a cold front

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  1. jimmy styles

    jimmy styles Full Member

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    Hi

    after completing my WWII layout Operation Abyss which i will post some pictures of in a different thread. i needed a new challenge.

    however i wanted it to be different. i happened to have a pre made base board with is six feet by just under two feet but what could i build that would be different, interesting and clever.

    i settled quit quickly on a 009 WWI trench railway. however this has previously been done so how can i make this work in the space and be different, interesting and clever.

    do the idea is a WWI trench railway set in winter in snow. now for the clever bit it is basically going to be a figure of eight with a helix at each end. fiddle yards on the lower level scenic on the top. i am going to go mad on details so this may be a long tread.

    basically one helix will be covered by a bombed out french town with loading and unloading of trains then the other helix will be covered by the start of a forrest and the start of a trench network.

    i hope that makes sense!!

    the helix's took ages to get running right.

    but this is where i am upto.

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    although i should really be still laying track and moving onto the top level i could not resist building the first tank.

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    and this is where i am upto
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Very impressive, love the tank and its weathering.

    Paul
     
  3. Gary

    Gary Staff Member Administrator Golden Goat 2018

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    If Operation Abyss is anything to go by, then this will be impressive and a very interesting read indeed. Looking forward to the progress. :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    Really looking forward to tbis thread Jimmy as an ex coach driver/tank mechanic who took tours to Vimy Ridge and Epres etc its a great subject.

    Ian vt
     
  5. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Fantastic ..... Can't wait for more of this.

    Cheers

    Toto
     
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    this is going to be a slow build as i keep getting building commissions that are slowing me down. but i will keep you updated as i go.
     
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    Kimbo Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Jimmy, any updates?
    Kim
     
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    Kimbo wrote:
    No not at the moment this project has been put on hold whilst I finish the wind meter project then I will be back in this In the new year.
     
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    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Looking forward to it Jimmy. :thumbs:
     
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    Ron Staff Member Moderator

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    A few of us are going to the Spalding show so we'll say hello to you at the Operation Abyss layout.http://www.click
     
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    Ron wrote:
    That will be great
     
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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    Have you got enough operators Jimmy? I'm sure we could give a hand if you want a break.
    Really looking forward to seeing it in the flesh.

    Cheer's, Pete.
     
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    Yeah I think there is five of us running two layouts ha ha
     
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    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Good luck with the show. I'm sure the layout will get plenty attention.

    Cheers

    Toto
     
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    jimmy styles Full Member

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    Hi guys

    Not been about recently to do any kind of modelling, as have been refitting a bloody bathroom and busy at work.

    However I'm back and this years project is to crack on with this project!!

    However it's going to take me some time to catch up with what you guys have been building.

    Jimmy
     
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    Ron Staff Member Moderator

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    Good to see you back Jimmy :thumbup:
     
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    Thank you it's good to be back!!
     
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    Ron wrote:
    Wot 'e said :thumbs:.

    Cheer's, Pete.
     
  19. Gary

    Gary Staff Member Administrator Golden Goat 2018

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    Great to have you back in the fold Jimmy. Been missing the great work you do ! :thumbs:

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Welcome back Jimmy. Looking forward to seeing whats coming next.
    Can you confirm that you received your competition prize please. I have been trying to reach you through numerous PM's but with no luck. I am assuming all is well.
    many thanks
    Toto
     

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