Oxford Rail OO Gauge Howitzer Railgun - Available Now
Oxford Rail Howitzer Railgun
Oxford Rail produce a OO gauge model of the unique World War era 18in Howitzer Railgun! Available either as a single item or as part of a train pack with an accompanying GWR 'Dean Goods' locomotive, this model depicts this fascinating piece of military history either green or camouflage colour schemes.
The Oxford Rail Railgun features:
- Highly detailed body & underframe
- Separately fitted details
- NEM couplings
- Poseable barrel (stowed & raised positions)
- Removeable footboards (for better gauge clearance)
- Train packs available (including factory fitted digital sound models)
Winner - OO Gauge Rolling Stock of the Decade
OR76BOOM01 - Train Pack with railgun "Boche Buster" and Dean Goods 0-6-0 2330 in ROD khaki - £153
OR76BOOM01XS - Train pack with railgun "Boche Buster" and Dean Goods 0-6-0 2330 in ROD Khaki - Digital Sound fitted - £247
The BL 18-inch railway howitzer was developed during World War 1, but did not actually enter service until 1920. Five guns and two complete pieces of equipment on railway wagons were produced but they were never fired in action, being stored after WW1. In 1940, "Boche Buster" was mounted on a railway chassis and was deployed on the Elham to Canterbury line as a coastal defence system. However, the guns range was insufficent to cross the channel and it therefore never fired in action.
Type of Vehicle
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