Deconstructing Trains in Tins and Boxes

train set

A post on my Sidetracked blog, comparing my delightful battery powered Train in a TIN seen in recent gaming scenarios with a similar Train in a BOX set.

There is also  some suitable sidetracking to Pound Store Plastic  Warriors and WW1 type light railways along the way:

https://sidetracked2017blog.wordpress.com/2017/08/10/deconstructing-trains-train-in-a-tin-vs-train-in-a-box/

 

light railway
Pound store plastics, cheap plastic magazine cover toys and a deconstructed ‘train in a tin’ rolling stock.

Posted by Mark, Man of TIN blog / Sidetracked blog, 10 August 2017.

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Author: 26soldiersoftin

Hello I'm Mark Mr MIN, Man of TIN. Based in S.W. Britain, I'm a lifelong collector of "tiny men" and old toy soldiers, whether tin, lead or childhood vintage 1960s and 1970s plastic figures. I randomly collect all scales and periods and "imagi-nations" as well as lead civilians, farm and zoo animals. I enjoy the paint possibilities of cheap poundstore plastic figures as much as the patina of vintage metal figures. Befuddled by the maths of complex boardgames and wargames, I prefer the small scale skirmish simplicity of very early Donald Featherstone rules. To relax, I usually play solo games, often using hex boards. Gaming takes second place to making or convert my own gaming figures from polymer clay (Fimo), home-cast metal figures of many scales or plastic paint conversions. I also collect and game with vintage Peter Laing 15mm metal figures, wishing like many others that I had bought more in the 1980s ...

2 thoughts on “Deconstructing Trains in Tins and Boxes”

  1. THE WORKS had a similar set on sale in their shops a couple of years ago at Christmas time. I bought several, and convert them into armoured trains etc. Worth looking out for as they were only £5.00 each when I bought mine.

    All the best,

    Bob

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