Another car for my used car lot:

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Added fog lights

Changed to left hand drive

Painted wheels and hub caps

Changed interior colors (two different shades of Suede Green)

Detailed the grille

Redid the dash using photos of the real instruments (did not come out quite as well as I wanted, but they are better than what was there)

Redid the steering wheel.

All in an effort to make a model of the real thing:

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John Sethian posted:

Another car for my used car lot:

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John,

A most impressive model and extraordinarily beautiful sporting car. But, even the folks in England had some problems getting them bolted together properly.

MELGAR

Vincent Massi posted:

Ed, your first picture is a beautiful pick-up truck!

 

Your second picture shows Ken and Barbie (both of whom have either plastic brains or empty space) parking on an elevated grass plot. They deserve a ticket.

Vince, I’m hurt. That’s me and my bride!😂. Actually, we were pulled over for speeding and, as you know, we layoutists live on a flat-earth. I didn’t want to go any further because there be dragons there!!!😂

Thanks for commenting.  Appreciate it.  

Ed

 

"One TODAY is worth two TOMORROWS"

                             - Ben Franklin

lee drennen posted:

Brian. Thanks posting nice old truck I know you have more pics of your vehicles on your layout come on let’s see them 

Ed.  Thanks for posting Vincent is right that’s a good looking truck

Thanks Brian. 

Ed

 

"One TODAY is worth two TOMORROWS"

                             - Ben Franklin

NHVRYGray posted:

Very pretty truck.  Who is the manufacturer.

It's 1/43 scale and from the 1998 Mattel "Models of Yesteryear" Series. Nothing opens on it, but it has a spare whitewall tire mounted in the frame under the bed, which I thought was pretty good detail for a $15 truck and no shipping charge.

FWIW, it was part of the product brought to the Hudson Show by Kevin Macomber of Narrow Gauge Modeling Company. He had a large collection of vehicles there and a gorgeous construction set which someone grabbed right away. He was a very nice guy and it looks like they might have also acquired the tooling from Schomberg Models.

http://www.narrowgaugemodeling.com/

Brian - looks like a nice '63 split window.

 

Would like to know some more about the third picture, Is this a good photoshop?  Tractors are slippery at best without a trailer, thats why you have concrete ballast boxes when pushing or using a non fifth wheel trailer AND thats with rubber tires.  Steel on steel with no weight wouldn't do much.  Now there are Hirail trucks that can be used as locomotives such as the Canadian Brandt.  WWII saw lots of "innovatons" such as duece and a halfs and jeeps.

I am suspicious until I see proof.

Here's a few more.

JADA Toys 1:48 1973 Ford Bronco and NewRay 1:43/1:48 2006 Dodge Challenger

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Sword 1:50 trucks

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Menard's 1:48...ish vehicles, pretty darn nice for $3 models.

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Renewal 1:48 Corvette Stingray plastic kit.

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5/17/2019 - Vehicles side by side for size comparison.

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I have to second  this post'.. I don't see any sand boxes??? 

Would like to know some more about the third picture, Is this a good photoshop?  Tractors are slippery at best without a trailer, thats why you have concrete ballast boxes when pushing or using a non fifth wheel trailer AND thats with rubber tires.  Steel on steel with no weight wouldn't do much.  Now there are Hirail trucks that can be used as locomotives such as the Canadian Brandt.  WWII saw lots of "innovatons" such as duece and a halfs and jeeps.

I am suspicious until I see proof.

 Quarter Gauger 48'

   

Td 

 

Does anyone know where I can get a 1/48 - 1/50 GMC Crackerbox, day cab preferred.  GMC Cannonball sleeper cab, GMC 630, or whatever the tractor is in the attached pictures.

Parts sources besides Don Mills.  Loads I got, even the locomotive.  Trailers I can get by with.  Tractors are killing me.moss 1957mossmove

 

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I have some space on my layout to add some larger trucks, tractors, trailers, etc., but I'm concerned about size and scale. Thinking about starting with something simple, like the attached tractor trailer from DD in 1/43 scale (which looks like a good price), but I'm concerned that it might look too large for O gauge and the buildings and structures on my layout.

Thoughts about scale and size ?

https://www.diecastdirect.com/...oductCode=NR16303-RD

Thanks in advance.

 

I have some 1/43 trucks and in my opinion they are just too big, I keep them on display as trucks, not with the trains.  I use 1/48 or 1/50 with the trains maybe a 1/53 or 1/55 if it's something I really want.

Automobiles and pickup trucks you are just about stuck and have to do the best you can.

The model you are referencing is a New Ray and if scaled out, I think you will find it even bigger than 1/43.

I can't tell you the topic name, but scale ratio's concerning trucks - including New Ray have been gone through with pictures.  Give the search function a shot.

Gray

That’s a GMC 630 see the the  small pick up Cab the 700- 850 has a bigger and wider cab. No one makes a cracker box  Mark Savage did back in the 80s I know one person who has one and he won’t sell it I’ve tried. I have a couple resin  GMC cannonballs but don’t want to sell them there very rare. Rick Manz made several 1/48 resin trucks in the late 80s. I think Herb Dekes has some of his trucks look him up maybe he can help. I hope you have deep pockets to deal with herb. 

NHVRYGray posted:

I have some 1/43 trucks and in my opinion they are just too big, I keep them on display as trucks, not with the trains.  I use 1/48 or 1/50 with the trains maybe a 1/53 or 1/55 if it's something I really want.

Automobiles and pickup trucks you are just about stuck and have to do the best you can.

The model you are referencing is a New Ray and if scaled out, I think you will find it even bigger than 1/43.

I can't tell you the topic name, but scale ratio's concerning trucks - including New Ray have been gone through with pictures.  Give the search function a shot.

Found it - very interesting - I guess I'll have to re-think that purchase.

Thanks 

NHVRYGray posted:

Does anyone know where I can get a 1/48 - 1/50 GMC Crackerbox, day cab preferred.  GMC Cannonball sleeper cab, GMC 630, or whatever the tractor is in the attached pictures.

Parts sources besides Don Mills.  Loads I got, even the locomotive.  Trailers I can get by with.  Tractors are killing me.moss 1957mossmove

 

I model 1943, so modeling Moss Movers taking ET&WNC #12 to Blowing Rock wouldn't make sense. But man, what a model that would make!

For years, Moss had billboards in the region showing artwork depicting that move. I remember as a kid, seeing a badly faded one and my folks first told me how 12 got up there...

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