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Philip
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Posted - 12/23/2019 :  7:18:41 PM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote


I like the new stuff!
How's the new engine run?

Philip



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BigLars
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Posted - 12/26/2019 :  1:25:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by brucet

This thread both inspires me and annoys me!! It inspires me that someone can be so dedicated to a subject and have the inspiration, dedication and skill to be so committed to it. It annoys me that I can't get off my fat @#$@ and put in the same effort.

I've been crook, (sick for non Australians), for the past 18 months and find getting back to modelling hard. This thread is very much a part of keeping my interest going.

BigLars thanks for the thread. Thanks for keeping my interest alive. I hope you and all the readers and troops in the trenches have a very happy and healthy festive season.

bruce



Bruce thank you, I hope you get well enough to get back to modeling soon.



Philip
Here is a Video link. It runs nice - just needs a little break in.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8FEcV8hutE



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brucet
Engine Wiper

Posted - 12/27/2019 :  03:55:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
BigLars I'm working on getting back to modelling again. If I don't I think the wife will kill me for getting under her feet!!



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BigLars
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Posted - 02/02/2020 :  6:13:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Some small amount of progress has occurred. I have finished a few mow white metal kits but nothing you have not seen before.

Still being stuck on proper bench work I have been looking into aluminum tube and joiners to complete my shadow box ideas. I have been researching the Dolly Varden build from Australia and am working on buying supplies to create something like they did.

Altered photo from the Dolly Varden post.




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BigLars
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Posted - 02/11/2020 :  5:13:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice footage of some WW1 British trains starting at minute 3:24.

The last wagon on the second train is French proving there was interchange going on. The US also used the same type of French wagons.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/1060022687

I have all the kits to make up these trains but would be short on soldiers



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George D
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Posted - 02/11/2020 :  8:58:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Larry, it looks like you're going to need a lot of soldiers for any scene.

George



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sandorsdad
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Posted - 03/12/2020 :  12:42:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


No wish to hijack Larry's topic but I've just bought a Bachmann Grey Trench loco and want to change the white lettering and numbers to black to represent one sent to France. Does anyone know what Font Bachmann have used or what font the US Army used on their locos in 1918? Any help much appreciated.

Paul



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desertdrover
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Posted - 03/12/2020 :  2:52:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by sandorsdad



No wish to hijack Larry's topic but I've just bought a Bachmann Grey Trench loco and want to change the white lettering and numbers to black to represent one sent to France. Does anyone know what Font Bachmann have used or what font the US Army used on their locos in 1918? Any help much appreciated.

Paul



Well you hijacked it!
Here is some Proto types and a model of 1918 WW1 type Font. They were mostly Block lettering, and some can be found using Roman lettering.






Louis
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sandorsdad
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Posted - 03/13/2020 :  04:13:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Louis Many thanks.

Paul



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BigLars
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Posted - 04/11/2020 :  8:53:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have been neglecting the WW1 project lately, ready to get back at it.

Three main projects need attention:
DCC the fleet
Light weight benchwork
Proper chopper couplers that work.

Let's start with the DCC.

Test decoders purchased.

The most challenging of the motive power will be the open simplexes. Lets go for the hardest first. There is no room to hid the decoder so camouflage is the only option.

Wires run to the Spud drive, no room under the body for a decoder.



TCS m2 small decoder wired to a TCS KA4 keep alive above the deck.



It took two hours of trial and error to figure out the fit.



Hiding it all with a little paint.






Edited by - BigLars on 04/11/2020 9:00:06 PM

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jbvb
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Posted - 04/11/2020 :  9:46:27 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
An excellent job of hiding!


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Orionvp17
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Posted - 04/11/2020 :  9:55:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by jbvb

An excellent job of hiding!



What James said! Bravo!

Pete
in Michigan



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Rick
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Posted - 04/12/2020 :  07:15:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good idea.
looks great.



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George D
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Posted - 04/12/2020 :  07:56:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's a clever way to hide the decoder and a nice warm seat for the soldier.

George



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 04/12/2020 :  10:10:32 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ingenious!


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