(01/09/19) New Lighted ’56 Stake Trucks from Menards!

Super cool- gonna pick one up.
If it was a GMC Cracker Box, I would have for sure turned it into a tractor/trailer for my dad. Dad hauled steel in a crackerbox. He said if there was snow on your boots in Ohio, it was ice by the time he was at Saginaw.

 

Don't take it too serious- they're just toys...

These look amazing.

Will they ever be made without the led head and tail lights?

Here is a Ford brochure that has these and many other neat trucks.

Just in case you need anymore ideas

http://www.xr793.com/wp-conten...-Truck-Full-Line.pdf

I wish  Athearn would cut you a deal on their 1:50 scale tooling.

They made some great 56 Ford pickups and panels and the later C series cab over trucks.

I asked them about reissuing them and they said they had no plans to because the trucks would be so expensive they wouldn't sell. 

 

turtle7 posted:

For those of us who don't want to use the lights ( but keep the truck intact for possible future use of the lighting) , is it possible to tuck/hide the electric wire/connector under the truck's chassis? thanks-turtle7

The plug is a little big to tuck somewhere and the wire looks long. I'll have a better idea when I get mine but at least the wire their using is black which is a little more inconspicuous.

      

Chris.

 

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coach joe posted:

The REA one will fit on a lot of layouts.  I'm thinking about ordering one.

Me too, however being the cheapo I am I will order one when we get free trees.  

 

And I can sneak it past the wife.

I know where I have been, I know where I am at, I am hopeful I know where I am going.(The devil and God are talking it over).

Steve "Papa" Eastman posted:

Nice to see earlier body styles. Too bad I can’t get any.

Steve

Weren't we told not to comment about California?  Purchased 8 items this week and 7 cause cancer in California according to the label.  

We were studying these last night.   Very cool and period correct for what I'm doing!   I really like the color of the Vetter Sash and Doors.   But I dont have that building yet.   : ) As for the cord.   I will just run it straight down through the top of the layout.   Just like any other lit vehicle.   right??

Jim

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Chris Lonero posted:

That’s all I’m going to do. Just like the buildings drill a hole and run it underneath. 

This would be my first lit vehicle and I'm happy Menards is doing some non-modern accessories that fit into a layout designed for an earlier time period, but any concerns that someone comes along and says, "Hey, nice truck" and grabs it off the layout and rips the wiring out or do I just need to put up a sign that says, "Please Do Not Touch" ?

Richie C. posted:

This would be my first lit vehicle and I'm happy Menards is doing some non-modern accessories that fit into a layout designed for an earlier time period, but any concerns that someone comes along and says, "Hey, nice truck" and grabs it off the layout and rips the wiring out or do I just need to put up a sign that says, "Please Do Not Touch" ?

Connect a bare wire to the metal cab . . . .

Frisco, MoPac, and T&P near Rolla, MO

paul 2 posted:

I really like that they went with an older era truck and 1/48 besides. I sure do hope that Menards, Mark and crew bring them out without the plug in. All I can do is keep my fingers crossed........... Paul

DITTO - Not crazy about the plug-in feature but the trucks themselves are great looking.  I think if the lighted vehicles just had a female jack rather than that BIG UGLY pigtail I be inclined to purchase a few.

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wild mary posted:
paul 2 posted:

I really like that they went with an older era truck and 1/48 besides. I sure do hope that Menards, Mark and crew bring them out without the plug in. All I can do is keep my fingers crossed........... Paul

DITTO - Not crazy about the plug-in feature but the trucks themselves are great looking.  I think if the lighted vehicles just had a female jack rather than that BIG UGLY pigtail I be inclined to purchase a few.

Doesnt the male and female plugs that Menards uses look about the same on the outside?  That is a female plug on the truck aint it?  And you have to hook them together to get power lol : )

Jim

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carsntrains posted:
wild mary posted:
paul 2 posted:

I really like that they went with an older era truck and 1/48 besides. I sure do hope that Menards, Mark and crew bring them out without the plug in. All I can do is keep my fingers crossed........... Paul

DITTO - Not crazy about the plug-in feature but the trucks themselves are great looking.  I think if the lighted vehicles just had a female jack rather than that BIG UGLY pigtail I be inclined to purchase a few.

