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#4335773 - 02/09/17 03:11 PM A full scale St. Omer for WOFF UE - Finished version now available *****  
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Greetings All,

For those of you who thought my Farnborough project was madness, well, allow me to quote Bachman-Turner Overdrive: "You ain't seen nothing yet!"

Home between road trips and armed with a plethora of information and photos provided by Shredward, (many thanks Sir), I burnt the midnight oil and have put together the bones of the place. In order to create the "Spiritual Home of the RFC" in WOFF UE it will require seven separate facilities, (Farnborough only took three for those of you keeping score). I have to say that the stars aligned for me in terms of how the whole affair fit into the landscape. I was able to connect up with existing roads with nearly zero adjustments from how things were in the RL St. Omer complex. Here is a screenie showing the skeleton I have thus far, and as a point of reference those are seven Harry Tates lined up in the middle of the racetrack:

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And here is one of the contemporary photos I am using as a primary source for this project:

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To say there is a lot of work left on this would be the "Understatement Supreme" but I am pleased with how the thing lays out. I will have to let it sit though for the next few days as I am travelling again to another conference. But I will be back at it on Sunday.

Cheers All!

Lou

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Three RFC Brass Hats were strolling down a street in London. Two walked into a bar, the third one ducked.
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#4335783 - 02/09/17 03:35 PM Re: A full scale St. Omer for WOFF UE [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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#4335784 - 02/09/17 03:52 PM Re: A full scale St. Omer for WOFF UE [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Your airfield mods are brilliant Lou. They add an extra immersion level into this great sim.
Thank you for this cheers


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#4335788 - 02/09/17 04:13 PM Re: A full scale St. Omer for WOFF UE [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Lou;

You are a serious glutton for punishment, what with this new drome and the airfield relocation project, not to mention family time and RL issues. How you find time to even read your books is a miracle.

Best Regards


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#4335792 - 02/09/17 04:33 PM Re: A full scale St. Omer for WOFF UE [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Don't forget about Havrincourt Wood Robert, I still have that one to wrap up too. smile

Thanks all for the kudos and encouragement, they are much appreciated.

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Three RFC Brass Hats were strolling down a street in London. Two walked into a bar, the third one ducked.
_________________________________________________________________________

Former Cold War Warrior, USAF Security Service 1974-1978, E-4, Morse Systems Intercept, England, Europe, and points above.
"pippy-pahpah-pippy pah-pip-pah"

#4335796 - 02/09/17 04:47 PM Re: A full scale St. Omer for WOFF UE [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Wow, Lou. You're like a Tolkien, only instead of inventing a Middle Earth, you're working on 1916 France! Hats off to you, sir.

#4335807 - 02/09/17 05:19 PM Re: A full scale St. Omer for WOFF UE [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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You never cease to amaze me with your dedication to this sim Lou.

#4335879 - 02/09/17 08:59 PM Re: A full scale St. Omer for WOFF UE [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Tolkien? High praise there Raine, hope I can live up to it.

ArisFuser, nice to know I can still amaze.

Thanks again Gents.

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Three RFC Brass Hats were strolling down a street in London. Two walked into a bar, the third one ducked.
_________________________________________________________________________

Former Cold War Warrior, USAF Security Service 1974-1978, E-4, Morse Systems Intercept, England, Europe, and points above.
"pippy-pahpah-pippy pah-pip-pah"

#4335905 - 02/09/17 10:23 PM Re: A full scale St. Omer for WOFF UE [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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#4335918 - 02/10/17 12:30 AM Re: A full scale St. Omer for WOFF UE [Re: lederhosen]  
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Originally Posted By: lederhosen
my mouse died trying to keep up with the volumes off mods coming out these last few months


Geez Lederhosen, find it a mate and you will be up to your ying yang in mice, as you know they are very very prolific! biggrin


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#4336036 - 02/10/17 01:47 PM Re: A full scale St. Omer for WOFF UE [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Much appreciation, Lou. I can't wait to crash land there!

#4336191 - 02/10/17 10:15 PM Re: A full scale St. Omer for WOFF UE [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Great project Lou. The RFC's spiritual home indeed.

I have this in my collection labelled 'St. Omer Oblique 1918. You may already have it, it may have been mis-labelled but if it's accurate, it may be useful...



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And no more flames and clickerty-clack and no more blooming sky,
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#4336335 - 02/11/17 02:52 PM Re: A full scale St. Omer for WOFF UE [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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You are still able to amaze Lou I do not know how you do it. Thanks for all your hard work.

#4336400 - 02/11/17 08:17 PM Re: A full scale St. Omer for WOFF UE [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Are you a human been, Lou? Sorry, but I have little doubts wink.
Thx for your endless work, Sir.

#4336871 - 02/13/17 01:57 PM Re: A full scale St. Omer for WOFF UE [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Thanks for the continued support and encouragement folks, much appreciated. And thank you Dej for the photo, while I did already have a copy of that one please keep sending anything you have on St. Omer as you never know what I might be missing.

I got home yesterday and had a few hours to get some of the nuts and bolts of the place sorted out. Here are several shots showing St. Omer as of this morning:

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A bird's eye view towards the southeast.



The various squadron hangars.



Looking down the field towards the Aircraft Depot.


I'll be getting back to this on Saturday after this week's work trip, much as I wish it could be sooner.

Later all.

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Three RFC Brass Hats were strolling down a street in London. Two walked into a bar, the third one ducked.
_________________________________________________________________________

Former Cold War Warrior, USAF Security Service 1974-1978, E-4, Morse Systems Intercept, England, Europe, and points above.
"pippy-pahpah-pippy pah-pip-pah"

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Lou;

you have come a long way in such a short time! You must have a team of gremlins prepping things for you! biggrin


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#4338612 - 02/18/17 05:40 PM Re: A full scale St. Omer for WOFF UE [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Greetings All,

I was able to work on St. Omer for about eight hours this morning. Here's a teaser showing the progress as of lunchtime:

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The place is monstrously big.

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Three RFC Brass Hats were strolling down a street in London. Two walked into a bar, the third one ducked.
_________________________________________________________________________

Former Cold War Warrior, USAF Security Service 1974-1978, E-4, Morse Systems Intercept, England, Europe, and points above.
"pippy-pahpah-pippy pah-pip-pah"

#4338615 - 02/18/17 05:58 PM Re: A full scale St. Omer for WOFF UE [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Wow looks great Lou,its a fair size field aint it,best of luck on your continued work


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#4338640 - 02/18/17 08:03 PM Re: A full scale St. Omer for WOFF UE [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Wow, Lou! This is looking amazing!

I am continually astonished at the passion and ability of the community here. St. Omer looks so real at this point you could use WOFF as an educational tool about WWI in the air!

Cheers! cheers

#4338665 - 02/18/17 08:56 PM Re: A full scale St. Omer for WOFF UE [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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I approve of this kind of madness. Keep it up, Lou! smile


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