The only customizing that I've done to date is paint mirrors silver or paint backup and other lights that needed color.  Oh, yeah, I took apart a police cruiser to see whether I could add LEDs and now I can't get it back together :-}.  I guess that was a "modification" of sorts.

Just got a new PC and my data on things like the model year or variants are in a file on the old box.  Here's the information that I had on hand.

At the Tomlinson Run Railroad, it's all about the food, so let's start there.  [year? Grumman?] Charles Chips delivery van, 2002? Mercedes Ice Cream Van, and a 1953 Chevy Ice Cream Truck:

Then there are the non-perishable deliveries -- 1955 Chevy Step-side REA truck, [generic date] Grumman U.S. Postal Service delivery truck, and a 1965-2010 UPS delivery van, also Grumman or various:

The wreckers -- a 1953 Chevy Wrecker and a 1951 International Harvester Boom Truck:

General utility trucks -- 1956 Ford F-150, 1987 Dodge Ram, two (count 'em) 2002? Dodge Power Wagons (I think these were concept trucks), and a 2013 Ford F150-SVT Raptor with Super Crew cab:

Side shot of the same ...

Here is a rescue version of the 2013 Ford F-150 (on the left), and a "restored" 1955 Chevy Cameo pickup:

Google and Uber recently visited the Tomlinson Run Railroad and dropped off these self-driving/autonomous cars.  Needless to say, the town folks are a bit concerned ... They are a 1938 Dirt Track racer (i.e., custom built), a 1940 Ford Standard Coupe, and a 1950 Nash Ambassador Hydromatic.  Being self aware, I guess they could have introduced themselves:

Bringing the automomous autos up to the current era are these three -- also dropped off by McDonalds, Google, or Uber -- a 2002 996-Series Porsche 911 Carerra (1:48), a circa 2006 generic stock racer based on Ford GT40 and Charger components, and a 2017 CRS Sports Coupe:

Other automobiles, especially VWs and Fords, can be found on the carpet layout, but it's a bit too hot to unbox and photograph them at present.

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Thanks to ALL  you guys for the awesome pics! Can you believe we’re on page 2 thanks I never thought this topic would hold water thanks to you guys it has.

Tom  Never seen a ferry boat on a layout great job!

Mel  thanks for the pics on the layout I like those fords

Trumptrain  I like that camper great looking 50s look 

Tomlinson  great looking chip truck I love customizing 

Trainsrme  love that Black and white photo

lee drennen posted:
DaveP posted:

A few that populate my layout...IMG_1668IMG_2821

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I like those fire trucks 

Those LaFrance engines are special as my dad drove a similar engine as a volunteer firefighter. Both are made by Corgi - the unique thing about them is one was produced for a National Motor Mint series, the other was released by Corgi themselves but with the added detail of helmets on the hose bed racks, and both are lettered as engine 1 and engine 2. I’ve yet to seethe Corgi original issue anywhere else. 

My own little slice of happiness in 5' x 9' 

Blueline4c4:  WOW you have all my favorites Champs of the road ( K-Mart trucks) Dehanes, Athearn, Corgi more B model Mack’s I’ve ever seen on one layout guess my favorite is the Union Ice Cabover Pete great job! 

John: nice looking vintage Brewery I like that one truck Whitbread reminds me of a old Autocar 

Here are some of my collection.  Most of my vehicles are 1:43 scale, some are 1:50 and a few are 1:48 kits that I built.1948 Ford Woody1950 Studebaker Champion-0181950 Studebaker Champion-0452012-09-01 001 0012013-01-01 001 0022013-01-01 001 009DSC_0037America's Front PorchAmeritown Burke BldgArmy Cars and VehiclesEsso Gas Station #2-053UP truck and trailer-188Working on the old pick up at Twin Rails Gas StationAt the Station #9 [1 of 1)Firetruck and Chief's car-143Four Agency CarsFront view of A and J doing business-085Garage #8-047Not much parking on Main Street-015Army Jeep and soldiers #6 [1 of 1)Military Hospital Troop Train #6 [1 of 1)2015-06-28 001 028Pulling into the station parking lot-074Pulling out the firetruck-142

Superintendent, Inland Valley Division, Brisbane & Bushong Railroad

Railway termini are our gates to the glorious and the unknown. Through them we pass out into adventure and sunshine, to them, alas! we return.
Edward M. Forster

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Here are some 1/43 stock cars.  Included are two from Lionel's racing flatcar, Pontiacs, Fords and a Chrysler that came from a  flea market at a racing show, and four that I made of foil, for my layout's junkyard scene.IMG_4264IMG_4412IMG_4417IMG_4672IMG_4676

Ah the old foil trick I forgot about that they look good thanks for sharing 

I try to work in a drive-in theater (digital photo frame w/vintage family photos) with some cars into my Christmas layout each year.  Also, a lane or two of traffic here and there complements the Christmas scenery.  I favor muscle cars of the late '60s and robust passenger cars of the '40s-'50s.  

