Saturday, 1 February 2014
28mm Trains for Wargamers part 1
Poop Poop...says the runaway train.. Has Shed Wars turned its attention to model railways?
When I embarked on my VBCW project one of the things that appealed was the opportunity to lay down a railway track as part of the scenery. However like all good wargamers things have to be done on a budget so last weekend I trawled the internet looking up and reviewing cheap toy train sets.
In the end I think I might have struck gold as the picture below might testify.
The figures in the picture are 28mm - I would hazard a guess that the train is around 1/72 scale based on the size of the door into the train cab. Yes its a cheap and nasty train but it only cost £7.99 on ebay including postage.
For this princely sum you get two coal tenders, the locomotive and a large tanker. Plus of course track - 4 straights and 8 curves
All the bits laid out - I intend to convert the tanker it into an armoured wagon complete with turrets - in a very heath robinson style.
The company that makes these trains seems to be called Train Familiar - Rail Car Series- pictures of both front and reverse side of boxes shown.
I also found this box set (below)- much more complete with box cars and passenger carriages. I have found prices of these varying from £79 to £19.
Basing the fact that it has a similar loco and coal tender in the picture I assumed that they were the same scale. So I went out a bought my self a box !
Hopefully they are the same scale ! - Ill confirm soon
I also found this one but no sign of a retailer.
So a bit of work to do - the rains need repainting, the track boards need building (including a bridge) and I need to start thinking about the layout.
All the best