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Offline PierreGILLARD  
#1 Posted : 11 August 2012 21:51:32(UTC)
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Hello,

I am back on the forum after a too long absence with a great news : I have defected the MFDWPL select club ... As a matter of fact, I have installed the first screw of our future North American permanent layout today during a friendly "ceremony" that took place in the basement of our new house. A picture of that important moment :

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Of course, Louise cooked some pizza's and a cake for the occasion :

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And my friend Jean-Pierre gave me a decorated spike as a souvenir of this day (I hope he hasn't removed it from the nearby track !):

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A view of the main layout structure as it stands today :

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Of course, some of you will ask me a track plan of the future layout ... and I don't have any, beside that drawing :

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In fact, I have a lot of ideas, but nothing actually laid on paper or a layout planning software. However, the layout will incorporate the following features :

- A hidden station made with C-track rails (8 or 9 track wide, if possible).
- The turntable and roundhouse layout module that I completed some years ago now (Topic on previous forum)
- All visible tracks will be made with K-track rails.
- Two levels.

The thematic of the layout will be "coal" as Märklin and Trix have produced a lot of coal hoppers that we own and I already have begun a coal electrical power station module. I will probably also add a mine kit from Walthers.

The available surface for the layout is : 4.20 m x 1.80 m. So, I have to review my engine servicing area project and downsize it, sothat it will not take most of the layout surface.

So that is the project. I will certainly keep you updated regularly.

In the meantime, you may have a look on a full coverage of the project written in French on my website and also see all pictures on my gallery.

I am happy to be back again with you all.

Pierre.
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Offline Jeremy Palmer  
#2 Posted : 11 August 2012 22:20:11(UTC)
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Hi Pierre - you were never awayBigGrin BigGrin - hope you are enjoying new home and especially the basementThumpUp .

Look forward to many more photos. (Next visit to Montreal can I bring these)?? Have you tried the 12 yo Rum yet??

Jeremy.
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Offline nevw  
#3 Posted : 12 August 2012 00:44:12(UTC)
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Great Pierre.

Lovely decorated basement.

NN
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Offline foumaro  
#4 Posted : 12 August 2012 03:41:47(UTC)
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Very good news,enjoy your new home.
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Offline Goofy  
#5 Posted : 12 August 2012 07:54:18(UTC)
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Nice cool!
I must say...good luck!
Sincerely
Anders

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Offline kweekalot  
#6 Posted : 12 August 2012 08:07:56(UTC)
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Hi Pierre,

Wow, I like your basement train room !!

Marco
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Offline mmervine  
#7 Posted : 12 August 2012 11:25:52(UTC)
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I will have to visit the next time that I am up your way!
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Offline steventrain  
#8 Posted : 12 August 2012 14:47:22(UTC)
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Welcome back, Pierre.Smile
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Offline Renato  
#9 Posted : 12 August 2012 15:49:05(UTC)
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Hi Pierre,

Congratulations for the start of your new layout.

Have a nice work!

Cheers

Renato
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Offline PierreGILLARD  
#10 Posted : 15 August 2012 11:07:00(UTC)
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Thanks for your comments !Smile

Jeremy and Mark : your are always welcome, as well as other members of course.

Jeremy : That would be great to have those two trains running on my layout for a photo session when completed. ThumpUp

Some updates now (you may click on the pictures to get access to the original) ...

I have completed the structure on which I will lay the hidden station (western part of the layout, at the right of the pictures) :

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I also completed the structure of the southern part of the layout where the turnout network for the hidden station will be laid :

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And I screwed a 3/8" plywood sheet at the hidden station emplacement :

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I evaluated several turnout options for the hidden station entrance yesterday and I think I have found probably the best compromise. As a matter of fact, I am able to have 10 waiting tracks including 3 with a large radius access in order to allow converted North American rolling stock running on them. I validated the concept of those three tracks with an AC converted Walthers coach :

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Six of the tracks will be able to accomodate trains with a length of 2.5 m or even more. ThumpUp The next steps will be to place plywood under the turnout network and to mirror this at the other hand of the hidden station.

Pierre.
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Offline RayF  
#11 Posted : 15 August 2012 11:17:08(UTC)
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looking good, Pierre! ThumpUp

Welcome back to the fold!
Ray

Mostly Marklin.Selection of different eras and European railways
Small C track layout, control by MS2, 100+ trains but run 4-5 at a time.
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Offline nevw  
#12 Posted : 15 August 2012 21:27:47(UTC)
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Lovely Pierre.

