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Author Topic: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.  (Read 81669 times)

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Re: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.
« Reply #735 on: February 04, 2018, 08:03:57 pm »
i found this - any use?




Looks like its a fully armoured loco. All reference photos are useful. Thanks.


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Re: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.
« Reply #736 on: February 04, 2018, 08:12:57 pm »
It's a photo of the locomotive 'Za Stalina' after her capture by German troops, a 2 6 2 tender engine I believe,judging by the axle box covers.

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Re: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.
« Reply #737 on: February 04, 2018, 09:21:11 pm »
It's a photo of the locomotive 'Za Stalina' after her capture by German troops, a 2 6 2 tender engine I believe,judging by the axle box covers.

The pillbox looks Russian

I canít see any axle box covers - do you have another picture?
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Re: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.
« Reply #738 on: February 04, 2018, 10:48:00 pm »
Yeah, but I can't figure out how to get them from my Pintrest board on to this forum !

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Re: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.
« Reply #739 on: February 11, 2018, 09:33:55 pm »
I think this is a German BR43 Armoured loco

Excellent detail photo of a BR43 armored locomotive and the heavy armor thickness applied to the cab and boiler areas.


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Re: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.
« Reply #740 on: February 11, 2018, 09:37:07 pm »
Yeah, but I can't figure out how to get them from my Pintrest board on to this forum !

open pinterest and click on picture

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Re: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.
« Reply #741 on: February 12, 2018, 11:10:07 am »
Yeah, but I can't figure out how to get them from my Pintrest board on to this forum !


open pinterest and click on picture

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Bingo!

It's a photo of the locomotive 'Za Stalina' after her capture by German troops, a 2 6 2 tender engine I believe,judging by the axle box covers.



more pictures here

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Re: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.
« Reply #742 on: February 12, 2018, 11:13:31 am »
To be honest ,I'm not quite sure how I managed that ! :o

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Re: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.
« Reply #743 on: March 02, 2018, 09:33:10 pm »
 A long overdue update on the BR19.10.

 As luck would have it, the wheel centres on a BR50 are all but the same as the BR19, so stripped down a Fleischmann chassis and removed and removed the rear axle box with the wheels replaced with a set from Roco BR143 I've just about got a rolling chassis.

 It still needs a tiny bit of adjustment as the nose is sat 1/2mm too low.

 After that, I need to extend the BR50 front pony but 5mm to give the correct wheel centres, then fit the rear pony and tender drawbar.








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Re: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.
« Reply #744 on: March 02, 2018, 09:43:52 pm »
Also an update on the Armoured Cabbed BR38. This has had its camouflaged pant added and is waiting for the replacement chimney to arrive before getting weathered.



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Re: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.
« Reply #745 on: March 07, 2018, 06:27:07 am »
As a distraction to Remagen, I've ventured into LNER steam.

Many years ago, for my 8th birthday, I was given a Triang/Hornby Flying Scotsman set with a couple of Thompson coaches. The following year I got a second tender for the Scotsman and embarked on my first conversion to turn it into the water tender. The front got cut off and the coal drilled out. A cardboard top was glued on and somehow, with the help of a soldering iron, I melted a Hornby coupling onto the front of the tender. It was of course, a complete disaster, compounded by a number of 'improvements' I made to the loco.

40 years on I rediscovered the loco hidden in the bottom of a box and decided to refurbish it.

With parts from donor tender off eBay, ive rebuilt the water tender. The coal tender has been stripped back to its bare plastic. And I've refitted the the 'chuff-chuff' sound box (who needs dcc for authentic sound).



I think there was the best part of six coats of Humbrol Apple Green had been applied to this loco over the years.

I've also replaced the smoke box door, as I'd wrecked the original one while trying to remove the BR number plate and adding headcode lamps.



I've a can of Doncaster Green on order and when that arrives it'll all get coat of paint before lining and numbering.

The big surprise with it was that it ran striaght away as soon as I put power to the wheels. It's just a shame I don't have any 00 track to run it on.

There's a close up shot of the front end of the water tender. This is nothing more then the rear end and buffer beam from a donor tender that's been trimmed to fit the front end of the water tender.

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« Reply #746 on: March 07, 2018, 08:28:28 pm »
There's not been a lot of visible progress on Remagen since getting back from Stevenage. Most of what I've done has been on electrics to increasing the reliability of the fiddle yard. Still some way to go here.

 One visible change is the operator side of the back scenes which have now been painted. Not a big change, but it all adds up.





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« Reply #747 on: March 10, 2018, 06:15:19 pm »
Progress in two areas today.
 First, the armoured cab BR38 has had its new chimney gutted and weathering completed. It's all ready to join the Schienenwolf Train. I'll get a few photos of it on the layout a bit later.



The second item is the villa. Using the video from a couple posts down, I've gathered enough information to but together the basic structure. I'll give this a trial fitting into the layout to see how it looks, and if ok I'll start cladding it next week.



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Re: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.
« Reply #748 on: March 10, 2018, 06:18:56 pm »
The full Schienenwolf Train.

 The Schienenwolf (Rail Wolf) is scratch built into an old Arnold chassis.

 The two BR38's are Fleischmann models. The lead one has had an armoured cab and a Trix BR17 tender added, while the second one is standard.

 Behind the locos is an Arnold tool van modified to take a flak38 anti-aircraft gun mounted on the roof.

 And finally at the back is a flat wagon with spare rails.









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« Reply #749 on: March 18, 2018, 07:17:40 pm »
The layouts has remained pretty much untouched since coming back from Stevenage due to the China trip and other things. So with this weekend wiped out due to the snow I've got back into the workshop, and the west end of the layout set up to start work on the final scenic board.





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