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Royville, France, 1967
MegaMOC 2011. Fictitious french town "Royville", around the year 1967.
About this creation
This diorama was prepared for the 5th annual HispaLUG gathering in Madrid, December 2011. Unfortunatly I did not make it to the exhibition because of work, so these photos are from a test-setup in my basement.

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Art-deco petrol station:





Note that Exxon-Mobile is called "Esso" in Europe.


This building was the first one in the project, dating back as far as May 2011, and currently represents the longest-living MOC of mine.




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Although the Art-deco style originally started in France in he ´20s, the petrol-station is distinctively american ´50s-´60s.

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Cachin Motors:



This is basically a Citroën specialist, although the skilled workshop will do ANYthing.


The showroom with the strange-looking DS Break version.




The nice and orderly back-yard with workshop.


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As mentioned; the guys workign here are very skilled, and here´s a little something they have been working on in their spare time;






Oh yeah! Happiness...

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Hotel Chat Noir:


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The likeness is striking... Two guests hurry away, as the famous chef is known to be rather full of himself, and can drag on and on and on with his tales, once he has "tried" the brandy (spposedly for cooking) too many times...


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Notice how I cut a road baseplate in half, in order to get more posible combinations. (Please dont hate me ;-)

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Rue de la Gare:




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Just another day at the office, for this working girl...


Lots of entertainment in this street. -I am of course referring to the clown and the barrel-organ...



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Train station:




Okay, I ran out of LBG tiles...


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Station seen from street-side;


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Trains:

All the rolling stock is 7-wide, and exact 0-scale.

SNCF 131; (RC+PF)





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X-3800 "Picasso" railbus; (RC+PF)


A VIDEO exist with the trains running around;


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Other random shots:











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Overview shots:


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Technical information about the diorama:

Plan:

The MOC is 4 meters long and 1,2 meters wide.

The decoration counts some 70 minifigs.

19 historic vehicles;
Ford Capri MK1
4 Citroën DS 20 (civil, police, cabriolet and stationwaggon)
2 Citroën 2CV (civil and forugonette)
2 Citroën H type
Morris Minor Traveller
VW T1
Scania Vabis bus
Mercedes Benz O3250 bus
Chevrolet BelAir
Renault tow truck
Renault moving van
Small truck (Cachin Motors. No specific prototype)
Small tractor (Loaded on a train freight waggon)
-and finally the Happy Days/American Grafitti inspired hotrod from Cachin Motors!

The names Royville, Cachin and Chat Noir is of course in honour of the model railroad masters Astrid Cachin and Marcel Darphin´s fantastic 0-scale layouts.

That is all!

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7th January 2012 (approx.); On "Across MOCpages".
16th November 2012; MOTD. Yay! :-)



