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Offline Jollybob

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Re: Military Trains OMWB
« Reply #30 on: October 20, 2015, 08:35:00 pm »
I've had a resin whitcomb body in my ToDO box for longer than I remember! Looks like an opportunity to blow the dust off it!

I've also got some Wehrmacht " Afrikakorps palm tree" decal sets, so there are possibilities!

GRamodels have a good range of British and Axis armour in 1/150

www.Gramodels.co.uk

There is also this useful book:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Allied-Military-Locomotive-Second-World/dp/090587806X


NIck R 

 and also the Military thread on NGF!)


Yep, I have that book, it is well worth the read and feeds the imagination.

Where did you get a Whitcomb body shell from? I'd love to hold of one of them.

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Re: Military Trains OMWB
« Reply #31 on: October 21, 2015, 06:55:03 pm »
I'll have a look at the box tomorrow .its a U S kit ISTR.

Check out the proces on Amazon for the book!

Nick R
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Re: Military Trains OMWB
« Reply #32 on: October 22, 2015, 07:14:46 pm »
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Hi everybody,
The OMWB area seems to be a little quiet, so i thought I'd thought i'd stick the latest pictures of my Military Train up.

Enjoy...

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Very nice! I bought 4 of these Rectank wagons recently, another project for me to do  :)

cheers, Stu

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Re: Military Trains OMWB
« Reply #33 on: October 24, 2015, 06:55:05 pm »
Good news- I've found the kit

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Bad news - it cost me 50!!

However I'm open to any offers!

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Re: Military Trains OMWB
« Reply #34 on: October 24, 2015, 08:05:58 pm »
Churchill tanks had to have the boxes on the sides (filters?) removed to stay within UK gauge
Homeopathic warfare - the smallest army wins!
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Re: Military Trains OMWB
« Reply #35 on: October 25, 2015, 07:16:33 pm »
Churchill tanks had to have the boxes on the sides (filters?) removed to stay within UK gauge


True, But at such a small scale, I don't think many people will mind.    ;)

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Re: Military Trains OMWB
« Reply #36 on: October 31, 2015, 12:32:22 am »
Hi everyone. Just finished my latest wagons. Had a go at washing and weathering this time.


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These are RMMS wagons on N Gauge Society plateback bogies.The body is a tiny bit on the modern for the 1940's/50's But I think they look the part.

Rob.

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Re: Military Trains OMWB
« Reply #37 on: October 31, 2015, 01:42:31 pm »
I'm loving your work Bob. I think the various steam locos and the class 08 look excellent.
Thanks for sharing. :NGaugersRule:


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Re: Military Trains OMWB
« Reply #38 on: November 06, 2015, 12:59:04 am »
Good news- I've found the kit

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Bad news - it cost me 50!!

However I'm open to any offers!

Nr

Sorry for not getting back sooner.
This is a very interesting locomotive. It looks like the Whitcomb 65 ton Diesel. Many of these loco's came to Britain painted in a desert livery and would be put to work as a run in often on the GWR. A large proportion were painted green when they where no longer required in North Africa and instead went to France just after D-day and some to Italy.
The number of these locomotives were:

7961-90   1943
8120-47   1944
8400-47   1944
8800-2     1944
8803-11   1945

Rob.

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Re: Military Trains OMWB
« Reply #39 on: November 08, 2015, 02:25:08 am »
Hello everyone, more examples of the types of rolling stock that I intend to use:

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This was a Minitrix wagon that had been badly painted and I have put slightly more suitable bogies on, which I think give it a more realistic appearance.

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And everyone loves the highly adaptable Peco Tarpaulin Wagons.   :)

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And ofcause there is the Brakedown Train that gets shunted about the yard.... 

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Re: Military Trains OMWB
« Reply #40 on: November 08, 2015, 09:52:05 am »
Brilliant I think I might steal, err sorry borrow some ideas  ::)

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Re: Military Trains OMWB
« Reply #41 on: November 21, 2015, 03:10:00 pm »
Hi People, I decided I wanted a German steam engine to run on my Middle Eastern railway.
From what I read, it doesn't look like to Wehrmacht sent any steam engines over to Egypt, only a few diesels.
Having a little rummage in my bits draw I came up with this:

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Turkey declared war on Germany in 1944 when it was pretty obvious Germany was loosing the war. Although this is a DRB class 50, I'm pretending that it is the Turkish Railways (TCDD) 56.0 which in fact was really a DRB class 44.
I've painted it black in parts to make it look more like a TCDD, although I haven't quite finished it, there are a few parts I must top up on.

Rob.


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Re: Military Trains OMWB
« Reply #42 on: December 03, 2015, 11:55:03 am »
Hi Guys.
OMWB seems to be a little quiet So I thought I would show you Some of my models of my Palestine Railways stuff for my Middle Eastern project.

(I am sorry for the bad light i my images, My home is a little dark and outside is not much better.

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Palestine Railway K Class (Fictional locomotive but similar to the H class)

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Former Egyptian State Railway wagon for cotton transport. (Scratchbuilt on Peco 15' chassis.)

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Camel Wagon.

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Israeli Railways van for transportation of cardboard. A little modern but I liked it as it was quite a unique design.

Rob.

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Re: Military Trains OMWB
« Reply #43 on: December 27, 2015, 01:48:04 pm »
 :hellosign:

Over the last few weeks i've been working on a little idea.
Who remembers those  Lima N gauge Plymouth shunters? (Right now I can can imagine a quite a number of people closing their eyes and and slapping their foreheads....)
Anyway moving on,I have had one for a number of years and because it is so wide, It hasn't had much use.
I bought a few bits from N Brass and made it a bit more workman like and I also made an attempt at weathering it. I'm quite please with the result and it should blend into my desert layout quite nicely.

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Re: Military Trains OMWB
« Reply #44 on: December 29, 2015, 09:30:52 pm »
Hi People, I decided I wanted a German steam engine to run on my Middle Eastern railway.
From what I read, it doesn't look like to Wehrmacht sent any steam engines over to Egypt, only a few diesels.
Having a little rummage in my bits draw I came up with this:

IMAG0554
IMAG0554

Turkey declared war on Germany in 1944 when it was pretty obvious Germany was loosing the war. Although this is a DRB class 50, I'm pretending that it is the Turkish Railways (TCDD) 56.0 which in fact was really a DRB class 44.
I've painted it black in parts to make it look more like a TCDD, although I haven't quite finished it, there are a few parts I must top up on.

Rob.

A nice looking loco and I look forward to seeing this one develop. Thanks for sharing. :thankyousign: :thankyousign:


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