Military trains

Paul’s been in touch with some pics of real military trains.

I don’t know what it is about them, I just found them interesting to look at, so I thought I’d post:

“Hi Al,

This is a bit off piste, but I spent the weekend in Warsaw and dropped into the Railway Museum there.

It’s a bit old and dusty and almost everything is labelled and described in Polish, making it a bit difficult to figure out just what’s being displayed.

There are some unique exhibits though (at least I’d think so) and I attach a few pictures of them. As I say, my Polish is non-existent so I can’t tell you what these are.

All the best,


military trains

military trains

military trains

military trains

military trains

military trains

world war 2 train

steam train

steam train

steam train

polish steam train

steam train

steam train

Now on to Ralph:

“Hello Al

Thank you for the informative and inspiring newsletter.

The variety of wonderful layout ideas that people come up with is always amazing.

I have sent pictures showing you my interpretation of the stone house to show what is possible with the printed buildings.

Two views show the final build and a picture of it placed in the layout scenery.

The only thing I tried that has not shown up in the pictures was to dab varnish on the window panes to make them shiny.

Keep up the good work.

Kind regards

Ralph in Australia”

printable building stone house

printable building stone house

A big thanks to Ralph and Paul.

I know the printable buildings are a popular way to dip your toe in the water, and get back into the hobby, just as Ralph has done.

And Paul’s pics reminded me of a layout from many years ago, which I really enjoyed.

You can see William’s army themed layout here.

That’s all for today folks.

Please do keep ’em coming.

And if today is the day you stop dreaming and start doing, the Beginner’s Guide is here.



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2 Responses to Military trains

  1. robert dale tiemann says:

    very nice pics of service trains, ive always enjoyed see ing these, for some reason.thank you.

  2. Will in NM says:

    Paul, very interesting photos of the Polish trains. I thought the placement of the dual headlights on the engines like automobile lights was surprising compared to most other countries’ single headlight. The armored engine and military cars were also fascinating. Thanks for sharing your photos.

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