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GWhizz



Location: Charente, France

PostSubject: LGB Corpet Louvet   Sat Aug 22, 2009 7:57 pm

Did anyone on here nab the Corpet from GRC before I got to it earlier today!

Hope it was someone here or somebody who appreciates French Loco's at least!

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Last edited by GWhizz on Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:48 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Tsh I can't spell Corpet properly)
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mikeyh



Location: Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: LGB Corpet Louvet   Sat Aug 22, 2009 8:00 pm

GRC?
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fm12



Location: 87210 Haute Vienne, France

PostSubject: Re: LGB Corpet Louvet   Sat Aug 22, 2009 8:50 pm

Brian don`t know who got that one,but a minter went on ebay two nights back for £235.I`d bid up to £222.22 for it.

Van still stainzless but nabbed a post van today
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GWhizz



Location: Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: LGB Corpet Louvet   Sat Aug 22, 2009 8:51 pm

fm12 wrote:
Brian don`t know who got that one,but a minter went on ebay two nights back for £235.I`d bid up to £222.22 for it.

Van still stainzless but nabbed a post van today

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Damn missed that one too - that's a good price!

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fm12



Location: 87210 Haute Vienne, France

PostSubject: Re: LGB Corpet Louvet   Sat Aug 22, 2009 8:56 pm

Brian I did mention the one on ebay in the regner post.It was a light red colour not a grey one though.

Van still stainzless and posting posts that not everyone reads Very Happy
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GWhizz



Location: Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: LGB Corpet Louvet   Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:50 am

fm12 wrote:
Brian I did mention the one on ebay in the regner post.It was a light red colour not a grey one though.

Van still stainzless and posting posts that not everyone reads Very Happy

That 'll teach me to read ALL the posts, I've not followed the Regner posts, cos' as I much as I'd love one, a purchase is out of the question at the mo!

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mikeyh



Location: Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: LGB Corpet Louvet   Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:21 pm

I think we should start a 'Want one' for a Corpet Louvet. There is something about them that looks typically French, but more than that they have a similar appeal (for me) as the stainz. If anybody gets hold of one please pay me a visit.I'd love to see it going throught the streets of Demiel!

Mikey
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GWhizz



Location: Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: LGB Corpet Louvet   Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:41 pm

mikeyh wrote:
I think we should start a 'Want one' for a Corpet Louvet. There is something about them that looks typically French, but more than that they have a similar appeal (for me) as the stainz. If anybody gets hold of one please pay me a visit.I'd love to see it going throught the streets of Demiel!

Mikey

Why not PM Phil. I'm sure he'd bring one or all three of his down to Demiel given a chance, he's over here til the 9th.

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fm12



Location: 87210 Haute Vienne, France

PostSubject: Re: LGB Corpet Louvet   Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:53 pm

To be fair I only mentioned the ebay item no didn`t mention it was a Corpet.



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Carl Hibbs
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Location: Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: LGB Corpet Louvet   Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:02 pm

mikeyh wrote:
There is something about them that looks typically French,
Mikey

That's because they are French. Laughing

Built at la Courneuve, north Paris suburbs.
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GWhizz



Location: Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: LGB Corpet Louvet   Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:09 pm


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mikeyh



Location: Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: LGB Corpet Louvet   Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:18 pm

Yeah i know that but there are some French locos that dont look french (to me anyway) How does one define what looks french? smells of gauloisse's?,baguette crumbs in the cab? or a certain je ne sais quoi?

Mikey Laughing
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Location: Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: LGB Corpet Louvet   Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:16 pm

It depends on your French perception.

There is a unique style in France. For example if you go to Paris the litter bins on the Metro are the shape of a womans upper torso and silvery gold in colour.

For other iconic steam locos try looking at Pinguely, Piguet, Fives-Lilles, To me they are all typically (just as Corpet) French.

What do you think and what French locos don't look French then?
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mikeyh



Location: Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: LGB Corpet Louvet   Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:23 am

Yes it is a matter of perception. I didnt have a particular loco in mind when I said some of them dont look french. I should have said that, to me, some locos are more french looking than others. The Corpet, again for me, has got it all. I used to feel the same about the UK saddle tanks, its a certain character. BTW why dont you see any saddletankers over here. Sorry, why dont I (trying to cover himself in case there are loads that i havent seen yet!!)
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philkelly



Location: Vienne, France and Islington. London

PostSubject: Re: LGB Corpet Louvet   Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:04 pm

Three Corpets available for weddings, christenings, bar mitzvahs and open days...DCC but will run on analogue; at least 18v track voltage preferred...owner travels too to ensure good behaviour...
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GWhizz



Location: Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: LGB Corpet Louvet   Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:46 am

An update on my never ending quest to acquire one of these beauties -

Comprehensively outbid on five auctions (four German and one UK) I went back to Grootspoor only to find that one sold too!

They are starting to go for silly money - Used - Avg condition - Non DCC £300 plus DCC £350 And new condition £400+

If anyone has or knows of one at sensible price - please let me know!

In the meantime I'll see if I can sell a donkey or two?

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Bearcastle



Location: Brie

PostSubject: Re: LGB Corpet Louvet   Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:25 am

Poor donkey Sad
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Carl Hibbs
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Location: Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: LGB Corpet Louvet   Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:33 am

We would like donkeys for our new home in Normandy (when we buy it).

I had a donkey once before in England..... but she left and went back to her mother's. Twisted Evil


Seriously, you could try the VML forum for a Corpet. I seem to remember a couple for sale earlier this summer.

I'll make some enquiries here too.
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GWhizz



Location: Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: LGB Corpet Louvet   Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:12 pm

The search is over courtesey of GMad ....



Thanks guys

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mikeyh



Location: Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: LGB Corpet Louvet   Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:25 pm

Well come on then. which model, etc . spill it Brian
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