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Author Topic: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case  (Read 31664 times)

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #465 on: May 22, 2018, 03:55:57 PM »
It's all coming together! Just waiting for some scandal.  :o
The back scene is fabulous. Unfortunately Spanish mountains wouldn't look good on mine :(
You know you're getting older when your mind makes commitments your body can't meet.
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #466 on: May 23, 2018, 07:39:39 PM »
Part Three and Final Instalment of the back story

So by the Summer of 1962 the typical daily timetable for the branch would include :
5 passenger trains in each direction between Newquay and Summercourt
2 passenger trains in each direction between Summercourt and Truro
2 passenger trains in each direction between Tregonning and Newquay.
2 milk trains in either direction to Tregonning Creamery,
2 daily round pick up goods trips.
A daily china clay train.
Motive power was largely in the hands of 45xx prarie tanks, 57xx and 64xx pannier tanks, 14xx 0-4-2 tanks and an ex GW railcar.
Increasingly, however, Class 121 railcars, class 22 and 35 hydraulics and class 08 shunters were appearing.
It was also, on rare occasions, possible to see ex SR locos in the form of M7s and N Moguls arriving from Wadebridge plus the odd BR standard tank.
Lord Oliver Trevarnon along with his good lady wife Emily (both now aged 50) were very keen to see their  branchline  survive, despite the best efforts of a certain Dr Beeching who was ready to wield his axe!

Oliver and Emily were great exponents of the local railway and indeed, they were determined that the railway would continue to be the primary transport source for their agricultural interests and the output from both the creamery and Kestle Mill. The couple worked very closely with BR and with two local railway preservation groups, namely the CLPG and the local branch of the GWS. In addition, they fostered a blossoming relationship with two other great railway exponents in Lord and Lady Trevelver of Cant Cove.
The twin sons of Lord and Lady Trevarnon, Michael and Francis followed in their parents footsteps in that they too showed a healthy interest in railways. Indeed both of them, aged 26,  were undergoing full training with the CLPG to be steam engine drivers. Lord Oliver himself, keen to see steam traction survive in Cornwall, was a major benefactor to the CLPG.
Railways in Cornwall seemed to be in safe hands.
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #467 on: May 23, 2018, 08:18:44 PM »
Thank you, Martin, for another very interesting update. I will mention their friendship with Lord and Lady Trevelver, of Trevelver Castle, near Cant Cove, soon. Also, the Association for the Promotion of Cornwall's Railways, an umbrella organisation bringing together all important local businesses and organisations (including BR SR and BR WR), of which Lord and Lady Trevarnon, like the Trevelvers, are active members should not be forgotten. Lastly, the considerable promotion efforts of the owners and principal directors of the advertising agency, Trevelver and Guillou (Wadebridge and London), alias our good friends Sylvia and Eli, should be mentioned.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #468 on: May 23, 2018, 08:24:04 PM »
Thank you, Martin, for another very interesting update. I will mention their friendship with Lord and Lady Trevelver, of Trevelver Castle, near Cant Cove, soon. Also, the Association for the Promotion of Cornwall's Railways, an umbrella organisation bringing together all important local businesses and organisations (including BR SR and BR WR), of which Lord and Lady Trevarnon, like the Trevelvers, are active members should not be forgotten. Lastly, the considerable promotion efforts of the owners and principal directors of the advertising agency, Trevelver and Guillou (Wadebridge and London), alias our good friends Sylvia and Eli, should be mentioned.
Iíll follow up with an update on the back story in a day or so Chris .
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #469 on: May 24, 2018, 02:29:46 PM »
I thought it was about time I tried a video of Tregonning so here goes.
Do remember that it isnít finished yet and that this is the first time Iíve run anything for a couple of months so the track is a bit messy.
I have now finished all of the major structures and scenery with the exception of the small cottage near the goods yard which is still a mock up.
Iíll now be working left to right adding detail and tidying up any rough edges (of which there are a fair few!).
So here it is, warts and all :

https://youtu.be/N-Bq5ngFW2A

I had to remove a couple of lineside features which Iíd placed too close to the track. It had been ok with pannier and van but the class 121 is a bit longer and caight a few things including the ground frame building so I had to shave a bit off the roof!  Also some of the fencing at the two level crossings were just that bit too close.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #470 on: May 24, 2018, 03:42:26 PM »
Good to see Tregonning 'coming to life', Martin. :thankyousign:

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #471 on: May 24, 2018, 07:54:19 PM »
Lovely video Martin, amazing what you can fit in a case!   :thumbsup:

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #472 on: May 24, 2018, 09:11:29 PM »
A great video. So much in such a small space. :thumbsup:
You know you're getting older when your mind makes commitments your body can't meet.
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #473 on: May 24, 2018, 09:22:20 PM »
Excellent film of a splendid layout.

Thank you very much.

John
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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #474 on: May 24, 2018, 09:57:37 PM »
 :hellosign: Many thanks Martin for the superb video, so much to see,  :thumbsup:
    regards Derek.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #475 on: May 25, 2018, 09:32:21 AM »
Thank you, Martin. It's good to see how everything fits together in the relatively small space without looking cramped in any way. A great achievement.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #476 on: May 29, 2018, 07:21:00 PM »
Weíve had guests for a few days which meant that Tregonning had to be stowed away. This was a good test as it was the first time that the nearly complete layout was stored on its side. And really, this was the whole idea of constructing it.
Anyway, we took the opportunity to change the spare room around once our visitors had departed.
Hereís Tregonning in its new position and I can report no ill effects of having been moved about.


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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #477 on: May 29, 2018, 07:24:44 PM »
That's very good news, Martin.

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #478 on: May 29, 2018, 10:15:01 PM »
 :hellosign:

Hi Martin, as Chris says, that is really good news that nothing got dislodged and all is well.  :claphappy:

I have had the same as you with visitors, and had to tidy the room up for them .....
here is a similar photo to the one you took  :D When my layout grows up it wants to be a proper one like yours



I noticed on yours there was what looked like  a sharp corner on the front left backscene, I'm sure you have it sorted as a rounded corner won't catch on the lid.

Hope all is good with you, and thank you so much for all the help and advice you have contributed to my little layout.

With all best wishes and thanks
Kevin

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Re: Tregonning - Layout in a (Largish) case
« Reply #479 on: May 30, 2018, 07:53:56 AM »
A truly portable layout!  :thumbsup:

 

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