there's one thing that signifies the Industrial Age, it's trains.
From the 1800's and up, the train had been the machine to move
goods by ground, across vast distances. Passengers, goods, livestock,
supplies, the trains and locomotives moved them all.
there are quite a few model kits of trains. While most are historical,
and some are military trains, you can still get a sense of the
steam, smoke and grime that the trains and locomotives of the
past provided to everyday life.
Italeri, Trumpeter, are just a few of the model kit companies
making models of trains. New kits are still coming out, including
military trins by Trumpeter, but also civilian trains by Aoshima.
(Notably Japanese trains and trams).
of the train models, especially the older ones, are HO (1/87)
scale. This means you can add tradional HO scale trains parts,
scenes, buildings, and accessories like an electric train set
military train kits are 1/35, so there are plenty of military
1/35 scale accessories and figures you can add to your model train
of your age, it seems train kits are here to stay, and will continue
to be a small, but well followed part of the hobby.
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model kits. Static train models you can build. Many of them
are HO (1/87) scale. The same scale as an electric toy train.
of the miltary ones and a few others are 1:35 scale, which
is a standard military model scale.
Armored Steam Locomotive
Kit features photo-etched detail parts.
Over 35" long when assembled. 700+ parts.
Scale plastic model kit of the BR 86 Dampflokomotive, a 1930s-WWII
era German 2-8-2 steam-driven tank locomotive. Over 220 parts
on 7 sprues and cab, with 4 sections of roadbed.
Steam Train with Tender
with Coal Tender Mechanical Metal Kit
Model is 19+ inches long when assembled.
1/25 scale - The General Locomotive
Tramcar with Passengers and Crew
The complete set includes: plastic parts and base with tracks
for dioramas, figure motorman, conductor and passengers outdoor
accessories, decal tram poles detailed illustrated instructions.
Fully detailed interior, the doors can be assembled open or closed.
Museum Diesel Locomotive DD51
Molded in blue, black and silver, and clear parts. Includes springs,
photoetch, decals. Very detailed engine and suspension and engineer
compartment with figure. (Must be assembled - this is a plastic
80cm K(E) Railway Gun 'Dora'
Kit consists of 1767 parts and features accurately molded
massive dual-hull superstructure. 4 bogie span bolsters (with
asymmetric left and right assemblies), control room, and complex
gun carriage - all supporting an exceptional weapon with rifled
barrel. Also includes injection-molded railings and ladders, shells,
charges, 2 ammunition elevators, display base (side-by-side railway
tracks with bed), plus photo-etch parts (6 frets including walkways
and load bearing platform elements). Assembled gun is adjustable
in elevation (includes breech ballast for balance) completed
length is approximately 43.75".
Motobronevagon MBV-2 Armored Train
420+ parts. 26 sprues , hull and roadbeds.
Armored Panzertreibwagen No.16
480+ parts.13 sprues, with cab, chassis and roadbeds.
Kanonen Flakwagen Anti-Aircraft Rail Car
The BR57 armored trains locomotive was based on the Prussian series
G10 locomotive, first built in 1910 and featuring a 0-10-0 wheel
arrangement. This highly-detailed plastic model kit is an accurate
representation of the military vehicle.
Railway Gun K5(E) Leopold
Measures 37 inches long! Features 1140 pieces, metal rail chain,
photo etch parts included For (chimney brace frame) grills. Included
railroad track section can be finished as a straight track or
a cross track, Shells, cartridges and an ammunition wagon are
included, Detailed hand rails. The German Leopold Gun was the
largest weapon which lobbed shells at American troops at "Anzio
Beach". The Leopold was supported by 24 railcar wheels, mounted
on railroad tracks, which led in and out of mountain tunnels.
When not firing, the gun was rolled back into the tunnels out
of sight of Allied reconnaissance. Allied forces were able to
salvage the Leopold, and after reconstruction of the railway,
moved the gun to Naples for shipment to the States. "Anzio
Annie" as the gun was known to Allied troops, is the only
German railroad gun known to have survived World War II, and it
is currently on display at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Aberdeen,
with Passenger Car