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First Look: Battlefront's Train Tracks

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian writes:

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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian writes:

I'm taking a look this time at Battlefront's Train Tracks set, from their Battlefield in a Box range.

Train Tracks

It's a long, thin box, and it's surprisingly heavy. My sample was also… lumpy!

Train Tracks - lumpy box

Whatever was in there, was bigger than the box!

Train Tracks - contents

Inside the thin cardboard box is a styrofoam tray holding the painted train tracks and some flocking materials. One of the tracks was out of place, that's the lump!

Train Tracks stacked

The box gives you eight train track pieces, pre-painted, straight – enough for a line of track down the length of a gaming table.

Train Tracks - top and bottom

Each piece is a foot long, made out of some kind of flexible, rubbery material (the box doesn't tell what these pieces are made out of). The underside is painted black; the upperside is painted for you.

Train Tracks - flock

The set comes with two small ziploc bags with two colors of flocking material. This allows you to flock the pieces so they will look like what is shown on the box cover.

Train Tracks - and Brits

This looks like a useful set to me, as train tracks were a common occurrence on battlefields since the 19th Century, and the embankments often posted tactical challenges. These are intended for use with Flames of War and WWII, but could be used for a wider historical period or even sci-fi. Box claims they work for 10mm as well as 15mm. They won't scratch your models like model railroading tracks, and you don't have to link them together…