Later in WW1 NZ was requested by the British to form a Light Railway Operating Company (LROC) for service in Europe which the NZ Government agreed to and it was soon formed in England from soldiers who were classified as unfit for front line service. A few weeks later it moved to Poperinge in Belgium and began operating the 60 cm narrow gauge military railways that provided the transport the link between the standard gauge Belgian and French railways, and the rear of the trenches. As they were within the range of German artillery and aircraft they operated primarily at night.
I've decided to model the NZ LROC in 1/35th scale so an initial purchase of relevant kits has been made.
Along with a few motor bogies that are built to order in Victora, Australia.
The first piece of rolling stock I'm building is a Crewe Tractor which was a Model T Ford that could be operated on both road and rail. Envisiged as a small locomotive it was a failure but still saw service as a runabout type vehicle.