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Author Topic: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)  (Read 2908 times)

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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #105 on: May 16, 2018, 09:12:01 pm »

Mods, have the wine smilies been laid down to age? :)

Sadly we must confess all wine has long since been turned in to water :-[

That is sacrilege sir! The elixir of life being treated like that.  :D
You know you're getting older when your mind makes commitments your body can't meet.

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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #106 on: May 16, 2018, 09:56:56 pm »
Was trying to reply to the most recent posts with something funny but Cana think of anything  :no:

I'll get my beret  :-[

Thank you all for the nice replies. Hope to have some train pics soon and show the bars etc. on the layout as think it would look better with just that rather than the 'lift out' bit in front them. Will see what you all think.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #107 on: May 16, 2018, 10:00:40 pm »
Fantastique mon ami, je souhaite boire du cidre breton ŕ la Cidrerie!

Looking forward to more pics.

Cheers  :beers:
« Last Edit: May 16, 2018, 10:01:55 pm by GreyWolf »

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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #108 on: May 17, 2018, 09:51:51 am »

Mods, have the wine smilies been laid down to age? :)

Sadly we must confess all wine has long since been turned in to water :-[

That is sacrilege sir! The elixir of life being treated like that.  :D

Unavoidable, I fear. Nature must take it's course and, at my age, more frequently.

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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #109 on: May 17, 2018, 10:28:01 pm »
 :hellosign: Not too late I hope to say excellent photos of superb looking buildings.  :thumbsup:
    regards Derek.

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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #110 on: May 19, 2018, 01:17:10 am »
Bonsoir mes amis,

Few more pics but probably not great as a bit rushed. With work, cooking, dog walking and drinking while looking at everyone else's posts I'm surprised anything gets done at all.

So, in light of that, nothing has really got done at all  :D.

The tunnel mouth for the old line (to be bricked up) which is now just a siding arrived ages ago. Have just plonked it in place to see what you think ie. does it work visually?. The plaster rocks need shaving so the two fit together properly....







Moving on, it seemed like a normal day at Trémargat St. Croix with the local railcar to Erquy waiting to depart...



However, due to the success of the Catalan Talgo (Barcelona - Geneva) and then the Barcelona Talgo (Barcelona - Paris) tests have been made on a new service from Barcelona to Port Regleun with connecting ferry services to Cornwall and Ireland.

The train normally has 8 coaches but only 6 today as the marshalling yard at St. Brieuc (my train room) is having a 'tidy up'...........










Hopefully more (and better) pics soon.

Cheers weave  :beers:



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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #111 on: May 19, 2018, 02:49:29 am »
Just had a look at this, sitting in the lobby of a hotel in Okayama.

It's really coming along!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #112 on: May 19, 2018, 06:22:34 am »
Tu faites de grands progrčs mon ami!

I think - once tinkered with - the two tunnel look excellent. Still love the sweep of the road coming down, matched by the curve of the sidings.

It must be low tide! Great to see the guide light at the harbour mouth. That's going to be a lot of 'water' to fill in!

Cheers  :beers:

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« Reply #113 on: May 19, 2018, 08:10:45 am »
Thank you Bealman and Greywolf,

It will be low tide sand similar to Erquy here.....

https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/picturesque-french-harbor-lighthouse-erquy-brittany-33429043

 Have said before I'll give that a go and if it all goes wrong scenically I can 'fill' with water. I suppose some thick polystyrene with ply on top, sealed, painted and magic water or the like on top. Haven't thought about it as don't want to  :).

Most of the boats I have, have got removable hulls. I just took them off so they wouldn't fall over. I'll need to make keels for the yachts and the things that hold them up at the sides (technical nautical term  :D). In other research photos the fishing boats seem chained to the harbour wall and lean against it or some are just on their side.

Couple more pics in bit as need to ask a question I asked before about the lift out section. Back soonish.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #114 on: May 19, 2018, 08:30:21 am »
I like it a lot.
I too like the sweeping curve of the road but does that right hand bit of wall (where it tapers) need to be a bit wider?  Just a thought.
And those tunnel mouths with the rocks really work well.
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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #115 on: May 19, 2018, 09:01:04 am »
Morning all,

Going back to an earlier post about whether the lift out section would make the harbour look too small. I think everyone said it wouldn't but after doing work on the bar/restaurant I think it looks nicer without it.

For some reason  :doh: I haven't got a picture of the buildings with the extra area of paving ie. lift out section in front of them but will do so later. What concerns me is besides it making the harbour look smaller that there would be too much going on. The plan was for a market and other things on different days. Can't think what's better.

Here are a couple of pics of the buildings in situ (with the Talgo on it's way to Port Regleun). The tables and chairs have been removed for easiness (stored inside, strong winds forecast  :))....







Thought I'd post anyway as have written it now. Will do a comparison later.

Opinions always welcome.

Merci et santé weave  :beers:

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« Reply #116 on: May 19, 2018, 09:22:48 am »
Hi Martin,

The wall curve looks worse than it is in the pics but yes, think it'll need adjusting. It's on the 'to do' list with the 'get the bus round this corner' sweep at the top.

I wish I had your modelling speed.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #117 on: May 19, 2018, 04:52:23 pm »
I think that double tunnel entrance with its curved walls is excellent, that nicely mirrors the opposite two tunnels - looking forward to seeing what you do with that weave.

Will you have a fish market somewhere?

My vote - which doesn't count - would be to have a garden/farmer's market out front of the hotel and pub!

Cheers  :beers:

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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #118 on: May 19, 2018, 05:51:56 pm »
Looking very good - you are making excellent progress.

Being the very sad, nit-picky person that I am, my only suggestion would be to do something to disguise the identical rock formations above the tunnel mouths, but I guess that is down as number 326 on the to-do list where it belongs.

En marche, mon ami, if that's not a political statement.  ;)

Cheers,

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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #119 on: May 19, 2018, 08:30:57 pm »
Coming on in leaps and bounds, or should that be glass by glass :)
I agree the tunnel mouths could do with a bit of modification to lessen the similarity.
Keep the quay as is, it will give a sense of activity.
Dog walking takes up valuable modeling  time, I know.
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