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 Posted: Tue Jun 19th, 2018 09:01 am
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Hello,

My 'Sidi Fontana' layout is nearly finished, so it's time for me to create a new one.

I want to reproduce a sugar cane railway in Egypt at OO9 scale.
It's a real 2 feet gauge built by French and English in 19th century and still used today.
The train is used for 50% of the cane sugar in Egypt.


Two links on youtube.

https://youtu.be/_AlkUOPyaNE

https://youtu.be/2hSj3oWkZBI


I will reproduce a part of a sugar cane refinery near Luxor with his harbour and crane.
The locomotives and the rolling stock don't exist and my friend Jean-Pierre Duval will do this with 3D-printings.

This is the  mock up.





And the layout.







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This should be a sweet project.

Looking to see how you do with it.





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Hi Franck  :wave:



It looks like it's gonna be another great theme to me.  :thumb:



After all your AWESOME and BIG ! 'micro layouts' in 7/8ths work ...

... You seem to have taken to OO9 like a duck to water !  :)



I see another boat is back in the mix this time around as well ! ... Nice !!  :cool:

It's hard not to like the idea of a dockside diorama & of course TRAINS ! 

They always seem to go well together.





The switches on the mock-up, look really close to the edge of the baseboard you have.

Are you planning to add 2 'semi-circles', one at each end, for 2 'loops' going to hidden tracks behind the warehouses ?



How big is the baseboard in your photo ?  ???

It looks like about 4' x 2' to me ?



C :cool: :cool: L  stuff Franck.  :thumb:

I am looking forward to following your work on this one as well ...

... & as Steven ^^ says, a "sweet" project !  ;)



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Hi again Franck  :wave:



I forgot to ask ...

... is your era 'steam' or mooodern day 'diesel' ?  ???



Found a few photos from Luxor, of operations in the modern era there, on 'Google Images'.

Nice scenes, in either steam or diesel !  :cool:









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The layout is 1.20 m by 45 cm (4 feet by 1.5 feet) plus an hidden half oval.

The project is for modern era.

Si the first photo is a FAUR HAWAMDIA locomotive.


My friend Jean-Pierre DUVAL has already drawn the FAUR HAWAMDIA locomotive in 3D.








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Franck:

You know already I love your work,
but I notice the serious progress you are making and this your new project keeps me coming to see if there is some new post.

Keep on track!

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Hi Franck,

If this ends up to the standard of your "Sidi Fontana", then I and a lot of others are going to be very interested watching the build process. 

Have you had a look at Lyn Zelmers CaneSIG site yet.
Specifically https://www.zelmeroz.com/canesig/resources/resource-02hbk.html
There are a couple of sections on different ways to model sugar cane.

Looks a great idea :2t: More please!!  (when you can)




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Hi,
 
Thank you for the link where I know for a long time but it ever interesting to visit and discover many new things.

I will try to end up to the standard of "Sidi Fontana" of course !




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I add the backdrop in order to see if the composition is correct.
I will leave the scene like few days in order analyze it and then to do some minor changes.

The crane will be on pillars, I will add space between tanks and perhaps I will reduce the height of the tanks.
 
I don't know how to fill the left corner of the layout.


























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Hi Franck

It is coming up very nice.

I wouldn't worry about 'not knowing' what to do at the left corner: when we don't know we allow truly new things to happen. When the moment comes you'll do the right thing.

Why lower the height of thew tanks?
Because they appear much too dominant in the scene?
Yes. And that is exactly the feeling I get when I bike along the tanks in the harbor area here!!!
Even the almost totaly hiding chimney behind suggest a lot of space beyond the tanksand more industrial activity.

Of course it is just my personal opinion but I would let it as it is. Looks very convincing to me.

Daniel



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