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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6705 on: February 25, 2020, 09:15:08 AM »
Wish I knew about 'triangulation' when I was younger!  ;)
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6706 on: February 25, 2020, 02:42:22 PM »
Wish I knew about 'triangulation' when I was younger!  ;)
If you had, you would have become a triangulation pillar of the community! :)
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6707 on: February 29, 2020, 05:11:27 PM »
Alan Poldory, having discarded his fake chef’s outfit, had settled with the still very nervous Sally Salcombe behind a stack of empty ‘Ben Truman’ beer crates and barrels which were waiting to be returned to the Brick Lane brewery. Alan and Sally’s hiding place was very close to the narrow loading bay which adjoined the end of the passageway which ran past the nightclub’s entrance. As was usual, the bay’s double doors had been left half-open so that off duty staff could sit and smoke on the concrete platform. However, with “Esmeralda’s Barn” full, there was no-one else there.

“Nothin’ to do but wait, young Sally,” whispered Alan. “Nothin’ to worry about, my dear.”

“Yeah, I ‘ope your friends’ll be ‘ere soon,” was her very quiet reply. “This waiting’s really gettin’ to me, Alan.”

He patted her small cold hand and thought of his beloved Cornwall.

Suddenly, they heard an all too familiar sound which turned Sally’s blood to ice and Alan’s to boil.

At the nearby entrance, Annabel had carefully made her way back to where Phil Courtenay and Andy Tolverne stood with Captain Richard Grenville to be warmly embraced by Phil.

“I’m very glad you made it through to safety, Annabel.”

“Yes, I told the Russians that I was going for another bottle of vodka and left, as planned, with Christian, who’s at the front with Catala.” More quietly, Annabel added, “That young woman clearly has a very opinion of herself!”

“She certainly does!” the three men laughed. “But Christian seems to have her well in hand!”

“Who seduced who I wonder?” replied Richard.

Not very far away, Christian, very conscious of the attaché case and its contents by his side, gently lifted a stray tuft of hair to whisper in Catala’s right ear. She nodded eagerly.

“I agree. An excellent idea, Christian,” she beamed.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6708 on: March 01, 2020, 11:24:12 AM »
“It’s no good, Sofi,” Giles stated. I’ve tried every one of my skeleton keys. The door’s firmly locked, as you said, from the inside!” He put his ear to the door. “I can’t hear a thing. Not a word. Not a sound.”

“We’ll just have to wait outside then, Giles, and hope for the best.”

On the dancefloor, the other dancers had moved away from the imminent confrontation and James Hamilton looked very worried. The young DJ kept playing records though whilst keeping a wary eye. Georgie’s thugs, all holding heavy leather coshes which they beat on the palm of their other hand, as they advanced on the group of young men wearing Italian ‘bum-freezer’ suits and wielding flick knives encircling the slightly smaller group of villains in mohair suits, one of whom had grabbed one of the young men’s women. Hamilton was tempted to play “You Beat Me To The Punch” by Mary Wells but very quickly thinking better of it, put “Soul Twist” by King Curtis & The Noble Knights on instead, wondering which, if any, of them were the noble ones!

“Nah, gents. Its ‘igh time to end this foolishness,” announced the leader of the thugs advancing. Let the young lady go, gents, then these lads can put those nasty looking knives away and we can all go back to enjoyin’ ourselves. What do yew say? There’s a round of drinks on the bar waiting for yew all.” He paused. No-one moved. No-one said a word. All glared at him and his men. “Right, my bosses’ patience is at an end. Let’s get stuck in, lads, into these fancy-suited nancy boys!”

“Look at that!” exclaimed Jeremy to Rule as they both stared at the dance floor.

“Well, I never! Who’d ‘ave thought it!”
« Last Edit: March 02, 2020, 11:56:38 AM by Chris in Prague, Reason: Corrected. »

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6709 on: March 01, 2020, 02:19:38 PM »
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   Thanks Chris, well now we wait to find out who thought what!!!!!!!
       regards Derek.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6710 on: March 01, 2020, 03:19:45 PM »
Mot much longer, Derek. I've been in bed, ill, again, this weekend with a bad cough and cold. (There are a lot of students and faculty who have been or are ill at both universities where I work.)
« Last Edit: March 01, 2020, 07:47:03 PM by Chris in Prague, Reason: Corrected. »

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6711 on: March 01, 2020, 04:36:06 PM »
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   No problems Chris, all intended in good humour  please take care of yourself
     regards Derek

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6712 on: March 13, 2020, 11:38:27 AM »
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   No problems Chris, all intended in good humour  please take care of yourself
     regards Derek

Thank you, Derek. No problem. Life is very hectic coping with the effects of COVID-19 (all universities have been closed) and learning how to teach online.

Once things are a little quieter, I will finish the story which is very close to its conclusion.

On the bright side, after literally years of waiting, the Graham Farish  372-331 Standard Class 3MT in BR Plain Green (Late Crest) livery 2-6-2 Tank Locomotive No.82020 (to be renumbered 82040 (83D) ) has FINALLY arrived and I placed ny order with RAILS of Sheffield who will post it on to Wickness for DCC-fitting by Douglas, next month. So, it should be here, in May, ready for the Summer!

https://railsofsheffield.com/products/22446/graham-farish-372-331-n-gauge-standard-class-3mt-br-plain-green-late-crest-2-6-2-tank-locomotive-no-82020

History

The BR Standard Class 3 2-6-2T was a class of steam locomotive designed by Robert Riddles for British Railways. It was essentially a hybrid design, the chassis being closely based on and sharing a number of parts with the LMS Ivatt Class 4, and having a boiler derived from a GWR No.2 boiler as fitted to the GWR Large Prairie 2-6-2T and 5600 Class 0-6-2T tank engines.