Doesnt the male and female plugs that Menards uses look about the same on the outside?  That is a female plug on the truck aint it?  And you have to hook them together to get power lol : )

Jim

That is correct. each pigtail is about a foot long which has a female end on it.

 

 

cabinet Bob posted:
carsntrains posted:
wild mary posted:
paul 2 posted:

I really like that they went with an older era truck and 1/48 besides. I sure do hope that Menards, Mark and crew bring them out without the plug in. All I can do is keep my fingers crossed........... Paul

DITTO - Not crazy about the plug-in feature but the trucks themselves are great looking.  I think if the lighted vehicles just had a female jack rather than that BIG UGLY pigtail I be inclined to purchase a few.

Doesnt the male and female plugs that Menards uses look about the same on the outside?  That is a female plug on the truck aint it?  And you have to hook them together to get power lol : )

Jim

That is correct. each pigtail is about a foot long which has a female end on it.

A foot long?    OK now im going to order 2 vetter trucks AND the danged building !!!!   WOOO HOOO. 

Jim

Or should that be.... CHOOO CHOOO  

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Garfield posted:
I wish  Athearn would cut you a deal on their 1:50 scale tooling.

Why? 1/50 is too small. I have one Ford flatbed and it looks way out of place although not quite as bad as the oversize 1/43 stuff.

Later Gator,

  Dave

 

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Heading to Gatow with a load of coal.
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cabinet Bob posted:
carsntrains posted:
wild mary posted:
paul 2 posted:

I really like that they went with an older era truck and 1/48 besides. I sure do hope that Menards, Mark and crew bring them out without the plug in. All I can do is keep my fingers crossed........... Paul

DITTO - Not crazy about the plug-in feature but the trucks themselves are great looking.  I think if the lighted vehicles just had a female jack rather than that BIG UGLY pigtail I be inclined to purchase a few.

Doesnt the male and female plugs that Menards uses look about the same on the outside?  That is a female plug on the truck aint it?  And you have to hook them together to get power lol : )

Jim

That is correct. each pigtail is about a foot long which has a female end on it.

What I'm referring to is a female jack mounted on the under body, not a pig tailed jack.

Wild Mary (AKA Nick) Retired & "Riding The Wild Mary"

 

 

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PRRMP54 posted:
Garfield posted:
I wish  Athearn would cut you a deal on their 1:50 scale tooling.

Why? 1/50 is too small. I have one Ford flatbed and it looks way out of place although not quite as bad as the oversize 1/43 stuff.

1/50 is s LOT closer to 1/48 than 1/43. 

So are these Menards trucks closer to 1:50 scale than 1:43 scale?

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rogerpete posted:

Super cool- gonna pick one up.
If it was a GMC Cracker Box, I would have for sure turned it into a tractor/trailer for my dad. Dad hauled steel in a crackerbox. He said if there was snow on your boots in Ohio, it was ice by the time he was at Saginaw.

 

Can’t beat a old Crackerbox my dad had a Emeryville International 

PRRMP54 posted:
Garfield posted:
I wish  Athearn would cut you a deal on their 1:50 scale tooling.

Why? 1/50 is too small. I have one Ford flatbed and it looks way out of place although not quite as bad as the oversize 1/43 stuff.

I'm just not that picky and I understand how expensive tooling is.

I even use 1/43 vehicles.

Speaking of, I put a few of those in my Menards bag along with some train cars and got in on the 15% off bag sale this week.

They have an RV now and some Tractor Trailers that are bout the size of the ones Lionel used make.  I will probably put the trailer on a flat car for some intermodal action.

 

I like my Vetter's sash and door building and trucks!   When they are parked away from 1/43 vehicles they look fine.   When they are parked next to 1/48 vehicles you'd have to measure them to see if they were not the right size!!!  : )  

Jim 

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