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Offline petestra  
#201 Posted : 28 October 2012 21:10:58(UTC)
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I think it looks great, Fabrice.ThumpUp

Cheers,PeterSmile
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Offline hennabm  
#202 Posted : 28 October 2012 22:21:30(UTC)
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Hi Fabrice

For the time it takes, I think the results look excellent.

Mike
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Offline kariosls37  
#203 Posted : 29 October 2012 01:34:58(UTC)
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Looking good Fabrice.

One minor point I would add is that on double track lines there is usually no green between the tracks, it is all ballast. However, the height of ballast is lower than the top of the sleepers, so you only need to add a thin layer.

If you want to go all out in your ballasting, in railway yards the ballast covers the sleepers and it is levelled almost to the top of the track. This makes it a lot easier when your'e on the ground having to walk around while shunting. The ballast is usually of a fier grade too. Around steam loco depots loco ash is often used, which is finer still and dark grey.

Cheers,

Rick
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Offline French_Fabrice  
#204 Posted : 29 October 2012 07:17:29(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: kariosls37 Go to Quoted Post
Looking good Fabrice.

One minor point I would add is that on double track lines there is usually no green between the tracks, it is all ballast. However, the height of ballast is lower than the top of the sleepers, so you only need to add a thin layer.

If you want to go all out in your ballasting, in railway yards the ballast covers the sleepers and it is levelled almost to the top of the track. This makes it a lot easier when your'e on the ground having to walk around while shunting. The ballast is usually of a fier grade too. Around steam loco depots loco ash is often used, which is finer still and dark grey.

Cheers,

Rick


Thanks for this useful tip, Rick ! I was wondering to add or not some ballast between the parallel tracks.
I'll try to do it.

Cheers
Fabrice
Offline steventrain  
#205 Posted : 29 October 2012 07:22:04(UTC)
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looking great.Smile
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Offline Ian555  
#206 Posted : 29 October 2012 08:51:13(UTC)
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Hi Fabrice,

Nice work. ThumpUp

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Offline French_Fabrice  
#207 Posted : 02 November 2012 20:51:51(UTC)
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Hi,

Ballast is progressing...at a snail speedBored
3 pics of the ongoing task

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Following Rick's advice, I've added ballast (grey color) between the tracks. I'm pleased with the result...

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The rear parallel tracks...Glue is drying

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The track going to the goods shed is also done

Stay tunedGlare

Cheers
Fabrice

Offline Webmaster  
#208 Posted : 02 November 2012 21:13:24(UTC)
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Does the "inspector" have any complaints about the work done so far? Wink
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Offline French_Fabrice  
#209 Posted : 02 November 2012 21:24:19(UTC)
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Hi Juhan,

Oh Yes!
She was complaining, while I was dropping the glue with a syringe : "I wanna sea food, papa..." Laugh

F
Offline petestra  
#210 Posted : 02 November 2012 22:24:55(UTC)
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Hi Fabrice, layout is looking quite good. Cheers,PeterThumpUp Smile
Offline GlennM  
#211 Posted : 03 November 2012 01:39:44(UTC)
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Fabrice,

Just caught up on your recent activities and I must say the layout is really taking final shape and looks great. All you hard work is going to culminate in the finished layout very soon, you are very lucky to be so far advanced and almost finished.

I am really enjoying your progress so please keep the pictures coming.

All the best

Glenn
Offline Danlake  
#212 Posted : 03 November 2012 05:03:39(UTC)
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Looks great Fabrice!

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Offline kimballthurlow  
#213 Posted : 03 November 2012 05:22:52(UTC)
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Hi Fabrice,

Thanks for sharing your layout progress. It is excellent.

You have achieved a lot, with the two levels. I could only manage one, but having a layout is still great.

regards
Kimball
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Offline kariosls37  
#214 Posted : 03 November 2012 06:49:06(UTC)
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Looking good FabriceThumpUp The additional ballast between the tracks looks a lot better IMHOThumpUp
Offline Ian555  
#215 Posted : 03 November 2012 07:59:23(UTC)
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Hi Fabrice,

Thanks for the update photo's, work is looking good. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline French_Fabrice  
#216 Posted : 10 November 2012 20:01:05(UTC)
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Hello M fans !

