Netley Naval Ambulance Railway Coaches - need colour info

Discussion in 'Modelling' started by CommanderChuff, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. CommanderChuff

    CommanderChuff Senior Member

    Dear WW2 Forumers,

    This is my new model of a set of scratch built railway ambulance coaches dating from the Boer War, the set was later used in WW1 and WW2, and for this model I am building for WW1 as I quite like the colour scheme. The next set will be for WW2.

    The latest efforts on the Netley ambulance coaches are building and stocking up on the interior fittings, the toilets and cupboards are built, seats, beds and blankets made, some figures are being prepared.

    A question - the colour of sheets and blankets in 1914?

    In my navy days in the 70's I have a recollection that the navy issue kit was blue/white patterned blankets and white sheets. I am favouring for 1914-1918 war grey-white sheets with thin blue stripes, grey-blue blankets with red stripes.

    Please let me known what you think, and ...

    A Very Happy Year to everybody on the forum.

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  2. horsapassenger

    horsapassenger Senior Member

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  3. CommanderChuff

    CommanderChuff Senior Member


    Thanks for the link, the book was one of my first sources of info, here is the latest photos of progress.

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  4. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    well done excellent work
    thank you for posting
  5. CommanderChuff

    CommanderChuff Senior Member

    Big push on now for the annual model railway competition at Guildex in September, this is for the O Gauge Guild honours of a glass trophy, the first coach is now completed. The roof was always going to be a problem and I tried several methods to build it, finally settled on a sheet of 0.5 mm alluminium which is very easy to form into the correct profile, interior lights have been fitted, and the interconnecting gangways are fully operational. The next 4 coaches will be completed but without the interior detail for the competition.

    Thanks for all of your kind comments, RailwayModel NetleyAT Coach1 Jul2017 DSC04174 TN.jpg

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  6. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Great work and hope you win a prize.
    I too used to model in "0" Gauge and was once a member of the "0" Gauge Guild.
    I modelled GWR and once entered a Model of Bibury court at Telford, winning a second prize.
    A long time ago and before I started on large scale Military modelling.☺
  7. CommanderChuff

    CommanderChuff Senior Member

    And the Winner is ......

    ..... the fantastic restaurant car in the second picture. It is a great model and worthy of the first prize. The Netley coaches were well liked by a lot of people and that is satisfaction enough for me.

    Thank you Tom and Jack for your encouragement.

    There is an intention to hold a 100th Anniversary Celebration of the End of the Great War for the Guildex 2018. Please let me know if you would be interested in exhibiting your models,

    Thanks again for your interest and appreciations, David.

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  8. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    David congratulations and well done

  9. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    If it was my choice then the Netley coaches would have won by the fact there is more of them. But thats my opinion - well done David lovely models.

    Maybe we need a WW2 forum model competition??

  10. CommanderChuff

    CommanderChuff Senior Member

    Clive and TD,

    Than you for your kind comments and encouragement. I am hoping to have a complete train climbing out of my model of Folkestone harbour very soon. That would really be the ultimate satisfaction.

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