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Postby franckcombe » Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:02 am

The plants grow quickly ... and now seem more natural

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Postby Tomo » Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:11 am

Agreed, very natural. Extra fine looking modelling.

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Postby chris stockdale » Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:26 am

Looking great. What's next?

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Postby franckcombe » Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:08 pm

This is the crab shack for selling the crabs and fish. I will need to do a little weathering on the roof, add the logo, fisherman and accessories

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Postby franckcombe » Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:50 pm

and the photo of a partialy finished loco

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Postby Boghopper » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:54 pm

It's looking really good Franck. I have a soft spot for seaside railways. The extension to my 009 layout Nottery Quay was called Shell Bay, but although I used sand and planted Marram grass, yours looks much more realistic in 1/12th.

I also loved Neil Rushby's Shell Island and it looks like you're going to capture the same atmosphere. You can see his layout here:
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Postby franckcombe » Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:01 pm

Thank-you for the comments. In january, as soon as I will do some progresses, I will post new photos. I have a lot of things to do (finish the layout, locos and more than 30 wagons !). The photos will be of better quality : I will took them outside with a reflex camera.

The Shell Island is a great art layout with the simplicity in mind like I try to do.

For the realism, it's easier to do it at 1/12 than 1/76 because of the effect of scale but it's also more difficult because you have to details all the elements. It's the reason why also I try to tend to simplicity. The risk is to overdoing and spend years to finish a layout.

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Postby franckcombe » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:48 pm

I just finish today this boat wagon according a true one one narrow gauge. I have to add two ropes in order to avoid unwanted disembarkation.

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The crab shack is also now open !

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I will add also a net fishing in the hands of the fisherman


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Postby Si » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:10 pm

Has to be said: that's one fine bit of modelling!

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Postby Kevin » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:46 pm

That is a very realistic wagon. Can't tell you how much I like this layout. Please keep the updates coming.
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Postby franckcombe » Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:41 pm

This is the original photo that is inspires me (this photo wan not taken by me)

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Postby chris stockdale » Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:49 pm

Great photo. Like the double flagged wheels. Do you know where/what line it was from?

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Postby franckcombe » Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:56 pm

unfortunately no. I supposed from a beach of Atlantic sea or baltic sea

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Postby chris stockdale » Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:17 pm

No probs.

I should have said what great modelling you are continuing to do too! :D

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Postby franckcombe » Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:24 am

I will show this layout at Midland Railex (17th & 18th August 2013).

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Postby chris stockdale » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:54 pm

Franck,

I'm not sure of our plans at present but if I can get to see you I will. I've never been to the standard or narrow gauge railways where it is being held so could be a great day (or even couple of days) out.

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http://www.midlandrailex.co.uk/

There certainly seems to be plenty going on at the show.

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Postby franckcombe » Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:31 am

Chris Stockdale wrote:Franck,

I'm not sure of our plans at present but if I can get to see you I will. I've never been to the standard or narrow gauge railways where it is being held so could be a great day (or even couple of days) out.

More here:

http://www.midlandrailex.co.uk/

There certainly seems to be plenty going on at the show.

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It always very interesting to see real standard and narrow gauge. It's a great source of inspiration even for 15" gauge. If you can see also layouts at the same place, it's the top of the top.

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:17 pm

noticed exhibition details are still for 2012 :roll:
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Postby franckcombe » Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:36 pm

they will quickly update it :wink:

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Postby franckcombe » Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:51 pm

Now the Woolacombe Bay Railway needs to have a logo

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Postby franckcombe » Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:33 am

I worked hard to finish to paint 1 loco and 31 wagons. I resized also my crab shack that was a bit too small. Sorry for the poor quality of the indoor photos. There is no sun in France at the moment but I soon as It will be sunny I will do outdoor photos.

My rolling stocks are from LGB, Bacmhmann and HLW and are largely modified and/or are entirely scratch build.

Free lance loco with 2 V dump car with seaweed
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Side dump car with seaweed
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The woolacombe bay needs to develop with more tracks
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Maintenance of the way and repair facilities like big railway
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Gazole car for boat and locos
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water tanks from HLW
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For the transport of the fish
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Repair facility car
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I have to had something in the hands (a glass ??)
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Postby demaine22 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:04 am

Wonderful Franck!

Are you using Model earth skip chassis here? Your loco looks fantastic, is the exposed engine scratch built?

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Postby JeffSaxton » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:08 pm

The skip chassis appear to be LGB, and the loco frame is Hartland ... very nice work indeed! It certainly has the feel of a small line.

Do I recognize the link and pin couplers on the gable bottoms as being those from Pasidula in Sri Lanka?
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Postby franckcombe » Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:04 pm

JeffSaxton wrote:The skip chassis appear to be LGB, and the loco frame is Hartland ... very nice work indeed! It certainly has the feel of a small line.

Do I recognize the link and pin couplers on the gable bottoms as being those from Pasidula in Sri Lanka?


For a dead man you have an excellent sight !

All the skip are lgb one.

the link and pin couplers on the gable bottoms as being those from Pasidula in Sri Lanka

The loco has a chassis of hartland, radiator, battery and coupler from simon harris, motor from italieri, spare part from ozark and the rest are scratch built.

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Postby Carlo » Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:46 pm

Franck - Great looking layout and stock.
What Italieri model did you use for the engine?
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