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clive_t




PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:25 pm

Laughing On that subject, i'd be interested in knowing the steps to making the building as a whole - you can keep the roof a secret if you like! Cool - any pics of progress along the way?
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PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:17 pm

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Laughing On that subject, i'd be interested in knowing the steps to making the building as a whole - you can keep the roof a secret if you like! Cool - any pics of progress along the way?

Sorry, no real stage photos but the basic construction was from old 5mm exterior ply - recycled from Football Ground Hoardings befor ethey went digital.

Glued with exterior pva, and reinforced with corner fillets.

Each roof was given a coating of epoxy resin and reiforced with glass fibre mat.

I was in a quandary with the roofs until I met Mikey, my original plan was to try and sculpt roman tiles out of car body filler - glad I didn't go that route!

The exterior cladding - artificial logs roughly split out of 10mm Balsa sheet.

Apart from glass fibre resin and mat everything else was left over materials to hand - you have quite a lot when you've spent the last two years converting a barn to live in!

The original inspiration came from Continental Modeller - a couple of articles on Chamby early last year.

Here are a few pics en route ...








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PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:02 pm

Ah Chamby....I wondered where you got the style from.

I'm very glad that this forum is developing into a real modellers forum.

People prepared to 'have a go' and create something worthwhile.

Just think that 9 months ago this was all dreams and ideas. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:31 pm

Carl Hibbs wrote:


Just think that 9 months ago this was all dreams and ideas. cheers

And less than a year ago I hadn't dreamt of owning a G Scale Loco, let alone Five!

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PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:40 pm

Just think that 9 months ago this was all dreams and ideas. cheers[/quote]

Maybe this is alll one of your claret induced dreams zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:40 pm

The Fat Controller decided that the bottleneck at "Pont sur Escargot" was too risky and has decreed a further change of layout at the CFHC and the construction of a new bridge. Thereby seperating the "Haute" and " Bas" lines and reducing collision risk with head on traffic.

The new operating schematic ....


A view of the new temporary bridge ...


And looking south ....


This guy has been waiting patiently for the new section ...


La Courriere Gare caught in last nights storms after the clean up ...


Work has also started on a crane wagon based on a set of bogies purchased from Carl, a Stainz cab and a bit of brasswork for the jib ....


Perhaps you can see the idea, the cab will swivel ....

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PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:49 pm

nice work Brian, no end of possibilities there. Like the crane (cant you make it live steam?)

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PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Wed Jul 22, 2009 6:44 pm

Now that looks canny Brian. Idea Glad those bogies came in useful.

Maybe we should create a separate thread for this as it is an interesting developing project in it's own right?
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PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:07 pm

By all means split out the crane thread Carl, but don't expect quick progress as I've that and my French building project running concurrently with general improvements to the trackbed, signalling and control etc. Really depends on the weather - wet days see me in the workshop on the crane and building and fine days I'm outside playing bounce

Plus hope to host a West Coast Chapter meet once Phil makes landfall Very Happy

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PostSubject: TODAY on the CFHC   Mon Jul 27, 2009 2:05 pm

A new thread to record daily activity as opposed to overall development!

So this morning....

I have rewired the light in the Piko signal box as the original wiring (ex Ebay) was decidedly intermittent.

Tested the carriage lighting from my E Lok which didn't work last night, assuming a DCC fault, it turned out to be a loose analogue terminal.

Also Turnout 12 the switch before the goods shed went US last night - again a loose analogue connection and not a fault with decoder wich I suspected!

So finally had a couple of very satisfying runs with the now Manual Edrig before putting everything away as rain threatens!

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PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:56 pm

The new mayor, without consultation has granted permission for a new hamlet to be developed in the grounds of Domaine d'Etang. The diggers moved in overnight and have already cleared the wild boar hunting grounds near the lake for redevelopment.



The Count is naturally livid, particularly as he has just paid from his private purse to have the platforms extended at La Courriere for the good of the commune.


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PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:53 am

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The diggers moved in overnight and have already cleared the wild boar hunting grounds near the lake for redevelopment.

What redevelopment might this be please?
Not of the urban type surely. No

They said they were going to built a hamlet round here. Only three letters were correct out of that word H - L - M. scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:39 am

No no just a rural development, a service station, high rise tenement block and a cinema Razz

Have been doing more concreting though - levelling the track bed that descends from Coin du Peche


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PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:31 pm

Mmm.. I like that as it appears from under the trees .

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PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Sat Aug 01, 2009 1:05 pm

That New Mayor is a nightmare, he's already sanctioned a Monsieur Barrat from Angleterre to develop the new site!
Within a day EDF had supplied mains lighting for all the proposed homes, poured concrete everywhere and started on the show home ...



A young couple of prospective buyers were taxied from the station to view the properties ...



They were put off by the proximity to what appears either to be a petrol station or a scrap yard - the local Gendarme was called to investigate ...





When questioned M. Barratt cited that the development will one day be beautiful as evidenced by the well he was installing in the Piazza ...



Looks more like a concrete jungle to me - Oh Well we shall see cyclops

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PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Sat Aug 01, 2009 5:42 pm

You need a pissoire. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Sat Aug 08, 2009 2:18 pm

No sooner had I extended the bridge from Gare d'Etang to Moulin Escargot this afternoon, than this character hopped into view.

One of a pair that have made the etang their home. The paint on the handrails wasn't even dry !


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PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Mon Aug 10, 2009 3:18 pm

Spent a bit of time on the building - other thread.

Made a crossing for the Miller and his wife to get across the tracks from the Moulin Escargot ...

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PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:09 am

Not sure how I missed this addition to the thread, but now that I have seen it - nice pics, like the rickety bridge too. What's the material you've used to make the pathway from the bridge to the other side of the track?

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PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Wed Aug 12, 2009 12:18 pm

clive_t wrote:
Not sure how I missed this addition to the thread, but now that I have - nice pics, like the rickety bridge too. What's the material you've used to make the pathway from the bridge to the other side of the track?

It's actually some tile mortar I had left over from the kitchen! It's supposed to be Grey (Gris) but came out rather lighter than on the packet. I normally do these things in ordinary 4:1 cement mortar which leaves a nice rough texture, but have run out of cement until I pass Resau Pro again!

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PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:30 pm

Very nice Brian. At least you have a position for your water mill, mine is still in the hanger.
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PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:28 pm

No work on the various projects today.

Have spent most of the time tidying up and "gardening" the line in readiness for tomorrow's open day

Just had a PM from Laurent he's made it onto the TGV and heading South West as I write!

So time for one last dip in the pool before heading to meet him and Pierre at Angouleme

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PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:33 pm

Hope it goes well

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PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:46 pm

I am sure it will be good,we're heading fast to the south we left the "region parisienne" now. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:03 pm

GWhizz wrote:

So time for one last dip in the pool before heading to meet him and Pierre at Angouleme

You can go off people, you know!!!

I jest, of course - can I make my now traditional request for plenty of pictorial evidence of good times being had by all, etc.

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PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:44 pm

Have a great weekend. drunken
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