging London, Fermin and Rae Anne had just been, as two of Rae Anne's backpacking friends from California call it, 'partying'.

Amy and Lana were from well-to-do families in Napa Valley, but their parents were slightly concerned that they spent too much time in 'the city'. San Francisco had a bit of a reputation for unscrupulous behaviour, so it was suggested that the girls go to Europe for 'an educational and cultural tour'.

There they met Rae Anne and then Fermin. All four bonded well and had been enjoying the London nightlife and music scene for several weeks. Several false postcards had been sent home by Amy, one of the Louvre that she had picked up in Carnaby Street, scraping off the English writing on the back and persuading some guy she had met in a pub who worked on the ferries to post it from France, telling her folks of the fantastic mind-expanding time they were having.

The two American girls were very excited to be invited to this exclusive party, as was Rae Anne, although Fermin was in two minds as he knew that, at some point, Catala was going to suggest, in reality, order, that they both needed to return to Izaro as Pedru, her brother and the third business partner, had been managing the business on his own for ages. Fermin was also puzzled as to how Angela had been able to know where to send the telegrammed invitation. Fermin knew that Angela was legendary among all who knew her for her efficiency, but …
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6372 on: October 26, 2019, 02:44:32 PM »
At Trevelver Castle, the Head Gamekeeper, Jonas Cares, informed his youngest gamekeeper, William Cayzer, known to all as ‘Young Bill’, that he had a special task for him, as they sipped their morning tea in Cares’ office.

“Seeing as you’re the one that gets on best with Charon, Scylla, and Charybdis, I want you to travel with ‘em to London town on the express orders of Lord Trevelver.”

“Thank yew, Mr Cares. But, won’t yew be missin’ them three boarhounds wi’ that poacher still around?”

“Well, it’s ‘igh time the ‘puppies’ earned their keep, Young Bill.”

They both grinned because the puppies were now fully grown and as well trained as their parents and uncle had been at the young dogs’ age.

“Ah, tha’s right, Mr Cares, they be fine ‘ounds indeed. But, ‘ow will I be takin’ ‘em there?”

“Don’t yew be frettin’ yerself, Young Bill. You’ll be travelling wi’ ‘em in one of those new railway 'orseboxes attached to a Waterloo bound train. A BR road van will be waitin’ fer you at Waterloo wi’ one o’ them navy gentlemen friends of Miss Trevelver, I bin told. They’ll take you and the ‘ounds to where you’ll be workin’ wi’ ‘em for a few days. Mind, you’ll ‘ave no time fer gallivantin’ whilst up there. Tha’s all I d’know.”

“Thank yew fer your trust in me, Mr Cares.”

“Don’t yew be lettin’ me down, mind, Young Bill. The Head Butler has made all the arrangements. A ‘Castle Estates’ van’ll be takin’ yew down to Penmayne station where you’ll be boardin’ your train, nigh after 8 in the mornin’. Plenty of time ‘afore it departs at 8:30 sharp for Waterloo. It don’ stop at Cant Cove, you see. Your van’ll be right behind the engine. The Estates’ van’ll have food an’ water fer you all fer yew to take onboard.”
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6373 on: October 27, 2019, 01:43:03 AM »
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    Many thanks Chris & Chris, following with interest   :thumbsup:
         regards Derek.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6374 on: October 27, 2019, 09:51:52 AM »
Thank you, Derek. More to come! I've had some free time, this weekend.

 

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