Product Features and Details
HANDMADE AND HAND PAINTED MILITARY HO MODEL:
Prototype: The BR57 locomotive was actually based on the Prussian series G10 locomotive first built in 1910 and featuring an 0-10-0 wheel arrangement. Nearly 3000 locomotives were built. Prussia was the single largest territory in Germany until it was, as a state, abolished by the Nazis in 1934. During the war the German Wehrmacht used many BR 57's for the German War effort. Many were camouflaged and some were used in fully armoured Panzer Trains. The BR 57's stayed in service until the early 1970's
Making it one of the longest surving German Steam Locomotives.
Model: To create the BR 57 we use a Roco locomotive. The Roco locomotive features a DCC interface, can motor with flywheel, all metal frame, bi-directional prototypical lighting and extensive detail. Model has detail and great running performance. Our REI Military model is professionally hand-painted and thus unique. You'll find such features as carefully painted wheels, netting, steel Reichsbahn eagles with actual Swastika's and much more. All our models are airbrushed before being reassembled for the final touches. REI Military models are truly the best.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Our artist is a professional model builder and one of the world's premier commission scale model artists in North America. He is also former US Army paratrooper and has garnered over 300 awards for his work. He has published dozens of articles in numerous scale modeling magazines and has painted box art buildups for most of the world's leading scale model companies, his work is found in private collections around the globe. This is a great opportunity
to own a true piece of art by a master modeller.