@wbg pete your work on the Starbucks trucks is awesome! Amazing. You’d have me fooled believing those were original Corgis!
While I am continuously am working on my layout and trying to find a way to make things fit while also considering an expansion, I like to set up Scenes in the unused space(such as with the Joal construction trucks). Further, I know that I want my freight trains to show that there’s transportation of goods from the factory to the transfer depot and then to the business that will be selling the goods(obviously via truck). That said, I can’t help but feel there’s a crossover between diecast 1/43-1/50 scale diecast vehicles(I.e. tractor trailers and other trucks)and intermodal. unfortunately, if you know what has been produced regarding intermodal trailers/containers, you know that the early 90s Lionel containers were much closer to 1/64 scale. So, I post these pictures for reference for anyone who may be looking for the right type of trailer, container, etc...(anything that goes with intermodal transport).
Below are some new finds ive incorporated
my little intermodal scene. The Marx Crane is picking up a container from a corgi major toys Mack tractor trailer. To the left of the ramp are the 1/64 scale tractor trailers, so focus on the right side. The black Kenworth tractor(tootsietoys) is larger and closer to scale than the Lionel. It’s pulling a plastic buddy L trailer that’s even larger.
If anyone is wondering about the scale of the Corgi trailer, much to my dismay in terms of the flatbed possibly being scale:
It works perfectly with the 1/64 scale
this matchbox superkings Scammel tractor trailer with containers is also not to scale. That said, if anyone knows a seller of scale trailers like these, help would be appreciated!
found in storage- my majorette autocarrier(1/60 scale but capable of carrying smaller 1/50 scale vehicles)
In the spirit of the thread and to not stray from topic:
this truck, mfg unknown, is pretty neat and one of my favorites. If anyone knows what the prototype would be called I’d appreciate it(my knowledge of prototypes is lacking) I know it can’t be too far off from 1/50, especially when compared to the 1/64 tractors behind it
K-line scale intermodal with 2 40’ scale containers. Unfortunately, the markings on this gunderson well car would lead one to believe these 10” scale containers are 48’.
That said, I’m working with what I have until I can accumulate more prototypical O-scale vehicles, but I won’t deny I do enjoy the plethora of offerings of 1/64 scale maxi stacks etc... at least for my temporary scenes on my layout. The front part of my layout is rather strictly 1/43 to 1/50, the back part is a little more loose. But I do greatly prefer the scale items- especially when I’ve tried hard to make the rest of my vehicles scale- these tractor trailers just won’t jive with that.
Also- my military base.
Vehicles: in front from left to right: Corgi 1:50 British Army Bedford High Canvas, Vitese 1:43 United Nations Hummer, Solido 1:50 Citroen. In the back are a Kinsmart 1:46 Chevy Tahoe(CIA) And a 1/43 k-line kruisers U.S. Army Jeep. Prisoner exchange in progress(we caught some bad guys!)