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clive_t



Location : Portsmouth, England

PostSubject: 'Open day'? Ardeche Miniatures, 9th May 2009...   Mon Dec 22, 2008 2:36 pm

... I think I've translated this successfully from a post on VML... if someone who speaka-da-lingo better than me (ie literally anyone else on here) could confirm this is correct?

The post I saw reproduced here:

"petit message reçu hier d ' ARDECHE MINIATURES : tous le 9 mai 2009 pour la journée des amateurs de train de jardin"

from this thread:

http://voiemetriquelibre.moninter.net/la-vapeur-vive-en-voie-de-45mm-f16/retour-d-ardeche-miniatures-t842.htm

From what Carl has said of the place before now, could be well worth a visit for anyone in the vacinity? I just wish I lived closer...

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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: 'Open day'? Ardeche Miniatures, 9th May 2009...   Mon Dec 22, 2008 2:59 pm

Mmm i fancy that.It would be a good day out. Must see how far away from me it is.

mikey
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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: 'Open day'? Ardeche Miniatures, 9th May 2009...   Mon Dec 22, 2008 4:19 pm

Thanks for posting Clive. I was tipped off about the possibility this at RailExpo but no dates.
Now we have a date so I will contact them. Pierre Malfay the former owner I know and I met one of the new owners at Longueville in September.

I plan to go by car with a few railcars, steamers and maybe the diesel monster.

If anyone from the north wants to share the 6 1/2 hr ride from Paris let me know.
there are cheap hotels across the river Rhone around Valence which is 10 mins drive.
You can get there by TGV too.
Ardeche miniatures is at Soyons, south of Tournan (Vivarais) on the west bank of the Rhone.

A beautiful place.
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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: 'Open day'? Ardeche Miniatures, 9th May 2009...   Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:35 pm

I will be there in that case. A place i have wanted to visit for a couple of years!!

Mikey
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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: 'Open day'? Ardeche Miniatures, 9th May 2009...   Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:25 pm

Here's the link to the site.

Ardeche miniatures
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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: 'Open day'? Ardeche Miniatures, 9th May 2009...   Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:07 pm

mikeyh wrote:
I will be there in that case. A place i have wanted to visit for a couple of years!!

Mikey

Hi Mikey

If you're planning on travelling from the Dordogne? Any chance of hooking up on travel ?

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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: 'Open day'? Ardeche Miniatures, 9th May 2009...   Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:24 pm

No prob Brian. i reckon its about 3 -3 1/2 hours drive (through some fantastic scenery). If you wanted you could stay at mine ready for an early morning start.

Mikey
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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: 'Open day'? Ardeche Miniatures, 9th May 2009...   Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:08 pm

mikeyh wrote:
No prob Brian. i reckon its about 3 -3 1/2 hours drive (through some fantastic scenery). If you wanted you could stay at mine ready for an early morning start.

Mikey

That's great PM me nearer the time !

Best wishes for Xmas

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Clarkmeggs



Location : Drome

PostSubject: Re: 'Open day'? Ardeche Miniatures, 9th May 2009...   Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:11 pm

Ardeche Minitures is well worth a visit, even on a "normal" day. They attempt to squash the whole Vivarais network into a single yard.

What disappointed me was that they make all of the viaduct and bridges from their own moulds but said that they would not produce more for sale for copyright reasons???

If I am in the Drome that weekend I will be there.

Peter
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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: 'Open day'? Ardeche Miniatures, 9th May 2009...   Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:40 am

Hello Peter and welcome to our small forum.

Tell us more about your railway exploits and interests. Do you have a railway in the garden for instance?

If you are looking for viaduct/bridge moulds then try contacting Pierre Christian at Imagimonde via his website/e mail or through this forum of which he is a member.