I've finished the ballast of the station, despite the fact I couldn't get easily the "topside creeper ladder" which would have helped me a lot.

A few pics, as usual...

Previous week job:
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Part of the steam depot glued

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Sidings

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Front parade tracks

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Sidings overall

This week job: pics taken before glueing (At the present time, glue is drying...Results will be tomorrow Glare )

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Platforms

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From top, with the steam depot

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Station exit

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Station entrance

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Station entrance switches

...Still a few tracks to glueBored Going back to work...

Stay tuned !

Cheers
fabrice
Offline Christoffer  
#217 Posted : 10 November 2012 20:03:16(UTC)
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Hey Fabrice!

Very nice ballast work! Looking forward to see more from your layout ThumpUp
Keep up the good work ThumpUp

Christoffer
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Offline petestra  
#218 Posted : 10 November 2012 23:36:00(UTC)
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Hi Fabrice, I agree with Christoffer. Excellent! PeterThumpUp Smile
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Offline Ian555  
#219 Posted : 11 November 2012 07:38:15(UTC)
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Hi Fabrice,

Very nice work. ThumpUp

Ian.

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Offline steventrain  
#220 Posted : 11 November 2012 08:47:30(UTC)
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Great work.ThumpUp

Carefully with turnouts.Wink
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Offline French_Fabrice  
#221 Posted : 18 November 2012 20:18:38(UTC)
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Hello fans,

Great news: Ballasting is over !BigGrin
A few pics of the result :

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Entrance curve with plaster cloth - to be decorated with yellow flowers

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Parade tracks; the wall has still to be decorated

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Coal depot & sanding tower

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Water tower

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Station...The foreground will certainly have trees

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I'll put the road to the city between the two gray parts (still to be studiedUnsure )

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Perspective with turnouts leading to the station

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Entrance curve

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Station tracks

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Same without flash

Now it's time to add a bit of green, trees, flowers... and the small town...

I'm still confident to reach my objective : to be finished by the end of this year!

All the best
Fabrice
Offline countrylink  
#222 Posted : 18 November 2012 21:56:17(UTC)
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Hi Fabrice
Nice job on the ballasting.
Very tedious work but what a difference it makes to a layout.
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Offline petestra  
#223 Posted : 18 November 2012 22:25:49(UTC)
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Looks super, Fabrice. Regards,PeterThumpUp ThumpUp ThumpUp Smile
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Offline Ian555  
#224 Posted : 19 November 2012 06:36:38(UTC)
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Hi Fabrice,

Very good progress. ThumpUp

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Offline hennabm  
#225 Posted : 19 November 2012 07:58:21(UTC)
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Hi Fabrice

Good looking ballasting ThumpUp

I'm interested to see if you can achieve your goasl of finishing for the end of the year. There still looks to be an awful lot of scenery to be done.

Mike
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Offline French_Fabrice  
#226 Posted : 23 November 2012 12:14:24(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: hennabm Go to Quoted Post

...

I'm interested to see if you can achieve your goasl of finishing for the end of the year. There still looks to be an awful lot of scenery to be done.

Mike


Yes, you're may be right.
I've started scenery, but I need time to have my own feedback to decide if I'm satisfied or not.

Anyway, I'll try to do my best.

Cheers
Fabrice
Offline steventrain  
#227 Posted : 24 November 2012 11:44:02(UTC)
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look great.ThumpUp
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Offline pab  
#228 Posted : 24 November 2012 14:54:15(UTC)
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Ballast looks very good Fabrice
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Offline Chris6382chris  
#229 Posted : 25 November 2012 04:43:58(UTC)
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Fabrice:

Great work on the ballast. The layout is looking great.

Chris
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Offline French_Fabrice  
#230 Posted : 25 November 2012 16:49:04(UTC)
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Hello folks,

This time, the landscape phase has started.

Some pics of my current ongoing work (it's mainly about the ascending ramp)...

