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Carl Hibbs
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PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Thu May 07, 2009 7:17 am

deantwerpen wrote:

Aren't those the standing stones at Carnac? (GRIN) Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Best

Mike Ousby

They were........ Shocked
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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Fri May 08, 2009 5:53 pm

Had a great day out at Brians CdF Haute ~Charente together with his wife Caroline and BIG Van (not the guy to pick an argument with, a gentle giant!!) Heres a few pics and i'm sure the other's pics will follow

Brian and Van steaming up their 'Lawley' and ~Edrig'



Next up shows Brian firmly in control# a great fully digitised layout with some great scenic features



Van anxiously watching Lawley passing by. ~The loco started a bit sluggishly but you could visibly see it improve as things settled in



after a great lunch caroline watched the trains passing by , thanks again for some great hospitality!!







Mikey
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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Fri May 08, 2009 7:40 pm

Great.....any more pics?

I think it's excellent that people are meeting up especially as 'we' are not exactly on each other's doorstep. France is a big country!

The railway is starting to look really impressive Brian and it's always good to see locomotives from the same family together.
Oh.... and people with wine glasses, I like that too! Smile
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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Fri May 08, 2009 7:48 pm

Hi Carl just lost another big post by previewing it!

Will start again!

More pics...

In between Soldering lessons and Red Wine ...







And guitar lessons '''





BTW we owe Van a wing mirror and a tea towel (don't ask)

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Location : France

PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Fri May 08, 2009 7:56 pm

Blimy....where does your 'garden' finish?....Don't tell me it's at that big green shed in the background.

BTW, Mikey looks more handsome than I first thought. Like a Star @ heaven
And you're dead right, I wouldn't want to be a picketing French fisherman if Van turned up at Calais Ferry terminal with his Volvo.... Mad
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clive_t



Location : Portsmouth, England

PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Fri May 08, 2009 10:50 pm

Cracking pics, lads, and a great layout developing there. Looks like you were all doing a tough job though, having to run trains and drink wine... still, someone has to do it I guess Cool

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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Sat May 09, 2009 10:02 am

Hi Van / Mike

I didn't seem to get any close up shots of Mike's super scratch built Tram and Tender engine. If either of you took some it would be great to post them here!

Cheers Brian
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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Sat May 09, 2009 10:12 am

I dont think anybody took any shots as it didnt run! When I got home I realised what the problem was. The scratchbuilt loco is normally paired with a fourgon containing a sound module ( the couplings are compatible), the wagon I bought up goes with all the stainz's (LGB couplings). any more pics?

Mikey
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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Sat May 09, 2009 11:26 am

heres a shot of the scratchbuilt loco and carriage and the stainz goods each coupled with their respective power source!!



Mikey
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fm12



Location : 87210 Haute Vienne, France

PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Sat May 09, 2009 11:51 am

Just posted somewhere else in the forums without reading here.
So my opening line has somewhat lost its meaning,or its been fully explained.
Carl have forwarded a pic of MikeyH with loco via email for you to post please.


Van
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fm12



Location : 87210 Haute Vienne, France

PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Sat May 09, 2009 12:23 pm

clive_t wrote:
Cracking pics, lads, and a great layout developing there. Looks like you were all doing a tough job though, having to run trains and drink wine... still, someone has to do it I guess Cool

Yes Clive it was a hard day.

Having to fuel up engines,wine bottles seem harder to open these days,and decisions with various cheeses and meats to choose from at lunch.

Life at times here in France is hard lol!
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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Sun May 10, 2009 8:41 am

This is Brians Mallet hauling a fine rake of coaches



Mikey
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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Sun May 10, 2009 10:33 am

Thanks Mike

smoking too !
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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Sun May 10, 2009 11:35 am

By the time this pic was taken Van's Lawley had settled in and was going at a fair rate of knotts. One of Brian's dogs decided it was not worth chasing!



Mikey
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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Sun May 10, 2009 11:41 am

"Just remind me one more time Brian, is it water or gas first?"



Mikey
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fm12



Location : 87210 Haute Vienne, France

PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Sun May 10, 2009 9:45 pm

Crikey Mikey its looks like I`m chewing a brick. afro


Now thats got to be a good title for a song CRIKEY MIKEY.



Van with apparent tooth ache
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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Mon May 11, 2009 1:48 pm

Now you're railway is open for business Brian do you have a plan of it and an aerial type photo?

That would be interesting.
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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Tue May 12, 2009 6:19 am

Hi Carl

No problem with plan .....



Aerial type shot might take a little longer since I drove over the ladder !

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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Fri May 15, 2009 9:33 am

Hi Guys

The plan in my last post will hopefully, soon be out of date.

Inspired by Geoff's reversing Y and having a good few metres of track spare, I'm going to install what will effectively be a reversing loop (marked in red) between two new Trainline R3 turnouts circled yellow in the following plan. I've also ordered a Massoth reversing loop module and the necessary isolating joiners.



I'll try and keep you posted as this extension to CFHC develops.

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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Fri May 15, 2009 10:22 am

mmm.. i can see the advantage of that Brian... but did I see the dreaded word...Massoth?? hope its not coming by DHL Rolling Eyes

Mikey
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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Fri May 15, 2009 3:16 pm

mikeyh wrote:
mmm.. i can see the advantage of that Brian... but did I see the dreaded word...Massoth?? hope its not coming by DHL Rolling Eyes

Mikey

Coming from a different (German) supplier this time via EvilBay, so here's hoping!

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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Mon May 25, 2009 5:21 pm

Back from Mikeys this weekend with the rail bender have completed the reversing line ...

Carl earlier asked for some kind of aerial view - I'm afraid this is my best effort balanced on top of a step ladder...



1. Coin du peche

2. La Courriere Gare

3. Moulin Vert

4. Domaine d'Etang Gare - site of

5. (right) Steam up area

5. (left) Villa d'Etang

6. NEW REVERSING LINE

7. Site for future logging shed

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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Mon May 25, 2009 5:45 pm

Quick look and quick comment...

Bloody marvellous Brian.

More later. tea time and some grovelling to do.
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Paul Stainz Holt



Location : North Wales

PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Mon May 25, 2009 6:47 pm

The aerial view looks excellent Brian.

I really like that track plan. Smile

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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Tue May 26, 2009 4:20 pm

thats looking good Brian. Stepladder? you're standing on Carolines shoulders arent you?
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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Wed May 27, 2009 6:28 pm

Could I hide an 0-3-0 Decauville in there somewhere?

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