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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 01/31/2013 :  6:36:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I know. You'll probably find that instead of launching new modelling projects, I should make some progress on those already started. That's exactly my opinion.

But, sometimes a new opportunity arises that provides an incentive for creativity. On this occasion, this is an invitation by Martin Wellberg (milocomarty) to display some of my work at the 2014 Dutch exhibition 'OnTraxx' that made me wonder what subject I could choose to build a small modular layout.

I thought South America, and especially the area close to the Amazon river could provide an interesting subject, not quite often modelled, and with many scenic and architectural opportunities. So I drew the plan below, which I'll try to turn into an actual model in the forthcoming months.

The scene takes place in the Brazilian part of the Amazon course, hence I decided to use Portuguese for the legends. It's the first time in my life I write any word in this language, so I'm really not sure of the quality of my translations. If Portuguese speakers want to comment and improve, they are really welcome.

As you have certainly observed, the name of the village is a well deserved tribute to our friend Martin.



Edited by - Frederic Testard on 02/01/2013 04:59:26 AM

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 01/31/2013 :  7:06:19 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Frederic, this should allow your scenery juices to really get flowing, love the water courses. I’m looking forward to the project. Boa sorte.



Edited by - Frank Palmer on 01/31/2013 7:08:44 PM

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milocomarty
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Posted - 01/31/2013 :  7:07:15 PM  Show Profile  Visit milocomarty's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'm honoured Frederic ! And indeed the area is not often modeled, looking forward to the build !

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railman28
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Posted - 01/31/2013 :  7:14:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frederic wrote;
"I know. You'll probably find that instead of launching new modelling projects, I should make some progress on those already started. That's exactly my opinion."
IMHaughtyO, I think you should just have Fun and do what you want to. This looks like a fun project. I'm sure I'll learn from it. I know I'll enjoy following your build.


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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 01/31/2013 :  7:23:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Count me in for a follow along. Anything by you should be an interesting project.

Jerry

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

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wvrr
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Posted - 01/31/2013 :  7:37:42 PM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
How big is the new project, Frederic? And what scale? I'm sure it will be first rate!

Chuck



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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 01/31/2013 :  7:45:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the interest, my friends.
Chuck, the planned size for the modules is 60 cm deep by 1 m long, that is 2' deep by 3'4" long. That will make a global display reasonably sized yet big enough to show some interesting things.
Scale/gauge is On30.

If anybody is aware of a manufacturer selling miniature bunch of bananas, I am quite interested.



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ETinBH
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Posted - 01/31/2013 :  7:45:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
in G scale?

Elliott

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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 01/31/2013 :  7:46:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I forgot to add that there are two modules (separated by the dashes in the plan above), so the total length will be 2 m (6'8").


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BigLars
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Posted - 01/31/2013 :  7:47:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I will be following with great interest.


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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 01/31/2013 :  7:47:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
O scale, Elliott, not G.


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Ensign
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Posted - 01/31/2013 :  8:37:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frederic, your such a worldly modeler!
One thing won't be lost in the translation,your very fine work!

Good luck with this trip!

Greg Shinnie



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mark_dalrymple
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Posted - 01/31/2013 :  8:51:28 PM  Show Profile  Send mark_dalrymple an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Very interesting looking project Frederic!

I'll be watching your progress for sure!

Cheers, Mark.



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kebmo
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Posted - 01/31/2013 :  9:27:33 PM  Show Profile  Visit kebmo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
sounds exciting to watch, and i'll keep my eyes 'peeled' for bananas. [pun intended]


Edited by - kebmo on 01/31/2013 9:29:14 PM

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Carl B
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Posted - 01/31/2013 :  9:41:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
2014? Even if it's January 2014, you've got plenty of time!

Good Luck- I'll be watching and asking questions too!



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scott robertson
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Posted - 01/31/2013 :  11:36:57 PM  Show Profile  Visit scott robertson's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I can see large snakes hanging from the trees and frothy water where piranhas are devouring some carcass:) This will be a fun build. I look forward to its progression. Scott


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