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Trevsky05 Jun 2020 9:30 a.m. PST

This was an armoured train I built for my Russian Civil War armies. It is based on a roughly O guage toy Chrismas train.

Apologies again for duplication in crossposting on the RCW board. At least there are new pics for those who haven't already been to the blog.

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Some WIP pics

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I also built an armed wagon for this other train. Much less sctachbuilding though.

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See more of both on my blog link

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP05 Jun 2020 9:42 a.m. PST

great job.Love the rivet idea ..thanx.

Makhno191805 Jun 2020 10:05 a.m. PST

Thats coming out wonderfully! Love the turrets, and especially the WIP pics of them, very clever. Ill be copying you when i get to my armored train project. The rivets worked out great, too. Id be interested to hear what others have used for rivets, including in smaller scales. I was thinking about trying tiny dollups of my kids' glitter glue (spray painted over of course, i dont think any RCW forces had anything that fabulous). Perhaps a discussion for another thread though! Thanks again for sharing.

boggler05 Jun 2020 10:29 a.m. PST

Watch out Strelnikov! Outstanding work Trev.

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP05 Jun 2020 10:20 p.m. PST

Beautiful work. Love the rivets. I always have liked armored trains.

I tried my hand at the train in the movie "dark of the sun"I think it's the same raw material.

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Trevsky06 Jun 2020 5:21 a.m. PST

Thanks all.

Nice train Bobgnar. It looks like a similar Goldlok or copy base. I don't know the movie. Is that a 50 cal in the tender?

Hey Boggler. Strelnikov, that's a thought. Maybe I need a figure for him.

I love the idea of a sparkly armoured train Makhno. :) One of the guys on LAF used 5 minute expoxy applied with a toothpick to make rivets. That might work better for 1/72 or OO/HO trains.

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catavar17 Jun 2020 2:57 p.m. PST

That's quite a project. I bet you'll miss doing it when it's completed. Please post a pic when it's done.

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