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Ramp part 1 - Tunnel exit

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Ramp part 2

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Ramp part 3

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Ramp part 4

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Ramp curve

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Ramp upper part

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Ramp lower part

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Above the tunnel (attempt of a small pond - not finished)

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Overview 1

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From the top

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Overview 2

Please notice it's the first time I'm doing a landscape, so it may be far from perfect.
Your comments are welcome.

As Mike told it and now with some feedback for the time necessary to process the landscape, my layout won't be finished by the end of the year.
Details take too much time...

And the small town remains to be done ! (probably during Q1 2013)

Cheers
Fabrice
Offline Johnvr  
#231 Posted : 25 November 2012 18:26:34(UTC)
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Fabrice,

This is really superb and I think you have done a fantastic arrangement so far.
Well done, and we shall keep on watching until it is finished !

Regards,BigGrin
John
Offline petestra  
#232 Posted : 25 November 2012 19:17:14(UTC)
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Wonderful work, Fabrice. PeterThumpUp ThumpUp ThumpUp
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Offline kimballthurlow  
#233 Posted : 26 November 2012 06:05:43(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: French_Fabrice Go to Quoted Post
Hello folks,

This time, the landscape phase has started.

....
Please notice it's the first time I'm doing a landscape, so it may be far from perfect.
Your comments are welcome.

......
Cheers
Fabrice


Hi Fabrice,

Actually, as I see it, a very nice job on the landscaping. Nature is far from perfect, so I think it looks really good.
You will find over the years that you will add/modify/clean/redo many landscape areas. If you use slightly different tones, colours and materials each time, the result keeps getting better and better.

regards
Kimball
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Offline Iamnotthecrazyone  
#234 Posted : 26 November 2012 06:24:28(UTC)
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It looks beautiful, the landscape stage for me is the most enjoyable part. I like your choice of station and signal box.
Offline Ian555  
#235 Posted : 26 November 2012 09:32:27(UTC)
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Hi Fabrice,

Great start to the landscaping. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline French_Fabrice  
#236 Posted : 26 November 2012 18:19:45(UTC)
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Hi,
Many thanks to all for your very positive feedback Smile

Cheers
fabrice
Offline pab  
#237 Posted : 28 November 2012 08:42:36(UTC)
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The first part looks very nice.

Maybe some advice.
Add some kind of fence on top of the wall and try to cover the top with all kind of grass and very small bushes. This will break the straight line and enhance the view.
Offline French_Fabrice  
#238 Posted : 28 November 2012 19:00:32(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: pab Go to Quoted Post
The first part looks very nice.

Maybe some advice.
Add some kind of fence on top of the wall and try to cover the top with all kind of grass and very small bushes. This will break the straight line and enhance the view.


Very good idea Piet, thank you!
I have some fences in stock...

Cheers
Fabrice
Offline Rinus  
#239 Posted : 29 November 2012 08:07:33(UTC)
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Hi Fabrice,

It really looking good!

I'd really paint the rail though. That would bring it to 100%! When the rest is looking that good, you really should do that last bit too.

I think airbrush will be impossible now. You might try this device: http://www.joesmodeltrains.com/products.htm and go to products and look for Rusty Rails Painter http://www.joesmodeltrains.com/Rusty%20Rails%20Painter.htm

Have fun!

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Offline pab  
#240 Posted : 29 November 2012 16:03:17(UTC)
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Like you I didn't paint my tracks not from the start.
I now have most of all the visible parts painted (just the ones I can't reach have to wait). I used a small brush to paint the tracks and wiped off the paint from the top as fast as possible. Now I paint the tracks before installing, it's much easier.
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Offline steventrain  
#241 Posted : 29 November 2012 17:22:05(UTC)
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Landscape look great.ThumpUp
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Offline French_Fabrice  
#242 Posted : 29 November 2012 18:42:24(UTC)
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Rinus, Piet

Which kind of paint do you use for rail painting ?
(I must say I'm still hesitating because I'm afraid to downgrade the quality of electrical contact to the wheels...)Blushing

Cheers
fabrice
Offline pab  
#243 Posted : 29 November 2012 20:11:34(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: French_Fabrice Go to Quoted Post
Rinus, Piet

Which kind of paint do you use for rail painting ?
(I must say I'm still hesitating because I'm afraid to downgrade the quality of electrical contact to the wheels...)Blushing

Cheers
fabrice


I use waterbased paint, mixing brown and black. Contact is ok as long as you have clean tops of the tracks.
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Offline French_Fabrice  
#244 Posted : 02 December 2012 20:00:57(UTC)
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Hello friends,

Following Piet's suggestion, I've modified a bit the top of the wall along the ascending ramp.

