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 Posted: Sun Dec 7th, 2014 03:37 pm
   
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Hi,



I will start a new layout after the woolacombe bay and the nearly finished vestvagoy.



At an exhibition, a friend offered me these postcards













I wanted to do a layout based on these photos but at 1/13 scale it was not possible. So I choose to do that at 1/72 scale because at this scale there are french military figures and arabs too.



At Morocco in 1916, the french developed narrow gauge railways of 60 cm for civilian and military used. 60 cm at 1/72 scale is more of less 9mm, so I could used too the 009 material.



The layout will be an oval of 120 cm by  47 cm with an hidden part behind to finish the oval





The layout will look like more or less to that.













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 Posted: Sun Dec 7th, 2014 06:01 pm
   
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That loco looks like a Mallet - is that so?



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 Posted: Sun Dec 7th, 2014 06:16 pm
   
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No it's a german one but the loco is just used in the purpose of having the scale.



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 Posted: Sun Dec 7th, 2014 06:20 pm
   
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Sorry, I was referring to the prototype photo.



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 Posted: Sun Dec 7th, 2014 06:34 pm
   
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Helmut wrote: Sorry, I was referring to the prototype photo.
you are right



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 Posted: Mon Dec 8th, 2014 02:21 pm
   
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Now you're modeling my favorite subject... Military railroads.

I'll be watching this one closely.



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If you need any photos of Maroc scenery, buildings & modern railways please let me know.
We were over there a couple of years ago.
If you do need any info we are away from home for some time now so please expect a delay in replying.





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 Posted: Tue Dec 9th, 2014 02:59 pm
   
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Thank you very much for your help for building and morocco scenery.



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 Posted: Wed Dec 10th, 2014 07:35 am
   
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Hi Franck

I'm kinda curious why you're not going for 1:35n60 using HO/00 mechs.

OK a 'smaller scene' modelled...

...but you're real good at that in BIG SCALE !

I see, I think you have some pics. of North Africa style buildings of 1:35 in your layout concept.

Maybe be you want a more expansive view on this layout.

Just curious.

Cheers.

Si.

The figures at 1:35 can look pretty real.



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 Posted: Wed Dec 10th, 2014 07:56 am
   
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I choose 1/72 scale because at this scale I have all the french armies, guns, arabs, building, ... and I have also more or less the oo9 scale train available.

But your choice of 1/35 is quite interesting because there are all the french armies, guns, arabs, building but not the train.

I will made my first try at 1/72 and I will see if it's successful or not.

I want also not to do all by my hands for this layout too !



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