Vestvagoy / A norway harbour at 1/13.7 scale

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Re: Vestvagoy / A norway harbour at 1/13.7 scale

Postby Roger Jenner » Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:14 pm

Beautiful work Franck.
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Postby franckcombe » Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:48 pm

I spent a lot of time to finish my boat, I'm not a model boat builder so It's quite boring.

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I just finish a snow plow inspired by a narrow gauge model from Germany

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I just finish a snow plow connect to a loco inspired by a narrow gauge model in Italy.

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I add also light to my building.

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I test also a new kind of snow because I'm fully satisfied by this one.

This week end I wil do an exhibition near Bruxelles with the woolacombe bay.

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Postby franckcombe » Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:08 pm

I have nearly finish the boat. I have to add windows and do little weathering

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Re: Vestvagoy / A norway harbour at 1/13.7 scale

Postby Willow Creek Traction » Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:12 am

Boat may not have been the most enthralling project, but it looks good, and I like the green.
Hmm, light on building looks a lot like outer end of headlight insert from Hartland Locomotive Works' 4 wheel Mack locomotive.
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Postby franckcombe » Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:22 pm

The light is led light cover.

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Re: Vestvagoy / A norway harbour at 1/13.7 scale

Postby franckcombe » Sat Jun 13, 2015 5:20 pm

I'm not satisfied at 100 % on the details because I have finish my layout in the hurry. Our club closes at the end of the month !

Anyway, the layout is more or less finished and will be ready to go in exhibitions.

Here some photos with new locos and a few new rolling stocks. I will run also on the layout also a listen and a Ruston too.

The gmeinder

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The boat

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Bob during a pause

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Bob on a free lance deutz

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The snow plow

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A precious load for Bob and Doug

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Postby NotHarryPotter » Sat Jun 13, 2015 11:27 pm

Franck,

I am in awe of the quality of your work. So realistic. The figures appear almost alive! Great work and thanks for sharing! :D
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Re: Vestvagoy / A norway harbour at 1/13.7 scale

Postby franckcombe » Mon Jun 22, 2015 4:35 pm

I will exhibit the layout in France for the year 2015 : 10 and 11 October 2015 at Sedan and for the 27-29 November at 2015 Rail Expo near Paris.

For the year 2016, I will exhibit in UK.

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Postby michael » Thu Sep 24, 2015 4:52 am

hello Frankcombe I really like the small snow plow that you have made for this interesting layout.

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Postby franckcombe » Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:46 pm

The snow plow is a must have for such layout

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Re: Vestvagoy / A norway harbour at 1/13.7 scale

Postby franckcombe » Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:28 am

In fact there are two kinds of foot prints (those of bob and doug) :D

I just come from the exhibition in Sedan.

It was my first exhibition with these layout and with 3 new locos.

I just forget to do video. I will do that on the next exhibition and I will post it.

The layout proves that it was reliable. I have just a little gap to improve between the layout and the transfer table.

For the locos, the beginnings was not top because of the running-in period but after it was ok. I have just to repair one because I have a swing with the wheel.

For ny next exhibtion in Paris, I will run my lister and an hudson.

I have update also my list of exhibition for 2015 2016 and 2017. So I will be pleased to see you at it.

27-29 novembre 2015 Rail Expo (Paris)

Nederlandse Modelspoordagen (Netherlands) 9/10 January 2016

MONTELIRAIL 2016 15/ 16 octobre 2016


25/26 November 2017 Warley MRC (Birmingham)

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Re: Vestvagoy / A norway harbour at 1/13.7 scale

Postby franckcombe » Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:24 am

Please find the video of the layout during the last exhibition at Sedan. Thank you to rail tv and Claude Doussot.


https://youtu.be/YJKV_6aYdX0


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Postby Gnemo » Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:57 pm

I like the motor noise. Is it internal to the loco or hidden somewhere in the layout?
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Postby franckcombe » Mon Nov 02, 2015 7:10 am

Each loco has a dcc decoder without sound but I have a decoder under the layout with sound and speakers . The sound is from Zimo

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Re: Vestvagoy / A norway harbour at 1/13.7 scale

Postby franckcombe » Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:53 pm

I add two english locos to my layout for the railexpo exhibitionin Paris

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Re: Vestvagoy / A norway harbour at 1/13.7 scale

Postby Jon Randall » Sun Nov 29, 2015 1:28 pm

Fantastic as always Franck
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Re: Vestvagoy / A norway harbour at 1/13.7 scale

Postby franckcombe » Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:31 pm

I also use a modified wagon from swiftsixten to load a broken locomotive

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Postby Nevadablue » Wed Dec 02, 2015 6:39 pm

I like the little locos Frank. :D
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Re: Vestvagoy / A norway harbour at 1/13.7 scale

Postby larsmn » Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:51 am

Franck,

An extraordinary build, but when seeing the photos, the "jewel of the crown" must be the snow. Looks exactly as it should in a Nordic coastal town. From footprints to the small drift up against the rail and along the quai side. Guess it's snowed last night and now is about 0 degr C, "wet" snow molding down over the bollards and fenders.

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Postby franckcombe » Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:51 pm

thank you for the comment.

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Re: Vestvagoy / A norway harbour at 1/13.7 scale

Postby NFBrown » Fri Jan 29, 2016 3:25 am

Franck, are sure your photos are models and not real trains? It's the best work I've seen in the 50 years I've been 'playing 'with trains. Makes me inspired to build something bigger than 1/24th.

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Sat Jan 30, 2016 6:37 pm

nice pictures in latest Voie Libre magazine, but I think you could have dressed the part :lol: That hall isn't that warm.
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Re: Vestvagoy / A norway harbour at 1/13.7 scale

Postby franckcombe » Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:52 am

NFBrown wrote:Franck, are sure your photos are models and not real trains? It's the best work I've seen in the 50 years I've been 'playing 'with trains. Makes me inspired to build something bigger than 1/24th.

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Thank you for the comment. Before doing two layouts at 1/13 scale (including this one) I did two layouts at gn15 scale. So it's a natural inclination to build bigger.

In fact you must choose the scale according the inspiration and the kind of layout you want. I'm building two new layouts : one narrow gauge in Morocco at oo9 scale because at 1/13 scale it's was impossible and another at ho scale (a swithching layout).

Now doing it at 1/13 scale is quite easy because the details are big but you have to do all the details !

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Re: Vestvagoy / A norway harbour at 1/13.7 scale

Postby NotHarryPotter » Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:00 pm

Franck,
I have come to enjoy "rubber gauging", jumping from one enjoyable project in one scale/gauge combination, to another as whim dictates. There is scope for great freedom, fun and creativity in this approach.

While many more "serious" modellers may think such variety a no no, I have had more fun in the last 10 years going between On30/On18/Gn15 and 1/35n2 than in any previous time in my railway modelling.

I think you will agree that nothing provides more (railway modelling) pleasure than creating unique models with a real sense of realism. :D
More power to you Franck!
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Re: Vestvagoy / A norway harbour at 1/13.7 scale

Postby franckcombe » Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:12 pm

Last week end I have done an exhibition in Nederland (Modelspoodagen). It was a great exhibition and an occasion to meet my friend Hans Louvet.

I modified the lighting of the layout in order to do photos without having an orange photo. Instead of having 2 halogens, I left only one and I had a led light and I' m happy with the result.

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I had a lister that I rename with the nickname of a model railroader friend that passed away last year called "NONO"

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