A journal following the history, design, construction and operation of Bernard Kempinski's O Scale model railroad depicting the U. S. Military Railroad (USMRR) Aquia-Falmouth line in 1863, and other model railroad projects.
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July 9, 2024

Train Busters Diorama


We have completed the Train Busters diorama. Mark delivered the truck today with 3 soldiers.  We set them up to depict the truck as if it was abandoned by the crew after being strafed.  One soldier carries his wounded buddy to safety, but another soldier, Hans, decided, perhaps foolishly, to fight back. One MP-42 SMG versus a flight of P-47's each with eight 0.50 caliber MGs. 

Hans, don't be a hero!

I added the flaming smoke. I used an LED tea candle for the light with poly-fiber painted black and orange for the smoke.

As a final touch I added a cutout to the backdrop of a photo of a P-47 looping around to make a second pass on the train and bridge 

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