Here are the pics, including my work of the week.

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The wall, updated with a fence and some grass

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From a larger point of view

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Toolshed & crane

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Toolshed, from top

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Rear of the toolshed

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Toolshed & some flowers.

Cheers
Fabrice
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Offline Ian555  
#245 Posted : 03 December 2012 18:07:37(UTC)
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Hi Fabrice,

Looks very good. ThumpUp

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Offline steventrain  
#246 Posted : 03 December 2012 19:06:29(UTC)
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Look great.Smile
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Offline Rinus  
#247 Posted : 04 December 2012 09:08:37(UTC)
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Hi Fabrice,

Looking great! Especialy the wall sections!

Planning to make a similar scenery dash as you during Christmastime.

What kind of trains do you plan to operate? Apart from the Br212 of course?

Rinus
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Offline French_Fabrice  
#248 Posted : 04 December 2012 20:03:21(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Rinus Go to Quoted Post

<snip...>

What kind of trains do you plan to operate? Apart from the Br212 of course?

Rinus


...Don't know precisely...
Certainly a mix from era III to IV-V, but not too modern. The mix will include steam, electric and diesel loks.
Modern locos don't give me a lot of pleasure when running (too technical, not enough poetic feeling)

The BR212 (3147) is my test loco, and I like it a lot.

Cheers
Fabrice
Offline artvegas  
#249 Posted : 05 December 2012 01:33:04(UTC)
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Great work Fabrice, I really think you have done a great job with your landscape. The walls look very realistic and not over done. I agree with Piet the fence makes a good addition to break the hard line of the wall. The rock outcroppings along the edge really help soften that edge as well. This layout is my dream to start one day as well.

Art
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Offline petestra  
#250 Posted : 05 December 2012 11:17:37(UTC)
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Hi Fabrice,
The photos really are eye-catching. The wall looks super now with the fence too.
PeterThumpUp Smile
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Offline pab  
#251 Posted : 05 December 2012 12:06:12(UTC)
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Looks great Fabrice.
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Offline French_Fabrice  
#252 Posted : 09 December 2012 20:50:45(UTC)
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Hello fans,

Great progress this week (no, it's not finished, but it becomes quite interesting...)!

I've processed the right upper part. Let me show you:

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Rear of the toolshed finished

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Rear of the roundhouse

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The upper right corner (with a mountain !)

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Closer look to the fir trees

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The mountain

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The corner and roundhouse

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Mountain, from an other angle

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Roudhouse from top

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Overall part 1

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Overall part 2

Cheers
Fabrice
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Offline steventrain  
#253 Posted : 09 December 2012 20:53:25(UTC)
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great layout, Are there complete?
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Offline French_Fabrice  
#254 Posted : 09 December 2012 21:00:31(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: steventrain Go to Quoted Post
great layout, Are there complete?


Thank you Steven!

Re: Oh no, the full landscape has only reached a 40% completion, but the right handside part is 90-95% finished (maybe a few flowers and/or bushes to add).

Fabrice
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Offline PierreGILLARD  
#255 Posted : 09 December 2012 22:51:41(UTC)
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Beautiful landscape ... Magnifique ! ThumpUp

Congratulations, Fabrice.

