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Cher modelistes.

Je reviens apres les petit vacances en Paris:


The Eiffel Tower has a funicular in each leg (not an inclined lift as these are railed vehicles), 3 legs contain pasenger cars with stepped cabins and the fourth legs has a freight funicular in the conventional single level body funicular style. To model this lot would be a nightmare!!!


Got a new mobile phone and took this pic - Paris Metro MP59 (Metro Pneu - rubber tyred, built 1959) stock on Ligne 4 at Barbes-Rochechouart. Paris Metro is standard gauge with a very narrow 'six-foot', the system was built that way in the 1900s to stop main line trains from running on it! The Metro also runs on the right - paraphrasing Michael Caine: 'Not a lot of people know that'!

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Some nice pics, thanks for posting them.

I went to the iffel tower about 5 years ago and i think the best part was seeing the origional winding gear behind a glass screen in the base of one of the legs as i came out of the lift.

I knew it was narrow stock but i didnt know why. berlin also had narrow stock on part of the U-bahn i wonder if it was for the same reason. some of it ended up in Beijing and some went to North Korea.

Eifel tower in etched brass. Hmmm............

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So we're becoming multi lingual as well as multi national now eh?


But seriously another pair of intriguing (la toure Eiffel) and interesting (the MP59 stock) photos. I must admit I was not aware that the tower had a funicular system.

In answer to Peter's hmmm - I think it would take a fair bit of work.

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