CoolHand. Thanks for posting very nice looking freight docks. 

Ron. Great looking vehicles really like that police car 

Paul. Nice looking salvage yard and I like that old IH Transtar 

John 

Very nice I have about 8 of these and I have 3 I’ve custom painted. I always thought this truck looked odd for a B61 after I studied it it’s actually a B67 (short nose of the B61) I will post some pics of the ones I’ve custom painted later thanks for posting 

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What to do on the very last day of summer'.. in the city'.  Friends and family take a ride and have a gathering at their favorite highway picnic rest area.                                                                            

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A talk with uncle Harry, Mother keeps an eye on things',  when not enough benches, sit in the open back crew bed', pick up'..  Young love, and a stolen kiss...  Uncle Charles decides to take a nap before heading back to the city...

A wonderful  last day  of summer was enjoyed by all .  One last stop on the way home for ice cream'...   

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colorado hirailer posted:

Quarter Gauger:. Who made that early thirties Ford pickup, in what scale?

That's a funny story.  A few years back, I ordered a bunch of  1:43 diecast cars on the bay from a guy in Russia.  I thought it would be cool to have cars actually made in Russia.  It took well over a month to receive them.  And guess what, they were all made in China.  I think it is supposed   to be a 1932 ford.  The only markings on the bottom, is stamped, made in China.

However, Kevin Macomber, Narrow Gauge model supply, has a very similar one on his web site... And I believe he told me it was also an import from Russia'...

Quarter Gauger -  I absolutely love your story and the parade of pics that go with it!! Very creative The old weathered Ford pick up is AWESOME!!  Did you weather it?   Also love that red Pontiac!

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 

So if you have one of those "fantasy" layouts, or just a very modern time frame layout located in an affluentDSCN0382DSCN0383DSCN0384DSCN0385DSCN0386DSCN0387DSCN0388DSCN0389DSCN0390DSCN0392 neighborhood, perhaps these might be for you. Currently on the shelf @ Costco for $18 For the 8 Car Set.

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lee drennen posted:

Lee. How about drop us a few more pics of your willys keep on your layout 

Okay, I have five Jeeps, one in 1/48 and the rest in 1/43... I also have a 1:1 scale 1944 Willys MB in the garage.

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That "Ford" pickup may supposed to be a 1933-34.  ('32 and '35 Ford pickups were distinctly different) Henry Ford provided dies to build vehicles to the Soviet Union, for the early 1930's...not sure if that began in the 1920's with Model T dies, but Model A and later, again not sure for how long.  I have a couple of Russian "school buses" that are twins for Model A Fords.  One l will repaint to a school bus when l find out what color they were in rural Colorado in 1940....(some places had different colors than today's yellow...orange and pond scum green are a couple l have seen) and other l hope to power and put on rails as a railbus. 

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

trumptrain posted:

Quarter Gauger -  I absolutely love your story and the parade of pics that go with it!! Very creative The old weathered Ford pick up is AWESOME!!  Did you weather it?   Also love that red Pontiac!

 Thanks very much Patrick'... as you are the master at having busy people on the layout, your approval is very much appreciated'... I had you in mind when setting up the shots'...

In the mid 1950s, the Union Pacific was so busy with their TOFC entity ,they began hiring contract drivers that owned their own rigs to haul UP trailers.  UP would provide the trailers'.. This in an effort to enhance their rapid delivery and pickup service, mainly for manufactures that had  no access to railheads.

Here, a husband and wife share time behind the wheel as  they haul  for the UP'.. 

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Great looking pics guys! 

Mustang.  Thanks for posting and the great tip

Lee. Thanks for posting some more of you “Jeep” pics those ones on your layout look so  convincing 

Paul. Love that REA Freight Terminal and trucks

QG48. Great story and it’s the truth when the U.P. In DuPo IL. Would get behind hauling “Piggybacks” they would hire us to help out. By the way my wife hates riding in a truck 

 

QUARTER GAUGER, another excellent scene. Great subject matter. 

