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Found this forum when looking for the old Landships website.

Living in Accrington, Lancashire WW1 has a big significance. I was involved in 90th anniversary of the Somme locally, and next year has so much more potential so am working on a few modelling and art projects based on WW1.

For WW1 my preferred modelling scale is 1/35 and 1/32, and I have already designed and produced a model of both armoured and protected Simplex locos. I am approaching from a model railway perspective.  I have started a few working modules which should be easy enough to take to specialist exhibitions and other events.

I am also fortunate to have a copy of Dr Christian Cenac's book of 1/35 scale drawings of French and American narrow gauge railway wagons and locos. Unfortunately, especially given timing, this is now out of print as the author has retired.



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Simon

Welcome to Landships,you will find it most interesting.

I too model the WDLR but in 4mm scale.

Fellow forum members may not know that Accrington is the home of a famous football team.



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Do you mean Accrington Stanley?


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I told you it was famous !!!!



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Haha - I've only heard of it because of that TV ad about twenty years ago, when two football-mad lads are conversing and one says to the other that if they don't eat/drink whatever is being advertised, they'll only ever be good enough to play for Accrington Stanley. He gets the reply, "Accrington Stanley? Who are they??", to which the first boy answers "Exackly", in best Scouse tones.

 

Welcome to the forum, Simon!



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Famous before that, right at the front of queue when volunteering for WW1, namely the Accrington Pals



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As favoured by former England & Lancs cricketer David Lloyd and, by coincidence, Paul Casini.

Saw "Accrington Pals" earlier this year, at Royal Exchange.

Enjoy Landships.

P.S. It was milk.



-- Edited by James H on Wednesday 24th of July 2013 03:42:20 PM

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I thought it was Steve Gerrard in the ad,but if James says it was milk then milk it is (can't remember him playing for Liverpool though)



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would not be surprised at Liverpool connection, as many close friendships between players . The club got paid quite well as well, and that was before getting back into football league.
Interesting fact about the play in Manchester, the actors actually visited the town so they could get the accents right. Would like to see the play made into a film, as it could easily be filmed locally as most of the important buildings are still there.

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Welcome to the forum, I don't suppose you know a Mr Knowles who portrays an 'Accy Pal' do you?

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Welcome,  biggrin

 



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Welcome Simon, You have just re-kindled my interest in WDLR and I am planning on a 1/35 armoured Simplex for a static model/diorama. Thank you
Paul

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