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german bruno railguns family
panzer67
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Nuevo Leon, Mexico
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Posted: Friday, November 11, 2005 - 05:22 AM UTC
the latest project in progress is the complete family of german railguns calleds bruno as:

name cal.

theodore bruno 24 cms
kurze bruno 28 cms
lange bruno 28 cms
schwere bruno 28 cms

all start with biliographic material and blueprints from krupp

to finish until september 06







Cuhail
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Posted: Friday, November 11, 2005 - 05:55 AM UTC
OOOOOOOH! Dude, I am so looking foreward to seeing your in-progress pics! As a BIG fan of railarmor (any countries, any era), I am really excited to see how ya do!

Rail rules!
Cuhail
panzer67
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Posted: Friday, November 11, 2005 - 12:11 PM UTC
My target is a collection of german railguns, locomotives, railcars and related models

actually some members of the collection are:

dora 80 cms railgun
siegfried 38 cms railgun
karl morser and railtransport all in resin
kriegslokomotive BR 52
Leopld or k5 28 cms german railgun
locomotive Ti3 polish locomotive captured
lokomotive BR 86
locomotive vic 75
flakwagon
flatcar light
flatcar for pz iv
flatcar for panther
flatcar for tiger
tankwagon
personelwagon
wood boxcar
panzertriebwagen with 2 75 mm guns
draisine personal
draisine commando
draisine artillerie
low sided armoured flatcar
flawwagon 37mm / 75 mm cun
kurze bruno
theodore bruno
lange bruno
schwere bruno
lange bruno

some in progress and most finished.

interested on plans of langermax 38 cms


but really focused on german railguns, the room for the hobby is like a musseum of transportation
irish
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: October 21, 2005
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Posted: Friday, November 11, 2005 - 03:15 PM UTC
I am also interested in German armored trains. I am currently working on a project, but have a question. I am building an AA gun on a twin axle flatbed. I saw the picture in Werner Muller's, "German Flak in WWII". My question is, has anyone ever seen the combination of a Flak quad 20mm and a 150 cm searchlight 37 on the same railcar?

For anyone interested, there is a Spanish company named Baluard who makes resin German railroad engines and cars. I just finished a diesel engine, and purchased an Armored BR60 engine. They are not exactly an easy build, but look great when complete.

EJH
panzer67
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Posted: Friday, November 11, 2005 - 06:52 PM UTC
at the same railcar i think is not possible because the searchlight require the generator to supply the equipment and the batteries are formed of some railcars separated at the firing position, chained on traveling position

will see my info and tell you what i can found Irish...

irish
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Saturday, November 12, 2005 - 01:30 AM UTC
Thanks for all the help Panzer 67.
ekke
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Posted: Saturday, November 12, 2005 - 02:29 AM UTC
Great! This looks like a huge project, have fun and keep us posted

Greetings, ekke
TreadHead
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Posted: Saturday, November 12, 2005 - 04:01 AM UTC
Buenos Dias Panzer67, and Good Mornin' to ya!

I am mighty glad to hear of your impressive rail-based plans mi amigo...especially your railcar plans

Your progress so far {on the Railguns} looks great. You're obviously making the folks over at Evergreen plastic very happy indeed. I have a question, from your supplied pictures it looks like your using {maybe} the Dragon kit trucks for your build?
If so, will these work for all of the Bruno's, including the Schwere?
Also, since you obviously have plans for these cars from Krupp, do you also have a source of plans for your future railcars?..?
If so, I would be VERY interested in talking to you.
BTW.....which german train do you have your eye on?.....Armoured Train No. 51?.......or maybe the BP 42/44?....?
Just curious..........reason being is I am also working on an armoured train project, but my focus is not German, but instead Russian, Polish, Czech, Japanese and even Chinese armoured trains....................

Tread.
panzer67
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Posted: Saturday, November 12, 2005 - 12:24 PM UTC
thank you for yours comments

watch this another project in progress...







and this week i will finish this another...
380 mm Siegfried German railgun






the boogies are based in dragon railcars... 2 leopolds to do a siegfried and a extreme surgery to the model to convert the boogies and all scratch to do the main box and turning lathe the main gun ( actualy in process too )

for the oldest railguns ( kurze and theodore bruno ) is needed a railtransport of trumpeteer to destroy and convert into the boogies

for lange and schwere bruno the leopold is good ( i use the dragon leopold its better considering the resistance needed to work in scratch because the trumpeteer is so thin ) just need a surgery to reduce the ammount of axes and make the right distance betwen the axes

i have plans for almost all the german railguns since 150 mm to 800 mm
some were hard to find and had the krupp legends on right base of the drawing.

