milwrd posted:

Soooooooo, what's a steak have to do with a brewery?

If your going to have a Beer tasting area at the BREWERY the LAW requires to provide food for your guest! What a great lunch! BEER & STEAK! at your favorite brewery!

Mike

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mike g. posted:

Me too Chris! Might take me a while to eat it with 12 teeth but I would give it one heck of a try! LOL

12 toofers??  I'm missing 8 due to wisdom teeth coming in with no room. Didn't even hurt until I was 50.   Had 2 removed years before that because there wasn't room for them.  

Toofers aside.    I'm still banking on a brewery!   I hope the make High Life or Miller light! : ) 

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A Weber barbecue grill factory.or 

Steak that's grilled,  plus 10 O's.

it is a diner with 10 barstools. 

Mark is getting wise to us guessing it right most of the time, now he is getting tuffer.

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).

Menards posted:

Happy Monday!

Here is another hint for you!

Keep an eye out for our new release coming on Wednesday!

 

Thank you,
Mark the Menards Train Guy!

6 freight trucks with couplers (and NO thumbtacks!) means 3 cars. So I'm guessing not a diner.

Menards posted:

Happy Monday!

Here is another hint for you!

Keep an eye out for our new release coming on Wednesday!

Tease 3

Thank you,
Mark the Menards Train Guy!

No guesses from me on what the new item may be... but that looks like Bettendorf-type trucks. All I recall being used on Menard's "Traditional" sized stuff is roller bearings. If I am understanding that past Menard's traditional products were equipped with roller bearings, then new Bettendorf-type trucks on upcoming products (like the traditional sized) would be a very nice touch.

Andre

The clues are not getting any easier in 2019. With the last clue it could be one of a number of things. Flat car with trucks on it. A three car unit train. Thank God only a few more days till the announcement. Question for Mark...........Will Menards be offering the discounted tickets for the train show again this year.......... Thanks Paul

Not much to add here but I did notice a couple of things about the clues.  I googled the steak picture and it's a 12oz ribeye.  In the first picture there's 12 portholes, eyelets, windows, who knows. Finally, in the picture of the trucks, Mark states keep an eye out for the latest release...I'm still baffled but there does seem to be some connections with eyes and the number 12.

paul 2 posted:

The clues are not getting any easier in 2019. With the last clue it could be one of a number of things. Flat car with trucks on it. Thanks Paul

Using Paul's guess, I can visualize a 12-axle depressed center bed flat car. Maybe with a transformer load for delivery to one of their power plants.

cabinet Bob posted:
D500 posted:
Richie C. posted:

Flat car with a stake truck …..

Or a steak truck?

I don't know, but I have a small ribeye in the freezer that is calling my name for supper, all of a sudden. Must go thaw...

Hummmm.Steak Truck ??20190107_144934

Are you a fellow menards worker??

-Jack

Playtrains, dad has come out of hibernation and silence to add more fuel and speculation to what it could be. More then likely it is already on his layout LOL. With three days till we know I am stable, calm with the help of medication. I firmly believe 2019 will be an eye opener with the up and coming releases from Menards...........Paul

play trains posted:

Can't take the tension anymore, between Mark's clues and wondering what the next warehouse find will be on another thread, I'm losing it! LOL

Hang in there Brother! Its almost over!

Mike

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Get Trucking: Lighted Stake Trucks from Menards

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Stake Trucks 2

The Basics: Every railroad moves freight. But what if the freight comes in less-than carload lots? How does a railroad track maintenance crew haul their gear? And what do businesses around the nation use for pickups and deliveries? They use a freight truck.

The new stake trucks from Menards are 6-½ inches long, 2-inches tall, and approximately 2-inches wide. Each vehicle has a Plug & Play connection for power the front headlights and red brake lights.

Vehicles available are the Menard Cashway Lumber (279-4601), the Vetter Sash & Door (279-4602), a nice companion to the Vetter Sash & Door, the Pennsylvania Railroad (279-4603), the Santa Fe (279-4604), the Chicago & North Western (279-4605), and the Railway Express Agency (279-4606).

Illumination requires a Menards 4.5 volt power supply, Menards SKU# 279-4061, 279-4062, or 279-4050 sold separately. Also available are two different accessory packs. The 9-Piece Plug & Play Accessory Pack (279-4681), and the 8-Piece Plug & Play Accessory Pack (279-4035) allow you to illuminate several vehicles or buildings with a single power supply.

Why you need this: The styling of these vehicles make them at home on any railroad modeling the 1940s through the 1960s. The gentle curves of the front hood and fenders evoke iconic trucks made by Ford, Chevy, GMC, International Harvester, and Mack. The cab has silver accents for grab irons, door handles and side vents. The roof has five orange-painted simulated running lights. The front bumper and grillwork are a subdued silver color.

