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Offline tomrommel1

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Train service during the Vietnam war
« on: January 28, 2021, 09:11:27 AM »
I am in the process of building a little railroad for my Vietnam  gaming. I know that there was a main line between Hue and Saigon but I don't know if it was used during the war or not. I presume that it would be a prime target for the VC demolition teams.
Is there any information available ? I would be interested in the type of rolling stock used in Vietnam too.

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Re: Train service during the Vietnam war
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2021, 12:56:19 PM »
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Re: Train service during the Vietnam war
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2021, 01:22:48 PM »
I used to trawl charity shops for old copies of National Geographic.
Issues from the 60s could be had for 50p. I feel sure there were
articles about the railways (& other things like the plans for Hydro-
Electric power) that were during American involvement.
Others might be able to advise how to look for those articles 'on-line'.

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Re: Train service during the Vietnam war
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2021, 01:56:26 PM »
thanks guys for pointing me to a start

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Re: Train service during the Vietnam war
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2021, 04:22:22 PM »

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Re: Train service during the Vietnam war
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2021, 08:16:41 PM »
Railways and the war in SVN:

http://www.historicvietnam.com/rails-through-viet-nam-1969-2/

If you are going to game with railways in SVN, you’ll want to build or source some Wickham armoured draisines. The SVN government bought a number of these from Britain who had used them in Malaya. They were used to patrol the working sections of line.

https://www.flickriver.com/groups/4361757@N24/pool/interesting/

https://www.armedconflicts.com/Armoured-Wickham-Trolley-AWT-t21088

I know there's a 1/72 kit out there but in this scale you are most likely looking at a scratch build.



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Re: Train service during the Vietnam war
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2021, 07:54:45 AM »
Thanks for the links that will keep me at the workbench for a while

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Re: Train service during the Vietnam war
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2021, 09:24:10 AM »
So thanks to you lot I got plans for the Wickham trolly . I will try and build one from scratch but for the first time , for me, I'll try it with a 3D program to generate eventually an stl file for one. Will post the progress here.

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Re: Train service during the Vietnam war
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2021, 09:25:50 AM »
 :-* :-* :-* :-*
So thanks to you lot I got plans for the Wickham trolly . I will try and build one from scratch but for the first time , for me, I'll try it with a 3D program to generate eventually an stl file for one. Will post the progress here.
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