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 Posted: Wed Nov 21st, 2012 05:12 pm
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I know there is a few people on here interested in the railways at the front in the first world wad.

Just found this PDF in French - If you can't read French it's worth it for the pictures.

http://www.ecpad.fr/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/les-petits-trains-de-la-grande-guerre.pdf

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 Posted: Wed Nov 21st, 2012 08:33 pm
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Tom -- Thanks for the PDF link ... lots of great material there! (Hourra ! Je peux lire du français mieux que j'ai prévu.)

Mike (mwiz) -- Have a look ... couple more loco options there that might work for you.

-- p. 18 shows a small Decauville ... here's a freelance "Decauville-ish" loco built on an On30 Davenport chassis:
http://www.finescalerr.com/smf/index.php?topic=1298.0

Search the web for "1/35 Decauville" and you'll find other modeling ideas ...

-- p. 18 also shows a little Baldwin 0-6-0 ... might be able to approximate that with the Bachmann HO Saddle-tank suitably beefed-up ... or might need a larger 0-6-0 as a starting point ... but that one is a "familiar" design ...

-- p. 19 shows an O&K (Orenstein & Koppel) loco ... Fleischmann made a "O-16.5" version of this in their "Magic Trains" line ... no longer in production, but search for Magic Trains locos and it shouldn't be terribly hard to find those. The O-16.5 equates to German On30 ... which is either 1:43 or 1:45 ... can't recall at the moment ... but they're definitely on the large size for On30 and convert easily to a nice little O&K in 1/35 ... I've seen it done ... can't remember where. (There's a yahoo group called "FS32NGmodelrail" -- likely in there.)

-- p. 21 & p. 49 show a Schneider "locotracteur" (critter!) ... which could be "fudged up" from a Bachmann HO 6-wheel critter ... think that one's sold as a Plymouth ...


-- p. 22 shows the little Model T railcar and trailers that inspired the Azimut kit shown previously in another thread ...



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 Posted: Wed Nov 21st, 2012 11:30 pm
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Wonderful link.... thanks for the post. I'd seen nearly every photo before but not all in one place. I wish I could read French....



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Great reference material.

And:

Page 21 has a picture of a Crochat Gas/Mechanical like my scratch built On30 version:

http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=3330&forum_id=4

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fellers

Following this around...the site.."bing translator"..will translate any language..wul.most..into any..wul.........most..copy paste..tell it whot language into / out of etc,..boom boom...or let it fogger it out..amazing technology...

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Trench railways are one of my favorite subjects, have three books on WW1 military railways. My live steam modeling, SM32 scale, is oriented toward trench railways.
Favorite book, Narrow Gauge to No Man's Land, is my reference book. Get it.

-Wayde

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Hey Wayde,

Glad to meet a kindred spirit. That particular book, NGTNML (Can I abbreviate the title like that?) has been wrapped and placed under the Christmas tree by my wife. I know that because that was the deal we made when I told her I wanted to get it. Apparently, I'm hard to buy for these days so it's best if I buy my own presents and let her give them to me. Only trouble is, I know what I getting before hand and I hate having to wait. I might be better off just letting her surprise me and pretending I wanted/needed whatever it is she got me.

Just so you know, I only half meant half of what I typed above.... well for half of everything but the kindred spirit part.  That part I meant. ;)

Last edited on Tue Dec 4th, 2012 11:57 pm by mwiz64



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Tom:

Thank you for posting the PDF on the French trench railways - tres bien.

I wonder if anyone out there is modeling trench railways in 4mm or HO?

Keith

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One lokie that I would love to scratchbuild is the Pechot-Bourdon, but what a project !

-Wayde

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fellers..

Several on the german feldbahn trench railway systems..

Eisenbahn der Kaiserzeit..?..

I do not have access to my collection now..

Charley



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