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Weathering for Railway Modellers: Volume 2 - Buildings, Scenery and the Lineside




If 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.

Surprisingly, 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.

Revell, 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).

Most 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 might have.

Later 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 display.

Regardless 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.

Train model kits. Static train models you can build. Many of them are HO (1/87) scale. The same scale as an electric toy train.

Some of the miltary ones and a few others are 1:35 scale, which is a standard military model scale.

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Scale Plastic Buildings

revell big boy train locomotive model kits

Big Boy Locomotive
The American Big Boys are some of the longest and largest steam locomotives ever built anywhere in the world, capable of hauling a 3,600 ton train. The 25 Big Boy locomotives were built in 2 groups. The first group, called the Class 1, was built from 1941. The second, Class 2, was built in 1944. Most Big Boys were retired from service in 1961. Detailed driver's cab. Movable Wheels Decals for 2 Union Pacific versions.

miniart german tramcar model kits

European 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.

aoshima dd51 locomotive train model

Train 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.

ugears steam train model

V-Express Steam Train with Tender


italeri br41 locomotive trains model kits

Diesel Locomotives BR41
From 1936, within the building program for the German National Raiways (DRG), the BR 41 class of “standard” locomotives was developed for fast transportation. During the trial period the BR 41 received the nickname “Ox Loco” because it was used for hauling cattle cars. Subsequntly, a total of 366 of the BR 41 locomotives were built, split among almost all the German locomotive builders. The BR 41 was designed as a so-called multi-purpose locomotive. In addition to its proper application – hauling express goods trains – its maximum speed of 90km/h enabled it to be used for fast express passenger trains.

italeri br50 locomotive trains model kits

Diesel Locomotives BR50
The BR50 was developed from 1937 onwards as a powerful goods hauling locomotive. The BR50 was one of the most widely used steam locomotive classes

mpc the general train

The General Locomotive

revell br18 locomotive train model kit

BR18 Locomotive

vallejo train weathering paint set

Train Weathering Set

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BR52 Locomotive

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BR50 Locomotive

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German Tramcar

trumpeter train tracks

Railway Tracks

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Steam Locomotive

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Steam Locomotive

minicraft rocket locomotive train model kit

Steam Locomotive Penydarren

minicraft rocket locomotive train model kit

Rocket Locomotive

minicraft trevithick engine

Trevithick Engine

c57 train model kit

C57 Steam Locomotive

miniart railway track with dead end

Railway Semaphore

miniart water crane model

Railway Water Crane

trumpeter train flatcar

Transport Flatcar

miniart railway gondola model

Railway Platform Car

miniart railway box car model

Railway Boxcar

miniart railway gondola model

Railway Gondola Car

miniart railway box car model

Railway Boxcar

miniart railway soviet tram model

Soviet Tram

miniart railway tools model

Railway Tools

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Soviet Rail Car

miniart railway train wheels model

Railway Train Wheels


miniart railway track with dead end

Railway Track with Dead End

miniart railway track with dead end

Railway Track

ugears train signal model

Train Signal and Track Set

ugears steam locomotive model

Steam Locomotive with Tender

ugears train set model

Train Signal, Locomotive & Station Set

ugears tram

Tram with Rails

wood ugears tram line model kit

Tram Line Model

wood robotime locomotive model kit

Locomotive Model

wood train passenger car kit

Train Passenger Car Model

wood robotime locomotive model kit

1825 Locomotive

ugears steam train model

Locomotive with Passenger Car

wood steam locomotive train kit

Steam Locomotive

wood train box car kit

Train Box Car Model

wood train tanker car kit

Train Water Tank Model

wood train caboose kit

Train Caboose Model

madrid tram car model

Madrid Electric Traction Co.

1829 rocket steam locomotive model

1829 Stephenson's Rocket

1936 lisboa tram model

1936 Lisboa Tram

occre tibidabo tram model

1901 Tibidabo Tram

occre stuttgart tram model

Stuttgart Tram

trailways conestoga wagon model

San Francisco Cable Car

occre jupiter locomotive model

Pacific 231 Locomotive


fujimi tokyo monorail

Tokyo Monorail

trumpeter german br52 steam locomotive model kits

BR52 Kriegslocomotive Armored Steam Locomotive
Kit features photo-etched detail parts. Over 35" long and over 5" high. 710 parts.

hobby boss br86 trains model kits

Steam Locomotive BR 86
Scale plastic model kit of the BR 86 Dampflokomotive, a 1930s-WWII era German 2-8-2 steam-driven tank locomotive. Model kit features: highly detailed exterior - frame, suspension, pilot truck, driving wheels, coupling rods and propulsion linkages, boiler, foot boards, integral coal bin, full cab interior and injection-molded windows. Also includes a display base with stone texture bed, integral cross ties and separately molded rails and joint bars. Decals and painting reference for 2 locomotives. Over 220 parts on 7 sprues and cab, with 4 sections of roadbed.

trumpeter german leopold railgun model kits

German 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. Markings for two versions are included: 1: "Anzio Annie", Italy 1944. 2: Eisg. Battr. 710 Calais/France 1941. 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, Maryland.

hobby boss german dora railgun model kits

German 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) and completed length is approximately 43.75".

trumpeter tank flat car train model kit

Tank Transport Flat Car

hobby boss soviet train model

Soviet Train

trumpeter tank flat car train model kit

Tramway Cable Car

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Locomotive Engine

hobby boss soviet train model kit

Soviet Draisine Krasnaja

hobby boss rail car model kit

Rail Fur Karl-Gerat

trumpeter german flatcar for train model kit

Heavy Transport Flatcar

trumpeter german armored train model kit

BR57 Armored Locomotive

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Armored Anti-Aircraft Rail Car

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Armored Troop Rail Car

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Armored Railcar

trumpeter german side gondola train model kit

Gondola Rail Car

hobby boss german rail model kit

Gondola Rail Car

trumpeter morser karl railway transport model kit

Morser Karl Railway

trumpeter german nr16 armored train model kit

German Armored Train

trumpeter soviet train wagon model kit

Soviet Artillery Wagon

german military trains

Armored Trains

model railroad locomotives

Scratch-Building Locomotives

model railroads war time

Model Railroads

brass locomotive models

Brass Locomotives

haynes train manuals

Steam Locomotive
Driver's Manual

weathering train locomotive models

Weathering Locomotives

steam locomotive models

Steam Locomotive

train locomotive models

Train Models

train locomotive models

Locomotive Models

armored train models

Amored Trains

haynes scotsman models

Flying Scotsman

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Amored Trains



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