OO Military Vehicles

Anyone know of a source of OO military vehicles? I'm going to try my hand at some Warwells and Warflats and was wondering if the only loads will be the Revell warrior kit (hard to find) or the few JB kits (even harder).

Reply to
Ian Birchenough
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I'm not to sure as to how much of the old Airfix range is available again but they would be the ones to look out for. Trucks, tanks, artillery they did them all. There's a few specialist vehicle producers, search for "25mm" on the various wargaming sites but take a deep breath, they'll be expensive.

(25mm to wargamers is more or less 4mm to railway types)

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Chris Wilson

Sadly, most of the Airfix range, with the exception of the Scimitar, is of WW2 prototypes. Model Structures in Minature do some military Land Rovers at £ 2 each, or £ or so for six if you're willing to take a few 'civilian' ones. See this link-

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. Brian

Reply to
BH Williams

Have a look at

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I'm sure that you'll find something suitable there. They show the Revell Warrior as being currently in stock, as is the Airfix Scorpion/Scimitar. Revell also do a Challenger I and Dragon does a Challenger II, although I think I once read that these vehicles are too wide to be carried on the railways..

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Enzo Matrix

They also do a US military Jeep. Scale is 1:72.

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Reply to
MartinS

On that topic, does anyone do a WW2 Warflat/Warwell? I understand the Model Rail one is post-war.

R.

Reply to
Richard

Howdo all,

On a vaguely related idea (and apologies to the OP for hijacking his thread here), are there any good websites/books that have information and (esp.) photos of British railways during WW2.

Thanks in advance, Martyn

Reply to
M Roberts

try railwaygun.co.uk

there is a link to the ww2 railway society which supports this area

Reply to
Nick_R

Try Genesis Kits

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I think the kit you are looking for is WK59.

Reply to
Enzo Matrix

High Martyn

Contact me off list for further information.

Regards

Tony Cane Secretary World War Two Railway Study Group

Reply to
t.cane

BW models is still going very strong and he has a very large range white metal kits - not just military he also does a number of fire engines.

He "did" have a website, although it was a little hard to find, but I can't find any reference to it anywhere, although you could not purchase off the site anyway. I would reccomend, and he has recently moved to Scotland. However if you wereto write to BWModels 5 Brinkburn Place Amble, Northumberland NE65 0BJ, UNITED KINGDOM

I'm sure he still has his mail re-direct going and ask for a price list.

Paul

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Paul Davies

Just got back from Paris, where I had a wander around the model shop near my wife's flat. There is a firm called Dragon Models

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which does 1/72nd modern and WW2 armour in both plastic kit and finished die-cast formats. Whilst there are no British modern prototypes (apart from the Challenger) currently available, it might be worth badgering them to see if a Warrior or one of the FV4xx series APCs might become available. Also, I noticed that Corgi were doing a fully-finished Scimitar in '4mm' scale. I hadn't seen this previously in the UK. Curiously, it carried a small RAF roundel on the turret side- any idea why? Until something more interesting becomes available, it's worth noting that MoDA trains can sometimes have quite short formations. There was a photo of one in a railway magazine recently, comprised of three Warflats, each carrying two soft-topped Landrovers. The location was somewher in northern Scotland. Brian

Reply to
BH Williams

The Scimitar was the standard vehicle used by RAF EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) teams for airfield clearance. The 30mm RARDEN cannon was found to be ideal for disabling unexploded bombs. A single shot would puncture the UXB casing and set fire to the explosive content. The explosives would then "deflagrate" or burn fiercely rather than detonate. Of course, if it all went pear shaped and the UXB *did* detonate, the armoured hull gave the crew a welcome sense of well-being!

Reply to
Enzo Matrix

That explains that, then... Nice little model, BTW. Any idea what a Sherman propelling two very large wheels might be used for? Brian

Reply to
BH Williams

Mine exploder.

Reply to
estarriol

Commonly known as a flail, between the wheels should be some large chains that flail the ground to detonate mines.

Reply to
Badger

No, thats a sherman crab with the chains, there are several versions where large heavy wheels pushed in front of the tank were used to pressure blow mines by there weight.

Reply to
estarriol

I believe that variant was entitled 'Aunt Jemima' presumably a GI joke! For Kits of AFVs try

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excellent service with wide stock of kits in and out of production

Stretch

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Stretch

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