Ready for action in more dangerous environs, the armored train steam engine. She is affectionately called Schnell Schildkrote (Fast Turtle) by her crew.
She is protected by a light shell shield of steel, enough to stop most rifle and machine gun bullets, over the engines vital areas.
Some visible damage on the right side panels demonstrates the value of the system built on a framework of studs with a narrow walkway on its top. A light collision has even caused the right box of armor to sag on its bolts requiring additional short term additional bolts to be applied.
This is an old Lionel engine that was missing quite a bit of pieces. I picked it up at a swap meet. Check the two previous posts, under Armored Train, to see what it looked like and how I changed its looks.
I picked up this Lionel engine and a half dozen other pieces for nine dollars at the local swap meet
I decided to make this very used piece into an early 20th century armored train engine. Four of the other pieces will eventually join until I have a full armored train. The last piece is a complete engine that will remain unarmored.
First, the side panels...
with bolt heads added.
The armored front and light...
with push arms and a second light added.
The far side has battle damage/repairs and additional bolts.
The scale looks passable for 28mm Pulp/Great War Era games. Next painting...