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  • #31
    Gets better with every post. Great job so far!!
    Jerry



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

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    • #32
      Very cool.
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      Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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      • #33
        Larry, you'll be shell shocked.
        Frank

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        • #34
          Now that's a different looking tractor.

          I like how you're combining your research of war history with modeling.

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          • #35
            How many Model Railroads have we seen with Durango Colorado featured? Pretty common.

            How many feature WWI Front lines? This only the second I have ever seen.

            VERY unique! Great Modeling! Congratulations.

            Even though the subject is one not many will duplicate, we can all admire the efforts that is going into your work.

            Was the scale mentioned?
            Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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            • #36
              quote:


              Originally posted by David J Buchholz


              How many Model Railroads have we seen with Durango Colorado featured? Pretty common.

              How many feature WWI Front lines? This only the second I have ever seen.

              VERY unique! Great Modeling! Congratulations.

              Even though the subject is one not many will duplicate, we can all admire the efforts that is going into your work.

              Was the scale mentioned?


              Thanks David,

              I have placed the post in the ON30 section of the forum. Many of my friends are here and many modelers in this scale mix 1/48 and 1/43. With that said the layout will use 1/43 models in the foreground running on on30 track 16.5mm rail spacing. If I were going exact scale the rail would be 14mm apart. I will be mixing in 1/48 figures and models in the back ground for forced perspective.

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              • #37
                quote:


                Originally posted by David J Buchholz


                How many Model Railroads have we seen with Durango Colorado featured? Pretty common.

                How many feature WWI Front lines? This only the second I have ever seen.



                Actually, I have seen several WW1-theme layouts online and in magazines recently, but most are in the UK or Europe. It makes sense at that would mean so much more there than here, especially since it's the final year of the 100th anniversary of the war going on right now.

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                • #38
                  This is way cool, Larry!

                  I'm following along.

                  Jeff Betcher

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                  • #39
                    Interesting.

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                    • #40
                      David, This subject might not be common in the States, but over here it is quite common in Europe as a modeling subject. We also have original equipment preserved over here.

                      This is why many of the manufacturers of kits for this stuff are based here in Europe. Bachmann UK have started to produce some models of the stuff including the Baldwin 4-6-0 tank loco in 4mm scale running on 009 track.

                      It has gained interest since 2014, the anniversary of the start of the war, not the proudest moment in European history. This year is the 100th anniversary of the end of the war.

                      John

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                      • #41
                        I am happy to see so much interest in this topic.

                        Let's start talking motive power.

                        The Motor Rail company build over 900 Simplex engines of several verities for the British War effort.

                        Versions were:

                        Outer longitudinal "bent-rail" frame

                        Open: armoured end plates plus height-adjustable canopy on pillars

                        Protected: as Open, plus armoured side doors and visors

                        Armoured: completely enclosed with armour-plated roof, and end slits for the driver to look through

                        Yes, you read that correctly 900. This was a large narrow gauge railroad.

                        Here is the first of the 40 HP protected Simplex engines that will run on my RR.

                        It is a Wrightlines Kit.




                        Next is a version that Boulder Valley Models Produced and I built a few years ago on this site http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/t...TOPIC_ID=45380. It is not intended to be even close to fully accurate but was a fun project.


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                        • #42
                          Nice lokies Larry.

                          Mark
                          W,L,&E

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                          • #43
                            What's next?



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                            • #44
                              I had rain at the beach and no real tools or stuff to model with. There is a local Hobby Lobby so I ran over and bought some DAS clay. I have always wanted to try it to make details.

                              The only tools used were a bread knife, glass of water, ruler, paper and a pen.



                              I ended up with sandbag walls, duffle bags, flour and oatmeal sacks. This is 1/2 of what I made.



                              I picked up the clay for $6.00 using a 40% off coupon you get on line. I used 1/3 of a bag so I think I got a lot of details for $2.00.

                              Thoughts or ideas are welcome.

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                              • #45
                                I'll say you got a lot of details for 6 bucks.

                                They look great.

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