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11921RE: Just added some photos of my WW1 themed modules

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  • rd_etropal
    Nov 20, 2013

       I have been spending a lot of time designing various versions of the WW1 40hp Simplex, protected(with and without doors open), armoured, and 2 versions of the open  Simplex. I am also working through the WDLR wagons , some tested some to be tested. All are to approximately 1/35 scale. I upped one of the Simplex locos to 1/32 for a commission, but would prefer to concentrate on 1/35 at the moment. A 20hp Simplex is in testing at the moment, still needs a few changes. I have no shortage of material, and want to move onto some of the French WW1 stuff, starting with a Crochet loco, as I have found a potential motor bogie.

      ---In fs32ngmodelrail@yahoogroups.com, <rue_d_etropal@...> wrote:

      just made the 1/35 versions of both Simplexes and a 1/32 version of the Protected version available on Shapeways


      As can be seen in photos on my layout they are designed to capture the spirit of the real loco, and please don't count the rivets!

      --- In fs32ngmodelrail@yahoogroups.com, <potgeoff@...> wrote:

      Lennart and Paul,
      here is a US regimental history on WW1 Light railway engineers from the Wayback Machine.
      Probably complete overkill on the level of detail you may require, but some good technical articles and photographs here.
      An historical & technical biography of the Twenty-first engineers, light railway. United States Army (1919)
      Also there are many great photos of light railway operations (mostly France) on the Australian War Memorial Collection database, including some very interesting Egyptian light railway images from Serapeum.
      Specify WW1 in the conflict field. Try searching terms like "light railway", "simplex" etc.
      I hope this is of some help,
      Geoff Potter
      From: Paul <bandm@...>
      To: FS32NGModelrail@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Sunday, 18 August 2013 8:45 AM
      Subject: [FS32NGModelrail] RE: Just added some photos of my WW1 themed modules
      In reality the WWI NG railways had very very few passengers wagons/coaches
      because wagons need to be multi-purpose - nothing to do with the prevailing
      military thinking. Ammunition was the main traffic but there were also
      bulky trench and engineer stores in addition to the stuff required to keep
      the railway open - stone and railway material.

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