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    I took some new photos of the desert army base section on our HO layout. It's set in the California Mojave desert around 1957 or so on our Santa Fe themed layout.

    Does anyone else here have military trains, a base, airfield, etc... on their train layouts? If so, please share photos if you have them.











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    Pretty nice scene. I really like the army trucks and stuff there.

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    No military scenes on my layout, but I recently got a few good shots of the Civil War Scenes on the Medina RR Museum's 104' x 14' HO scale layout (Medina, NY).





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    who makes those army trucks and tanks and what era are they? the trucks look like late 60s?

    Im looking for WWII Tanks and tractors for a military train.
    Trent Blasco


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    Trent, that stuff is the old ROCO line of military vehicles. Now owned by Hepta. Trident also makes some US military equipment.

    Here's my artillery unit, still need to find the correct flat cars for them though.

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    very nice your own little small army.
    Kevin Thomas

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    thanks Jerome.

    your fleet looks good but too modern for me. are you looking for the dodx flat cars? I think walthers made some? I want to find some cheep sherman tanks. If the price is right a fleet of about 50 tanks/flat cars would look great behind a large steam engine
    Trent Blasco


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    Trent, do a search on ebay for ROCO, you'll find a lot on there. I'm looking for the DOD metal deck flats that I see all of the time coming out of Ft. Bragg here in NC. Like this..............



    Here's some of the more modern equipment I painted up for Mark and myself.

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    yea I see those DODX cars comming thru Elmhurst IL . Might have to just paint up your own... I searched Ebay... had some of them but not in large lots. I will just have to keep an eye out and check google to see if I can get a lot set of them.
    Trent Blasco


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    Quote Originally Posted by lmackattack View Post
    who makes those army trucks and tanks and what era are they? the trucks look like late 60s?

    Im looking for WWII Tanks and tractors for a military train.
    As others have mentioned, they are mostly Roco Minitanks (now Herpa).


    The trucks are M-35s which started service shortly after the Korean war. So they are pretty new for our 1957 layout, but should be relatively accurate.

    Here's more info on M-35s

    M35 Trucks

    The two tanks are M41 (Walker Bulldogs). Also mostly a post Korean war tank, so I think it is perfect for our layout.

    The jeeps are M38A1s, another mid 1950s development.

    The two missile trucks are Lacrosse. Yet another mid 1950s piece of equipment. I paint the missiles as test missiles rather then the in service drab green color.

    The missile launcher (orange missile) is an Honest John. A little earlier then the Lacrosse, but still fits our layout era. Again my model was painted as a test missile.

    The other vehicles on the base (not on the train) are various makes, some are Roco, the pickup truck is by Busch, and the sedan is by Mini Metals.


    Roco makes some great WWII era military equipment so they would be perfect for your military train. eBay is a good place to check out what they make or made.

    And here is a nice online resource that lists pretty much all of the models made by Roco over the years (most with pic links):

    Roco Minitank List
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