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Mike, just reverse these numbers Divide 4828.54 by 120.65. ALways divide by the lower amount number.  You should get approximately 40.02.  It is not a 1/43 or 48 scale vehicle, but a 1/40 scale...  Remember, the lower the number, the larger the vehicle.........  think Tom wants small vehicles, closer to 1/48, 1/50...😃

Thanks Ted for clearing it up for me! I am sure I have alot of smaller vehicles. I will go out and see what I can come up with.

When I was a kid( 3-5)my older cousin, whose mom babysat us on weekdays, was into construction toys- naturally I had to love them too. Little did I know, of course, that the majority were scale!jo brands are Nozgat, Joal, NGT, And Noscat(I assume an updated version of the first mentioned)

**post will be updated to five vehicles actual mfg.- they’re all Volvo or Catepillar) don’t currently have my notebook w/ me stating prototype mfg. & model****

1:50 Joal  articulated log loading truck- my favorite! To the left- 1:50 scale Joal Euclid giant dump truck and Ackerman excavator

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In the foreground, Joal 1:50 scale mini giant dump truck lol and Ackerman  excavator with plow. Behind that is an Ertl 1:43 scale articulated truck. Behind that Joal 1:50 scale front end loader(?)

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all 1:50 scale: earth scraper by Niscat, steam roller by Ertl abs Nozgat in the back niddkr

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In transport(because I have duplicatesof these) Joal And Ertl non-scale(1:32) John Deere FD2F30C5-E5C5-499C-8C3A-17B01F352FF0

See info in asterisks above!

dutch Auction wis coming later today !!

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🎅🏻 Latest acquisitions from Dinky'. First up is a GMC Cannonball.  GMC built these special for the Mclean Trucking Corp.  Was the largest trucking company in the 50s. Mclean went on to create Seal land and other long distance carriers'...

2nd. is the 1959 Dodge Savoy.  It is exactly identical to it's sister, the Plymouth Belvedere, that was my very first car.

3rd. The 1949 Buick Roadmaster was a car my father had. his was green, but the blue is close enough..😃

A 54 Studebaker Land Cruiser awaits the undercoatinging shop. The 1949 Shoebox, Ford, 4DR sedan awaits the paint shop...IMG_20201210_171728342IMG_20201210_171755522IMG_20201210_171809725IMG_20201210_171656247 [002)IMG_20201210_171918474IMG_20201210_172021265

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@Richie C. I really like your scene with the worker’s and trucks- fantastically put together!

@Quarter Gauger 48 - very cool Dinky vehicles. Hats off to the studebaker, although the GMC is likely my favorite

@TrainsRMe love the military pick-ups! Especially the corgis. Have had my eye on the kubelwagen at a local antique mall but I can’t justify buying at the price.

Below are my Dutch Auction winnings and one item I bought last Sunday by Cararama:

Item 1: Boxed Lot of Hubley, Tootsie, Corgi & Majorette- shown in the next 4 pictures. Scales vary. the items in the back on the box and the bubble wrap I won in that white box for $7. Hubley and Tootsie toy trailers, on the bubble wrap, the larger trailer is Hubley, the smaller Corgi(neither in great shape), the compactor is Ertl.

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The better conditioned items from that box I have on my layout- 2 trailers for vehicles(Hubley), one trailer that has U-haul stickers from the previous owner(a Tootsie) and a nice majorette(purpose unknown?):

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These two guys are by the construction area, hanging under a little project I’m working on

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Item #2: Moving away from the items I won in the box, Next up-  K-line Heavy Hauler Reading Transportation Company. Looks so out of place by my undersized Lionel trailers so I put it on the main drag against other scale cars to show how big it really is. I don’t recall the scale of the heavy haulers16B6B2EF-5553-4B21-8A23-193D0ADB9A32

Items 3 & 4:you saw the boxes for these above. M.K.T. Mack AC and Texaco Texas Pipeline company 2 1/2 ton truck with and fuel tank. Both in excellent condition. 1:50 scale

