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Help finding a 1/35 Abstoswagen kit
Posted by Tankluver on Friday, February 08, 2019 6:28 PM

Does anyone have any leads on somewhere i could buy a 1/35 abstoswagen railcar with the armored walls that was built to transport the S35 tanks captured in France? 

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    December, 2005
  • From: Goteborg / Sverige
Posted by Svenne Duva on Saturday, February 09, 2019 9:08 AM

Hi,

I don't think I have ever seen this and google only gives me a picture (from Azimut productions) in 150*150 which is tiny.

Trumpeter do a wagon for heavy transport:

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/trumpeter-00221-schwere-plattformwagen-type-ssyms-80--133321

Couldt this be something similar?

Svenne

sic transit gloria mundi

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    June, 2006
Posted by Tankluver on Saturday, February 09, 2019 10:51 AM

It’s somewhat similar the railcar I’m looking for was built on type one chassis sonotd be 2x axle. But the way it was built was that there were walls that came up on both sides about the height of a Somua tanks hull and it in a way protected it. I’m thinking i may scratchbuild Possibly but I’m not totally confident in my ability to do that yet.

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    May, 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Saturday, February 09, 2019 12:37 PM

Hello!

I've never heard about "Abstosswagen" before, so I did a quick google check. Looks like by saying "Abstosswagen" we're not talking about any particular type of rail car, but about a function it does - it serves a "bumper" of sorts to protect the armored train on its both ends, and most of all the ramp used to unload the tank from the next car. So theoretically there are many types possible. I've found a nice article on it:

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/panzermodell/panzerzug-bp-42-44-t345.html

The article mentions building one using the Trumpeter Panzerjaegerwagen and Dragon's Ommr flatcar. Use google translate to read the article if you have problems with German.

Good luck with your modelling projects and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    June, 2006
Posted by Tankluver on Saturday, February 09, 2019 1:34 PM

Pawel

Hello!

I've never heard about "Abstosswagen" before, so I did a quick google check. Looks like by saying "Abstosswagen" we're not talking about any particular type of rail car, but about a function it does - it serves a "bumper" of sorts to protect the armored train on its both ends, and most of all the ramp used to unload the tank from the next car. So theoretically there are many types possible. I've found a nice article on it:

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/panzermodell/panzerzug-bp-42-44-t345.html

The article mentions building one using the Trumpeter Panzerjaegerwagen and Dragon's Ommr flatcar. Use google translate to read the article if you have problems with German.

Good luck with your modelling projects and have a nice day

Paweł

 

 

thank you for the article i may try doing a conversion like you said. 

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