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I remember talking about modeling a little bit of Euro trains in the 1940s for my WWII Diorama.
I've now concintrated on trying to find a couple Euro boxcars and a gondola, perhaps maybe a flatcar or two, that would fit the era.
But I need to find them at an affordable price. I have plenty of euro tie style track to fit the area I will model. I thought of having a
track come into the small town area and curve off toward the edge of the table, but a switch with a siding or two along a depot type
building would work for me. Since part of this town I will model will be bombed out, it would be kinda cool to have a track ripped up as
if a bomb had hit it. Anyway, other than Evil bay, where could I find a few 40s era euro cars cheap or cheaper than retail ???
They can be used, not a problem as I will weather them up a bit. But I'd like to pay like $100 or so for 2-4 cars used rather than
$70-$80 each new. Any ideas ??? Anyone have some they want to sell or trade for ???

Thanks, Rocky
 
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ask Vsmith for the address of the dealer of chinese cars.
in another forum i read, that they are really cheap. they got closed freight with barrel roof and gondolas
 

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Hi Rocky,

Out of interest which Country would this diorama be set in? If you model Britains WW2 railways, particularly the building up of troops and equipment leading up to the D-Day Normandy invasion, you could have a diorama with railroads, men and equipment off war plus ships.


If you opt for France then a different scenario would apply - a lot of SNCF infrastructure was destroyed so that might limit your options. Plus it should be remembered that some of the major ports were not captured for a while after D-Day.

If I find something, British, that might help I will let you know.
 

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Hi Rocky,

I knew of this layout, I saw it last year at my Heritage Railway week end where it was exhibited. It is superb modeling in "N" scale.


I don't know how well you can "zoom in" on your pc, but you will see there is a lot of info there.

For the record the station is one of the terminii of the steam railway on which I volunteer. Kingswear, my side of the River Dart faces the ancient Port of Dartmouth. Both places have long histories but Dartmouth moreso.


I hope this link helps you.


http://www.gwr.org.uk/layoutsmap4.html
 
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