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Offline steventrain  
#13 Posted : 16 August 2012 14:04:03(UTC)
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Looking Good, Keep posted soon!
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Offline Ian555  
#14 Posted : 16 August 2012 14:54:49(UTC)
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Hi Pierre,

Good job on the framework. ThumpUp

Ian.

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Offline PierreGILLARD  
#15 Posted : 29 September 2012 18:49:50(UTC)
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Some updates on our layout project ...

In order to complete the Northern side of the hidden station, I had to wait for the delivery of some rails from Euro Rail Hobbies. So I have now added the missing rails and here is the result :

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As you can see, it is not exacly a mirror of the Southern side. There is a peripherical track connected to the outer track of the hidden station. It is intended for the passenger shuttle service, which will be operated by my converted BUDD RDC. Beside the C-Track turnout, there will be no other turnout on that track on all its length because the BUDD has some difficulties to run over them due to higher pukos, especially on K-Track turnouts.

The next step will be now to add the the power wires to the rails and add motors and decoders under each of the turnouts. In the meantime, I also have ordered a used extra Keyboard at Jocadis in Belgium.

Stay tuned !

Pierre.
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Offline Brakeman  
#16 Posted : 29 September 2012 19:42:36(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: PierreGILLARD Go to Quoted Post
Hello,

I am back on the forum ...

Pierre.


Welcome back Pierre!
Looks like we use similar tools for track planning.

BR,
Juha
UserPostedImage Era III DB & US Southwest transition era.
http://www.etesocal.org/
Offline Superlampster  
#17 Posted : 29 September 2012 20:00:20(UTC)
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Hi,

looking really good, cant wait to see more, keep posting !

Regards Henrik
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Offline Bigdaddynz  
#18 Posted : 29 September 2012 21:23:03(UTC)
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Welcome back Pierre.

Your layout looks to be a very interesting project. I look forward to seeing its progress.
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Offline Mark5  
#19 Posted : 30 September 2012 05:00:14(UTC)
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Looks great Pierre! Nice to see other Marklinists working hard in Montreal!

Let me know if you need a hand with anything.

Salut!
Mark

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Offline Jeremy Palmer  
#20 Posted : 30 September 2012 11:24:37(UTC)
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Hi Pierre,

it will have to be three visitors running, since your visit here I got the original..............................

Say Hi!! to Louise for me please.

Edited by user 30 September 2012 11:31:14(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Jeremy Palmer attached the following image(s):
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Offline Ian555  
#21 Posted : 30 September 2012 11:27:06(UTC)
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Hi Pierre,

Great progress. ThumpUp

Ian.

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Offline PierreGILLARD  
#22 Posted : 07 December 2012 15:11:14(UTC)
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Once again, a long silence from my side due to a lot of other projects running at the same time.

Anyway, I am back with you because it is about time for our traditional Christmas Train Party ... and I want to have something running on the tracks for the occasion.

A couple of weeks ago, I completed some electrical wiring under the future hidden station. White wires come from a crashed Robinson R22. Crashed aircraft can be a good source for quality military standard wires that may be used in a train layout.

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This Wednesday, I added temporary C-tracks on the eastern side of the layout in order to have trains able to run during the party. So was then the first train ride on our layout :

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So, everything seems to be on track (!) for the party. Louise, from her side, is already cooking meals and the traditional "Tortillard" cake !

If there is any member in the Montreal area tomorrow, gives us a visit !

Pierre.

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Offline PierreGILLARD  
#23 Posted : 07 December 2012 15:13:27(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Jeremy Palmer Go to Quoted Post
Hi Pierre,

it will have to be three visitors running, since your visit here I got the original..............................

Say Hi!! to Louise for me please.


Very nice hunt, Jeremy. Congratulations !

The actual Northlander accomplished its last run a couple of weeks ago.

Cheers.
Offline PierreGILLARD  
#24 Posted : 07 December 2012 15:15:19(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: MM-MarkMontreal Go to Quoted Post
Looks great Pierre! Nice to see other Marklinists working hard in Montreal!

Let me know if you need a hand with anything.

Salut!
Mark



Feel free to come at anytime for a (Belgian) beer !

Pierre.
Offline Ian555  
#25 Posted : 07 December 2012 16:03:19(UTC)
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Hi Pierre,

Enjoy your day tomorrow. ThumpUp

Ian.


