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Author Topic: "La Grève" [the pier] french inglenook with UK rolling stock.  (Read 209 times)

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"La Grève" [the pier] french inglenook with UK rolling stock.
« on: February 22, 2020, 11:36:18 AM »
Hello


pure Inglenook concept and game are not well known in France but i believe is a very good way to start or enjoy micro modelling.



After coming home from China, Getting back to the hobby I am going through the realization of a micro layout, containing almost everything: a flexible track length peco55 and 2 turnout of the same range.
I was thus able to validate my thought  about simple economic  control of the switch = steel wire + micro switch.


The power supply is integrated in the baseboard: a 3 amp 12 volt continuous PWM power supply,very cheap but not suitable for new generation loco, so i also bought a gaugemaster handle.

The uncouplers are homemade, in thin steel wire and brass tube with paper plate (yes) and I admit in all humility that it was my son who found the simplest expression of it and that's what which works best
small lead weights help the plates to come back flat.



For this layout, I (by taste) focused on a 2/3 era with extremely short rolling stock,


I call it the GREVE because it was inspired by the Tremblade pier station in Charente maritime), a station once dedicated for oyester business .


The scenic is not progressing quickly because I procrastinate a lot about it ... you must certainly know that.
but everything is functional and the kid is already playing with it.
« Last Edit: February 22, 2020, 12:39:35 PM by MonsieurE »

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Re: LA GREVE [the pier] french inglenook with UK rolling stock.
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2020, 12:35:21 PM »
Welcome to the forum from someone else who lives in France, between Poitiers and Limoges.

Enjoy your modelling, big Oaks from little acorns grow.
Building layout in attic - at last!!

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Re: "La Grève" [the pier] french inglenook with UK rolling stock.
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2020, 01:27:48 PM »
It's simple and it works. Who would want more? :thumbsup:

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Re: "La Grève" [the pier] french inglenook with UK rolling stock.
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2020, 06:06:54 PM »
For a moment I was worried that there wouldn't be much movement on your layout as "GREVE" also means 'industrial action" in French ;)

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Re: "La Grève" [the pier] french inglenook with UK rolling stock.
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2020, 07:16:48 PM »
Thanks for kind reply. And yes" la grève "is double meaning strike or pier.  But today some of the seagulls made as much noise {sing} as the engine. Last year I enjoy a tour into a 060 steam machine and I was quite surprise that steam engine isn't noisy at all compare to diesel or even tgv.
Anyway here is some footage of the unfinished layout
Casting a brand new gf c class :

 

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