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RogerC26 May 2020 11:42 a.m. PST

Inspired by others who have bult their own I had a bit of fun over the weekend and a slightly dodgy Russian Civil War Armoured train is complete.

In my defence I have never been much of a modeller. Write up and photos on the blog.




Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian26 May 2020 12:03 p.m. PST

thumbs up

CorsairFAS21726 May 2020 12:18 p.m. PST


Frederick Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2020 12:20 p.m. PST

Great work!

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2020 12:20 p.m. PST


McKinstry Fezian26 May 2020 12:26 p.m. PST

Really clever!

Prince Rupert of the Rhine26 May 2020 12:41 p.m. PST

I love that toy train I used it to build armoured trains for my RCW and VBCW projects back in the day. Yours looks great.

ashauace6970 Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2020 1:30 p.m. PST


Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2020 1:46 p.m. PST

Good job! You've gotten much. much further than I have with my 15mm armored train based on old "Thomas" train pieces.


mildbill Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2020 2:29 p.m. PST

Our group was playing the RCW when Disney released Anatasia and burger king had a tie in with a toy train that we all converted. Cheap and fun.

Costanzo126 May 2020 2:45 p.m. PST

Very nice!

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2020 2:58 p.m. PST

that;s the way to go can do with it what you want…great Job. Comrade.

boggler27 May 2020 3:18 a.m. PST

A very good job indeed!

catavar27 May 2020 10:10 a.m. PST

That's something else. I would have never thought of doing that conversion. Well done.

RogerC27 May 2020 3:39 p.m. PST

Thanks very much all, I may even attempt a Bolshevik one to compliment this at soem point. Possibly give the Sopwith a go next.

Makhno191827 May 2020 3:58 p.m. PST

That is really cool. I have an old train set from when i was a kid i gave to my daughters. They enjoy it, so i cant cut it up, but i was thinking about making some armored sections, probably mostly out of cardstock or cardboard, that i could slip over the cars.

Personal logo Narratio Supporting Member of TMP27 May 2020 10:57 p.m. PST

It's no good, I've got to go with the meme…

"In Europe, you catch the train. In Russia, the train catches you! Mwahahahahahahahaha!"

RogerC30 May 2020 3:23 a.m. PST

Machno1918, interesting idea would like to see that. I have ordered some 2mm rhinestones to use as rivets from an idea I saw on Lead Adventure so might do an update when these are glues on.

RogerC07 Jun 2020 4:38 a.m. PST

Hi All, after some advice from Trev on the LAF forum I have added rivets to the train using nail art rhinestones, worked really well. Update the blog post with a couple of pics. but one here to illustrate.


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