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  1. There’s even a FEC loco in the first post of the linked thread! Also me in one of the pics. When all this is over i strongly encourage going to an event. It’s different from an exhibition in that it’s private so you can just concentrate on running trains for fun. First time I went I took a loco but then used someone else’s, since then I’ve just taken my phone with the WiiThrottle app.
  2. Think those photos were taken at the same time as the ones I’ve seen, snow on the ground. Also the writing on the gun seems to match.
  3. My gut feeling is that Robert and Leopold went to the US and the gun in France is one of the other 23 built
  4. It’s definitely in the US, the train of two guns and support vehicles is coupled to a Pennsylvania RR caboose and one of the guns has a buckeye coupling fitted. The Greenville NJ location comes from the caption. if you are interested and on FB then it’s in the Railroad Marine Operations group
  5. I saw some photo posted on Facebook of two German rail guns in Greenville NJ. Doing a bit of research online first led me to think these were Robert and Leopold, two Krupp K5(E) guns captured in 1944 in Civitavecchia in Italy. Some website say the two were combined to make one good one, which is definitely at the United States Army Ordnance Museum in Fort Lee However other sites say that one went to the US and one to the Atlantic Wall Museum at Cap Griz Nez in France. Having seen the photos of the two in the US I was inclined to disbelieve, however there is one at that museum. Can anyone clarify?
  6. Artitec is a Dutch company tho. The question was were there many/any German manufacturers of model WW2 military equipment
  7. The bit that really puts me off is the massive gap between the top and bottom decks
  8. ah, but this one will fit under lower bridges
  9. Pretty certain that’s wrong. The RhB ones don’t have the pony trucks. Plus if they were modelling a narrow gauge loco it would have to be wider, not narrower
  10. Talltim

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  11. With regards to the width, official Lego trains have traditionally been 6 studs wide. Adults building their own designs tend to go wider for better proportions. This model seems to be nearly 7 wide, narrow enough to go with the existing sets. Not quite sure what you mean by public use, is your garden open? however you might like this. On the set itself, I was very tempted until I saw the side profile of the chassis. Yes, I could modify it to be better, but if I was going to do that I would just design my own from scratch.
  12. Bit like the Front End Seat Warmers* on trains *FESW is an acronym popular on a rail forum I frequent, often used by drivers
  13. Not sure that 'under the bed' is approved storage for dangerous materials. What happens if the monsters get hold of them?
  14. There is a difference between detail(s) and basic shape. I'd be much happier with a model that lacked some details that were add-ons, but had the basic shape right than vice versa. Details can be added (or removed) to suit your requirements/clumsiness level. The basic shape is far harder to change.
  15. I don't think that simile really works. The job of a watch is to tell the time. A cheap watch (nowadays) tells the time equally as accurately as a Rolex. Durabilty is the only other thing that really matters, and you'd hope that increases with price. Everything else is down to taste. The job of a model is to look like a scaled down version of the real thing. If it doesn't then its failed it primary role.
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