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Steel Wheels Campaign
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Posted: Sunday, June 09, 2013 - 12:40 AM UTC

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Sal,
Quick question. What constitutes a steel wheeled tank? I know the Panthers and various Tigers qualify. What about the Panzer IV variants like a Brummbar that has the front half of its wheels as steel wheels? I'm assuming steel return rollers, like those on a later StuG and Panzer 4, don't qualify. And a T34, does it have to be all steel wheels or can it be mixed?



Alex, No rubber wheels, so if it has half rubber and half steel its no good T-34's or any other tank needs to have all steel wheels
Hope that helps
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Posted: Sunday, June 09, 2013 - 02:20 AM UTC
Thanks Sal. I meant to ask earlier but didn't for some reason.
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Posted: Monday, June 24, 2013 - 12:00 PM UTC
Opinions are like certain other body parts, everybody's got one. I'm no different so here goes.

As it has been explained to me I now must say that I feel the Steel Wheels campaign to be a totally different animal than the proposed Raildoad campaign. I would suggest they be separated. I can't see a Panther with steel wheels being judged against a Br-52 locomotive???

Also I think the badge as designed would be better for the Railroad campaign. For Steel Wheels perhaps some sort of stylized close combat metal superimposed over the silhouette of a Panther or Tiger 1.

Again just one more man's opinion.
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Posted: Monday, June 24, 2013 - 02:18 PM UTC

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Opinions are like certain other body parts, everybody's got one. I'm no different so here goes.

As it has been explained to me I now must say that I feel the Steel Wheels campaign to be a totally different animal than the proposed Raildoad campaign. I would suggest they be separated. I can't see a Panther with steel wheels being judged against a Br-52 locomotive???

Also I think the badge as designed would be better for the Railroad campaign. For Steel Wheels perhaps some sort of stylized close combat metal superimposed over the silhouette of a Panther or Tiger 1.

Again just one more man's opinion.



Michael,
Please check my original post on this tread. This campaigns original intention is to be part 2 of the Military Railroad Campaign that ran last year however I felt if we opened it up a bit to include all steel wheeled machinery we would have more participation. Similar to the Big Cats campaign were you have F-4 Wild Cats, Tigers and Panthers being build because the are all a type of feline we will hopefully have a full array of equipment that will include Railroad and other vehicles that have Steel Wheels
I would also love to see some of those projects that got started during the Military Railroad Campaign completed here as well so it is sort of like a Get Ar Done or a really long extension for the Military Railroad Campaign. and ther is no judging here just some fun building
As for the ribbon, which I'm not good at making, Brent graciously designed us a ribbon and John was helpful in shrinking it down to ribbon size and posting it on the campaign page
So I hope you plan to join us with a railroad build or maybe a flat car with a Steel wheeled Tiger on it
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Posted: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 02:05 AM UTC

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Opinions are like certain other body parts, everybody's got one. I'm no different so here goes.

As it has been explained to me I now must say that I feel the Steel Wheels campaign to be a totally different animal than the proposed Raildoad campaign. I would suggest they be separated. I can't see a Panther with steel wheels being judged against a Br-52 locomotive???

Also I think the badge as designed would be better for the Railroad campaign. For Steel Wheels perhaps some sort of stylized close combat metal superimposed over the silhouette of a Panther or Tiger 1.

Again just one more man's opinion.




Hang in there Michael as I will resurrect the Railroad Campaign idea after the first of the year as I have PLENTY of new ideas and like you, feel these two should be separated.

I at least want to build a period correct Locomotive and a fighting car following it. And some day... a Leopold too.


(sorry Sal, didn't mean to hi-jack your thread )



~ Jeff
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Posted: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 03:30 AM UTC
[/quote]Hang in there Michael as I will resurrect the Railroad Campaign idea after the first of the year as I have PLENTY of new ideas and like you, feel these two should be separated.

I at least want to build a period correct Locomotive and a fighting car following it. And some day... a Leopold too.


(sorry Sal, didn't mean to hi-jack your thread )
~ Jeff[/quote]

Hey Jeff no problem, if you want to runn a Railraod campaign I still have 3 or 4 more kits in the stash that will fit the bill as strictly railroad vehicles
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Posted: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 03:33 AM UTC

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Hey Jeff no problem, if you want to runn a Railraod campaign I still have 3 or 4 more kits in the stash that will fit the bill as strictly railroad vehicles




Oh, we will!