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Offline foumaro  
#26 Posted : 07 December 2012 17:10:39(UTC)
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The better loco for the first run,congratulations,enjoy your day.LOL BigGrin ThumpUp
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Offline PierreGILLARD  
#27 Posted : 07 December 2012 17:17:32(UTC)
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Thanks.

I will keep you updated about the event Cool

Pierre.
Offline Loadmaster  
#28 Posted : 07 December 2012 17:59:49(UTC)
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It looks like when Marcie and I visit the East Coast, New York State and Toronto next summer, we should drive up the 401 and bring some trains.

Rob
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Offline PierreGILLARD  
#29 Posted : 07 December 2012 21:12:49(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Loadmaster Go to Quoted Post
It looks like when Marcie and I visit the East Coast, New York State and Toronto next summer, we should drive up the 401 and bring some trains.

Rob


Always welcome, Rob. Just send us a mail before your visit.

You may also come with the C-5 at nearby CYHU !

Pierre.

Offline PierreGILLARD  
#30 Posted : 08 December 2012 16:31:47(UTC)
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Our Christmas Train Party takes place tonight !

Here is the cake; another masterpiece cooked by Louise ! Drool

UserPostedImage

UserPostedImage

Pierre.
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Offline steventrain  
#31 Posted : 08 December 2012 19:55:51(UTC)
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Look great.Smile
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Offline seatrains  
#32 Posted : 08 December 2012 20:10:53(UTC)
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Pierre, nice job on the new layout!! I would come by, but I am 3000 miles awayBigGrin . As always, Louise has baked an outstanding cake. Joyeux Noël !
Thom
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Offline Mark5  
#33 Posted : 09 December 2012 06:39:06(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: seatrains Go to Quoted Post
Pierre, nice job on the new layout!! I would come by, but I am 3000 miles awayBigGrin . As always, Louise has baked an outstanding cake. Joyeux Noël !


Wonderful Party Pierre, and great to meet Louise and your friends...
I will have to download the photos from my Camera tomorrow and post a few of your wonderful collection of rolling stock!
And show the world your one of a kind creations.
More later...
Peace,
Mark

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Offline PierreGILLARD  
#34 Posted : 09 December 2012 14:51:36(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: MM-MarkMontreal Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: seatrains Go to Quoted Post
Pierre, nice job on the new layout!! I would come by, but I am 3000 miles awayBigGrin . As always, Louise has baked an outstanding cake. Joyeux Noël !


Wonderful Party Pierre, and great to meet Louise and your friends...
I will have to download the photos from my Camera tomorrow and post a few of your wonderful collection of rolling stock!
And show the world your one of a kind creations.
More later...
Peace,
Mark



Thanks Mark for your visit.

It was a pleasure for Louise and me to meet you, and count you among our friends.

We keep in touch.

Pierre.

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Offline TrainIride  
#35 Posted : 09 December 2012 19:01:13(UTC)
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Hi Pierre,

Thanks for sharing your work and Louise's cooking Drool

Regards
Joël
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Offline PierreGILLARD  
#36 Posted : 09 December 2012 23:01:07(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Ian555 Go to Quoted Post
Hi Pierre,

Enjoy your day tomorrow. ThumpUp

Ian.




Thanks Ian.

It was a success ! Cool

Pierre.

Offline PierreGILLARD  
#37 Posted : 09 December 2012 23:04:39(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: foumaro Go to Quoted Post
The better loco for the first run,congratulations,enjoy your day.LOL BigGrin ThumpUp


Märklin PA1s are heavy pullers indeed. I like to run them with long trains. ThumpUp

Pierre.
Offline PierreGILLARD  
#38 Posted : 09 December 2012 23:07:12(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: seatrains Go to Quoted Post
Pierre, nice job on the new layout!! I would come by, but I am 3000 miles awayBigGrin . As always, Louise has baked an outstanding cake. Joyeux Noël !


Merry Christmas to you and your family !

Pierre.

Offline PierreGILLARD  
#39 Posted : 09 December 2012 23:20:46(UTC)
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Hello,

A couple of pictures of the layout setup for the party of Yesterday :

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UserPostedImage

All pictures of the layout can be seen here. And click here ro see all the pictures taken during the party. ThumpUp

I also have written a few comments in French on my blog.

Pierre.
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Offline foumaro  
#40 Posted : 10 December 2012 07:36:28(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: PierreGILLARD Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: foumaro Go to Quoted Post
The better loco for the first run,congratulations,enjoy your day.LOL BigGrin ThumpUp


Märklin PA1s are heavy pullers indeed. I like to run them with long trains. ThumpUp

Pierre.


