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Emley-Sous-Bois

Postby Mike Lee » Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:00 pm

Hopefully, if I have managed to do things correctly, there should be some photo's showing 'Emley-Sous-Bois' below :?:

Picture showing the layout at Middlesbrough Model Railway Exhibition 2013
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The following pictures showing the almost completed layout August 2014
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:21 pm

Tres bon!!


I don't suppose you have any photos of other stock.

There aren't enough French layouts(in particular narrow gauge) at UK exhibitions, especially up north.
Pity the Birtley exhibition will clash with exhibition I am at, assuming it is same weekend as this year.

The backscene certainly looks familiar, as I have spent time down that end of the Med coast, when my parents lived near there. As my brother lives further west, and my French house is only just within Med zone, I don't get down there now. Pity as I never got to have a ride on the line from Nice.
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Postby Mike Lee » Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:01 pm

Simon

Birtley Show is on the 7 & 8 March 2015. If you mean it clashes with Narrow Gauge North, which it usually does, this year this is a week later on the 14th March 2015 or Birtley is a week earlier :?:

Stock wise, most is Magic Train. This at the moment is all stripped down and is being modified to look more like French stock.

However the lines Engineer, Colonel Dubois, was much in the style of one Colonel Stephens in the UK and bought stock for his line from anywhere that was 'Good'n Cheap'. So there might be a few cucoo's :?:
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Postby Broadoak » Tue Sep 30, 2014 3:52 pm

That all looks very good to me.

It has a lovely continental atmosphere. 8)
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Postby Simon Andrews » Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:05 pm

Very nice.

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Tue Sep 30, 2014 8:25 pm

Mike,
not sure if you would be interested, but i have re-sized my 3D print for a Corpet-Louvre loco, possibly the steam loco most associated with French metre gauge. Its a big beast even in O scale.
I have re-checked diary for next year, unfortunately I am at Rainhill on 7/8 March, Preston being the weekend before. I think there has been some changing around, just wish Preston would go back to its old date in January.
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Postby Mike Lee » Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:45 pm

Simon

That certainly would be a nice loco to have, however I have quite a few suitable loco's in the pipeline. I bought two Tramways de L'Indre whitemetal loco kits, which are very similar to a Corpet-Louvre, from GEM at Expometrique a few years ago that are still in their boxes. The chap was quite taken back when I bought them, they were nearly all sold out and I was the first person who had ever bought two? Hopefully one will be built before Birtley!

My priority is a railcar so I think my next purchase will be a BILLARD A80D? However I don't think this will be before Birtley as I have enough to do with converting all the stock to make them look like French stock!

Plus Colonel Dubois was over in England in 1934 and bought two cucoo's, sorry two loco's, from the closed Campbeltown and Machrihanish Light Railway: ‘Argyll’ and ‘Atlantic’, the Andrew Barclay 0-6-2T's and re-gauged them to 1000mm. I ran these on Emley-Sous-Bois at the Middlesbrough exhibition and they did not look out of place, so will come in handy as standby loco's?
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:57 pm

Interestingly I designed a 150D railcar for my 1/55 project. A nightmare to get angles on roof, still not perfect. I wanted to do one of the pre war machines with even more curves :roll: That is on hold for now.
One reason I have gone for 1/55 scale, is the size of the models. I designed the Corpet initially in 1/32 scale to fit an old Rivarossi O gauge chassis. I knew it would not be practical to 3D print a railcar in this scale, and 1/43 scale is not a lot smaller.
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Postby Mike Lee » Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:38 pm

Thanks, Peter & Simon A.
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Tue Sep 30, 2014 11:33 pm

The Pinguely loco is very similar. Both designs evolved over the years, and when I was researching the Corpet loco I found variations in chassis etc, so just settled on the one which matched chassis closest the model chassis.
I will probably design a model of a Pinguely one day. The CF de Camargue used them.
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Re: Emley-Sous-Bois

Postby Maniwaki » Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:05 am

Wonderful modelling ! :D :mrgreen:
Have a nice day,
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Re: Emley-Sous-Bois

Postby Mike Lee » Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:05 pm

Some photo's of Emley-sous-Bois showing the completed layout:

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It has one last show in its current format at Thirsk Sunday 30 July 2017. It will then be probably split onto two boards, extended and rationalised. For its size it is very heavy and a pain in the b##t to operate.
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Re: Emley-Sous-Bois

Postby PeterH » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:49 pm

Nice. I like how you've hidden the exit to the concealed track.
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