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After the hold up of Photobucket and the advise of the moderator, I start a new topic
I post 5 old photos. 0 1 by franck combe, sur Flickr 2 by franck combe, sur Flickr 3 by franck combe, sur Flickr 4 by franck combe, sur Flickr 5 by franck combe, sur Flickr

Since few days, I work on the layout. This is the top view of the layout. IMG_8115 by franck combe, sur Flickr This is the hidden part of the layout. I want to thank my friend Claude Deschamps for the electronic part. IMG_8116 by franck combe, sur Flickr This is the general overview of the layout IMG_8117 by franck combe, sur Flickr I ordered a porter from minitrains. I was badly surprised by the default on electrical pick-up (quality of Germany and made in China I supposed). IMG_8118 by franck combe, sur Flickr The baldwin with decauville luggage car done by my friend Jean-Pierre Duval in 3d. IMG_8119 by franck combe, sur Flickr The baldwin with truck for rail IMG_8120 by franck combe, sur Flickr

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In Morocco, there is a track motor car for the military head quarter transport.

3 - Copie by franck combe, sur Flickr

I try to reproduce it with a design software and I use laser cutting

IMG_8397 by franck combe, sur Flickr

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Hi Franck,
Thanks for bringing Sidi Fontana back to life. It is a fascinating layout :bow::bow::bow:

I'm looking forward to the "staff car" build.  Please keep the photos coming as you make progress,

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Yes, this is very interesting and extremely fine work. More please!

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WOW, great work.
Just when you think you've seen every type of model railroad, something like this shows up!

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Thank you for the comment. I try always to model uncommon things at unusual scale.

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Hi Franck :wave:



I agree. great choice & unusual subject !



You always seem to make the most of 'space' Franck ...

... whether it is this, or 7/8ths.



I can guess, but I'm curious to know the size of the layout ?



Fantastic sense of depth, with the different 'layers'.

Your custom photo backdrop really sets off the models nicely.



:bg:



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When you want to do a small layout, the space is always tricky, because it's a nice challenge.

The size of the layout is for 120 cm by 30 cm for the visible part and with the half oval 120 cm by 60 cm

For the custom photo backdrop, I choose it carefully and then I build the layout according the backdrop for soil, buildings and trees. Like that the layout and the backdrop seems to be only one.

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I'm building the the motorized hand car. I use a kato chassis. I use lead to add weight.On the side a airfix french soldier at 1/72 scale, the same I played it when I was young.

IMG_8408 by franck combe, sur Flickr

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Franck that is very cool! A beautiful model indeed.

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I finish to built the motor car.

I will have to paint and weather it.

IMG_8410 by franck combe, sur Flickr

IMG_8409 by franck combe, sur Flickr

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Hi Franck,
That is a superb little rail car - well done :2t::bow::bow::bow:
I look forward to seeing it after it has visited the paintshop and it has got "a little dusty" after its first trip. Keep up the good work.  

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The dust will be light because it's the HQ rail car so in theory it must be always clean.

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Hi Franck,
That's what a military chauffeur is for - To drive it when its moving, and to polish it when it is not moving. :Salute::Salute::Salute: 

Yeah, many years back in another lifetime I spent 12 months in the military (not saying where or which branch of it), but I learnt a lot about polishing "stuff" :bg:

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So I have to enroll you as master cleaner to clean my military rolling stock :Salute::Salute::Salute:

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I have finish also the luggage car made mainly by 3d printer.

IMG_8411 by franck combe, sur Flickr

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I agree that an HQ inspection car would have to be clean (I, too, served in the military).
Very good work on the car!

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I have finished my layout. I need just to add 4 rolling stocks and two more locomotives (one Baldwin and one decauville) as soon as they will be released bu Minitirains and Bachmann.

The layout will be exhibited for the first time at Sedan Ramma in France in 15 days.

A general overview of the layout.

a g IMG_8087 by franck combe, sur Flickr

IMG_8098 by franck combe, sur Flickr

IMG_8085 by franck combe, sur Flickr

IMG_8074 by franck combe, sur Flickr

IMG_8074 by franck combe, sur Flickr

IMG_8062 by franck combe, sur Flickr

IMG_8060 - Copie by franck combe, sur Flickr

IMG_8027 by franck combe, sur Flickr

IMG_8018 by franck combe, sur Flickr

IMG_8009 by franck combe, sur Flickr

IMG_8009 by franck combe, sur Flickr

IMG_7958 by franck combe, sur Flickr

d IMG_8001 by franck combe, sur Flickr

d IMG_8000 by franck combe, sur Flickr

d IMG_7998 by franck combe, sur Flickr

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This is awesome, Franck!

Nice work on the 3d printed car too. :)

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Hi Franck,
your layout is looking superb. I hope all goes well at Sedan. From what I've seen from afar of previous RAMA events, the modelling is top class.
 
