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Author Topic: L'esprit de Lavaux  (Read 5874 times)

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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #180 on: June 12, 2019, 11:03:55 AM »
Hi GreyWolf,

I watched the video about an hour ago and was going to say that I preferred the sub gare building to the right and not opposite the main building so that gets my vote.


I agree with weave, but leave the sub gare loose. Move it around from time to time, your favourite will place emerge.

Alec.


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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #181 on: June 12, 2019, 12:39:13 PM »
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That's an excellent little film; thank you very much.
The kit appeared to go together well and you have made a jolly nice job of it.
I agree that the third configuration looks best and will show off your trains to good effect.
Congratulations on a splendid pair of buildings.
And thank you for the inspiration for me to get started on Poppingham's station building!
Best wishes.
John

Thanks for the kind encouragement John, and I'll be watching for the station building at Poppingham's with great interest!

Cheers  :beers:

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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #182 on: June 12, 2019, 12:45:50 PM »
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Hi GreyWolf,

... I preferred the sub gare building to the right and not opposite the main building so that gets my vote.

By the way, which model is that please?

Cheers weave  :beers:

Hi, weave, me too re the position of the sub gare!

The model is this one:
https://www.auhagen-shop.de/product_info.php?info=p254_radeburg-station.html

It was quite a nice build, but I must remember to wash the kits before starting to paint ... I'm just too eager to get into it ... as can be seen on the 'window frames'!

Cheers  :beers:

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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #183 on: June 12, 2019, 12:52:00 PM »
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Quote from: port perran
My vote goes for the sub gare opposite the main building.
Martin

I agree with Martin but think the ramp being behind the building is somewhat pointless (and labour intensive), so would opt for the ramp close to the track.

Thanks, NPN and PP (Martin); that is the more proto arrangement - just not sure I can fit TWO platforms in the space there. Might have to try running some trains through the scene to see.

Cheers  :beers:

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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #184 on: June 12, 2019, 12:56:24 PM »
Quote from: Invicta Alec
I agree with weave, but leave the sub gare loose. Move it around from time to time, your favourite place will emerge.
Alec.

Good idea Alec, it will probably take me some time to get near a final placement, so 'tinkering' is definitely the way to go!

Cheers  :beers:

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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #185 on: June 12, 2019, 02:36:32 PM »
Quote from: Newportnobby

Quote from: port perran
My vote goes for the sub gare opposite the main building.
Martin

I agree with Martin but think the ramp being behind the building is somewhat pointless (and labour intensive), so would opt for the ramp close to the track.

Thanks, NPN and PP (Martin); that is the more proto arrangement - just not sure I can fit TWO platforms in the space there. Might have to try running some trains through the scene to see.

Cheers  :beers:

Passengers out one side (onto the platform) and goods out the other and manhandled onto the ramp of the sub gare :D

Quote from: Invicta Alec
I agree with weave, but leave the sub gare loose. Move it around from time to time, your favourite place will emerge.
Alec.

Good idea Alec, it will probably take me some time to get near a final placement, so 'tinkering' is definitely the way to go!

Cheers  :beers:

Surely that would involve a whole family of poltergeists :worried:

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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux - Garden Center
« Reply #186 on: June 22, 2019, 09:05:29 AM »
My parents-in-law are keen gardeners and allotmenteers! So they were very happy to find this Faller model for me to add to the layout:








While I like the greenhouses and beddings, I'm not so convinced by the house and garage ... just don't think they fit in a 'garden center'. I may put the greenhouses etc on the 'Town' side of the layout and add the house and garage to the small hamlet above Grandvaux Gare.

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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #187 on: June 22, 2019, 11:12:54 AM »
Greywolf,

do the plants and flowers come as part of the kit? If not where did you get them from?

Alec.
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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #188 on: June 22, 2019, 12:18:06 PM »
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do the plants and flowers come as part of the kit? If not where did you get them from?
Alec.

Hi Alec,

Yup the 'plants' are a multi-coloured (plastic) material that comes in a small bag. Way too much to be used in the greenhouses (I thought). And I think some green 'foliage/grass' material might also have come with it.

This was quite a simple kit to build ... which was just as well since the instructions were wrong!
[Many parts were simply not included in the instructions.]

Cheers  :beers:

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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #189 on: June 22, 2019, 12:32:22 PM »
I really, really like those greenhouse buildings and the  greenery etc really adds to it.
Youíve made a fine job of that. Itís something I may consider. Hmmmm.

Martin
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #190 on: Yesterday at 09:41:40 AM »
I thought these might be a better fit for the Garden Center shops?




There is a third, smaller one that I think I'll use as a vine-hut on the other side.

Cheers  :beers:

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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #191 on: Yesterday at 09:57:03 AM »
I have to say it looks much like the 'information centres' you see in some bigger garden centres where you can try to find the plant expert who is usually nowhere to be seen as he/she is busy dodging having to answer questions.

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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #192 on: Today at 07:59:27 AM »
The greenhouses look really good, and I agree that the later version of the shops look much better than those supplied with the kit.  :beers:

 

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