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Alternative West Country and Friends
« on: October 16, 2018, 12:36:17 AM »
Hi all,

For those not in the know there are a few of us on here who have 'through runnings' from layout to layout, each member having some of the same wagons and/or coaches. There are often back stories as to various scenarios with pics to accompany the story accordingly.

As this has increased I, and I'm sure some others, have lost track of who's who and where's where so I have decided to compile a list of PO wagon liveries and the fictional characters from the various layouts as an easy reference point.

These can be amended so please feel free to add anything and more importantly correct me where I have gone wrong. I'll put question marks where not sure or I've forgotten, leave blanks that need to be filled etc.

Once you have posted any corrections or additions I will let you know that I have corrected or added them and then you can remove your post so that the thread doesn't get cluttered.


PO WAGON LIVERIES-


LAYOUT - CANT COVE (and PENMAYNE) (CORNWALL) (Chris in Prague) (Chris)

Dark Blue                            Castle Brewery
Light Blue                            Castle Estates
Satin Orange                        North Cornwall Pasty Co.

LAYOUTS - PORT PERRAN/TREPOL BAY/TREGONNING (CORNWALL) (Port Perran) (Martin)

Dark Brown/Black with
Gold flash                            Headland Brewery
Terracotta                            James and Sons (Granite Merchants)
Dark Green                          Messrs. Prish & Jones (Fruit & Veg Wholesalers)
Red                                     Port Perran Timber Merchants

LAYOUT - OFF ON A JOURNEY. THE DEPARTURE  (WITHY JUNCTION)  (SOMERSET) (Mito) (Brian)

Apple Green                         Sam's Cider
Purple/Red                           Creech Brewery

LAYOUT - THE TORA BORA LINE (DEVON) (Dizz) (Pete)

Sign written                         Red Spinnaker Rum (Brixham, Devon)
Sign written                         Castor and Furzeham Shellfish & Fish (Brixham, Devon)


FICTIONAL CHARACTERS -


LAYOUT - CANT COVE (and PENMAYNE) (CORNWALL) (Chris in Prague) (Chris)

The 'CHELSEA GIRLS' -
Sylvia  (Trevelver)
Eli  (Elayne Guillou from Brittany)
Belinda
Monique
Jenny
Angela
Amanda

Lord Trevelver
Lady Trevelver
Jenkins  (Head Butler)
Captain Jeremy Corentyn Cador  (Naval Officer and Sylvia's boyfriend)
George Trevelver  (Sylvia's brother)
Brigita  (George's wife from Germany)

Admiral Tregowan  (Naval Officer)
Giles Roskrow  (Wine and Spirit Merchant/Importer)
Alan Poldory  (Thief/Con Man)
Larry Poldory  (Alan's brother)
Detective Rule
Detective Snapper

Dr. WHO  (himself)
Susan  (the Doctor's Granddaughter)
Marielle Kebriant  (CIWL represetative)
Colonel Lethbridge Stewart
Lady Penelope
Brandon Williams  (Castle Estates top salesman)

Marrek Prowse  (General Manager Castle Estates)
Sir Mortimer Wheeler  (AKA Naughty Morty)
John Prynne  (official photographer and Chief accountant of Castle Estates)

LAYOUTS - PORT PERRAN/TREPOL BAY (CORNWALL) (Port Perran) (Martin)

Lord Poldain  (Port Perran Manor)
Lady Poldain
Jim Ellis  (reporter Western Morning News)
Dave Partridge  (photographer WMN)
Alan and Larry Poldory  (notable villains hailing from Wadebridge)
Sgt Arthur Triggs  (Bodmin Police)

DI Rule
DI Dave Skinner  (Truro CID)
Sgt Tom Reynolds  (Summercourt Police Station)
Tom Tridinnick  (Landlord Station Hotel, Trepol Bay)
Alice Tridinnick  (Landlady Station Hotel, Trepol Bay
Michael Pronin  (Head Chef Station Hotel, Trepol Bay)

