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BigLars
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Posted - 07/08/2018 :  5:31:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Neil F

Hi Larry, For the latest news on the Tracks to Trenches event next weekend http://www.avlr.org.uk/2018/07/tracks-to-the-trenches-almost-time.html Looks as though the Hunslet WW1 loco will be working for the first time. see the news section, I will try and get lots of pictures of the event, (last time I missed the replica Tank) This last weekend I have spent under a sun shade at the AVRO museum the home of the Vulcan.



Neil,
Looking forward to the pictures. The Vulcan was an impressive plane. I have been hearing rumors that an Arrow might have escaped back to the UK as an ejector seat was listed on ebay recently. Make sure you look closely under the tarps next time you are there.


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BigLars
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Posted - 07/08/2018 :  5:41:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hundreds and hundreds of details created today.

All the white sandbags were created. Screw pickets and barb wire testing. I also made a recoil ramp that I intend to cast to make multiples.





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Terrell
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Posted - 07/08/2018 :  6:49:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's looking great !!

I don't know if you get WFMY out of Greensboro or not, but on their sub-channel 2-4 they are showing "World War 1 : The first Modern War" at 9 tonight.




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Ensign
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Posted - 07/08/2018 :  7:10:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Larry, just catching up here, with what you and your army doing.
Man! You really are going to war with this thing, and it's all looking really fantastic!
I hope you & your troops can take their muddy boots off, and give their feet a chance to dry out.
Keep up the great work!


Greg Shinnie



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 07/09/2018 :  3:14:28 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Larry it's looking more like "The Yanks are coming, the Yanks are coming" every day.


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David Clark
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Posted - 07/09/2018 :  3:33:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking great Larry!
Cheers,
Dave



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Rick
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Posted - 07/09/2018 :  6:42:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Amazing!!!


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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 07/09/2018 :  9:47:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great job and very interesting to say the least.

Jerry

"And in the end, its not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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p51
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Posted - 07/11/2018 :  6:10:16 PM  Show Profile  Visit p51's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looks great!
Just an FYI, there wouldn't be barbed wire on the outer edge of a firing pit for a few reasons:
1. Access for crews and engineers to the guns and the pits.
2. Concussive force from the guns going off would ripe the wire and support out of the ground
3. Guns of that type would be well in the rear of the lines (my grandfather crewed large-caliber field pieces like that in WW1)



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BigLars
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Posted - 07/11/2018 :  6:19:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks to all for the kind words and for checking in on me.


quote:
Originally posted by p51

Looks great!
Just an FYI, there wouldn't be barbed wire on the outer edge of a firing pit for a few reasons:
1. Access for crews and engineers to the guns and the pits.
2. Concussive force from the guns going off would ripe the wire and support out of the ground
3. Guns of that type would be well in the rear of the lines (my grandfather crewed large-caliber field pieces like that in WW1)



Thanks for the insight on the wire. I will move it to a different location or complete the back story on the current location. Such as the new location was near the old part of the line after the front advanced 2 - 3 miles. That was my plan with the trench at the top being a previous supply trench.

I am finding out some crazy stuff about the lines shifting in 1918 and the capture of equipment and even HQ posts then the retaking old positions. The summer and fall of 1918 was more fluid and not as stuck in the same locations.

I would love to hear more about your grandfather if you know more.


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Edited by - BigLars on 07/11/2018 6:21:05 PM

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BigLars
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Posted - 07/15/2018 :  6:18:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ron "Elwood Blues" headed over for a work session today.
Ron soldered up some track for the bridge and we took turns hand spiking track on the 5 foot module which we then cut down to 4 feet.
We worked on casting details and other fun stuff like eating 4 pounds of mussles.





Saturday I started a new white metal kit for a Dick, Kerr & Co., Petrol-Electric Tractor.



Pictures of bridge progress will follow in a few days.


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Rick
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Posted - 07/15/2018 :  6:31:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Keep up the great work.

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BigLars
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Posted - 07/16/2018 :  9:03:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Rick.

Work continues on the bridge as well. It is just over three feet long. I need to add the ties to the top and do some light weathering.

It is pictured in the front of the first module waiting for it's base to be shaped.




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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 07/16/2018 :  11:46:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Gets better with every post. Keep up the great work.

Tell Ron to stop in the lounge once in a while!!


Jerry

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 07/17/2018 :  08:27:13 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Really interesting and great modeling. Now you have me interested in picking up a good book on the war.

Mike



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