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 Posted: Sat Oct 5th, 2019 01:03 am
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Paul Napier
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Hey Tom you must have my garage bugged.

I just came in from starting construction of the beach baseboard,
which will feature a small solid pier made from local materials,
and a floating pier made from steel cubes that the Seabees used.

There will be a landing craft or two at one pier,
and at least temporally a PT boat at the other,
naturally with a rail line down each pier.

I plan there will also be a small beach section,
with an abandoned Japanese float plane.


Here's and example of the floating pier prototype.

 



And in this picture there is a trashed narrow gauge railway along the pier. 
The remains of the track is the wiggly lines.
 




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Great shots Paul.

I think this is one of the best ideas I've seen yet for a model railroad.

Vehicle modeling, airplane modeling,
not a lot of structures or excessive landscape,
even ship modeling.

Very original.
I like it a lot.

I will be following along watching for updates.
Really nice start.

Tom


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Wespe has a nice collection trucks as well


https://www.wespemodels.com/military_models/military_models_scale_1_48





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Progress on wharves.

First constructed from coconut trees.





Floating pontoons assembled by Seabees.





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I have seen something similar to the LCVP squadron pier,
on one of those small European exhibition layouts.

I tried looking it up online but couldn't.

Might have been Dutch,
I think the Dutch East Indies,
just as the Allies were getting the heck out.

It was in a French model train magazine
(I think it was in 'Le Train' magazine but I'm not 100% sure)
it was in a 2018 issue on the cover, I remember that...




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If we're thinking of the same article,
I think it was a Landing Craft Tank, that was a key part of the layout.

My pontoon was based on prefab. sections, that were bolted together,
as wharfs, pontoons, rafts, submersible repair docks, and even bridges on land.


Information at :           (caution big file, but very interesting)

https://web.mst.edu/~rogersda/umrcourses/ge342/SeaBees-Revised.pdf


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I have a Merit PT boat.


Eventually I hope to make a Fairmile,

as used by the RNZ Navy in the SW Pacific islands.


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