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5 years 3 months ago - 5 years 3 months ago #1 by Grant
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Here's an interesting idea for a layout. :) This is 60cm narrow gauge. I will have to sit down and work out the scales and gauges that would make this work.

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5 years 3 months ago #2 by Kiwimav
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Interesting idea Grant

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Lots of 1/35 Armor mainly WWII German and a few Modern British/American pieces, 1/32 Aircraft and 1/48 Aircraft. Aircraft chosen to replicate RNZAF and RAAF types through the years. Some RAF & USAF types exist also.

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5 years 3 months ago #3 by Grant
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This might be an interesting way to combine my two interests. HO/OO scale track would be close in 1/35 if I do my math right, but the track would need to be modified. The locos and rolling stock would have to be scratch built. I could have the rail running from a French or Belgian town up to the trenches (passing an airfield on the way of course.) :cheer:

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5 years 3 months ago #5 by Kiwimav
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From the looks of the last pic, it seem that there are 2-3 germans helping out there, notice the helmets.

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Lots of 1/35 Armor mainly WWII German and a few Modern British/American pieces, 1/32 Aircraft and 1/48 Aircraft. Aircraft chosen to replicate RNZAF and RAAF types through the years. Some RAF & USAF types exist also.

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5 years 3 months ago - 5 years 3 months ago #6 by Grant
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Interesting. The captions said it was an Australian hospital unit moving wounded from the front. I wonder what the story is.

I thought quite a bit about this layout idea today. There are some military themed layouts out there, but the modelling quality often isn't the best. Probably the best example is this American Civil war layout:



I think the modeller also had a go at a small WW1 layout.
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5 years 3 months ago #7 by Gary
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I'd love to get a nice WWII or WWI themed railway layout running at Armistice in Cambridge, if anyone knows anyone who has such a layout and can transport it (or we might even be able to assist with the transportation if it's a stunner) let me know.



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4 years 1 month ago #8 by dcrfan
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Grant wrote: This might be an interesting way to combine my two interests. HO/OO scale track would be close in 1/35 if I do my math right, but the track would need to be modified. The locos and rolling stock would have to be scratch built. I could have the rail running from a French or Belgian town up to the trenches (passing an airfield on the way of course.) :cheer:


I've just found this thread and thought I'd resurrect it as there is now quite a range of 1/35th WWI light railway models available. I just brought one of the unprotected Simplex locies from Shapeways. Not an exact scale model but for a rapid casting it really looks good. See www.shapeways.com/shops/recreation21

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3 years 6 months ago #9 by OfficerDonNZ
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Well Barchman UK are planning on releasing some WWI OO9 narrow gauge models sometime during the year :) So that may prove interesting.

I've been looking into OO9 narrow gauge and there is some nice stuff coming out. Though the price of the Heljan Lynton & Barnstaple 2-6-2T's make my eyes water!
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2 years 2 weeks ago #10 by OfficerDonNZ
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Bachmann WW I Baldwin Class 10-12-D 4-6-0 along with a bogie Goods/Ambulance van and a D class bogie open wagon and to show just how small narrow gauge can be I've put a EFE ERF KV 8 wheeler for size comparison :)

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