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I recently got a Matchbox '40 Ford pickup that had long avoided my clutches.  If Matchbox had made a '40 Chevy pickup, or any Chevy pickup back to 1930, l would be hunting them...they did make a 1941, which l bet is common on steam/diesel transmission layouts.  I mentioned elsewhere on here that Brooklin has offered a '34 Chevy.  I hope they do a series of Chevies, like their Buick series, which have shown up discounted. I need to post a photo of pickups, which include some bashed ones, such as Hallmark, but right scale.  (uh, if you accept 1/43)

colorado hirailer posted:

I recently got a Matchbox '40 Ford pickup that had long avoided my clutches.  If Matchbox had made a '40 Chevy pickup, or any Chevy pickup back to 1930, l would be hunting them...they did make a 1941, which l bet is common on steam/diesel transmission layouts.  I mentioned elsewhere on here that Brooklin has offered a '34 Chevy.  I hope they do a series of Chevies, like their Buick series, which have shown up discounted. I need to post a photo of pickups, which include some bashed ones, such as Hallmark, but right scale.  (uh, if you accept 1/43)

Yes!! By all means post those pic of your 1/43 scale vehicles. Have you tried neo or white box? Seems like there’s a explosion of 1/43 vehicles now, and thanks for posting 

Mike CT posted:

Mike 

Very nice 

I live in the country on 5  acres and I told my self I had to put a farm scene somewhere on my layout . I see you used some Ertl buildings I have the same ones and they blend in nice. The service station looks awesome I guess one of my favorites is your Diamond T with the load of Christmas Trees. Thank you posting.

rattler21 posted:

DSCN8783REA Bldg rear

Scratch built using foam board for the walls, floors and roof.  Docks are blocks of wood, windows from Pecos River Brass.

Walthers HO REA transfer building

Walthers HO REA Transfer Building from kit.  I used this to design ours.  John in Lansing, ILL

John

very impressive!

never thought to use foam board you did a great job on it. I may have to try making a freight terminal like your if you don’t mine thanks for posting 

 

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lee drennen posted:

C0C0D2FE-D9B7-47B6-9FF9-DA9B084C7F94B60C43A3-1D1A-4770-98FF-8C02BA67874166A1DFAD-25AE-4973-968A-92A3C3F3B533AEC310B0-315D-40B0-9892-6269A66BF376B54274B2-6DF0-4110-BE12-5953F08153CB61BC0548-188B-4569-84B1-DF5980068AEARemember when AMT made 1/43 models? Here’s some Pete’s I was working on this summer these will be “shelf queens” when finished. I painted the New Ray cattle trailer white and hooked it to one of those Pete’s I’m working on and I also put a New Ray Iron Nose peterbilt on a AMT Peterbilt frame and gave it some upgrades enjoy the pics

Very nice Lee!

Thanks  John

The only customizing that I've done to date is paint mirrors silver or paint backup and other lights that needed color.  Oh, yeah, I took apart a police cruiser to see whether I could add LEDs and now I can't get it back together :-}.  I guess that was a "modification" of sorts.

Just got a new PC and my data on things like the model year or variants are in a file on the old box.  Here's the information that I had on hand.

At the Tomlinson Run Railroad, it's all about the food, so let's start there.  [year? Grumman?] Charles Chips delivery van, 2002? Mercedes Ice Cream Van, and a 1953 Chevy Ice Cream Truck:

Then there are the non-perishable deliveries -- 1955 Chevy Step-side REA truck, [generic date] Grumman U.S. Postal Service delivery truck, and a 1965-2010 UPS delivery van, also Grumman or various:

The wreckers -- a 1953 Chevy Wrecker and a 1951 International Harvester Boom Truck:

General utility trucks -- 1956 Ford F-150, 1987 Dodge Ram, two (count 'em) 2002? Dodge Power Wagons (I think these were concept trucks), and a 2013 Ford F150-SVT Raptor with Super Crew cab:

Side shot of the same ...

Here is a rescue version of the 2013 Ford F-150 (on the left), and a "restored" 1955 Chevy Cameo pickup:

Google and Uber recently visited the Tomlinson Run Railroad and dropped off these self-driving/autonomous cars.  Needless to say, the town folks are a bit concerned ... They are a 1938 Dirt Track racer (i.e., custom built), a 1940 Ford Standard Coupe, and a 1950 Nash Ambassador Hydromatic.  Being self aware, I guess they could have introduced themselves:

Bringing the automomous autos up to the current era are these three -- also dropped off by McDonalds, Google, or Uber -- a 2002 996-Series Porsche 911 Carerra (1:48), a circa 2006 generic stock racer based on Ford GT40 and Charger components, and a 2017 CRS Sports Coupe:

Other automobiles, especially VWs and Fords, can be found on the carpet layout, but it's a bit too hot to unbox and photograph them at present.

