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Author Topic: Port Perran/Trepol Bay  (Read 56145 times)

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1320 on: January 05, 2019, 08:52:30 PM »
I liked it last night, I like it even more today. :thumbsup:
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https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=40567.0 125x60 and a bit.
https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=24101.0 Off on a journey

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1321 on: January 07, 2019, 06:58:50 PM »
6242E211-8964-4C09-B0CE-78AF016DE2C8 by martin scane, on Flickr
Hmmmmm.........playing around.
A Standard 4 tank in the distance photographed from the nearside bank of the canal.
« Last Edit: January 07, 2019, 07:11:19 PM by port perran »
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1322 on: January 09, 2019, 02:58:40 PM »
Some off-peak local services are worked by recently arrived two-car DMUs and some work through from Port Perran to Penmayne via Wadebridge. Here is one with a Fruit D of parcels on a mid-afternoon, pre-Christmas service on its way to Penmayne, after calling at Cant Cove.



[You'll have to forgive that this is a Class 101, as they became, and not a Class 108.)

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1323 on: January 09, 2019, 07:21:24 PM »
Messrs Prisk and Jones (Fruit and Vegetable) wholesalers have a rarely photographed  rail linked premises somewhat hidden behind the viaduct on the approach to Trepol Bay harbour.
In 1963 just before the snows arrived a special consignment of Cornish broccoli is ready for despatch to Trevelver Castle together with a van of  Headland Ales and a consignment of Devonshire eggs.
This all requires a degree of activity by the resident Class 04 shunter which is first seen releasing two green liveried vans from the private siding of Messrs Prisk & Jones.
4802B208-74DD-4208-8829-7F9F3DB40989 by martin scane, on Flickr
The 04 and two vans are now seen clearing the point controlling access to the gated siding.
51253BA0-7AB9-446C-9AD9-828D8AE46609 by martin scane, on Flickr
Having cleared the access point the two wagons will be pushed up the incline (in front of the small loco shed) to the reception sidings situated just off the main line to Wadebridge and sited just beyond the viaduct.
Movements are authorised with no brake van up the incline but limited to a maximum of three vans.
2CB5CF89-5B8B-4E0E-A5A1-15C31BAAE55F by martin scane, on Flickr
Having deposited the two green vans in the sidings, the 04 reversed back down the incline to  collect the single loaded van from the Headland Brewery distribution depot. In this case a Castle Brewery van is utilised (after earlier bringing a consignment of ales from the Castle Brewery for distribution throughout West Cornwall).
DF339E33-8682-40CF-B135-42040396C09B by martin scane, on Flickr
The van is hauled up the incline to the reception sidings just  as 34065 Hurricane departs for Wadebridge with the 14.35 parcels and local passenger train.
EB317227-98A7-46F5-AFB0-B8746F617FBF by martin scane, on Flickr
Some twenty minutes later the 04 reverses the 2 P&J vans and the Castle Brewery van towards the station having also attached the waitng Devon Eggs van (which had earlier arrived via Truro)and a toad brakevan.
170D5042-2666-46E9-9C78-D0AE0CF8E4A1 by martin scane, on Flickr
At 15.12 the 45xx prarie (seen earlier on shed) has coupled (bunker first) to its train ready to depart (at 15.21) to Wadebridge and hence on to Penmayne.
Note that the 04 shunter has returned to the harbour lines to collect its brakevan. No doubt a movement of heavy wagons will later be worked down the harbour incline. A movement that requires the extra braking power of the brakevan.
D5DD0FED-3F23-4531-83AF-A7DA3E3850E1 by martin scane, on Flickr
Luckily, our intrepid photographer stayed on a Trepol Bay for a while capturing this most unusual movement some 20 minutes later. The unlikely combination of prarie and pannier sandwiching a fruit van and a Queen Mary brakevan is headed towards Wadebridge from the Truro direction.
The reason for the strange movement is, currently, unknown
92BA7FD8-9846-4799-8AF4-0B347ADCA009 by martin scane, on Flickr

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1324 on: January 09, 2019, 07:25:04 PM »
I donít think that Iíve shown Trepol Bay from this angle before.
Martin, I don't think I've seen that road incline at the top, left of the picture. It gives me a little relief from anxiety over my own road incline. Yours is longer than mine, though, and my road passes under a rail bridge at the bottom of the incline!

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1325 on: January 09, 2019, 07:34:26 PM »
I donít think that Iíve shown Trepol Bay from this angle before.
Martin, I don't think I've seen that road incline at the top, left of the picture. It gives me a little relief from anxiety over my own road incline. Yours is longer than mine, though, and my road passes under a rail bridge at the bottom of the incline!

Leon
Yes Leon, the road incline is steep (too steep in fact) but in a small space sometimes compromises have to be made. If I made it any longer (and hence less steep) it would, I think, dominate the scene too much.
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1326 on: January 09, 2019, 08:39:15 PM »
Thank you very much for these super photographs, Martin.  I'm having trouble viewing the Forum* but I persevered and eventually I saw them all.

I agree with regard to compromises in a small space.  And for model railways, most spaces are small!

*Unfortunately I am such a computer nitwit that I don't know why!

