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Author Topic: Port Perran/Trepol Bay  (Read 116840 times)

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #2250 on: June 27, 2020, 01:51:34 PM »
Looking good Martin, will you be putting pits and a turntable in?

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #2251 on: June 27, 2020, 01:59:07 PM »
Looking good Martin, will you be putting pits and a turntable in?

Hopefully I persuaded him to put the ashpits in the three roads in front of the shed.

IIRC the turntable will be a photo of one in the backscene due to space limitations.

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #2252 on: June 27, 2020, 02:08:32 PM »
Looking good Martin, will you be putting pits and a turntable in?

Hopefully I persuaded him to put the ashpits in the three roads in front of the shed.

IIRC the turntable will be a photo of one in the backscene due to space limitations.

A bit of a shame as there would be space where his tools were and would save him from using "the big hand in the sky" however, I see the idea about the turntable being in the backscene which would be close to the Truro layout

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #2253 on: June 27, 2020, 02:24:41 PM »
A wet day here so time for a little progress on my loco shed.
This is what Iíve done this morning.


Thatís the shell of the main shed building. Itís onto the Northlight roof this afternoon which will be very slow progress I think.
I have an idea for the construction but itíll very much be a case of try it and see what it looks like.

Martin,
Will you please slow down building things, you are putting me to shame

Itís looking good, keep up the good work

Stay safe
Mike H  8)

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #2254 on: June 27, 2020, 02:56:27 PM »
Hi All
@Hailstone Yes pits going in on each of the three shed roads in due course as per suggestion from @chrism .
As for a turntable, yes, itíll hopefully be in the backscene. I had thought about putting it where the tools are but a) those two tracks  lead to  what will be the new diesel depot section and b) I want a bit of scenic contrast and that is the only spare space available.

Hopefully the first section of the Northlight roof will be in place shortly.

Cuppa time and afternoon walk first though.
Plus a stroll  to the allotment to water the greenhouse.

If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #2255 on: June 27, 2020, 04:07:40 PM »
Slight change of plan because it rained again so I pressed on with the loco shed.
Walk and allotment has had to be delayed but weíll set off in a moment after a cuppa.



Thatís it for today.
As you can see, I ran out of painted plastic strip for the Northlight but you get the idea but with 9 of those to do itís  going  to take a while to finish the entire roof!
Bargeboards will eventually be fitted which will finish the edges off quite well I think.

The bit of card indicates the approximate size/position of shed doors.

I have, in due course, a decision to make concerning the track inside the shed.
My feeling is to fill it on with card or plastikard to give a concrete effect.   Any thoughts?
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #2256 on: June 27, 2020, 05:10:26 PM »
I would go with the card infill Martin. I used grey card and, if I remember correctly, just used a pencil for 'cracks' and shading to represent concrete on Averingcliffe.



The ends of the 'concrete', next to the turntable approaches, were covered in printed self-adhesive labels.
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #2257 on: June 27, 2020, 05:14:00 PM »
The bit of card indicates the approximate size/position of shed doors.

I have, in due course, a decision to make concerning the track inside the shed.
My feeling is to fill it on with card or plastikard to give a concrete effect.   Any thoughts?


Probably the best thing to do, I'd have thought by BR days it would have been concreted.

Before you go too far with the doors, though, if you are basing it on Truro shed you'll need windows and the ends of the smoke vents above the doors.

Just under halfway down this page there are some photos showing it;
http://www.cornwallrailwaysociety.org.uk/truro-area-penwithers-to-buckshead.html

It's a bit difficult to tell from the angle of your pics but I "think" you've got enough room in the current apertures for them.

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #2258 on: June 28, 2020, 07:58:10 AM »
Thanks Chris.
I have purchased some little apertures from York Modelmaking so will probably use them .
As for windows, itís not a dedicated recreation of Truro but there will be windows elsewhere when I get onto the coaling stage and the loco workshop and offices.
I want to press on with the roof for now though and thatís going to take a while. I donít expect to do any railway work today however.

And David, yes I think itíll be card infill inside the shed.
Martin
« Last Edit: June 28, 2020, 10:32:39 AM by port perran »
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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #2259 on: June 28, 2020, 10:00:46 AM »
Thanks for the latest updates, Martin. I have been giving how to model the interior of Cant Cove's single-road locoshed (partly based on that at Bodmin General) for many months, in particular, the inspection put. Originally, I bought the Peco inspection pit kit but then mislaid it but bought another. However, it's not deep enough and even one half of too long (the Peco kit comes in two lengths which can be connected) so I bought a German inspection pit kit which was deeper but still not 'right' so I bought a different brand one. The problem is that I want to replace the plastic kit inspection pit sides with backlit (LED strip lighting -- which I've had for years) formed of a plasticard sandwich of transparent and grey painted plasticard whilst still maintaining the track gauge above. The easiest solution might be to construct the base as a complete unit then sink it into the ground. I'm still mulling it over. The interior roof framing will be black-painted wooden strip (bought long ago) with LED strip lighting in the shed roof.
« Last Edit: June 28, 2020, 10:03:15 AM by Chris in Prague, Reason: Updated »

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #2260 on: June 29, 2020, 05:16:53 PM »
Itís slow going with the main shed building on my new extension.
More roof sections added today plus a bit of detailing such as the cornerstones and the bargeboards etc


The colouring will all be touched up and toned down with soot effect in due course.
And hereís a photo showing how it will look on the shed module :


To the left of the main building will be the coaling stage and water tower.
The road immediately to the right will lead into the repair shop and the two roads far right will be the new diesel depot cum stabling point.

If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #2261 on: June 29, 2020, 05:49:51 PM »
Looking good Martin, but you seem to have slowed down, at this rate I might stand a chance of catching up. Oh wait on 27 years to 1 week, maybe not.

Stay safe

Mike H  8)

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #2262 on: June 29, 2020, 07:37:10 PM »
After a hard day supervising the construction of the new locomotive shed south of Newquay, I popped over to the Station Hotel at Trepol Bay fora spot of  refreshment.
I couldnít resist popping over to the station, however, to see what might be about.
Iím glad I did, being rewarded by the sight of a lovely little 0-4-2 tank getting ready to propel its single auto coach towards Wadebridge :


If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #2263 on: June 29, 2020, 09:01:04 PM »
An excellent photo. of the perfect little train in the best livery combination.

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Re: Port Perran/Trepol Bay
« Reply #2264 on: June 30, 2020, 01:13:37 AM »
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign:
 The shed is progressing very nicely Martin.  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:
      stay safe regards Derek
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