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Here is my WW2 military train. It is an old video made back in 2013. Loads consist of Sherman Tanks, Priests, M10 Tank Destroyers, Half Tracks, 2 1/2 trucks. Vehicles are from Corgi, Solido, Tamiya, Hobby Boss. Flat cars are all scale MTH, Lionel, Atlas, and K line. A lot of fun putting it all together. Motive power are TMCC Lionel J1 and Y3 PRR steam engines.

 

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At the risk of over doing things....

The first pic is of New Millennium brand quasi 1/48 scale vehicles that I painted details and dirtied up to be acceptable.  I would have preferred straight 1/48 kits, but alas, none available...

amphibious car and 3/4 ton weapons carrier

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Japanese Type 95 Ha Go light tank and Type 93 Sumida road or rail armored car, both Gasoline

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French AMD Panhard 178 armored car, Gasoline

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Japanese Type 97 Chi-Ha medium tank, Aurora from way back

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German Sd.Kfz 7 towing 88mm flak, both Bandai

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German PaK 40 75mm anti tank guns, one Bandai and one Gasoline

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The following are a few quick shots of other cars I have made and will probably sell off in order to make room and/or pare down; these cars are kind of like rabbits- every time I turn around I've made another one...

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I mostly do WW II era stuff, but I occasionally find myself with something a little more modern: front row (l to r) 1950s-1960s West German Jagdpanzer Kanone (nearly obsolete 90 mm guns taken out of American Patton tanks and fitted into turretless body - not much different design than late war SP antitank guns...), 1960s US M60A1, Korean War era US M46/47 Patton

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The Wall of Kits patiently waiting....

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@The Shadow posted:

At the risk of over doing things....

The first pic is of New Millennium brand quasi 1/48 scale vehicles that I painted details and dirtied up to be acceptable.  I would have preferred straight 1/48 kits, but alas, none available...

amphibious car and 3/4 ton weapons carrier

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Japanese Type 95 Ha Go light tank and Type 93 Sumida road or rail armored car, both Gasoline

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French AMD Panhard 178 armored car, Gasoline

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Japanese Type 97 Chi-Ha medium tank, Aurora from way back

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German Sd.Kfz 7 towing 88mm flak, both Bandai

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German PaK 40 75mm anti tank guns, one Bandai and one Gasoline

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The following are a few quick shots of other cars I have made and will probably sell off in order to make room and/or pare down; these cars are kind of like rabbits- every time I turn around I've made another one...

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I mostly do WW II era stuff, but I occasionally find myself with something a little more modern: front row (l to r) 1950s-1960s West German Jagdpanzer Kanone (nearly obsolete 90 mm guns taken out of American Patton tanks and fitted into turretless body - not much different design than late war SP antitank guns...), 1960s US M60A1, Korean War era US M46/47 Patton

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The Wall of Kits patiently waiting....

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I love all of your loads, especially the one with the two Japanese vehicles on it!

And another one

Ulus,

      Great video, my military train is WW II based but I do like the modern military equipment. One minor suggestion load all of your vehicles in one direction. When loading vehicles a ramp is placed at the end of the train and the vehicles drive on from rear to the front car. All drive on in forward none back on. Each car is filled until all are loaded.

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Not an Island war-fighter's favorite Transportation. Equipped with a pair of 225 HP Gray Marne diesels and a pair of 50 caliber machine guns. Lead flying above one's head from both directions.

We picked up 12 of them at Okinawa, each with a Higgins Boat (LCVP)  resting in the well deck, when the Korean War started.

Semper FI and Anchors Away!

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Great Military loads everyone!  About two years ago (pre pandemic), I picked up four Sherman tanks that were marked down to under $10 at Hobby Lobby and have been having a blast slowly building them for flatbed loads. I'm almost finished with this one, I just need to add a few more details like chains, crates, etc.  I'm really pleased how the tank came out. I primed it in a metallic color before adding the final coat. This allowed me to simulate realistic scratch marks down to the "metal"  -



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Great Military loads everyone!  About two years ago (pre pandemic), I picked up four Sherman tanks that were marked down to under $10 at Hobby Lobby and have been having a blast slowly building them for flatbed loads. I'm almost finished with this one, I just need to add a few more details like chains, crates, etc.  I'm really pleased how the tank came out. I primed it in a metallic color before adding the final coat. This allowed me to simulate realistic scratch marks down to the "metal"  -



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Looks great! I have built some Hobby Boss Sherman tanks in the past, and they are very enjoyable.

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Looks great! I have built some Hobby Boss Sherman tanks in the past, and they are very enjoyable.

Thanks Trainbros. I found them a little more difficult to build than the Tamiya Sherman's mainly due to having to clean up/sand out excess plastic on the parts and sprus.  However, for the price, Hobby Boss can't be beat and as you said, it's an enjoyable build.

Well I have nothing like the beautiful scale loads that most of you have posted although I looked at them all including back to January and enjoyed them a great deal.  I guess I thought that for fun I would add my own "toy train" contribution, a little along the lines of Robert S. Butler and his Marx payloads.  Here are mine.

The Air Force moving up a flat car full of air to ground rockets...along with a tank car full of fuel.

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The Navy moves up a reconnaissance and gun fire spotter aircraft.

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Best Wishes

Don

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Outstanding photos and scenes being presented'.  Ed, your lighting is outstanding'. some really good work here.  As a military man myself, I'm tempted to start obtaining additional equipment... I think I  will include a military base on my the new layout I build once I'm completely relocated... some time next year.... I hope'...

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