You have a great layout perfect for long trains.Love ThumpUp Wub
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Offline Ian555  
#41 Posted : 10 December 2012 09:19:03(UTC)
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Hi Pierre,

Thanks for the photo's. ThumpUp

Ian.

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Offline Sander van Wijk  
#42 Posted : 10 December 2012 09:32:55(UTC)
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Hi Pierre,

First of all; congratulations on the great progress made on your layout! Good to see you're putting everyting together to enjoy the hobby on a more permanent basis.

Sander

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Offline nevw  
#43 Posted : 10 December 2012 09:46:55(UTC)
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Thanks Pierre.

Lovely flock of rolling stock and wonderful photos and cake.

nev
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Offline PierreGILLARD  
#44 Posted : 10 December 2012 22:17:02(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: foumaro Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: PierreGILLARD Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: foumaro Go to Quoted Post
The better loco for the first run,congratulations,enjoy your day.LOL BigGrin ThumpUp


Märklin PA1s are heavy pullers indeed. I like to run them with long trains. ThumpUp

Pierre.


You have a great layout perfect for long trains.Love ThumpUp Wub


My longest train can count about 20 cars, which is not too bad for a model train, but which is far from the 100-150 cars of actual North-American trains. Anyway, I am happy with this and that is the most important.Wink

Pierre.

Offline Mark5  
#45 Posted : 10 December 2012 22:18:26(UTC)
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Pierre has some really beautiful rolling stock, some of which he as built himself or adapted for Marklin, so they are one of a kind pieces.
Busy week here, but hopefully I can post some photos I took of his material at some time.

In the meantime, its worth looking at some of his photos of his train set on Pierre's blog
http://www.pierregillard...ainsminiatures/rmna.html

and some of Pierre's photos of prototypes:
http://pierregillard.zenfolio.com/trains

.... and if your French skills are up to speed. See his travel blog too!
http://www.pierregillard.com/decouverte/index.html
(Google translator can also help.)

Thanks again for sharing all this and your time.
Will post a photo of Pierre's lovely gift too.... a delightful surprise for me. Smile

Bless you Pierre!
Mark
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Offline PierreGILLARD  
#46 Posted : 10 December 2012 22:22:36(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Sander van Wijk Go to Quoted Post
Hi Pierre,

First of all; congratulations on the great progress made on your layout! Good to see you're putting everyting together to enjoy the hobby on a more permanent basis.



Thanks Sander. In fact, I am trying to because I often lack of time due a lot of projects at school and in aviation related activities.

BTW, you certainly recognize the locomotive of the second picture !

Groetjes.

Pierre.

Offline PierreGILLARD  
#47 Posted : 10 December 2012 22:26:06(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: MM-MarkMontreal Go to Quoted Post
Pierre has some really beautiful rolling stock, some of which he as built himself or adapted for Marklin, so they are one of a kind pieces.
Busy week here, but hopefully I can post some photos I took of his material at some time.

In the meantime, its worth looking at some of his photos of his train set on Pierre's blog
http://www.pierregillard...ainsminiatures/rmna.html

and some of Pierre's photos of prototypes:
http://pierregillard.zenfolio.com/trains

.... and if your French skills are up to speed. See his travel blog too!
http://www.pierregillard.com/decouverte/index.html
(Google translator can also help.)

Thanks again for sharing all this and your time.
Will post a photo of Pierre's lovely gift too.... a delightful surprise for me. Smile

Bless you Pierre!
Mark


I should hire you as my agent ! BigGrin

Thanks Mark.

Pierre.
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Offline Sander van Wijk  
#48 Posted : 11 December 2012 09:07:03(UTC)
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Hi Pierre,

First of all; congratulations on the great progress made on your layout! Good to see you're putting everyting together to enjoy the hobby on a more permanent basis.



Thanks Sander. In fact, I am trying to because I often lack of time due a lot of projects at school and in aviation related activities.

BTW, you certainly recognize the locomotive of the second picture !

Groetjes.

Pierre.



Hi Pierre,

I sure do, hopefully you still enjoy it as much as you seem to do, judging by the pictures... :)

Regards,

Sander

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Offline igf2  
#49 Posted : 17 December 2012 14:27:27(UTC)
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Bonjour Pierre

Your layout looks nice. Just a question : do you have a lot of non Marklin locomotives. For example, I have seen a CN F7 which has never been issued by Marklin. Did you adapt them yourself for the Marklin system ?
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#50 Posted : 18 December 2012 23:24:30(UTC)
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Bonjour Pierre

Your layout looks nice. Just a question : do you have a lot of non Marklin locomotives. For example, I have seen a CN F7 which has never been issued by Marklin. Did you adapt them yourself for the Marklin system ?