Comments

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  April 27, 2014
Quoting Zabou =) C'est sublime et très ressemblant! On s'y croirait! J'adore la cigogne!
Ehm... Thank you! (I think...)
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  April 27, 2014
C'est sublime et très ressemblant! On s'y croirait! J'adore la cigogne!
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  February 4, 2014
Excellent job! I can't find my words to describe this creation!! 5/5 8-D
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  December 17, 2013
c'est magnifique! du modélisme ferroviaire. grenat job, bravo monsieur
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  August 14, 2013
Like (once again).
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  April 19, 2013
I am French, and I recognized many of the details in this scene. The concept is creative: the 60s did include a mix of old and new. Really like the 2cv's (we've got one, a 1989 Speciale), thanks for posting! You definitely made it into favorite builders of mine.
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  November 21, 2012
I just can't describe the amount of awesomeness of this... So much details, great techniques used in the buildings' shapes, and your cars!! A huge beautiful city MOC, congratulations!
  November 16, 2012
That is fantastic, probably the best town moc I have ever seen!
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  November 16, 2012
still a great build, well done for MOTD.
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  November 16, 2012
Best MOTD ever!!
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  November 16, 2012
Quoting Michael Rutherford Ah...67 was a good year, after all, it's when I was born! Again, great dio. Attack!
Thanks. I was born that year too, so indeed a good year, that one... ;-)
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  November 16, 2012
Well deserved MOTD! Congrats!
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  November 16, 2012
Stunning, looks like endless hours of fun! Congratulations on MOTD too!
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  November 16, 2012
Perfect for a MOTD! Excellent stuff
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  November 16, 2012
So much of your characteristic detail to take in at once! The dimensions are amazing, but then when you see the sheer density of the build... Astounding. So many treasures packed into one massive effort. Ah...67 was a good year, after all, it's when I was born! Again, great dio. Attack!
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  November 16, 2012
Very cool!
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  November 16, 2012
Happy MOTD! It looks really really good.
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  November 16, 2012
Oh, wow! Finally a MOTD for me! Thanks a lot for the comments! Funny enough this comes exactly 1 week before the oficial presentacion of the MegaMOC 2012, at the HispaLUG National Expo in Barcelona! Stay tuned for "Kingstown, USA, 1959" -Coming soon to a MOCpage near you!
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  November 16, 2012
Greatest MOTD ever. Period.
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  November 16, 2012
Great MOTD!
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  November 16, 2012
The greatest MOTD of my career! Congrats!
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  November 16, 2012
Amazing! This is a well deserved MOTD
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  October 3, 2012
I don't know how I missed this, but I am pleased I found it. fantastic build, the esso garage wow. 10/10
  May 5, 2012
That is AWESOME!!!!
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  April 17, 2012
Wow,just wow,this is something that i cant rate,Mocpages should have 10000/10000 rate aswell for mocs like that.I really like all those details and that Mercedes Benz bus!Breathtaking MOC... ;)
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  April 17, 2012
Thanks to all of you, who helped this presentation reach a 100 smilies! Much apreciated! :-)))
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  April 10, 2012
wow henrik, this looks awesome! I love the concept of background you came up with, very cool design! I love the retro atmosphere, great work!
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  March 17, 2012
I'm really impressed by your very well and lovely built town here. This is absolutely fantastic in each detail! Absolutely great! :)
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  January 10, 2012
completly awsome
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  January 9, 2012
Thanks again for your nice comments and support! I am also writing this comment as a reminder that this MOC was on "Across MOCpages" around the 7th of January 2012. I dont know the exact dates, as I am currently travelling and working abroad... Anyway; Thanks again! :-)
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  January 8, 2012
Simply amazing.
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  January 7, 2012
Vraiment super , la station esso magnifique , les DS et 2cV sont excellentes ainsi que le type h on les reconnait dès le premier coup d'oeil . Chapeau bas !
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  January 7, 2012
Incredible!
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  January 6, 2012
Amazing :)
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  January 6, 2012
This is simply marvelous. It contains so many details. The look of the buildings is really nice but the French cars and vehicles are even more beautiful as they can be recognized immediatly. Excellent job. Small details: the phone cabin, are you sure they were red and not black or green in France ? Red looks more like London to me.
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  January 5, 2012
Now this is why you are one of my favorites. I love this. It's not just the way it's built but this MOC has a spirit. A spirit of past in a way with all those beautiful old school cars of yours. When I see that old DS in police colors I somehow expect Louis de Funes to start chasing bad guys in Gendarmerie uniform. I also love that background. This whole place looks as though it's taken from some old post card or something. The details? I won't comment on them. Too many of them and they're all great as far as I'm concerned! Keep up cheering us all up with this!
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  January 4, 2012
I have been looking forward to this dio for quite some time. -Well from when you started posting your amazing cars. This is very far from beeing a disappointment. The buildings are as usual very nice standing alone, then combined with the overflow of beautiful vehicles and cahrming scenes, that makes for a truly amazing dio. It´s all fresh and innovative whilst having a very classic feel to it.
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  January 3, 2012
Very nice! That clerk must be getting paid overtime, lol! Very dynamic moc, so many things that stick out, the Esso Station most!
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  January 3, 2012
Quoting Mart de Wolff Amazing town and incredible bunch of details! Chapeau! I love the design of the terrace chairs; which pieces did you use to connect the window to the seat of the chair?? I already tried several modified plates with clips etc, but it didn't work out.
Thanks! It´s a plate with clip alright. -But it must be forced a little. The original design is somebody else´s.
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  January 3, 2012
Amazing town and incredible bunch of details! Chapeau! I love the design of the terrace chairs; which pieces did you use to connect the window to the seat of the chair?? I already tried several modified plates with clips etc, but it didn't work out.
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  January 1, 2012
I'm impressed by all the details but I'm totally amazed by the way you caught the "spirit" of this town: buildings, cars, trains. Stunning job!
