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Author Topic: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.  (Read 87738 times)

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Re: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.
« Reply #795 on: October 09, 2018, 08:30:29 PM »
Preview video of this Decembers Peterborough show. Remagen gets a mention at around 3 minutes in.



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The National Festival of Railway Modelling, Peterborough - December 2018
The London Festival of Railway Modelling, Alexander Palace - 23/24 March 2019.
Trainwest 2019, Corsham, Wiltshire - 13/14 April 2019.
RailEx NE, North Shields - 27/28 July 2019.
The International N Gauge Show, Leamington Spa -  13/14 September 2019.

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Re: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.
« Reply #796 on: October 09, 2018, 09:24:44 PM »
For those who canít see the link

https://youtu.be/kzCiAH_8S18
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Re: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.
« Reply #797 on: October 14, 2018, 06:45:16 PM »
Yesterday was a rather frustrating day on the layout. I wanted to get a second layer of flock onto the church board and start adding foliage. But to my annoyance, I've ran out of flock, bushes, trees and glue.... Almost everything. So I ended up getting almost nothing done.

This afternoon, however saw much more Progress. Following a visit to my local railway show, I managed to restock on most of what I needed and managed to crack on with adding foliage to the church board.








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Booked exhibitions.
The National Festival of Railway Modelling, Peterborough - December 2018
The London Festival of Railway Modelling, Alexander Palace - 23/24 March 2019.
Trainwest 2019, Corsham, Wiltshire - 13/14 April 2019.
RailEx NE, North Shields - 27/28 July 2019.
The International N Gauge Show, Leamington Spa -  13/14 September 2019.

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Re: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.
« Reply #798 on: October 29, 2018, 09:56:17 PM »
With Peterborough rapidly approaching th progress on the last scenic board isn't going as quickly as I hoped. The main greenery is done around the tunnel and along the rear part of the church. Next stag is to work around the side and front of the church, then trees to add.





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Booked exhibitions.
The National Festival of Railway Modelling, Peterborough - December 2018
The London Festival of Railway Modelling, Alexander Palace - 23/24 March 2019.
Trainwest 2019, Corsham, Wiltshire - 13/14 April 2019.
RailEx NE, North Shields - 27/28 July 2019.
The International N Gauge Show, Leamington Spa -  13/14 September 2019.

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Re: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.
« Reply #799 on: October 29, 2018, 11:45:03 PM »
Hi Al,

Looks great and am sure will be absolutely amazingly fantastic when the church is done. Love your work.

Cheers weave  :beers:

PS Know it's a typo but don't think you should have the 'stag' anywhere near the church, tends to upset the vicar and he might tell the bride :D

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Re: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.
« Reply #800 on: November 04, 2018, 12:01:30 PM »
 With Peterborough less than 6 weeks away, it's time for a bit of stock preparation work.

I spent this morning working though these 12 boxes checking all 17 train sets for damage and general wear & tear. All the locos will be getting the once over and a test run later this week.

I've another 4 boxes to work though with a further 7 train sets, in various states on build. If I get them all finished, that'll give me 24 train sets to rotate though the layout.










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Booked exhibitions.
The National Festival of Railway Modelling, Peterborough - December 2018
The London Festival of Railway Modelling, Alexander Palace - 23/24 March 2019.
Trainwest 2019, Corsham, Wiltshire - 13/14 April 2019.
RailEx NE, North Shields - 27/28 July 2019.
The International N Gauge Show, Leamington Spa -  13/14 September 2019.

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Re: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.
« Reply #801 on: November 11, 2018, 09:42:18 PM »

Progress made of the Operation Greif Train this morning. Its a rake of German armour that's been disguised to look like American armour, and used in the opening hours of the Battle of the Bulge. I need to get hold of a few more white stars for the half tracks to complete.

I can see me getting lots of comments about this one at Peterborough.







[img[http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/monthly_11_2018/post-23643-0-53039700-1541941950.jpeg[/img]http://I'm also making steady progress on the church board, but way too slow for my liking. The church paths and lawns are in and I've started adding details such as the iron railings.

I'm never going to have the church anywhere near finished in time for The show, so I've taken the decision to paint it black and place on the layout as a shadow.




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Booked exhibitions.
The National Festival of Railway Modelling, Peterborough - December 2018
The London Festival of Railway Modelling, Alexander Palace - 23/24 March 2019.
Trainwest 2019, Corsham, Wiltshire - 13/14 April 2019.
RailEx NE, North Shields - 27/28 July 2019.
The International N Gauge Show, Leamington Spa -  13/14 September 2019.