Bonjour,

The CN F7 was built with genuine F7 Märklin parts with improved Athearn shells. I still have a project of a VIA Rail Canada F40PH, which will also be made of Märklin F7 parts, but it is stalled for years now due to a lack of time.

I can suggest the foolowing links to get some information on my conversions :

Conversion of cars on my previous model train website
Subjects on former forum

Maybe this will give you some ideas Wink !

Pierre.
Offline PierreGILLARD  
#51 Posted : 18 December 2012 23:27:15(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: PierreGILLARD Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Sander van Wijk Go to Quoted Post
Hi Pierre,

First of all; congratulations on the great progress made on your layout! Good to see you're putting everyting together to enjoy the hobby on a more permanent basis.



Thanks Sander. In fact, I am trying to because I often lack of time due a lot of projects at school and in aviation related activities.

BTW, you certainly recognize the locomotive of the second picture !

Groetjes.

Pierre.



Hi Pierre,

I sure do, hopefully you still enjoy it as much as you seem to do, judging by the pictures... :)

Regards,



Of Course I do enjoy it.

Thanks Sander.

Pierre.
Offline Mark5  
#52 Posted : 19 December 2012 06:48:50(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: PierreGILLARD Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: igf2 Go to Quoted Post
Bonjour Pierre

Your layout looks nice. Just a question : do you have a lot of non Marklin locomotives. For example, I have seen a CN F7 which has never been issued by Marklin. Did you adapt them yourself for the Marklin system ?


Bonjour,

The CN F7 was built with genuine F7 Märklin parts with improved Athearn shells. I still have a project of a VIA Rail Canada F40PH, which will also be made of Märklin F7 parts, but it is stalled for years now due to a lack of time.

I can suggest the foolowing links to get some information on my conversions :

Conversion of cars on my previous model train website
Subjects on former forum

Maybe this will give you some ideas Wink !

Pierre.


This is great Pierre!

I had not seen these older webpages of yours.
Perhaps I missed the link somewhere... if there is not yet, why not link the two train websites together?

Thanks for sharing this.
Mark

ps. We will have to shoot some train yards soon.
Any time over the holidays?



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Offline PierreGILLARD  
#53 Posted : 20 December 2012 00:18:56(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: MM-MarkMontreal Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: PierreGILLARD Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: igf2 Go to Quoted Post
Bonjour Pierre

Your layout looks nice. Just a question : do you have a lot of non Marklin locomotives. For example, I have seen a CN F7 which has never been issued by Marklin. Did you adapt them yourself for the Marklin system ?


Bonjour,

The CN F7 was built with genuine F7 Märklin parts with improved Athearn shells. I still have a project of a VIA Rail Canada F40PH, which will also be made of Märklin F7 parts, but it is stalled for years now due to a lack of time.

I can suggest the foolowing links to get some information on my conversions :

Conversion of cars on my previous model train website
Subjects on former forum

Maybe this will give you some ideas Wink !

Pierre.


This is great Pierre!

I had not seen these older webpages of yours.
Perhaps I missed the link somewhere... if there is not yet, why not link the two train websites together?

Thanks for sharing this.
Mark

ps. We will have to shoot some train yards soon.
Any time over the holidays?



Hello Mark,

One day, both websites will be merged ... Wink It is just a question of time as usual !

We can arrange some train photo sessions in the Montreal area later in January.

In the meantime, I wish you, your family and all members here a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2013 !

Pierre.

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Offline ulf999  
#54 Posted : 21 December 2012 20:27:46(UTC)
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Looks great Pierre!
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Offline PierreGILLARD  
#55 Posted : 22 December 2012 17:21:07(UTC)
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A brief update ...

As there was room remaining at the northern side of the layout, I have added a siding, which would be a better place to park the BUDD RDC and could also become later a small station for the shuttle service.

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Offline Loadmaster  
#56 Posted : 22 December 2012 18:19:13(UTC)
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I didn't know that Marklin offered a RDC car.

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Offline PierreGILLARD  
#57 Posted : 23 December 2012 03:02:48(UTC)
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I didn't know that Marklin offered a RDC car.

Rob


Hello Rob,

It is in fact a converted Proto 1000 model : click here Wink

Pierre.
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#58 Posted : 23 December 2012 05:49:30(UTC)
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I didn't know that Marklin offered a RDC car.