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  January 1, 2012
this is just a stunner....To be honest,this is for the museum...
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  December 30, 2011
Wow, it's terrific. You really feel as if you time travelled back into the last century, amazing work!
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  December 29, 2011
Wow, that layout is marvelous! Although the reason why I commented is to point out that a similar (buying a MOC) thing happened to Keith Goldman once and as soon as he had eMailed the price, the buyer disappeared...
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  December 29, 2011
Fantastic layout!
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  December 28, 2011
Quoting Elk Guard Sensational! Great to see the fruits of your labour in this spectacular setting! Did Royville make it to the show even though you didn't?
Thanks! No, we did not make it :-(
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  December 28, 2011
Quoting Emiliano Palatresi Hello, I am interested and I would like to know if is possible to buy it. Thank you
Are you serious¿? In that case email me; hxmiesa@yahoo.com
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  December 28, 2011
Quoting Nick Barrett A wonderful town. As nearly everyone drives a Citroen, can I live there ?
Thanks! You can, but be advised that less than half of the cars here are actually Citroëns. You can bring your own, though! LOL
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  December 28, 2011
Quoting MortalSwordsman . Beautiful work. I love the whole thing and echo the comments below. I especially like how you made the train track layout.
Thanks! Actually I am first and foremost a model railroad builder! ;-)
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  December 28, 2011
Quoting Ryan Link Just beautiful all around, the level of detail on everything is just astounding! The amount of time that went into this setup is pretty clear. Where did you get the bushes in front of the food truck? They do not look familiar to me...
Thanks! Those are classic LEGO parts from my childhood. From around the ´70ies.
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  December 28, 2011
Quoting Soap † This is so amazing. I lot all of the details you threw in. Lovely work landscaping. How long did this masterpiece take you?
Thanks. Six months, making it the longest projct so far.
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  December 28, 2011
Hello, I am interested and I would like to know if is possible to buy it. Thank you
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  December 28, 2011
Sensational! Great to see the fruits of your labour in this spectacular setting! Did Royville make it to the show even though you didn't?
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  December 28, 2011
A wonderful town. As nearly everyone drives a Citroen, can I live there ?
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  December 28, 2011
This is a real "mega" MOC. Nice to see all your creations presented in this way. Really great!
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  December 28, 2011
Excellent MOC! I guess if you were more into castles you'd be my hero :D Anyway tremendous effort behind this one, well done!
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  December 27, 2011
excellent, and the gas station is the best part IMO. 5/5
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  December 27, 2011
Amazing!!!
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  December 27, 2011
ravishingly beautiful!
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  December 27, 2011
That gas station is beautiful!
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  December 27, 2011
excellent detail! very enjoyable to view! :D
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  December 27, 2011
Wow, that's awesome, such a beautiful scenery. Great buildings, amazing details and your excellent 50's and 60's cars :-) The petrol station is my favourite building. There is one of these old ESSO stations of the 50's in my town. Until a few years ago it was still an ESSO station and it had a special permission to use a vintage style red neon sign instead of the Corporate Design look. So this is my favourite building. Great job!
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  December 27, 2011
Beautiful work. I love the whole thing and echo the comments below. I especially like how you made the train track layout.
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  December 27, 2011
Wow! Great work, this is a wonderful diorama!
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  December 27, 2011
Amazing! Too much awesomeness in just one MOC. It's nice to see all those famous cars in one environment.
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  December 27, 2011
Wow!!! So much detail everywhere, love the cars and the train. :]
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  December 27, 2011
Henrik, once again you did it ! Super ! Dirk
Henrik Hoexbroe
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Soap †
  December 26, 2011
This is so amazing. I lot all of the details you threw in. Lovely work landscaping. How long did this masterpiece take you?
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  December 26, 2011
Stunning work! Absolutely amazing, I would love to build something like this.
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  December 26, 2011
You have stunned me speechless. No, seriously, I'm having to use my phone to speak:)
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  December 26, 2011
Just beautiful all around, the level of detail on everything is just astounding! The amount of time that went into this setup is pretty clear. Where did you get the bushes in front of the food truck? They do not look familiar to me...
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  December 26, 2011
Wow! What amazing detail! Great job! the roads, the cars, the details on the sidewalks... just wow, amazing!
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  December 26, 2011
I'm always impressed to see your visible efforts and attention to so many details! Awesome work, Henrik! =)
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  December 26, 2011
So so beautiful. It's nice to see so many of your MOCs in this too, they all fit together wonderfully. A brilliant scene. 10/10 P.S 'Hard working girl' or is she just 'A working girl'...? Was trying to decipher the outfit!
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  December 26, 2011
Amazing work!
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  December 26, 2011
Nice work! This town is awesome. I can't imagine the time and patience this took. Nice work.
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  December 26, 2011
Super neat and full of great details!
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  December 26, 2011
Viva la France!!! You left me speechless with this one! Each picture was so precisely taken too bad you never entered it in the festival! You'd have my vote! Happy New Year!
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  December 26, 2011
Amazing with a wonderful attention to detail! You inspire me every time!
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  December 26, 2011
Awsome!
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  December 26, 2011
Oh my this is a Lego wonderland! Too many great details to mention. You could post 20 mocs from this. I love the petrol station, the colours remind me of the Model Team truck. I'm glad you featured all your brilliant Citroens. Such a shame you couldn't display this, I'm sure you would have had a lot of positive feedback. Maybe next year :-)
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  December 26, 2011
Excellent, especially train section.
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  December 26, 2011
JUST SO AMAZING. You really got bricks.
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  December 26, 2011
AMAZING! love it!
 
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