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Offline Yumgui  
#256 Posted : 09 December 2012 22:56:47(UTC)
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Great stuff Fabrice,

Excellent, keep it coming plz ^^

Yum ThumpUp
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Offline Ian555  
#257 Posted : 10 December 2012 09:21:36(UTC)
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Hi Fabrice,

Great progress on the layout. ThumpUp

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Offline hennabm  
#258 Posted : 10 December 2012 09:48:18(UTC)
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Hi Fabrice

Looking greatThumpUp

In the picture titled "Mountain, from another angle", there is one heck of a funicular railway - does it go to the top of the mountain?LOL LOL LOL

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Offline jvuye  
#259 Posted : 10 December 2012 10:31:06(UTC)
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Superb!
Love it all!
I particularly love your catenary work, with the additional puller arms in the curves....
"j'admire!"
Cheers!
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Offline utkan  
#260 Posted : 14 December 2012 19:40:31(UTC)
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Great work, Fabrice.....Love May I ask an overall picture without flash?Blushing
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The world is analog!
Offline French_Fabrice  
#261 Posted : 14 December 2012 20:54:26(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: utkan Go to Quoted Post
Great work, Fabrice.....Love May I ask an overall picture without flash?Blushing


Thank you Mehmet.

The light is my room is far from perfect, so don't be too much disappointed...

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The left hand part is not really finished and currently under refactoring (plaster is drying aroud the glued rocks).
Still a small town to setup in the empty part (to the left of the station)...

Cheers
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Offline Yumgui  
#262 Posted : 14 December 2012 22:25:17(UTC)
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Great work Fabrice !

Originally Posted by: French_Fabrice Go to Quoted Post
The light is my room is far from perfect, so don't be too much disappointed...

This should not always be a problem, all the information is in the photo; just a tweak or two and it gets clearer ... BigGrin

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Offline utkan  
#263 Posted : 15 December 2012 11:45:15(UTC)
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Thanks for the picture, Fabrice.....VERY COOL....Drool Drool Drool
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Offline Ian555  
#264 Posted : 15 December 2012 13:04:11(UTC)
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Hi Fabrice,

Thanks for the overall photo. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline French_Fabrice  
#265 Posted : 16 December 2012 20:39:12(UTC)
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Hello M fans,

This week menu is :
-Rear wall
-Mountail trail between the fir trees
-Reprocessing of the cleef on left-hand side

Here are the pics:

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Rear wall part 1

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Rear wall part 2

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Rear wall part 3

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Rear wall overall

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Mountain trail from right

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Mountain trail from left

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Arrival on top

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Cleef from front

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Cleef from rear

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One week work

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Overall

Cheers
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Offline petestra  
#266 Posted : 16 December 2012 20:59:32(UTC)
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Nice photos, Fabrice. Layout looks super! Bon Noelle to you and your family, and mademoiselle Lily
too. PeterThumpUp Smile
Offline French_Fabrice  
#267 Posted : 16 December 2012 21:04:01(UTC)
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Thanks Peter.
Merry Christmas to you and all your family, including Black Jack & Izzy.

Cheers
Fabrice
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Offline TrainIride  
#268 Posted : 16 December 2012 21:17:56(UTC)
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Hi Fabrice.

Quick progress and great work ThumpUp ThumpUp
Thanks for sharing these loveluy pictures.

Regards
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Offline Danlake  
#269 Posted : 17 December 2012 06:21:57(UTC)
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Looks great Fabrice!

Very good progress on the layout. All coming together nicelyThumpUp

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Offline steventrain  
#270 Posted : 17 December 2012 20:57:20(UTC)
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Looking good.ThumpUp
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Offline Ian555  
#271 Posted : 18 December 2012 09:22:28(UTC)
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Hi Fabrice,

Great progress on the layout. ThumpUp

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Offline hennabm  
#272 Posted : 18 December 2012 19:58:37(UTC)
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Hi Fabrice

Excellent results with the scenery and ballastingThumpUp

What are you going to use for the roadways in the town area?

Mike
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Offline French_Fabrice  
#273 Posted : 18 December 2012 21:11:42(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: hennabm Go to Quoted Post
Hi Fabrice

Excellent results with the scenery and ballastingThumpUp

What are you going to use for the roadways in the town area?

Mike


Hi Mike, and thank you !

