Historic Metre-Gauge Railways in Provence -the Central Var Metre Gauge Line

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    Glad you kept the descriptions en Anglais, as my French is technical based, and is ca marche, ca marche pas & boff (accompanied with my impression of a Gaelic shrug) :avatar:, there are a few other words the guy's tried to teach me, and although said with passion they wouldn't translate the meaning :whatever:

    I've enjoyed the tread, thanks for posting.

    Paul
     
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    Thank you, Paul!
     
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    Only French I know is Framarge, handy to know! :giggle:
     
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    A few people have asked me whether I plan to publish a book, or books, about the Metre-Gauge Railways of Provence. I thought that I might see what was involved in punishing an eBook .... As a first step, I have tried to design a cover for what might be a book about the Central Var line. I have published a series of posts on that line on this Group.

    So here are two questions for you ....

    If I was to do so, would you be interested in buying a copy and what might you pay?

    And ............... What do you think to this as a cover? Might it entice you to buy the book, knowing what you already do about the content?

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    I think its an excellent idea, however as I don't have an interest in European railways I doubt I would purchase a copy.
    That said there are a lot of modellers out there that would love some in depth coverage with lots of photos such as you have done!

    Cheer's, Pete.
     
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    Hello,

    As I have already mentioned, I am pondering converting my blog into an online book. This might prove of interest to people. I have taken this a little further and produced the first few chapters of the book I am imagining. They are at the moment missing a contents page and and editorial page but I'd appreciate comments on whether the book might be worth publishing on line and whether you think it should be free or charged for?

    If you are interested, please follow this link via my blog:

    https://rogerfarnworth.wordpress.com/2018/04/14/an-ebook-on-les-chemins-de-fer-du-sud-de-la-france/

    Best wishes

    Roger
     
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    In November 2018, my wife and I visited a number of the perched villages in the area around Fayence. As a result, I have updated one or two posts on my blog which relate to parts of the Central Var metre-gauge line. The changes to the post below relate to a visit to the perched village of Tanneron which sits high in the hills above the line. The village is a staggering 11 kilometres from the old station which bore its name.

    http://rogerfarnworth.com/2017/12/03/ligne-de-central-var-part-6-chemin-de-fer-de-provence-26
     
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    Hi Roger it's a fascinating subject and the details you include are excellent and very readable. Whilst I don't profess to have an interest in the actual tram/railways of the region I do find your posts intriguing. As for the book why not publish it if only for your own pleasure, I am currently writing a novel and although I don't expect many sales the satisfaction I get from it is immeasurable .. and who knows … ps if you do go ahead can I suggest you make your name on the cover more prominent.

    Ian vt
     
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    Thank you Ian.
     
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    I am working on completing a book about the Central Var line of Les Chemins de Fer du Sud de la France. About 75% of the way through the work now and reviewing my post of the length of the line to the West of Sillans-la-Cascade.

    I have realised that I omitted an important element of this section of the line - that It provided access to a number of mines. Two closest to the line were open-cast bauxite mines. Both were situated near Rognette which also appears not to feature in my original review of this length of the line.

    This revised post covers the section in question. ....

    http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/08/19/ligne-de-central-var-part-13a-sillans-la-cascade-to-barjols-chemins-de-fer-de-provence-85
     
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