Rob


Hi Rob,

Pierre has done conversions for 3-rail Marklin by load-fulls enough for a loadmaster.
Some really lovely stuff. I will post some snapshots of his stuff below.

Much of it is not Marklin made, but converted for use on Marklin rails.
Pierre can give the details.

The first photo you see the mystery man behind the work.
There is another photo of the RDC car below.

Enjoy!
Mark

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#59 Posted : 23 December 2012 06:05:55(UTC)
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In this photo I show how he uses the space under his layout for movable storage units.
At first I thought they were loaded with rolling stock, but they are in fact boxes and boxes of photo slides.
If you have seen his photos of prototypes on other sites...
http://www.railpictures....howphotos.php?userid=579
....you will understand that arriving at those great photos by Pierre requires a lot of shooting.

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#60 Posted : 23 December 2012 06:17:28(UTC)
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Here is sample of Pierre and Louise's generosity.
A train party with all the trimmings.

- Two box cars converted to 3-rail as a unmerited gift to me.
(Thank you again Pierre, I was really touched by your gift. I will have to show them running sometime and thanks for the excuse for me to (eventually) get a North American Loco to run them. Wink )

- Fabulous meal for the train party guests with a lovely hostess who converts her sitting room into dining car for the evening.

I can't promise all of you will get his royal treatment, but I did feel honoured.
This was the first time I had met Pierre.

Peace and Merry Christmas to you Pierre and Louise!!

- Mark

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#61 Posted : 23 December 2012 06:32:56(UTC)
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Lastly here are a couple photos of the two of us fiddling with my Deutsche Post V60. I bought a standard V60 with this body via an ebay contact and then switched the DP body to it. It has the old style telex coupling (not close couplers) but with Pierre's MS the lights flicker. ...

We were wondering what the problem could be. I will have to test it again with my 6021, as I did not remember if the light flickered with my first trial, I was more interested in the telex coupling at the time. This seems like a neat feature, but couplers have to be adjusted to perfect heights to get a clean coupling. I guess I should start another thread to discuss that.

Once again, thanks Pierre for your time and care,
Best,
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#62 Posted : 23 December 2012 07:05:15(UTC)
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Hi Mark,

Thanks for the photo's. ThumpUp

Merry Christmas.

Ian.

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Offline AJH4  
#63 Posted : 03 January 2013 12:30:02(UTC)
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Very nice! Looks like a real busy yard!

Are there a couple of old Tyco rolling stock items in the mix?

Now that I have invested in Marklin, I still have some old rolling stock from Tyco (mid-70's) that I would like to keep and use in a North American set too. The Tyco engines don't run or run well after all these years (not a surprise for Tyco) and can't really be repaired easily so I thought I would convert the couplers over to Marklin loop couplers (at least on one side of a couple of them). Any suggestions? I think it is also correct to say that the Tyco synthetic/insulated wheels won't activate accessories, but that would be a project for another day (recommendations on that are appreciated as well).

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Offline PierreGILLARD  
#64 Posted : 05 January 2013 19:41:24(UTC)
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Very nice! Looks like a real busy yard!

Are there a couple of old Tyco rolling stock items in the mix?

Now that I have invested in Marklin, I still have some old rolling stock from Tyco (mid-70's) that I would like to keep and use in a North American set too. The Tyco engines don't run or run well after all these years (not a surprise for Tyco) and can't really be repaired easily so I thought I would convert the couplers over to Marklin loop couplers (at least on one side of a couple of them). Any suggestions? I think it is also correct to say that the Tyco synthetic/insulated wheels won't activate accessories, but that would be a project for another day (recommendations on that are appreciated as well).

AJH


Hello,

I actually only have one Tyco car : the Heinz car (in fact, it belongs to Louise Wink ).

I have used the following items to convert it to the Märklin system :

- Märklin trucks P/N 325700.
- Athearn structure P/N 16006.

But it is an expensive modification in regards with the price of the original car !

Pierre.
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Offline foumaro  
#65 Posted : 06 January 2013 18:06:03(UTC)
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I have just noticed the photos with american stuff Mark,congratulations,they are very nice.Love LOL
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Offline Mark5  
#66 Posted : 21 January 2013 04:43:18(UTC)
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I have just noticed the photos with american stuff Mark,congratulations,they are very nice.Love LOL


Hi Foumaro,

Congrats goes to Pierre for doing all the collecting... but it was fun taking the photos.

