Old World Charm

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Postby Bob Roegge » Mon May 06, 2013 2:21 pm

Geeky Gecko wrote:That looks great, Bob. I seem to have missed your recent posts until today. How did the show go? I hope the visitors were impressed. Can you please tell me the source of the 2CV and what scale it is?


The show was great. Many largeer layouts and modular layouts. I received many compliments and inquiries into how I made different elements. I also took Strawberry Mountain and it is always a hit as well.

The 2CV is a current offering by Revell models. I saw it in their latest catalog and ordered it right away.
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Postby Thorness » Mon May 06, 2013 4:28 pm

A current listing for the 2CV:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Revell-07095- ... 2ec47a68d9

I've never dealt with them but they are obviously well established.
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Postby Tomo » Mon May 06, 2013 5:20 pm

Fine work, fine work indeed! Kudos on your accomplishment.

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Postby Artizen » Mon May 06, 2013 9:14 pm

I have used funkyfinkle to purchase my Bedford OB kit. I really did it because the name appealed to me but they are a full retail store in the UK and come highly recommended from a satisfied customer.
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Postby KEG » Tue May 07, 2013 11:33 am

A beautiful layout. the trains in the film seem to be a bit fast.

Welly / Hongkong offer some different 2 Cvs and citroen "H" delivery vans in 1 : 24 scale.

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They are made from metal with some plastic parts. Front doors and hood opens to show a detailed motor. Paind € 12.75 for mine today in Germany.
They had a Tamaya plastik kit for approx 20 Euro at the shop as well.

Will return my Citroen " H " tomorrow. For 1 : 24 it is almost 300 mm (20%) too short.

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Postby franckcombe » Tue May 07, 2013 3:27 pm

I just discovered your layout. Terrific for the thema, the water effect, ...

For the boat you can put MA + 6 digits (ma for marseille)

For the car give me your exact era and I will give you the good number (actually it seem that the car come from paris and being registred in mid 1982).

An immatriculation with 13 (marseille will be more appropriated)

With this link you can choose the right era with the right code
http://plaque.free.fr/f_rec1f.html

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Postby Bob Roegge » Wed May 08, 2013 3:37 am

franckcombe wrote:I just discovered your layout. Terrific for the thema, the water effect, ...

For the boat you can put MA + 6 digits (ma for marseille)

For the car give me your exact era and I will give you the good number (actually it seem that the car come from paris and being registred in mid 1982).

An immatriculation with 13 (marseille will be more appropriated)

With this link you can choose the right era with the right code
http://plaque.free.fr/f_rec1f.html


Thanks for the information. I will make the appropriate changes.
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Postby Bob Roegge » Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:53 pm

Have recently made a new space available for modeling. Have an L shaped area 14 ft x 13 ft. Have not decided how to use it. I am considering extending the Old World Charm modules. The right side track passing through the tunnel runs to edge of layout and would be the side to extend.

I am needing input on what type scene would be fitting. I would like the track to climb up hilly or mountainous terrain. Not sure what type industry or business would be appropriate as a revenue.

Your thoughts would be welcomed.
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri Aug 29, 2014 4:47 pm

Consider time over Bob, based upon the superb modelling in Part 1, you have to build Part 2. I'm sure that others will echo my feelings. :wink:
As for using a hilly terrain you would undoubtably find tiers of grape vines in your locale, after all who's to say "no way".
Furthermore southern France had 'deux mines d'or' - that should bring in the shekels! :lol:
Having said that the Société des Mines du Bourneix (SMB) in 1988, had an annual production climbing from 500 kilograms to 2 metric tons of gold. 'Had' because it closed in 2002.
Another mine - Mines d’Or de Salsigne, located at the southern tip of the Massif Central near Carcassonne closed in 2004. From its opening in 1892 it produced 120 metric tons of Gold!
You could have a Tantalum (rare metal) mine, there is one in France albeit in the centre of the country.
So little time, so many ideas!!!!! GerryB.
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri Aug 29, 2014 4:59 pm

Hi Bob, scenically maybe marble is a better bet. :twisted:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c ... Marble.JPG
So little time, so many ideas!!!!! GerryB.

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Fri Aug 29, 2014 5:52 pm

marble is a common building material in my part of France. The company is called MDF (Marble de France), and I think they are a big local employer. They sponsor local events.
Even the pavements use marble, and some newer buildings are clad in it.
I would say, and I have mentioned it before, the colour of local buildings is more sand less grey, and it varies slightly across the area.
I took loads of photos last time down there , possibly for an article about what is typical 21st century Southern France.
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