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We (principally Julian Rainbow) have made a collection of OO and HO models of War Department locomotives and rolling stock. The full collection has been exhibited at Globalrail and at the Maldegem Steam Festival in May 2018 and is scheduled to appear at Tracks to the Trenches 3 on 13th to 15th of July 2018, Gaugemaster Open Weekend on 1st and 2nd September, CFV3V Steam Festival on 22nd and 23rd September at Treines Station and at ExpoNG at Swanley on 27th October 2018.
Since we want as many people as possible to see the collection, we are open to invitations to display it.
In the photograph above the top row shows metre gauge wagons for the Western Front and a 3ft 6in gauge locomotive used in the South-West Africa Campaign. The other locomotives were standard (known to the army as Broad) gauge locomotives for the Western Front. All are HO scale.
The BORHT Council, at a meeting in 2012, discussed a programme of actions to mark the forthcoming Centenary of the Great War. The Chairman proposed a book to introduce the military railways which British forces built and operated around the world during the Great War. A team of members of the Trust was formed to compile the book which eventually became BRITISH MILITARY RAILWAYS OVERSEAS IN THE GREAT WAR, planned for publication at Tracks to the Trenches 3 in July 2018. It was agreed that any interesting material which went into too much detail for the book would be published in special issues of THE BRITISH OVERSEAS RAILWAYS JOURNAL or booklets if too large for the Journal.
THE BRITISH OVERSEAS RAILWAYS JOURNAL NO 39, SUMMER 2014.
The first fruit of this work was the publication in 2014 of a special issue of The British Overseas Railways Journal devoted to World War One which contains articles on the WD Light Railways, ROD 2717, Salonica and the NSWGR 2-8-0's, which were requisitioned for service in France.
BRITISH MILITARY RAILWAYS OVERSEAS IN THE GREAT WAR was published as planned at Tracks to the Trenches 3. It contains, in 400 A4 size pages, 30 chapters on every theatre in which there were railways operated by Imperial British forces. The Chapters are as follows:-
Ch 1, Introduction,
There are numerous maps, drawings and photographs.
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