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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6675 on: February 16, 2020, 04:10:55 PM »
“Good evening, sir, ladies. Off somewhere in a hurry, are we?” asked the slightly less well-built of the two enormous doormen with a grin.

“Yes, as enjoyable as your nightclub undoubtedly is, we’re off to a private party across town,” stated Richard with his most winning smile.

“I see, sir. Very nice. And you and your two female companions,” he leered, briefly, at Angela before lingering much longer over the plunging V-cut front of Belinda’s black gown, “won’t be returning?”

“We regret not, this night,” smiled Angela.

“Our loss! In that case, I must ask to see the stamped receipt showing that you have settled up in full before I can let you pass.”

Inside the club, Jeremy sat down at Rule’s table.

“Afraid I might be feeling lonely, Captain Cador?”

“Something like that,” grinned Jeremy.

“No, really.”

Jeremy sighed and helped himself to some of the sparkling “Castle Spring” mineral water left on the table.

“In your colleague’s continued absence, you and I are the final rear guard for Sophie, Susan, and Giles, Sally Salcombe and Poldory.”

“I see the others have all left in small groups.”

“Yes, Richard with Angela and Belinda should be the first out, closely followed by Suzi, Jenny, and Amanda, then the rest.”

“I understand that Sophie, Susan, and Giles want to bring young Miss Salcombe and Poldory out to safety but what else are those three doing back there?”

“That I cannot say, it’s classified.”

“Orders from Admiral Tregowan, no doubt?”

“You might very well think that; I couldn't possibly comment,” smiled Jeremy. “Giles, anything?”

Over their tiny white earbuds came the reply, “Still no movement, Jeremy. We’re now all out of sight in the washing-up area of the kitchen, with Poldory and the young girl, waiting for Eddie, Georgie and their gang members to move off. Eddie’s still in the room with the Russians. Christian has joined them. Susan saw him via one of the tiny, hidden cameras.”

“Christian?”

“Yes, carrying an attaché case.”

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6676 on: February 16, 2020, 07:50:37 PM »
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    Many thanks Chris.
         regards Derek.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6677 on: February 16, 2020, 09:33:45 PM »
Thank you, Derek. I've been ill with a cold but am now resuming the climax of the story. 8-)

“Jeremy, Eddie has left the room with the Russians in it and joined Georgie and his thugs. They’re moving off,” whispered Giles over their earbuds. “They’ve turned left, gone straight past the kitchen entrance and are heading down the corridor to the dancefloor entrance nearest you! You’d better prepare yourselves, even ignoring the Twins, you’re outnumbered three to one!”

“Not good odds, I admit. We cannot have a gunfight on a crowded dancefloor in any case! Giles, as soon as Susan has done her stuff, protected by Sophie, get them both, along with Poldory and the young girl, out the back entrance and to the agreed rendezvous point as quickly as you can! It’s been good knowing and working with you.”

“We will do what is ordered and at every command, we will be ready!” chorused Giles and Sophie.

At the nightclub entrance, Suzi, Jenny, and Amanda had now arrived with Phil Courtenay and Andy Tolverne.

“What’s the problem, Richard?” asked Phil. “We all need to be on our way.”

“Yes, we mustn’t be late for that party,” added Andy, with a grin. “That really would never do!”

“Oh, it’s some misunderstanding about proving payment of our bill,” replied Richard. “Nothing that can’t be sorted out, I’m sure,” he smiled, looking at the doormen’s impassive faces.

“Jus’ show us the stamped receipt an’ we’ll let you lot through,” the first replied. “There’s a lotta you an’ our bosses wouldn’t wanna lose any money owing, gentlemen. So, no receipt, no exit!”

Phil and Andy moved through the girls to stand on either side of Richard.

Back inside, Sylvia followed by Sofi, Fermin, Rae Anne and Tom, had reached the casino’s exit. Sylvia opened it and, immediately, saw her friends clustered around the entrance. “We must wait, my friends.” She then continued so that only Tom could hear, “It looks like trouble, the doormen aren’t letting them pass.”

“Sylvi, the Twins and their thugs are on their way. They’ve walked straight past Jeremy and Rule,” came over their earbuds.

“Thanks, Giles. I’ll go to see what’s the problem.” Then turning to the others, she instructed them to wait a minute, where they were, with Tom.

“Where’s Christian?” complained Sofi. “He should be back with me by now!”

“I’m sure he’ll be with you, very shortly,” soothed Sylvia as, taking a deep breath, she closed the casino door firmly behind her.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6678 on: February 16, 2020, 10:31:29 PM »
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  Sorry to hear of your illness Chris, make sure your up for it we can wait.
        regards Derek.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6679 on: February 18, 2020, 09:56:51 AM »
Hope you recover soon Chris.
We’re in the middle of a rather hectic time at the moment (not helped by Mrs PP being poorly).
So, limited forum access at the moment.
All should be back to normal by Thursday though .

Martin
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6680 on: February 20, 2020, 03:08:16 PM »
Hope you recover soon Chris.
We’re in the middle of a rather hectic time at the moment (not helped by Mrs PP being poorly).
So, limited forum access at the moment.
All should be back to normal by Thursday though .

