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Carl Hibbs
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PostSubject: Re: A diary of Tramway Demiel   Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:41 am

That's excellent, your wife helping with your hobby.

I sincerely hope you're helping with her hobbies too, ironing, cooking, washing up...... Laughing

Seriously, that is one thing that I can never see happening in my house. Trains and everything associated are my affair completely.

I think I'm a bit jealous actually. I love you
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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: A diary of Tramway Demiel   Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:54 am

yes i am lucky but I also think that Glynis knows she has more patience and a steadier hand than I!! If a woman thinks shes better than you at doing something she will always do it, its in their pyschology!!

Mikey
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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: A diary of Tramway Demiel   Fri May 15, 2009 3:10 pm

Hi Mike

Haven't seen you post here for a while? I wondered if you'd finished the track laying and straightening those R1's with Geoff's bender?

Look forward to more pics!

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Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: A diary of Tramway Demiel   Fri May 15, 2009 3:22 pm

Dear Brian
Many thanks for your enquiry of todays inst. I must inform you that several R1's have been slightly straightened to ensure that the last 3 metres to form a circuit will now be restricted to straight track, As for progress there has been none due to it effing pi**ing down every day since we last met!!! We have never seen such rain in the nine years we have lived here!! All the fields are flooded and the rivers have burst their banks. We are promised better weather after next tuesday

yours sincerely

Mikey Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad pirat
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PostSubject: Re: A diary of Tramway Demiel   Fri May 15, 2009 4:40 pm

GWhizz wrote:
Hi Mike

Haven't seen you post here for a while? I wondered if you'd finished the track laying and straightening those R1's with Geoff's bender?

Look forward to more pics!
I am NOT a bender! Embarassed
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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: A diary of Tramway Demiel   Fri May 15, 2009 7:48 pm

GeoffW wrote:
GWhizz wrote:
Hi Mike

Haven't seen you post here for a while? I wondered if you'd finished the track laying and straightening those R1's with Geoff's bender?

Look forward to more pics!
I am NOT a bender! Embarassed

Never been good with apostrophes! No slight intended!

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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: A diary of Tramway Demiel   Fri May 15, 2009 7:49 pm

mikeyh wrote:
Dear Brian
Many thanks for your enquiry of todays inst. I must inform you that several R1's have been slightly straightened to ensure that the last 3 metres to form a circuit will now be restricted to straight track, As for progress there has been none due to it effing pi**ing down every day since we last met!!! We have never seen such rain in the nine years we have lived here!! All the fields are flooded and the rivers have burst their banks. We are promised better weather after next tuesday

yours sincerely

Mikey Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad pirat

Passing shower!

"Wot you on about !"

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Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: A diary of Tramway Demiel   Sun May 24, 2009 5:42 pm

I paid a short visit to Tramway Demiel yesterday which must constitute the third meeting of the CGT West Coast Chapter.

After leaving the balmy weather in the Charente and heading south over the border into the Dordogne, the clouds gathered and even a few drops of rain began to fall. Anyway, as might be expected I received a warm and sunny welcome by Mike and Glyn, and met Mike's charming family.

This young lady wanted to be in all the pictures ...


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Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: A diary of Tramway Demiel   Sun May 24, 2009 5:46 pm

I have to say that's Mike's buildings are even more impressive in the flesh than web pics can do justice too..


Marie


Paper Mill


Windmill


Church

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Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: A diary of Tramway Demiel   Sun May 24, 2009 5:47 pm

Though all is not what it seems ....



I don't want to give away all his secrets, but fantastic use of imagination and recycled materials,

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Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: A diary of Tramway Demiel   Sun May 24, 2009 5:52 pm

Thanks again to Glyn and Mike for your hospitality.

I left clutching a roll of rubber yacht decking (don't ask - all to be revealed later) and Geoffs rail bender (to complete the new reversing loop back at the CFHC.)

And yes Mike the sun did come out as I drove north again!

