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Anybody have these? How do they look? Are the tanks metal?

 I'm not sure how I missed them. I'm watching a lot of war stuff on the history channel and it got me looking at these. Also, someone posted a video a few weeks back of a real train of these things squealing on the rails. Sounded like a heavy load.

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Joe,

 

The Abrams tanks are not 1/48 scale they are I think 1/56. In the catalog they look way to small but when you actually see them they don't look too bad. Check out one of Eric Siegel's video reviews. He has some sitting on a siding.

 

i model a WWII military train so I never purchased any.

 

JohnB

Engineer Joe,

 

I have one of the six car sets.  I model both modern military trains and WWII military trains.  They look cool.  The tanks are metal.  They look good on the TTUX flats.  What prompted me to buy a set in the 2007/2008 time frame was when I saw the actual Abrams tanks in Dagget, CA at the Marine Corp Depot on the way to Vegas.  They were on TTUX cars.  They looked cool in real life and look cool on the layout.  Only a rivet counter would worry about the size of the tanks.  They are very close to scale and you won't be disappointed.  If you have a chance to buy a six car set grab it.  I have both the desert  and green camouflage tanks.

 

P.S: I like the Geller Military Loads also.  But they are pricey.  They are very detailed.  My son bought me a couple for xmas a couple of years ago.

 

Phil

Last edited by ptalar

Hi Joe, I have a 1/48 scale M1A1 I bought online from a place called War Tanks.com a few years ago.  Don't know if they are still around.  Mine is made of resin and is 6 1/8 inches long (tank body only) and 2 3/4 inches wide.  I will take some pics when I charge up my camera.  I have mine on either an Atlas or Weaver U.S Army 53 foot flat car.  The tank is not quite as wide as the flat car.

 

The ones you are looking at look pretty good.

 

Rick

Originally Posted by Engineer-Joe:

http://mthtrains.com/content/20-98580

or

http://mthtrains.com/content/20-98603

Anybody have these? How do they look? Are the tanks metal?

 I'm not sure how I missed them. I'm watching a lot of war stuff on the history channel and it got me looking at these. Also, someone posted a video a few weeks back of a real train of these things squealing on the rails. Sounded like a heavy load.

Keep in mind that an M1 tank weighs about 70 tons.  Two on a flat car with 4 wheel trucks, doesn't seem right ......

Joe,

    The MTH tanks look good to me, keep in mind 1/56 to no smaller than 1/43 is larger than 1/48. So I would not put any 1/43 Bradley Fighting Vehicles or Humvees on the same train. Keep any other vehicles you add to 1/50 and you should be fine. The good thing is a M1A1 Abrams is such a BIG tank almost anything you put next to it is going to look small.

    The videos are great too. I always enjoy watching them.

 

JohnB

Last edited by JohnB

Friend,   If you are interested I can send you photos of M2 Bradleys I built on flat cars and an M60a1e2 made by Tamiya that is on a flat car I have for sale.   I used Weaver 50 ft flats.  The tank models are 1/48 scale.  They are in the green scheme.  Somewhere on one of the  forums I have posted photos of my modern military train with M2 Bradleys, M1A1 Abrams, Humvees, LAV25, LAV Anti Tank, LAV command vechicles and M60A1's, M109 SP howitzers.

 

Contact me at rttaz54@aol.com.

 

Thanks 

Originally Posted by burketrains:
Originally Posted by Engineer-Joe:

http://mthtrains.com/content/20-98580

or

http://mthtrains.com/content/20-98603

Anybody have these? How do they look? Are the tanks metal?

 I'm not sure how I missed them. I'm watching a lot of war stuff on the history channel and it got me looking at these. Also, someone posted a video a few weeks back of a real train of these things squealing on the rails. Sounded like a heavy load.

Keep in mind that an M1 tank weighs about 70 tons.  Two on a flat car with 4 wheel trucks, doesn't seem right ......

I'm remembering a video with them on heavy duty flats. I can't remember which ones. I will do a UT search and get back here.

 I like modern stuff and will try to get modern heavy flats for them after I see what is used today.

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