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Author Topic: Karl Friends of Penmere Introduction  (Read 17321 times)
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« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2008, 01:10:13 pm »

Great news Karl! Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2008, 12:26:19 pm »

Hello

Unfortunately I still use standard SLR camera and
slide film, plus I haven't got the double sided
scanner needed to scan the slides.  E-mails are
being sent from an Internet TV, so can't provide
anybody with some pics of Penmere at the moment
I'm afraid.

However when these improvements are finished, if
anybody locally with a digi camera and facilities
to put it on the group could pop down and take a
few, that would be appreciated by the group!

I'll let the forum know when the signs e.t.c are
here and fixed up.

Regards

Karl.
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« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2008, 09:42:47 pm »

Evening

Update, "Penmere Platform" totems and Way Out
signs are now fixed.  Start has been made on
painting the shelter chocolate and cream.

Regards

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« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2008, 10:06:19 pm »

Thanks for that Karl, I will likely pop down Falmouth sometime in Half Term with it being a pair of 153's now.
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« Reply #19 on: May 26, 2008, 12:46:13 am »

Morning

Another update, chocolate and cream "Friends of
Penmere" sign for the notice board is now fixed
up, but note, board hasn't been moved or painted
yet.  Also there might be a 'slim' possibility
the other "Penmere Platform" running-in-board
being errected this Thursday.  This will be
initially be in primer until muggins has completed
its painting!

Regards

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« Reply #20 on: May 26, 2008, 01:46:31 pm »

[quote author=Tinminer link=topic=2518.msg18986#msg18986 date=1208779865
The station is by far the best maintained on the line, and probably the best kept (with St. Erth and Calstock?) in Cornwall.

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Think you mean St Erth and Bere Ferrers?

Er, no!
Bere Ferrers (or, Bere Ferris as the platform sign would have it) isn't in Cornwall.

Calstock looked fab last Spring (2007) when I was there. Is it not so good now then?

The reason for my question mark was because I was pondering whether it was Calstock or Lostwithiel which appeared more attractive.

A small History note about Bere Ferrers, the Signal Box now at Bere Ferrers was moved from Pinhoe about 1990 and the Spelling on the Signal Box (Beer Ferris) is Historically correct as Beer Ferris was renamed Bere Ferrers in the Early 20th Centuary about WWI time. Beer Alston also renamed Bere Alston at Same? time.
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« Reply #21 on: May 26, 2008, 10:25:29 pm »

[quote author=Tinminer link=topic=2518.msg18986#msg18986 date=1208779865
The station is by far the best maintained on the line, and probably the best kept (with St. Erth and Calstock?) in Cornwall.

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Think you mean St Erth and Bere Ferrers?

Er, no!
Bere Ferrers (or, Bere Ferris as the platform sign would have it) isn't in Cornwall.

Calstock looked fab last Spring (2007) when I was there. Is it not so good now then?

The reason for my question mark was because I was pondering whether it was Calstock or Lostwithiel which appeared more attractive.

A small History note about Bere Ferrers, the Signal Box now at Bere Ferrers was moved from Pinhoe about 1990 and the Spelling on the Signal Box (Beer Ferris) is Historically correct as Beer Ferris was renamed Bere Ferrers in the Early 20th Centuary about WWI time. Beer Alston also renamed Bere Alston at Same? time.

The box has just been nicely repainted too - in recognition of its past, there is a BR (British Rail(ways)) Pinhoe sign in the window where the interlocking would be.

The box has been set up with a computer programme which means you can play (very accurately) at still Pihoe signalman.  It's worth a look - visits can be arranged through the Tamar Belle Heritage Centre http://www.tamarbelle.co.uk/
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« Reply #22 on: May 26, 2008, 10:26:40 pm »

PS - great to hear the new signs have gone up at Penmere.
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« Reply #23 on: June 09, 2008, 10:10:51 pm »

Evening

Have another update!!

Station shelter at Penmere is now in chocolate
and cream.  This bit of repainting was done by
Phil, "FGW (First Great Western) Environmental Team".

Running-in-board, iniment as fitting issues means
it be been painted on site after some jiggering!
 
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« Reply #24 on: June 10, 2008, 12:01:56 am »

Thanks for that latest update, Karl: you and your team are clearly doing some sterling work at Penmere!

Does 'after some jiggering' mean that someone hit it with a hammer a bit too hard ...  Roll Eyes

And, just as an aside, talking of old place name spellings, how about Beare, Liskerd, Bodman, Redreuth or Pesaunce?

See http://www.historystreets.com/image.php?id=198727&idx=2&fromsearch=true and have a browse!

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« Reply #25 on: June 10, 2008, 02:09:22 am »

Morning

Thanks Chris!  We're all beavering away at the
moment.  Here is a link to some pics of Penmere,
but before it was repainted and new enamel signs
were fitted:

http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~owend/I/R/stnpages/penmere.html

Believe 'Lee on tour' is due this year to take
some digi photos for the "Coffee Shop"!

Also on historic Cornwall Penwithers I have found
four different spellings, first as above, second
with E instead of I, third with EA and forth with
all three IEA!  'Think' the GWR (Great Western Railway) used the I spelling.
Unfortuanately my InternetTV wouldn't load anymore
than the homepage.

With regards to jiggering the uprights for the
new running-in-board, by request of FGW (First Great Western), are the
stainless round poles which were are having to
fix to it using the track and clip system as
found on most new station fittings, which
involves fitting the clip from the front which
means I have to do some filing once nails or
rivets have been put through the front and
'countersunk' to hold the track in place at the
back.  Then the pole will be disguesed at the
front to make it look like the original rails
long since gone.  The poles are also yet to be
pilled in!

Regards

Karl.
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« Reply #26 on: June 10, 2008, 12:38:47 pm »

One spelling which drives me crazy is the "Gwinnear Road" sign next to the level crossing at the former station - insult added to the injury of the lost branch line and junction.

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« Reply #27 on: June 10, 2008, 04:27:15 pm »

Believe 'Lee on tour' is due this year to take
some digi photos for the "Coffee Shop"!

Indeed I am - watch this space.
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« Reply #28 on: June 30, 2008, 01:57:23 am »

Morning

Another update!!!  Hopefully in two to three weeks
time, the new running-in-board should be in position
at the Truro end of the station in the same place
as per original example.  I have seen the new board
and it is impressive, a carbon copy of the original.
Also there will be some extreme gardening going on
routhly the same time as well, which will transform
the station dramtically!

Regards

Karl.
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« Reply #29 on: August 01, 2008, 12:37:17 am »

Morning

Another Update!!!

The uprights for the running-in-board at the Truro end of
the platform were meant to be installed today, but the bad
weather has thwarted this plan; however they should be done
iminently!

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