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David Clark
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Posted - 03/29/2018 :  1:20:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
... the trains will get close to the artillery.



LOL. When I was in the army, we used to say the artillery was so far back they had to send their laundry forward.

Looking forward to seeing your layout. I know I won't be disappointed.
Cheers,
Dave



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BigLars
Engineer

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Posted - 03/29/2018 :  6:41:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the link John.

David that is interesting insight.

The equipment will be somewhat unique. I have found that there was an effort to standardize but there were also front line modifications and complete builds of cars.

There was a line of equipment manufactured in the UK a few years ago and I am slowly obtaining the items. The maker was Wrightlines and they are marked WW1 or War department. I have been slowly finding them to purchase by asking everyone I know if they have any. So if you have any spare kits please let me know as I have spare cash.

There was a large amount of lumber needed for the war and temporary saw mills were build just behind the lines. The mills looked much like they did in North America as they were built by Canadians deployed specifically to cut down wood.

This is a Wrightlines W023 kit I built but have not yet painted.

The cars moved wood and rail to the front.



My current build:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50375

Edited by - BigLars on 03/29/2018 6:42:01 PM

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Ensign
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Posted - 03/29/2018 :  8:11:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Larry, that's a cool looking car, and will only get better once it's painted and has a load of lumber on it.
I can see why you want more of them.

Greg Shinnie



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Hopeless
Fireman



Posted - 03/29/2018 :  8:22:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Larry, The equipment is really different and I like what you have done with it. Looking forward to more.

Roland



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BigLars
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Posted - 03/29/2018 :  10:37:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Greg and Roland.

A couple of samples of cars in use. One of the cars I built with a rail load and a different version of a log car.






My current build:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50375

Edited by - BigLars on 03/29/2018 10:38:35 PM

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Philip
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Posted - 03/29/2018 :  11:17:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Those are extremely detailed!

Philip



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brucet
Engine Wiper

Posted - 03/31/2018 :  10:46:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A youtube link that may be of interest. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp6Hu1UKI3s

bruce



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Rick
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Posted - 03/31/2018 :  11:16:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That is a unique looking car.
Hope you're able to find more.


As you think, so will you be.

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John Coates
New Hire

Posted - 04/01/2018 :  06:28:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Big Lars, the manufacturer of the Wrightlines range lives just down the road from me so if you PM me with any requirements I will pass them onto him.

John



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BigLars
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Posted - 04/01/2018 :  08:25:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks John, I have sent you a message. I would love to get my hands on a bunch of Wrightlines equipment. I thought I was going to have to start to scratch build it all.

My current build:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50375

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p51
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Posted - 04/02/2018 :  11:22:08 AM  Show Profile  Visit p51's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Great work so far. I have always been interested in military railroads and I did ponder the idea of a WW1 layout (taking place after the summer of 1917 to include the US units) for a while.


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BigLars
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Posted - 04/02/2018 :  11:30:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks all.

One fun things about building the RR is doing the research. In the war the troops used captured equipment when ever possible. The boys were able to get their hands on a Hun tractor this week.



As soon as I pick my mud color for the layout the Lanz will be weathered.


My current build:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50375

Edited by - BigLars on 04/02/2018 11:40:50 AM

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BigLars
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Posted - 04/02/2018 :  11:39:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is a concept scene I am starting and one of the major industries on the layout.

British batteries consisted or 4 canon of the same size. I have two more 6" guns on the way from Duncan Models. The 18 pound gun will move to a different scene. This is a very rough start to the RR.




There will be railway wagons unloading shells and charges as part of this scene. I need to cast 300 or so shells.


My current build:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50375

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Philip
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Posted - 04/02/2018 :  12:10:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice addition to your Army!

Carry on!

Philip



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 04/02/2018 :  1:28:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Gets better with every post. Great job so far!!

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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