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One my layout I' building an Army train to remind me of those crazy days.   I've got basically everything I need except for a Gamma Goat.   I would love to find a 1/48 -1/50 Goat to strap down on a flat car.   In fact 2 would be preferable.   I had one assigned to me back in the early 80's when I was in, so I have love/hate memories.   I don't build models, but if anyone one finds a couple nice looking ones, please hit me up!   Thx!

Mike, sorry you didn't sell the bus station, but happy to hear you'll be using it on the layout!  My station is a favorite of mine on the layout...I'll keep my eyes out for any deals on buses.  A while ago, I came across two Scenicruiser's on the big auction site and bid with you in mind.  I went in low and another bidder came in and bought both at asking price.   

Like Ted, we all probably had nicknames as kids growing up in the '50's and 60's...in today's environment, such fun things in life are not PC!  For now, I'll keep my nickname between my wife and myself...lol

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@Forty Rod posted:

I'd like to see someone resurrect the Dimestore series.  I have several and think they were put there just so I could remember when there were many similar to them sold in Woolworths and other stores.  Usually about a nickel or ten cents.

I have a complete set of these, never used in their boxes. you are right, very nostalgic. One day I'll clean a spot to tak pics and post them here.

Okay so here's the latest addition. Like I really need more cars and trucks for what will eventually be my layout but for $1.98 at Wallmart I couldn't leave it there.IMG_0597IMG_0598IMG_0599IMG_0600It's a Maisto 1/43 2017 Chevy Colorado.  I bought more for the utility body than the 4x4 truck.  I thought I could use the body on another truck, but seeing as how it's a model of a Colorado I don't think it would work on any of my full size pick-ups.  I don't know if I'll detail the interior but I may throw some contractor tools and materials in the bed and on the rack.  I've still got the '53 Ford Crestline I need to spruce up.

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Morning Guys, I hope you are all doing well!

Paul, very nice bus scene and it must be a busy day as I see all the bus parking is full! Thanks for keeping an eye out, I check around now and then, but I just don't want to spend an arm and leg for one! LOL

Joe, sweet I must have missed it , I walk down the toy isle every time we go. You never know what you are going to find!

Well guys I wish I has something for you today, but I don't. Maybe later!

@Apples55 posted:

I picked these Lionelville vehicle sets from the LCCA as they were originally issued... eventually they will find their way on to various spots on the layout. LCCA did a really nice job with these 1/43 “retro” vehicles. I wonder if they are planning any more sets (@GG1GUYY)???

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Nice acquisition, those are way too cool! Thx for sharing them!

@Apples55 posted:

I picked these Lionelville vehicle sets from the LCCA as they were originally issued... eventually they will find their way on to various spots on the layout. LCCA did a really nice job with these 1/43 “retro” vehicles. I wonder if they are planning any more sets (@GG1GUYY)???

Set #1

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I really like these. I was able to get set three, and I'm on the lookout for 1 & 2. Question though. Isn't set 3 smaller, i.e. another scale? In your pics, the 1st 2 set appear to be more "1/43" than the third, in relation to the building pictured.

@JimJohnson posted:

I really like these. I was able to get set three, and I'm on the lookout for 1 & 2. Question though. Isn't set 3 smaller, i.e. another scale? In your pics, the 1st 2 set appear to be more "1/43" than the third, in relation to the building pictured.

Now you’ve gone and done it, Jim!!! Based on your observation, I just went down and opened them all up again. Set #1 indicates on the three individual boxes and on the bottoms of each car that they are 1/43. Neither Set #2 nor Set #3 have any scale info on the boxes or cars. I guess I’ll have to be careful about their eventual placement on the layout so that they don’t look too out of place!!! Based on Set #1, I just assumed that all were 1/43 - maybe a wrong assumption.

@lee drennen posted:

I like that Mack R mixer

The mixer is nice, Lee. It is also the biggest of all three sets. I’ll have to consider adding a construction site to the layout eventually.

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@Artie-DL&W posted:

Great classic cars, Ted.

Paul, I don’t know about sets 1 and 2, but the vehicles in set #3 look exactly like the purported 1/48 scale vehicles from Menards. I have two of those vehicles, the straight job, and the panel truck in REA’s schemes.

Ding-ding-ding!!! I think we have a winner. I have a slightly different version of the second Menard’s vehicle you pictured and it is identical in almost every respect to one of the Set #3 cars. As I remember, you are correct - the cars were advertised as 1/48.