Now I have a few other North American boxcars that will need to be converted.
Pierre planted the seed for a new train consist.

Peace,
Mark

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Offline foumaro  
#67 Posted : 21 January 2013 08:42:27(UTC)
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Thank you for your reply.I am waiting for more nice pictures of the nice american cars and locos.They are my favorite.Love BigGrin
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Offline PierreGILLARD  
#68 Posted : 01 December 2013 20:34:01(UTC)
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Hello,

Back again with you after almost a year of silence about our North American layout. In fact, works have not really progressed due to my aviation activities. However, I have cut 1/4" plywood sheets to hold tracks at both ends of the future hidden station last Summer. I also have installed # 74444 digital motors and decoders on all turnouts of the southern part of the station.

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More recently, I have cut another 1/4" plywood sheet to make the southern ramp in one piece. I have added the Woodland Scenics Trackbeds for both parallel tracks on the ramp.

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Unfortunately, I will not be able to install the ramp prior to our Christmas Train Party, which will take place this Saturday. So, if there are members in the Montreal area on December 7th, you are invited !

Due to the alternance principle, the thematic of this year will be the European Trains. But due to a lack of tracks (!), I will only be able to run my Belgian rolling stock from Märklin and other brands such as Fleishmann, Jocadis, LS Models, Mehano, Roco, etc.

So, stay tuned; more to come soon !

Pierre.

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Offline Martin T  
#69 Posted : 02 December 2013 11:59:12(UTC)
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Hi Pierre!

Soo nice to hear from you again and to see progress with your layout. ThumpUp
Winter season is the train season for most of us. Smile

Regards / Martin T
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Offline PierreGILLARD  
#70 Posted : 02 December 2013 15:52:39(UTC)
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Hi Pierre!

Soo nice to hear from you again and to see progress with your layout. ThumpUp
Winter season is the train season for most of us. Smile



Definitively ! The question is always the available time to spend into that hobby. Bored

Thanks Martin.

Pierre.
Offline utkan  
#71 Posted : 04 December 2013 08:19:40(UTC)
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Hi Pierre.,

I love the lines which are full of American wagons....ThumpUp ThumpUp

Cheers,

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Offline PierreGILLARD  
#72 Posted : 07 December 2013 16:54:45(UTC)
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The 2013 Christmas Train Party is on the rails !

Our traditional Christmas Train Party will take place late this afternoon and tonight. The cake cooked by Louise is ready, but I haven't seen it yet ! It should be a surprise. As soon as it will be unveiled, I will post pictures !

Here are the first pictures of our North American layout with European trains :

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More pictures later Today or Tomorrow Cool

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Offline mmervine  
#73 Posted : 07 December 2013 18:05:38(UTC)
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Awesome...looking forward to this!!!BigGrin
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Offline PierreGILLARD  
#74 Posted : 07 December 2013 20:55:50(UTC)
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And here is the cake !

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And further pictures of the layout now :

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If you are in the area, feel free to come and see us ! Cool

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#75 Posted : 07 December 2013 22:01:26(UTC)
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Very nice photos, Pierre. I love the cake. It's very "Canadian". BigGrin Peter
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Offline foumaro  
#76 Posted : 08 December 2013 02:59:01(UTC)
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A great party and a great cake,butCrying no Americans this year.BigGrin I will expect the next year's party.LOL BigGrin
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Offline PierreGILLARD  
#77 Posted : 08 December 2013 20:16:22(UTC)
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Hello,

The 2013 edition of our Christmas Train Party was a great success. 17 persons were present. I also had a nice surprise with the visit of Mark Mervine from New Hampshire and one of his colleagues. Smile So we were three Marklin-users.net members at the event because Mark Venema was also there, I will now say "as usual"; this time he brought a VT.08 with him and we tested this beautiful train on my layout. ThumpUp One of my neighbours, who I recently met and is an American HO and N DCC specialist, visited us too. He was very interested to discover the Märklin AC system. He offered me an old vintage Märklin passenger car, which was an unexpected and very nice gift. All other guests where friends who are regulars. The buffet cooked by Louise and her sister Monique was excellent as was the cake (of course !) Razz

Here are some of the pictures taken during the Party :

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Click on the pictures !

Other pictures can be seen by clicking here. ThumpUp

So 2013 was a "Grand Cru". In 2014, we will be back with US trains in order to make Foumaro happy ! I hope that I will have completed more works on the layout in the meantime.

