Tanks & Trains

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Postby Jimster » Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:47 pm

Since I’m an old model railroader I think I’m going to combine my new hobby with my old hobby. I enjoy seeing videos of rc tank meets where a large scale train is either hauling a V2 or transporting tanks and trucks on flatcars. I just bought this LGB diesel loco for my fledgling garden railway. It’s not the exact same scale but it’s close and it’s lettered for the Deutsche Reichsbahn. I’m thinking about adding a road In the garden for tank maneuvers and a spur track for loading supplies off a ramp onto a flatcar. Sort of a mini tank playground. I might even attempt to haul my Tiger or my flak 36 8.8. Anybody else here combine these two hobbies?
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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Fri May 01, 2020 11:26 am

:D :thumbup: Very Nice.! I'm sure many here will be immediately repatriated to childhood desires, with one look at your setup. :thumbup: :wave:
Are those tracks made of brass? A member here (Tiggr), who's not been only lately, configured his garden with tunnels, and halts (platforms) specifically for Tanks and Trains.
Here's a started thread on the topic, but search out his own contributions :thumbup:
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Also Jackalope, a mod and notable tank enhancer here, drives, or did drive (?), Locos. :D The BIG ones with mega horsepower...
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Postby Choobox » Thu May 28, 2020 3:37 am

Tanks n trains-
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Postby Kaczor » Thu May 28, 2020 8:45 am

G scale rails could be used as narrow gauge:
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And here tracks and trains are scratch builded:
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Postby midlife306 » Thu May 28, 2020 10:14 am

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Postby jarndice » Thu May 28, 2020 11:59 am

Someone must have pictures of the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Armoured Train of WW2,
A Narrow Gauge railway that certainly played its part in the early days of the last unpleasantness :thumbup:
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Postby Will01Capri » Thu May 28, 2020 7:46 pm

Make sure the Pak40 is not used to take out the locomotives on track!
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Postby Jimster » Thu May 28, 2020 7:54 pm

Ha ha. It will make a good flat car load though. I’m really looking forward to getting that Pak 40!
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Postby Choobox » Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:33 am

I’ve been doing N scale custom work for several years now- focused on German WWII equipment. Many are my own design- like my Ceremonial Winter Camo on the BR78 loco. The E44 electric is my favorite DRG loco.
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Postby Jimster » Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:16 am

Those look very good. That gray electric is my favorite but that 4-6-0 is a close second.
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Postby cashybai » Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:07 am

On that matter, does anyone supply the transport tracks for Tigers?

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Postby Choobox » Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:15 pm

I use 1/144 scale Can-Do Tigers on Minitrix heavy flats. They are a bit wide, so I add a styrene platform. They smack into a few of my catenary poles. Track foreman not happy with that!
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Postby Jimster » Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:58 pm

I bet it was hell loading that Tiger onto that flat car.
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Postby Jimster » Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:28 am

Here’s a quick video. I’m still wanting to combine a tank road with the garden railroad in some way. Maybe a dirt road crossing.
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Postby PainlessWolf » Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:04 am

Jimster!
Enjoyable and a Great Way to end a long Monday. Thank you!
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Postby PainlessWolf » Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:04 am

Jimster!
Enjoyable and a Great Way to end a long Monday. Thank you!
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Postby Will01Capri » Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:56 am

I have to say I built a narrow gauge in 1/16 for my father a couple months ago.
We are going to build some track 8n his garden and then detail it with buildings and also different era style battle or village zones etc. Make it like a model village for 1/16

This was the narrow gauge on test track. Now has diesel sound emulator fitted after video taken.
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I am working on a tin turtle for a ww1 era shunting line. More trains to follow of that sort of era of narrow gauge.
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Postby Jimster » Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:21 pm

Looks good. Nice looking little loco.
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