Enjoy yourself. If you get a chance, could you do a quick report back any interesting stuff you see there. I know that this is a probably big ask, because I have a suspicion that there will be a lot of interesting stuff there along with Sidi Fontana, and you'll be busy answering  a lot of questions over the weekend, 

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I have finished the layout

a g IMG_8087 by franck combe, sur Flickr

d IMG_8000 by franck combe, sur Flickr

IMG_8009 by franck combe, sur Flickr

IMG_8027 by franck combe, sur Flickr

IMG_8060 - Copie by franck combe, sur Flickr


For the fun I add a few old style photos

IMG_7972 by franck combe, sur Flickr

IMG_8009 by franck combe, sur Flickr

IMG_8018 by franck combe, sur Flickr

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and the true postcard that inspired me for my  layout.



Meyer-photo1 by franck combe, sur Flickr



Porte-Bab-Bouhaja-et-le-Tramway by franck combe, sur Flickr

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Very cool, nice work Franck. Those postcards are fascinating. :)

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These are additional rolling stocks done by decauville in 1915 for the french army.

IMG_7859 by franck combe, sur Flickr


IMG_7858 by franck combe, sur Flickr

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Merry Christmas.



The three kings have already left their lands in seach for Jesus !



noel by franck combe, sur Flickr

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Merry Christmas.

A wonderfull layout. Any chance that you are doing a Dutch show?

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WOW. Very well done!

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:moose::moose::moose::moose: my father was in french morroco in the late 1950s and the pictures he had were very much like this I don't know what happened to the pictures over the years unfortunately but good work
 

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Alwin wrote: Merry Christmas.

A wonderfull layout. Any chance that you are doing a Dutch show?

Alwin

I will display this layout at the Nederlandse Modelspoordagen (Netherlands)  13 & 14 januari 2018

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The exhibition was excellent with beautiful layouts like Punta Marina and many others.



My layout run well but I have minor defaults to correct like the lighting too yellowish.



Here a shoot of the true decauville rolling stocks in Morocco from Loco Revue Magazine.





IMG_8080 by franck combe, sur Flickr
DSC_0100 by franck combe, sur Flickr

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Hi Franck :wave:



I came across this 'Mack AC Bulldog' truck in 1:72 & thought of you. :)

Originally produced in 1916.

They were in great demand due to WWI & loads were to be seen everywhere.





I'm guessing that there aren't that many military vehicle models which would look good on your layout.

But I thought that this fairly common military/civilian truck just might.

RPM Models make about 6 different versions, with different backs & bodies etc. at a nice price !

I like the flatbed ! :)



:Salute:



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Hi, thank you for the opening of the new tread.
We have now to use the SIDI FONTANA MOROCCO 1916 scale 1/72 - PART II topic.

The idea of the 'Mack AC Bulldog' truck in 1:72 is a good one.

Thank you for the kind remarks.
On this forum (opposed to other forums) we have real exchanges that help us  to see what are right or wrong,
to share good ideas, ...


Franck




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Hi Guys :wave:



Francks layout Thread is continuing HERE ... as a 'Part II'

Most of his photos were 'Hi-Jacked' by PhotoBucket in the original Thread. :f:

The original Thread is now 'Closed' for any further additions or Posts.



Franck is going to be Posting his updates HERE now ...

... anyone wishing to Post about Francks layout should do so HERE as well.

Thanks !



What a great layout !



:)



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I have exhibited for the first time the layout in France.



Please find the video on youtube



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_v3kbp7sVHw

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Congratulations Franck

:bow::bow::bow::glad::glad:

It's very nice and looks like it ran like a Swiss watch. BRAVO!!


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During the last exhibition in Paris, I wear a djellaba and a sheshia.





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Very good model work, Franck!

If I could suggest slowing down the trains, as in the video they are running very fast for those types of trains.



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" I wear a djellaba and a sheshia "


Hi Franck  :wave:


It's always good to see the latest fashions in model railroading !  [whack]

The typical engineers boiler-suit has always seemed a bit drab to me !!  :P



Great work on the layout.  :thumb:

Good to see you with it at the Paris show.



It would normally be worth a  :moose: :moose: :moose: :moose: :moose:  moose rating easily ...

... but in your case   .  .  .






:)



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Lee B wrote: Very good model work, Franck!

If I could suggest slowing down the trains, as in the video they are running very fast for those types of trains.


I agree with you.
I prefer the slow running.

The video was not done by me and I follow always the wish of the cameraman,
so if he wants to run at high speed, I run at high speed.


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The layout is published in Rail magazine number 354 in Netherland





and in Schmaule Spuren 2/2018 in Germany





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:hyp::hyp::hyp:

:bow::bow::bow:

:2t::2t::2t:

Small space but plenty of character.
CHAPEAU!!!


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Thank you so much Daniel.

I follow your work too.



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I have the honor to be published in the NGIRMR issue 115 and in VOIE LIBRE issue 94



issue_115_large by franck combe, sur Flickr





VL94 couv by franck combe, sur Flickr

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Franck

Feels great when you have articles published, I have only one so far, plus a few mentions in books.

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Great work!

Ironically, my wife and I spent several days in various places in France in May, and I went into several bookstores, never finding any model (or full size) train magazines anywhere. I even found copies of the US magazine Model Railroader in the small stores in the Paris Nord station, but nothing French. Heck, the Monoprix location near our hotel in Paris had all kinds of interesting magazines I never knew existed (some really good military history ones, and I bought them all) but nothing for trains. I was starting to think there weren't any French model train magazines!

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There are a lot of french magazines but they are hard to find.


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