Ed

 

"One TODAY is worth two TOMORROWS"

                             - Ben Franklin

Here's some pics of my Santana's Produce refrigerated truck , a Divco milk truck, and some real shots of a 1950? Studebaker.  I took the Studebaker photo at the Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke. IMG_4523IMG_4526IMG_8910IMG_2956IMG_2955

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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trumptrain posted:

Here's some pics of my Santana's Produce refrigerated truck , a Divco milk truck, and some real shots of a 1950? Studebaker.  I took the Studebaker photo at the Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke. IMG_4523IMG_4526IMG_8910IMG_2956IMG_2955

Hey patrick, when I was 7 in the 3rd grade, my Dad had a 1951 Studebaker champion in the exact color as the one above.  When it was real cold out, it would never start.  It was fine at 35 degrees and up...  He had many cars, and many were and still are my favorites.  The three that still stand out are the stude, a Hot, fast, jet black 54 Mercury, and the 58 ford 351 4 brl V8, twin exhaust, that I took my drivers test with.  I almost failed as the examiner claimed the car was a little fast for a driving test'...

  Ted 

 

lee drennen posted:

CoolHand. Thanks for posting very nice looking freight docks. 

Ron. Great looking vehicles really like that police car 

Paul. Nice looking salvage yard and I like that old IH Transtar 

Lee, I’m glad you like my transfer dock. It still needs to be painted. The fun part about that Lionel piece is now the man pushing/pulling the hand truck is on a momentary switch. The action is now independent of the dock lights. 74032C46-25E4-4C78-B2BC-7850492F5FB54D0786AC-F34E-4A3A-B371-A49DC4C0453D

American by birth. Southern by the grace of God.  

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CoolHand posted:
lee drennen posted:

CoolHand. Thanks for posting very nice looking freight docks. 

Ron. Great looking vehicles really like that police car 

Paul. Nice looking salvage yard and I like that old IH Transtar 

Lee, I’m glad you like my transfer dock. It still needs to be painted. The fun part about that Lionel piece is now the man pushing/pulling the hand truck is on a momentary switch. The action is now independent of the dock lights. 74032C46-25E4-4C78-B2BC-7850492F5FB54D0786AC-F34E-4A3A-B371-A49DC4C0453D

That’s a very nice touch I like it even more with the lights 

PAUL ROMANO posted:

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                                     Ford "cab over" trucks at NJ Hirailers.

Now that’s a fleet of ford “c” 

Coolhand, I really like the looks of the 7up truck/trailer .. Nice dock'

Paul, great looking scene'... Rheingold ', enjoyed a few of those years ago'..

  Ted 

 

PAUL ROMANO ,

In the early '70s, I worked at a gas station that had a Power Wagon wrecker.  That was an amazing truck.  One time I used it to push start an 18 wheeler.  That will $50 please.

We had them in the first Infantry Div. we used them for heavy vehicle recovery .  They weren't fast, but they could  push and pull just about anything...

  Ted 

 

Paul. Thanks for posting that beautiful Power Wagon very impressive 

John. I’ve been thinking about buying one of those thanks for posting and don’t stay gone so long I’ve missed you 

Paul. Love those Fire Trucks if you ever need some fire  apparatus look up Don Mills Models he’s been adding new fire equipment all the time 

Guys 

what a active week on the thread this week thanks for supporting it and keeping it going health and strong. 

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                                   Divco milk delivery trucks at NJ Hirailers.

                                These trucks were all over when I was a kid.

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Our Divco milk trucks were navy blue with cream lettering. By far better looking than Polk's in 1940s Indy. And we also had 1947/48 Chevy sedan panel delivery trucks in light brown and orange. I think it was a tobacco house that made home deliveries for cigars. They were always polished and no damage to them permitted.

Following the theme of DIVCO trucks, this one is lettered for the local dairy in Washington DC in the 1950's.  I custom made the decals, based on an old milk box I had.  I have no idea if Thompson owned DIVCO's.  But I think it looks cool:

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Extending the DIVCO theme.

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A friend from back home, her dad was a Borden's delivery man that drove one.

And to the time I was 10 Borden's delivery man brought our milk to the door from one of these.

Ron

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John Sethian posted:

Following the theme of DIVCO trucks, this one is lettered for the local dairy in Awashington DC in the 1950's.  I custom made the decals, based on an old milk box I had.  I have no idea if Thomson owned DIVCO's.  But I think it looks cool:

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So do I John. Nice work!

Great looking Divco Guys! Sorry this was before my time. The only milk truck I remember was a neat looking Foremost Dairy cabover day cab White Freightliner delivering at our local IGA store.

 

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