i have the target to finish my collection in 2 more years, then will change to a schneellboot

next week i will upload the final pics of the siegfried railgun





Mech
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Posted: Sunday, November 13, 2005 - 12:44 AM UTC
Hi panzer67
I'm very impressed with your scratch building abillities and how do you find the time to do all of these large vehicles. I like scratch building but I do not have the time to do what I want to do. Always enjoy your in progress photos.
Cheers
Ralph
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West-Vlaaderen, Belgium
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Posted: Sunday, November 13, 2005 - 08:45 AM UTC
nice photo's of your models

railroad and modeling are my favourit's too

feelpanzer
panzer67
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Nuevo Leon, Mexico
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Posted: Sunday, November 13, 2005 - 11:25 AM UTC
I allways make the scratch after 22:00 hrs when my wife is sleeping. and go to the bed betwen 24:00 to 1:00 hrs

as most of the scratch is at night i do it in a room where the noise of the dremel can be minimized

is necessary to have a lot of patience to dont decline in the beginning because the temptations are high because you almost dont see the advance when youare cutting pieces and dont assembling.

this week will finish my Siegfried for a local countest, and will upload pics

thank you for all yours comments friends and ... enjoy scratching its fun.

panzer67
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Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2005 - 05:24 PM UTC
Gordon: to do the schwere bruno you will need to buy a leopold from dragon ( its better for the deep surgery than trumpeteer because is very thin all the pieces )
and scratch all the main box and turning lathe for main gun, xcellent plans and a lot of pics from books

the polish had very good kits of armoured trains ( i have a Ti3 locomotive from jadar ) in 1/35 and is very good resin. they have all the railcars to do the armoured polish trains



HILBERT
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Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2005 - 05:59 PM UTC
Don't tell me you are building Dora 80mm in 1/35

Your work is fantastic!!! Take a lot of pictures. I just want to see them all.

panzer67
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Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2005 - 06:49 PM UTC
oh yesss...

the dora in 1/35 is one of my actual projects,
a little model of 180 cms long, 30 widht and aprox 60 height ,will upload a pics in a new post

actually i have aprox an 75 to 80 % advance and must be finished til november 06 then i will


and when finish will have a new of another project like this as th k12 wilhelm will be to close the collection of german railguns
panzer67
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Posted: Wednesday, February 08, 2006 - 12:10 PM UTC
this is an advance in the family bruno 1/35:

kurze bruno is most advanced, then the theodore bruno and at least lange and schwere bruno







will upload the most recent pics very soon.

thedutchie
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Posted: Wednesday, February 08, 2006 - 10:19 PM UTC
Wow. What a feat. You are mad. Great work. Cant wait to see more pics. Take some of the beast they call Dora (the destroyer :-) )

Keep it up man

Murdo
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Posted: Thursday, February 09, 2006 - 01:21 AM UTC
Incredible work
panzer67
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Posted: Friday, February 24, 2006 - 10:28 AM UTC
these are the latest pics of the assembling line of the german railguns...

i hope you like the progress...




panzer67
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Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2006 - 08:57 PM UTC
Last update of the assembling line...





more pics are coming...
panzer67
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Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 02:45 AM UTC
hello, these are the progress until last month, don't uploaded the pics, but here they are...
hope enjoy the pics...





and these are pics until last week...





for next week will be finished all the woodwork and be ready to start the process of lathe turning...


panzer67
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Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 11:49 AM UTC
hello:

these are some more pics i forgot upload of the assembling line in of german railguns...










and the brunno´s family is almost finished

will upload te pics of the actual progress
Martinus
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Posted: Monday, May 28, 2007 - 11:46 PM UTC
Hello Panzer67!

I am really awed by the beautiful set of Bruno guns you have built from scratch. Amazing!

I am used to scratch building models, but I only started my interest in railroad guns recently. Now I would very much like to build a model of the German Krupp K12, 21 cm gun, and it's ancestor, the Paris-gun 21 cm from WW 1. Is there any source of reasonably accurate drawings of these guns, and how could I get these?

Cheerio,
Martinus
panzer67
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Posted: Saturday, June 09, 2007 - 01:59 AM UTC
project in progress,,,








next time will be finished the kurze bruno and the theodore bruno, just remain lange bruno
will improve the pics quality for next
CaptMallory
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Posted: Sunday, June 10, 2007 - 10:23 PM UTC
Wohow dude, that's awesome