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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Ferroviart   Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:04 pm

I will be exhibiting here at the end of the month.
www.ferroviart.fr
It will be on March 30/31/01 April at the Halle St Martin 95300 Pontoise.

This is well placed to the north-west of Paris with excellent direct public transport access from most of the main stations in Paris.

Hotels are located 200-800 metres away with ample parking.

It will also be the venue for RailExpo later in the year.

I will be there with the portable layout and usual traction, live diesels, steam and electric.
Volunteers and assistants always welcome especially with something to run.
Free meals and entrance provided.

I have a small problem on the Friday in that I won't be there until after I finish work in Evreux which will be about 18:00
If anyone would like to man the show from 16:00 onwards I will be very grateful.
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Carl Hibbs
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PostSubject: Re: Ferroviart   Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:30 pm

No takers for next weekend then!

Latest details are on the website, exhibitors etc.. There are quite a few layouts in the smaller scales worth seeing.

I shall be near the exit and restaurant.
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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: Ferroviart   Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:36 pm

Carl Hibbs wrote:
No takers for next weekend then!.

Sorry Carl, I did look into it, but just too far and logistically expensive to attend!

bonne chance

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KleineDicke



Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

PostSubject: Re: Ferroviart   Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:21 pm

I would if I could, but for me the logistical challenge is even greater!Crying or Very sad

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philkelly



Location : Vienne, France and Islington. London

PostSubject: Re: Ferroviart   Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:47 am

Carl: Dorothy and I will be on our way south on March 31 and we'll call in to Ferroviart. I am afraid that this will be a visit to the exhibition rather than any time to help you run the layout, but it will be nice to see you again...

Phil
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David Grantham



Location : Midlands, England

PostSubject: Re: Ferroviart   Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:57 pm

Apologies Carl,

Would love to come but already have 4 France trips planned including the Expo in November.
Have a good Ferroviart.

David
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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Ferroviart   Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:16 pm

No apologies required.
It was fairly last minute for me to participate anyway.

philkelly wrote:
Carl: Dorothy and I will be on our way south on March 31 and we'll call in to Ferroviart. I am afraid that this will be a visit to the exhibition rather than any time to help you run the layout, but it will be nice to see you again...

Phil

At least I will see a couple of friendly faces then. Very Happy
A jar of marmite gets you free admission Phil. Cool

I have made a few improvements to the layout and should be quite okay running on my own.
I will take 16 items of traction including 2 diesels one of which has been converted for track power and/or diesel.... affraid
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Bearcastle



Location : Brie

PostSubject: Re: Ferroviart   Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:12 pm

Mamargeddon Sad
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philkelly



Location : Vienne, France and Islington. London

PostSubject: Re: Ferroviart   Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:46 pm

Marmite delivered.

Some pics (sorry not v.good quality)









The last two are the innards of Carl's red diesel. I have some video which I will post later..



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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Ferroviart   Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:40 am

Thanks Phil, my saviour for the Marmite and the pics...as I left my camera at home.

The red diesel performed impeccably, running for about 2 hours in total the weekend and only stalled once during operation. As usual people were amazed how simple and reliable the concept was.
The hall is ideal for live diesel and steam running, the noise and smoke were easily lost.

I never got to run the Brissoneau despite its improvements.

The little Max ran well (in both directions) once it got up to pressure. I was quite surprised at how powerful it was, pulling and pushing 6 loaded wagons.

Also new was another gratefully aquired Regner model...Fanny, which you can see in the second and third pictures. This is a sort of big sister to Max with a single cylinder oscillating engine driving through bevel gears, chain and coupling rods.
These tram/logging type engines are very pleasing to watch beacuse of all the moving parts and mechanical noise and thus are good crowd pullers.
I think I'll try and get another for Railexpo. Smile

I removed all the R1 points from the layout and simplified running and the steaming up area.

A mention for Eric Balfourier from Paris who kindly helped and ran some of his decent locos including a Regner Lumberjack, Roundhouse Billy plus we wired up the inner loop for digital working and ran 2 LGB Corpets complete with sound and smoke.

There were about 2000 visitors to this event which occupied about 1 half of the 2 halls.
Railexpo will occupy both halls yielding 6,500m2 of floor space dedicated just for railways making it the largest train only show in Europe.

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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Ferroviart   Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:26 am

And thanks again Phil for uploading some video.




The wood load on the wagons is real wood from a Normandy apple tree. The goats ate all the bark off the wood and I cut it into wagon size pieces. This makes quite a heavy load.

There is too the official video of the weekend showing some beautiful stunning layouts.
There is a short appearance chez moi at about 6 minutes featuring the diesel and the Regner Fanny amongst other stock.
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Bearcastle



Location : Brie

PostSubject: Re: Ferroviart   Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:56 pm

Nice Very Happy
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philkelly



Location : Vienne, France and Islington. London

PostSubject: Re: Ferroviart   Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:03 pm

Back in UK, managed to upload my video of the diesel at Ferrovi'art.

http://youtu.be/rJdqXHeOv-U

This took ten minutes here; Orange in France was predicting over 2hrs download time. There's one more to come.
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philkelly



Location : Vienne, France and Islington. London

PostSubject: Re: Ferroviart   Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:11 pm

Second Ferrovi'art diesel video: Carl can identify his young helper, but obviously operating the machine is child's play!

http://youtu.be/b2TyGeHewQU
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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Ferroviart   Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:47 pm

Thanks again Phil for the precious film including a naff explanation from me of engine heat problems!

The 'young man' appeared by surprise Saturday morning and stayed all afternoon. I never found out his name but his father apparently was on the MTVS stand and this lad came over all dressed up in sort of period railway attire complete with fob watch. I though that was very brave for a youngster.

He was gazing for ages at the diesel and asked a lot of important questions so I let him have a play. He stalled it first time but after a refuel and restart he ran it for a whole 30 mins on a tank of fuel. He eventually departed very happy in the knowledge he was one of very few people to operate a model live diesel in France!
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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: Ferroviart   Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:19 am

Great stuff - thanks for sharing!

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