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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6765 on: May 23, 2020, 02:43:12 PM »
Thanks to John (of Poppingham) and Douglas at Wickness Models, my Union Mills BR Black Early Crest "Dukedog" has been DCC fitted and, as always with UM locos., runs very well indeed.

https://youtu.be/8je7gZ8RDL8

As described, previously, it will become 9023 (of 82C Swindon), as loaned in March 1954 for pilot duties over the South Devon banks between Plymouth North Road and Newton Abbot. (Two years before my normal 1956 'cutoff year' but it was very difficult to resist!) It will look good, preserved, running with BR Crimson & Cream coaches o Summer season specials trains. I hope, this July.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6766 on: May 23, 2020, 02:54:45 PM »
Thank you for this, Chris.  I'm glad she arrived safely at Wickness Models.

She was a very welcome visitor to Poppingham for her first steam trials.  I look forward to seeing her on Cant Cove in due course.

That looks a very dead diesel in the film (behind the computer mouse)!

All the very best.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6767 on: May 23, 2020, 03:21:12 PM »
Many thanks, again, John, for all your help. The diesel loco. lying on its side, looks like a Loma model of a German DB loco. produced in a BR Green livery. (Probably for DCC nothing for someone else.) It was very good to see the "Dukedog" 'running in' at Poppingham.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6768 on: May 27, 2020, 04:59:59 PM »
With production increased of Cornish dairy ice cream at the Castle Estates Dairy, extra supplies of full cream milk have to be ordered. Here we see a very clean BR Lined Green 4575 (5534 St Blazey, 83E) with a train of empty milk tankers marshalled ready for the return journey. (A recent storm had damaged one of the gas lamps.)



Despite Lady Penelope Trevelver's urging, not every railway vehicle seen at Cant Cove is immaculate.



The first two milk tankers, in very dirty external condition, are on their way back to Tregonnning Dairy.

Behind them are three less dirty "United Dairy" tankers which will be despatched via Bodmin Road after being left at Wadebridge.



Behind them is a similarly less than immaculate BR Crimson Stanier design BG that the Wadebridge Yardmaster has obtained for the use of guards on local milk trains. Being a bogie van it gives a smooth ride even at speed and being relatively short it can successfully negotiate the bends that occur on local branchlines which longer bogie vehicles cannot.



Cant Cove's Z Class 0-8-0T No. 30956, which had brought the tankers down the Castle branch and then added the Stanier BG waits for its next task.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6769 on: May 27, 2020, 05:11:55 PM »
Nice pics Chris nice looking stanier bg, I bet the z class 0-8-0 is good for testing you track.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6770 on: May 27, 2020, 06:22:05 PM »
Nice pics Chris nice looking stanier bg, I bet the z class 0-8-0 is good for testing you track.

Thanks, Chris. Yes, having a metal body, it rides well over points!

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6771 on: May 28, 2020, 12:47:22 AM »
 :hellosign:
Many thanks Chris  :greatpicturessign:
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6772 on: May 28, 2020, 07:13:10 AM »
I know that one shouldnít judge a book by its cover, but Iím not sure that Iíd like my daily pinta from either of those first two tankers.  :uneasy:

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6773 on: May 28, 2020, 08:04:39 AM »
I know that one shouldnít judge a book by its cover, but Iím not sure that Iíd like my daily pinta from either of those first two tankers.  :uneasy:

That was the normal condition for milk tankers Keith. It was rare to see a clean one in a formation.
They were, of course, spotlessly clean on the inside with their inner glass tanks steam cleaned before use.
Iíll get round to fixing it drekkly me Ďansome.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6774 on: June 03, 2020, 01:57:46 PM »
Hi Chris,

Hope you're well. Might be my end but says images are unavailable on my screen.

Looking forward to seeing them. Hope as good as your others.

Cheers Chris (W),  :beers:

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6775 on: June 03, 2020, 02:00:25 PM »
No photographs visible here either Iím afraid.
Iíll get round to fixing it drekkly me Ďansome.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6776 on: June 03, 2020, 02:01:09 PM »
That's a ditto here as well.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6778 on: June 03, 2020, 03:30:02 PM »
Hi Chris

All the images are marked as currently unavailable.

OK the links work.  Well done!
« Last Edit: June 03, 2020, 03:31:05 PM by Innovationgame »
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6779 on: June 03, 2020, 08:56:24 PM »
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign:
Really nice photos, thanks Chris.
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