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.
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.
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.
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
and engineer compartment with figure.
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.
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 in Germany.
Locomotives BR 130/230 and BR 231
A pair of dynamic diesels. While DR Class 130 diesel locomotives
were designed and built in the Soviet Union, most were exported
to East German railways in the early 1970s. They were regularly
used for transporting goods, proving so reliable that many are
still found on German tracks today. Features include finely detailed
chassis, authentically reproduced diesel units and engines, removable
roofs, pivoted bogies, grab handles, filigree roof ventilators
and transparent parts.
Kriegslocomotive Armored Steam Locomotive
Kit features photo-etched detail parts.
Over 35" long and over 5" high. 710 parts.
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.
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.
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".
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