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@Artie-DL&W posted:

Finished! I finally got the tractor/trailer from Atlantis finished. The Fruehauf trailer is finished as an Army Air Force tanker, and the White cab is finished for REA. Here’s the tanker at Area 51, and the cab is on it’s way to an REA facility to pick up a trailer.

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Beautiful Artie! Glad you got them done the look excellent on the layout. These are one of my favorites to build.

@Artie-DL&W posted:

For those breathlessly waiting- here’s the finished AAF tanker being delivered to Area 51! Soon to follow will be an REA tractor to be delivered to Lionelville.

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I'm not trying to pick a fight and I'm most certainly not demeaning this fine workmanship, but if this trailer is being shipped to its new home why is there a fire extinguisher in the space on the trailer?  I would think that it would be empty and that an exringuisher would be added at the destination.

Tom, the newer kits come with the glass, but you can order just the glass set from Atlantis Toy and Hobby, who are manufacturing the kits. They’re in Deer Park, NY. They have a web site you can order from online. The kits mostly fit together well, but some trimming of flash, and light sanding, and trial fitting before glueing can lead to a nice model.

Take care, Artie

Artie that is a beautiful job, I really like the way you finished the tank and the cab and the innovative idea that they did not have to support the same truck but could be two separate models.  Now you have done it...I have had that model kit in the box under my table for at least a year, you have me thinking about finally starting it this summer when I am on vacation.

Regards

Don

Artie that is a beautiful job, I really like the way you finished the tank and the cab and the innovative idea that they did not have to support the same truck but could be two separate models.  Now you have done it...I have had that model kit in the box under my table for at least a year, you have me thinking about finally starting it this summer when I am on vacation.

Regards

Don

Guilty as charged ........ nice job, Artie.

With the chill setting in, those convertibles will be disappearing before too long   

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Paul, I noticed your last couple post have been night scenes! Very cool, they all look outstanding! It's a shame the chill is coming, that means all those hot gals will have to cover up for the winter! I guess it will give me something to look forward to in the spring! LOL

I have a question...I bought several vehicles specifically advertised for O (some are even Railking) but they are 1/43 scale.  Does anyone else find them to large for their layout?  Or, is that just a me thing.  I also bought some 1/50 tractor trailers and other diecast related items.  I find the size to be less jarring...more suited to the layout.

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Anthony

Anthony, it’s a personal choice. Most cars and trucks are 1/43, because it was long established. Some 1/48 is out there (some of Menards), and some kits, but if a large truck in 1/50 looks good with other models, it doesn’t make that much out of place. Look back through this topic, and you’ll see a mix. Placement in a scene has a lot to do with it.

@A. Wells posted:

I have a question...I bought several vehicles specifically advertised for O (some are even Railking) but they are 1/43 scale.  Does anyone else find them to large for their layout?  Or, is that just a me thing.  I also bought some 1/50 tractor trailers and other diecast related items.  I find the size to be less jarring...more suited to the layout.

Comments?

Anthony

Anthony,  If you are looking for 1/48, 1/50 is only four percent too small while 1/43 is ten percent too large.  John

Ninety-nine percent of cars on my layout are 1/43...just because the vast amount of choices are 1/43 .  I've tried to position the cars in ways that create the illusion that cars, buildings and people are all in the same scale even though they are not. 

Most of the uptown rally buffs below have put these cars away for the season...in Dad's garage with the "trickle charger" on for the winter.  Most will be out on the road again next spring, hopefully..

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