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Hello y'all,

I have many military flat car loads, and I am also in the process of making more. However, a lot of the ones that I have are very similar. I want to start diversifying some of them, so I was hoping that y'all would be able to post some military flat cars that you have so I can get some different ideas.

Looking forward to seeing them,

Greg

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Here's a fighter plane on its way to a museum.  If you think the plane looks familiar, it's one of those K-Line "airplane kits" you see on the tables at train shows for $10 to $20.  The flatcar is one I found laying forlornly on a train meet table, just looking up at me silently crying, "I've got a lot of good layout running left in me!"  Five bucks later, that flatcar was heading home with me for this kitbash project!

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Here's a fighter plane on its way to a museum.  If you think the plane looks familiar, it's one of those K-Line "airplane kits" you see on the tables at train shows for $10 to $20.  The flatcar is one I found laying forlornly on a train meet table, just looking up at me silently crying, "I've got a lot of good layout running left in me!"  Five bucks later, that flatcar was heading home with me for this kitbash project!

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I am definitely going to try and build a flat car with a plane on it. Thanks for this!

Greg

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Two of my flat car loads that a member of the Detroit Three Railers built for me. On display in my little town.              He knew I was a Huey mechanic, Cobra crew chief,  and the little vehicle in the front looks like the real one in my garage. The M-60 is part of the Calvary unit I was assigned to. There is another Huey flat car in the display case next to a Cobra AH1g.

Thank you Andy and crew.

Clem

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OK, remember you asked for it....

3 Jeeps, Tamiya and Bandai

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Sherman in Free French colors, Bandai

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Soviet SU-85, old Tamiya

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Soviet BA-64B scout car x2, Tamiya, 37mm AA gun, Ace

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Italian Semovente SPG 75mm and command tank, Gasoline

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Italian AB 41 and German Sd.Kfz 222, Tamiya

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German V2, Pegasus

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Soviet SU-122, Tamiya

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German Sd.Kfz 232

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German Panzer IIIL and IIB, Tamiya

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American 2.5 ton trucks, Tamiya

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German Wespe 105mm SPG, Bandai

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Soviet JS-2 (IS-2), Tamiya

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German Schwimmwagen, Citroen 11cv, and Kubelwagen, Tamiya

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American M8 Greyhound, Tamiya

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German Stug IIIB, Tamiya

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Soviet T-34/76, Bandai

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German Krupp Protze trucks, Tamiya

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British Valentine, Bandai

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Soviet KV-2, captured and modified by the Germans, Hobby Boss

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Soviet SU-152, Bronco

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British Churchill VII, Tamiya

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American Sherman, Hobby Boss

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This represents little less than half of the cars that I've made over the years.  The others are still in storage.  I think that if you look hard enough, you can find a really varied supply of models to place on flatcars to get the variety you seek.  Thanks.

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Here are some of my projects; I’ve been told by a few here on OGR that my models are grossly incorrect, for example paint colors incorrectly placed or used and other issues like inconsistencies in timelines, a 1941 tank load next to a 1942 version. Anyway I don’t really have the time or for that matter care to get that thorough they are after all just toys and the kids adore the train when they saw it run at the shows. I’ve packed it up and shelved the project over advice from some of these guys here but I still enjoy it very much. And seeing this thread and all the wonderful models it renewed my interest a little, thanks guys!

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Aurora Long Tom 1/48 kit on an ancient Westbrook cast flat car (1950’s)

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many many kit builds, tried extremely hard to keep everything 1/48 and avoid the 1/50 stuff but I had to fudge a little.

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running on a friends layout, the High Plains Route which will be on the layout tours next Summer at the O Scale National Convention in Denver. 3 railers welcome! One of our sponsors is the RMD TCA.

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shot this on my module outside added some smoke!

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my favorite are these Long Tom guns.

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Trying hard to locate military equipment was part of the fun.

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finding enough scale flat cars in o scale not so easy a task.

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lots of kits, several years of building kits.

I’ll add a few more

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@The Shadow posted:

Greg,

If you need help locating a kit for a specific prototype, please let me know.  I have almost 100 kits waiting to be assembled and can probably help you find what you’re looking for.

Price

Hey Price,

I have been on a Gaso.Line buying and building spree. If you have any kits for sale, shoot me an email. There are a lot of models made by them that I am actively looking for.

Regards,

Greg

Here are some of my projects; I’ve been told by a few here on OGR that my models are grossly incorrect, for example paint colors incorrectly placed or used and other issues like inconsistencies in timelines, a 1941 tank load next to a 1942 version. Anyway I don’t really have the time or for that matter care to get that thorough they are after all just toys and the kids adore the train when they saw it run at the shows. I’ve packed it up and shelved the project over advice from some of these guys here but I still enjoy it very much. And seeing this thread and all the wonderful models it renewed my interest a little, thanks guys!

Erik,

I spent 20 years in the Air Force and observed many times when equipment, vehicles and even aircraft had incorrectly applied paint or paint that faded or paint that oxidized.  When I was assigned to the 380th Munitions Maintenance Squadron at Plattsburgh AFB NY, we had two and a half ton munitions trucks purchased in various years that had different shades of Air Force blue paint.  We had two "bread trucks" for hauling maintenance crews, one built in 1969 and the other in 1978, that were usually parked next to each other in our parking lot.

Your models look great; don't let any nitpicker tell you differently.  I've found most of the nitpickers are still facsimiles of real trains as their models have electric can or geared motors, plastic figures, if any, on board, and so forth, so their models are, to be kind, a step or two removed from reality, too.

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