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Author Topic: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)  (Read 6914 times)

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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #75 on: April 17, 2018, 01:23:06 am »
Coming along nicely. The harbour looks fine to me as it is.

I like the lighthouse!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #76 on: April 17, 2018, 01:32:34 am »
Looking great Weave. I like the lift-out section and the possibility of micro scene changes there. The harbour is still a sizable proportion of the layout and doesn't look unbalanced or any less convincing. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #77 on: April 17, 2018, 02:54:47 am »
Hi There,

Really enjoying following along with this. Some great work there on an interesting project.

This link may interest and help you. It is the harbour I live at, with pics and plans of moorings, boats, pubs etc, along with info and history of the railway line (Harbour Tramway

http://www.weymouth-harbour.co.uk/

My house is just on the harbour, so I can easily get measurements or photos for you.

All best wishes
Kevin

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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #78 on: April 17, 2018, 03:35:44 am »
You live in a really cool location there, Kevin!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

May have to stop by on my next trip!
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« Reply #79 on: April 17, 2018, 06:36:38 am »
 :thankyousign:
Looking good and proportional to me.... after all it is a model railway not a model of the English Channel  :)
Loving watching it progress.
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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #80 on: April 17, 2018, 07:06:25 am »
I would say that I have seen smaller harbours in real life...

Cozy little village. Invites to sit down and drink some cidre or a croissant with a coffee
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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #81 on: April 17, 2018, 07:10:17 am »
Bonjour Weave. Harbour looks good, big enough even with the changeable scenic section. I’ve just got back from Honfleur, inner harbour there didn’t look any bigger than yours will be.  :beers:

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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #82 on: April 17, 2018, 08:15:18 am »
Harbour looks really good Weave.
Keep the momentum going.
Talking about croissant with coffee at the harbourside sounds very appealing - perhaps we’ll mosy over to Porthtowan this morning and sit outside.
Oh.....wait.......it’s pouring down and blowing a hoolie-perhaps another day.
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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #83 on: April 17, 2018, 08:19:55 am »
Not too small at all. I think you could have gotten away with it if it was smaller, in fact!

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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #84 on: April 17, 2018, 09:07:10 am »
As in so much with model railways, a little bit of selective compression can actually enhance the scene.  I'm sure must of us have seen something modelled to exact scale that ended up looking wrong.  As your harbour is a lovely secondary feature that will lead one's eyes to the trains (the primary feature of the layout), I think the size is correct.  If you make sure that smaller vessels are in the harbour, all will be tickety-boo, I think.  Just like North Berwick!

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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #85 on: April 17, 2018, 09:55:34 am »
Thank you all,

Am still trying to get my head around scale. When I built the road, downstairs in the kitchen I thought it was too big and now, on the layout, I think it's too small but it could be just right. I don't think Kato track helps as forgetting it's code 80 it looks massive until the sides are upped.

Anyway, forgot to put a pic of Erquy, one of my research harbours, to give a very loose feel to what I might achieve...

https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-brittany-erquy-harbour-2352888.html

Also, I mentioned North Berwick for harbour size and found this. Brought back memories. Used to stay in one of the cottages to the right behind the harbour. Sorry, that's really for me so I don't lose it but also more reference. I don't remember it not raining though  :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNbcLQ8uQM

The jetty/pier bit is for the Bass Rock tourist boat at low tide so will have a similar thing (although you wont see it) for the Ile de Guin ferry (cut through in the harbour wall). As I said before if the low tide sanding goes badly wrong I can fill with water and the little ferry will make an appearance.

Now need to think how to scenic break round past the houses to their left  :hmmm:

Cheers again weave  :beers:

EDIT. Youtube didn't like that. Will try again later.

EDIT. Got it....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNbcLQ8uQM0
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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #86 on: April 17, 2018, 10:07:33 am »
Yep, not here either on me phone.

Was looking forward to that as my dad used to take me there as a kid.  :beers:
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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #87 on: April 17, 2018, 10:48:59 am »
I really like the way it's shaping up, Weave.
Just a little concerned about the siding nearest the harbour lacking a bit of support :uneasy:

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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #88 on: April 17, 2018, 11:25:41 am »
I really like the way it's shaping up, Weave.
Just a little concerned about the siding nearest the harbour lacking a bit of support :uneasy:

You worried about trains going for a swim Nobby?

Harbour size looks like a small quaint fishing harbour that has perhaps seen busier days when everything was done by hand and smaller boats than currently yet soldiers on.

My in-laws live in Soller, Mallorca, and we'll often walk down to the port which is partly a military base on one side (never seen a naval vessel there) and old fishing harbour, you can see how it's been enlarged to facilitate the tourist industry with many boats from many nations birthing there for a few days before moving on again.

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Port+de+S%C3%B3ller,+Balearic+Islands,+Spain/@39.7964349,2.6931013,461m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x1297e5fb2f048597:0xa02af717f573e60!8m2!3d39.7951743!4d2.6974736

This does make the total area of the harbour larger than it once was.

In contrast we have Scarborough https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Scarborough+Harbour/@54.2828143,-0.3924324,367m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x487f47959f9517ef:0x33e9443811e5e1d7!8m2!3d54.2833127!4d-0.3920279

which is still quite small.

Perhaps there's a bit more harbour or dry dock etc the other side of the break with the lighthouse on it?

I think the harbour looks good, large enough certainly for a coastal fishing vessel or two or a coastal freight to be served?

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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #89 on: April 17, 2018, 11:37:45 am »
He's usually fretting over a loco going off the baseboard edge  :D
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