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Having been enticed by my good friend and neighbour to start a winter hobby.   My friend being into 00 scale, suggested I build a model railway.   After going to a few exhibitions, checking the net and visiting local hobby stores, I realised I would need a theme which would keep me interested. So it became 'The Somme'.    Amiens to Pozieres.  


I built three boards 2ft x 4ft and with the help of my neighbour we worked out a track plan that would take both 00 and 009 scale.   To have movement on the layout at all times the 009 will run continuously through the battlefields at snails pace while the 00 remains a shunting layout.   All to be DCC sound, battle noises, lights and fog/smoke.


Not sure what to do with it when I'm finished.   I will want to start something new I think.


Baseboards made up  post-32280-0-72497400-1500718469_thumb.jpg 


Track plan  post-32280-0-46371900-1500723046_thumb.jpg post-32280-0-15795800-1500723125_thumb.jpg post-32280-0-91883300-1500723205_thumb.jpg


Testing connections and track  post-32280-0-66753600-1500725355_thumb.jpg


Searching for models  post-32280-0-41629700-1500725468_thumb.jpg


Testing siding length  post-32280-0-78224100-1500725666_thumb.jpg


Forming a trench  post-32280-0-86395300-1500725790_thumb.jpg


Splintered trees and some ground cover  post-32280-0-88288400-1500725874_thumb.jpg


009 Albert  post-32280-0-72932100-1500726457_thumb.jpg


Ground detail post-32280-0-99847300-1500726590_thumb.jpg


Smoke machine  post-32280-0-51248900-1500726691_thumb.jpg


Testing smoke machine.  Three outlets per board with a 30mm fan assisting.  post-32280-0-83274000-1500726909_thumb.jpg


Trains at the hospital Amiens  post-32280-0-76131300-1500727033_thumb.jpg


Designed to view from the side as apposed to an overhead view  


View of the town.  post-32280-0-75283900-1500727951_thumb.jpg


I hope this is of interest to some and welcome sound suggestions or advice.


No idea how to turn the photo's????





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Is there a way to flip some of these photo's?


Hi Boomerang, I know its been a while, but if your still struggling. Your computer should have a function that allows you to flip a photo, for example if you use windows, then all you need to is click on a given photo, that should open photo viewer, right click and the option to rotate it will come up.


Hopes this helps 


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