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GWhizz




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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PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Wed May 27, 2009 7:32 pm

That's an intriguing 'network' Brian with lots of operational possibilities. I'm still trying to work out the permutations.
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PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Wed May 27, 2009 9:59 pm

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That's an intriguing 'network' Brian with lots of operational possibilities. I'm still trying to work out the permutations.

I'm still working them out myself. One I particularly like is contra running two or more loco's through the passing loop, using the upper and lower circuits, if I get the speeds right they run virtually automatically switching from upper to lower circuits without any intervention.

Quite nice to just sit and watch with a glass of wine!

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PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Thu May 28, 2009 9:05 pm

First experiment with night photography this evening.

The Mallet pulls into La Courriere Gare ...


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PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Thu May 28, 2009 9:17 pm

Now you're getting serious. Illuminated buildings, locomotive lights....mmm trés jolie...

The clear sky behind is excellent, great photo.
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Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Fri May 29, 2009 9:59 am

that could be real life, Isuppose it is in a way! The clear sky background is superb,

Mikey
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PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Fri May 29, 2009 11:45 am

mikeyh wrote:
that could be real life, Isuppose it is in a way! The clear sky background is superb,

Mikey

It's a trick I learnt when I did my LRPS. If you wait til dusk rather than full darkness and take pics about half hour after the sun sets, you can balance the light from buildings with the sky. I did take about thirty shots at about 30 second intervals to get the best balance!

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PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Fri May 29, 2009 11:52 am

BTW

I've wired a kind of ring main with 1.5mm cable around the whole layout to power buildings, signals and other ancilliaries. It's simply hooked up to an old 12 volt car battery!

I was very lucky with the secondhand Pola buildings I bought - the Signal box and Engine shed were already wired with lights, the rest are 12v E10's courtesey of Conrad.fr

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PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:29 pm

On Thursday afternoon, a large man on a motorbike appeared, demanding the return of HIS Lawley.

A fine afternoon of playing trains and drinking wine followed.


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PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:31 pm

With the onset of thirty degree heat, the Fat Controller has decided that a suitable office be provided for monitoring train operations.

Digging out our 1970's tent, makes an excellent retreat from the Sun....


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PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:35 pm

The heat also seems to have affected some of the inhabitants...

A passing representative from the EU has noticed that Jean-Louis' onions don't meet EU guidelines and has reported the matter to the Gendarmerie ....


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PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:36 am

A fine diorama and a fine night shot Brian. More please. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:14 am

OOps, looks like the Onion Johnny isn't faring any better over there than he did over here... Razz

Nice pics again Brian, and that is indeed a very evocative 'twilight' shot above.

Can I ask, where did you source the other figure from? Could be an interesting base for a bash, I think, if it were cheap enough

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PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Sun Jun 14, 2009 10:22 am

nice pics Brian. I can just imagine you in that tent,radio control in one hand, glass of red in the other. Hard life aint it?

Mikey
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PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Sun Jun 14, 2009 10:54 am

mikeyh wrote:
nice pics Brian. I can just imagine you in that tent,radio control in one hand, glass of red in the other. Hard life aint it?

Mikey

Great pics.

I can just imagine you in that tent with sideburns, permed hair do, flairs and smoking something rolled, listening to Mungo Jerry on a cassette player. Very Happy Cool


I see the dog has got the villain train robber covered.
'you're not having the big green one it belongs here'.

That solex bike looks just brilliant.

It seems like the gendarme is quite impressed with the size of his onions. geek
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PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Sun Jun 14, 2009 11:40 am

GWhizz wrote:
On Thursday afternoon, a large man on a motorbike appeared, demanding the return of HIS Lawley.

A fine afternoon of playing trains and drinking wine followed.


Scruffy bu**er,could do with a shave,and the bike needs a good clean
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PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Sun Jun 14, 2009 4:50 pm

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Can I ask, where did you source the other figure from? Could be an interesting base for a bash, I think, if it were cheap enough

Hi Clive

The figures were part of a job lot I bought off German Ebay.

They are marked " Bullyland Made in Germany" and judging by the ghetto blaster and the size of President Obamah's mobile they are circa 1980 ?

I would love toknow if they were still in production, they are full of charachter, a mite bigger than Preiser/ LGB and made of a rubbery rather than plastic material.

I personally wouldn't want to "bash" them! I love them the way they are!




Pic upload failed again on servimg - have emailed pic to Carl.

Note from Carl....

Pic hosted on my paid website server.

There is still an ongoing and noted problem with servimg. If it is not resolved in the next few days I will organise some other picture hosting.

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PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Sun Jun 14, 2009 4:54 pm

carl hibbs wrote:
mikeyh wrote:
nice pics Brian. I can just imagine you in that tent,radio control in one hand, glass of red in the other. Hard life aint it?

Mikey


I can just imagine you in that tent with sideburns, permed hair do, flairs and smoking something rolled, listening to Mungo Jerry on a cassette player. Very Happy Cool

Scarily accurate Carl. apart from "smoking something rolled"

Were you at the Isle of Wight Concert in 74 ???

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PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:19 pm

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Were you at the Isle of Wight Concert in 74 ???[/quote]

Yep... but don't tell my parents. afro
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PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:03 pm

After 10 months on and off, the Gare at Domaine de L'Etang is nearing completion.













Many thanks to Mikey for provision of roofing materials and to all the other help with signage,

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PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:17 pm

Excellent building Brian! Love the details around the ticket office.

Mikey
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PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Fri Jun 26, 2009 5:21 pm

agreed - I like the roof in particular, but the whole thing is visually very appealing. It's got a certain rustic charm to it - nice one Brian!

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PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Fri Jun 26, 2009 5:23 pm

Great building, roof, advertising everything and excellent photograph.
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PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Fri Jun 26, 2009 5:38 pm

Yes I like


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PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Fri Jun 26, 2009 6:03 pm

clive_t wrote:
I like the roof in particular!

I could tell you how it's done but Mikey might shoot me! Rolling Eyes

Now you know why I came away from his place with a roll of old grey rubber yacht decking! Basketball

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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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