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 Posted: Thu Apr 11th, 2013 01:53 am
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Joined: Wed Apr 10th, 2013
Location: Unanderra, Australia
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OK I'll 'fess up - I built an armoured train in On30 way back in 2003 as the Porter Protection Plan - a way of keeping varmints away who wanted to weather my then brand new Bachmann Porter 0-4-0 saddle tanker.

The train consisted of:
a mine-detector car (standard Bachmann On30 V-tip loaded with rocks
a spacer car - (Peco 4-wheel O-16.5 flatcar) to keep the B00M! away
MaxiBoom - Turret mounted heavy gun (timpo civil war field gun mounted in a aerosol lid on an old Triang bogie flat car with radar direction finder from a Ghostbusters car kit)
The Porter - shrouded in styrene armour with 1/35 scale .50cal above the cab on a parapet (originally I wanted a 1/48 rear gun turret from a B17 or B24 with quad .50's but couldn't find any at the time)
Multiboom - for close in fire support (Timpo Civil war Gatling gun mounted in a smaller aerosol lid on another Peco O-16.5 4-wheel flat car.
a trailing spacer car (as in car 2 above)
a trailing mine-detector car (as in car 1 above)

I'll try and find some photos - where would you like them posted to?
John Garaty
Unanderra in oz

Last edited on Thu Apr 11th, 2013 01:58 am by oztrainz

John Garaty
Unanderra in oz
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