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165thspc
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 07:16 AM UTC
Thought the photo might still be of interest to you because of the unusual (to me anyway) tripod case strapped to the Horch fender.

Keep up the great work.
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 07:47 AM UTC

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Well still very happy to have an original with captions written on the back as well as the soldier's name and date.




Absolutely. It is like having a first edition book with author's signature. A pdf scan of the book and page is certainly not the same! Thanks for all the pics. I appreciate the time you took, and especially to share a private collection.
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 01:22 AM UTC
I would like to ask for the approval of Angel and the rest of the group on the following question:

I was one of the early enlistees to this campaign but without a specific model in mind. So far I have yet to become involved with what I would call a truly serious scratch build. However at the beginning of this year I did start this somewhat involved scratch build/conversion of a HO model railroad bridge into a 1/35th scale model.

This build is not part of any other campaign, but as of 25 January I started a build blog here on Armorama covering its' construction. The two abutments are totally scratch built and the bridge is actually a combination of two HO model RR bridges with considerable scratch built structure added to it.

I would hope this would be acceptable that I might submit this model as my entry. However I will accept the judgement of the group. - Thank you for your consideration.


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The thread covering the construction of this and several other small bridges can be viewed at:

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=274761
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 01:30 AM UTC
More photos from the construction blog covering this build:



I was told by my Army Corps of Engineers Niece and others that a bridge as short as my first attempt would have been built, in real life, as a simple plate girder bridge and not a truss bridge. My response: OK I will double the length!" The general rule of thumb is that a truss' depth should have a minimum 12% ratio to its' length. This one now works out to just about exactly 12%.

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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 01:31 AM UTC
Painting and staining of the Trumpeter railroad ties (sleepers) for the bridge.

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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 01:32 AM UTC
Current status on the project with more construction and paint work needing to be done:



My recently completed Dragon Ssy platfformwagan with individually stained and applied "wood board" decking. (I like that you can see daylight thru the cracks in the boards.)



Currently working on "distressing" the rails and other track work.

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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 03:23 AM UTC
Mike,

I don't see any reason why your conversion/scratch build cannot participate this Campaign.
Your project involves conversion from one scale to another, further it combines two branches of modelling-railroad and armour.
You even have a dedicated blog(where I-BTW-regularly lurk) for this build-something none of us(I mean the rest-including me) did.

Gentlemen,
let's welcome this railrod-armour/conversion-scratchbuild among our Campaign participants!

165thspc
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 04:47 AM UTC
Thank you Sir - I appreciate your understanding.

( I sort of started this project with the intent that it would simply be a background to whatever I would display on the flatcar but it then took on an existence unto itself and became a modeling project in its' own right.)
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 05:03 AM UTC
A related rail project that has also just come together since the start of the year is this end ramp/ loading scenario as a small diorama:





The loading ramp is a converted flatcar and also enjoys the individually stained and applied "wood" decking.
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 07:54 AM UTC
Michael, it is beautiful! Master work!
Congratulations!
Kalin
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 08:06 PM UTC
I too am a lurker on the blog.... and yes it is very nice work. The wood is especially well done.
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 10:12 PM UTC
Kalin & Peter - thank you for your kind words.

My "wood making" abilities seem to have arrived in just the past few months thanks to a company named Citadel.

Please check out this thread:

https://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=274950
North4003
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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 03:14 PM UTC
This is my Tanant Valley Lite Railway OO scale goods shed. I used Straithmore 300 weight card and basswood to construct it. Plans came from the Wild Swan Tanant Valley Lite Railway book.
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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 08:03 PM UTC
Nice and clean build,Brent!

Is it a stand-alone model or part of a railrod project?

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Posted: Friday, February 22, 2019 - 07:39 AM UTC
The goods shed is part of my "a building" 10'x2.5' OO scale Wester Ross Highland Railway circa 1957. The layout is an around a room layout featuring late British Rail steam and early BR diesels.
This is a BR 50's era meat (fish) van which I completed for the Airfix build series.
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Posted: Friday, February 22, 2019 - 09:18 AM UTC
Someone in Kentucky doing British rail?????

Where you be at? I am in Lexington.

Are you going to the big Show of Shows tomorrow at the KY Fairgrounds?
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Posted: Friday, February 22, 2019 - 02:27 PM UTC

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Someone in Kentucky doing British rail?????

Where you be at? I am in Lexington.

Are you going to the big Show of Shows tomorrow at the KY Fairgrounds?


Glasgow, won't be at that show, my Railroad club has our Feb show tomorrow at the L&N depot in Bowling Green.
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Posted: Friday, February 22, 2019 - 10:21 PM UTC
Brent would love to be at both events at the same time!

Enjoy
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Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 12:45 AM UTC

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Brent would love to be at both events at the same time!

Enjoy

Well, the show was this past Saturday and I bought some 48' inter-model semi trailers and sea van 40-53' chassis in HO scale. Photos are posted on my Lines West FB page.
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Posted: Friday, March 01, 2019 - 08:11 PM UTC
I seem to be on a bridge building bent. (Pun intended)

While not a campaign entry here; this is my current status on a second semi-scratch bridge project - starting point this time is many, many N scale warren truss railroad bridge moldings by Atlas Hobbies:











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Posted: Friday, March 01, 2019 - 10:25 PM UTC
Nice work, Mike!

Ever since I first found out my country bought back in 1943 2 sets of the German Type B bridge, I dreamed of building some trailers/vehicles.

2 days ago I had the luck to find an original Bulgarian TM on this Bridge type(1943 edition).


Needless to say- I ordered it in the blink of an eye!

Now I am waiting it to arrive.
If it is what I expect(all Bulgarian Engineer TM were 100% true translations of the respective German TM), I'll have enough refferencies for at least 5 major scratch builds(Bockwagen, Uferbalkenwagen, Pontonwagen, Rampenwagen and M-Boot Anhaenger)

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Posted: Saturday, March 02, 2019 - 07:08 AM UTC
Sounds like you are as happy as the proverbial 'pig in mud' Angel.

Sounds like some work ahead of you.
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Posted: Sunday, March 03, 2019 - 12:41 AM UTC
Angel - well deserved pride in your work!
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Posted: Sunday, March 03, 2019 - 01:08 AM UTC

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Sounds like you are as happy as the proverbial 'pig in mud' Angel.

Sounds like some work ahead of you.



Peter,

Providing I get what I expect, I'll do what the 'pig does to greasy newspapers'.
I'll "eat them all" in a nick of time.

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Posted: Sunday, March 03, 2019 - 02:04 AM UTC
Attitude