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Military based layout
« on: October 21, 2018, 10:21:53 am »
Guys

I have lurked about on the Military pages for a while this is my first post on these pages I am building a micro layout based on an MOD depot see link below for layout topic and also pic of my nissen hut




http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=42594.0

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Re: Military based layout
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2018, 11:15:34 am »
Great stuff!

I look forward to morepictures, and also of any other memebrs layouts with a
military theme/interest!


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Re: Military based layout
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2018, 06:54:28 am »
A good start But in the 12 years in the military and the other 30 years  associated with military I've never seen a grass  covered Nissan  hut, green painted, mossy green on top generally moudly green but not grass covered. They only had thin tin rooves not strong enough to support a earth layer and were B******  cold in winter to sleep in and a sauna in the summer...

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Re: Military based layout
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2018, 09:58:22 pm »
Letís be more encouraging!

The Nissaen / Quonsett hut front looks as if itís from a printed model.  You could replace the grass with the print d tin roof, . I believe they were sometimes camouflaged ?

If so, a bit of paint and you.re off!

Gramodels do resin castings of the huts if you want to try something different?

Also Farish , Metcalfe, model railway scenery do models.

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Re: Military based layout
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2018, 10:09:42 pm »
The large hangers at what was RAF Hullavington are grass covered, some even have bushes growing on them. If you drive from Chippenham to Cirencester along the A429 they can be seen from the road. Think Dyson owns the airfield now with the Gurkas in the barracks.

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Re: Military based layout
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2018, 06:55:46 am »
A lot of hangars in the UK are grass covered, they are generally the ones with rooves of several thick feet of concrete!!.. Yes Nissians Huts and Romney huts (the bigger version of a Nissan) though normally covered in black tar paint were sometimes painted various shades of green brown an Black for camoflage.

(Just looked it up, Hullavingtons hangers are the concrete type...)

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Re: Military based layout
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2018, 03:31:39 pm »
The large hangers at what was RAF Hullavington are grass covered, some even have bushes growing on them. If you drive from Chippenham to Cirencester along the A429 they can be seen from the road. Think Dyson owns the airfield now with the Gurkas in the barracks.

Martin
  When "I was lad"  I lived near to Hullavington and I am sure that they used to graze sheep on those hangers.  No I was not on medication or partial to alcohol back then.

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