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WW1 Trench Railway Layout
« on: October 11, 2018, 01:16:21 PM »
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Found this pretty sweet video of a WW1 based layout. I’m digging all this small rolling stock.


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Re: WW1 Trench Railway Layout
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2018, 12:52:27 AM »
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Check out Bernie Kempinski's Model Railroads Go to War...he did a trench layout in the book.

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Re: WW1 Trench Railway Layout
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2018, 07:52:38 PM »
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Found this pretty sweet video of a WW1 based layout. I’m digging all this small rolling stock.


Very cool. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: WW1 Trench Railway Layout
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2018, 01:29:10 PM »
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WOW.   :o
I love the figures especially.
That said, you wouldn't find tracks that close to a gun line in action, as they'd be too likely hit by counter-battery fire. Most people modelling military stuff place everything way too close together (large caliber artillery emplacements within feet of tanks being worked on, for example) but it's still a very well done layout.
I wish someone would make some of those trench engine in O scale...

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Re: WW1 Trench Railway Layout
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2018, 01:33:16 PM »
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WOW.   :o
I love the figures especially.
That said, you wouldn't find tracks that close to a gun line in action, as they'd be too likely hit by counter-battery fire. Most people modelling military stuff place everything way too close together (large caliber artillery emplacements within feet of tanks being worked on, for example) but it's still a very well done layout.
I wish someone would make some of those trench engine in O scale...

I still think @AlkemScaleModels Bernie's Petersburg layout is probably about the most accurate military model railroad out there.
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Re: WW1 Trench Railway Layout
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2018, 08:44:50 PM »
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I've been thinking about trying one of these for a while. My mother actually forbid me from doing it. She said I'd get too dark.

Well, my friend Steve suggested that, instead, I do a version outside so I can use actual pyrotechnics. Terri has forbidden this plan too.
Well our new back yard needs some drainage work. We were checking it out during our home inspection and I made sure she knew that it would make a PERFECT rendition of The Somme.

I think she almost backed out of the contract right there.