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Greetings all!
I am a new member to this group, having found its URL courtesy of the Narrowmilitaryrail Yahoo group.

My main interests are the military railways of WW1, particularly the "trench railways" of 2ft gauge. Does anyone else in this group model those?

ScaleLink make 1/32nd models of trench railway locos and rolling-stock but I am having trouble locating figures in this scale, other than ScaleLink's own. Any ideas? I already have other WW1 vehicles in 1:32/1:35 scales and so would like to stay with that size.

Finally, my interest in WW1 was generated from inheriting my grandfather's British service medals and also finding his enlistment papers on the Web. He served in Italy and France in 1st Worcester Battery, 2nd South Midland Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, surviving from enlistment in November 1914 through to the end of the conflict.

Regards,
Keith,
Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA

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Welcome, Keith,

I had thought Cambridge underwent a name change some years ago ?!!

Congradulations on researching & and discovering the wealth in your Grandfather's service.   So many have lost interest in the past generations ago.

Your interests mirror mine; as I also build in 1/32, and have a large collection of ScaleLink items.
(You will find there are a few of us who frequent both sites.)

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Kieth
Welcome to what is a great site if you go the "back numbers" you will be amazed at the stuff that's there.
A kindered spirit I too model the 1 War light railways but in 4mm scale you may already know that there is a fair amount of kits for loco's (steam and diesel) and rolling stock available and the good news is that more kits are coming along.
All the best
Baldwin (get it !!!!!)

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Hi Keith!

Welcome recruit! ;o)

Chris

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Yes, welcome aboard!

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Hi Keith,
You might try Ted Dyer at www.japanesearmorking.com, he makes British and German WW1 fig's in 1/35th scale that might help you. You could also try ICM which also make 1/35th fig's.

Barry Wood (THE OLD LANCER)

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It seems I omitted to answer 28juni14's question on Cambridge - until the mid-1960's it was three separate towns - Galt, Hespeler, and Preston - but they were forced by the government to amalgamate into Cambridge. However, many inhabitants still refer to the three separate towns when identifying a location.

By the way, the nearby larger town of Kitchener Ontario was originally known as New Berlin since the area was mainly settled by German immigrants. However, during WW1 it was thought unpatriotic to have a town named after the capital city of the enemy so it became Kitchener!

Regards,
Keith


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