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Author Topic: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)  (Read 8332 times)

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Offline DaveGlew

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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #45 on: April 10, 2018, 06:20:39 pm »
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That setup all looks very promising, I particularly like the way you have the road coming off the top and into the station yard. I have similar cast tunnel mouths to yours and will be using them in a similar way on Charlport Junction so it's nice to see them in place.........looks like clearances need to be watched carefully.
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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #46 on: April 10, 2018, 08:39:36 pm »
You've made a great job of that road and surrounding cliffs. It's going to be an impressive layout when finished.  :thumbsup: I'm all for recycling. :)
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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #47 on: April 10, 2018, 10:59:20 pm »
Hi,

Thank you all for the replies.

Couple of things before Derek Bond-Caine (an expat now living in Brittany with a new job as a bus driver) begins his first descent down to la gare.

Firstly, I was pondering whether to buy another rock/tunnel mouth and have it to the left of the one that's there, either as a dummy, maybe a goods line, or bricked up from the old metric line (mentioned before) or potential useable line in the future. Wasn't sure if too much? What do you think? (remember there will be a twin tunnel mouth at the other end of the platform)...







Had other questions ie. advice but lost me bit of paper (no memory man).

While I think of it though, the harbour will be based very loosely on about 25 Brittany harbours that I have googled  :doh: and 3 I've visited. Sauzon is lovely but do you think the lighthouse (I have two) is a bit overpowering as there won't be that many buildings that side? It's not that big a place but bigger than TSC...

http://www.dronestagr.am/port-de-sauzon-belle-ile-en-mer-bretagne-france-3/

OK. Moving on. Some pics.

A local train from Loudéac to Erquy waits patiently for the bus from Lamballe via Planguenoual....






I haven't seen these pics as too small but Derek (hope you don't mind Cornish Yorkie) will get there somehow and on time...





















I think that's a  :claphappy: although forgetting that the station bus stop area hasn't been built yet I think the exhaust would have gone for a Burton on the bottom curve. C'est la vie.

Thanks for looking and advice always welcome.

Cheers et Santé weave  :beers:
« Last Edit: April 11, 2018, 09:17:12 am by weave »

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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #48 on: April 11, 2018, 06:21:56 am »
Firstly, I was pondering whether to buy another rock/tunnel mouth and have it to the left of the one that's there, either as a dummy, maybe a goods line, or bricked up from the old metric line (mentioned before) or potential useable line in the future.


I think that's a  :claphappy: although forgetting that the station bus stop area hasn't been built yet I think the exhaust would have gone for a Burton on the bottom curve.

Looking good. 1). Personally, I like the "intrigue" of disused lines so I would vote yes to a disused tunnel to add that bit of history but agree it could look very "samey" if you have them at both ends. Can you change the other end perhaps?

2) That was some manoeveur for the bus - maybe add a gravel trap at the bottom of the hill  :o
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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #49 on: April 11, 2018, 06:43:22 am »
Yes, definitely another tunnel portal, althugh not necessarily in use.  I do like the bus's descent (the apostrophe is quite tricky here, but I think it is correct in this case https://essayinfo.com/sguides/possessives.php).
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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #50 on: April 11, 2018, 07:20:40 am »
You could have it half bricked up with Henry looking out  :D ;)
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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #51 on: April 11, 2018, 07:34:42 am »
Lovely. Yes a bricked up tunnrl portal gets my vote.
Derek B-C is doing a fine job with that bus.
This is going to be a lovely layout.
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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #52 on: April 11, 2018, 07:38:21 am »
You could have it half bricked up with Henry looking out  :D ;)

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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #53 on: April 11, 2018, 10:23:15 am »
I must say it is a very impressive small layout 'agent zig-zag'! I love the idea of "the bit in front of the buildings will be a lift out section of quay with different replaceable sections, various scenarios (market day, Celtic music festivals etc.).". Might have to nick that idea!  >:D

My vote also goes for a bricked up tunnel to add even more intrigue! AND the little lighthouse ... my hometown had one like it at the end of the outer most pier.

Watching with interest ... and thanks for the photos!

Cheers  :beers:

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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #54 on: April 11, 2018, 11:29:40 am »
It's all looking very good indeed, Chris. Thanks a lot for all the photos. The road surface has turned out particularly well. With very little turning space at the very top, that road descent is a very considerable test of any driver of a long vehicle!

My vote also goes for another rock/tunnel mouth to the left of the one that's there, bricked up from an old line closed due to a cave-in in the tunnel caused by an unstable cliff.

I also like where you've placed the station building.

If you can fit a lighthouse in, please, do.

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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #55 on: April 11, 2018, 11:34:03 am »
I agree, a bricked up tunnel would add intrigue and perhaps make the location appear larger than it really is as what was perhaps once a junction with freight going through the tunnel on a regular basis to an industry beyond that now no longer needs the rail link.

Having a fake tunnel would make use of the siding for storing wagons look odd as you're blocking a running line.

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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #56 on: April 11, 2018, 11:53:45 am »
@railsquid knows all about this!
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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #57 on: April 11, 2018, 03:42:09 pm »
Two bricked-up tunnels.


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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #58 on: April 11, 2018, 03:56:13 pm »
Two bricked-up tunnels.


layout-2015-09-22 by Rail Squid, on Flickr


Thank you! You have given me an idea for my layout. Solves a problem I have been scratching away at for some time.  :)

Cheers,

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Re: Trémargat St. Croix (a small Brittany fishing harbour)
« Reply #59 on: April 11, 2018, 05:33:34 pm »
Ah, yes, legendary German wartime train full of gold and art buried in what is now Poland but was once part of Germany.

 

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