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David is a guru of the Philly area.  The city of brotherly love,  as long as you do it their way.  a member of the "straight outa Philly" string band!

My Layout of Philly 50s theme also and I always like getting old Philly items for my layout but I realize that to sell nationally they will have to use national companies.

One thing that Mark may consider for the future is a Armored Car in O Gauge. I don't recall anyone making one in the past.

I like the idea of some of the companies of the past (grocery/manufacturing/distribution), possibly some of Menard's early suppliers.  The painted/undecorated (unbranded) version would be great and would appeal to any region.

@Rod Stewart posted:

Yeungling  Lager! Yes!

Rod

@PilotPete posted:

I second the Yuengling  lager truck. Any other beer trucks would awesome.

Cheers, Pete

I'd like to see a Yuengling delivery truck, but in the typical '50's era company name only style.  IRRC, Yuengling Lager variety was not in the company's variety of ale, porter and premium pilsner beer marketed until the mid-1980's when they "reintroduced" their "traditional lager".

Yuengling family also had a dairy; how about just Yuengling of Pottsville, PA so it could be either dairy or brewery?  I do remember when beer was home delivered, just like milk ...but not everyday

@third rail posted:

Looking at the box on the back reminds me of possibly a refrigerator truck. The exception is that there is no refrigerator unit attached.  But no matter, I vote for a perishable delivery with a midwest flair.

How about :

Sealtest ice cream,  Kraml Milk (how old am I? ), Schwan's Home delivery, Home Juice.







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Bill, A nose mounted reefer unit may be fabricated from foam or wood.  Fuel tank placed beneath the frame.  John

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Nice looking truck!  Now, if you can make some sort of a budget engine that looks okay, I'd snap it up.
I'm no rivet counter; but I want the engine to be able to pull 10+ cars, not look totally cheap (unlike my dad's 70's Lionel starter engine), and be of a low price....something akin to the K-line HUSKY line comes to mind, though maybe slightly nicer in looks.  Steam or diesel doesn't matter to me, though I would pay more for a "European steam" style non-harry potter engine (something like the Castle Class of Great Western Railway's 4-6-0s).



[That 70s starter engine (Lionel Soo Line Yard Chief Starter Set #5869) did have an all-metal frame, so it was able to take a lot of abuse, but the lack of any rear weight or 2nd powered truck made it capable of far less than my K-line S2]

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