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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6480 on: December 04, 2019, 08:04:59 PM »
And here are two pigeon baskets. In 2mm scale something generic would be fine.




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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6481 on: December 04, 2019, 08:09:33 PM »
Dimensions would be approx.: 29" X 18" X 10" high in real life. OR: Width: 800mm, Depth: 400mm, Height: 220mm. Hope that helps. Pete. 8-)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6482 on: December 04, 2019, 08:51:21 PM »
Whilst the story is set in August 1963, we jump forward (temporarily) to the beginning of December 1963 to see some of the pre-Christmas preparations at Cant Cove.

Greatly encouraged by the successful purchase, overhaul and use in service of ex-GWR diesel passenger railcars for off-peak use in North Cornwall on operating leases to BR WR, the GWS added the last surviving diesel Express Parcels Car, W34W still in its slightly faded BR Crimson livery but well cleaned. [Another beautiful model by Tony, a 3D-printed body on a GF diesel railcar body, DCC-fitted, as always by Douglas, at Wickness Models. As a result, I have a spare BR Green ex-GWR diesel railcar body in perfect condition.]





No. W34W can carry a 10-ton load and was withdrawn from Southall in September 1960. It will be used on a shuttle parcels and mail service between Wadebridge and Penmayne over the Christmas period and can haul a tail load, too, as required. Wadebridge is a very important interchange between BR WR and BR SR.

No. W34W passed a new arrival, preserved (following withdrawal in October 1962) from Truro, WR pannier tank No. 6770 (83F, 1/60 to 9/62) complete with its shunter's truck, as a temporary replacement for the SR's regular Drewry 204hp diesel shunter. [I'm hoping that No. 6770 still carried a BR Early Crest at this time; I needed an EC pannier tank to match Martin's after mine had gone to its new home.]





No. 6770 had travelled all the way from Truro with its shunter's truck then collected a GWS (Cornwall) bogie Loco coal wagon that had travelled from Durscombe, Somerset via Templecombe, Exeter, Okehampton, and Halwill.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6483 on: December 04, 2019, 09:07:47 PM »
Excellent photos Chris, thank you.
6770 looks good with its little shunterís truck in tow.
Maybe itís just the camera but the railcar looks a little pink in the photos (Iím sure itís fine in natural light).
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6484 on: December 04, 2019, 09:12:24 PM »
Thanks, Martin. The pink shading is indeed an effect of the reflected low winter sunlight on the railcar's body. However, BR Crimson did fade into dark pink.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6485 on: December 04, 2019, 10:03:48 PM »
Thank you very much, Chris, for these fascinating photographs.  W34W is certainly an interesting vehicle.

No. W34W passed a new arrival, preserved (following withdrawal in October 1962) from Truro, WR pannier tank No. 6770 (83F, 1/60 to 9/62) complete with its shunter's truck, as a temporary replacement for the SR's regular Drewry 204hp diesel shunter.

Hopefully, it will turn out to be an especially long-lasting 'temporary replacement'!

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6486 on: December 05, 2019, 06:33:07 AM »
Thank you, John. It is the plan to operate as many services within Cornwall with steam locos. as possible in the second half of December 1963 and New Year 1964. Some scheduled long-distance passenger and goods services, particularly WR ones, will remain diesel-hauled, however. Where possible, SR Waterloo services will change locos. at Exeter as there are still plenty of Bulleid Light Pacifics and N Class Moguls in service. Enthusiast specials will be booked for steam locos. as much as possible. Unfortunately, some ex-GWR locos. are still undergoing overhaul at Swindon Works. The situation with SR locos. is much better. Some ex-GWR locos. as well as BR Standards will be drafted in, arriving on specials, so there should still be much to delight local and visiting enthusiasts. The Wadebridge Yardmaster has arranged for extra coaches including BR WR Chocolate & Cream livery BR Standards.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6487 on: December 05, 2019, 08:29:53 AM »
I think that is very sensible, Chris.  Who knows what the weather this winter will be like, but if it is anything like last winter, then diesel traction will be in trouble.

All the best.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6488 on: December 05, 2019, 08:35:06 AM »
Steam will still be very much in control of services at Trepol Bay and Tregonning.
Some pictures due next week I think.
For the time being a lot of my stock is packed up ready for Hayle Show on Saturday with Treharry St Martin which will be running a variety of trains from 1930 through to 1990.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6489 on: December 05, 2019, 12:19:42 PM »
Dimensions would be approx.: 29" X 18" X 10" high in real life. OR: Width: 800mm, Depth: 400mm, Height: 220mm. Hope that helps. Pete. 8-)
That would make each basket only 5.0mmx3mmx1.8mm so individual baskets probably a non starter, however big banks of baskets as per the photos is a more realistic proposition.
Generating the 3D model is a different issue though.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6490 on: December 05, 2019, 12:49:52 PM »
Thanks, Pete. Yes, small banks of pigeon baskets was what I was thinking of, too. In 2mm scale very little detailing would be visible. It is an interesting little project, though. In 2020, I hope we will have the shorter 3D printed pigeon vans to go with them. 8-)
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6491 on: December 05, 2019, 07:26:20 PM »
Prior to reaching Cant Cove, 0-6-0PT number 6770 is pictured taking the Penmayne branch at Wadebridge having travelled from Durscombe via Exeter and Halwill Junction.

The line to Newquay, via Trepol Bay, stretches into the distance as one of the local T9 4-4-0s moves off shed, most likely in preparation to haul a local train to Exeter.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6492 on: December 05, 2019, 08:05:48 PM »
Dimensions would be approx.: 29" X 18" X 10" high in real life. OR: Width: 800mm, Depth: 400mm, Height: 220mm. Hope that helps. Pete. 8-)
That would make each basket only 5.0mmx3mmx1.8mm so individual baskets probably a non starter, however big banks of baskets as per the photos is a more realistic proposition.
Generating the 3D model is a different issue though.

Personally, I wouldn't bother with 3D printing for such a simple shape. Two 5mm lengths of (free) wooden coffee stirrer stacked and glued together gives you a pigeon box. Stain brown. Maybe Sharpie three edges of the top slice black to match the first example above. Roughly 20 baskets per stirrer. Simples!

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6493 on: December 06, 2019, 02:15:13 PM »
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign:
Thanks for the latest updates & story Chris
      regards Derek
     

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6494 on: December 08, 2019, 12:10:17 PM »
:hellosign:  :greatpicturessign:
Thanks for the latest updates & story Chris
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