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Re: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.
« Reply #802 on: November 12, 2018, 12:42:19 AM »
your T34 turret has lost its long pointy thing on the front!
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Re: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.
« Reply #803 on: November 30, 2018, 05:23:06 PM »
I've decided to add a little family history to the layout. And I'm sure this one will draw some conversation from the viewing public at the shows.

 Back in WW2, my uncle-in-law serviced in the Royal Engineers. Prior to the war he was a fireman on the LNER. A profession he returned to after the war, and had the pleasure of firing Mallard during her BR days.

 However, during the war he was in France and Belgium in the months after D-Day rebuilding the Railways so that the Allied's could move logistics on mass from the Channel Ports.

 On one occasion, while working close to the front lines, they were desperately in need on working locomotives. Most of the France locos had been damaged by Allied air power, and the WD's and US Logistics locos were way back behind the lines.

 So that night he and three others decided to go steal one from the Germans. They borrowed four bicycles from several angry Frenchmen and cycled through the German lines to a railhead where the found a loco already in steam sat ideally waiting for them (He was unsure of its class, but said it was a big one like the Evening Star).

 The German crew of two quickly surrendered themselves and the loco to these four mad Englishmen. Throwing the bicycles onto the tender, and with the help of the German crew, they routed the loco back to the main line and ran it tender first back to the Allied side of the lines where the loco was swiftly put to work ferrying wounded back to Blighty and ammunition and fuel to the front line.

 He told me the hardest part of the whole night was trying to find some white paint to paint a white star on the cab roof to try and avoid being shot up by a wayward Typhoon or Mustang. Unfortunately, he passed away a few years back abd I never did found out whether the angry Frenchmen got their bikes bike.







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Booked exhibitions.
The National Festival of Railway Modelling, Peterborough - December 2018
The London Festival of Railway Modelling, Alexander Palace - 23/24 March 2019.
Trainwest 2019, Corsham, Wiltshire - 13/14 April 2019.
RailEx NE, North Shields - 27/28 July 2019.
The International N Gauge Show, Leamington Spa -  13/14 September 2019.

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Re: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.
« Reply #804 on: November 30, 2018, 05:25:05 PM »
I've ran out of trees....!

 120 of them on this board alone. I think I need another 20 to finish off.



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Booked exhibitions.
The National Festival of Railway Modelling, Peterborough - December 2018
The London Festival of Railway Modelling, Alexander Palace - 23/24 March 2019.
Trainwest 2019, Corsham, Wiltshire - 13/14 April 2019.
RailEx NE, North Shields - 27/28 July 2019.
The International N Gauge Show, Leamington Spa -  13/14 September 2019.

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Re: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.
« Reply #805 on: November 30, 2018, 05:30:30 PM »
Don't forget the Remagen is at the National Festival of Railway Modelling at the East of England Showground, Peterborough on 8th & 9th December.

We're at stand 123. Hope to see you there.



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The National Festival of Railway Modelling, Peterborough - December 2018
The London Festival of Railway Modelling, Alexander Palace - 23/24 March 2019.
Trainwest 2019, Corsham, Wiltshire - 13/14 April 2019.
RailEx NE, North Shields - 27/28 July 2019.
The International N Gauge Show, Leamington Spa -  13/14 September 2019.

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Re: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.
« Reply #806 on: November 30, 2018, 07:36:24 PM »
 :hellosign:   :greatpicturessign: Many thanks Al for the latest updates & fascanating story   :thumbsup:
    regards Derek.

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Re: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.
« Reply #807 on: November 30, 2018, 10:09:27 PM »
:hellosign:   :greatpicturessign: Many thanks Al for the latest updates & fascanating story   :thumbsup:
    regards Derek.

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Re: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.
« Reply #808 on: November 30, 2018, 11:05:34 PM »
:hellosign:   :greatpicturessign: Many thanks Al for the latest updates & fascanating story   :thumbsup:
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Re: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.
« Reply #809 on: December 01, 2018, 06:50:49 AM »
If your at the Peterborough show, keep an eye out for old St. Nicholas and the Snowman. They'll be on the layout somewhere on an early trip out delivering Christmas presents to the children of Remagen.



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The National Festival of Railway Modelling, Peterborough - December 2018
The London Festival of Railway Modelling, Alexander Palace - 23/24 March 2019.
Trainwest 2019, Corsham, Wiltshire - 13/14 April 2019.
RailEx NE, North Shields - 27/28 July 2019.
The International N Gauge Show, Leamington Spa -  13/14 September 2019.

 

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