~ Jeff
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Posted: Friday, August 16, 2013 - 02:43 PM UTC
Hi guys
There hasn't been to much action here this summer so for those of you on the fence on what to build or trying to decide weather to join up I have included this link with lots of photos that may spark your imagination

http://www.freefoto.com/browse/26-05-0/Bowes-Railway--Springwell--Gateshead
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Posted: Friday, August 16, 2013 - 03:34 PM UTC
Nice link of good ref

Are MOW vehicles allowed because they also have rubber tires:
http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/8/9/0/4890.1094487960.jpg
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u45/scottychaos/CR-MOW-01.jpg~original
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u45/scottychaos/CR-MOW-02.jpg





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Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 12:16 AM UTC

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Nice link of good ref

Are MOW vehicles allowed because they also have rubber tires:
http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/8/9/0/4890.1094487960.jpg
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u45/scottychaos/CR-MOW-01.jpg~original
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u45/scottychaos/CR-MOW-02.jpg

I will allow those because they have steel wheels that are in contact with the rails




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Posted: Monday, November 25, 2013 - 08:50 AM UTC
I find it ironic that the term paper that I am writing and will be preventing me from starting this campaign on the kick off date is about security of commercial freight rail systems
Kick off is set for this Friday so hopefully we will have someone starting by then
I will try and get to post some photos of what my planed build will be by then
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Posted: Friday, November 29, 2013 - 04:25 AM UTC

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I find it ironic that the term paper that I am writing and will be preventing me from starting this campaign on the kick off date is about security of commercial freight rail systems
Kick off is set for this Friday so hopefully we will have someone starting by then
I will try and get to post some photos of what my planed build will be by then



Hope your term paper goes well !

Here it gents, start your engines !!

Here's the Campaign Gallery HERE !!!
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Posted: Friday, November 29, 2013 - 12:50 PM UTC

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Hope your term paper goes well !

Here it gents, start your engines !!

Here's the Campaign Gallery HERE !!!



Hey John Thanks for setting up the gallery
Ok guys 1 term paper is finished so hopefully I will be starting on this project soon
Here is my plan, I will be attempting to build my largest diorama since coming back to the hobby
This Trumpeter kit will be build for the Trumpeter Campaign, the track bed will be modified and extended for this campaign
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These 6 figures and 2 dogs will be built for the Boots on the ground campaign and places in the diorama, the 2 dragon figures are the soldiers with guard dogs
 photo 3e063cc1-c8b2-4097-8134-ba58d89d0c00.jpg
Then this Masterbox watch tower and figures will be added to the diorama as well
 photo 955b904d-bb98-4d9f-be0e-cb1d416da308.jpg
I will even be building and adding this truck for the Extreme Trucks Campaign as well
http://www.scalehobbyist.com/images/products/RCH/RCH00035005/RCH00035005_0_l.jpg
That will be my 2014 project should be starting on some of it soon
Now does anyone know who makes a Water tower in 1/35 scale and where I can get it
Lets see what everybody else has planned
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Posted: Tuesday, December 03, 2013 - 03:39 AM UTC
Thanks guys for all the reference on German Rail/Truck convertables. Great stuff!
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Posted: Tuesday, December 03, 2013 - 04:53 AM UTC
I wanted to start this one with a Panther II, the box is at the bottom of a huge pile so I got this one instead



Worked on 1st step



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Posted: Tuesday, December 03, 2013 - 07:19 AM UTC
more work:



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Posted: Wednesday, December 04, 2013 - 12:05 AM UTC
Looks like a nice stare John
I built the Dragon version a few months back and added Zimmerman made from Squadron putty what will your color schem plan be
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Posted: Wednesday, December 04, 2013 - 01:43 AM UTC
Hi Sal,

I'm going for a initial version, prototype version maybe Panzer grey.
The Italeri's is quite an old kit, I don't like the gun so I'm planning on either scratch a Brummbar gun on it or an E-50 gun. Depends on what I can find in the spare box.
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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2013 - 07:59 AM UTC
I went for the Hummel gun, still it will need some scratch work to fit the Tiger turret.
So far so good. photos soon I hope.
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Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2013 - 07:12 AM UTC
Dryfit hull (lower part is painted Tamyia german grey.



Turret & gun

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Posted: Sunday, December 08, 2013 - 04:31 AM UTC
Another update



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Posted: Sunday, December 08, 2013 - 12:42 PM UTC
Weathering the turret



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Posted: Sunday, December 08, 2013 - 03:17 PM UTC
Nice Progress John looking forward to seeing more
I got the trucks assembled and installed
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Its about 15 inches long, I think Kimmo started building this kit for the Military Railroad Campaign a couldn't get past all the pin marks, no I see what he meant For the price there is quite a bit of them but so far they are all unseen
Some of the figures that will be used
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Posted: Monday, December 09, 2013 - 06:41 AM UTC
Nice work Sal !

I'm working on the tracks now.

Here's the dry fitted turret no the hull.

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Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 04:55 AM UTC
2 coats of Panzer grey