domingo, 8 de junho de 2014

Portuguese Colonial Wars & locomotives - by Carlos Briz

(Class 11 1-4-1 steam locomotive - Benguela Railways)

Once again, it is all JF's fault!

Can you believe this guy failed to warn me that this post was on the blogger for weeks now, ready to be "texted"?

These are more detailed pics for a dio that we already placed here, shown to us by CB when we met in Coimbra, last Christmas, and that is full of scratch-built goodies.

The Benguela Railways Company was a private company that explored that Benguela railway line for 99 years (ended in November 2001), and once had the biggest eucalyptus plantation in the world, in order to produce wood to feed it's steam locomotives.


quinta-feira, 5 de junho de 2014

A Trilogia do Outro Império - Feira do Livro de Lisboa, dia 5 de junho, pelas 19.00 horas

Meus caros,

Hoje, a malta de Lisboa vai ter o privilégio de assistir à apresentação deste fantástico livro, que a excelente e inspirada autora vai realizar na Feira do Livro de Lisboa, por volta das 19.00 horas.

O local será o pavilhão D42, no Parque Eduardo VII.

Um evento a não perder!

Pedro Casimiro

domingo, 1 de junho de 2014

Spanish Civil War Locomotives - by Carlos Briz

Figures - Pendraken
Vehicles - mix Minifigs and Perrin
(Class CCHNE 030 locomotive - Spanish Northern Railway Company)

CB is back!

Well, did you think our friend CB had retired, or something?

No way, he has been hard at work, and one of this days he is going to surprise everybody with a mega-dio, that will leave all you guys in awe!

But until then, you can enjoy this great dio related to the Spanish Civil War, featuring this great Tupolev SB.

This piece of hardware made a good impression, during this conflict, since it it had a good speed performance. 
However, it seems that it also had a lot of technical problems, induced by the "spit and glue" soviet engineering of the time.

Check out this great perspective of two horse-powered artillery pieces!

Until the end of the first half of the XX century, horses still played a major role in warfare.