Fixing the Leopold (diorama)

Xavier A. Apr 7, 2014

  1. Xavier A.

    Xavier A. TrainBoard Member

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    This is a pair of pics from my diorama about the repair shop of the German rail gun Leopold in 1:32 scale.
    Work at 40%.


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    Hope you like it.
    Regards


    Xavier

     
  2. JimJ

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    Das ist gute!
     
  3. phantom

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    Vary nice! I love the lathes and work bench.
     
  4. BoxcabE50

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    Nice weathering on the machinery.
     
  5. Xavier A.

    Xavier A. TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks for your kind comments.
    Some details from the tools construction.


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    Xavier
     
  6. Xavier A.

    Xavier A. TrainBoard Member

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    I'm still boring you, guys.

    Some more photo.
    All locations of most of the accessories is provisional. When the diorama
    is more advanced, I'll go putting everything in place.

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    Detail of the barrel once painted, but before applying the paint worn detail.
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    After applying the metal effect.
    Well, that's all for today, hope you like it.
    regards,

    Xavier
     
  7. Xavier A.

    Xavier A. TrainBoard Member

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    Hello

    This is the update of my project.


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    Columns with Lighting



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    Enlarged detail fouled soil



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    Placing the pulleys in place.



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    Installing the drive wheels.



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    Although the picture was not well appreciated (I don't know why...yet) in the ground there metal shavings and dirt.



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    The red switch, I saw him in an abandoned Krupp factory in Germany. I tried to figure out what it was for, but I could not figure out .... But I liked the detail and I put it here. I guess it was some kind of emergency stop or something like this. I have put this as i saw it. (The height is more or less red button up to my elbow. Not had a meter for measuring)



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    Some pieces worked on the lathe.



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    A tank of something


     
  8. Xavier A.

    Xavier A. TrainBoard Member

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    Band saw


    For now this is all that I have already fixed and on its final site.
    Now I show you the various tests that I have been done with different parts of the diorama. So, you could see how I want to do.




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    The closure wall to the left of the diorama.



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    Columns and beams of the first floor.



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    View of the upper walkway.


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    Detail in macro.



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    Area raparacion for "small" guns like this 88mm



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    View from another angle.



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    Another Detail

    Well, for now that's all for today. Hope you like,
    regards,



     
  9. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    The next to last photo provides quite a size comparison!
     
  10. Eagle2

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    That's a very impressive scene, moreso because of the attention to dirtying the place up. And I believe you're correct about the red button being an emergency stop...a good thing to have in a machine shop of that size.
     
  11. Xavier A.

    Xavier A. TrainBoard Member

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    Thank you very much for your kind comments.

    Best regards

    Xavier
     
  12. Keith

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    Details, so far, are just amazing!!
    A question:
    Who is working on the equipment?
    Germans rebuilding, American, after seizing the cannon??
    One day, I want to visit the real thing!
    Great job!!
     
  13. Xavier A.

    Xavier A. TrainBoard Member

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    Hello Keith

    I hope this information answer your question.


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    This railway artillery piece is on display at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Aberdeen, Maryland. Picture and caption is taken from the Aberdeen Proving Ground brochure.

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    FORT LEE, Va. - Using two heavy-lift cranes to mount the barrel of Anzio Annie, one of two remaining World War II German Krupp K5 heavy railway guns, workers carefully maneuver it into position over the chaises. The guns, originally named Leopold and Robert by the Germans, were discovered on a railroad siding in the town of Civitavecchia, Italy in 1944, shortly after the allies occupied Rome. They had been partially destroyed by the gun crews before they surrendered. Both guns were shipped to Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., where they underwent tests. Anzio Annie was on display at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. and was moved to Fort Lee as part of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation.
    Photo Credit: Mr. Keith Desbois (TRADOC)




    Regards,
    Xavier
     

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  14. f2shooter

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    VERY nice work, the detail is just superb.

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  15. BoxcabE50

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    I wonder if this means they actually test fired them? I'd suppose this happened somewhere between 1945 and 1950?
     
  16. Xavier A.

    Xavier A. TrainBoard Member

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    I think so.

    Regards
     

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