trumptrain posted:

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Pat, I really like the look of the barrels (they look like barrels from the Lionel barrel loader) in front of your brewery building. Arnold

In my little world, I leave this troubled world behind.

90 degree day, but spent 30 minutes up in pop’s attic and found some good stuff. I couldn’t open as soon as I got home so I waited for my dad and we opened the one box together later on. Combination of Solido, Rio, Corgi, Roadchampa, Matchbox Kings, Saico, Brooklyn Models, Elicor. Voters, Yat ming, Ertl. and maybe some I forgot. Hope you guys enjoy! Pop might be gone but I know he’d enjoy the heck outta helping me with my layout- and he still is:

General shot, the PCC on the right is something I already had, courtesy of good ol Popito of course!

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Another general shot but I’ll give some detail. Taxi is Solido as is the bright red car (‘54 Mercedes 300SL), up front with the blue body and darker tan roof is a pretty cool Dinky, behind that a road champs jeep

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These were in the “other room” in the attic(not under the sheet and things Pop just accumulated. The green truck, trailer, un-boxed VA state trooper police car all roadchamps, next to the boxed Corgi is a Mathbox Superking X4 carrying a jet. Auto Carrier is of an unknown make but really cool. Behind that is something obviously prettty big- it’s a wind up with that good old “made in US Zone Germany underneath”

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Here from left to right(all 1/43): Rio Nazi staff car( will go well with the Corgi 1/50 soldiers I got at Nick Smith’s- in no way do I support the Nazis- but everyone hates them so and they’re the bad guys in my current military conflict in my layout with a Butt whooping coming), next Brooklyn Models Edsel Citation, then the brown car on the right is anotherBrooklyn Models 41 Packard- those guys are HEAVY!

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White car in the front is a pretty massive Rolls Corniche, behind that guy(from left to right): Maker unknown(just a “flashy S” on the bottom)-55 Bel Air, the blue and green convertibles(again unknown maker but both of them start with an SS in their production #s),, brown one is a 48 Chrysler Windsor, and the one with its rear towards us is of that same unknown make. 1st silver car after that is a Corgi James Bond Aston Martin DB5 and behind him is that unknown maker again. The unknown maker appears to be 1:32 scale, unforuntately/ but still pretty cool!

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Vitese 1953 Cadillac Eldorado with Dwight Eisenhower. My dad got that for myPop for Christmas one yearimage

The truck cab is actually Lionel- unfortunately no trailer has been found(yet ). Corgi Chevy Highway patrol(seems between 1/43& 1/50), tootsie Action news van, Ertl Deli supply truckimage

Really happy to have found all of these guys since my layout is finally going to be adding at least 4x8 in space. Likely won’t use half of the 1/43 scales because they’re just too big but I’m super grateful to have been able to add these to my collection and can’t wait to put’em on my layout! Hope you guys enjoy! one last shot:

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Ford introduced the Model B in 1932. Designed to replace the popular Model A, this "woody" station wagon featured a four-cylinder engine that was easily surpassed by the slightly more expensive V-8. The Model B was discontinued after three years.

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Ok Guys and Gals its summer and the Hot Rods, Lead sleds and Cruisers with tops down are out.  I would like to see yours it doesn’t matter Custom or just out of the box I know some of you have cool drive in Diners so don’t be shy lets see your pics of them This also includes Pickups and Musle cars and drag racers 

Quarter Gauger 48 posted:
Richie C. posted:

Picked this up over the weekend at my LHS - just looked cool.

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 Richie, that is a very smart looking truck'..  Very cool indeed'.. Nice find'..

I think it's part of a 5-6 car series made by Matchbox. My LHS had all of them. I was hesitant to only buy one and break up the set, but this was the one that drew my attention - they also had a cool "Cordon Bleu" one. TAITTINGER 3TAITTINGER 4

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I bought these 2 Mercury's and the Ford at the local train store. The roofs have been cut or removed on them. The fellow did a very nice job and are cool one off items I enjoy. There's the Cheerleader having a car wash. Rah-rah! Then there is the car lots.100_6687100_6686 [2)100_6680100_6681 

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Thought there was a list of sponsors on this forum, and one of them was Die Cast Direct?  As a fan of vintage pickups, real and "O scale", and since l model rural and small towns, l went through the just received DCD catalog.  While l have not been happy with all Ford models available, vs. Chevrolet plus others, l have to positively comment on the selection of Ford pickups in this.  To populate your streets in the early diesel era, l see a variety of years, in 1/43, of Ford pickup models, that l had not seen before:. 1942,1948,1951,1952, 1953...!  That is better than the Ford prewar variety.  And this issue even pictures 1950 and 1951 GMC pickup models, and a 1953 Chevy. (also a '49 Chevy stake truck) Too modern for me, but there are a lot of modelers in that era.

