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  1. Here is the address for PLM. 12 New Street, Merryhill, Wolverhampton, Wv3 7NW Tele 01902 570810 / 07804 651121 I also use figures from S&D, ModelU, buffalo Creek and Wrightlines on the Corps of Canadian RR troops Layout. I have not orderred from this site yet but they do carry Military Figures 42mm should be 6 feet. http://www.irregularminiatures.co.uk/indexes/42mmindex.htm Let me know if you need more info. Larry
  2. Any progress? It has been some time and the fans need some updates.
  3. I have been working on a fleet of 20HP Simplex engines. Video of one running.
  4. Back to the Chopper coupler testing. My 3D printed couplers arrived today that I can inset a Magnet in. Video on my Yukon CDN RR I put 1lb of weight on a train and the Bachmann Baldwin engine could not pull the load or pull the rolling stock apart. Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCaYTRMam1s
  5. Sad but not unexpected news. I only recently came in contact with Adrian by email a couple of years back. I'm a Canadian living in the US and have a keen interest in WW1 WDLR. Adrian made it a point to answer all my questions and ask for progress photo's of my work. Even being sick, Adrian filled one last order of War Department simplexes and wagons to allow me to have enough to complete my project. Adrian you will be remembered and your fine kits will live on, fully assembled, on my railroad for years to come. Rest in piece my friend, I wish I could have met you in person. Larry
  6. Just got off the phone with the CAD designer. One version of a magnetic / or not chopper. This one fit in a standard Kadee #5 pocket.
  7. I have been doing a lot more work than I am posting. I am adding DCC keepalives to all my WW1 engines. Have built more howitzers and rolling stock and might have finally solved the chopper coupler challenges. I am experimenting with small magnets and have a 3d designer working on creating a coupler that hides the magnets in the face plates. Here are proof of concept pictures and videos. ] Video of working models. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HwOhMLNhjs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0f5iT7ryRpw Wish me luck.
  8. So happy to see an update. That is an amazing amount of equipment to then acquire and start to use. I'm very impressed. Now that you have a secret project we will all want to know what it is. If Llamas are needed we can start to narrow it down.
  9. Here is one of the new Bachmann Trench locomotives running through an unfinished section of my RR that I use to store work in progress.
  10. Next are some American cars I am working on. A friend designed and 3d printed the frame and tank. I cobbled the rest together.
  11. Phil, thank you for the post. I have been straying a bit to do some equipment from other armies. The stuff was captured and used all the time. First up is a German Deutz Locomotive. It is a 3d printed shell from shapeways https://www.shapeways.com/product/KUKMLSYGV/b-1-43-deutz-loco-2a?li=shop-results&optionId=17016791 and a custom drive combining 3d printing and operating motor, gears and wheels. The drive is from Mark Clark in the UK https://www.locosnstuff.com/. The 3d print is not as fine as it could be but I can live with it using the 3 foot
  12. I was finally able to load the test video on youtube. https://youtu.be/81g6kHLj1a8
  13. I'm back from my first live showing. I did get a chance to try the Cannon train on a test layout. For those on Facebook, I hope this link works. https://www.facebook.com/larry.knapp.90/videos/2676221105731642/
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