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Offline Poliorketes

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Re: Latest vehicle received
« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2008, 04:48:47 PM »
 :-* Armored Train! :-* Armored Train! :-* Armored Train! :-*
The HLBS train arrived today. Beautiful!
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Re: Latest vehicle received
« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2008, 08:45:05 PM »
This one a couple of days ago, off Ebay...



Perfectly scaled for 28 mm, I think

Needs some paint... The red passenger car will make a fine cargo car when I get the 'windows' covered (the post robbers will find it tempting, I think).

There's also an oil tank car, but it's too modern for Old West, which I intend this for. Might be useful for Pulp, though  ;)

The set includes a lot of tracks, and a station that is totally out of scale with the train, but all in all I'm satisfied with this purchase.
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Re: Latest vehicle received
« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2008, 08:46:50 PM »
I Need one of those old west trains... :-*

Offline Poiter50

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Re: Latest vehicle received
« Reply #18 on: June 24, 2008, 02:09:00 AM »
I got a very similar one, both of which I suspect are early versions of the Fastlane Western Express which pops up in Toys R Us from time to time. I think the carriages other than the loco are a fraction small (having said that, the train is a fraction large) but it can be made into something useful. A friend is contemplating converting it to a Russian Armoured Train for BoB or CLA.
 
This one a couple of days ago, off Ebay...


Perfectly scaled for 28 mm, I think. Needs some paint... The red passenger car will make a fine cargo car when I get the 'windows' covered (the post robbers will find it tempting, I think). There's also an oil tank car, but it's too modern for Old West, which I intend this for. Might be useful for Pulp, though  ;)

The set includes a lot of tracks, and a station that is totally out of scale with the train, but all in all I'm satisfied with this purchase.
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Re: Latest vehicle received
« Reply #19 on: June 24, 2008, 07:28:13 AM »
I think the carriages other than the loco are a fraction small (having said that, the train is a fraction large) but it can be made into something useful.

Yep, but remember it's for gaming, not railroad modelling  ;)  The carriages are probably also too short to be accurate, but overall the train will fit my purposes very well.

I considered a paper model from RPGnow to go with my Whitewash City models, but this solution is so much nicer  :D

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Re: Latest vehicle received
« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2008, 03:48:54 PM »
British Warrior APC (AFV?) from TAG, looks very nice in the box, great resin cast =)

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Re: Latest vehicle received
« Reply #21 on: July 08, 2008, 04:17:20 PM »
2 1/55 steam trains, one with a carriage and one with a tender (I think thats what the small coal cart is called), £2.99 each from B&M, cheap shop in the UK! A mega blocks boat, same size as the PotC ones and a Magisterium Carriage from The Golden Compass from TK Maxx.
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Offline Braxandur

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Re: Latest vehicle received
« Reply #22 on: July 11, 2008, 03:08:09 PM »
A big plastic train set from Toys 'r us. I know it has been on sale before in other countries, but never managed to find it in the Netherlands, but now it's here.

Nice scale and useable for (weird) wild west games.

12 euro for the entire thing, but sadly can't find pictures of it on the internet (will try to make some on demand though :P)
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Offline Poiter50

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Re: Latest vehicle received
« Reply #23 on: July 12, 2008, 08:43:13 AM »
Is that the Fastlane Western Express?

A big plastic train set from Toys 'r us. I know it has been on sale before in other countries, but never managed to find it in the Netherlands, but now it's here. Nice scale and useable for (weird) wild west games.

12 euro for the entire thing, but sadly can't find pictures of it on the internet (will try to make some on demand though :P)

Offline Vanvlak

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Re: Latest vehicle received
« Reply #24 on: July 12, 2008, 11:51:13 AM »
Not quite received - these are some of the cars I dug up from my old collection.



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Re: Latest vehicle received
« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2008, 02:23:26 PM »
Today I took all my money I could spare and bought an Space Marine Predator. That Armies has to get finished one day and I´m closer to than ever.

Offline Mancha

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Re: Latest vehicle received
« Reply #26 on: July 12, 2008, 08:02:09 PM »



The truck with the built-in skis and treads is great.

Offline Vanvlak

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Re: Latest vehicle received
« Reply #27 on: July 12, 2008, 09:05:08 PM »

The truck with the built-in skis and treads is great.
I'm pleased with that one - well, with all of them actually - these are the ones I mentioned somewhere as being the cause of dilemma: to keep as collectors' items or to paint.
You'll notice the scale varies, especially for Rocket.
The ZIL-115 Soviet limo is one I wouldn't like to mess around with; the good news is it's the one which can be used as is, looking good without any touching up. It's surprisingly large, has four opening doors besides the bonnet and the luggage boot, and is purportedly 1:43 scale - and looks like they got it right too. The model was made in the USSR. It looks ok next to 28mm scale models.
Here's where to get one - quite expensive!
http://store.diecast.ru/product_info.php?products_id=331

For French speakers:
http://www.teknoschuco.online.fr/colrus.htm

The real McCoy:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Zil-115.JPG

As for the bus - cheaper - in fact, cheaper than when I bought it!
http://www.vectisdirect.co.uk/matchbox_moy_y16_1923_scania_vabis_post_bus_2.html?category_id=2507
« Last Edit: July 12, 2008, 09:14:49 PM by Vanvlak »

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Re: Latest vehicle received
« Reply #28 on: July 12, 2008, 09:57:30 PM »
I Need one of those old west trains... :-*

Tell me about it... Dom där små jävlarna are simply not to be found at Toys'r'us in Sweden.

Offline Col.Stone

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Re: Latest vehicle received
« Reply #29 on: July 13, 2008, 12:02:44 PM »
Hammer, i saw one at my local toys'r'us a year or so ago,, 600 SEK (about 60€), i passed on that  o_o

 

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