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French Chuffed




PostSubject: Re: Chemin de fer Sud de Bretagne   Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:33 pm



This is a view of the work so far. Working inside to save the back but I am sure you will get the idea.
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philkelly



Location : Vienne, France and Islington. London

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de fer Sud de Bretagne   Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:10 pm

Peter - I may have missed it in an earlier post, but what are the "cobblestones"? - They look really good and seem like something I could use...
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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de fer Sud de Bretagne   Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:40 pm

Hi Phil, their from a Jigstone mould I got from Back 2 Bay 6


ID: 5JM8 JIGSTONES COBBLESTONE MOULD

This mould makes a piece about 2 and a half inches square with stepped edges to make up a cobblestone run much like a jigsaw puzzle.






Price: £7.66
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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de fer Sud de Bretagne   Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:26 am

Sort of what the final effect will be, I have run out of body filler so must find some more cheap stuff to finish off the yard.

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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de fer Sud de Bretagne   Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:29 am

WE have been back to the manic uk recently to see the new Granddaughter but on our return the weeds have had a great time in the sun after the rains of August early September.



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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de fer Sud de Bretagne   Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:52 pm

Great to have you back, weeds and all....
Actually I quite like the 'overgrown CFD look'....
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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de fer Sud de Bretagne   Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:30 am

I have also started on the Big aluminium bridge to replace the plank of ‘decking’, I went to Bricomache to get a few bits of ally strip to finish off but as usual they were out of stock of the two 15mm x 2 mm strips I wanted



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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de fer Sud de Bretagne   Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:59 pm

Someone else grappling with weeds, it's actually heartening when I see others struggling too!

Love the bridge, Peter

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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de fer Sud de Bretagne   Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:30 am

The incomplete Bridge in position, awaiting delivery o more aluminium strip





Last edited by French Chuffed on Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:18 am; edited 1 time in total
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Paulus



Location : The Netherlands

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de fer Sud de Bretagne   Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:09 pm

Now, that's a VERY IMPRESSIVE bridge!!!!
Great job!

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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de fer Sud de Bretagne   Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:48 pm

My god; you don't hear from Peter for weeks and then he comes up with that...... Shocked

Excellent.

How is it all held together? I can't quite see from the pics.
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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de fer Sud de Bretagne   Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:19 am

Hi Carl,
The Bridge is 2.7m long 200mm wide overall and 500mm tall on the towers. The track bed is 2 bits of 75mm x 25mm angle held together with ally flat strip all pop riveted together with 3mm rivets. There is a slight gap between the 75 x 25 angle to allow for drainage.
The piers are made from thermalite block cut to a taper.
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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de fer Sud de Bretagne   Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:03 am

I am still waiting for Brico Marche to re stock with 10 x 2 mm aluminium strip, I was in the other day and they were restocking the rack but alas no 10 x2 or 15 x 2, one has to be patient in France.
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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de fer Sud de Bretagne   Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:49 pm

I finaly managed to get the missing ally strip at the begining of this week so completed the bridge and tested for clearances....





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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de fer Sud de Bretagne   Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:51 pm



how the hell does the new edit thinge work??? so here's the other pic.
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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de fer Sud de Bretagne   Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:18 pm

that is a superb looking bridge Peter!!

mikeyh
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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de fer Sud de Bretagne   Mon May 21, 2012 4:23 pm

I thought i would cram a few recent pic's before shutdown... new Signal Box and water tower at the Main station





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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de fer Sud de Bretagne   Mon May 21, 2012 4:26 pm

The moved switch tower has been re located at the junction station



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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de fer Sud de Bretagne   Mon May 21, 2012 4:28 pm

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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de fer Sud de Bretagne   Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:38 am

I need to fess up, for my lack of posting. I have been overtaken by rain weeds and lethargy this summer. Co I am determined to put more concrete and membrane down for nest year to try and combat the encroaching vegetation.









Honest there is a railway in there somwhere.

one further point it appears that Photobucket has stoped working with Internet Explorer i had to load chrome to get it working and downloading..
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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de fer Sud de Bretagne   Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:39 am

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Paulus



Location : The Netherlands

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de fer Sud de Bretagne   Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:44 pm

What a differnce indeed compared to the december 2011 pictures! flower

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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de fer Sud de Bretagne   Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:12 pm

Yes its unbelievable the amount of growth that has occurred this year, combined with the rain preventing any work,- I don’t enjoy playing trains in the wet anymore.
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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de fer Sud de Bretagne   Sat May 03, 2014 6:28 pm

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb106/Frenchchuffed/may2014024.jpg

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb106/Frenchchuffed/may2014027.jpg

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb106/Frenchchuffed/may2014029.jpg

Along the lines of Clive my track bed has been invaded by weeds thanks to the wet weather over the past two winters and other commitments. The choice was either to spread loads of concrete,  give up, or move the track indoors, so I decided on the latter.
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb106/Frenchchuffed/may2014032.jpg
so watch this space.
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k&nwlr



Location : Alsace, France

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de fer Sud de Bretagne   Sun May 04, 2014 9:03 am

French Chuffed wrote:
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb106/Frenchchuffed/may2014024.jpg

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb106/Frenchchuffed/may2014027.jpg

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb106/Frenchchuffed/may2014029.jpg

Along the lines of Clive my track bed has been invaded by weeds thanks to the wet weather over the past two winters and other commitments. The choice was either to spread loads of concrete,  give up, or move the track indoors, so I decided on the latter.
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb106/Frenchchuffed/may2014032.jpg
so watch this space.


That´s certainly, err - vigorous - plant growth you´ve got there in the garden. But did I see a little gap in the wall to let you trains back out into the garden from the inside ....?
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clive_t



Location : Portsmouth, England

PostSubject: Re: Chemin de fer Sud de Bretagne   Sun May 04, 2014 4:25 pm

I feel your pain Peter, such a huge expanse of land to keep clear of weeds. I wish I had some indoor space to do the same, I would have probably done it years ago. Good luck with it.

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