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Neil F
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Posted - 08/02/2020 :  5:55:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Larry, the project is now moving at a fast rate, I love your new backscene it makes the layout come to life and real depth.
Your new bricks are looking good although look a bit new, I would paint the long sides only, then you would get the mortar effect, there would be a lot of mortar and brick dust mixed in, I don't know what you could use, can you get plaster of paris or grout, mortar could be any shade from off white to grey brown. Have you been on any of the War gamer web sites, there's sometimes items of use, I got some war damaged trees once, I made them into cut down trees, could be used to blend the back scene in places.
This is going to be a show stopping layout, keep going, your giving us all ideas.


Neil F in Stockport

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BigLars
Engineer

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Posted - 08/02/2020 :  6:21:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Philip, Jerry and Frank.

Neil,
I will be trying something to look like mortar. Only on some of bricks for effect, no way to paint 10,000 of them up.
Today I figured out a simple way to make a rolling 20HP simplex to run two at a time but only one powered. So I ordered 4 more 3D printed units. I also acquired the last of the Tenshodo spuds I would ever need from a vendor in the UK.



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BigLars
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Posted - 08/03/2020 :  7:30:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
An on line friend saw my 20 HP simplex project and wanted to have a go at one.

His models showed up destroyed so this is what he ended up doing with them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQKGNFn8YUg&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3fqT3B1QyHCN4hJF3t9d-vcCyAYYpRSdFAK84RZa9DBDYqNQzxb0tMHoY

No fear, I sold him one of my finished versions at cost. I packed it in 3"of foam on each side.

I will rework his models into a scene.

A good modeler never lets anything go to waist.



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BigLars
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Posted - 08/05/2020 :  8:01:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Adding this picture for a reminder. Not everyone is the same size.
6'5" soldier versus 5'0" soldier.




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brucet
Engine Wiper

Posted - 08/06/2020 :  02:55:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My grandfather served on the western front. He was 6ft 5in. He said he spent a lot of time on his knees in 5ft trenches. He survived with just one wound. And it was way south of his head!!!!


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Philip
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Posted - 08/06/2020 :  09:19:58 AM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Calvin's a nice young man!

P



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BigLars
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Posted - 08/10/2020 :  8:52:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bruce, 6'5" was very tall in 1918, Glad he survived as did my Great Grandfather and his brothers.

Philip. Your package arrived todays with Calvin's box. Thank you.



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BigLars
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Posted - 08/10/2020 :  9:04:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Calvin's Simplexes on the layout. Not sure where they will end up but they definitely will fit in.








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Philip
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Posted - 08/10/2020 :  9:10:36 PM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote
No problem. The wreck looks good!

Philip



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BigLars
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Posted - 08/10/2020 :  9:15:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
One of several projects I worked on this weekend while at the beach. Some DAS clay is stating to shape into a signal point scene. I also made about 5,000 pieces of rubble, painted 11 figures French Ladies and six mules.






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friscomike
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Posted - 08/11/2020 :  09:09:22 AM  Show Profile  Visit friscomike's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Larry, the war continues. Great realistic modeling. Your work gets better each post.
~mike


You can follow my construction of the logging camp kitchen: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=47400&whichpage=1 and the dining hall at http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50236

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 08/11/2020 :  09:24:49 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Wait a minute, there has to be some kind of story going along with 11 ladies and 6 mules?


Frank

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BigLars
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Posted - 08/11/2020 :  5:30:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Mike.

Frank you can see the ladies on a different post - Rich Beau' Ameri-Towne Challenge - Burke Building.
No connection between the Ladies and Mules. This is France not Mexico :-)



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brucet
Engine Wiper

Posted - 08/11/2020 :  7:33:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
BigLars all his sisters and brothers were 6ft+. Our son was also tall. (Now nolonger with us). My uncle, his son, was also around 6.4. So it's in the genes. My grandfather was blessed during ww1. He was at many of the blood baths involving the Australians. He was no more than cannon fodder. But survived. (He was recommended for bravery awards but refused due to his 'off field' activities!) Albeit in the lockup at the end of the war. Long story but it involved women and wine in Paris!!

It's a noble project you are on.



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Hopeless
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Posted - 08/12/2020 :  2:08:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Larry, Everything looks great. I was hoping to see it in person at the Harrisburg meet if you brought it with you, but sadly it has been canceled.

Roland



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