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 Posted: Sat Nov 10th, 2012 11:58 pm
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Mike:

I have a copy of Narrow Gauge To No Man's Land, and I think you'll be very pleased with it There extensive good photos of the locomotives, rolling stock, and all kinds of other stuff.

The book also has a section talking about the post-war dispositions of a lot of the equipment. It looks like a lot of went to building contractors. That in itself could be an interesting model subject.

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Good deal.... I've been looking at lots of different HO scale 0-6-0 switchers. I think there are several that will make suitable power system donors.

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 Posted: Sun Nov 11th, 2012 12:15 am
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Between your WWI railways, and Woodie Greene's modeling, it is really tempting to model 35n2. So many neat ideas, too little time...

Mike, are you familiar with Railine Forums? If not, check out the "Craftsmens' Corner" forum, in particular, a thread called Chambers Gas & Oil - the builder is doing a 1:35 gas station with incredible detail. He has used a lot of detail parts for the interior, and I was surprised at how much good stuff is available.

A link to that page is

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=29357&whichpage=1

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 Posted: Sun Nov 11th, 2012 12:52 am
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That's Dallas's gas station. Very cool. I assume you've seen his Sammich Shop that he posted here?

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 Posted: Sun Nov 11th, 2012 01:29 am
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Keith -- Thanks for the nice plug! :)

Mike -- You'll definitely enjoy the new book!  Full of neat photos & drawings.  A few of the steamers ended up on a logging line in West Virginia ... and that's one of my "one day" pipe dream projects for 35n2.

The Bachmann HO 0-6-0T saddletank has roughly the right size drivers for doing one of the steamers in On30 ... you'll need something bigger than that to do it in 35n2.

PS -- When searching the web for more info, you'll find the phrases "War Dept. Light Railway" and "War Department Light Railway" helpful ... AND the abbreviation "WDLR" by itself useful.  Try those as IMAGE searches and you'll quickly spot relevant results. ;)

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 Posted: Sun Nov 11th, 2012 01:49 am
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Thanks for the info Dallas. I'm sure that will be helpful with the research.

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 Posted: Sun Nov 11th, 2012 02:08 am
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The Germans used gasoline engine locos as well as the Allies, because the smoke from a steam engine was a sure giveaway to artillery on the other side. This meant that the steam engines were used a distance from the front. My favorite was a German one cylinder kerosene burner, built by Deutz. This things cylinder was horizontal, and had two 35 1/2" flywheels that were visible turning when the engine was running. The fact that I have a 5 cylinder Deutz air cooled diesel that I am putting into a old Jeep station wagon had absolutely no bearing on this interest (Yeah- right!).

I blew up a drawing, the side view of this rascal (the loco) to 1/35. Ye Gods! it is tiny even in that large a scale--as is the 50 and 75 HP Baldwin lokies that our side used.

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 Posted: Sun Nov 11th, 2012 02:29 am
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I've been searching on the term trench loco and I'm getting plenty of hits on the Baldwin 2-6-2T but finding out anything about those gas burners is tough. I can see now that even a conversion of the Bachmann Davenport won't really be all that close to what I'm looking for but in the beginning that may be as close as I can get.

Herb,
I'd love to see anything you may have on the German one cylinder loco.

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 Posted: Sun Nov 11th, 2012 02:34 am
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There are drawings of the Baldwin gas-mechanical in the book ... so that will be helpful. Quite a bit of difference between that and the On30 Davenport (sorry!) ... the Baldwin has: spoked wheels, outside-frame and side-rods with a connection to third shaft and counterweights ... tricky! That said, you could mimic the BODY STYLE for a freelance road ...



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 Posted: Sun Nov 11th, 2012 02:57 am
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I'll likely settle for a mimic like like you suggest, Dallas. I'm not a machinist so making what you just described sounds out of reach.

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