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Well:
(a) yeah, don't make yerself crazy ...
(b) wait for the book ... it'll give you lots of suitable info ... scan/copy/print the drawings to actual 1:35 size to get a good reference.
(c) some of the Bachmann HO Thomas the Tank locos might prove useful ... you'll have to check driver diameters ... but, I recall someone taking an 0-6-0 (or other six-driver mech) and removing the front driving wheels, but leaving the crank and axle to get something "similar" to that drive ...

back to (a) ... I'd suggest doing something simple, as you've suggested, to get a piece of motive power going ... rolling stock falls into "normal" scratch building, so that's do-able ... then you can go back and tackle fancier loco projects ... the trench equipment is definitely cool stuff ...  and you can model them in the field, or "stateside" at a QMC training center ... or after the war used by other railroads ... cool stuff!



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I'll be patient and wait for the book. I got some other projects I can work on in the mean time.

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 Posted: Sun Nov 11th, 2012 02:37 pm
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I noticed on the first video that they laid the track in a very modelling way: put ties down in a casual way, put rails and, as an afterthought, ballast. Lazier ones had Snap-track available. So we are following prototype practices to the letter!. Jose.



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OK Mike--here are a couple links to Duetz locos

http://landships.activeboard.com/t42213044/ruston-proctor-narrow-gauge-loco-deutz-waltham-abbey-gun-pow/

http://landships.activeboard.com/t34299814/ww1-trench-railways-deutz-benzollok-4w-loco/

In both cases, scroll down for pix, plans.

The side covers on the Deutzs slid open, fore and aft-- a surprisingly stupid arrangement, as a single dent along the top or bottom edges permanently locked the panel closed.

I'm pretty sure that these things were started by heaving the flywheels around--so the large panels over the drivers were discarded early. Somewhere I have a pix of both side panels slid open.

Lastly, there is-

http://www.die-feldbahnsinnigen.de/forum/index.php

which is a site just about German military railroads--IF you can read German--I can't !!

The Landships site has a lot of neat stuff about modeling WW1.

If you turn up anything else, please post it here.

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Those are some great links, Herb. Thanks! Those trench locos definitely look doable with a Bachmann Davenport as a jump off point. That Baldwin discussed above is going to be quite a challenge. I think I'm going to save that one as the final locomotive. Once I get to the point where I can do a reasonable model of that, I'll have made it as a modeler. I'm actually planning on starting the plans for it right away. No sense in waiting on that. I can make plans with the best of them.

Mike

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Herb: the third ling is not working. But the other two...... Jose.
Correct link would be:
http://www.die-feldbahnsinnigen.de/forum/index.php

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Thank You Jose

That's what happens when Old Grand Dad helps me type!

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I found a couple of nice pictures of what I believe are tha same locomotives as the Baldwin gas mechanicals used in the video. They may not be exactly the same but they have got to be very close. They are at the bottom of the page.

http://www.northeast.railfan.net/diesel127.html

Mike

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Yup, Mike--they are the same locos

Another good book--chock full of pictures, including the Deutz locos being worked on is-

Two Foot Rails to the Front, by Charles Small

ABE has a copy right now for $19.95 + shipping

Highly recommended--don't think that any of the photos are repeats of ones that are in NGtoNML

Herr Bert 



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 Posted: Mon Nov 12th, 2012 03:25 pm
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I just placed it on order.

Thanks, Herb.



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