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@JDFonz posted:

Well here is my latest restomod. A corgi Toronado. Came in a blue color, not in too bad of shape, but I still wanted to do a full restoration. There was a big blemish on the passenger door, and the pop up headlights were chrome, which I never really liked so I painted them body color. Something new I tried, painted the turbine style wheels body color as well, then followed up with silver. I think it makes the wheels really POP. Here’s the before and after.5250495F-6E71-4B6C-B7EB-ECFEBC4441F6648D177E-FCBF-43F3-A2C1-A2C8811375AA02119BE3-C1F8-4E07-BF43-4FC5920198BAD8EC5C11-D00F-456F-8DDC-6FA22325BF6739CBBF20-6CCC-40B2-819F-DE0EAB7B8B0CYou can see the wheels the best in the last photo.

Hope you like it, was not as much work as the Ambulance, but it turned out pretty sharp.

joel

Yes Sirree' as I predicted, another fabulous and beautiful restoration.' I really like the jewel headlights on this one.  They really make the front end stand out'..  The wheels came out perfect too, Excellent job Joel'...👍😉🚗

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Thanks to all you guys for the kudos on my restorations. Wheels were most challenging on the Toronado, not sure I’ll do that again, but wanted to see if it would work. Again thank you all. If anyone has a corgi or dinky that they would like restored, but feel like they are not up to it, let me know. I might be willing to give that a shot. Not really sure, but maybe I could help you out.

joel

Here’s an update on my 1960s coal hauler...I spliced a second rear axel/frame/spring pack to this White 3000. A pair of new fuel tanks and a scratch built coal dump bed round out the major surgery.  I’m working out how I’m going to add all the lights. I’m leaning towards an Evans Designs remote system with fiber optics under the coal load; we’ll see!

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Rick. Looks good I noticed that top doesn’t fit quite as good as the older Revells do because the molds are wore. And on the right side of the roof is a very bad mold Mark that is from the tab.  To make this a fit better remove the tabs and fill in the bad mold line I noticed this right away on mine. Your bed looks really good and I like the Poseable wheels

@coach joe posted:

Gene I never get enough of your Northport sweet shop.  Didn't know anything about Dugan's, guess they didn't cover my neighborhood in the Bronx, so I looked it up on google and your OGR post about your delivery trucks and bakery came up so I've finally seen that post too.

Coach Joe...I'm glad you like my Northport sweet shop, we used to visit it often. As for Dugan's I'm surprised you didn't see it in the Bronx. I grew up in Bellerose, Queens and Dugan's Bakery was in Queens Village. They also had a distribution center  in East Northport LI and New Jersey. My Mother worked for Dugan's in the late 1920's and early 1930's. Their competition  was Krug's Bakery with home delivery too. They had comic books they gave to the kids and sometimes we got a cookie from a broken box. Maybe home delivery was not possible in the high rise apartment buildings in the Bronx????? Their Bakery Goods were like Entermann's.

Gene

@gene maag posted:

Coach Joe...I'm glad you like my Northport sweet shop, we used to visit it often. As for Dugan's I'm surprised you didn't see it in the Bronx. I grew up in Bellerose, Queens and Dugan's Bakery was in Queens Village. They also had a distribution center  in East Northport LI and New Jersey. My Mother worked for Dugan's in the late 1920's and early 1930's. Their competition  was Krug's Bakery with home delivery too. They had comic books they gave to the kids and sometimes we got a cookie from a broken box. Maybe home delivery was not possible in the high rise apartment buildings in the Bronx????? Their Bakery Goods were like Entermann's.

Gene

Gene, you are correct'.. Many delivery services were not available in the city due to parking and the time involved trying to deliver in a high rise... We had Dugans in  Patchogue, Sayville, and Oakdale'... And very similar to todays Enterman's'.. My Dad loved the coconut custard pies'....🥧😉

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Paul.  Thanks for the complement yeah Dad always called them pups when he was trucking too. I’ll have some more in the making

Gene. I like that Baby Ruth truck thanks for sharing

fl9turbo2. I like that Barber Green Asphalt paver and the bridge pic.Been in front of many of those pavers I was a dump trucker in my younger days waiting to turn 21 so I could drive over the road. Been driving now for 30yrs.

Great stuff guys! I had 2 posts complimenting @fl9turbo2 on his police sub and construction vehicles and @lee drennen on his piggybacks(about which I have some questions!) but I wanna get this post in quick.

  I’ve been wanting to post these for almost 2 weeks- starting with some big rigs!

Actually, funny one first. Was digging thru storage one night and found this undersized Lionel Dunkin Doughnuts tractor trailer. Apparently got it as a kid

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K-line UP trailer with APL tractor and chassis. Very nice piece, imo. Love the logo and chassis and can look great too 0BDD8411-FBF5-4317-AF21-6C9DA97A60E7

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I’ve been wanting a chassis for my 40’ k-line containers so I got this guy too mainly for the tractor and chassis.

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Posted the Scania 143m can awhile ago- here’s the tanker it goes withfrom the “esso collection”. Unfortunately, haven’t been able to find what scale these were99A456D7-958C-44FD-AF2D-C3546AAFB17D

Thought i’d add some comparison shots of different tractors /cabs for people’s reference. From left to right: Scania 143m, K-line Reading Transport Heavy Hauler, K-line NYC cab, APL cab, and a tootsietoy kenworth that I use with the silver chassis. All cabs compatible with all trailers in the next picture 211D4BB8-C9B9-445C-BBCE-FA9763292CE1

Comparinf different trailers: L to R- Esso tanker, K-line Heavy Hauler(about 38’ in scale), K-line worldwide intermodal 40’ trailer/containers, atlas 45’ pines trailer.

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Was able to move the Sealand trailer off the flat it was on and put it on the K-line silver chassis.

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More to come(hopefully tonight) if some new cars I got this weekend. Got some great deals on all of them. Here’s a teaser picture- 1/43 Scale 1958 Buick convertible by Vitesse!

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@Rick Bacon posted:

Here’s an update on my 1960s coal hauler...I spliced a second rear axel/frame/spring pack to this White 3000. A pair of new fuel tanks and a scratch built coal dump bed round out the major surgery.  I’m working out how I’m going to add all the lights. I’m leaning towards an Evans Designs remote system with fiber optics under the coal load; we’ll see!

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Rick,  That is the cleanest coal/coke truck I have seen.  Looks good. John

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@JDFonz posted:

Well here is my latest restomod. A corgi Toronado. Came in a blue color, not in too bad of shape, but I still wanted to do a full restoration. There was a big blemish on the passenger door, and the pop up headlights were chrome, which I never really liked so I painted them body color. Something new I tried, painted the turbine style wheels body color as well, then followed up with silver. I think it makes the wheels really POP. Here’s the before and after.5250495F-6E71-4B6C-B7EB-ECFEBC4441F6648D177E-FCBF-43F3-A2C1-A2C8811375AA02119BE3-C1F8-4E07-BF43-4FC5920198BAD8EC5C11-D00F-456F-8DDC-6FA22325BF6739CBBF20-6CCC-40B2-819F-DE0EAB7B8B0CYou can see the wheels the best in the last photo.

Hope you like it, was not as much work as the Ambulance, but it turned out pretty sharp.

joel

Very nice color choice. I definitely remember new Toronados in that color.

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