It was Pierre who built the viaduct (and other buildings) at le Jarditrain.
http://www.lejarditrain.com/articles.php?lng=fr&pg=81
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clive_t



Location : Portsmouth, England

PostSubject: Re: 'Open day'? Ardeche Miniatures, 9th May 2009...   Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:09 pm

From a link on the Jarditrain page, there is an article describing the reopening, with some nice pics of the site:

http://www.espacetrain.com/index.php?page=reseau/ardechemini2/index

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tram47



Location : Aquitaine (France)

PostSubject: Re: 'Open day'? Ardeche Miniatures, 9th May 2009...   Sat Jan 16, 2010 1:59 pm

8 et 9 mai 2010 Exclamation ExclamationExclamation
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Pierre d Imagimonde



Location : france

PostSubject: Re: 'Open day'? Ardeche Miniatures, 9th May 2009...   Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:51 am

Bon ...
Euh ...
Very Happy
On y sera surement Smile
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clive_t



Location : Portsmouth, England

PostSubject: Re: 'Open day'? Ardeche Miniatures, 9th May 2009...   Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:10 pm

Thank you Daniel for resurrecting this post!

So, Mikey and Brian (and anyone else) were you able to attend this event last year?

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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: 'Open day'? Ardeche Miniatures, 9th May 2009...   Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:52 pm

I had an invite but I couldn't get down there last year.

I would love to go. I'm thinking about it this year . Fantastic place and excellent camaraderie with French (and other nationalities...) genuine garden railway enthusiasts.

It seems in good hands now and I hope the business is a continued success.

Arguably the finest garden railway in the world.

Ardeche Miniatures
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tram47



Location : Aquitaine (France)

PostSubject: Re: 'Open day'? Ardeche Miniatures, 9th May 2009...   Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:04 pm

Mai 2009 ....





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tram47



Location : Aquitaine (France)

PostSubject: Re: 'Open day'? Ardeche Miniatures, 9th May 2009...   Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:10 pm


Arrow 2 Suisses.....

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clive_t



Location : Portsmouth, England

PostSubject: Re: 'Open day'? Ardeche Miniatures, 9th May 2009...   Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:17 pm

Super photos Daniel, thanks for sharing them. Cool

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clive_t



Location : Portsmouth, England

PostSubject: Re: 'Open day'? Ardeche Miniatures, 9th May 2009...   Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:24 pm

Carl Hibbs wrote:
I had an invite but I couldn't get down there last year.

I would love to go. I'm thinking about it this year . Fantastic place and excellent camaraderie with French (and other nationalities...) genuine garden railway enthusiasts.

On a related matter Carl, aren't we due for another WEMFAL this year? scratch

Happy memories of 2008

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tram47



Location : Aquitaine (France)

PostSubject: Re: 'Open day'? Ardeche Miniatures, 9th May 2009...   Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:41 pm







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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: 'Open day'? Ardeche Miniatures, 9th May 2009...   Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:40 pm

Don't know what happened, "but it dropped under the radar" and I didn't go last year!

Judging by the photo's should really try and make the effort in 2010!

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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: 'Open day'? Ardeche Miniatures, 9th May 2009...   Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:33 pm

[quote="clive_t"]
Carl Hibbs wrote:


On a related matter Carl, aren't we due for another WEMFAL this year? scratch


There is a WEMFAL this year, 24/25 April but I haven't been asked or invited to attend.

Like a lot of exhibitions they are biasing more on traders than layouts.

It seems that more and more are becoming trade shows with the odd layout to add interest. I know Gilles Barret was due to go plus Vapeur 45 will have their host layout. I believe it's now in a gymasium as well this year so I'm dubious about whether live steam will be running.

...but... a big plus tonight. My wife asked whether the portable layout would fit in the conservatory "if for example the mayor's grandson should want to come". Shocked

...It does fit with a metre+ to spare in both directions. bounce

We could have a WEMFAB here 'chez moi'.
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tram47



Location : Aquitaine (France)

PostSubject: Re: 'Open day'? Ardeche Miniatures, 9th May 2009...   Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:06 pm

à ARDECHE MINIATURE tout le monde est bienvenu !!!!!

In MINIATURE ARDÈCHE everybody is welcome!!!!!



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clive_t



Location : Portsmouth, England

PostSubject: Re: 'Open day'? Ardeche Miniatures, 9th May 2009...   Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:13 pm

Carl Hibbs wrote:

It seems that more and more are becoming trade shows with the odd layout to add interest. I know Gilles Barret was due to go plus Vapeur 45 will have their host layout. I believe it's now in a gymasium as well this year so I'm dubious about whether live steam will be running.
I think they'd allow the Monster back, as long as they could position you next to the same people that suffered from its exhaust fumes last time! Twisted Evil

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tram47



Location : Aquitaine (France)

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