Moules de chez Sebastien / mussels for MOMING 2013

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Moules de chez Sebastien / mussels for MOMING 2013

Postby franckcombe » Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:34 pm

We (3 members of the mksb club near Paris) are starting a new layout in gn15.

the name is "Moules de chez Sébastien " or sebastien's mussels for the MOMING 2013 challenge.

I convert 2 members of my club :wink: to gn15.

We share the job : Erwan and Jean-paul build the layout and me I work on the rolling stocks and the locos.

Erwan find the idea of mussel business in the french mediterranean sea in the pond of Thau

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:10 pm

love the idea, and know the area, although have not had time to travel on that side of the lake(a bit bigger than a pond) yet. Unfortunately the view from the opposite bank is blocked by the main railway line, which is one of the routes I use.
Roughly the part of France my APA modules are representing(apart from the Channel Bridge, which I suppose could just be a bridge anywhere).
Hopefully will see it at the exhibition, and good to see you are converting more people to Gn15.
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Postby Brack » Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:08 pm

Looks a really nice little scene.

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Re: Moules de chez Sebastien / mussels for MOMING 2013

Postby Glen A » Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:00 pm

franckcombe wrote:I convert 2 members of my club :wink: to gn15.

Well done! :wink:

I like the layout idea. Something different that we haven't seen before.
Erwan and Jean-paul have done a great job of weathering the wood on the jetty. It looks just the right amount of 'old'.

I'm looking foward to seeing this progess.

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Postby Boghopper » Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:29 pm

Lovely idea Franck. Coincidentally, I designed something similar. It was called Ramshorn pier, inspired by Goathorn Pier on Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour and also Neil Rusby's Shell Island.

Like so many ideas, it never got further than the drawing board but did appear on Carl Arendts site: http://carendt.us/scrapbook/page35/index.html
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Postby franckcombe » Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:28 pm

Ramshorn pier is a nice idea too.

I was a fan of carl arend't site.

some progress was made on the crane.

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Postby franckcombe » Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:29 am

Erwan and Jean-paul have made progresses on he layout. We actually test the way to do the sea.

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Postby franckcombe » Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:01 pm

We have made some progress. We need to install now the backdrop and made the sea with resin.


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Postby demaine22 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:13 am

Nice work Franck, you chaps are doing sterling work! The detail on the building is excellent, and the stock is looking nice and rugged!

What are the dimensions of the layout?

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Postby franckcombe » Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:04 pm

The layout measures 80 cm by 30 cm (it's a micro layout).

The overall view

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The rolling stocks from peper 7 fit with kadee couplers (efficient but not design and not very elegant to this kind of wagons)

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The crane from erwan

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The logo designs by Erwan

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Postby demaine22 » Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:13 pm

Thank you for the extra info Franck! Love the extra photos too!
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Postby franckcombe » Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:07 am

Erwan has installed yesturday the backdrop.


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Postby rue_d_etropal » Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:59 am

nice background, is it a photo. My experience with photo backgrounds has been that they don't look quite right when photographed, but this works well.
Mind you I haven't seen sky that grey down in that part of France. A part of France which can expect over 300 days of sunshine(?) a year.
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Postby lenelg » Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:58 pm

Franck,
I love the no-nonsense industrial look of your layout. With a location like that, it would have been so easy to model a cute, touristy operation, but you avoided that trap!

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Postby franckcombe » Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:40 pm

rue_d_etropal wrote:nice background, is it a photo. My experience with photo backgrounds has been that they don't look quite right when photographed, but this works well.
Mind you I haven't seen sky that grey down in that part of France. A part of France which can expect over 300 days of sunshine(?) a year.


It's a photo of the true site.

We usually used photos as backdrop, the effect is always superb if you choose it carrefully.

For the painting, you need to be a true artist to succeed it.

The color of sky of the backdrop is a clear blue like in the reality. Here, on the photo, the sky appears in grey because of the light and the poor quality of the photos

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Sun Jul 14, 2013 3:31 pm

Pity the photo of the photo kills the blue sky. Mind you there has been less blue sky than normal over past 6 months. Even in May it was mainly cloudy, except the last weekend when I was only just along the coast.
I agree that to paint the scene would require skill, but there is software to change photos into paintings. Its a personal preference but I prefer to use an impressionist approach to backgrounds, theatre style.
Look forward to seeing layout in October.
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Postby franckcombe » Sun Jul 14, 2013 3:38 pm

During the last 6 mounths we had a british weather !

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Postby Simon Andrews » Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:39 pm

looking forward to seeing your layout in the flesh.

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Postby gnichols » Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:29 am

Very nice work. The background is striking! Gary

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Postby demaine22 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:17 am

8) That back scene really brings everything together!
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Postby chris stockdale » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:43 am

Overall some great modelling. Just enough to capture the essence of a small railway business without overdoing it. Perfect.

The bit, however, that makes it for me everytime I come to this thread is that mussel logo/sign. It just kills me. :D


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Postby franckcombe » Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:47 pm

we have designed a sweat shirt for the exhibition

"Beware mussels crossing"

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Postby franckcombe » Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:42 am

I post some photos of the true site

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The backdrop is fro a photo of the real site.

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Postby franckcombe » Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:36 am

We have nearly finish the layout at 90 %.



The first loco is a ge44 T from Bachmann and the other one is base on a roco chassis.


We will display the it for the first time at Sedan (in France) in October.

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Postby deano » Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:50 pm

Franck, a short holiday in late Sept this year at Tortefontaine saw far too many slimey edibles for my liking however your layout is excellent. I've yet to start building but am now inspired - treacle and dragons for me methinks.

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