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RNAS Armoured Train by wingsofwrath RNAS Armoured Train by wingsofwrath
This is a British Armoured Train design for Shadowless, based on real life armoured trains operated by the RNAS (Royal Naval Air Service, the air arm of the Royal Navy) in Belgium during the early part of WW1.
Most of the cars are either copies of real life examples from the 1890s or based upon them and modified as the story requires.
One such example is the "Ordnance BL 20 inch Railway Howitzer", which is an enlarged mash-up of the real life 1918 "Ordnance BL 18 inch howitzer on truck, railway" and the 1915 "Ordnance BL 12 inch Gun Mk IX".

Since this drawing is primarily meant as reference for the comic, I only drew the different type of cars and not the way they fit into the completed convoy. In operation, the actual car order would be: 1_2_3_4_8_9_6_6_5_5_5_5_5g_5g_5g_10_7, where "5g" is a "gunpowder van", similar to the general goods van but with the sides made out of steel plate instead of wood (for obvious reasons).
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realevilcorgi Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Battle trains.
I am 100% okay with everything about this.
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waltsland Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Student Filmographer
WELL DONE, JAP, GOOD FORM! I LOVE RALWAY STUFF AND I LOVE , I LOVE STEMIES.
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JDunk1971 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Its interesting that the Royal naval officer who designed the first armored train was then Captain John Fisher, who as First Sea Lord helped inspire the design of the HMS Deadnought.
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trainmanauxl1 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
...and then they brought in the railgun...show offs.
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tracks147 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
EPIC TRAIN BATTLE OF HISTORY
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Enrico1946 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I checked some of this on the Armored Trains Book recently now i see why it looked familiar, Good Job dude :D :D
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Waffle0708 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ohhhhh I love you, you are awesome....
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Armored-Cross187 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Would this happen to be a Single train?

or just the parts of armored trains in the royal navy? 
Because I don't see that little steam engine pulling ALL OF THAT. you got to admit that railway gun is a MONSTER to move...
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wingsofwrath Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are severely underestimating the capabilities of train engines. 

The "Claud Hamilton" class (LNER Class D14 or GER S46) 4-4-0 engine has a tractive effort of 76,040 N (17,095 lbf, if you prefer imperial measurements). Typical train freight train composition for this era was 42 fully laden 10-ton two axle cars for a total of 475 gross tons (so including the weight of the train itself, or "tare", not just of the freight being shipped) for the entire convoy, including locomotive.

As can be inferred from the above, the weight of the locomotive itself is 55 tons normal (including fully laden tender) and 95 after armouring with 12mm plate, while the weight of the armoured cars is 30 tons for the larger, bogie ones and 12 for the two-axle command car.  The howitzer itself is 115 tons, of which 85 are in the barrel and breech itself.  The rest of the train cars are between 8 and 10t each, because they are standard freight cars.

Putting it all together (according to the train composition given in the description) we get a total train weight of 362 gross tons, which, as you saw from the above figures, is well in the capabilities of the "little steam engine".
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cthelmax Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
Very nice ^^  The only think missing as far as I can see is an ammunition carriage for the 20" howitzer
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