Unlike the cows are watching them pass, men like trains. Better: they love them. And most are small, more they are crazy. Become ferrovipathes. Nothing dangerous, just expensive. Each year, one or other of the 50,000 fans of miniature trains breaks his piggy bank to fulfill his passion.
Vicinity of the gare Saint-Lazare and seats of several associations, federations and unions related mandates, the 9th district is the historic node of railway RC Paris. Opposite the lycée Condorcet, since 1946 which in fact, after the closure of the House of Train, crossing the harbour the eldest of all stores in "clean train" in France (1), in Pullman, takes its name from the luxury passenger car of the Orient-Express.
Mr. Allard, its first head of convoy which had a relationship of good-neighbourliness with the Carel Foucher House, manufacturer of bodies, cars, Pullman had the honour to dress up the facade of a true piece of stainless steel car of North Star, train of legend linking Paris to Amsterdam via Brussels (PBA), and which inspired in Simenon in 1938 the novel same lineadapted in 1981 film by Pierre Granier-Deferre, with Simone Signoret and Philippe Noiret.
On the balast, Pullman is driven since 1995 ultra-expérimentés 3-rail Lucien Dumazeau & son (Wenceslas square), railwaymen technique of electrical routing of the locomotives and passenger convoys or merchant of the famous miniature train Märklin-German mark whose home is in Paris, the position switch for fans. In showcase, the most expensive loco will be here a Märklin real steam of the Deutsche Bundesbahn, with tender coal, the merchant convoy Lange Heinrich (Henri-le-Long), level 1 (1/32nd) to 2.800 euros. At the other end of the track, the less expensive: a Chu-tchouffe scale HO of the Austrian trade mark Roco, at 54 euros the ticket of the small beast human access. Between the two, a middle way to 300 euros: the price to pay to the much-anticipated reproduction scale HO locomotive electrical CC 40100 of SNCF, pulling in 1972 TEE Paris-Brussels-Amsterdam, and to mark the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Trans-Europ-Express network, opened in 1957. Store-deposit current November announced arrival.
Best row that a Swiss switch position, the pharmacy is a chapel to the studious rigours which focuses the irrational frivolity of an exclusively male and adult hobby and the seriousness of a trade never took in default. Are between the pointillism of a loco finesse, car, rail, or even model of station to mount shelves full of these véristes plastic moulded and painted micro-architectures, any transaction would put the sale of a nuclear reactor for a swab in parapharmacy.
On the carpet in the living room, the technical and mobile toy the most popular of the 20th century is now the subject of generational transmission solemnly cementing the relationship father-son, the big advantage of the father. A legacy of the more valid if it is considered the growing rate of conversion of the electric trains of their childhood jealously preserved by the quadras from one day to digital networking. Pullman provides this type of operation of the transformer of papa to the PC, provided that the engines of era are in running condition. And whatever the brands. If not, go through the site and the Märklin shop-in-shop online to embrace the complexity of the circuit and the 12,000 references in station....