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Postby rue_d_etropal » Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:37 pm

As 2014 approaches I am building a few mini layouts for exhibition, 2 already accepted
Scale is 1/35(approx), representing 60cm gauge. After seeing that photo of what I think might be 40cm gauge in WW1 ruins I might include some 40cm gauge(12mm) in my next WW1 module
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thats a lightweight board of styrofoam, 3ft by 2ft, so easy to transport and set up
Where there is space I want to have some other mini modules, and using a couple I built a few years ago using cardboard fruit box.
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these ere originally deigned to work back to back, but plan to run them as two separate 'pizzas'.
More planned, including an triple APA box layout , similar concept to one already built but WW1 theme (UK, Europe, Egypt? possibly)

All above are easy to transport so looking for more exhibitions /events.
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Postby Heywood Fan » Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:23 pm

Really nice to see. After unearthing some forgotten books including Light Tracks to Arras and the volume 2 of narrow gauge at war I quite fancy a small WW1 themed module. My favourite loco is probably the Dick Kerr or Westinghouse Petrol Electric. Does anyone do a model of this in 0 gauge or 1/35th maybe?
I like your armoured Simplexes, considering how few of them they made your line has quite a lot ;) Is that a kit or your own build?
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:13 am

possibly something in 1/43 but my preference would be 1/35 still. I am sure there are drawings out there, it might be something I might be interested in.

Just googled and that loco is definitely distinctive. Also have seen it in kit form somewhere, possibly 1/43. Its definitely something I will investigate for 1/35.

Wrightlines used to do some WW1 stuff in 1/43. Scalelink do some stuff in 1/32 or 1/35(I know there are questions as to which exact scale)
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Postby Heywood Fan » Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:22 pm

I forgot to ask if your locos were from a kit?
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:57 pm

The Simplex locos are my own 3D printed design, one piece body with a separate chassis plate. Currently designed chassis for either Lima diesel shunter motor or Tenshodo Spud. Still some tweaking to be done

One thing I am considering is a version with doors open. Obviously I will then have to design the interior , which is partly why I designed chassis to take a Spud. Need to have a look at interior of real engine or closer look at the TV program where they restored one loco.
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Postby Heywood Fan » Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:27 pm

Well, if you plan on marketing the Simplexes I'd buy one :)

Also I think I may have some interior photos of the one that used to be in the Army Museum Beverley.

There is a photo here http://www.flickr.com/photos/nigelmatthews/4987444913/

shows how basic the interior is, thankfully :)
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Postby Heywood Fan » Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:11 pm

I might get to see some of your sterling efforts at the Tracks to the Trenches event I see ;)

(I've just been emailling them)
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Postby NotHarryPotter » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:10 pm

Hi folks,
here are some WW1 light railway photos from the Australian War Memorial website. There is a good one of an armoured simplex with the doors open below:

Armoured Simplex https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P03608.015

Dangerously exposed to gunfire Simplex https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/E05204/

Simplex and bogie box car https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P03608.021

French light loco? https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P03608.032

Armoured Simplex https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/E05014/

Armoured Simplex and wagon nice view https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P03608.002

Ford T railcar https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/EZ0190/

Unloading locos Syria https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/B01776A/

Suez Canal loco https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/J00923/

German loco and train https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/H13346/

German loco and train https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/H13349/

German loco, train and soldiers https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/H13352/

Armoured British thingies, name eludes me https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C01361/

US built engine and train Ypres https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C01362/

Train with shell load https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/E00751/

Train on bridge https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/E05207/

There is so much more. Unlimited inspiration for those modelling WW1 railways!!!
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Postby NotHarryPotter » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:10 pm

Hi folks,
here are some WW1 light railway photos from the Australian War Memorial website. There is a good one of an armoured simplex with the doors open below:

Armoured Simplex https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P03608.015

Dangerously exposed to gunfire Simplex https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/E05204/

Simplex and bogie box car https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P03608.021

French light loco? https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P03608.032

Armoured Simplex https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/E05014/

Armoured Simplex and wagon nice view https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P03608.002

Ford T railcar https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/EZ0190/

Unloading locos Syria https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/B01776A/

Suez Canal loco https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/J00923/

German loco and train https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/H13346/

German loco and train https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/H13349/

German loco, train and soldiers https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/H13352/

Armoured British thingies, name eludes me https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C01361/

