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.
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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.
Armored Steam Locomotive
Kit features photo-etched detail parts.
Over 35" long when assembled. 700+ parts.
BR86 Dampflokomotive, a 1930s-WWII
era German steam driven tank locomotive. Over 220 parts, with 4 sections of roadbed.
Armored Steam Locomotive
Steam Train with Tender
with Coal Tender Mechanical Metal Kit
Model is 19+ inches long when assembled.
1872 Vulcan Train
Tramcar with Passengers and Crew
The set includes: plastic parts and base with tracks
for dioramas, figure motorman, conductor and passengers outdoor
accessories, decal tram poles.
Fully detailed interior, the doors can be assembled open or closed.
Soviet Tram Series-X
Cargo Tram Series-X
Tramway Cable Car
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. (Must be assembled - this
is a plastic kit)
EF66 Electric Locomotive Express
80cm K(E) Railway Gun 'Dora'
Kit consists of 1767 parts. 4 bogie span bolsters (with
asymmetric left and right assemblies), control room, and complex
gun carriage Also includes injection-molded railings and ladders, shells,
charges, 2 ammunition elevators, display base (side-by-side railway
tracks with bed), photo-etch parts (6 frets including walkways
and load bearing platform elements). Assembled gun is adjustable
in elevation (includes breech ballast for balance)
length is approximately 43.75
Motobronevagon MBV-2 Armored Train
420+ parts. 26 sprues , hull and roadbeds.
280mm K5(E) Railway Gun Leopold
Armored Panzertreibwagen No.16
480+ parts.13 sprues, with cab, chassis and roadbeds.
WR360 C12 Armored Locomotive
Kanonen Flakwagen Anti-Aircraft Rail Car
Panzerjagerwagen Variant II Armored Railcar
BR57 armored train locomotive first built in 1910.
Railway Gun K5(E) Leopold
Measures 37 inches long when comleted. 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. "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.
MBV-2 (F-34 Gun) Armored Train
MBV-2 Armored Train
Railway Gun Leopold
Includes a 43" long railway track section.Completed model
is over 35" long. Rail gun can be moved.
Covered Goods Wagon NTV
Gondola Car + 5 Figures
Railway Wagon “TEPLUSHKA”
Railway Covered Wagon
Draisine 'Krasnaja Zvezda'
Armored Troop Transport Rail Car
Rail Transporter Fur Karl-Gerat
Rail Transporter Karl-Gerat
PL-37 Light Artillery Railway Car
Army Heavy Armor Transport Flatcar
Army Gondola High Sides Rail Car
Army Tank Transport Flat Car
WR360 C12 Locomotive
Railway Track Set (36" of Extra Track)
Railway Track with Dead End