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Author Topic: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.  (Read 52487 times)

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Offline Al.

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The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.
« on: March 01, 2015, 04:55:13 pm »
Hi all.

I've been hanging around here for a while now eaves dropping on various topics, and decided its about time I posted up my layout.

The centre point of the layout is the Ludendorff Bridge that used to span the Rhine and made famous by being the first bridge over the Rhine captured by the Allied in 1945.

My layout is set a bit earlier in the autumn of 1944 as the bridge defences were being built up in preparation of the Allied advance.

I've been building the layout for about a year, although it's existed in concept for several years longer. So far progress has been painfully slow with most of the work concentrating on the bridge and the scenic board for the east bank where the line disappears under the Erpeler Ley mountain.

Progress on the west bank has started, but is being held up by progress getting the bridge abutment completed before any track can be laid.

These are a few photos of progress so far that I hope will give an of progress so far.


The Erpeler Ley part covered in Modroc.


The view from the top of the Erpeler Ley down at the east back defence trenches.


Another view of the east back showing a army convoy heading south towards Koblenz.


The west bank abutment still awaiting cladding and the part built farm house in the foreground.

I'll post up more pics later.
« Last Edit: July 31, 2017, 07:52:57 am by Al. »


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Re: The Bridge at Remagen
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2015, 05:00:04 pm »
Welcome to the forum  :wave:

You have a lot of detailed work done and it looks really good  :thumbsup:

I feel it is going to come along leaps and bounds once you get some scatter on various places  ;)

cheers John.

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Re: The Bridge at Remagen
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2015, 05:10:30 pm »
Wow, that really is very good!

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Re: The Bridge at Remagen
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2015, 05:17:41 pm »
Impressive !!
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Re: The Bridge at Remagen
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2015, 05:38:45 pm »
Superb work Al and welcome to the forum, this is going to be one thread that I follow.
Geoff

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Re: The Bridge at Remagen
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2015, 05:47:51 pm »
This is looking very impressive so far, I look forward to watchin your model develop.

Best wishes
Simon

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Re: The Bridge at Remagen
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2015, 06:15:05 pm »
Excellent layout so far!   I spent a wonderful few days railfanning in Remagen a few years ago, the bridge was very impressive.  Can't wait to see more!


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Re: The Bridge at Remagen
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2015, 06:30:55 pm »
Looks really impressive, Al, how big is the layout going to be?
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Re: The Bridge at Remagen
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2015, 07:35:24 pm »
Very impressed with it so far and welcome to the forum. Please keep the :greatpicturessign: coming.

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Re: The Bridge at Remagen
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2015, 09:33:47 pm »
Rally excellent scenic modelling. Looks just like the real thing. i remember looking out for the bridge many years ago when travelling around West Germany by train.

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Re: The Bridge at Remagen
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2015, 10:04:50 pm »
Welcome to the forum, Al :wave:
Fascinating layout :thumbsup:

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Re: The Bridge at Remagen
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2015, 10:45:00 pm »
these links may be of interest - someone has beaten you to it!

N Gauge bridge model
http://www.ebay.ie/itm/Amazing-one-of-Europe-039-s-Most-Historic-Bridge-at-Remagen-The-Ludendorff-Bridge-/281280133617

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.228125487342253.1073741829.111194362368700&type=1

ive also seen a model of the Bridge - however can't remember if it was in UK or Europe! Any leads welcome.
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Re: The Bridge at Remagen
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2015, 07:39:34 pm »
Thanks for the welcome guys.

I'm aware of two other models of the bridge. First is the one on ebay, and the second is part of a large German modular layout. Both impressive in there own rights.

My layout is 8.5 metres long and covers the bit on line from Erpeler Ley, over the Rhine to the junction with the Remagen line near Sinzig. The centre piece is the bridge itself which measures 2 metres between abutments with Rhine in full flow beneath - or it will be once I get that far.

These are a few construction photos of the bridge build.


Completed side frames before assembly.


Frames assembled with cross members and work started on the abutments.


Another shot of the assembled bridge, this time with walkways and handrails fitted.



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Re: The Bridge at Remagen
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2015, 08:21:35 pm »
i think its the German Modular version that i have seen - perhaps at NGS??

i will be interested to see Dora making a stately procession across the bridge when it is finished!

please keep the pictures coming!!

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Re: The Bridge at Remagen
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2015, 08:55:16 pm »
This is the modular one. I's been around fro a couple of years. There's a video of I somewhere too.



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