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1327 on: January 10, 2019, 06:37:53 AM »
Some off-peak local services are worked by recently arrived two-car DMUs and some work through from Port Perran to Penmayne via Wadebridge. Here is one with a Fruit D of parcels on a mid-afternoon, pre-Christmas service on its way to Penmayne, after calling at Cant Cove.



[You'll have to forgive that this is a Class 101, as they became, and not a Class 108.)


That picture puts me in mind of the Daisy the Diesel story from the (original) Thomas the Tank Engine series, which involved a reluctant Daisy (in the form of a green railcar looking very much like a 101) and a brown van as unwanted tail load.
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1328 on: January 10, 2019, 06:54:45 AM »
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I've seen that!

A green DMU with a van tagged on the back was common practice back then though, and a one I've often copied on my own layout.
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1329 on: January 10, 2019, 07:39:31 AM »
 :greatpicturessign: Martin.

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1330 on: January 10, 2019, 10:18:26 PM »
 :hellosign::greatpicturessign: thanks Martin.
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1331 on: January 11, 2019, 07:28:30 PM »
Iíve had a very enjoyable 90 minutes or so running trains on Trepol Bay accompanied by a very agreeable 23 year old Tamnavulin.
Anyway, from my normal viewing position, a locomotive used all too infrequently but one of my favourite classes.
A Q1 passes by at the head of an unusual combination of carriages :
https://youtu.be/iljo52A3RB8

And a closer view of the train  :
790E1538-CF10-4BAC-8946-F7FB90FB04CD by martin scane, on Flickr
Thanks to Chris (IP) for the two fine carriages.
« Last Edit: January 11, 2019, 07:31:03 PM by port perran »
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1332 on: January 13, 2019, 11:50:18 AM »
Iíve had a very enjoyable 90 minutes or so running trains on Trepol Bay accompanied by a very agreeable 23 year old Tamnavulin.
Anyway, from my normal viewing position, a locomotive used all too infrequently but one of my favourite classes.
A Q1 passes by at the head of an unusual combination of carriages :
https://youtu.be/iljo52A3RB8

And a closer view of the train  :
790E1538-CF10-4BAC-8946-F7FB90FB04CD by martin scane, on Flickr
Thanks to Chris (IP) for the two fine carriages.

Thank you for the excellent photo., Martin, of an unusual train. The Q1, 33011, is on long-term loan, from Feltham (70B) for evaluation, based at Trepol Bay. Withdrawals of the class did not begin until 1963. The Q1's route availability meant that although they were, primarily, freight locomotives they also frequently deputised on secondary passenger services, like this local service from Wadebridge, with a scratch set of coaches running as a DMU replacement service. However, the class gained a reputation for poor braking on unfitted freight trains due to the light construction of the tender braking system.

I knew that you did not have S21263 (Graham Farish 374-083A BR Mk1 BCK Brake Corridor Composite Coach - BR Green (SR)). S21263 was the first of S21263-S21275 Lot 30732 vehicles which were dual air & vac. braked so ideal for working with Continental CIWL Ferry stock. Lot 30732 vehicles were delivered in green livery with roundels (not normally carried with green livery). As built all were fitted with Commonwealth (CW) bogies for smoother riding and steam heating (SH). However, S21263 and S21264 were later fitted with electric heating (UIC single pole) for 'Ferry Train' working and we can make this from new in our 'Alternative West Country'. The S21263 - S21275 series were the last SR Mark I BCKs, built in 1964, for the "Atlantic Coast Express" which, however, in real life -- but not in our 'Alternative Cornwall' -- did not run after 1964 as the WR cancelled it! They had yellow cantrail stripes over the 1st class section, and Commonwealth bogies, as well as the circular BR coaching stock crest on their sides. S21263 can join the 'through' working list along with BCK S21272 which you also have and, erroneously, Graham Farish missed off its yellow line, but also has CW bogies. I also have a second S21263 which will become S21265.

I was not sure, however, whether you also had W34290 (BR M374-189 Mark 1 BSK Brake Second Corridor, BR (WR Chocolate & Cream) ); it can also join the 'through' working list. They look very good together and a similarly liveried pair did run in North Cornwall after the transfer of the lines West of Salisbury to the WR on 29/12/1962.

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« Last Edit: January 13, 2019, 01:27:28 PM by Chris in Prague, Reason: Updated. »

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1333 on: January 13, 2019, 01:18:29 PM »
Great pictures Martin,

I love that there is always stuff to see, and things going on on your layout.

 :thankyousign:

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1334 on: January 17, 2019, 07:43:46 PM »
A busy scene at Port Perran this afternoon as the 14.02 departure for Penmayne (via Wadebridge) leaves Platform 1 behind a 45xx prarie tank.
It is VERY unusual to see so much activity with no less than 5 locomotives in view. The Manor is at the head of a special working from Penzance to Newquay.
F08F538A-79A9-476D-B5F2-8618A19900A6 by martin scane, on Flickr

45 minutes later at 14.47 the same train has just arrived at Trepol Bay :
B8B1B88D-4C60-4CA1-B170-F10CE80404BF by martin scane, on Flickr
The prarie is due at Wadebridge at 15.13 where she will run around her train ready to depart for Penmayne (via Cant Cove) at 15.31.

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