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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!
Märklin C-track, Digital, ECoS, multi-era French & Swiss
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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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Online 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
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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Jeremy.

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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
HOac and Z scale running SBB/BLS Era IV-VUserPostedImage
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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

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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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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,

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 ?
Offline PierreGILLARD  
#50 Posted : 18 December 2012 23:24:30(UTC)
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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.
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