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Offline eilif

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Modern/SciFi bullet trains for less than $20
« on: April 25, 2016, 04:09:07 PM »
Some of you may have seen this train in my 28mm Mech Attack topic
http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=89387.0

The Train is a cheap toy I found at the resale shop. It wasn't working but it had one of those setups where it was motorized to randomly drive around and it had light and sound. I pulled all that out and just set it on top of the tracks. I had a request for sourcing at another forum and that got me looking at various bullet train toys.

I found it on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/13inch-Electric-Bullet-Lights-Engine/dp/B00WZP0WH4
Seems a bit expensive at 15 bucks, even if it does look nice painted.
Luckly, there's also a cheaper version that has a basic interior, clear windows and a slightly more realistic roof.
http://www.amazon.com/ToyZe-Beautiful-Lights-Sounds-Action/dp/B00TOVU7NQ/ref=pd_sim_21_3?ie=UTF8&dpID=41Sicq-vLxL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&refRID=10NJ07VS57HBVV25FFWF

I also have this train waiting for paint...
http://www.amazon.com/Passenger-Express-Battery-Operated-Sounds/dp/B00FT9T1RUhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cd9KcIttJgI

It's a better value and better proportioned overall for 28mm, even if it is a bit chibi in length.  

The doors on both of my are too small. On the smaller train I glued on some doors I cut from pieces of Mantic Battlezone sprue. On the bigger train, they aren't as small so I'll just leave them as-is.

While searching I found another.  I'm really liking the angular look of this similar one so much that I might buy it and paint it up instead of the blue one above..

http://www.amazon.com/Modern-Passenger-Express-Battery-Operated/dp/B00IV0393Q
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Offline eilif

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Re: Modern/SciFi bullet trains for less than $20
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2016, 12:32:05 AM »
Nice! Thanks for the idea.  Have you painted or modded yours?
I should look these things up on Ebay and see what they are going for. I really want the more angular bullet train....

Offline Predatorpt

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Re: Modern/SciFi bullet trains for less than $20
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2016, 01:10:30 AM »
Nice! Thanks for the idea.  Have you painted or modded yours?
I should look these things up on Ebay and see what they are going for. I really want the more angular bullet train....

Unfortunately, still haven't touched it. I had no luck searching for other bullet trains, specially a set  :(

Offline leonmallett

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Re: Modern/SciFi bullet trains for less than $20
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2016, 03:22:53 PM »
Intriguing ideas. :)

Hmmm. Inspiration may be striking. Cheers guys. :)
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