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Katy truck by an Auburn FA

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Texaco generator truck with a military escort. The Texaco truck is actually a converted military m-35(?)- I unfortunately misplaced the Little advertising pamphlet that came with one of them. Itshowcased some really neat Corgi Classics from 2000

Non-auction item: Behind the Texaco truck is a Cararama Jeep Willy with turret- picked up at Joe’s train station last Sunday. in front is a k-line Jeep Willy’s that came in a 2 pack from their operation Iraqi freedom series. Both supposedly 1/43 scaleimage

ive always questioned that scale for the Jeep Willy’s . They seem so small- but now that I have a version by 3 manufacturers(pic below) and they’re all the same size- Length is about 3 inches, I know it said 1/43 but I measured them at a quarter inch to the foot(1/48) so that 12 feet. A Jeep Willy’s is 132 1/4 inches long, so the prototype is under 12 feet. Thus, if my calculations are correct and adjusting for the difference in 1/43 vs 1/48, they’re actually rather scale. Below are the Cararama, a Solido, and K-line

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Item 5: Corgi- Battle of Britain 50th anniversary set. Mfg 1989. Very happy to have won this, cars and box in great shape.

Contents include a Ford Zephyr, Morris 1000 van, and Bedford coach- all with Royal Airforce markings.

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Last but not least- 2 items that my dad bought for my grandfather that I thought were really neat: Matchbox “ TheDinky collection” Studebaker Golden Hawk. And 1/43 scale Vitese 1953 Cadillac Eldorado featuring President Dwight D. Eisenhower

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🎅🏻 Latest acquisitions from Dinky'. First up is a GMC Cannonball.  GMC built these special for the Mclean Trucking Corp.  Was the largest trucking company in the 50s. Mclean went on to create Seal land and other long distance carriers'...

2nd. is the 1959 Dodge Savoy.  It is exactly identical to it's sister, the Plymouth Belvedere, that was my very first car.

3rd. The 1949 Buick Roadmaster was a car my father had. his was green, but the blue is close enough..😃

A 54 Studebaker Land Cruiser awaits the undercoatinging shop. The 1949 Shoebox, Ford, 4DR sedan awaits the paint shop...IMG_20201210_171728342IMG_20201210_171755522IMG_20201210_171809725IMG_20201210_171656247 [002)IMG_20201210_171918474IMG_20201210_172021265

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Hate to tell you Ted but GMC didn’t pacifically build the Cannon Ball Jimmy for McLean Trucking they built it for all companies and owner operators. Riss Trucking out of Kansas City Purchase the largest order of Cannon Balls recorded 560 tractors total in one sale. I casted this truck years ago I just need to build one

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Mike :  My observation is that is sort of depends on the basic vehicle being modeled.  If in real life the  vehicle was small, like say a pre-war Ford coupe, the scale might be OK however if the vehicle was originally large, like say a 1950's Chrysler 4 door sedan, then it might look too big.  I am sort of a "toy train" guy rather than a scale guy so I use whatever looks OK on the layout.  Remember you can sometimes use visual perspective by putting large cars in the foreground and smaller ones further away to give the illusion of distance.  All in, I say ..." if you like it, then its OK!"

Respectfully

Don

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Hate to tell you Ted but GMC didn’t pacifically build the Cannon Ball Jimmy for McLean Trucking they built it for all companies and owner operators. Riss Trucking out of Kansas City Purchase the largest order of Cannon Balls recorded 560 tractors total in one sale. I casted this truck years ago I just need to build one

I hear you Lee, but, Mclean bought 5000 of them according to some reports... I guess it's a matter of who is writing the story... Further research is required on this topic....😃

Mike :  My observation is that is sort of depends on the basic vehicle being modeled.  If in real life the  vehicle was small, like say a pre-war Ford coupe, the scale might be OK however if the vehicle was originally large, like say a 1950's Chrysler 4 door sedan, then it might look too big.  I am sort of a "toy train" guy rather than a scale guy so I use whatever looks OK on the layout.  Remember you can sometimes use visual perspective by putting large cars in the foreground and smaller ones further away to give the illusion of distance.  All in, I say ..." if you like it, then its OK!"

