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philkelly



Location : Vienne, France and Islington. London

PostSubject: "Rescued Micheline"   Wed May 04, 2011 6:08 pm

Thanks to Carl for putting my Railcar as the heading pic - first time I've had that honour!

I found this a "bourse d'echanges" (also in Confolens - see other thread!)

It's "naive" african model of the Michelin railcar which the Michelin company rescued from Madagascar and restored for its own museum. The actual railcar did run on the Baie de Somme after being repatriated to France, but I don't think it's operational now. It's literally made of painted old tin cans. For a short second of time, I thought it might be motorisable, but it's actually quite small - somewhere between 0 and 1, although the track gauge is 40mm. The wheels are actually soldered to the track. A shame to spoil it, so I've decided it's just a collector's item: unique, I think and only 20 Euros!




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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: "Rescued Micheline"   Wed May 04, 2011 8:18 pm

It is a naive model but it does capture the character of the real thing and it's got the right number of wheels. I like it!

There are still 2 in Madagascar so I believe that are used for tourists.
Madagascar Micheline
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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: "Rescued Micheline"   Thu May 05, 2011 10:48 am

Great little model Phil. Also nice link Carl, I never realised that Madagscar had a railway (you never see it on David attenborough programmes!). The journey itinary sounds fantastic!!

mikey
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Paulus



Location : The Netherlands

PostSubject: Re: "Rescued Micheline"   Sat May 07, 2011 8:40 pm

Very nice railcar!
It's amazing to see what beautiful things can be made from old cans.

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