by: Frederick Boucher [ ]
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Introduction: Project Armor35
Railroad modeling is being fortified with an ever expanding selection of models in the dominate military scale of 1/35. This is coal by The Project Armor35. 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, and figures.
While there is not currently a model 'rail 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.
Your coal is packaged in a zip-locked baggie which is contained in another zip-locked baggie, stapled inside a card label. The label features a photograph of the product and size information.
The coal is ground and sized from 0.5 mm to 2.5 mm. As such it can be used for any scale. In 1/35 that is from 11/16 of an inch (17.5 mm) to 3½ inches (87.5 mm). If you want to try it with an electric train model, test it first for magnetic qualities. I didn't.
SummaryThis coal looks good. It is very fine and looks good for 1/35. Recommended.
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Highs: Natural material. Nicely sized and is useful for any scale.
Verdict: Nice natural coal.
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