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Author Topic: THE MAEN QUARRY RAILWAY (CORNWALL)  (Read 8714 times)

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Re: THE MAEN QUARRY RAILWAY (CORNWALL)
« Reply #60 on: October 16, 2019, 10:18:35 AM »

To my mind, this is a sure sign that my thread has been accepted and embraced to the bosom of the NGF community.

I am beginning to have my own collection of awful jokes and puns.

Bring it on!!!! :smiley-laughing:
Sounds like a quest for the holey nail!
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Re: THE MAEN QUARRY RAILWAY (CORNWALL)
« Reply #61 on: October 16, 2019, 10:21:02 AM »

To my mind, this is a sure sign that my thread has been accepted and embraced to the bosom of the NGF community.

I am beginning to have my own collection of awful jokes and puns.

Bring it on!!!! :smiley-laughing:
Sounds like a quest for the holey nail!

That was awful. Brilliant, and yet, awful. :D

In fact, it was SO awful it made me prance-a-lot with mirth. :-[
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Re: THE MAEN QUARRY RAILWAY (CORNWALL)
« Reply #62 on: October 18, 2019, 04:36:26 AM »
I have been scouring online OS maps to see if they may shed some more light on my chosen location.

One interesting place name came to light. What I have called Carnellis appears to be next to something that is called "The Devil's Night Cap". How about that for a station name? Hmmmmmmm. Not sure. Carnellis sounds so much more, well, family-friendly even if less exciting.

Having some interesting ideas about that 'future branch' though.
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Re: THE MAEN QUARRY RAILWAY (CORNWALL)
« Reply #63 on: October 18, 2019, 04:49:59 AM »


Seems strange to be quoting myself but I don't have access to my personal PC right now so I pinched the image from its original post.

My thoughts on the 'future branch' relate to "Where does it go?". As shown on the plan it points across the bedroom doorway so that won't be any good. The idea is to loop it up over the lake and above and behind the top left hand corner to run down behind Maen Station and yards. This will enable it to have access to an alcove where a sensible terminus could be built. Also I think it would look nice.

I will continue to plot evilly over this idea.
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Re: THE MAEN QUARRY RAILWAY (CORNWALL)
« Reply #64 on: October 18, 2019, 06:38:01 AM »
My thoughts on the 'future branch' relate to "Where does it go?". As shown on the plan it points across the bedroom doorway so that won't be any good. The idea is to loop it up over the lake and above and behind the top left hand corner to run down behind Maen Station and yards. This will enable it to have access to an alcove where a sensible terminus could be built. Also I think it would look nice.
Interesting!
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Re: THE MAEN QUARRY RAILWAY (CORNWALL)
« Reply #65 on: October 18, 2019, 09:38:09 AM »
The 'Devil's Night Cap' is a good name for my last Southern Comfort of an evening :D

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Re: THE MAEN QUARRY RAILWAY (CORNWALL)
« Reply #66 on: October 18, 2019, 01:54:14 PM »
 :laughabovepost:

That tipple'd me over into mirth  :)   

Great progress with the track planning Chris

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Re: THE MAEN QUARRY RAILWAY (CORNWALL)
« Reply #67 on: October 19, 2019, 01:30:06 PM »
OMG!!!!  :goggleeyes: I am NOT one for looney impulse buying but I just did.

This behemoth from Ebay.




I am expecting it on Tuesday after getting a quote for reinforcing the foundations of my house.

"They're coming to take me away, Ha ha, Ho Ho, Hee Hee, To the funny farm" etc.

 :D

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Re: THE MAEN QUARRY RAILWAY (CORNWALL)
« Reply #68 on: October 20, 2019, 07:24:49 AM »
Thatís one big boy!  :goggleeyes:

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Re: THE MAEN QUARRY RAILWAY (CORNWALL)
« Reply #69 on: October 20, 2019, 07:48:08 AM »
Thatís one big boy!  :goggleeyes:

As I am sure you know only too well, it isn't actually a Big Boy but it is, indeed, not far removed from one. A 2-8-8-2 is close enough for now. I always wanted something like this so couldn't resist it when I saw it. My post regarding my initial layout plan mentions locos up to 10 inches in length (which is why I won't have loco-release crossovers in my main terminus station) and it was specifically locos such as this that I had in mind.

Problem was I didn't have one.

Now I do!!!!!! :claphappy:
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Re: THE MAEN QUARRY RAILWAY (CORNWALL)
« Reply #70 on: October 22, 2019, 08:25:05 PM »
Just a little update. Baseboards are being built. There is a fair bit of planning involved in order to get these right so I am not keen to rush.

My US Mallet arrived today and looks superb. I won't take it out of the box until I have somewhere to put it. The cork strip for my track bed also arrived which is good news.

Pics soon.

Take care all.  :thumbsup:
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Re: THE MAEN QUARRY RAILWAY (CORNWALL)
« Reply #71 on: October 22, 2019, 08:37:31 PM »
Crikey!
I use a miniature modellerís hammer not a Mallet  :D
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: THE MAEN QUARRY RAILWAY (CORNWALL)
« Reply #72 on: October 23, 2019, 11:25:13 PM »
This is something of which I really am not certain so any thoughts/opinions would be really gratefully received.  :hmmm:

It is about 6 km from the location of my 'fictitious prototype' to the Falmouth branch.

Could I, with a short line disappearing under a bridge or something similar, suggest a hypothetical link to the Falmouth Branch? Possibly making a junction near Four Cross (if you know the area)? It would allow incoming charters and give rise to the possibility of some sort of incoming/outgoing freight commodities.

I have been so happy so far with the way my plan could fit into a possible reality that I think this is, maybe, a BIT too far-fetched but I feel that, if I don't allow for something at this stage of planning, I might regret it. :-\

What, oh NGF chums, do you think?

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Re: THE MAEN QUARRY RAILWAY (CORNWALL)
« Reply #73 on: October 24, 2019, 07:18:44 AM »
That is a big big loco!  I know it wouldn't get far round my layout!  my longer loco's don't like the curve I have just be for the viaduct ... so I have a feeling this one would just sit there and sulk " you expect me to get round that!" ....

I don't know the area, but seems to me a link to the Falmouth branch seems a reasonable leap of imagination and in line with the spirit of adventure that the early railway pioneers had when they built all manner of railways criss-crossing the countryside and linking lots of small communities   :beers:
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Re: THE MAEN QUARRY RAILWAY (CORNWALL)
« Reply #74 on: October 24, 2019, 07:20:43 AM »
It sounds feasible to me, but the Cornwall specialists would know moe than I do.
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