Martin

Thanks, Martin.I'm better now but very busy.

However, I have found a reason to buy a UM 'Dukedog', as I have found a photo. of No. 9023 (of Swindon 82C) leaving Newton Abbott on a Down empty fish van train bound for Churston (for Brixham) and Kingswear 16 May 1954. No. 9023 was Stored in November 1955 and Withdrawn in July 1957, this bringing it just within my 1956 'cut-off' year! Virtually all of the class was up in North Wales.

I have also found a photo. of a 'Dean Goods', in Cornwall, albeit in GWR days: 2488 at Hayle c1913. Thus justifying my preserved 2538 (89A).

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6681 on: February 20, 2020, 06:53:26 PM »
I forgot to add that I also found a photo. of ex-Newton Abbott Works 56xx in immaculate BR Lined Green with a large Early Crest No. 6600 working a K Class pickup goods at Newton Abbott on 30th March 1957 (thus bringing it just within my 1956 'cut-off' year!) which was enough to decide me to place an order for the deposit on a Revolution Trains GWR/BR 56xx steam loco - 5637 lined green BR Late Crest which with a change of crests and numbers will become No. 6600 (86C Cardiff Canton) and preserved by the GWS (Bodmin) because one of the members saw it at Newton Abbot on that date and liked it! 8-)

A UM Dukedog in BR Black will be on the agenda for purchase, next month. A number of these engines had earlier been stored in Swindon's Stock Shed for some period of time when their services on the Welsh branch lines terminated, the majority thereafter, unfortunately, being scrapped. A few weeks earlier, however, in the March of 1954, No. 9023 had been used on pilot duties over the South Devon banks between Plymouth North Road and Newton Abbot, but the "experiment" was short-lived and I suspect that the local enginemen did not take too favourably to the use of this engine on such duties, with its exposed cab, open to all that the South Devon weather could throw at them. No. 9023 was photographed on a very short three van " Express Parcels " leaving Plymouth almost certainly returning back to its home shed at Swindon at the end of its short period in the far West.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6682 on: February 20, 2020, 07:16:17 PM »
However, I have found a reason to buy a UM 'Dukedog'...

That's great news, Chris.  They are lovely locomotives.  The recent ones are a little narrower across the crankpins than the original batch which might be helpful.

I used a 'Dukedog' from the original batch to set the platform clearances on my layout.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6683 on: February 20, 2020, 07:27:56 PM »
However, I have found a reason to buy a UM 'Dukedog'...

That's great news, Chris.  They are lovely locomotives.  The recent ones are a little narrower across the crankpins than the original batch which might be helpful.

I used a 'Dukedog' from the original batch to set the platform clearances on my layout.

Best wishes.

John

Thanks, John. Even after purchase, it will have to go to Douglas, at Wickness, foe DCC-fitting then off for detailing and renumbering. (I have found close-up photos.) I used an outside crank Class 08 so a new 'Dukedog' should pass through the two platforms.

RLY - 9023 leaving Newton Abbott on Bristol to Plymouth Fish Train 16 May 1954 PW Gray

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6684 on: February 21, 2020, 07:58:35 AM »
I have found a photo. of a second 56xx in use in the West Country: 6670 (82B St Philips Marsh) in BR Lined Green with a large Late Crest (not in ex-works condition though), in Summer 1958, being used as a goods train banker on Dainton. It must have either have been on loan in the area or, perhaps, for attention at Newton Abbott Works? This will be the new identity for my Revolution Trains model.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6685 on: February 21, 2020, 08:08:01 AM »
There is always Rule 1, Chris.  ;)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6686 on: February 21, 2020, 08:12:05 AM »
I have found a photo. of a second 56xx in use in the West Country: 6670 (82B St Philips Marsh) in BR Lined Green with a large Late Crest (not in ex-works condition though), in Summer 1958, being used as a goods train banker on Dainton. It must have either have been on loan in the area or, perhaps, for attention at Newton Abbott Works? This will be the new identity for my Revolution Trains model.
Yes, possibly on trial as a banker.
Two 56s were usually allocated to Westbury for banking at Upton Scudamore.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6687 on: February 21, 2020, 08:26:20 AM »
There is always Rule 1, Chris.  ;)

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I know but I always try to find a real-life reason for an exception, so am glad to have found one.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6688 on: February 21, 2020, 08:30:32 AM »
I have found a photo. of a second 56xx in use in the West Country: 6670 (82B St Philips Marsh) in BR Lined Green with a large Late Crest (not in ex-works condition though), in Summer 1958, being used as a goods train banker on Dainton. It must have either have been on loan in the area or, perhaps, for attention at Newton Abbott Works? This will be the new identity for my Revolution Trains model.
Yes, possibly on trial as a banker.
Two 56s were usually allocated to Westbury for banking at Upton Scudamore.

Thanks, Martin. That sounds very plausible, the 'Large Prairies' used for banking in the West Country were being withdrawn as, with dieselisation coming, it was not worth overhauling them and there were plenty of 56xx 0-6-2Ts rendered surplus by DMUs.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #6689 on: February 21, 2020, 05:52:11 PM »
Does anyone know, please, what type of parcels coach E179E seen at Padstow on 4/6/60 was?

 

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