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Carl Hibbs
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PostSubject: Re: MOMI module Normand   Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:24 pm

k&nwlr wrote:


I liked this a lot! When are we going to see more?!

Very soon I hope. I took the covers off today and started to rebuild the turntable as I wasn't happy with the motor and switching.

To be resumed next week when the school half-term holidays start.

BTW I'm taking some track and trains to 'work' tomorrow to use in class. We are going to see the film 'The Navigators' too as part of a study into privatisation. A good excuse to play trains. Cool
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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: MOMI module Normand   Sun May 06, 2012 11:47 am

Well...a week of school holiday....and the monsoon season continues so plenty of workshop time and lots of progress.



I rebuilt the turntable drive and switching to make it simpler and more reliable.



Rewired MOMI connections as per norms!.
Le deux voies désormais sont connectés par l'nterrupteur.



Filling in track work with card, wood and polystyrene.







Construction of two extension modules left and right to allow a bypass track at the rear.



A shelf attaches to the main board to carry the extra track.















The modules all bolted together adding another 30 cms each side and 13 cms at the back.











The total dimensions including the extra modules are Length (longeur) = 170 cms and width (largeur) = 103 cms.

Still lots to do. Smile
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tram47



Location : Aquitaine (France)

PostSubject: Re: MOMI module Normand   Sun May 06, 2012 3:35 pm



Carl, you report the two missing ribs?
Thank you
Daniel
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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: MOMI module Normand   Sun May 06, 2012 4:36 pm

The 2 missing 'ribs' are:

Left = 527mm (connection with Réseau Cognac, Brian)
Right = 570 mm
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tram47



Location : Aquitaine (France)

PostSubject: Re: MOMI module Normand   Sun May 06, 2012 5:34 pm

Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy



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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: MOMI module Normand   Sun May 06, 2012 7:03 pm

Exacte....

Ça marche. Laughing

Je continue avec 'le paysage' et je suis entrain de construire des wagonnets et un petit locotracteur radio commandé (...pas diesel).

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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: MOMI module Normand   Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:53 pm

Some progress scenically.

These are the 3 units connected together, the main central part plus the 2 add-ons each side.





















There is still lots to do. I need to work on the baseboard joins a bit more and blend the scenery. Then the next is to concentrate on the buildings.

The fork truck is radio controlled and just about the right scale, cost 16€ new on ebay (from China) of course.

The mucky pond is just fibre glass resin applied in stages.



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tram47



Location : Aquitaine (France)

PostSubject: Re: MOMI module Normand   Sun Jun 24, 2012 4:27 pm

nice work Smile Smile Smile Smile
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Sparkeswood



Location : Kent,England

PostSubject: Re: MOMI module Normand   Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:37 pm

Excellent.
I love the stagnant pool.So much better than the bare tracks so often seen.

Now then Carl.Is this a new trend on the portable layout?
Can I have a tram stop on the green,district line.
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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: MOMI module Normand   Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:56 pm

Sparkeswood wrote:
Excellent.
I love the stagnant pool.So much better than the bare tracks so often seen.

You can't see from the pics but my impatient daughter has her fingerprints in it...."Is it dry yet?" 'Neutral'


Sparkeswood wrote:
Now then Carl.Is this a new trend on the portable layout?

Yes in a way and this will eventually form part of the greater portable layout. I need to make a couple more new boards to join them all together. There will still be live steam (and diesel of course) and there's always the possibility of running a tram or two.

The problem is transport now...I need a big van!
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David Grantham



Location : Midlands, England

PostSubject: Re: MOMI module Normand   Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:49 pm

Looks stunning Carl. Great work.
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KleineDicke



Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

PostSubject: Re: MOMI module Normand   Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:16 pm

Carl Hibbs wrote:
The problem is transport now...I need a big van!

Time to get that Citroen H you've always wanted.

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Bill Wray

"It is one of the happiest characteristics
of this glorious country that official utterances are invariably
regarded as unanswerable."
-Sir Joseph Porter, First Lord of the Admiralty (HMS Pinafore)
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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: MOMI module Normand   Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:08 pm

KleineDicke wrote:


Time to get that Citroen H you've always wanted.

Actually I've already got one................



...but it's still a bit too small for my needs......Razz
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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: MOMI module Normand   Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:17 pm

Barrel wagons...

