As my main interest is lines in France, I am always looking for unusual narrow gauge lines to model.
Think metre gauge and I tend to think of the classic French railcars, but I have stumbled across a very interesting metre gauge system than operated out of Arles.
The line is the CF de Carmargue, and much of it was electrified from 1920s up to closure in 1950s.
I have found a lot of info online. A book was produced 10 years ago(now out of print), but some was available online including some drawings.
Now what really interests me are the boxcab electric locos. Unfortunately I can't find any drawings. Also much of the coaching stock was standard balcony stock, and I have a drawing, but there were also some much more interesting centre door Decauville coaches. Also main freight was salt and they used some very modern looking ore wagons.
I want to build a small model of a small part of the station at Arles. Many of the buildings still exist, and I think I could build part with some interesting operating potential.
Now I am asking here as I know there are some French members who might have contacts.
Narrow gauge Francophile interested in 1m, 60cm,50cm , 40cm and smaller gauges . Build in scales from 1/6th to 1/24th. Also 1/32nd and 1/35th using 16.5mm track to represent 50cm and 60cm gauges. http://www.rue-d-etropal.com