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PostSubject: The start of a new Railway   Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:52 am

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Hello Everyone,

I hope I have cracked posting an image!

If it has worked this, a photograph of part of my new system. It is, very obviously in the early stages of developement, with a lot to do.

The unsightly mound in the middle has now been sprayed with weedkiller and covered by plastic sheeting. It will be a hillside with rocky outcrops.

Best Regards,

Keith
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Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: The start of a new Railway   Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:02 am

Nice pic Keith.Its got atmosphere already (I'm big on atmosphere!) Loads of possibities as well

Mikey
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Location : France

PostSubject: Re: The start of a new Railway   Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:18 am

Excellent Keith, glad you managed the picture posting after following the instructions.

Looks like a nice place you have. How much land do have on your 'estate' and how much is availbale for trains?.

Keep the pictures coming. We like pictures.
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Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: The start of a new Railway   Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:41 am

Great start Keith, lovely established garden, loads of potential, can't wait to see it develop!

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Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: The start of a new Railway   Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:58 am

Just realised where you are Keith. We have friends at Chateauneuf du faou(he's a very good french plumber) so we might just pop in one day!!

Mikey
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Location : Portsmouth, England

PostSubject: Re: The start of a new Railway   Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:21 am

Wow, what a beautiful garden...Cool

Echo what everyone else says, keep those pics coming!

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PostSubject: Re: The start of a new Railway   Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:35 am

Lovely - I am officially jealous of that garden - which is the "Jealous Smiley"? Wink
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PostSubject: Thanks for nice comments   Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:39 pm

Hello All,

Thanks to everybody for your kind comments, it's probably as well I didn't use a close up shot, or you may not have been so complimentary!
I am sure many members have bigger gardens, it still seems huge to us, even after 5 years. Grass cutting has almost become a career. But I am one of those weird
people who actually finds it relaxing.
Mikey, nice to hear you know of the area (and a French Plumber!). You and any member are always welcome to visit, if nearby. Just let us know and we will try and ensure
we have your favourite tipple in stock.
I have started a series of photographs as the line evolves and will update photos as it progresses.
I too am one for atmosphere. It may not be 100% accurate Reseau Breton practice, but in my eyes it will be and I suppose for many, that is what it is all about; having fun with trains!

I have a small branch on the line (not in photo) which leads to what will become a mine. As far as I know mining never really went on here, but I had to have one.

Best Wishes,
Keith
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PostSubject: Re: The start of a new Railway   Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:45 pm

There was a lot's of quarry in britany, some quite big.
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Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: The start of a new Railway   Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:25 pm

Keith are you familiar with Gordon and Maggie Gravetts' 'Pempoul'? Its a 1/50 superbly researched layout of the Reseau Breton and featured in 'Voie Libre' No 51.

Mikey
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PostSubject: Re: The start of a new Railway   Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:54 pm

mikeyh wrote:
Keith are you familiar with Gordon and Maggie Gravetts' 'Pempoul'? Its a 1/50 superbly researched layout of the Reseau Breton and featured in 'Voie Libre' No 51.

Mikey

Probably the best French metre gauge modelling in any scale.

This layout will be at RailExpo



The cover picture is a Billard 150 'porcinet'.
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Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: The start of a new Railway   Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:09 pm

Admin wrote:
mikeyh wrote:
Keith are you familiar with Gordon and Maggie Gravetts' 'Pempoul'? Its a 1/50 superbly researched layout of the Reseau Breton and featured in 'Voie Libre' No 51.

Mikey

Probably the best French metre gauge modelling in any scale.

This layout will be at RailExpo



The cover picture is a Billard 150 'porcinet'.

Carl will you be looking for "part time" assistance again at the Expo this year?

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Location : France

PostSubject: Re: The start of a new Railway   Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:15 pm

It's highly unlikely that I will be there this year.

Usually Jean-Claude Grancher (the president) likes to rotate layouts plus there other plans for the CFG after September.

However If I do exhibit I shall certainly need some help and I will of course let everyone know.

I will be at Longueville on 19/20 September though. See post in events section.
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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

PostSubject: Re: The start of a new Railway   Wed Aug 19, 2009 5:40 pm

An excellent start Keith looks like you have a nice bit of flat ish ground there (sorry garden). keep the pictures coming now you have sorted out how to do them.
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Location : North Wales

PostSubject: Re: The start of a new Railway   Wed Aug 19, 2009 5:52 pm

Your garden looks fantastic Keith, much bigger than mine. Very Happy

Its got a slope on it too - or is it the angle of the shot ? (I like slopes and gradients to challenge both me - to build the line, and my trains - to get up them)

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PostSubject: Levels   Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:37 pm

Hello Paul and French Chuffed,

Yes there are levels everywhere! There is hardly any ground in the garden that is not on a slope. The site I picked is about the "flattest" I have. I did think of a raised track, but it would have meant quite a high piece at the lowest point. Anyway, I am like you, I like levels and actually controlling the loco's. With my battery loco, if I get it set just right, it will go round unaided, if I am feeling lazy and just want to watch. The live steam is a different matter, but for me it all adds to the interest.

Best Regards,
Keith
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Location : 87210 Haute Vienne, France

PostSubject: Re: The start of a new Railway   Wed Aug 19, 2009 7:01 pm

Hi Keith
Lovely garden,will be following this thread with interest.Keep the pictures coming at every stage of development.

Van
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Location : North Wales

PostSubject: Re: The start of a new Railway   Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:30 pm

The layout "Pempoul" has been exhibited here in the UK and Is an exemplary exercise in model railways. Cool

It is without doubt, one of the best models I have ever seen.
It was featured last year in "Continental Modeller" a magazine widely on sale here in the UK.

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PostSubject: Re: The start of a new Railway   Sat Sep 05, 2009 9:29 pm

Looks a great garden for a railway, please post lots of photos of the progress of the line!!!
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PostSubject: Re: The start of a new Railway   Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:44 am

Looking great as its always keith. Is it a circular railroad? Oh you must do something on your trains & scenery, the good thing is, they're natural.
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