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Author Topic: Port Regleun IV - A new hope  (Read 2245 times)

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Re: Port Regleun IV - A new hope
« Reply #60 on: June 10, 2019, 09:52:06 PM »
Steam and a green diesel. What more could anyone want? :)

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Re: Port Regleun IV - A new hope
« Reply #61 on: June 10, 2019, 10:02:05 PM »
 :hellosign:   :greatpicturessign:  Thanks Chris, all looking really excellent. A good idea for the main terminal at the end & a small transfer building alongside the ferry  :beers:
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Re: Port Regleun IV - A new hope
« Reply #62 on: June 13, 2019, 08:41:20 AM »
Hi all,

Have had rethink as it didn't really make sense the way round everything was. So, the new plan, at the moment, is to keep the little harbour as a tide out fishing harbour with a station, so sort of as was, but without such a big station building (not that way round either) and no ferries.....

20190602_180207 by Christopher Weaver, on Flickr

Originally the layout was going to be around the room but thought that trains could go out and come back with the benefit of a reverse loop (will have to sort the electrickery  :worried:) from the RHS of the window across an estuary bridge in front of the window to here....

20190602_180314 by Christopher Weaver, on Flickr


Along the seafront, maybe a beach, to the small fishing harbour station with then the branch line here......

20190609_213920 by Christopher Weaver, on Flickr .....

protruding out into the sea (causeway and bridges) along this bit, across the room door and round to the ferry terminal like the old Liner terminal at Le Verdon (pics 17 - 20 and 22) (not as big though  :))....

https://medoc-notizen.eu/pointe-de-grave

I can then make the ferry terminal in one removable, self contained piece as we will move at some point. It gets rid of tide problems and I think the mainland bit will look better and make more sense. All ferries will depart from there including the train ferry so planning to be done. It can be in a basin for stability.

Hope makes sense, might draw a map. It shouldn't have but it has been doing my head in for weeks. Am a lot happier with the idea now but please feel free to add any thoughts and criticisms (I wont be offended, there's always a bottle of Calvados on standby  :D).

Cheers weave  :beers:

PS. This is more reference for me but some French maritime pics...

http://www.frenchlines.com/collections/photographies3/




« Last Edit: June 13, 2019, 08:49:47 AM by weave »

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Re: Port Regleun IV - A new hope
« Reply #63 on: June 13, 2019, 11:30:50 AM »
 :hellosign:   :greatpicturessign: Interesting changes Chris, & a clever piece of future proofing for the ferry terminal. Look forward to further updates
       regards Derek   :beers:

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Re: Port Regleun IV - A new hope
« Reply #64 on: June 13, 2019, 11:33:37 AM »
Sounds a good plan Chris.
Itís best to be really happy with your plan before you get too far into construction.
I presume this solves any problem with access to the room?

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Re: Port Regleun IV - A new hope
« Reply #65 on: June 14, 2019, 07:20:37 AM »
:hellosign:   :greatpicturessign: Interesting changes Chris, & a clever piece of future proofing for the ferry terminal. Look forward to further updates
       regards Derek   :beers:

Yes, if a house move occurs in the future then modular is the way to go. Thinking very long term... if everything is modular could you make it so that the modules go together in different orders? Multiple layouts from one set of modules! Sorry, thatíll probably require a lot of thought (and Calvados).   :beers:

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Re: Port Regleun IV - A new hope
« Reply #66 on: June 14, 2019, 04:03:38 PM »
Hi Chris (Weave), belated thanks for these excellent photos. with accompanying text updates. The two UK Loading Gauge CIWL "Pullmans" shown: Blue and White CIWL Pullman 4161 and Blue CIWL Dining Car 3360 have indeed been released from the Oostende CIWL workshops and are due to be followed by a UK Loading Gauge TOUROPA Couchette Car, too. One of the airbraked only (through vacuum brake pipes) BR Grey "Ferry" "Tube" wagons recently transferred to Cornwall and Devon has also been sent for trials but by the train ferry.

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Re: Port Regleun IV - A new hope
« Reply #67 on: June 16, 2019, 09:14:26 PM »
Hi all,

Have been playing around with the new concept fishing harbour to see what looks right.

