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PROJECTS

1/35 Feldbahn Caboose
1/32 Scale Gas Mechanical
1/35 Scale Gas Mechanical
1/35 Taco Beetle
10 -Ton Sugar Cane Car
Ma.K. "The Sands of Time"
Watery Grave
Cangrid Mayarl
On30 Tractor Loco

On30 Work Cars on Disconnects

1/35 Improvised Armored Railcar
1/35 Jagdpanzer IV L/70 (A)
1/35 38t (OOB)
1/76 Ha-Go
1/48 Citroen Rail Car
1/48 Mining Diorama
1/48 Building Walls
1/48 Shed in 5 Days
Pig Bot
  Frigo Robot
On30 Stock Car Kit
4 CLUTTER & DETAILS
Details For a Scene
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EXPERIMENTS

The Trial & Error Page
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DRAWINGS

Stock Car
Side Dump Hopper
6 Plantation Cars
Wooden Disconnect

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REFERENCE

Bricks & Brickwork
Corrugated Metal

4 OTHER SITES 

Ben Jacobson
Bryan Krueger
Chuck Doan
Don Railton
Fabrizio Mercuri
Gordon Birrell
Jean-Bernard Andre
Joaquin Ga Gazquez
John Steinman
Ken Hamilton
Marcel Ackle
Michael Fichtenmayer
Michael Rinaldi
Mig Jimenez
Radek Pituch
Rick Lawler
Rob Ferreira
Terrapin Narrow Gauge Society
FORUMS & GROUPS
Fichtenfoo
Finescale Railroader
IPMS Stockholm
KMK Scale World
Little Norway
Maschinen Krieger
MIG
Missing-Lynx
Schmalspurtreff
Twenot
IMPROVISED ARMORED RAILCAR

Inspiration

This project is based on an image I found in a book on German armored trains. It is an image from late in the war showing a stripped down Pz-IV (SdKfz-161) mounted on an OMMR type flatcar (Flachwagen), for use as an armored railcar (part of an armored train).

 

 

This car was part of the upgrade to create Panzerzug 350. Originally this train was Railway Protection Train #350, but in 1945 it, RPT. #83  & RPT "Berlin" were upgraded in the field shops to full armored trains (Panzerzug). The train belonged to the Armored Train Battle Group of, Army Group Vistula.

 

 


The Panzer IV

 

For the tank portion of the build I decided to use the DML kit # 6363,  PzKpfw. IV ausf G (Kharkov 1943); as these tanks saw activity on the Russian front, and it would be likely that one of these would have been available to the  field shop for the conversion, without sacrificing a newer model. (Plus I already had the kit and necessary PE sets sitting in my closet.)

 

 

For reference material, images from the web, and the following books, were used:

 

       

 

      

 


The Railcar


 

The railcar I used is an early 1st generation version of the DML kit 

 

At the outset of the project, I found almost no reference material or good images on  this model/type of OMMR car, and I was completely unknowledgeable on the subject.

I began building  and modifying the  Dragon kit, using only the initial image, trying  to glean as much info as I could from it. Unfortunately (or fortunately) as I progressed with the build, some more information came to light that helped clarify some questions and issues. but at that time the build was far enough along where some decisions and compromises needed to be made on the accuracy, as I did not want to go back and redo work that I had already done twice previously.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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