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BigLars Posted - 03/25/2018 : 5:06:21 PM
For my next Railroad I want to replicate some of the activities of the Corps of Canadian Railway Troops in Europe 1918.

At the height of World War 1 the Corps of Canadian Railway Troops contained 19,000 personnel - 16,000 working in France and Belgium, with the remainder in England.

Canadian railway soldiers constructed all light railways in areas occupied by the five British Armies, and 60 % of the standard gauge lines connecting the channel ports to the front lines. In total, Canadians built 1169 miles of broad gauge railway line and miles of narrow gauge line during their wartime service. That is some serious Narrow Gauge railroad to model.

For some partial information you can go to this link:
http://guysboroughgreatwarveterans.blogspot.com/2013/02/canadian-railway-troops.html

I will be modeling using 1/43 and 1/48 in forced perspective. Track will be Code 70 set at 16.5 mm. It should be 14mm but I need to use available drive units from HO models. Therefore the closest fit is ON30.

I have been building a few models for the past 6 months. Now it is time to get serious.

Let the games begin.
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BigLars Posted - 11/28/2020 : 4:13:52 PM
A big thank you to all who took the time to comment.

quote:
Originally posted by robert goslin

Great scenes Larry. Both the model & prototype photos. We are lucky these days, so much info is readily available on the Web.
Curious about the 2 lines in the prototype.
One with the troops, the sleepers are clearly exposed. The other one they're buried. Or is that not a railway line ?



There is a passing siding in the picture. Two tracks. Ballast was not readily available and if the track had to be re-laid for some reason; such as expulsions or replacing lighter set track to allow steam engine access. The new track might not get ballast right away. Often they had to use chalk as ballast for a nice white look.

When I say set track I believe the track for the first train sets found a prototype in WW1. The track cam in prebuilt pieces to quickly lay. The pieces actually slid together
Grubes Posted - 11/28/2020 : 11:07:51 AM
Wonderful. Great to see all the hard work painting the figures translate into a scene. Always a joy to see an update.
robert goslin Posted - 11/28/2020 : 01:47:54 AM
Great scenes Larry. Both the model & prototype photos. We are lucky these days, so much info is readily available on the Web.
Curious about the 2 lines in the prototype.
One with the troops, the sleepers are clearly exposed. The other one they're buried. Or is that not a railway line ?
Philip Posted - 11/27/2020 : 12:34:24 PM
aka Esprit de corps!!!
Frank Palmer Posted - 11/27/2020 : 10:12:23 AM

My soldiers have not seen the photographer yet.

By the looks of the men in the car they don't want to be photographed either.
Yannis Posted - 11/27/2020 : 09:23:24 AM
Arriving late at this party... the level of work is admirable really! Now you need to add a couple of 1/48 aircraft and you are set (my other part of the hobby).

Subscribed and following!
Philip Posted - 11/26/2020 : 11:05:56 PM


Nicely done Larry!

Philip
Michael Hohn Posted - 11/26/2020 : 4:40:38 PM
That’s very fine modeling; poignant as well.
Orionvp17 Posted - 11/26/2020 : 1:26:55 PM
Nicely done! Keep going!

Pete
in Michigan
Rick Posted - 11/26/2020 : 1:19:37 PM
Very nice.
BigLars Posted - 11/26/2020 : 12:14:13 PM
Thank you all for stopping in and leaving positive feedback.

I finally had a full complement of soldiers to fill a wagon. I thought it was a good idea so I glued them all in. Well measure twice cut once applies to weight. The wagon weighs in at 13.8 oz. astonishing my white metal simplex can manage it on straight and level track.

My soldiers have not seen the photographer yet.





Larryc Posted - 11/25/2020 : 11:01:06 AM
Larry sounds like your layout is going to be very impressive when you get it all together. Have fun!!
George D Posted - 11/25/2020 : 10:39:17 AM
Good idea to use seconds for battle damage. I'm sure you need to add to the defects to make them look really bad.

George
Philip Posted - 11/25/2020 : 10:23:54 AM
Cool beans! happy Thanksgiving!

Philip
TRAINS1941 Posted - 11/25/2020 : 09:25:00 AM
Sounds like your getting ready to put this all together.

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