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Author Topic: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)  (Read 499921 times)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #930 on: November 14, 2014, 07:36:40 PM »
thanks for that weave, looks like it was loaded in coal type wagons. Apparantly it used to blow round the goods yard like in the old western films, you can see why if it was just loose.
Looking at the photos., any type of open wagon from old wooden bodied ones to steel-bodied ones, including mineral (coal) wagons and of various side heights, too! So, any open wagon you've got could be used, Chris.
Should result in an interesting train. I quite like seeing a mixture of open wagon types in one train and this would allow it to be done realistically and prototypically.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #931 on: November 14, 2014, 07:40:01 PM »
Yes, I agree, Martin. It would make a great model train formation.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #932 on: November 14, 2014, 08:51:56 PM »
Thanks Chris & Martin, fortunatley I am not in a rush I have plenty of Scenic work today Plus build a control panel. I was looking at my wagons, I have 7 prvt owner wood wagons,3 vans,1 is BR and a rake of 3 13t High sided BR bauxite wagons plus a Lms brake van and a Lms open wagon. So I have a way to go, I was watching George st ii the other night, he had a goods train with 30 open wagons, sounded good too.
Lil Chris
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #933 on: November 14, 2014, 09:07:31 PM »
I can understand your priorities, Lil Chris.

I have every type of wagon in the picture so could model such a train but it would never have run in North Cornwall!

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #934 on: November 14, 2014, 10:21:02 PM »
Two pictures quickly taken this morning (it was sunny) of the Castle Estates' agent's office for Trepol Bay but before the final 'touching up' of paint:





As usual, such close-ups really show minor faults which are NOT visible at normal viewing distance!

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #935 on: November 15, 2014, 01:55:29 PM »
That is a lovely little office Chris.  I know what you mean about these close up photos - they show things that my eyes cannot see even with my glasses on!  :D

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #936 on: November 15, 2014, 02:27:49 PM »
Many thanks, Paddy. I appreciate that as your model buildings are excellent. Being short-sighted, I see very well close-up but photos still show up details that I have missed but which, at normal viewing distance, would be invisible. There is also a battered dustbin and a freshly painted Castle Brewery van body as a store to accompany this little office for Trepol Bay Harbour.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #937 on: November 17, 2014, 10:06:10 PM »
The scratchbuilt Cant Cove station building and canopy is planned to look just like the one at Brentor which can be seen here:

http://www.lynton-rail.co.uk/story/work-progress-13th-november

Brentor former railway station is on the old LSWR route from Exeter-Okehampton-Tavistock-Bere Alston-Plymouth. Brentor old station is between Tavistock and Lydford.

Cant Cove is on the (fictional) Wadebridge - Penmayne old LSWR line over which the GWR had running powers. The overall layout of Cant Cove is closely modelled on Whitstone and Bridgerule station which was on the former Bude line.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #938 on: November 17, 2014, 10:41:08 PM »
Draft map of LSWR and GWR lines in the Wadebridge area showing Cant Cove and Penmayne (actually closer to Rock) and the Wadebridge - Newquay - Truro line off which are located, I believe, both Port Perran and Trepol Bay as well as Descanso Farm and Weaver Cove, although this is subject to confirmation by local management as the map draughtsman has just spent the evening in the "Railway Hotel" saloon bar drinking The Castle Brewery's infamous Old Strong Winter Ale!



The GWR had running powers from Bodmin Road - Wadebridge, Wadebridge - Penmayne (via Cant Cove) and Wadebridge to Truro via Newquay. The WR continued these services and, later, took over the ex-SR services in North Cornwall.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #939 on: November 18, 2014, 06:38:32 AM »
That is gorgeous Chris - you are a fine artist.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #940 on: November 18, 2014, 07:06:11 AM »
Alas, Paddy, the skills are not mine. I just edited a map from a book. It's also a first draft; I will do a better job of the final version.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #941 on: November 18, 2014, 08:16:27 AM »
Chris.
What is the best way for me to add on the approx. trackbeds and fictional locations of my layouts on the map?
Print it out, draw it on and re-scan to you ?
Or is there a better way ?

Martin
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #942 on: November 18, 2014, 09:03:25 AM »
Hi Martin, thanks for your reply. I will email you the draft version, now. If you can then print it and amend it then scan it and email it back I will replace the draft version. Over the break I will make a final neat version with all the corrections and neater labelling.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #943 on: November 20, 2014, 11:42:40 AM »
The "Railway Hotel", Cant Cove having, temporarily run out of the Castle Brewery's Old Strong Winter Ale (ABV - 5.5%),(described by the head brewer as "a very fruity, full-bodied late hop dark brew") the signwriter was sober enough to finish the lettering on the sides of the just overhauled and repainted ex-Great Northern Railway fish van which arrived at Wadebridge with a rake of ex-LNER short wheelbase guard's vans, mainly for use on the Wenfordbridge branch.

Fortunately, Penmayne's ex-GWR diesel railcar had been chartered by the local members of the Cornish Loco. Preservation Group for their 'study trip' to Port Perran and Trepol Bay and the empty fish van was added to the cattle truck containing the two prize black bulls who were also booked to Port Perran and Trepol Bay and the train set off in time to arrive at Port Perran for a pub lunch where the bulls will be watered and inspected before the train goes on to Trepol Bay in the afternoon.

The train en route to Wadebridge:


Close-up of the ex-Great Northern Railway fish van:



Unfortunately, the photographer was not able to obtain a better close up. The letters at the top are FISH.

« Last Edit: November 20, 2014, 11:49:35 AM by Chris in Prague, Reason: Updated. »

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #944 on: November 20, 2014, 11:51:15 AM »
The railway map will be updated, next month.

 

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