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Sunday, 10 April 2016

Pillboxes at Porthkeres

Pillbox above Finnygook Beach

If The Cornish Engine House was an essential for the area, then a World War II pillbox or two will be even more indispensable for both the time and the place we're modelling. Cornwall, with its huge stretch of coastline and numerous beaches suitable for amphibious landings by enemy tanks and troops, became a fortress with lines of pillboxess, as this map shows.

Two useful links: War in Cornwall and Fear of Invasion tell us more.

A set of two WW2 pillboxes. Type 22 - A hexagonal pillbox and Type 26 - A square pillbox

For these, we'll be using this N Scale Type 22 & Type 26 Pillbox kit from Metcalfe. There will ideal places for them to be sited on the rocks alongside the port and for more ideas on placement, see: World War II Pillbox Cornwall Stock Photos and Images

Image: © Copyright Rob Farrow and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

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