"Val Kraut" wrote in
In 1/35 I have the Dragon Armored rail cars and the freight cars that go with
them. In 1/72 I have have I think all of the Hasegawa rail guns, and some
resin flat cars and the CMK diesel switcher that was used to move the 28cm
gun around. Now I'm just waiting in the 1/72 kreigslokomotive. I may make an
improved version of the muntions vehicle by using a better hull and running
gear with the suoerstructure. And I have all of the Dragon stuff in 1/144.
Just wich there was some motive power dor them, I have a almost enough track
to do a yard type scene with a Karal a 28cm, the armored rail cars and the
ctually I also do model railroading. In HO my layout is (going to be) a WWII
East Coast road. flats of Shermans and other chaariots of mayhem on the way
to the ports for overseas duty. Got a 4 car set of the Pullmna troop sleeprs
and kitchen, too. Got some Roco vehicles and what is it Heiser?, a couple of
thier Sherman kits. Some one makes tanks and artillery covered in tarps (nice
chunk of resin with an outline of a vehicle) for flat car laods, too. Haven't
bought any yet of those as they are expensice, but it occurs to me they
should be fairly easy to dupe in resin.
And mine is in N scale. I have two Con Cor troop train collector
sets, one Con Cor hospital train collector set, sixteen Pullman troop
sleepers, and a half-dozen kitchen cars (some plain and some
hospital). While I have twelve flat cars with M7 Priests (two on
each), I also have twelve with Shermans on them - one each on a 40'
flat car. I'm currently working on a dozen or so flats with
"captured" German tanks and halftracks (Dragons, CanDo's, and
Milleniums) chained down.
The one drawback is that the armor is 1/144, while the railroad stuff
is 1/160 - but I'm not a rivet-counter so I can live with that slight
don't discount paper mache. use one gun or whatever for the mold, drape
plastic over it, make a paper mache outline from those and peel off plastic
when done. you could even use mache strips with a covering coat.
the price of materials would let you fill many cars. plus there are many
variety of mixes so you can do slow or fast dry.