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Armor/AFV: Allied - WWII
Armor and ground forces of the Allied forces during World War II.
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Waiting for a new steam locomotive in 1/35th
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Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 01:28 PM UTC
Or the French equipment:
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Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 01:05 PM UTC
Of course we would also need railroad cars but in this case we might also have a US prototype:

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Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 12:24 PM UTC
M4A1 Sherman (Dennis M. Struk) said:

You know, it just occurred to me- There isn't a single example of a WWII-vintage 1/35 US Army 2-8-0 Steam Locomotive out there, yet there are 4 or 5 different German ones done by TRUMPETER. I haven't checked BALUARD, because those resin locomotives are pretty pricy... I've got a lot of HO steamers in Brass, and no one makes the US Army 2-8-0 in HO, either- I forget the actual US Army Designator... These steam locomotives were definitely not USRA (US Railroad Administration, WWI) types, but they were specifically built for the US Army to operate in Europe during WWII...
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Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 12:20 PM UTC
Standardized US WWII export locomotive: 2-8-0. This one build by Baldwin Locomotive Works. If we can have six+ plastic German kits in 1/35th (counting the armored and unarmored diesels) why not one from the US?

This engine would be at home anywhere from the West Midlands of Britain to Moscow and on to Istanbul and Delhi. (Yes they were also available in 5 foot gauge!)