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et le SIPOREX ?
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Carl Hibbs

Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

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Siporex is a trade name for cellular blocks.

They come in different sizes and densities and can easily be cut and shaped with an old saw etc...

Available at any large magasin bricolage.

I'm sure you have used those before!
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clive_t

Location : Portsmouth, England

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Same technique I used for my viaduct...

http://www.scampington-chipside.co.uk/build_journal_ssv.htm

A full sequence of photos is here: http://clivesgscalerailways.fotopic.net/c969958.html

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Clive

Fat Controller of the Great Unfinished Railway, formerly the S&CGR
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Carl Hibbs

Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

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PostSubject: Re: A diary of Tramway Demiel   A diary of Tramway Demiel - Page 12 EmptyThu Apr 15, 2010 8:29 am

Still impressive after all these years. And I've seen it for real.

The miniature stone blocks cut from tiles are worth remembering.
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clive_t wrote:
Here's another couple of shots of the station area:

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The pictures of Brantome you posted Clive are wonderful and very inspirational. That whole scene with the perfect backdrop of buildings behind the station, the arched entry to the square (just what you need to link to a fiddle yard) and the river forming a boundary in front would be a perfect subject for a model railway.

mikeyh wrote:
As you say Clive, all gone now.the station area is a carpark for the many tourists that visit Brantome (about 20k from us) the original toilets are still there; hole in the ground job that (seems) to go straight into the river!

Its one of the lines that we like tracing as a lot of buildings are still there.

mikey
And how many more tourists would visit there if the tram was still running? Ack, such a tragedy that we have lost so many pretty little railways. Mikey, if you have any photos of buildings from the line that you would wish to share I would very much like to see them. Thanks.
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mikeyh

mikeyh

Location : Dordogne France

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The autorail passing under the arch ('fraid I took the easy option and made it from wood!);

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mikey
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mikeyh

Location : Dordogne France

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Many French communes were built on the top of hills; not so much for the defensive position but rather that people could see from miles around the magnificent church that was built ( a sure sign of the wealth of the community). Even today some of these communes have access problems for powered vehicles, so in the days of horsedrawn transport it must have been a nightmare!
Anyway today we've been building a roadbridge to provide a means of leaving the village centre;

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The ramp supporting the road will be planted with perrenials and should make a good 'photopoint'

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will post more when bridge walls are attached tomorrow

mikey
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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

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It is all looking very good Mikey, lots of buildings trees and greenery a proper little commune. You have a certain eye for it, that’s fore sure.
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clive_t

Location : Portsmouth, England

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The planting is really starting to mature nicely in those pics - certainly the river has a more natural look about it. Obviously it's not 'market day' in Demeil ! Cool

I was trying to work out where the arch building is located, that you made recently - I think it's over towards the back of that latest panoramic shot, am I even close?

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mikeyh

mikeyh

Location : Dordogne France

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10.10 Clive! Just behind the church! The layout has really been done on a budget, what with mostly scratchbuilt buildings. and even the 'box' trees have been grown from cuttings from the hedge round the swimming pool. I've talked glynis into agreeing to an extension of about 30 metres so we can make another village for the tramway to have a purpose. Pretty longterm project with the current price of track!!

Mikey
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tram47

tram47

Location : Aquitaine (France)

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Il existe du matériel d'occasion , pas sur E-bay , mais ici :
there exist the equipment of occasion, not on e-bay, but here:
http://www.cfpa.asso.fr/

Ferrocloutivipathe vous en parlera à Châtellerault !!!
Ferrocloutivipathe will speak some to you with Châtellerault
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clive_t

Location : Portsmouth, England

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Un site très intéressant, merci pour le partage Cool

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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

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mikeyh wrote:
'box' trees have been grown from cuttings from the hedge round the swimming pool.

Mikey

Joan wants to know what time of year did you take the cuttings from the 'box hedge' and what are the plants lining your stream Mikey?

Peter / Joan
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mikeyh

mikeyh

Location : Dordogne France

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for Joan from Glyn. the trees are 'Buisette' a fast growing member of the box (or buis) family. they are not cuttings as such but when the plant touches the ground it roots itself. we have dug up the 'rootball' and replanted both in may and in October. Its a really hardy plant and perfect for miniature trees1

Glyn
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mikeyh

Location : Dordogne France

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nearly forgot. lining the stream are 'Albretia' and natural weeds which mike wont let me dig up because they have tiny flowers!, and a couple of succulents (I'll post their name later, cant think at the moment)

glyn
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mikeyh

Location : Dordogne France

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Following on from the bridge; put the two sides on (made from those 1 cm thick camping mattresses, ideal for old walls. these were painted by my mother to give her something to do!). a coating of mortar mix was then put on top of the concrete and smoothed. compost was piled against the ramp ( the hedging at the bottom is to help retain the soil and is made from washing up scouring pads, the colour will lighten as the sunlight hits it )

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paint the bridge tomorrow and plant some iceplant.

mikey
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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

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mikeyh wrote:
for Joan from Glyn. the trees are 'Buisette' a fast growing member of the box (or buis) family. they are not cuttings as such but when the plant touches the ground it roots itself. we have dug up the 'rootball' and replanted both in may and in October. Its a really hardy plant and perfect for miniature trees1

Glyn

Thanks Glyn, Joan
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clive_t

Location : Portsmouth, England

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This is scary now - we have wives logging in pretending to be their other halves...
affraid

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Clive

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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

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clive_t wrote:
This is scary now - we have wives logging in pretending to be their other halves...
affraid

You never know who’s listening!!!! affraid affraid affraid affraid
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clive_t

Location : Portsmouth, England

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French Chuffed wrote:


You never know who’s listening!!!! affraid affraid affraid affraid

That is very true Peter... erm.... Joan... scratch

Nice work on the bridge Mikey! I'm intrigued to know what ice plant looks like, so hopefully there will be a pic or two once planting is done?

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mikeyh

Location : Dordogne France

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As Carl said on another thread, today has been a day for playing trains! Although we have had temperatures of 24-27 degrees all week today was one of those days,humid and hot, and you just didnt feel like doing anything. So 'the team' and I played trains!;

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A train 'mixte' approaches the newly installed turntable (yet to be bedded in);

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Now the papermill Halt;

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Finally thanks to the team, perhaps we'll do it all again tomorrow!!'

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Mikey
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clive_t

Location : Portsmouth, England

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Good work, team!

Cool

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Clive

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That was a scary moment, for a while there I thought you had a 2-headed daughter!
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mikeyh

Location : Dordogne France

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Hehe thats my wife and two granddaughters, but I'll tell them! lol!

mikey
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mikeyh

Location : Dordogne France

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The Papermill started back to work today after their spring break ~(Le Moulin de Papier recommence le travail aujourd'hui apres les vacances de printemps);

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and the boats are back on their moorings;

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Mikey
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clive_t

Location : Portsmouth, England

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Wow, another sunny day in Demiel Cool

The roof of the paper mill looks like it's weathering nicely!

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Clive

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