Cheers B

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Location : France

PostSubject: Re: A diary of Tramway Demiel   Sun May 24, 2009 6:27 pm

Well I just think it's pretty damn good just how many meets there have been now in the 9 months or so the forum has been going considering the distances between people. cheers


That mairie looks superb Mikey. The roof really makes it.

Sorry but the only thing that spoils the pics is that Pola building. It's out of place. silent
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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: A diary of Tramway Demiel   Sun May 24, 2009 6:39 pm

thanks for that Brian (and for not revealing all!) Strangely enough the sun came out here after you left!!

Mikey
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Bearcastle



Location : Brie

PostSubject: Re: A diary of Tramway Demiel   Sun May 24, 2009 6:45 pm

I have a lot to learn before laying my first track in the garden, design, plant, building,..... study
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clive_t



Location : Portsmouth, England

PostSubject: Re: A diary of Tramway Demiel   Sun May 24, 2009 8:13 pm

Dunno, Mikey, that market is missing something - can't put my finger on what.... Cool - something should be with you towards the end of this week to put that right....

(Nice pics though Brian, and that church is a winner!)

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clive_t



Location : Portsmouth, England

PostSubject: Re: A diary of Tramway Demiel   Sun May 24, 2009 8:36 pm

Bearcastle wrote:
I have a lot to learn before laying my first track in the garden, design, plant, building,..... study
Well this is as good a place as any to ask questions - we all had to start somewhere, and getting advice from others is always a good idea.

I would say that a lot can be learned from buying some track and maybe a point or two, and just throw it together on the grass to see how it looks, and maybe run a loco on it. Yes, some planning is useful, but sometimes one can spend too long 'just thinking'...

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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: A diary of Tramway Demiel   Mon May 25, 2009 1:11 pm

I like these little stainz locos (not quite as much as Paul maybe) but wouldnt these coaches look great hauled by a tram loco? just gagging for it!!



Mikey
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Paul Stainz Holt



Location : North Wales

PostSubject: Re: A diary of Tramway Demiel   Mon May 25, 2009 6:52 pm

Looks good with a Stainz.........try it cab first........or perhaps acquire one of these.........
Very Happy


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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: A diary of Tramway Demiel   Mon May 25, 2009 7:06 pm

The Frenchies don't often run cab first unless the engine was specifically designed (les Bicabines).

When I exhibit at expos people always say "pourquoi ça march en arrière ?".

Running cab first seems more of an English thing - and long may it continue. Laughing
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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: A diary of Tramway Demiel   Mon May 25, 2009 7:11 pm

mikeyh wrote:
I like these little stainz locos (not quite as much as Paul maybe)

Mikey

I thought I spotted four of the little beauties in your study Mike??

I think you're well on your way to becoming "Le Monsieur Holt en France" Razz

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Paul Stainz Holt



Location : North Wales

PostSubject: Re: A diary of Tramway Demiel   Tue May 26, 2009 7:40 pm

Very Happy
They are so dependable.........these two have run two or three times a week for the past three years.


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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: A diary of Tramway Demiel   Tue May 26, 2009 8:02 pm

I think Mikey you're really imagining a neat little (live steam) 0-4-0 Decauville. Laughing



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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: A diary of Tramway Demiel   Tue May 26, 2009 8:51 pm

You've got me wrestling with my conscience now!! I only paid 1800 for my car !(mind you it was parked in a garage for five years after the original owner died)

It does look good though ( the loco that is!!)

mikey
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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: A diary of Tramway Demiel   Wed May 27, 2009 5:56 am

An investment. Cool
The first proper French live steam loco in 'G' scale.
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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: A diary of Tramway Demiel   Wed May 27, 2009 6:18 am

OK I've done it! Dont'tell anyone (not including the thousands who may see this posting!!)

Mikey
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Paul Stainz Holt



Location : North Wales

PostSubject: Re: A diary of Tramway Demiel   Fri May 29, 2009 5:51 pm

carl hibbs wrote:
I think Mikey you're really imagining a neat little (live steam) 0-4-0 Decauville. Laughing



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I do like that Smile

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