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HI HANK,there is a book on the building of railways during the crimean war, i saw it on the book list from NAVAL & MILITARY PRESS, check out their website might still have it
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cheers old john
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Thansk guys I'll follow up.
So what i need now is an E.B Wilson 2-2-2 steam locomotive (known as a "jenny lind" affectionately named after the famous Opera singer of the time ).
Looks like there was 5 of these locomotives sent to Balaclava by the Brits.One was called "the Swan" plus there was a static steam engine at Kadokoi for pulling the wagons up the hill.
Anyone know where one can get a HO scale model ?
(Germania Ludwigs..(?) 2-2-2 Adler is very similar).The hobby company 5&8 models seems to have stopped production.
Woodland scenics sells various HO scale steam equipment, such as a static engine. You can see their site at http://www.woodlandscenics.com/index.htm There are also crates and so on that could litter the beach at Balaclava.
I think Zvevda sold a side wheeled sea going steam ship that was 1/100th scale or so. Using selective compression (as model railroaders say)i.e. smaller items look farther away, it would look good in the background of a scene.
Hi John/Uwe,Thanks got a copy of the book today.Now gotta get aN HO SCALE model of the train to add to my diorama.
One thing, sure leads to another, with this hobby which makes it fun.Kind of a Neverending story.
Mitt freundlich grussen
now I am waiting for you asking after some allied ships damaged in the great storm
Hi Uwe,You are always ahead of me, that is a compliment to you.
I have looked as far as possible to see what ships i could use. Some of the Revell American Steamships (maybe a little later than 1856) will do as wrecks close to shore.Be "smashed up" a little to mask their identity.Plus one of these should get away with it for representing older Russian ship.
thanks for the flowers, but you are ahead of me with the railway
BTW, there are around 30 books about the Crimean war on Google books.