Info wanted about a line in France

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Info wanted about a line in France

Postby rue_d_etropal » Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:00 am

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.
Simon Dawson
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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.
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Postby underworld » Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:29 pm

I don't know if you've seen this already...but there are a few photos of electrics on this site...

http://www.passion-metrique.net/forums/ ... f=2&t=8531
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:40 pm

I thought I had seen all the photos on that forum concerning the CF de Camargue, but most were either new to me, or better copies than I had, as some websites only show mini copies.
As I have drawing of one of the coaches it might be possible to do a rough drawing for the electric loco next to it. The photo of the railcar is also interesting, especially as seems to have been used to pull trains as well.
Simon Dawson
(Simon D.),
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.
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