Sir David Antrobus  (Chairman Headland Brewery)
Lady Rosemary Antrobus
Bob Orr  (Head Brewer Headland Brewery)
Tom Tonkiss  (Guard based at Truro)
George Tehidy  (Dep Regional Manager BR - SW)
Ted Williams  (loco driver North Cornwall)
David Rule  (Ted's Foreman)

Johnny Pettifer  ('Dodgy John' notorious car dealer from Wadebridge)
Alf Harris  (bait digger at Hayle)
Mrs Trevanyon  (Farmer's wife from Sands Farm, Port Perran)
David Tridinnick  (Landlord Cornish Arms, Port Perran)
Dennis Steele  (young trainspotter, Port Perran)
Lady Constance Triliever  (Chairwoman Truro Chamber of Commerce)

LAYOUT - TREGONNING (CORNWALL) (Port Perran) (Martin)

Lord Oliver Trevarnon  (Tregonning House)
Lady Emily Trevarnon
Albert Treleigh  (landlord of the Railway Inn)
PC Andrew 'Cracker' Jacobs  (young PC)
Mrs. Baggs  (local gossip)
Roger James  (Stationmaster)

LAYOUT -WADEBRIDGE MPD and WEST JUNCTION (CORNWALL) (Port Perran) (Martin)

Jago Pascoe  (Landlord of 'The Withered Bough' Public House
Morwenna Pascoe  (Jago's wife and Landlady of 'The Withered Bough' PH)
Wilf Wordsworth  (Railway Shed Cleaner)
Eddie Bligh  (Celebrated local Engine driver)
Davie Thomas  (Eddie's young fireman)

LAYOUT - OFF ON A JOURNEY. THE DEPARTURE (WITHY JUNCTION) (SOMERSET) (Mito) (Brian)

Sir Horace Speakman Court  (Withy House)
Lady Alice Speakman Court
Hugh Pocock Hillary  (Owner of Sam's Cider)
Peter Creech  (Creech Ales)
Penny Creech  (Peter's wife)
Stephen Millards  (Mid Somerset Trading)
Wendy Millards  (Stephen's wife)

LAYOUT - THE TRAIN SHED PROJECT - MARTON HINMARCHE (SOUTH MIDLANDS) (Innovationgame) (Laurence)

Baron Toby Tiverton  (Beresford Hall)
Lady Annabelle Tiverton  (Toby's wife)
Bill Wilson  (Head Butler Beresford Hall)
Heather Wilson  (Housekeeper Beresford Hall, Bill's wife)
Wally Percival  (chef at the Interrogative Seven restaurant)
Alun Peacock  (as above)

Biddles  (Baron Tiverton's chauffeur)
Don Bolton  (local antiques dealer who has an extravagant disco)
Daulton Downton  (local architect)
Antoinette Downton  (Daulton's wife)
Duncan Hardy  (local electonics wizard who built all Don Bolton's disco equipment)
Doctor HOW  (one of the interrogative seven)

Anglika Smythe   (the manager(ess) of the Dinsdale Arms)
Anne-Marie  (the principal barmaid of the 'White Antelope' PH)
Frank Kitchen  (Wally's sous-chef)
Marcus and Julius  (Baron Tiverton's two sons)

LAYOUT - PERTHSHIRE RAILWAY PRESERVATION SOCIETY (SCOTLAND) (Milton Rail) (Andrew) 

Brian Ranch  (Timber Merchant)
Walter Nuttall  (Timber Merchant)

LAYOUT - PORT REGLEUN IV - A new hope (BRITTANY, FRANCE) (weave) (Chris)

(Characters to be introduced)

LAYOUT - PRINCIPAT d'IZARO (BETWEEN FRANCE and SPAIN) (weave) (Chris)

José Maria de La Vega  (Mayor of San Cristofol)
Sofia de La Vega  (daughter of José)
Xurde Valdez  (Mayor of Tutera)
Pedru Valdez  (son of Xurde and co owner of the El Gaitero restaurant)
Catala Valdez  (daughter of Xurde)
Fermin Muguruza  (co owner of the El Gaitero/fisherman)
Rae Anne  (Canadian tourist and possible future girlfriend of Fermin)

