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 Posted: Tue Jun 14th, 2011 10:54 am
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Last week-end, a model railroad exhibition took place in a mining museum in the center of France.
It was the first one entirely devoted to American trains, most of them narrow gauge.
A bunch of talented fans brought their layouts, dioramas, models... from France, Belgium... and even Sweden, as we had the pleasure to see the talented painter Troels Kirk.
You will see all the pictures of this meeting here:

http://us.leforum.eu/t7060-Les-photos-de-la-convention-c-est-ici.htm

This "Forum US" is in French, but there are plenty of pictures, and if you want some explanations, don't hesitate to ask for it.

There is a lot of jokes from the talented but facetious modeller Alexandre Zelkine (alias Alexander Zelkin), builder of the famous "Degulbeef and Cradding RR". I am sorry you are not able to understand them.



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 Posted: Tue Jun 14th, 2011 02:34 pm
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Thanks for posting this.   With Railroad Line forum out of commision, haven't been able to keep up with the adventures of Frederic and Troels.
Nice to see the Dave's Boathouse presentation and the surprise painting of Frederic's mine house completed by Troels.
And even a picture of Tango and Troels' wife, Anne.



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 Posted: Tue Jun 14th, 2011 05:02 pm
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Also thanks for the post. There is some really nice shots on the link you provided. It is really interesting to see the work from others around the world. We as in the U.S. sure don't have a monopoly on the great modeling.
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 Posted: Tue Jun 14th, 2011 10:21 pm
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mabloodhound wrote: Thanks for posting this.   With Railroad Line forum out of commision, haven't been able to keep up with the adventures of Frederic and Troels.
Nice to see the Dave's Boathouse presentation and the surprise painting of Frederic's mine house completed by Troels.
And even a picture of Tango and Troels' wife, Anne.


You will find the story of the Dave's Boathouse diorama, that Fred built for Troels, here:

http://us.leforum.eu/t5637-Dave-s-corner-Un-diorama-maritime.htm





The painting that Troels gave to Fred was inspired by Fred's Sn3 layout:



The story of this part of Fred's layout is here:

http://us.leforum.eu/t2628-L-empire-contre-attaque.htm

I apologize for all the lengthy (and impossible to understand) jokes between the pictures. We French (and Belgian) modellers are not so serious than American modellers.



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 Posted: Wed Jun 15th, 2011 01:32 am
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Tyrphon, I have been reading about this build on RLF for quite a while now, and I have to say that the workmanship and subject will blend right in with Troles modeling.





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 Posted: Thu Jun 16th, 2011 10:49 pm
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Yes - as a US modeler living in France I joined that forum some time ago - But my French is so bad I'm too embarrassed to post there !

But I must visit there more often, there really is some good stuff there.

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Mighty fine work displayed on that forum. :thumb:



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 Posted: Fri Jun 17th, 2011 10:07 pm
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Going through the forum using Google Translate to get the gist of the conversations. Impressive modeling, especially the scratchbuilding and kitbashing. :bow:



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