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Railroad-Related Models and Track Gauge

July 3 2011 at 9:38 AM
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I recently read reviews of the re-released DML armored rail cars and the Trumpeter armored train cars and again was struck by the omission of a critical piece of information. I wish reviewers would identify what track gauge is represented by these pieces. The standard European railroad track gauge is 4'8 1/2"; Russian standard gauge is 5 feet. The Germans rebuilt Russian railroads so that their rolling stock could follow their advancing armies.

For a long time I wanted to build the K5E railroad gun, because my father told me he got shot at by Anzio Annie. I put off buying one until I ran into an old friend, an Eastern European railroad enthusiast, who told me that the Trumpeter kit is Russian standard and the DML kit is European standard.

I know it is possible to make the conversion, but for that kind of money for a kit, I'd like it to be right the first time.

Thanks for reading.

Bob Potter

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  1. I believe they are the same - David Bourland on Jul 3, 11:18 AM
  3. according to Perth - David Schemel on Jul 3, 11:25 AM
    1. Re: according to Perth - Glen Burns on Jul 3, 6:24 PM
      1. There the same. - Dave Coyne on Jul 3, 8:38 PM
  4. No one is making Russian Gauge in 1/35 [yet] - Adam Kuller on Jul 4, 1:12 AM
  6. Thank you, gentlemen - Robert E. Potter, Jr. on Jul 6, 5:52 PM

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