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Could anyone direct me to a scale drawing of a French Crossing Keepers Cottage?

 

Thanks!

 

Len

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4 hours ago, signalnorth said:

Could anyone direct me to a scale drawing of a French Crossing Keepers Cottage?

 

Thanks!

 

Len

Hi Len 

Which region/company? though the basic layout was generally the same there were variations.  

2055215482_MaisonPN1890001.jpg.ff376095b73371a7d095e44aeeff846b.jpg

This is a fairly typical example from a reprint of a book published in 1890 and is from the Grande Ceinture around the outer edges of Paris. Kitchen and living room downstairs and one or two bedrooms upstairs. Three chimney pots suggest a kitchen range downstairs and a fireplace in each of two bedrooms. I think a lot of them only had a single bedroom. No dimensions on the drawings but a standard door height should give everything else and this tells you more about the structure than most side and end elevation plans.   

Typically there would have been side windows only on the ground floor with the 

According to the 1890 book, the Maison de garde would typically have been the home of a married couple, the husband being the cantonnier responsible for a section of line and the wife employed for a small extra wage as the crossing keeper. 

This is a more detailed plan from the PLM  

Maison_Garde_PN.jpg.33ba0cf75f4f03a3bc47aae64c194fb0.jpg

but if you put Maison de Garde Barriere into your search engine you should find everything you need but let me know if you need more. 

Update 

I found a simple but dimensioned for 1:87 scale drawing for a typical PLM Maison de garde barrière here along with a number of photos. 

http://emily-bass.curtsingertrailers.net/garde-barrière

 

 

 

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That is a rather superb post! Thank you so much ! I wasn’t really concerned with a specific region to be honest so that’s great!

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using that as a search helps. found this rather nice posting showing construction of a typical building. Would probably also make a nice station building as smallest versions were similar.

https://modeliste17.forumactif.org/t51-construire-un-batiment-de-a-a-z-une-maison-de-garde-barrieres

 

and this one just needs printing out, but could be easily used to design model

http://lignefictive.blogspot.com/2010/09/maison-de-garde-barriere-po.html

 

 

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3 hours ago, rue_d_etropal said:

using that as a search helps. found this rather nice posting showing construction of a typical building. Would probably also make a nice station building as smallest versions were similar.

https://modeliste17.forumactif.org/t51-construire-un-batiment-de-a-a-z-une-maison-de-garde-barrieres

 

and this one just needs printing out, but could be easily used to design model

http://lignefictive.blogspot.com/2010/09/maison-de-garde-barriere-po.html

 

 

Thank you for this post too

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On 29/06/2020 at 14:41, Pacific231G said:

Hi Len 

Which region/company? though the basic layout was generally the same there were variations.  

2055215482_MaisonPN1890001.jpg.ff376095b73371a7d095e44aeeff846b.jpg

This is a fairly typical example from a reprint of a book published in 1890 and is from the Grande Ceinture around the outer edges of Paris. Kitchen and living room downstairs and one or two bedrooms upstairs. Three chimney pots suggest a kitchen range downstairs and a fireplace in each of two bedrooms. I think a lot of them only had a single bedroom. No dimensions on the drawings but a standard door height should give everything else and this tells you more about the structure than most side and end elevation plans.   

Typically there would have been side windows only on the ground floor with the 

According to the 1890 book, the Maison de garde would typically have been the home of a married couple, the husband being the cantonnier responsible for a section of line and the wife employed for a small extra wage as the crossing keeper. 

This is a more detailed plan from the PLM  

Maison_Garde_PN.jpg.33ba0cf75f4f03a3bc47aae64c194fb0.jpg

but if you put Maison de Garde Barriere into your search engine you should find everything you need but let me know if you need more. 

Update 

I found a simple but dimensioned for 1:87 scale drawing for a typical PLM Maison de garde barrière here along with a number of photos. 

http://emily-bass.curtsingertrailers.net/garde-barrière

 

 

 

Thank link not working for me sadly

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54 minutes ago, signalnorth said:

Thank link not working for me sadly

it sort of worked for me yesterday, but not today. I found another copy of that drawing via google

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