LAYOUT - TRÉMARGAT ST. CROIX (BRITTANY, FRANCE) (weave) (Chris)

Marielle Kebriant  (CIWL Representative)
Jean-Luc Gwiad  (Owner of the Hotel Gwiad and Marielle's cousin)
Jagu (breton version of Jacques) Gwiad  (Jean-Luc's much younger brother, trainspotter and photographer)
Deniel Jégou  (Owner of La Cidrerie bar)
Lukaz Seznec  (Owner of the local Seznec Cider Orchard Farm)
Loana Seznec  (Lukaz's wife)
Perig Pelan  (full time farm worker Seznec Farm)

LAYOUT - WEST PORTHSEA (CORNWALL) (cornish yorkie) (Derek)

(Characters to be introduced)

LAYOUT - THE TORA BORA LINE (DEVON) (Dizz) (Pete)

Lord Neil Churston
Lady Cherie Churston (owners of the Churston Manor and the estate.  Family major shareholders in the original building of the main
                                 line through Churston before being absorbed into the GWR.  Renowned Gundog breeders and trainers, have
                                 bred numerous Show Champions, Field Champions and recently one dog was made up to achieve their first
                                 Full Champion title)
Brian Wills  (Estate manager)
Lionel Douglas  (Estate Gamekeeper and gun dog trainer)

Sam Gibson  (proprietor of the White Horse Hotel and several other Guest Houses in the area)
Dame Anthia Crystal  (Romantic fiction author and philanthropist lives near Churston)

Henry Woolston  (Station Master Churston)
Bob Cooper aka “Mini”   (Booking Clerk Churston)
John Walker aka “Whisky”   (Signalman Churston)
Peter Williams  ( Driver Brixham Branch (14xx, 45xx, 57xx, 64xx))
Paul Fraser  (Fireman Brixham Branch)

Harry Frampton   (Red Spinnaker Rum Distillery owner)
Pat Blunt  (Local wheeler-dealer, finger in lots of pies, activities on the limit of legality but he has never been
               caught out)
Stuart Young  (Owns a fleet of 5 Trawlers.  Maintained by own in-house Marine Engineering department which
                     takes on second party work. Rail delivery of supplies and materials to Brixham)
Andrew Passmore  (Coal Merchant, PO siding Brixham Goods yard)
Paul Caunter  (Station Master Brixham)

Roger Green  (Booking Clerk Brixham)
Fred Bell aka “Dinger”  (Signal man Brixham)
Mick Hatten  (Town bakery and catering franchises Brixham and Churston Stations)
Jim Goodall  (Taxi/Bus proprietor)
Sally Carter  (Express Dairy Eggs Marketing manager)

LAYOUT - KNOTMORE STREET (BIRMINGHAM) (railsquid) (Ian)

Sir Gordon Knott  (owner of Knott Industries (a Black Country metalbashing empire and world leader in
                           high-quality gubbins) and leading light in the West Midlands Great Western Preservation Society
                           (WMGWPS, or "Wumgwups" as it is informally known)


BRITISH RAILWAYS COACHING STOCK CODES

http://britishrailways.info/coaching_stock_codes.htm


Hope helps. Updates soon.

Cheers weave  :beers:







« Last Edit: February 16, 2019, 10:34:22 PM by weave »

