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Massive Diorama – The Preparation for Operation Overlord


I went to the model railway show at the East of England Showground yesterday (OK, I strayed from the olive drab stuff!) but was amazed to find a MASSIVE diorama of the preparation for Operation Overlord; the 1944 invasion of Normandy. There really is something for all modellers here: ships, harbour equipment, quayside buildings, military vehicles and even an aircraft and barrage balloon for the fly-boys. What makes this all the more amazing is that this is all the work of just six people. The group from Warrington each produce individual elements of the diorama with older parts being repaired or replaced as they get damaged, and more being added all the time so the work takes on a life of its own. The latest addition to the diorama is the PLUTO drum (PipeLineUnderThe Ocean) and the associated vessels at one end of the scene. See how many vintage small scale vehicle kits you can spot. There are loads of them in there. Keep it up guys. You’re doing a great job!


Want to see the layout in action? Visit: Chris Mead’s video of the layout.


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