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Wood Railway Crossties
Railway Sleeper Wooden (10 pcs)
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]

Originally published on:
RailRoad Modeling

Railway sleeper wooden (10 pcs)
Item: ARM35011
Material: Wood

Introduction: Project Armor35

Railroad modeling is being fortified with an ever expanding selection of models in the dominate military scale of 1/35. Project Armor35 is an endevour from Russia to create accurate 1/35 German and Soviet railway track circa the Great Patriotic War. Armor35 produces track and rail spikes in resin, wooden and resin sleepers (crossties), scaled sand and stone ballast, coal, and now figures.

While there is not currently a 'model railroad scale' for 1/35, it is very close to No. 1 Scale (also referred to as Gauge 1, Gauge One, 3/8", etc.) of 1/32. Regardless, it does afford some crossover to electric model railroading.

Currently Armor35 offers 12 1/35 models and accessories, including two figures. Resin, wood, and other natural materials are used to create these authentic products.

Railway sleeper wooden (10 pcs)

Your sleepers (crosstie in AAR terminology) are packaged in a zip-locked baggie and stapled inside a card label. The label features a photograph of the product.

The sleepers are wood with a smooth, fine grain. They are milled to the profile of an irregular hexagon. Each sleeper is 78.5825 mm / 3 3/32-inch long: approximately 8.96 feet / 2730 mm in 1/35. That seems about right for Soviet 5-foot / 1520 mm gauge track.

Ten sleepers come in a pack. Armor35's standard length of track is a scale 12500 mm and is seated upon 20 sleepers.

A couple of sleepers have a slight bend to them.

These real wood sleepers are very good. Whether you stack them next to your track as extras, or use them to build your own, they should be very useful. Recommended.

Please remember, when contacting retailers or manufacturers, to mention that you saw their products highlighted here on RailRoadModeling.
Highs: Quality fine grain wood with precise cuts and shaping.
Lows: A couple are very slightly warped.
Verdict: Great looking real wood sleepers for your Soviet railroad.
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  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: ARM35011
  Suggested Retail: 180 Rubles
  Related Link: Armor35 Catelog
  PUBLISHED: May 12, 2012

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About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)

I'm a professional pilot with a degree in art. My first model was an AMT semi dump truck. Then Monogram's Lunar Lander right after the lunar landing. Next, Revell's 1/32 Bf-109G...cried havoc and released the dogs of modeling! My interests--if built before 1900, or after 1955, then I proba...

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