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    My thanks to Mark for the info on the WS American flags. I started with one small one to get a sense of size, and decided that a medium was in order. This is my prelim setup. Still to come will be landscaping, fencing, and a "stone" monument.

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    Great idea the tank looks perfectly detailed. Can’t wait to see more nice work.

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    Great that you're doing this! I have just begun constructing a small city park. One idea I had was to place a statue of a soldier in there. What small city doesn't have one?

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    Well done!

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    I've seen so many small towns with a little memorial/park thing fit into odd bits of land like that, looks very believable

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    Quote Originally Posted by baronjutter View Post
    I've seen so many small towns with a little memorial/park thing fit into odd bits of land like that, looks very believable
    Thanks! It's a work in progress. Trying to find a suitable memorial to add to the scene. Found one on Shapeways but after 3 weeks I was told no joy. I'll get it done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baronjutter View Post
    I've seen so many small towns with a little memorial/park thing fit into odd bits of land like that, looks very believable
    My thought exactly!

    The pictures say it all, a really great idea for many layouts.
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    Looks good but, maybe consider making all the flags fly the same direction?

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    Here's an American Legion post in New Salem, NC, with a bit of old military hardware out front.

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    Somebody somewhere must have a guide to all the military hardware now serving as memorials. I know of an M113 (armored personnel carrier), M551 (Sheridan tank), M109 (Self propelled Artilllery) and a deck gun off a submarine serving as local memorials. The local National Guard Armory has four WWI era horse drawn artillery pieces mounted in front. I also know of a local park that has a WWII German 37 mm cannon as a memorial. Guess it's only fitting that we include some on our layouts.
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