William’s army model train

I have a blast from the past for you today – Will’s army model train.

William sent this in, way back in 2012, but it’s still one of my faves.

I loved it:

“Thought you might like to see some pics of my Army base, it is 1 of 5 tables I’m working on.. Let me know what you think.


army model train

military railroad

model railroad army base

model railroad army fort

model railroad factory

model railroad military road

night time railroad factory

railroad side trench

model railroad airfield

model railroad airtower

railroad army base

railroad army base fort

model railroad military base

model railroad factory

railroad fort

army model railroad curve

railroad to military base

railroad military

model railroad army hangar

model railroad tunnel for military base

railroad sidings


model railroad carpark

model railroad tanks


army railroad watertank

railway fort

railroad to military

It’s great isn’t it?

There are quite a few army model train layouts on the site – here’s another:

“I thought I would share an update on my WW1 railway. If you recall it is set somewhere in the south of England in 1918.

You will see I have installed the Oxford Rail railway gun in a siding which doubles as a small military camp. I have decided it is too much trouble to actually get the gun to run with the clearances it requires.


military model railway tank

You can see all of Phil’s pics here on his WW1 railway.

Phil’s WW1 railway update

“Thought I would share an update on the WW1 railway (somewhere in southern England 1918). The last few weeks have been about details and in particular figures.

In the gun park you see gunners working on their railway gun and watching some squadies square bash

The airdrome has now got pilots mechanics and of course an O/C!

On the platforms I have added some propaganda posters


model railway army gun

You can see Phil’s WW1 update here.

That’s all for today folks.

Please do keep ’em coming.

And if today is the day you get started on your layout, the Beginner’s Guide is here.



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15 Responses to William’s army model train

  1. Bill Sweet says:

    What a great theme. A physical representation from one’s military experiences. I wonder if any of William’s buddies or officers ever visited William’s house, his barracks, to see the train and town layout? Unique to see.

  2. Gary Hildebrandt says:

    Interesting layouts for Memorial Day. I’m a Vet, that asks,”War what is it good for?” “When will we ever learn?” I model a peaceable world.

  3. Erick says:

    Pretty neat.!!!!!! I hope mine turns out that good.

  4. Bud Budzien says:

    Only thing I would add would be a platoon of men being marched out for PT.

  5. Ruben Simon says:

    Al, thanks for showing this Army base today. My late uncle was in the Army Air Corp, joining one year before the very date that would be my birthdate, and spending WW2 on Guam keeping the planes flying. Thankfully, he survived the war and became like a second father to me. We spoke every other Saturday for years, he dying at age 94 in 2010. He was an electrician and inventor, and could build anything needed in that area, building our first television in 1950 (from spare parts), and microwave (from a Heath Kit) around 1970. The first time my mother used the microwave, which was to cook a chicken, the door handle, which contained the door release, wouldn’t work. They called my uncle. He raced out from the Bronx to Nassau County on his motorcycle and got the door open. But the chicken had been standing for too long by then and had to be thrown out. But the house smelled great and it was wonderful to see my uncle again so soon! Nice memory for Memorial Day this year. Thanks again.

  6. robert j ravano says:

    Thank you to a Vet from a Vet. You have done a fantastic job, I hope that many young kids have had the opportunity to not only thank you for your service but see what you have built.

  7. Howie says:

    Love it
    Brings back memories

  8. Thomas says:

    Fantastic modeling. Great!

  9. James Marek aka SantaFeJim says:

    I salute you for a job well done. I enjoyed your uncle story.. I am a Vietnam vet myself and agree that we have had too many wars.

  10. John P kane says:

    Very impressive layout. I envy your space for so many features. Thank you for sharing this. It gives one a lot of ideas and a lot of inspiration.

  11. Nancy Schweitzer says:

    Brilliant!! We so appreciate any tribute to the men and women who “stand in the gap” to keep us safe. Especially today.
    Great work there!! Model on! And thank you for sharing! 😉

    Nancy from Sequim

  12. What a great layout of a army post

  13. Don says:

    impressive set up, great job.

  14. James Marek Chicago says:

    What an impressive set up I love it. I am also a Vietnam vet I have never seen a war that settled anything. I really like the theme for your railroad you did a great job

  15. Malcolm says:

    In reply to Gary Hildebrandt, war should be reserved for keeping people like Hitler and Putin from wreaking havoc on innocent people. I’m a Vietnam vet myself with 2 tours and a purple heart and I’m not sure about justification for that war. The military base layout was nice. Unfortunately, it is rarely possible to realistically model any kind of an airport because runways are so long.

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