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Postby franckcombe » Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:37 pm

I will do the exhibition in october at à Sedan (France) , then in novembre at Rail Expo (near Paris). I will exhibit also at The London festival of Raiway Modelling in 22 March 2014 - 23 March 2014. I will came with a lister and a ruston that are nearly ready.

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Postby franckcombe » Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:28 am

You may read an article on my layout in the last issue of British Railway Modelling of November page 52 and more.

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Postby franckcombe » Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:56 pm

I get 2 new recruits to Woolacombe Bay : Bob and Doug Mckenzie, the cousins of Canada of the owner of the railroad !

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I choose them because they are very expressive, a little simple-minded and a bit drunky.

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I would like to have your opinion : Do you pefer Bob and Doug or th fisherman figure ? Thanks for your reply.

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Postby Boghopper » Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:06 pm

I think Bob and Doug are amazing. I thought at first that they were real relatives of yours, not models. Definitely those two.
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Postby franckcombe » Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:09 pm

you are clever, it's mines cousins (a little simple-minded and a bit drunky like me)

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:55 pm

I have some of the fisherman figures, from when they first came out, but like the Canadian figures.
You are not kidding they are not cheap, and probably would have to pay extra tax as well.On Amazon UK they are quoted even higher. Not for me, if I get more figures probably would go for Ron Bennett's ones.
It was good meeting you at the show, I've even bought copy of BRM so now know all your secrets. :wink:
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Postby franckcombe » Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:05 pm

The first video done at Sedan during the EURO MOMING

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Postby franckcombe » Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:45 am

I just finish the railexpo exhibition near Paris. I surprisingly won the 1st prize. I have done 2 videos of high quality with the sound and with Bob and Doug :

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Postby Bilco » Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:17 am

Congratulations - a very well deserved recognition of a great layout!
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Postby demaine22 » Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:46 pm

We'll deserved I'd say :) congratulations!
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:22 pm

congratulations, must be all those excellent 1/12th scale bits on the layout.
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I would be temped to build something in bigger scales again, but too many other projects on the go.
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Postby scott b » Sat Dec 07, 2013 4:25 am

I love the layout, you have a great ability to blend the 2 dimension into the 3 dimension seamlessly which most of us have trouble with, very good work.
Bob and Doug are a little beyond their scope though, unless you are looking for a derailed loco, both by now would be looking for their smokes and Bob is drinking a beer which although encouraged in their homeland is frowned upon at work in much of the world :shock:
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Postby franckcombe » Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:51 pm

scott b wrote:I love the layout, you have a great ability to blend the 2 dimension into the 3 dimension seamlessly which most of us have trouble with, very good work.
Bob and Doug are a little beyond their scope though, unless you are looking for a derailed loco, both by now would be looking for their smokes and Bob is drinking a beer which although encouraged in their homeland is frowned upon at work in much of the world :shock:


I agree, bod and doug are a little bit overdo, but they have a good attitude for derailment and they are not too serious.

You can remark that I erase the Canadian flag on Bob in order not to offence Canadian

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Postby franckcombe » Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:47 pm

I will show the Woolacombe Bay layout at The London Festival of Railway Modelling (22 - 23 March 2014) , address: Alexandra Palace, London, N22 7AY.

I will be pleased to meet others 7/8 th scale modelers and share a drink.

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Postby franckcombe » Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:58 pm

The woolacombe bay at Alexandra Palace.

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It was my first show in this place. The organization was quite good. There was many interesting layout including a marvellous us one at fn3 scale, manies excellent ideas for inspiration and copy !

I enjoyed also to met for the second time the dream team of brm : Andy, Howard Richard and Phill.

I do also shopping but for our scale nearly nothing exist (It's mainly a show for oo and o gauge)

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Postby demaine22 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:13 am

Looks great Franck 8)
That natural wood frontage looks cracking!
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Postby franckcombe » Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:42 am

It's PVC wooden floor of textured bleach oak find in diy shop and I agree the result is good.

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:47 am

Mr Bricolage comes to the rescue :lol:
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Postby franckcombe » Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:34 pm

rue_d_etropal wrote:Mr Bricolage comes to the rescue :lol:


Bricot depot is cheaper

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:15 pm

I agree its not the cheapest but it was the first one I found. InterMarche DIY stores are a bit better. That's what is on offer down our way. On the hole the mega sized (Hypermarkets) seem to be the best but they don't sell wood etc. Should use my local builders merchant but my French is not good enough.
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Postby franckcombe » Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:06 am

rue_d_etropal wrote:I agree its not the cheapest but it was the first one I found. InterMarche DIY stores are a bit better. That's what is on offer down our way. On the hole the mega sized (Hypermarkets) seem to be the best but they don't sell wood etc. Should use my local builders merchant but my French is not good enough.


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Postby franckcombe » Sat May 31, 2014 7:29 pm

I add a new loco to my layout : a Ruston. It's not completly finish and paint. A Lister and and Ransom and Rapier will follow.

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Postby franckcombe » Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:13 pm

I just finished the loco. The photos are too exposed but it's my fault.

Here the result :

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Postby Simon Andrews » Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:41 am

Very nice 8)

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Postby Broadoak » Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:06 am

That looks superb Franck 8)

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