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Armoured train Valkyrie
« on: October 21, 2020, 04:15:39 pm »
I'm going to try something different and go for an Armoured Train . Captured as the Allies roll through Europe and redeployed .

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Re: Armoured train Valkyrie
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2020, 05:51:17 pm »
Make it more fun: Make it a Soviet armoured train captured & used by the Germans, then captured & used by the Allies! :wacko:
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Re: Armoured train Valkyrie
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2020, 07:30:35 pm »
That would be wild! German and Soviet weapons on the same train. :wacko:
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Re: Armoured train Valkyrie
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2020, 11:35:41 pm »
medium.com/war-is-boring/a-remarkable-armored-train-fought-its-way-across-eurasia-db3e3180b50c

I'll see what's in the spares box :)  Given the Germans magpie tendencies it could be very eclectic .

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Re: Armoured train Valkyrie
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2020, 12:22:03 am »
That would be wild! German and Soviet weapons on the same train. :wacko:

Not so wild, I'd say even usual.
German armoured trains included everything  that moved, from WW1 austrian wagons, to polish and obviously a lot of russian units, adapting and modifying them endlessly. "Standard" BP 42 and 44 tpes are a late development and rarely really complete as designed.
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Re: Armoured train Valkyrie
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2020, 04:08:01 am »
Which track gauge would it be though?

The Russian gauge is 5 ft (1520 mm for Metricheads) and the German gauge is 4' 8.5" (1435 mm...) as is most of the rest of Europe.
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Re: Armoured train Valkyrie
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2020, 04:27:12 am »
It'll be captured in Europe so European gauge although practically it'll be 00

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Re: Armoured train Valkyrie
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2020, 06:04:27 am »
Which track gauge would it be though?

The Russian gauge is 5 ft (1520 mm for Metricheads) and the German gauge is 4' 8.5" (1435 mm...) as is most of the rest of Europe.

Germans were very adept both at re-gauging tracks, and pressing together wagon wheelsets. They had mobile workshops for that.

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Re: Armoured train Valkyrie
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2020, 08:54:41 am »
Great story in that link. Neat stuff to be sure, and defo somat to explore further. I would opine that going through the motions, you might as well do it in one of the popular model railroad scales. Be pretty cool to see one rolling about in HO scale !
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Re: Armoured train Valkyrie
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2020, 02:22:20 pm »
Am starting to look for spares and repairs wagons  for conversion

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Re: Armoured train Valkyrie
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2020, 05:50:05 pm »
Paul Malmassari's Armoured Trains tome shows that modification of armament
was pretty standard when trains changed hands.

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Re: Armoured train Valkyrie
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2020, 11:55:26 pm »
Great story in that link. Neat stuff to be sure, and defo somat to explore further. I would opine that going through the motions, you might as well do it in one of the popular model railroad scales. Be pretty cool to see one rolling about in HO scale !

If you go for WW2, lot of materials already available, from Liliput's Pazerdraisinen to russian trains from obscure ukrainian brands like REModel, to resin kits (Wespe, Artmaster, old Artitec etc)
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Re: Armoured train Valkyrie
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2020, 03:43:52 am »


First up armoured diesel . The donor kit was prepainted when bought as a spares lot so needs some olive drab 

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Re: Armoured train Valkyrie
« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2020, 03:57:58 am »
I know a Bullied Light Pacific when I see one.  ;D
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