The station building is the same as the one at Sant Pau de Mar (Izaro layout for those who don't know) as I have two of them and this one is based on the terminus station at Roscoff in Brittany....

https://www.roscoff-quotidien.eu/RoskoSNCF.htm


In the following pics nothing is really right as in I need more platforms and they need lowering and other things raising etc. Also, the station looks too small with the buildings in some pics but I think with canopies as in the pic above it'll look OK.

Have added the buildings from the no longer existing Trťmargat St. Croix layout although they are missing tables and chairs that were nicked from the lot opposite  :).

The loco runaround is more prototypical although not like Roscoff with the three tracks. Middle two tracks are for terminating passenger trains, the line by the sea for train ferry and boat trains (train ferry coaches normally shunted from the rear of trains which have terminated in the centre tracks) and the quayside line for mainly freshly caught fish.

I might extend the wall at the back of the harbour and move the larger buildings and quayside along in front of the station thus creating a scenic break to the house wall ie. fishing boat harbour entrance behind a building.

Had hoped to do some train pics too but Flickr and my computer have been playing up. Anyway, I'm confusing myself now so here are the pics......

20190616_180936 (1) by Christopher Weaver, on Flickr


20190616_181013 (1) by Christopher Weaver, on Flickr


20190616_181027 (1) by Christopher Weaver, on Flickr


More in a minute. Neighbour's just come round and again I know I'll lose what I've done.

Cheers weave  :beers:






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Re: Port Regleun IV - A new hope
« Reply #68 on: June 16, 2019, 09:35:25 PM »
Hi again,

Neighbour still here, long story, but just to say the platform underpasses won't be there (platform from a previous layout) and walls for round the protruding house wall are on order.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Port Regleun IV - A new hope
« Reply #69 on: June 16, 2019, 09:58:46 PM »
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign:
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts with a very nice update Chris, really starting to look very very good   :thumbsup:
     regards Derek.   :beers:

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Re: Port Regleun IV - A new hope
« Reply #70 on: June 17, 2019, 06:05:46 AM »
Thanks Derek.

Hi all,

Long delay but few more pics....

20190616_181036 (1) by Christopher Weaver, on Flickr


20190616_181057 (1) by Christopher Weaver, on Flickr


20190616_181130 (1) by Christopher Weaver, on Flickr


20190616_181159 (1) by Christopher Weaver, on Flickr


20190616_181222 (1) by Christopher Weaver, on Flickr


20190616_181346 (1) by Christopher Weaver, on Flickr


20190616_181351 (1) by Christopher Weaver, on Flickr


I wasn't going to use Kato platforms originally but had some so for financial reasons it made sense. Next job is to cut the cork away from where they are going to lower them and cut some wood for where the station building is for  it and the car park thus releasing another two sections of platform which it's on at the moment.

It all does look better in real life, honest  :).

All a bit boring but will do train pics this week which hopefully will be more interesting.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Port Regleun IV - A new hope
« Reply #71 on: June 17, 2019, 08:20:36 AM »
Thanks Chris, looks good.
Could we see an overview of the full layout at some time.
Maybe youíve done that and if so apologies - Iíve only just got up!

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Re: Port Regleun IV - A new hope
« Reply #72 on: June 17, 2019, 08:47:59 AM »
Hi Martin,

I've only done two sides of it so far so station throat, where the boxes are, with future bridge in front of window top right...

20190602_180305 by Christopher Weaver, on Flickr

Panning left to the fishing harbour and station.....

20190616_181013 (1) by Christopher Weaver, on Flickr


Then branch line to future ferry terminal on other side of room....

20190609_213920 by Christopher Weaver, on Flickr


That's all I've done so far I'm afraid.

Hope you can visualise it and future plans. Must draw a diagram and a map.

Cheers weave  :beers:





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Re: Port Regleun IV - A new hope
« Reply #73 on: June 17, 2019, 08:49:30 AM »
Thanks Chris
That makes sense now.

Martin
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Re: Port Regleun IV - A new hope
« Reply #74 on: June 17, 2019, 07:09:39 PM »
Thanks for the latest photos., Chris (Weave). I really like the overall look of this new layout. I think it could be very atmospheric. I think the "Chelsea Girls" will be paying a visit before long. 8-)

 

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