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Offline weave

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French station shrub planting (credit crunch)
« on: August 14, 2015, 05:18:35 AM »
Hi all,

Googling Brittany for layout detail ideas and saw this. Made me chuckle slightly.

 Normally the French are pretty good at station plantings with palm trees in the south and others in the north with  geranium hanging baskets and the like........

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/54751729

Bless someone, at least they made an effort.

Saying that prob 70 in Squires!

Adieu, weave

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Re: French station shrub planting (credit crunch)
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2015, 06:18:40 AM »
Was in Brittany for holidays this year with sadly no train experiences.
Didn't realise Roscoe had a station, even!

Did see one of those shiny trains at Dinan station though - quite surreal, within the run down deserted station. (failed to get to the railway museum in Dinan as well...)


No doubt someone can readily point me to a model of the train?

Thanks!

Donald

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Re: French station shrub planting (credit crunch)
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2015, 09:36:26 AM »
Un petit jardin de buffer :-X

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Re: French station shrub planting (credit crunch)
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2015, 10:40:14 AM »
Buffer....an awkward one to translate into French.........barriere ?
Someone more knowledgeable than I will come up with a better translation no doubt !
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: French station shrub planting (credit crunch)
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2015, 12:24:16 PM »
Looks like those sleepers are so rotten they need to use cac-ties instead. 

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Re: French station shrub planting (credit crunch)
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2015, 08:14:07 PM »
Buffer....an awkward one to translate into French.........barriere ?
Someone more knowledgeable than I will come up with a better translation no doubt !

The French for buffers (on railway vehicles) is tampon
KISS = Keep it simple stupid

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Re: French station shrub planting (credit crunch)
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2015, 08:21:08 PM »
 ??? ... :o ...  :-X :-X :-X

No, I ain't going there, will let NPN !!!

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Re: French station shrub planting (credit crunch)
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2015, 08:34:48 PM »
I weren't joking! I used to buy them for BR.
KISS = Keep it simple stupid

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Re: French station shrub planting (credit crunch)
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2015, 09:30:14 PM »
??? ... :o ...  :-X :-X :-X

No, I ain't going there, will let NPN !!!

 :no: :zippedmouth: :angel:

I weren't joking! I used to buy them for BR.

Steve's quite right (google it)

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Re: French station shrub planting (credit crunch)
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2015, 09:32:40 PM »
Was in Brittany for holidays this year with sadly no train experiences.
Didn't realise Roscoe had a station, even!

Did see one of those shiny trains at Dinan station though - quite surreal, within the run down deserted station. (failed to get to the railway museum in Dinan as well...)


No doubt someone can readily point me to a model of the train?

Thanks!

Donald


Mikadotrain but know nothing about them. Am sure Gordon will know.

https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://www.mikadotrain.fr/2010/11/x73500-en-version-tersncf.html&prev=search

Thanks for ruining my summer resolution of not even thinking about thinking about buying more rolling stock.

I only wanted a manky old plant and a woodwormed buffer.

Sante weave


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Re: French station shrub planting (credit crunch)
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2015, 10:08:32 PM »
Ta!
Luckily looks a bit long for my layout...

Donald

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Re: French station shrub planting (credit crunch)
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2015, 11:52:51 PM »
Proving once again that the French have 'style'.. Not exactly sure what kind of 'Style', but they certainly have it... :) :)

(BTW: This will totally confuse the 'there's no prototype for it' brigade, and probably cause a run on the 'el cheapo' shops where such plastic plants are usually sold as children's toys).
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