WW1 Tank dio “Ready for delivery”
Hi guys, this is a dio I put together after finding the picture in a book I have, at first I was just going to build it just as in the picture but I decided it needed the loco and the figures as well to bring it to life.
The Mk 1 tank and the Saddle tank loco are the ancient Airfix mouldings , the tank was found at a club day and the loco was found already built on Ebay , I had to take the loco apart as it was poorly built and start again cleaning the dried on glue off as I went ,fortunately it hadn’t been painted . There is an example of this loco in a museum here in the U.K. painted in green so rather than go for dull grey I decided to add a bit of colour , it has been commented that it is too clean but I don’t agree , I think the old time loco men would have taken a pride in there machines and kept them spotless I certainly would have . The wagon ,cobbled base ,track section ,ballast and figures were all sourced from various model railway outlets and painted up by me and finally I scratch built the loading ramp from balsa.
This is my favourite dio so far but probably won’t be my last……
Your comments as always are welcome. N.
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