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@Apples55 posted:

Now you’ve gone and done it, Jim!!! Based on your observation, I just went down and opened them all up again. Set #1 indicates on the three individual boxes and on the bottoms of each car that they are 1/43. Neither Set #2 nor Set #3 have any scale info on the boxes or cars. I guess I’ll have to be careful about their eventual placement on the layout so that they don’t look too out of place!!! Based on Set #1, I just assumed that all were 1/43 - maybe a wrong assumption.

The mixer is nice, Lee. It is also the biggest of all three sets. I’ll have to consider adding a construction site to the layout eventually.

I have set #3, and when placed next to 1/43 vehicles, they do look odd. I'd still like to collect sets 1 & 2 though.

@Forty Rod posted:

The first car I remember clearly was my dad's 49 Ford Tudor coupe in sea foam green.  He waited for a long time for that car (bought it new from the dealer who lived across the street), but I heard him telling the guy one day, "Junior, you couldn't run fast enough to ever sell me another Ford", and he never owned another one.

I bought one in 1966 from another soldier in Okinawa.  It was like yours, but I think the blue was darker.  For its age it was a mighty fine car.  It had over 100,000 miles on it when I got transferred and sold it.

Ours was a '51 sedan with a similar body style in light green (not sure if it was called "sea foam" or not). I picked up this 1/43 scale model in the background.

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Was at the fishing village of Galilee, RI today and found this beauty parked in the lot at Georges Restaurant.  Also established in 1949.  Later talking to the owner, he informed me everything is completely stock and restored to the exact factory specs. Looks even better in person'...

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A few hours later, this 1955 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight Starfire, pulled in.  Another real pristine beauty.  Just look at the length of the rear quarter panel..

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Nice place to be for you at that time Ted .

Thanks for the photos 🤓

The lines on that '49 take me back to the '60s when I had a green '51 with less than 20,000 miles .  239 cu. in. flat head V8 ,  whopping 110 hp ,  vacuum operated windshield wipers , oil bath air filter , cloth bench seats and some really deep digging rear end gears............. miss that old gal.

@Apples55 posted:

Now you’ve gone and done it, Jim!!! Based on your observation, I just went down and opened them all up again. Set #1 indicates on the three individual boxes and on the bottoms of each car that they are 1/43. Neither Set #2 nor Set #3 have any scale info on the boxes or cars. I guess I’ll have to be careful about their eventual placement on the layout so that they don’t look too out of place!!! Based on Set #1, I just assumed that all were 1/43 - maybe a wrong assumption.

The mixer is nice, Lee. It is also the biggest of all three sets. I’ll have to consider adding a construction site to the layout eventually.

Paul I never knew you could get the Mixer as a Lionel version

@JDFonz posted:

Ok Fellows,

you know the routine by now. I post a couple Dinky “before” pics, and then show my restoration. I kept this one pretty simple. A Dinky Austin Somerset, another one year wonder. That being 1953. The only thing really customized on this one is the jewel headlight installation. An outside photo may make that show up better.

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JD I’ve been thinking about these Dinky cars you restored and I think they would look great on a Traditional O27 Lionel layout with the old tubular track. I might have to start hunting. Keep those restorations coming we all enjoy them.

@Forty Rod posted:

I'd like to see someone resurrect the Dimestore series.  I have several and think they were put there just so I could remember when there were many similar to them sold in Woolworths and other stores.  Usually about a nickel or ten cents.

Tom. I like those too. When I get to my Lionel Traditional layout started I’m going to have some of them on it what I’ve picked up so far. I didn’t know they made the Ice Cream truck thanks for sharing

@coach joe posted:

Okay so here's the latest addition. Like I really need more cars and trucks for what will eventually be my layout but for $1.98 at Wallmart I couldn't leave it there.IMG_0597IMG_0598IMG_0599IMG_0600It's a Maisto 1/43 2017 Chevy Colorado.  I bought more for the utility body than the 4x4 truck.  I thought I could use the body on another truck, but seeing as how it's a model of a Colorado I don't think it would work on any of my full size pick-ups.  I don't know if I'll detail the interior but I may throw some contractor tools and materials in the bed and on the rack.  I've still got the '53 Ford Crestline I need to spruce up.

Nice truck coach.The bed looks nice

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