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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #2310 on: July 11, 2020, 07:15:15 PM »
You might be able to increase the length of the smaller track of the turntable by reducing the spacing between the tracks without them being too close - take a look at the turntable at Didcot, I used that as a pattern for the spacing at Pentewan loco shed

 

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #2311 on: July 13, 2020, 07:49:14 PM »
Thanks for that idea Alex @Hailstone. Iíll have a play around with that track concept.

No modelling over the weekend as the weather was really nice so outdoor activities took precedence.
Today, however, the weather forecast was for rain from about 11-00 this morning so I decided that after watering the greenhouse and picking some salad produce straight after breakfast, the rest of the day would be good for modelling.
As it happened, every time I looked at the Met Office app, the rain was pushed back by an hour and In the event it actually started to rain at about 16.30.
Anyway, I did send most of the day in the train room apart from a longish walk just after lunch.
Iíve created the grass bank and fence alongside the coaling stage. Itís not quite finished but you can get the idea.
You canít see it in this photograph but I have included a broken plank in the fence to allow locospotters secret access to the shed :


Iíve also done some work on the office block and the loco repair shop. Again, still a fair bit to do.
The strange white triangular thingy on the office roof is an experiment. It is supposed to be a rooflight. It Looks a bit odd at the moment but I do think itíll be ok when complete?


Thatís it for this evening, weíll see what tomorrow brings.

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #2312 on: July 14, 2020, 12:12:38 AM »
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign:
  Excellent progress Martin, all looking splendid. You did well today, found the rain in Helston while visiting daughter at 1230 & didn't stop till home again at 5pm, never mind the garden loved it  :censored:
    stay safe regards Derek.
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #2313 on: July 14, 2020, 01:20:45 AM »
I ran my Pannier 8700 up the incline of my Metcalfe Coaling Stage, today. No problem! I don't even have the track secured, yet! I remembered a comment you made a while back and just saw the picture showing your own coaling stage.

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #2314 on: July 14, 2020, 05:38:25 PM »
A little more work today.
Hereís an overview of the depot so far.


My initial aim is to get the main buildings completed first. Hence, Iíll be moving onto the diesel depot on the far right next.

Hereís a closer view of the depot so far :


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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #2315 on: July 14, 2020, 05:50:25 PM »
Excellent!

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #2316 on: July 14, 2020, 06:21:43 PM »
Looking good Martin.  :thumbsup: Could you put a third line in for the diesel depot?
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #2317 on: July 14, 2020, 06:34:06 PM »
Looking good Martin.  :thumbsup: Could you put a third line in for the diesel depot?
Iíve been thinking about that and it would probably make sense.
Watch this space.
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #2318 on: July 14, 2020, 06:35:11 PM »
Looking good Martin.  :thumbsup: Could you put a third line in for the diesel depot?

That won't slow him down for long.
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #2320 on: July 14, 2020, 06:49:35 PM »
Thanks Chris.
All good ideas but Iíll probably make my own versions of a stabling/refuelling point.
Cheers
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #2321 on: July 14, 2020, 06:56:44 PM »
Hi Martin. Looks like a simple job with plasticard. I used left over sprues, matchsticks, brass tube pieces . Look forward to progress.  Guess the same way for coal staithes will be something to work on

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #2322 on: July 14, 2020, 06:57:02 PM »
Iíve been looking at various photographs of 1960s diesel depots and fuelling/service points and now have a good idea of what I want to achieve.
One point though, are fuel storage tanks generally hidden underground ?
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #2323 on: July 14, 2020, 07:05:25 PM »
Martin. No probably only the pipework underground. Here are some links suitable https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/101441-br-early-60s-fuel-tankers/     and  https://www.derbysulzers.com/toton.html           I'm not sure where you saw your photos. I would go with what you feel best . Impressive structures by the way. They really look good set within the environment which you have created
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #2324 on: July 15, 2020, 07:06:27 AM »
Excellent!

Best wishes.

John

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