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  • #16
    Larry: Look here as well! Scroll down a ways!

    http://silverhawkauthor.com/steam-lo...anada_364.html

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    • #17
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      ... 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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      • #18
        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.


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        • #19
          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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          • #20
            Larry, The equipment is really different and I like what you have done with it. Looking forward to more.

            Roland

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            • #21
              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.





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              • #22
                :up: Those are extremely detailed!

                Philip
                Philip

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                • #23
                  A youtube link that may be of interest. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp6Hu1UKI3s

                  bruce

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                  • #24
                    That is a unique looking car.

                    Hope you're able to find more.

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                    • #25
                      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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                      • #26
                        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.

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                        • #27
                          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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                          • #28
                            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.

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                            • #29
                              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.

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                              • #30
                                Nice addition to your Army!

                                Carry on!

                                Philip
                                Philip

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