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Offline seatrains  
#78 Posted : 08 December 2013 22:52:10(UTC)
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Pierre, what a great party!BigGrin Louise did an excellent job on the cake!ThumpUp As always one of the things that I look forward to every year on this forum.
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Offline mmervine  
#79 Posted : 08 December 2013 22:57:11(UTC)
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It was great to be there in person! I happened to be in Montreal for work and was finally able to make it to Pierre and Louise's party. BigGrin
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Offline Mark5  
#80 Posted : 09 December 2013 01:58:47(UTC)
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Thanks so much to Pierre and Louise for your hospitality.

The cooking alone would have motivated me to return a second time,
but the great company and seeing all those Belgian trains was delightful.

Good also to meet the "other" Mark who happened to be in town and to see my VT 08 on the rails alongside of all the Belgian rolling stock.
Also good to hear other four sounds I hadn't heard since I only have a 6021.

Would love to know if they can be heard using alternate call number as mmervine suggested.

An annual train party is a great tradition.
Peace and good will to all!
Merry Christmas!
- Mark




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Offline foumaro  
#81 Posted : 09 December 2013 09:02:10(UTC)
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It is a dream for me to visit your country.I have seen a lot of videos and photos and i love the forests and generally the enviroment of Canada.If i ever make it,i will bring a train to run to this nice layout.My best wishes for you and all people you love.BigGrin LOL
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Offline PierreGILLARD  
#82 Posted : 09 December 2013 17:17:29(UTC)
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It is a dream for me to visit your country.I have seen a lot of videos and photos and i love the forests and generally the enviroment of Canada.If i ever make it,i will bring a train to run to this nice layout.My best wishes for you and all people you love.BigGrin LOL


You are always welcome !

The best places to see trains in Canada are located in Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper and Yoho National Park ... at 4000 Km from Montréal !

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Offline foumaro  
#83 Posted : 09 December 2013 17:23:13(UTC)
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Sometimes dreams became reality,you never know.RollEyes ThumpUp LOL Thank you very much Pierre.
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Offline PierreGILLARD  
#84 Posted : 10 December 2013 02:30:12(UTC)
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Sometimes dreams became reality,you never know.RollEyes ThumpUp LOL Thank you very much Pierre.


I sincerely wish that your dream becomes a reality.

Pierre.
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#85 Posted : 10 December 2013 11:04:56(UTC)
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Everything looks delicious, PierreDrool Drool ThumpUp....
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Offline ulf999  
#86 Posted : 13 December 2013 19:13:02(UTC)
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Looks great Pierre!
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Offline PierreGILLARD  
#87 Posted : 23 December 2013 21:46:09(UTC)
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Bagheera inspected the layout and trains this Saturday OhMyGod :

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Fortunately and amazingly, she touched nothing ! Smile

Merry Christmas to you all and your families !

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#88 Posted : 24 December 2013 12:08:27(UTC)
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Hi Pierre, yes, they rarely touch anything, and I've got cat-enary too! LOL

ps - My Black Jack says your girl is very pretty.

Happy holidays, Peter BigGrin
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Offline PierreGILLARD  
#89 Posted : 24 December 2013 22:56:19(UTC)
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Hi Pierre, yes, they rarely touch anything, and I've got cat-enary too! LOL

ps - My Black Jack says your girl is very pretty.

Happy holidays, Peter BigGrin


So Bagheera would like to meet Mr. Black Jack at our next Christmas Train Party ! Cool

Happy Holidays !

Pierre.
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Offline petestra  
#90 Posted : 25 December 2013 01:06:19(UTC)
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Hi Pierre, Thanks for the invite but I'm afraid that if you're looking for grand-kittens

that my Black Jack has had the "operation". LOL LOL Peter
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Offline alonso231gery  
#91 Posted : 25 December 2013 14:37:37(UTC)
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Thank you, very nice!!! ThumpUp ThumpUp ThumpUp
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I'm looking for the owner of that horse. He's tall, blonde, he smokes a cigar, and he's a pig!
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Offline steventrain  
#92 Posted : 25 December 2013 20:54:05(UTC)
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Nice pictures.ThumpUp
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#93 Posted : 18 February 2014 10:36:52(UTC)
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Prototypical serving suggestion for your layout? Yard in East St Louis, IL ‎(USA) - bird's eye view courtesy Bing Maps.
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#94 Posted : 29 March 2014 23:47:31(UTC)
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And another serving suggestion for a "janus-headed" approach. Since you are anyway building urban multi-storey houses...
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