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Re: Alternative West Country and Friends
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2019, 11:08:00 AM »
Yes, good title.
Gets my vote.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Alternative West Country and Friends
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2019, 08:39:12 PM »
Chris (IP), I think that you have made reference in the past to the Wadebridge shed foreman and/or yardmaster.
Do they have names ? - if not I’ll invent some for my little Wadebridge layout.
Martin
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Re: Alternative West Country and Friends
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2019, 08:54:05 AM »
Whilst this has great merit, I can see a degree of confusion settng in.
I have some 70 coaches and a few hundred wagons.
So... I can say I have 25 bauxite box vans but thete may be 6 or 7 variations in that total.
I do very much like the idea but it’ll take a lot of co-ordination. Plus of course some people like to keep stock pristine but others (eg me) like to weather stock - sometimes pretty heavily as I like to create a typical mid 60s run down feel.
It probably works better for locos and carriages as they all have numbers (not always the case with wagons) - even if I do have to get the magnifying glass out to read them.
As Weave has said - what do others think?
And maybe Chris (IP) has some sort of list already?
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Alternative West Country and Friends
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2019, 07:19:09 PM »
Locos and coaches yes, but wagons no. With my eyesight I can't tell the difference between the vans. :(
Give me time to catalogue everything when I find them.
I’d agree with Brian.
Quite happy to record coach numbers although I do get muddled with types sometimes (eg BCKs and BGs etc).
Wagons - perhaps a step toofar for me.
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Re: Alternative West Country and Friends
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2019, 12:39:22 AM »
Hi all,

Okey dokey. Looks like it's going to happen.

Now, it's going to cost the taxpayer millions of pounds and take years to finalise, oh no sorry, that's something else I'm working on at the moment :D.

Seriously, any ideas the best way to do it?

It occurred to me using a shared online spreadsheet with Google Documents might be an easy way for everyone to keep their lists up-to-date.

I don't have much in the way of locomotives in common, apart from the "Green Dragon", but do have a fair amount of coaching stock suitable for through-running.
Takahachikawa - Japanese and other trains

Birmingham Knotmore Street - (ex) GWR mainline through the Midlands

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Re: Alternative West Country and Friends
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2019, 11:52:09 AM »
Sounds like it works ok then as Weave can see it.
Later on I’ll “tart it up”. We need Loco name and owner as new columns.
Any thoughts on other info needed anyone?
And.....do we want it editable by everyone or not?
Again comments and suggestions please.
Thanks
Martin
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Re: Alternative West Country and Friends
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2019, 08:12:33 PM »
Thanks Chris

I’ve tidied it up a bit now and put in a couple of examples.
Once we’ve had a few more comments/suggestions/agreements, we can decide how to move forward.

https://1drv.ms/x/s!Au3m2S4JgL_95zPHAf0l5_RT-yGq

My suggestion is simple lists sent to me and I’ll import them into the spreadsheet.
A list sent like this

30117, M7, SR, Dapol , in the correct order will make it very easy but once it’s all agreed, I’ll issue full instructiins.
In aday or so we can clear all this clutter as well.

Martin
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Re: Alternative West Country and Friends
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2019, 08:13:29 PM »
I can see the Excel but not the Google. I'm waiting for permission to be granted :worried:
Brian, can you see the one I just posted?

Martin

PS , I’ve now granted permission for the google one as well. I think.

« Last Edit: February 17, 2019, 08:15:21 PM by port perran »
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Re: Alternative West Country and Friends
« Reply #9 on: Yesterday at 10:32:52 AM »
Hi all,

Have deleted my 'not necessary' posts.

Please could you do same and then it'll be easier to focus on Martin's spreadsheet.

Hope you can all access it. It'll probably take me 6 months to work out how it works but hey ho.

Cheers weave  :beers:


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Re: Alternative West Country and Friends
« Reply #10 on: Yesterday at 10:40:38 AM »
:hellosign: Martin I am same as Brian - waiting for the E-mail for permission from Google, spreadsheets looking good  :thumbsup:
      regards Derek.
Brian and Derek.
Did permissions arrive?
Martin
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Re: Alternative West Country and Friends
« Reply #11 on: Yesterday at 03:40:36 PM »
Sorry, yes. Google uses an email address on my phone and I don't look at it that often.
You know you're getting older when your mind makes commitments your body can't meet.
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: Alternative West Country and Friends
« Reply #12 on: Yesterday at 11:07:32 PM »
:hellosign: Martin I am same as Brian - waiting for the E-mail for permission from Google, spreadsheets looking good  :thumbsup:
      regards Derek.
Brian and Derek.
Did permissions arrive?
Martin

:hellosign: No nothing yet
      regards Derek

 

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