11925RE: RE: Just added some photos of my WW1 themed modules
- Nov 25, 2013started work on the French Crochat loco today. Looks OK. just a bit more to do tomorrow, then the bogies. I will then have a look at one of the French bogie wagons. Ordered some of the WDLR wagons today so once I am happy with them they will go public.
---In FS32NGModelrail@yahoogroups.com, <rue_d_etropal@...> wrote:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, <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 email@example.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.(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,regardsGeoff PotterFrom: Paul <bandm@...>
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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