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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1980 on: March 31, 2020, 04:07:22 PM »
Ok.....huge imagination needed here.
It’s the seed of an idea.

So...we’d have a stone side with openings and a glass overall roof over part of the long platform and a bit of the bay.
The back bit will have a pitched roof (the bit of cardboard is too steep I think).
Just an idea. If I think its ok, I’ll make a proper mock up.
Hmmmmm.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1981 on: March 31, 2020, 06:02:57 PM »
@port perran Martin cornish stations in your time frame arent really anything I know much about other then a couple of SR ones which weren't big enough to warrant a full over roof but were there any on the 'other bunch' for prototypical inspiration???

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1982 on: March 31, 2020, 06:06:48 PM »
@port perran Martin cornish stations in your time frame arent really anything I know much about other then a couple of SR ones which weren't big enough to warrant a full over roof but were there any on the 'other bunch' for prototypical inspiration???
Thanks Craig.
I suppose that Penzance is the obvious one.
However, Trepol Bay is a joint SR/GWR station so might be a bit of a mish mash.
It’s a purely fictional station so I guess it’s up to me really.

Martin
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1983 on: March 31, 2020, 06:23:32 PM »
Back to the Story

“What’s this all about, George?” Said Sid, “Tommy and I are on our day off so it’d better be something important”.
“It is important”, confirmed George Thomas, “It is something really important but you’ll have to trust me, I can’t tell you anything about it. I just need a locomotive crew to take a van, a single van, from Trepol Bay harbour down to Falmouth Docks”.
“But there are other crews available”, chipped in Tommy Bray, “Why do you want us to do it?”
George sighed, “You two are the only ones cleared to work right down to Falmouth Docks. No one else can work East of Chacewater”.
“No, we won’t do it”, replied an irritable Sid Trevaskis, “Come on Tommy, we have two foaming pints and a game of dominoes waiting for us”
“Twenty Five pounds each, a giant pasty each for lunch and flowers delivered to your wives within the hour by way of a thank you”.
Sid and Tommy gave a collective gasp. Twenty five pounds was a lot of money in 1962. A lot of money.
“That’s crazy”, stammered Sid, “What can be so important that someone can afford to pay us that much?”
“As I say”, replied George’ “I can’t tell you. I just want you two to man that engine. You’ll be home again by six this evening at the latest. Now, what do you say?”
Tommy looked at Sid, Sid glanced at Tommy saying, “What do you say Tommy? It’s a lot of money?  George, can you confirm that this is all above board?”
“Sure is”, replied George, “all perfectly legitimate and above board. Now, I need an answer. Is it a yes?”.
“We’ll do it”, said Sid, “Now, what exactly is the plan?”.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1984 on: March 31, 2020, 06:25:24 PM »
https://www.osbornsmodels.com/faller-222127-station-overall-roof-7273-p.asp

Might be worth just checking out for heights to relate back to your scratchbuilt Martin, it will definitely be a modern structure to give the towns something to talk about  :D

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1985 on: March 31, 2020, 06:56:17 PM »

“Twenty Five pounds each, a giant pasty each for lunch and flowers delivered to your wives within the hour by way of a thank you”....................

“We’ll do it”, said Sid,”.


It was the giant pasty that swung it.
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1986 on: March 31, 2020, 06:58:34 PM »
 :laughabovepost: theres not much I wouldnt do for a giant Warren's traditional cornish  :food:

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1987 on: March 31, 2020, 07:06:42 PM »
:laughabovepost: theres not much I wouldnt do for a giant Warren's traditional cornish  :food:

Same here, and there is a Warrens around a mile from me in Falmouth town. Isolation for the pair of us though, but my wife makes a delicious pasty.

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1988 on: March 31, 2020, 07:09:18 PM »
:laughabovepost: theres not much I wouldnt do for a giant Warren's traditional cornish  :food:

Same here, and there is a Warrens around a mile from me in Falmouth town. Isolation for the pair of us though, but my wife makes a delicious pasty.

I frequent that one everytime I'm there, its particularly handy being a 20 second walk from the carpark!!

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1989 on: March 31, 2020, 07:26:10 PM »
Twenty five pounds was a lot of money in 1962.

If I remember rightly, it was about two weeks wages for the average chap.
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1990 on: March 31, 2020, 08:36:22 PM »
Twenty five pounds was a lot of money in 1962.

If I remember rightly, it was about two weeks wages for the average chap.
They’ll be in for a surprise when they discover who ultimately will be footing the bill.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1991 on: March 31, 2020, 10:02:42 PM »
Looking good martin, re the roof I take it rule 1 applies. I seem to remember starting work in 1964 for £3 - 10 shillings I was only 16 at the time. It was enough for me to give my mum money and pay my wayand buy my first motorcycle.
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1992 on: April 01, 2020, 01:10:42 AM »
 :hellosign:
     Interesting times Martin a secret journey down to Falmouth on a Sunday & you want a roof on Trepol Bay station, this I cannot miss   :thumbsup:
         stay safe regards Derek.

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1993 on: April 01, 2020, 05:21:45 PM »
A last look at Trepol Bay station in original form.

The demolition gang moved in this afternoon.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #1994 on: April 01, 2020, 05:35:52 PM »
Thank you, Martin, for the excellent photos. of your layouts and updates and the new story. I'm still very busy but fine. The obvious prototype for an SR terminus station roof would be Callington station in Kelly Bray, but that was in Devon and had a simple but elegant pitched wooden roof open on one side which would be my choice and not too difficult to model.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Callington-Railway-Station-Photo-Luckett-Calstock-and-Bere-Alston-Line-10-/252099971012

 

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