Hi I'm Paul and have just received permission to join.
Thanks for letting me in.
My model railway interests are varied within narrow and minimum gauges.
Over the years I have tried many scales, NZ 9mm (1:33.4th), Gn15 and more recently 1:35th.
I currently have a partially complete 1:35n42 (3'-6" gauge) layout based on Rhodesia in the 1970s.
During this period the country was in the middle of a war which included the railways,
resulting in many unique items of armoured rolling stock such as these.
For over a year I have been working on a massive kit bash to make a Garratt Class 15 locomotive,
using two plastic Trumpeter WW2 era German BR52 locomotives.
This is a static model as there is no way it would fit around the curves on my layout.
Right now I'm thinking of a small portable exhibition layout with another military theme.
This picture features a rail crossing over a ribbon road,
a protected Internal Affairs Keep and in the background a Rhodesian Air Force Cheetah.
The vehicles are largely scratchbuilt.
As the layout is unfinished but progressing a baseboard at a time I need to provide a buffer at the end of the latest baseboard.
The elephants do the job very well and are very prototypical track obstacle for Rhodesia Railways.