??Another one of THOSE!!??  What you want to sell is not what I want to buy!

colorado hirailer posted:

Thought there was a list of sponsors on this forum, and one of them was Die Cast Direct?  As a fan of vintage pickups, real and "O scale", and since l model rural and small towns, l went through the just received DCD catalog.  While l have not been happy with all Ford models available, vs. Chevrolet plus others, l have to positively comment on the selection of Ford pickups in this.  To populate your streets in the early diesel era, l see a variety of years, in 1/43, of Ford pickup models, that l had not seen before:. 1942,1948,1951,1952, 1953...!  That is better than the Ford prewar variety.  And this issue even pictures 1950 and 1951 GMC pickup models, and a 1953 Chevy. (also a '49 Chevy stake truck) Too modern for me, but there are a lot of modelers in that era.

Hi CH, I've never seen an ad for DCD in the ad displays above.  Could be I just keep missing it.  I do get the catalog, haven't looked through it yet. I will.  Thanks for tip'.. 

Went back into the vault for these photos from 2016.  It's a Schaefer Beer truck with the New York Mets 1977 Schedule Card on the rear door (Schaefer was the official beer of the Mets in the late 1970's) that I had custom made.  Yes, that model Peterbilt didn't exist in the 1970's but that didn't matter to me 

Also is a photo of the truck with the MTH Brewery on a 48x31 module that I used to have at the time for my FCMTS train club.  Unfortunately the beer truck was misplaced in one of our recent moves. 

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1950 Mercury IMG_5891

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Mercedes Benz Ambulance, 1955 Mack B fire engine, either a 55 or 57 T - bird ( can't remember which year ) street sweeper, VW pickup truck circa 1952?, Yellow VW Bug.  IMG_6010

Cheers and Happy Railroading,

Patrick W  

CEO - The Free State Junction Railway 

" Where the music is sweet and the trains always run on time"

Home Office - Patsburg, Maryland 

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AZGARY posted:

I bought these 2 Mercury's and the Ford at the local train store. The roofs have been cut or removed on them. The fellow did a very nice job and are cool one off items I enjoy. There's the Cheerleader having a car wash. Rah-rah! Then there is the car lots.100_6687100_6686 [2)100_6680100_6681 

Thanks for posting looks very good. And I must say I love that Nomad 

trumptrain posted:

1950 Mercury IMG_5891

1947 RenaultIMG_59461950 GMC Tractor with flatbed trailerIMG_5978

Mercedes Benz Ambulance, 1955 Mack B fire engine, either a 55 or 57 T - bird ( can't remember which year ) street sweeper, VW pickup truck circa 1952?, Yellow VW Bug.  IMG_6010

Patrick 

thanks for posting always love looking at your vehicles when it cools down I’ll get back out to the garage and the layout 

John.  Those “pool” trucks are very funny, although someone will probably complain about them being crappy...

I haven’t posted in this thread for a while, with much outdoor time and less basement.  But I’ve been inspired and encouraged by some of the creative “truck-bashing” from Lee and  other modelers.  So here goes:

Here’s the 1960 Chevy farm truck...

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And this is how it began, with a deconstructed Ertl cab and chassis, a cut up hopper from a snow plow and various  bits and parts:

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Ah!  Scalecoat paint!!!!

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And the orange hopper becomes green too:

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Then primer for the wheels and interior 

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Starting to come together and ready for details and decals

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Just needing a smidge more “mud.”

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And there you have it!  Ready to service the farms and supply/mill in the background check.  Next project, ballast and groundcover in this 6x12 rural area of my railroad.  

Don

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 That 1960  Apache is just amazing looking how you turn it into something really nice the 1960 Chevy Apache was always my favorite truck in the light duty truck line you did a great job of re-doing this what a beautiful job. I’m  in the same boat but finally my outdoor chores and work is finally slowing down and I can get in the garage and maybe get some bench time and train time in.

I want to thank all you guys for keeping this thread going 

Don Sierakowski 111617 posted:

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I haven’t posted in this thread for a while, with much outdoor time and less basement.  But I’ve been inspired and encouraged by some of the creative “truck-bashing” from Lee and  other modelers.  So here goes:

Here’s the 1960 Chevy farm truck...

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And this is how it began, with a deconstructed Ertl cab and chassis, a cut up hopper from a snow plow and various  bits and parts:

 

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Starting to come together and ready for details and decals

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Just needing a smidge more “mud.”

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And there you have it!  Ready to service the farms and supply/mill in the background check.  Next project, ballast and groundcover in this 6x12 rural area of my railroad.  

Don

Don,

You did an amazing job on this truck!  Thanks for sharing the in-progress photos.  The truck and hopper lines are sweet!  And the color, graphics, and rear detail are perfect, too.  