Respectfully

Don

Well said Don'.. I agree 100%'...😃👍🎅🏻

I hear you Lee, but, Mclean bought 5000 of them according to some reports... I guess it's a matter of who is writing the story... Further research is required on this topic....😃

I don’t think McLean ever had 5000 trucks in there whole fleet in the 1950s. Let alone 5000 cannonball Jimmy’s. I don’t know where you are getting your reports but there way off. Like I said earlier Riss was the only trucking company to order the most Cannonballs at that time. GMC did not make the Cannonballs just for McLean the built that truck to keep up with Length and bridge laws at the time. If you need more proof I will be glad to post more

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I don’t think McLean ever had 5000 trucks in there whole fleet in the 1950s. Let alone 5000 cannonball Jimmy’s. I don’t know where you are getting your reports but there way off. Like I said earlier Riss was the only trucking company to order the most Cannonballs at that time. GMC did not make the Cannonballs just for McLean the built that truck to keep up with Length and bridge laws at the time. If you need more proof I will be glad to post more

Lee, as soon as I find that link again on Mclean, I'll send it to you'... AFter reading it, you decide if it realistic or BS... 🎅🏻

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I don’t think McLean ever had 5000 trucks in there whole fleet in the 1950s. Let alone 5000 cannonball Jimmy’s. I don’t know where you are getting your reports but there way off. Like I said earlier Riss was the only trucking company to order the most Cannonballs at that time. GMC did not make the Cannonballs just for McLean the built that truck to keep up with Length and bridge laws at the time. If you need more proof I will be glad to post more

Please post your material Lee, or send it to me in an email. You have my address. I'm curious to see those articles,as they don't coincide with what I have read'....👀🎅🏻

Ted I got my material for my dad he started trucking back in 1955 and retired in 1995 where your getting the 5000 trucks is McLean bought those in the mid 60s not when the cannonball first came out in the 50s. My dad never drove for big companies like this he was always an owner operator but he knew everything and anything about trucks and trucking companies I posted where Riss ordered 500 cannonball Jimmy’s  with the Road Ranger and wheels they already had 60 that didn’t have Road Ranger’s that’s where some of the material is for

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Ted I got my material for my dad he started trucking back in 1955 and retired in 1995 where your getting the 5000 trucks is McLean bought those in the mid 60s not when the cannonball first came out in the 50s. My dad never drove for big companies like this he was always an owner operator but he knew everything and anything about trucks and trucking companies I posted where Riss ordered 500 cannonball Jimmy’s  with the Road Ranger and wheels they already had 60 that didn’t have Road Ranger’s that’s where some of the material is for

  I think when they they wrote the story about Mclean they misconstrued the dates, time factors and some of the facts. Mclean did have a fleet of 5000 trucks of all different types but mostly GMC Light load tractors.  He started  the container business and intermodal, container shipping.  There are plenty of articles on McLean.  I misplaced the main article I referred to.  I'll find it.  But hats off to your Dad.  40 years on the road'.. He must of loved it.  That is a long career'...

Ted. Sadly Dad passed away in December of 2003. I’ve been driving now for 30 years I don’t think I’ll see 40 years like him. I plan to get out of trucks in about 2 years if I can. My physical health just can’t take it anymore.

Cooper Jarret had these also they were day cabs. What color are you going to paint it? If you plan on going to restore it back to a McLean you can find the decals on eBay

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Ted. Sadly Dad passed away in December of 2003. I’ve been driving now for 30 years I don’t think I’ll see 40 years like him. I plan to get out of trucks in about 2 years if I can. My physical health just can’t take it anymore.

Cooper Jarret had these also they were day cabs. What color are you going to paint it? If you plan on going to restore it back to a McLean you can find the decals on eBay

I hear you'.. Trucking is rough on the kidneys...and car drivers today are the worst in history.... I drove heavy tricks and 80 pax buses in Germany, on the Autobahn in the Army. some of the first jobs I had after leaving the service was driving trucks...

I have the decals, not sure what I'm going to do with it yet. It is almost impossible to take apart.  No rivets, and held to gether with the front axel through the wheel wells...

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