OK Dallas, now you done it! I will buid a "car" to be pushed ahead of the locos which will feature a couple of sombrero wearing commancheros and a couple of those fine 1:35 scale BAR's or other machine guns which I have in abundance. A box full of ammo and maybe a few grenades...and of course, a few bottles of hooch for that thankless job of being the "watchman". Beware.
____________________ It doesn't matter if you win or lose, its' how you rig the game.
MAN oh MAN! I got to build one of those! I saw this little euro style 4 wheel car the other day just begging for a set up like that.
That picture is awesome. Can't wait to see Homeland Security* in effect on the Mogllon Ry.
Carry on sir!
Sgt. Dan B
military railroad gunner 2nd class
*or more likely insecurity for the local inhabitants
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?
Unanderra in oz
Last edited on Thu Apr 11th, 2013 12:58 am by oztrainz
Unanderra in oz