I'm impressed by the hints at scenery in the backgrounds of your photos.  Your ground cover project should keep the driver of that truck busy :-).

Tomlinson Run Railroad

Quarter Gauger 48 posted:

                                 Eating establishments and their parking lots'...DSCN0657DSCN0660DSCN0663

Quarter Gauger 48, great scene and great photos.   As a big fan of rail and trolley car conversions to diners, is there a story or inspiration behind your creation?  The AC, roof, newspapers, phone both, plantings, and other details are great.  

But what about those lower set Windows on the right?  They remind me of an ice ceam pickup window.  The green (Chevy??) in the foreground is also great.

Wish I had free time to set up a diner scene after such inspiration.

TRRR

TRRR, Thanks for the very nice compliment'.  No back story really, just my Mom had owned and operated small diners of this style, and of course I worked in them as a youngster.  Here is a photo of one we had.  It was named, "The Stagecoach Diner," in Sandy Hook, CT.  Circa 1963....

 

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Really great pics everyone!  Here's a few more pics.  Sorry if there are any repeats. IMG_6033IMG_6063IMG_6078IMG_6216IMG_6192IMG_6193

Cheers and Happy Railroading,

Patrick W  

CEO - The Free State Junction Railway 

" Where the music is sweet and the trains always run on time"

Home Office - Patsburg, Maryland 

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Quarter Gauger 48 posted:

TRRR, Thanks for the very nice compliment'.  No back story really, just my Mom had owned and operated small diners of this style, and of course I worked in them as a youngster.  Here is a photo of one we had.  It was named, "The Stagecoach Diner," in Sandy Hook, CT.  Circa 1963....

 

And a well-deserved compliment, too.  :-).  I consider that quite a "backstory" for your model.  Wow, what a great experience -- at least to me looking in from the outside. I suspect it was a lot of hard work for a kid.

My limited record (on an index card, no less) shows the "Sandy Hook Diner" on Church Hill Road as having been built in the 1920s.  The proportions of the center section look right for the time period. That's a lot of decades and eras that can be represented by model cars and trucks!

TRRR

TomlinsonRunRR posted:
Quarter Gauger 48 posted:

TRRR, Thanks for the very nice compliment'.  No back story really, just my Mom had owned and operated small diners of this style, and of course I worked in them as a youngster.  Here is a photo of one we had.  It was named, "The Stagecoach Diner," in Sandy Hook, CT.  Circa 1963....

 

And a well-deserved compliment, too.  :-).  I consider that quite a "backstory" for your model.  Wow, what a great experience -- at least to me looking in from the outside. I suspect it was a lot of hard work for a kid.

My limited record (on an index card, no less) shows the "Sandy Hook Diner" on Church Hill Road as having been built in the 1920s.  The proportions of the center section look right for the time period. That's a lot of decades and eras that can be represented by model cars and trucks!

TRRR

I see you've done your research.  The structure on the right side of the diner was living quarters.  A small 5 room house with direct access into the diner.  That is where we lived.  The girl friend of the County Sheriff of Fairfield, owned all the buildings you see in the photo.  We rented the facility and lived in the little house.  Josephene, the owner, would stop by unannounced, never even had a cup of coffee.  She was a very wealthy woman.  Dressed to the 10s, Real Mink coats, lots of diamonds, drove a brand new Caddy.  She looked very similar to the actress, Joan Crawford.  She was also, a very mean woman.  If she saw we had customers, when she would stop by, the next day she would stop by again  and raise the rent .  Finally after two  years, my mother had enough and we moved on.

Actually it was not hard work.  All of us kids worked.  We waited on customers.  I used to cook eggs, make toast and serve coffee.  My sister was the main waitress.  Met her husband in that diner and is still married to this day..  My little brother cleaned the toilets. On the holidays the entire family from all over the north east would arrive for Thanksgiving dinner in the dining room.  We would cook at least 3 big turkeys, roasts, chickens, cornish hens.  You name it.  We also had locals that had no families of their own join us.  It was quite the gathering.  My Mother was an excellent cook.  She would always invite Josephine and the Sheriff , but they never came.  So I learned a lot in that diner about people, business and life in general..  Things you never forget.  My mother went on to operate several other similar type diners in New York State, when I was in the service.  Prior to The Stagecoach, we had several stands in Long Island, and upstate, NY.  One time we had a Gulf Station, with a store and a restaurant.  I was age 5.  My folks like to travel, and open businesses.  

They were the original entrepreneurs... before the word became famous. The only problem was, they never made the Millions....

 

 

Quarter Gauger - what a most interesting story  Nice that you have that piece of family history as part of your layout and your life.  Thanks for sharing! Love it!

Cheers and Happy Railroading,

Patrick W  

CEO - The Free State Junction Railway 

" Where the music is sweet and the trains always run on time"

Home Office - Patsburg, Maryland 

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