The cargo compartment has a textured and painted simulated wood deck. The side slats are smooth and the rear tailgate can be opened and lowered. Flip the vehicle over and you’ll find fuel tank and even a simulated drive shaft. The axles are free rolling.

Railroad and business names and liveries are well-done and eye-catching.

Each vehicle has a foot long power connection for use with the Plug & Play system by Menards. Using the multi-connection pack you can illuminate several vehicles and structures and swap them out as you please.

 

Enhance the experience:

The 9-Piece Plug & Play Accessory Pack (279-4681) includes one four-way line splitter, one 5-foot, one 4-foot, and one 3-foot extension section. The three Y-splitters can power up to six vehicles.

Have some old buildings you’d like to illuminate? The set includes two four-inch LED tape lights that can provide additional spot lighting wherever you need it. The accessory pack can do a lot!

The 8-Piece Plug & Play Accessory Pack (279-4035) includes two 6-foot extensions (straight plug head), two 6-foot extensions (90-degree plug head), two male to female conversion pieces and two Y-splitters.

Thank you,
Mark the Menards Train Guy

 

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These are fantastic.  I had recently been buying the flatbed trucks and turning them into road tractors for tofc trailers.   Menards you could save me some work if you made some into road tractors.    

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jeremy ferrell posted:

These are fantastic.  I had recently been buying the flatbed trucks and turning them into road tractors for TOFC trailers.   Menards you could save me some work if you made some into road tractors.    

Jeremy, You remove the sides and deck and shorten the wheel base for an ideal tandem semi tractor.   The red tractor is a shortened Ertl which left the factory the same length as the green tractor.    JohnDSCN5976

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rattler21 posted:
jeremy ferrell posted:

These are fantastic.  I had recently been buying the flatbed trucks and turning them into road tractors for TOFC trailers.   Menards you could save me some work if you made some into road tractors.    

Jeremy, You remove the sides and deck and shorten the wheel base for an ideal tandem semi tractor.   The red tractor is a shortened Ertl which left the factory the same length as the green tractor.    JohnDSCN5976

But John, how does one reattach the shorter frame?

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Richie C. posted:
Menards posted:

We've got some cool stuff coming!

Here's your first teaser for our January 9th release.

Tease 1

Thank you,
Mark the Menards Train Guy

It's probably me, but what did the above actually represent and how does it tie into the stake trucks ? 

Perhaps the lighted headlights on the trucks. There are multiple trucks being offered so multiple headlights. I doubt many saw it like this because the "headlights" were too close together.

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Richie C. posted:
Menards posted:

We've got some cool stuff coming!

Here's your first teaser for our January 9th release.

Tease 1

Thank you,
Mark the Menards Train Guy

It's probably me, but what did the above actually represent and how does it tie into the stake trucks ? 

Head lights..

 

 

rattler21 posted:
jeremy ferrell posted:

These are fantastic.  I had recently been buying the flatbed trucks and turning them into road tractors for TOFC trailers.   Menards you could save me some work if you made some into road tractors.    

Jeremy, You remove the sides and deck and shorten the wheel base for an ideal tandem semi tractor.   The red tractor is a shortened Ertl which left the factory the same length as the green tractor.    JohnDSCN5976Are these still readily available?

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prrhorseshoecurve posted:
rattler21 posted:
jeremy ferrell posted:

These are fantastic.  I had recently been buying the flatbed trucks and turning them into road tractors for TOFC trailers.   Menards you could save me some work if you made some into road tractors.    

Jeremy, You remove the sides and deck and shorten the wheel base for an ideal tandem semi tractor.   The red tractor is a shortened Ertl which left the factory the same length as the green tractor.    JohnDSCN5976

But John, how does one reattach the shorter frame?

I can’t speak for Johns but the menards Mack style trucks I was buying and modifying were diecast.  I literally just sectioned the chassis with a hack saw.   Smoothed our my cuts and used Jb weld to reattach the sections.   Good thing about in weld is you can file it and sand it.  This new release truck appears to have the same setup or something close.   So I’d say it’ll be a very doable modification on these as well.    Where there’s a will there’s a way.   I’ll share some pics when I get another one completed.      

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prrhorseshoecurve posted:
Richie C. posted:
Menards posted:

We've got some cool stuff coming!

Here's your first teaser for our January 9th release.

Tease 1

Thank you,
Mark the Menards Train Guy

It's probably me, but what did the above actually represent and how does it tie into the stake trucks ? 

Perhaps the lighted headlights on the trucks. There are multiple trucks being offered so multiple headlights. I doubt many saw it like this because the "headlights" were too close together.

Someone at Menards has a future in modern art !

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.

      

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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??

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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 : )

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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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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.

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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!!!  : )  

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