WW2 rail gun.

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WW2 rail gun.

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I've not been building a lot lately but still been looking in and keeping my finger on the pulse :D
I'm still in the process of planning my oo gauge ww2 themed layout and have been buying bits and pieces here and there for it.
This is a recent purchase of mine, it's a ww2 British railgun named ( H.M.G GLADIATOR ) even in oo gauge it measures roughly 350mm, the wagon in tow I converted from a refrigerated van that I had to accompany it as it's ammunition van ( as if it wasn't big enough already :haha: ) they were used in ww1 and then brought back into service for ww2 albeit with different guns, they were used on the south coast as a defense against the threat of a channel invasion which luckily never happened on a large scale.

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Not being in or from the UK, I check on the scale of OO: it's 1/76 but apparently shares the track with what in the U.S. is called HO. I use O Gauge, 1/48 scale. Nonetheless, I enjoy all trains, so I am grateful for your showing photos. I will certainly look for more and progress on your layout.
Does OO use any sound? With what engine(s) do you plan to pull the railgun. Oh, I could ask so much more.
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Hello professor,

The UK are one of the only countries that use the OO gauge scale, as you pointed out, the U.S adopt the 1:87 Ho scale along with the majority of European countries.
Yes OO can use sound, it's more accessible using Dcc ( digital command control ) as the locos have a dcc chip fitted which can be programmed with the controller for many functions, sound can also be used on DC layouts but it's a bit more limited than a Dcc setup.
The rail gun will be hauled by an austerity loco of which I have a few, I have been slowly collecting engines and rolling stock from the era around ww2 and plan on running different trains such as tank transport trains, ambulance trains etc :thumbup:

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This is one of my austerity 2-8-0 locos, during ww2 a lot of engines were painted black as time and resources were often limited causing the upkeep and maintenance to be a bit lacking compared to earlier years.ImageImage

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I recently started getting back into model railways.
Needless to say the moment I discovered these I put in a pre-order for both Boche Buster and Gladiator as they are getting re-released at some point this year.

I hope some day someone makes a decent 1/76 Covenanter to go with all the available warflat wagons.
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Hi STHV,

There are some nice warflat and warwell wagons out there now, I have a rake of 6 oxford rail warwells with Sherman's on ready for transport and I'm currently converting a set of older warflat wagons that will be used as a churchill tank train, I've used mostly 1/76 kit models for my vehicle's with a couple of diecast and resin one's thrown in for good measure :thumbup:

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Your 2-8-0 is superbly weathered, but I'd bet it has all the latest electronics. :thumbup: Do I see a safety blanket over the cylinder housing? I know it looks similar to the safety blankets used on pulling tractor engines and transmission which are subject to exploding from abusively high torque loads.

Here for derision is a short video of my "toy rail/high rail" layout. Nineteen years ago I painted on the grass, weeds, one asphalt road, one and 3/4 of track in 1/48 scale miles, and a seven-track yard. I just run trains, have some stock already-assembled buildings, some scratchbuilt, and some of paper. Whatever strikes my fancy--I indulge. :D
I would be delighted if you can figure out what's wrong with this train (besides the obvious scale inaccuracies, anacronisms, the third rail (why can't real railroads use three? :haha: ). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIdzCJh2CM4
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Ohhh, a Rail-WAY Gun :{





Looks good Lee :thumbup: :D
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