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mikeyh

mikeyh

Location : Dordogne France

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PostSubject: Diorama ideas?   Diorama ideas? EmptyTue Oct 20, 2009 7:13 am

I want to make another diorama like the Marketplace and gypsy camp. Trouble is i seem to have run out of ideas! Its got to be non train related so that it can be placed anywhere on the layout; must fit on a board maximum 40cm x 40cm; and it must be ok for a 1910 rural setting. Anyone got any suggestions?

Mikey
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Carl Hibbs
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Carl Hibbs

Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

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PostSubject: Re: Diorama ideas?   Diorama ideas? EmptyTue Oct 20, 2009 9:41 am

How about.... Boules or P├ętanque?

Played everywhere and anywhere in France especially in the South.
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mikeyh

mikeyh

Location : Dordogne France

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PostSubject: Re: Diorama ideas?   Diorama ideas? EmptyTue Oct 20, 2009 11:39 am

Thats a good idea Carl. Never thought of that. Bit of a challenge to make a couple of stooping players perhaps, but at least the boules are easy!

Mikey
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mikeyh

mikeyh

Location : Dordogne France

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PostSubject: Re: Diorama ideas?   Diorama ideas? EmptyTue Oct 20, 2009 12:46 pm

Ten minutes quick research came up with this picture of the first ever Petanque tournament in....1910. So this could be good!!

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Mikey
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mikeyh

mikeyh

Location : Dordogne France

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PostSubject: Re: Diorama ideas?   Diorama ideas? EmptyFri Oct 23, 2009 7:53 am

Heres the mill workers having a quick game in their lunchbreak (thanks Carl for the idea!)

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Mikey
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Bearcastle

Bearcastle

Location : Brie

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PostSubject: Re: Diorama ideas?   Diorama ideas? EmptyFri Oct 23, 2009 8:33 am

Hello,

Here few more idea

It's the beginning of truck and car, but not a lot.

The local post and telegraph is important. The phone exist but only in few places.

You could see is a lot of old type network of telegraph pole next to train line.

Train compagny were massively early equipte with phone line and communication device.

(I have pictures but I cannot download them at the moment)
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Carl Hibbs
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Carl Hibbs

Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

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PostSubject: Re: Diorama ideas?   Diorama ideas? EmptyFri Oct 23, 2009 9:36 am

Blimey Mikey....

Impressed at the dynamic motivation to produce a model. You're a bit like the 60's/70's creative shows on TV, Blue Peter, Tony Hart, Rolf Harris all that stuff.

Excellent. Will we see it in situ soon or is that for the spring now?

I think a couple of tanned fat blokes with balding heads and a bottle of Pastis springs to mind.
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clive_t

clive_t

Location : Portsmouth, England

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PostSubject: Re: Diorama ideas?   Diorama ideas? EmptySun Oct 25, 2009 10:31 am

Nice little vignette Mikey.

What about a couple of old women just talking, but say with one of them holding a chicken by the feet, what she might have just purchased from the market?

Or how about a guy with a camera on a big old tripod, taking these new-fangled photographs for future reference some 100 years later!

Or, what about a wedding party standing outside the church? (could be a second source of income for the photographer man!)

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Clive

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

mikeyh

Location : Dordogne France

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PostSubject: Re: Diorama ideas?   Diorama ideas? EmptySun Oct 25, 2009 10:46 am

I notice that all your suggestions involve the use of specialised figures!. what a salesman! Lets get the gendarme out of the way, but i do like the idea of a photographer!! Laughing

Mikey
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clive_t

clive_t

Location : Portsmouth, England

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PostSubject: Re: Diorama ideas?   Diorama ideas? EmptySun Oct 25, 2009 12:03 pm

*Dammit, he's on to me!*

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Clive

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

mikeyh

Location : Dordogne France

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PostSubject: Re: Diorama ideas?   Diorama ideas? EmptySun Oct 25, 2009 12:07 pm

Very Happy Very Happy drunken

mikey
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philkelly

philkelly

Location : Vienne, France and Islington. London

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PostSubject: Re: Diorama ideas?   Diorama ideas? EmptyMon Oct 26, 2009 4:25 pm

Mikey:

Photographer? Check this out on UK Ebay (Lemax)

390110389055

Phil
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mikeyh

mikeyh

Location : Dordogne France

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PostSubject: Re: Diorama ideas?   Diorama ideas? EmptyMon Oct 26, 2009 6:04 pm

thanks for that Phill. funnily enough i buy a couple of lemax figures every christmas (just the 8cm ones, the others are a bit small) Never knew they did a photographer!

Mikey
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