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Author Topic: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.  (Read 88056 times)

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Re: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.
« Reply #780 on: August 14, 2018, 08:08:08 PM »
After far too long an absence, I'm finally able to get back into me workshop and continue work on Remagen. So here's a long overdue update. As well as the LNER stuff I've been filling my time with, I've also been working done if the smaller details for the layout.



this one here should answer the question of what happened to the Lancaster crew.


our choirmaster survived a crash like this - he was a rear gunner and the only survivor - the rest of the plane was 50yds away.
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Re: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.
« Reply #781 on: August 18, 2018, 07:12:06 PM »
A few years ago, while they were building the Bomber Command memorial near Hyde Park Corner, I had the good fortune to be working at Green Park and got to meet many old bomber crew guys who came to see the memorial. They had some truly amazing stories to tell. I song heroes, all of them.


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The National Festival of Railway Modelling, Peterborough - December 2018
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Re: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.
« Reply #782 on: August 18, 2018, 07:13:47 PM »
More scenic detail going in.
A few locals from Erpel are helping out the bridge garrison to clear the trees from the field of fire of the east bank Anti-tank gun position, which is hidden behind the armoured railcar.



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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.
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Re: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.
« Reply #783 on: September 09, 2018, 07:17:11 PM »
 A long over due update on Remagen.

Now I can get back into my workshop, the layout is back up on the worktop ready for some more detailing work.

The two main tasks will be tackle over the next month is to rework all the German armour that's parked in the fields, and start on the refugee column on the Remagen - Kripp road.









I'm also not far off starting the scenic work on the final scenic board. The Remagen - Sinzig road and rail line are in, and all the form has been rubbed down. Next step is to cover it with plaster bandage.

« Last Edit: September 09, 2018, 09:49:21 PM by Al. »


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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 #784 on: September 09, 2018, 10:15:34 PM »
Good to see an update, Al, as it was "all quiet on the Western front" :doh:

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Re: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.
« Reply #785 on: September 09, 2018, 11:06:01 PM »
Amazing work!

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Re: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.
« Reply #786 on: September 09, 2018, 11:06:54 PM »
how are you proposing to motorise your Schienenpanzerspahzug train ( the little one in the background)?



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Re: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.
« Reply #787 on: September 10, 2018, 09:22:39 PM »
What was yellow is now white, and will soon become green....



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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.
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Re: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.
« Reply #788 on: September 10, 2018, 09:26:10 PM »
how are you proposing to motorise your Schienenpanzerspahzug train ( the little one in the background)?




Theyre still work in progress. I'm thinking about using a Lima Class 86 motor bogie girls the powered car and mk3 coach bogies for the unpowered one.


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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 #789 on: September 13, 2018, 09:28:37 PM »
A little bit more detail work done. A platoon of Sdkfz251 Hanomags. These are right at the back of the layout partly hidden by an apple orchard.






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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 #790 on: September 17, 2018, 02:08:17 AM »
An amazing layout with a rarely-modeled theme. Not aware of many WW2 era layouts. Stunning scenic work too. Though it is a sad subject that downed Lancaster is cunningly modeled. Must have been a challenge to get that right what with those bent props etc. Did you fashion that from a kit?
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Re: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.
« Reply #791 on: October 04, 2018, 09:05:56 PM »
What was white is now turning green...





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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.
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Re: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.
« Reply #792 on: October 04, 2018, 09:09:34 PM »
An amazing layout with a rarely-modeled theme. Not aware of many WW2 era layouts. Stunning scenic work too. Though it is a sad subject that downed Lancaster is cunningly modeled. Must have been a challenge to get that right what with those bent props etc. Did you fashion that from a kit?

Thanks for your comments.

The Lanc was 90% kit bashed. The Merlins are scratch built.


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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.
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Re: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.
« Reply #793 on: October 04, 2018, 09:19:35 PM »
What was white is now turning green...






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Re: The Bridge at Remagen - World War Two Rhine Crossing.
« Reply #794 on: October 05, 2018, 08:09:18 PM »
Another Panther tank I've been working on.
Based on the below photo, this Panther is getting its gear box removed for repair.



Both models are from Arrowhead Miniatures. The Panther is pretty much stock apart from the access hatch removed from above the drivers & co-drivers seats. The Sdkfz8 is the unarmoured flak half track that's had the crane from the NAG model fitted to it.

These two will be part of an armoured company that getting some well needed repair and maintenance beneath the cover of trees before being heading west to confront the Allieds.



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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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