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Old 5th November 2007, 07:39   #21
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Good stuff Steve,
I've been tempted by the WW1 railways, so I'm looking foward to watching you restore this one.
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Old 14th November 2007, 18:45   #22
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Here's two recent pictures of the Railways at War layout.





I'll post some more later tonight.

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Old 14th November 2007, 22:28   #23
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Here's a few closer pictures. We'll start off at the trenches. The trenches themselves were a bought vacuum formed moulding. The barricade ahead of the trenches was from matchsticks and thin coils of wire to form the barbed wire.

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The figures are Airfix 1/72 scale World War 1 troops. Airfix tanks and aircraft were also used on the railway ( more pics of them once dad sends them ).



The railhead featured a simple curve, platform, bombed out building and the wooden railway to the trenches.

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From the railhead, wooden tracks were used with wagons pulled by horses. They took ammunition to the guns and brought wounded back to the railhead, for transport away from the lines.

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The airfield is the next section, devoid of aircraft at present. Part of the track vanishes into the hill, the other runs across the front of the hill.

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The town is the right hand end of the layout. There is one siding, a loading platform and the track runs into a War Department Warehouse. The town has suffered heavy shelling, one building surviving with minor damage as a hospital.



Behind the town, there is a simple passing track forming a fiddle yard.



Having seen the pictures again, I'm already getting ideas on how to re-develop the layout!

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Old 15th November 2007, 07:03   #28
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It looks like a great little layout Steve,I wonder what you have in mind for it!
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Can`t wait to see your progress Steve.
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Here's some pictures of the rolling stock and accessories.

First the three steam locos. 'LROD' on the green saddle tank stands for 'Light Railway Operating Division'.

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