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Author Topic: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)  (Read 4331 times)

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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #60 on: April 11, 2018, 08:51:01 pm »
Yes to a bricked up tunnel and a light house. On the left of the road bend there is a gap between the road and rock face. Could you extend the road to the rock face. It would give more room for the buses to turn and it would look better in my humble opinion. Alternatively smaller buses.
Could Cornish Yorkie write a tutorial on how to turn buses in a confined space?  :D
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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #61 on: April 11, 2018, 11:09:31 pm »
Near where I live there is a torturous mountain road called Macquarie Pass. There is an extremely tight hairpin bend near the top where buses have to make multiple reversing maneuvers to negotiate it.

It becomes extremely interesting when they meet a massive semitrailer coming in the other direction!

You get beautiful views of the coast from up there though  :worried:
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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #62 on: April 11, 2018, 11:50:24 pm »
Yes to a bricked up tunnel and a light house. On the left of the road bend there is a gap between the road and rock face. Could you extend the road to the rock face. It would give more room for the buses to turn and it would look better in my humble opinion. Alternatively smaller buses.
Could Cornish Yorkie write a tutorial on how to turn buses in a confined space?  :D

Bus turntable. Very popular in Japan which is full of confined spaces ;)

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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #63 on: April 12, 2018, 12:49:55 am »
That's pretty cool!
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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #65 on: April 12, 2018, 07:59:28 am »
Me phone won't translate! What am going to do next month? Eek!  :uneasy:
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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #66 on: April 12, 2018, 08:01:57 am »
Sorry, weave.... major thread hijack. Back to your marvellous project!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #67 on: April 12, 2018, 10:07:55 am »
Hi Bealman. No hijack worries mate. Good luck with your translating. French is hard enough.

Thank you for the Macquarie Pass post. Bit of research done....

https://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/3878130/macquarie-pass-plans-in-the-pipeline/

All good excuses why the Brittany metric railway was built in the first place and the SNCF kept it on, making it standard gauge.

Cheers weave  :beers:


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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #68 on: April 12, 2018, 10:12:29 am »
Awesome! That's the one, buddy!  :thumbsup: :beers:
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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #69 on: April 12, 2018, 11:30:40 am »
Hi all,

Thanks for the earlier replies.

Laurence, don't worry about the grammar, I spelt (or is it spelled  ;)) descent, decent in my post. Have corrected it.

The second tunnel mouth has been ordered. I think I've got something to brick it up with (gold to be stashed with Henri).

Will try and make the road turn at the top slightly bigger if I can get the join to look neat. Grey gravel with white painted safety boulders could be an option?

Need to work on the back and right hand side of the layout for a while now or I'll get too bogged down and lose my escargotslow momentum.

Cheers weave  :beers:


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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #70 on: April 12, 2018, 11:52:38 am »
No, don't lose momentum.

Why not leave the scenery up the back for a while and concentrate on the harbour itself?
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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #71 on: April 12, 2018, 11:59:17 am »
Hi Weave
This is looking great so keep the momentum going if you can.
I look forward to seeing your updates.
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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #72 on: April 12, 2018, 03:20:54 pm »
Hi George (I think) and Martin,

Momentum cogs are still working. What I mean is that I'm the sort of person that spends weeks worrying about the bus and then nothing else gets done. So now, I have some sort road access (needing refining) but that can wait.

The next process is the harbour so it's the back wall and right hand side where the hotel/bars will be. This includes the lift out section in front of the bars for a market and other things. It'll be in 3 sections so again I can work on it downstairs.

Hope to make a start on the wood this afternoon and see what people think. I'm not good at visualising things til they're done so we'll see. Also I don't want to lose too much of the actual harbour (boat) area.

Think correct pic to explain. I'll leave the area behind the buildings to the right as not sure if more buildings or church and graveyard or more rocks and gorse etc.




Best get a sawing and a gluing and hope the layout will be liftable when all the bits eventually get stuck down  :worried:

Cheers weave  :beers:
« Last Edit: April 12, 2018, 03:31:23 pm by weave »

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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #73 on: April 12, 2018, 10:29:19 pm »
 :hellosign: Wow, just catching up & lots going on Chris, looking really good. The hair-pin bend on the hill would be an interesting challenge, but we can`t keep the train waiting. A bricked up/ disused tunnel mouth always has intruige & a lighthouse is always a nice feature. Looking forward to next update
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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #74 on: April 17, 2018, 12:33:19 am »
Bonsoir again,

Been working on the harbour with German town houses losing 2 floors to become slightly Brittany fishing harbouresque houses but might have a problem re. making the actual harbour too small?

All a bit boring but some pics to explain. Heavily wooded construction but keeps the levels right with everything else for building the front up re. tables/chairs for the bars. The corner one needs the pavement removing which is why it's not like the others.









Lift out section for market day and other things....







Possible problem. Without lift out section....



With it...



Showing my workings, but the question is with an overview, do you think I'm making the harbour too small?...(put a few boats in for scale)....








I make it 240 ft in real terms from the edge of the lift out section to the lighthouse. The harbour at North Berwick, where I spent a lot of my childhood is only between 270 and 300 ft long according to Google so might get away with it  :hmmm:.

Prob hard to tell in the pics but any input always appreciated.

Merci et santé weave  :beers:

 

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