Wow, Patrick, Mel, and Lee'.  I just realized I never put a name sign on that diner'... I'm so impressed that you guys enjoyed the story of the Stagecoach Diner'.  That is just one of many.  I mentioned one time the fact that I attended 8 different high schools, and so many elementary schools I can't recall all of them, that I should write a book.... Interesting childhood  to say the least'... ALL I can say is, I'm a product of a Railroad Man father, and a mother, born under wandering star...

QT48. Did any truckers stop there I see a B61 Mack or a H model parked out front. My dad used to tell me stories stopping at these places back in the 50s when he drove over the road 

Lee, we used to get long distance men, that would get off the interstate to enjoy a home cooked meal.  That is what the Stagecoach specialized in. It wasn't a fast food joint, but real home style cooking. Interstate 84 East, wasn't completely built yet making it necessary for truckers to go through local towns.  Across the street from us was the Sandy Hook Hotel.  The bottom floor had a bar and a pool room.  The Hells Angels use to frequent it quite a bit.  The owner's wife got involved with an angel.  And subsequently shot the angel.  A few months later, at midnight, the angels blew up the hotel.  The owner was out of town...  About year later, The angels showed up again with shotguns... the owner was home and met his demise.... Funny thing though, the 'Angels never bothered anyone else in town and we never had any problems with them.  They were always respectable when in our establishment.  I was 12, and 13, and would study their bikes.  Once in a while they would let me rev up the throttle a bit....  Sandy Hook was a wild place in the mid 60s... and as a kid it was a fun place to live...

 

 

 

Found this 1931 ford for sale and thought you guys would get a kick out of seeing some pics of her'.. Don't think the yellow paint is original... but the rest is'..   I must say, there sure wasn't a lot of leg room.  @ 6'5" I could not get behind the wheel'...SAM_0721SAM_0722SAM_0724SAM_0723SAM_0728SAM_0727

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Ski, is the Cabover under that Lionel container trailer frame one of those 1/50 scales that were made about 10 years go?  I've got a few of them but I drawing a blank on the mfr, maybe Atlas O.  If it is, it blends well with the Lionel TTs that were more like 1/64  than O scale.

Here's a shot of my new Lipton Tea truck.  I've also included some new VW Beetles, and VW pickup trucks ( I got them at the grocery store for $1.00 each )  and new photo angles of other vehicles on my layout.IMG_9805IMG_9818IMG_9827IMG_9799IMG_9824IMG_9834IMG_9835IMG_9833

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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coach joe posted:

Ski, is the Cabover under that Lionel container trailer frame one of those 1/50 scales that were made about 10 years go?  I've got a few of them but I drawing a blank on the mfr, maybe Atlas O.  If it is, it blends well with the Lionel TTs that were more like 1/64  than O scale.

I dunno, Coach,

I picked up the cab in a box of stuff at a train show a while ago. It looks 1:50 scale to me and hooks up great to the Lionel trailer behind it

trumptrain posted:

Here's a shot of my new Lipton Tea truck.  I've also included some new VW Beetles, and VW pickup trucks ( I got them at the grocery store for $1.00 each )  and new photo angles of other vehicles on my layout.IMG_9805IMG_9818IMG_9827IMG_9799IMG_9824IMG_9834IMG_9835IMG_9833

Patrick

as always thanks for posting. I like your tea truck as well as the others in your pics. I have never seen that color woody before 

 Has anyone purchased the new Mernard's , flat bed trucks, They are plastic and not die cast.  Just wondering how they actually look in person.  Classic Toy Trains magazine, gave them a great review.  I would have liked to see a driver in the cab, especially since the head/tail lights are on.  I wonder how difficult they are to dismantle for a driver installation....???

Lee. Thanks for posting your 1.1 Jeep and also the ones on your layout both are beautiful and you should be proud

Ron. Love that video with your vehicles very realistic. Thanks for stopping by 

Mel. Your Jeep looks great also thanks for posting it 

Patrick. Nice pic looks like you bought the new Bullnose Kenworth I have about 3 of them now. I’m working on one making it a tandem axle. Don’t forget the International emeryville will be out soon by the same company IXO

P1020204 AERO 4P1020207 Ed's roadsI finally got a chance to do some modeling'.  I can't believe it was back in April, when we were discussing the 1955 Willys Aero Bermuda'..   I had to build a small diorama to show case this little beauty.  I must say this is the best detailed die cast model I have, I think the  detailing is second to none and as good if not better than Franklin Mint,  Brooklyn, Match Box Classics, etc.  The glass is the best I've seen.  They detailed the vent window locks, and dash board features.  I am very impressed with this company, Esval Models.  the one I have is 215 of 250,limited edition.  Also first time I paid $100.00 plus for a 1:43 die cast car.  I will admit the quality is worth it.  The Bermuda is the most desired collectable classic car of all the Willys , as it was produced only one year.  They sold for just under $2,000.00 in 1955.  Today if you are lucky to find one,  fully restored, it will run well over 200K..

Let's take a ride in the country'..

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MELGAR posted:

QG48,

I have been wondering and waiting for when you were going to post this. The model and diorama are excellent.

MELGAR

Thanks so much Mel'.  It has just been one thing after another.  But finally some free time for what's really important'... (LOL)...  I must say I just researched the Esval  web site.  They are a premiere model company'.. Surprised we haven't heard more about them.  As you know I bought this car back in April.  I just took it out of the box on Friday and was blown away with the detail.  if a modeler likes  the european cars of the 30s, they  would like what Esval offers'...

MELGAR posted:

The Willys Aero has no styling excesses. Just a simple and elegant design. The model looks to be exceptional as well.

MELGAR

You are absolutely correct mel'.  Elegant and simple'.. I think that is why it is appealing.  It is surprising that sales of them wasn't greater.  But 1955 was a record year for GM and their best year to date for overall sales in one model year.  By 1957 it was pretty much over for all the private labels.  Now days, all those private labels are worth small fortunes.... in the collector car circles..

lee drennen posted:

IMG_9367AMCDave has a thread going on about the New Atlantis White 3000 gas truck coming out and it's a great thread he's really doing some leg work on it.  I would like to see what you guys have done with your White 3000 trucks. Here's one of mine 

Looks absolutely terrific Lee!!!  BRAVO!!

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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