From new, they were based on the Western Region, Southern Region, North Eastern Region and London Midland Region. The class had a short life as most of the work that they had been built for soon disappeared with the branch lines and the introduction of DMU services on shorter routes.

When delivered new the class all carried BR lined MT black livery. From 1957 onwards, those members of the class based on the Western Region started to receive lined green livery. From the early 1960s, some Western Region class members also received unlined green livery as an economy measure. Those class members allocated to other regions retained lined black livery until withdrawal.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6713 on: March 13, 2020, 04:22:27 PM »
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    Looking forward to seeing the 3MT running on Cant Cove (& Penmayne), you take care & hope all gets back to normal real soon for you.
       regards Derek.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6714 on: March 17, 2020, 08:07:51 PM »
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    Looking forward to seeing the 3MT running on Cant Cove (& Penmayne), you take care & hope all gets back to normal real soon for you.
       regards Derek.

Thanks, Derek. It will be a while. I hope that everyone is keeping well. All is well, here, but I'm still very busy.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6715 on: March 21, 2020, 05:49:23 PM »
From their hiding place behind a stack of empty ‘Ben Truman’ beer crates and barrels, Alan and Sally recognised the loud but tuneless whistling of their nemesis getting closer and closer as he limped his way along the passageway which ran past the nightclub’s entrance and towards the loading bay then up the narrow flight of stone steps and onto the concrete platform. Sally was shivering so violently with fright that Alan was forced to hold her tightly. The dreaded feet were now extremely close. Then, perhaps it was some dust dislodged by her shaking that, without any warning, made Sally sneeze very loudly. The feet stopped.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6716 on: March 21, 2020, 07:09:47 PM »
Back inside, Jeremy and Rule could not believe their eyes. In a perfectly synchronised movement, the group of young Italian suited men and their female companions pivoted as one to point their flick knives at Georgie, Eddie and their stunned thugs. They were immediately joined by the group of mohair suited toughs with the young women moving behind and in between the men to form a dense horse-shoe shaped formation around the Twins and their men. The older toughs were now wielding leather coshes, too, with which they rhythmically hit their massive calloused palms.

“Wot’s this then?” exclaimed Eddie, in astonishment as he found himself and his completely outnumbered companions being none too gently nudged across the dancefloor and towards the casino entrance. The astonished dancers parted like the Red Sea to let them through.

Hamilton put on Esther Phillips’ “Release Me”, at 115 bpm, a suitably lively choice he thought.

“Wot’s this,” replied the most massive of the toughs, his tailored jacket barely sufficient to contain his extremely well-muscled torso. “I’ll tell yew, wot’s this, it’s payback time, Eddie boy! Yew and Georgie boy, faught yew could make yerselves the bleedin’ Kings of London Crime and we would all come rawnd ta lick yer shiny new boots! Now, all of yew, get out ‘ere afore what we don’t pound to mincemeat, these young lads and their ladies’ll slice to little ribbons! Sharp as razors them knives!” The array of blades glinted and sparkled as he guffawed. “Your nightclub days are done! Out, out!”

One of the young women, deftly returning her pearl-handled flick knife to her handbag, left the group to go ahead to warn the casino’s customers to stay well away.

Intrigued, both Jeremy and Rule rose from their table to follow at a discreet distance.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6717 on: March 21, 2020, 10:23:40 PM »
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    Many thanks Chris, hope all is well for you & yours.
        regards Derek.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6718 on: March 22, 2020, 11:20:40 AM »
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    Many thanks Chris, hope all is well for you & yours.
        regards Derek.

Thanks, Derek. Yes, all is well. We're already on lockdown. Stay safe!

More story episodes coming soon!

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6719 on: March 22, 2020, 03:17:27 PM »
“Well, well, look what’ve I found hidin’ away here! Our little Cornish pixie with sweet little Sally! What’re you two lovebirds doin’ ‘ere? Kissin’ and canoodlin’, I’ll be bound!” The man’s voice hardened. “I know some people who’re very eager to meet with you, Poldory, so why don’t you go to ‘em, this minute, afore they come lookin’ for you while I’ll take care,” he reached down to cup Sally’s bony chin,” of this sweet young thing! It’s ‘igh time you learnt what a real man …”

Poldory’s blood was boiling. Without thinking, he leapt up, grabbing the first thing that came to hand, the empty bottle Snapper had told him to bring out. Moments later, Alan, the bottle still in his hand and Sally, her mouth and eyes wide open in shock, found themselves staring at a figure stretched out on the rough concrete floor, blood trickling from high up on the forehead.

Sally threw her thin bony body against Alan’s heaving chest whispering in between silent sobs, “Thank you, thank you. You saved me from … this nasty old creep an’ ‘is wanderin’ ‘ands or worse! Is he … dead?”

Alan, still panting, bent down and felt for his victim’s pulse. “No such luck, Sally girl, but he’ll be out for quite some time.” Lying next to the unconscious man was the leather briefcase where Alan knew the forger kept his precious tools and papers. Alan snatched it up.

“D.C.I. Snapper’ll be glad of this. Plenty of evidence to ‘elp ‘im put this one away!” Sally nodded and rubbed the tears from her eyes with her small hands.

“Yeah, good idea, Alan!” Sniffling, she peered up at him from under her dishevelled fringe. “Can’t we jus’ leave now? Please!”

“I’m sorry, no, Sally. We’ve got to wait ‘ere for the others who’ll see us out safely. We don’t know who’s out there with guns an’ the like. Help me drag ‘im behind these beer crates an’ barrels where no-one’ll see ‘im.”

Sally swallowed hard. “Okay, Alan. Tell me what to do an’ I’ll do it.”
« Last Edit: March 22, 2020, 03:19:53 PM by Chris in Prague, Reason: Corrected. »

 

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