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George Bailey: You know what the three most exciting sounds in the world are? Anchor chains, plane motors, and train whistles!

It's a Wonderful Life, 1946

 

Check out my Lionel and MTH auto trains

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Lee Drennen's pretty Revell KW, lit me up to work on a Revell White 3000.  I had bought it already built and the cab was skewed with non aligning windshield posts. I took apart and reassembled,puttied the gaps and put glass in.  Even painted what I think may be a White Gold Comet gasser gold.  Shown fresh out of the garage, the trailer is a surplus Corgi that at least comparing tire sizes is the same scale or really really close. 

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Lee Drennen's pretty Revell KW, lit me up to work on a Revell White 3000.  I had bought it already built and the cab was skewed with non aligning windshield posts. I took apart and reassembled,puttied the gaps and put glass in.  Even painted what I think may be a White Gold Comet gasser gold.  Shown fresh out of the garage, the trailer is a surplus Corgi that at least comparing tire sizes is the same scale or really really close. 

Thank you for the  complement That is a beautiful little rig. The engine was a White mustang gas burner. I’m glad you post this truck it’s always was a favorite of mine. There’s some thing about this Revell kit I really like. 

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Here’s  one I’ve been working on. I’m putting in a 220 Cummins out of the Corgi Ford H and added Don Mills wheels and added twin fuel tanks from the Honest John and stretched the frame thought you would like to see it along with the others. 

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Different details makes a world of difference.  Were those Don Mills Wheels on the Kenworth?   You ever put glass in, the White windshield I put is is "OK" but nor great, the curvature and lack of attachment area makes for a real issue.

The color looks to b NYC?  A Flexivan tractor?

1-A Dodge pickup picking up a load.  I painted the truck and swapped wheels.

2-Exiting a Mini long enough to check the statue.

3-ATSF yard.  All I did to this truck was to add the ATSF decal.

4-I don't think the frat boys are there to pick up worms.  The red pickup and the yellow roadster were kits.IMG_3151-001IMG_3575IMG_4395IMG_4904

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NHVRYGray posted:

Different details makes a world of difference.  Were those Don Mills Wheels on the Kenworth?   You ever put glass in, the White windshield I put is is "OK" but nor great, the curvature and lack of attachment area makes for a real issue.

The color looks to b NYC?  A Flexivan tractor?

The wheels on the KW were don mills. Sometimes I put glass in going to try it. The color is a old rustolem  festive green I painted this truck back in 1995 and have tried to find this paint but it’s discontinued. It matches PC green pretty close.

TrainsRMe posted:

1-A Dodge pickup picking up a load.  I painted the truck and swapped wheels.

2-Exiting a Mini long enough to check the statue.

3-ATSF yard.  All I did to this truck was to add the ATSF decal.

4-I don't think the frat boys are there to pick up worms.  The red pickup and the yellow roadster were kits.IMG_3151-001IMG_3575IMG_4395IMG_4904

I like those hot rods did you build them? 

1-'32 Ford coupe.  I painted the fenders black, and the upholstery and wheels grey.  The wheels had been chrome.

Model T Ford sedan.

Cord convertible.

2-Split-window VW.

A much later sedan.  The mag-style wheels provided by Mattel were replaced with more appropriate ones.

Karmann-Ghia convertible.IMG_9456-001IMG_9452-001

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TrainsRMe posted:

1-'32 Ford coupe.  I painted the fenders black, and the upholstery and wheels grey.  The wheels had been chrome.

Model T Ford sedan.

Cord convertible.

2-Split-window VW.

A much later sedan.  The mag-style wheels provided by Mattel were replaced with more appropriate ones.

Karmann-Ghia convertible.IMG_9456-001IMG_9452-001

TrainsRMe,  I like your custom painting on the Ford sedan and really like the Karmann-Ghia model. The later (as a hardtop with luggage rack) is on my 1:1 wish list (not gonna happen) and my 1:43 wish list (more likely).

Nicely posed photos, too!

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