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BigLars
Engineer

USA
11228 Posts

Posted - 07/22/2018 :  3:49:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have to work fast, hard and sometimes smart if I am going to meet my 11 feet by 11/11/2018 deadline.

I continued work on the bridge today and even got the terrain started. Dave I think these pictures will help explain the bridge placement. It is module 2.

I tend to be working on details for the next modules before I finish the last module. Sorry if I am skipping around.

At this point in time the bridge is not set in place. In needs to be removed easily to finish the land forms and water.





A reminder of the scene I am going for.


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Neil M
Fireman

Australia
2475 Posts

Posted - 07/24/2018 :  08:00:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Man, I really love what you have made. The bridge and gun positions are excellent.

I've been watching The Great War on youtube https://www.youtube.com/user/TheGreatWar which is going through the history of the first world war, week by week following it as it develops. It is really interesting, sad, and full of great pictures and video from the war. Maybe it can give you some good ideas?


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Orionvp17
Fireman

USA
6158 Posts

Posted - 07/24/2018 :  09:52:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nicely done!

I've been following from a distance so as not to attract artillery fire, but I do have a question....

What sort of "weather" are you contemplating for this railway? If bleak, which would compliment and complement the model work and set a mood, I've had good luck with the use of rattle cans on the backdrop. Primer grey and white can provide distant hills, close-in hills, and a definite mood of cold, wet, tired, dirty, hungry and wanting to be home instead of in the trenches. And the whole process takes longer tp set up and clean up than it does to implement.

It's a thought....

Pete
in Michigan
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BigLars
Engineer

USA
11228 Posts

Posted - 07/24/2018 :  6:01:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Neil,
I have been watching the Great War on YouTube also. For those who have not seen the broadcasts they are informative once you get past Indy the front man's quirkiness.


Pete,
Please don't let those big guns scare you off. Most likely the time line will bye July / August 1918. The war was turning at this point and the Allies were stocking up for a big push that was basically the last 100 days of the war. I will do a nasty mud scene but typically the areas behind the lines were a little dryer. The mud we see is a result of the low elevation to sea level and the destruction of the drainage system by shell fire.

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Hopeless
Fireman

USA
1818 Posts

Posted - 07/24/2018 :  8:09:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is coming along great. I'm even learning some new stuff about the war.

Roland
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Terrell
Fireman

1677 Posts

Posted - 07/24/2018 :  8:45:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good, Larry.
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BigLars
Engineer

USA
11228 Posts

Posted - 07/26/2018 :  7:33:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Terrell, come visit.

Roland- next lesson.

I found some of a light rail line and operations running to the front. There were many of them. This one is unfortunately not the one with the bridge I am modeling but it will help understand the operations some. I believe the loop at the far rear might have been for clearing the wounded.

Left side



Right side


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TRAINS1941
Engineer

USA
10767 Posts

Posted - 07/26/2018 :  10:31:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This gets better with every post. The bridge is awesome !!

Jerry

"And in the end, its not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln
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David J Buchholz
Crew Chief

650 Posts

Posted - 07/27/2018 :  07:33:23 AM  Show Profile  Send David J Buchholz an AOL message  Reply with Quote
This is so unique. Great job.

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David Clark
Fireman

Canada
1120 Posts

Posted - 07/27/2018 :  12:55:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Larry, thanks for clearing that up. I do have a better appreciation for the layout now. Keep it up. Can't wait to see the final product.
Cheers,
Dave
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Empire of the Air
Engine Wiper

USA
101 Posts

Posted - 07/27/2018 :  8:39:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"I believe the loop at the far rear might have been for clearing the wounded."

I believe you are correct. The acronym "CCS" means "casualty collection station" at least in current military parlance and it would make tactical sense to locate it as far to the rear as possible.

Regards,
Wallace

Edited by - Empire of the Air on 07/27/2018 8:40:31 PM
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BigLars
Engineer

USA
11228 Posts

Posted - 07/29/2018 :  7:24:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you to all that stopped in and left comments.

It was a busy weekend. Elwood stopped over to help. We cast parts, put down scenery on the bridge module. The module is drying s no pictures.


I did finish up some more removable loads for the open drop side cars.











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BigLars
Engineer

USA
11228 Posts

Posted - 08/04/2018 :  09:19:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have been working on the banks of the river. I thought I would share some progress pictures.
Working on the banks of the river for the bridge module.





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TRAINS1941
Engineer

USA
10767 Posts

Posted - 08/04/2018 :  11:39:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great job on the scenery. Your doing such a fine job on this project.

Those detail parts are awesome.

Jerry

"And in the end, its not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln
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BigLars
Engineer

USA
11228 Posts

Posted - 08/04/2018 :  12:06:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TRAINS1941

Great job on the scenery. Your doing such a fine job on this project.

Those detail parts are awesome.


Thanks Jerry.

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