To answer your question, it's currently "terra incognita" Confused . I don't have any idea yet. That's the thing I've not planned a lot when drawing the layout.
As the room left for the village area is not big, the main spot is to find some balance between houses, streets, gardens...
Interesting challenge !Huh

I'll be grateful for any advice/suggestion.Smile

Cheers
Fabrice
Offline hennabm  
#274 Posted : 19 December 2012 19:01:29(UTC)
hennabm

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Hi Fabrice

To me it would depend on the era and what part of town/village you are modelling.

For the altstadt look then the Faller/Noch cobbled sheets are very effective.

For the more up to date and main roads I used the Noch strip roads both with and without the centre line.

Mike
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Offline French_Fabrice  
#275 Posted : 31 December 2012 17:56:05(UTC)
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Hello fans !

During the past two weeks, I've worked on the small city. It's still a work in progress but I'm close to the end (city lights remaining to add)

Here are a few pics :

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From rear...

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Church...

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Garden near the church

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City with plaza (the plaza will hold the town hall - under construction)

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Buildings & station

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City overall

I'm also changing the title of this thread : It becomes now "Trossingen layout"

Happy new year to all
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Offline steventrain  
#276 Posted : 31 December 2012 18:47:44(UTC)
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Looking great.Woot

Happy new year.ThumpUp
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Offline petestra  
#277 Posted : 31 December 2012 20:47:10(UTC)
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The layout really looks super, Fabrice. Happy New Year 2013.

PeterSmile
Offline GlennM  
#278 Posted : 03 January 2013 09:58:52(UTC)
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Febrice,

Over the last couple of months you have really excellerated your work, and your layout looks terrific, a really great job. Congratulations.

Also wishing you a very Happy New Year.

Best Regards

Glenn
Offline Ian555  
#279 Posted : 03 January 2013 10:18:49(UTC)
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Hi Fabrice,

Very nice work. ThumpUp

Ian.

Offline Danlake  
#280 Posted : 03 January 2013 13:32:01(UTC)
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Super! Looks great Fabrice!!!

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Offline BrandonVA  
#281 Posted : 03 January 2013 13:49:03(UTC)
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Very nice, love the continuity of the structures. Do you plan on adding a market or similar in the middle of the triangular town "square" between the station and houses?

-Brandon
Offline French_Fabrice  
#282 Posted : 03 January 2013 17:29:26(UTC)
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Hello fans,

@all: Thanks again and best wishes

@Brandon: The "market" is a very good idea Woot . I originally planned to setup the town hall "Allmannsdorf" from Faller onto the center, but it's quite big and I'm afraid this will overload a bit the city. So I subscribe to the "market" ideaThumpUp .

Cheers
Fabrice
Offline BrandonVA  
#283 Posted : 04 January 2013 14:19:15(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: French_Fabrice Go to Quoted Post
Hello fans,

@Brandon: The "market" is a very good idea Woot . I originally planned to setup the town hall "Allmannsdorf" from Faller onto the center, but it's quite big and I'm afraid this will overload a bit the city. So I subscribe to the "market" ideaThumpUp .

Cheers
Fabrice


Fabrice,

I'm sure a town hall would look very nice as well. With the market (or park, etc), you get a way to add a bit of bustle and life to your town, and yet not block the existing structures. I think this way you can enjoy your very well built models more. Plus, model trains are all about compressing scale..so sometimes if we can give a village feel, it can make it seem as big as a proper town :)

By the way, what kit is the restaurant next to your station?

-Brandon
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Offline RayF  
#284 Posted : 04 January 2013 14:48:30(UTC)
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Hi Fabrice,

Great progress on your layout! ThumpUp

I think a market would look great too!
Ray

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Offline French_Fabrice  
#285 Posted : 04 January 2013 15:51:54(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: BrandonVA Go to Quoted Post

...
By the way, what kit is the restaurant next to your station?

-Brandon


Hi Brandon,

It's an old Faller kit, ref B-340.

Cheers
Fabrice
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Offline hennabm  
#286 Posted : 04 January 2013 18:30:27(UTC)
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Hi Fabrice

Trossingen is looking good.ThumpUp

I also like the idea of a market.