US built engine and train Ypres https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C01362/

Train with shell load https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/E00751/

Train on bridge https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/E05207/

There is so much more. Unlimited inspiration for those modelling WW1 railways!!!
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Postby NotHarryPotter » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:15 pm

One more shot from the Australian War Memorial site

Loco coming through gap in wall
https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/E05209/

This image could be useful in a more general sense for modellers, as it shows a simple and effective entry/exit point for layouts,


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Postby NotHarryPotter » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:16 pm

One more shot from the Australian War Memorial site

Loco coming through gap in wall
https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/E05209/

This image could be useful in a more general sense for modellers, as it shows a simple and effective entry/exit point for layouts,


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Postby rue_d_etropal » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:43 pm

I would expect even more information, photos and film coming out next year.
Just watched through the original BBC series The Great War, made in 1964. Excellent in parts, especially some of the interviews with still youthful war veterans, but failing to cover the use of railways, and their advantages in the badly torn up landscape. Hopefully this will be redressed in next year or so.
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Postby NotHarryPotter » Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:14 pm

More WWI light railway images from the Australian War Memorial website

Armoured Simplex damaged by shellfire https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C01360/
Train loaded with shells https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/E00751/
Narrow gauge railway crane https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C01387/
Trainload of ammunition https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/E00913/
Ambulance stretcher carts https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/E00886/
ditto close up https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/E00249/
Petrol loco Lemnos 1915 https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C01165/
Loco captured and recaptured https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/E02787/
Cardonette light railway train https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/E02768/
Captured Turkish engine O & K? https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/J06519/
US Small Baldwin? loco in background US Forces https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/H09310/
Salvage train https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P03608.027
US light loco builders photo https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/H01947/
Baldwins take water https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/EZ0191/
Engine sheds https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P03608.026
Simplex and trestle https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P03608.022
NG line running straight through damaged house https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P03608.030
ALCO loco https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P03608.009
Hudson loco https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P03608.013
Dick Kerr loco https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P03608.005
Dick Kerr locos https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C01361/
Westinghouse petrol electric loco https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P03608.016
Armoured Simplex https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C01400/
Unarmoured simplex https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/E05203/
Simplex off the tracks https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C01352/
Duckboards on wagons https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/E00816/
Distant view train in open country https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/E02986/
building track https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P03608.006
shifting camp https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/E00468/

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Postby NotHarryPotter » Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:17 pm

Sorry,

I don't know why my posts have come through doubled up???
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Postby Joseph » Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:31 pm

Hello dear friend, Simon Dawson, i´m following with great interest, my congratulations for the great work done so far, and thank´s for sharing, my best regards, have a nice day. :D
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:23 pm

some really good photos there. The two pictures showing damaged Open Simplex are especially interesting as I would not have expected these lightly armoured versions to be so near the action. I must work on that idea of an interior detail pack for my models, and then I can produce the open variant as well.
Need to think about wagons, currently plan to use Fleischmann Magic train size tippers and some of the Bachmann ON30 ones which look OK. Have designed and produced some French bogies, but there is so much choice for wagon bodies. Tempted by the Scalelink D wagons but a bit pricey. Might look at drawings of the bogies and produce those in 3D, with a scatchbuilt body.
It was only whilst doing my WW1 research how much the Australians did in WW1. Tend to think only of Gallipolli, but the Western Front was far more successful. Hopefully they won't be forgotten next year.
According to BBC film, the American troops did not go into battle until June 1918, and that was under Australian command.The American commanders were not keen , but the Australian commanders said they would not attack without the extra troops from America. Also the Americans at the time had to use Allied equipment.
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:11 pm

Quite a few exhibitions lined up for this year and next. Looking forward to the 'Back to the Trenches' event at Apedale in September. Next year there is Preston, Liverpool ending up at Blackburn show in September. As layout has not been as easy to move around as I thought, I am building a bigger APA box based, layout to replace it
I have been looking into building some type of lighting panel, which will be WW1 themed , is wooden with barbed wire(fake), and have just bought an old wooden framed military stretcher to act as a support to put modules on. Still need to test it out as it looks bigger than expected.Its meant to be 7ft 6in long . Hopefully it will fit in car :roll: , and I have had another crazy idea,which I don't think I will use, namely a flag pole :roll: :roll: Will have to find somewhere for my flag though.
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