Tuesday 11 June 2019

Le train rouleur

Le train rouleur

I bought and built an Early War Miniatures P17 half-track, with the kit was the parts for one of these train rouleurs. Now I understood what it was but wanted to know a little more and this is what i have gleaned off the hive mind -

The old mle1897 had a mostly wooden carriage and wooden spoke wheels, it was designed to be pulled by horses to a maximum speed of 8km/hr.

With the improvements in motorisation, it was found the carriage/wheels couldn`t cope, so Citroen designed this cradle (rouleur) with rubber tires and pneumatic suspension onto which the old gun could be mounted and allowed towing speeds of up to 20km/hr!

My model
 I didn`t have a spoked wheeled gun handy

Photos kindly supplied by the hive-mind


  1. A nice build of an unusual subject

    Regards, Chris.

  2. Thank you

    It came with the kit, so I was forced to do some research :)