Mike
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Offline Herrfleck  
#287 Posted : 04 January 2013 19:34:07(UTC)
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Hello!

Looks very nice.

Good work.

Bertil
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Offline French_Fabrice  
#288 Posted : 27 January 2013 21:04:53(UTC)
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Hello folks !

Almost a month since my last post...
Small progress which took a long time...

Cross barriers, town hall and beginning of the market place.

Here are the pics :

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Barriers... The most difficult was to stick the road with a curve
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Barriers, an other angle
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Barriers, last
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Market place: Vegetables, fishes & potatoes
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Market place: potatoes & fruits
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Market overall & Town hall
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Town hall again
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Overall

I still have 4 kits to build for the market : Fruits, Cheese, Flowers, Honey.
It takes ages to manage these numerous tiny piecesCursing

Still some work to do : cabling the barriers & St Andrew crosses, finish the market place, add some lights in the town, finish the remaining landscape parts...
...and play trains BigGrin

Cheers
Fabrice
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Offline obxbill  
#289 Posted : 27 January 2013 23:38:52(UTC)
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Looking really good! It's coming to life! ThumpUp

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Offline BrandonVA  
#290 Posted : 28 January 2013 15:18:04(UTC)
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I must say, the market was the right choice LOL What material did you use for the roads between the tracks?

Looking good!

-Brandon
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Offline Ian555  
#291 Posted : 28 January 2013 15:46:55(UTC)
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Hi Fabrice,

Great progress on the layout. ThumpUp

Ian.

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Offline hennabm  
#292 Posted : 28 January 2013 15:53:27(UTC)
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Hi Fabrice

I do like the market - nice touchThumpUp

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Offline French_Fabrice  
#293 Posted : 28 January 2013 17:54:36(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: BrandonVA Go to Quoted Post
I must say, the market was the right choice LOL What material did you use for the roads between the tracks?

Looking good!

-Brandon


Hi Brandon,

I've used balsa of 5mm thickness. It's enough resistant and very easy to shape with files and graters.
As you've seen, the road crosses the tracks in curved sections, and plywood was too difficult to shape (except if you have many precision machine tools, which is not my case).

Cheers
Fabrice
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Offline Christoffer  
#294 Posted : 28 January 2013 20:15:13(UTC)
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Hello Fabrice Cool

Excellent work on your town BigGrin Very nice done, keep up the good work! Cool

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Offline French_Fabrice  
#295 Posted : 03 February 2013 20:44:27(UTC)
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Hello fans,

I've finished to setup the lights in the town.

So I'm presenting today a set of nightly pics. I'm sorry for the quality which is sometimes rather poor (I'll have to improve on that subject)...

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The town...

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Town hall & buildings

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A market stand

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St Andrew crosses

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From top to bottom: Shed, station, city café, town hall

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Buildings & market

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Zoom on town hall and (animated !) water fountain

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City café and fruits stand

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Nightly overview

Cheers
Fabrice
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Offline Ian555  
#296 Posted : 03 February 2013 21:18:24(UTC)
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Hi Fabrice,

Great night shots of the layout. ThumpUp

Ian.

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Offline obxbill  
#297 Posted : 03 February 2013 22:17:53(UTC)
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I think they look just fine! Thanks for sharing them!!!! ThumpUp
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Offline petestra  
#298 Posted : 04 February 2013 00:07:33(UTC)
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Hi Fabrice, the layout looks great by night too. I'm looking forward to your first
video. Very nice photos. PeterThumpUp Smile
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Offline French_Fabrice  
#299 Posted : 04 February 2013 18:30:15(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: petestra Go to Quoted Post
... I'm looking forward to your first video. Very nice photos. PeterThumpUp Smile


HI Peter,

I'm planning to purchase a camcorder (and if possible an "embedded" one - I'm currently investigating on a Rollei Bullet model), because the recording feature of my camera is not terrific !
So you'll have still to wait a bit...Wink

Cheers
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Offline hennabm  
#300 Posted : 04 February 2013 19:04:53(UTC)
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Hi Fabrice

Excellent night shotsThumpUp

What make of street lamps did you use?

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