As discussed before both Brian and myself are using LGB barrel wagons as rolling stock.
Neither of us are happy with the delirious orange and the general presence.

After some thought this is my result:





The original is at the end.... The two modified in the picture had the flat bed removed, smaller diameter metal wheels (from IP Engineering), simple hook and 3 link chain couplings and a repaint. The chassis is just red oxide car primer and the barrels were sprayed with matt acrylic and then lightly weathered.

The skip wagon is one I weathered a long while ago, also on similar wheelsets and uses the same chassis as the barrel wagons.


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tram47



Location : Aquitaine (France)

PostSubject: Re: MOMI module Normand   Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:26 pm

some "castings, smudges, marks" the excellent nectar near the drain ....... railway workers during stops "tasted the (to check the quality) content of cars lightning.

quelques "coulées, bavures,traces" de l'excellent nectar à proximité de la bonde .......les cheminots lors des arrêts "" goûtaient ""( pour vérifier la qualité )le contenu des wagons-foudre .
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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: MOMI module Normand   Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:30 pm

Tout "dégustation" est strictement interdit.... Shocked
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KleineDicke



Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

PostSubject: Re: MOMI module Normand   Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:10 pm

Carl Hibbs wrote:
Tout "dégustation" est strictement interdit.... Shocked
C'est dommage. Sad

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Bill Wray

"It is one of the happiest characteristics
of this glorious country that official utterances are invariably
regarded as unanswerable."
-Sir Joseph Porter, First Lord of the Admiralty (HMS Pinafore)
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KleineDicke



Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

PostSubject: Re: MOMI module Normand   Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:18 pm

Carl Hibbs wrote:
KleineDicke wrote:


Time to get that Citroen H you've always wanted.

Actually I've already got one................



...but it's still a bit too small for my needs......Razz

Must be a photoshop job or that's a pretty big cat in the background.

_________________
Bill Wray

"It is one of the happiest characteristics
of this glorious country that official utterances are invariably
regarded as unanswerable."
-Sir Joseph Porter, First Lord of the Admiralty (HMS Pinafore)
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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: MOMI module Normand   Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:47 pm

It's just big...... and fat....... there's nothing pretty about it!
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Sparkeswood



Location : Kent,England

PostSubject: Re: MOMI module Normand   Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:11 pm

...but luckily no impact damage on the H van.
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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: MOMI module Normand   Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:34 am

Hi Carl

Really like what you've done with the barrel wagons. Unfortunately I built my loading dock platforms to a standard LGB height, so I'll probably leave them "as is", apart from weathering down the orange colour somewhat!

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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: MOMI module Normand   Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:02 am

I might also make one of these wagons with a removable barrel that can be lifted by crane.... Shocked

My loading dock too is higher but I'm going to build some small 'wagonnets' to put small loose barrels and crates on.

I need to find a source of miniature cider bottles now.....
Bertram Heyn does beer and lemonade....
And Pola of course make a variety of items.
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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: MOMI module Normand   Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:24 pm

Progress with the main building.
Not accurate but a representation of a traditional Normand style building.











In this last picture you can see I have made a start with tiling the roof. Many buildings in this area have large diamond shape slate tiles.

I am making individual card tiles but the corners have to be trimmed slightly to create the overlap.
I feel this is going to be one of those theraputic 'character-building' tasks..... silent

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tram47



Location : Aquitaine (France)

PostSubject: Re: MOMI module Normand   Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:32 pm

très réussi , vivement Châtellerault !!!!!
very successful, strongly Châtellerault !!!!
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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: MOMI module Normand   Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:10 am

that has a lot of character Carl, very nice!!
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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: MOMI module Normand   Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:23 pm

Here's the roof completed....
Over 1,000 individually cut tiles. I'm never doing that again. affraid
It could do with a tad more weathering perhaps.





Also in the picture is a new item of motive power.... tongue



It's a very simple rudementary sort of locotracteur fabricated from some offcuts of 2.5mm mdf on top of a butchered Playmobil R/C chassis. So no worries about electrical pick up.



The brake lever thing disguises the on/off toggle switch.



The driver btw originally hails from the Portsmouth area... Wink but fomerly worked as a tram driver on a line near Paris until its closure Sad. Having been made redundant he now finds himself on the last working narrow gauge pressoir line in France. Very Happy
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