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Author Topic: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)  (Read 509798 times)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #705 on: October 06, 2014, 09:55:03 PM »
Thanks a lot, Chris. I've been honing my simple weathering skills all summer; hence all the Peco LNER brakevans! Jon's van is far more weathered than I would want mine to be. Most of my wagons are ex-works as are all my carriages and motive power (there is a brand new carriage washer at Penmayne and Lady Penelope insists it is used!). However, I will lightly weather more old wagons as I enjoy it and it is not difficult after a little practice.

Many years ago, I was a military modeller, 4mm WW2 Desert Campaign plastic kits / scratchbuilding, so I'm used to painting and weathering just using Humbrol enamel paints and good paintbrushes.

I'm impressed with aerosol paint (Tamiya light grey and Halfords darker grey and red good for Early BR Bauxite and Grey, so far, but matches for Late BR Bauxite and Grey are on my list to buy from Germany, 20 each) but do not have an airbrush or any immediate plans to buy one as I don't plan to do much serious weathering.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #706 on: October 06, 2014, 09:58:14 PM »
I now need another insulated van body for painting in Castle Brewery blue. (I have a surplus of underframes with wheels and couplings.)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #707 on: October 07, 2014, 07:32:14 AM »
The latest quick photo updates -- very little free time and no sunshine:
An overview of all the various projects and tools on my kitchen modelling table which really should be cleared:



That makes me feel better Chris.
I'm glad I'm not the only one who has tools and materials scattered all over the place !
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #708 on: October 07, 2014, 12:19:23 PM »
Ex-LNER 'Wadebridge' brakevan update time!



The four vans (sorry, bad light) with Jon's finished, heavily weathered van (L/H) followed by my lightly weathered and ex-works fitted vans. My original grey van far left.

Close-up of the two weathered vans:



Close-up of the three spraypainted vans:



Close-ups of the two grey vans:





Again, the end coupling is not broken.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #709 on: October 07, 2014, 03:04:35 PM »
Alas, both my remaining Class 22s were out of service (I forgot that they're still away for renumbering and light weathering) so one of my two very lightly weathered Class 35 'Hymeks' was rostered instead to take back the short rake of empty china clay wagons and brake van which had been repaired by the fitters at Penmayne depot to Wadebridge:





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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #710 on: October 07, 2014, 03:06:04 PM »
I really am tempted to buy another rake of three china clay wagons but there are no china clay mines in the Padstow area!

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #711 on: October 07, 2014, 03:17:43 PM »
Rule 1 ??
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #712 on: October 07, 2014, 04:08:14 PM »
I really am tempted to buy another rake of three china clay wagons but there are no china clay mines in the Padstow area!

First thing I was told when I was thinking the wagon's I had didn't fit the layout was it's my layout I'll run what ever I like, Watching video's online has showed me anything can appear anywhere near enough on a railway  :beers:
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #713 on: October 07, 2014, 07:39:52 PM »
I really am tempted to buy another rake of three china clay wagons but there are no china clay mines in the Padstow area!

First thing I was told when I was thinking the wagon's I had didn't fit the layout was it's my layout I'll run what ever I like, Watching video's online has showed me anything can appear anywhere near enough on a railway  :beers:

Thanks. I have my 'cover story': empty china clay wagons from Wadebridge are sent for repairs when needed to Penmayne where there is a Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance depot. I have a Class 08 for hauling them but in BR Blue. The question is whether 3 is enough for such a working?

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #714 on: October 07, 2014, 07:45:51 PM »
Those China clay wagons look great Chris.  Are they the flat or ridged topped versions?

Many thanks

Paddy

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #715 on: October 07, 2014, 07:56:41 PM »
Thanks, Paddy, mine are:

377-475Z Graham Farish China Clay 5 Plank Wagon Flat Triple Pack, 34.99
Contains 3 x UCV Wagons with original axle box in BR Bauxite livery and weathered finish complete with flat style tarpaulin. [Appropriate for my 1960s layout. I have left the tarpaulins off.]
Running numbers B743689, B743790 and B743804.
Totally new tooling exclusive to Kernow Model Rail Centre.
http://www.kernowmodelrailcentre.com/images/prod_40806.jpg

However, it is also possible to buy:
377-476Z Graham Farish China Clay 5 Plank Wagon Tent Triple Pack, 34.99
Contains 3 x UCV Wagons with original axle box in BR Bauxite livery and weathered finish complete with tent style tarpaulin.  Running numbers B743142, B743169 and B743113.
Totally new tooling exclusive to Kernow Model Rail Centre.
http://www.kernowmodelrailcentre.com/images/prod_40805.jpg

I suppose I could buy these and, again, leave the tarpaulins off, if I wanted three more.

Best wishes,
Chris

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #716 on: October 07, 2014, 08:03:10 PM »
My understanding is that the flat roofed version is the earlier type suitable for the BR steam period.  Sadly even I cannot justify these on HOLLERTON JUNCTION.  :'(

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #717 on: October 07, 2014, 08:19:54 PM »
I think 3 wagons going for repair would be about right but.....I also think that 6 in a train looks good so yes, go ahead and buy 3 more.
I was in Kernow MRC this afternoon and saw a set on the shelf !
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #718 on: October 07, 2014, 08:27:44 PM »
My understanding is that the flat roofed version is the earlier type suitable for the BR steam period.  Sadly even I cannot justify these on HOLLERTON JUNCTION.  :'(

Paddy

I believe through trains of these china clay wagons used to run to Stoke-on-Trent which was on the LMR. Maybe three wagons had to be detached so the contents could be unloaded for use by a local pottery near Hollerton Jn.?

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #719 on: October 08, 2014, 07:21:11 AM »
Do you two work for Kernow's marketing department? :)

Visited Kernow's a couple of times and it is a great model shop.

Many thanks

Paddy
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