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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 10/28/2015 :  11:27:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sorry, Frank, the toll room was a chapel. Payment was done in prayers...
There were once 22 arches, but only four survived the Rhone floods. The flow was probably less strong near the banks which helped the first four arches to survive...



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N2626
Engine Wiper

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Posted - 10/29/2015 :  07:43:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frederic, Another Frenchman, then? DeSchane, I've been told means "Of the Oaks"?

The photo you've shown of Itasca is the actual true head of the Mississippi where the water flows out of Lake Itasca. Normally there are a dozen or so kids & parents attempting to cross the rocks in the photo, catching it without people in the photo is a real rarity!

About a month ago the wife and I took a tour boat trip on Lake Itasca. It was the first time that I had seen the actual out-flow to the river from the lake. The tour boat guide stated that without the Native American guides, Schoolcraft would have never seen the the headwaters as the wild rice growing there makes viewing the river very difficult.



Edited by - N2626 on 10/29/2015 07:54:20 AM

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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 10/29/2015 :  07:53:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You're right, Mark. We would spell it DeChene, but phonetically it's quite close.


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N2626
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Posted - 11/11/2015 :  05:42:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frederic, Many immigrants changed the spelling of their names slightly upon entering the U.S. I'm unsure why this would have been done, possibly they had a nefarious background; or, there were other circumstances that caused them to want a new beginning. In my case, which is common here in the U.S., I am 3/4 Scandinavian (1/2 Norwegian, 1/4th Swedish) and the rest is French, Irish and English. Knowing who the Frenchman was who brought the name into the country and how far back in the family he is, is not known by me. All I do know is that the family came from the Chicago area at one time.

You have a great layout! If I were starting over, I would also go Sn3.



Edited by - N2626 on 11/11/2015 05:44:21 AM

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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 01/04/2016 :  2:03:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
As I described in the KISS challenge topic, some progress has been made these past two days on the Alexandria mining area of the layout, with the completion of the snowshed. Here is a pic showing how the right part of the scene is looking now.

Earth and boulders to be added later, to prove its usefulness...



Apart from this, several small improvements in various areas, which I will display in subsequent posts.



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CVSNE
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Posted - 01/04/2016 :  2:32:37 PM  Show Profile  Visit CVSNE's Homepage  Send CVSNE a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Frederic,

Magnifique! Will only get better.

Nice to see you posting again - haven't seen progress in a while!

Marty


Marty McGuirk
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Ensign
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Posted - 01/04/2016 :  3:56:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frederic, First I would like to wish you & your family a Happy New Year!
Secondly, it's nice to see you back at work here again.
Your snow shed looks ready to defend against what mother nature might throw on it.

Greg Shinnie



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 01/04/2016 :  4:00:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frederic, Good to see this fine project is being worked on again! And, to follow Greg's lead: Happy New Year to you and yours.


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Carl B
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Posted - 01/04/2016 :  4:18:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I totally agree with Marty, Greg and Bill.

And we need to see more of this beautiful work Frederic!



Edited by - Carl B on 01/04/2016 4:19:23 PM

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 01/04/2016 :  4:20:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frederic Happy New Year to you and your family.

What a great surprise to see this post in 2016.
Keep up your excellent work.


Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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brownbr
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Posted - 01/04/2016 :  6:33:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
beautiful scene

Bryan

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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 01/05/2016 :  06:21:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wonderful scene Frederic!


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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 01/05/2016 :  09:03:45 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Carl B

I totally agree with Marty, Greg and Bill.

And we need to see more of this beautiful work Frederic!



Frederic, you can't stay in retirement, you've got to get back to making those beautiful models that you do so well.


Frank

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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 01/05/2016 :  5:52:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the comments, my friends. It's pleasant to come back to the making of this scene.

Another main feature of the Alexandria scene is the bridge that crosses the gap above the river fall. The bridge itself has been built and the track on it installed for a while, but I had to made the trestle bents to support its ends (they were drawn, the timber was cut but some precise sanding and assembly still had to be done). A job that is almost completed. I hope I'll be able to show something tomorrow.



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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 01/06/2016 :  3:05:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
For years, the two sides of the stream have created a natural frontier for the trains. We're now getting close to spanning the border...








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