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1/48 Rail Jeep

Postby DCRFAN 3 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:25 pm

Recently I have been dabbling in 1/48 plastic military vehicles for new Pacific Island aircraft layout (aka a big display diorama) with accompanying former Japanese Navy 2ft gauge tramway. So I got me interested in 1/48 as a non aircraft modelling scale and I have returned to a former subject I used to model in 1/35th scale, the Malay Emergency.

So I'm having a go at this armoured rail jeep - just a armoured body over the top of a standard Malaya Railways 1 m gauge rail jeep.

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Imagephotos (162) by tankienz, on Flickr

Initially I considered trying to use small diameter 1/35th scale Jeep rail wheels to represent larger diameter in 1/48 but way out.

ImageIMG_2996 by tankienz, on Flickr

Then these wheels were just to see what standard rail wheels looked like. I'm currently working on a set using metal rail wheel rims of correct diameter with new plastic inserts so the correct wheel hub shape and holes are replicated.

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Oh currently this is just a static model but has been constructed so motor/gearbox could be added as there a lots of interesting rail contraptions that were used during the Emergency.

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Re: 1/48 Rail Jeep

Postby PeterH » Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:46 am

Gnice. That jeep has an endearing expression.
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Re: 1/48 Rail Jeep

Postby DCRFAN 3 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:28 am

Your right, it almost needs a little Thomas style face just to scare the baddies you understand :lol:


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