Tomlinson Run Railroad

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Thanks to ALL  you guys for the awesome pics! Can you believe we’re on page 2 thanks I never thought this topic would hold water thanks to you guys it has.

Tom  Never seen a ferry boat on a layout great job!

Mel  thanks for the pics on the layout I like those fords

Trumptrain  I like that camper great looking 50s look 

Tomlinson  great looking chip truck I love customizing 

Trainsrme  love that Black and white photo

lee drennen posted:
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I like those fire trucks 

Those LaFrance engines are special as my dad drove a similar engine as a volunteer firefighter. Both are made by Corgi - the unique thing about them is one was produced for a National Motor Mint series, the other was released by Corgi themselves but with the added detail of helmets on the hose bed racks, and both are lettered as engine 1 and engine 2. I’ve yet to seethe Corgi original issue anywhere else. 

Lee Drennen's pretty Revell KW, lit me up to work on a Revell White 3000.  I had bought it already built and the cab was skewed with non aligning windshield posts. I took apart and reassembled,puttied the gaps and put glass in.  Even painted what I think may be a White Gold Comet gasser gold.  Shown fresh out of the garage, the trailer is a surplus Corgi that at least comparing tire sizes is the same scale or really really close. 

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NHVRYGray posted:

Lee Drennen's pretty Revell KW, lit me up to work on a Revell White 3000.  I had bought it already built and the cab was skewed with non aligning windshield posts. I took apart and reassembled,puttied the gaps and put glass in.  Even painted what I think may be a White Gold Comet gasser gold.  Shown fresh out of the garage, the trailer is a surplus Corgi that at least comparing tire sizes is the same scale or really really close. 

Thank you for the  complement That is a beautiful little rig. The engine was a White mustang gas burner. I’m glad you post this truck it’s always was a favorite of mine. There’s some thing about this Revell kit I really like. 

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NHVRYGray posted:

Different details makes a world of difference.  Were those Don Mills Wheels on the Kenworth?   You ever put glass in, the White windshield I put is is "OK" but nor great, the curvature and lack of attachment area makes for a real issue.

The color looks to b NYC?  A Flexivan tractor?

The wheels on the KW were don mills. Sometimes I put glass in going to try it. The color is a old rustolem  festive green I painted this truck back in 1995 and have tried to find this paint but it’s discontinued. It matches PC green pretty close.

TrainsRMe posted:

1-A Dodge pickup picking up a load.  I painted the truck and swapped wheels.

2-Exiting a Mini long enough to check the statue.

3-ATSF yard.  All I did to this truck was to add the ATSF decal.

4-I don't think the frat boys are there to pick up worms.  The red pickup and the yellow roadster were kits.IMG_3151-001IMG_3575IMG_4395IMG_4904

I like those hot rods did you build them? 

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TrainsRMe posted:

1-'32 Ford coupe.  I painted the fenders black, and the upholstery and wheels grey.  The wheels had been chrome.

Model T Ford sedan.

Cord convertible.

2-Split-window VW.

A much later sedan.  The mag-style wheels provided by Mattel were replaced with more appropriate ones.

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TrainsRMe,  I like your custom painting on the Ford sedan and really like the Karmann-Ghia model. The later (as a hardtop with luggage rack) is on my 1:1 wish list (not gonna happen) and my 1:43 wish list (more likely).

Nicely posed photos, too!

Tomlinson Run Railroad

TrainsRMe posted:

Tomlinson Run Railroad, thanks so much for your post.  I mostly like to make my vehicles as near stock as possible.

>>  Yes, that should be the model maker's job but they do sometimes take, er, license.  =grin=

>> I find the more I enjoy the model cars that I got for my layout, the better care I take of my full-size.  I bought polish to fix a rubbed spot in the finish on a model and now am touching up the 1:1.  Seems backwards, I know! 

A K-G hardtop with luggage rack?  It sounds like you once had one like that - or maybe you like to travel.  I always thought they were a cool car.

>> Neither.  I happened to see a gorgeous green one drive by back in the early 1980s.  As a long time VW owner, it really caught my eye.  Alas, I only have a single car garage.  :-)

>> Hopefully later this week I can photograph and post my 1:43 V-dubs.   Your split-window is nice.  Thanks for the inspiration.

TRRR

Pete, those Starbucks trucks are Awesome. I have to get me some of those. 

Here are two ubiquitous 34 Fords. The green one was turned into a tractor with a scratch built trailer, using a Lionel frame as the base. The other was a box van with the box removed and turned into a backwoods hauler.

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Now a couple of Dollar General Chevys. I just finished the blue one. It starting as a really nice blue model. I just flattened and faded the blue with a little rust patina added and dirt of course. I replaced the stock bed, the one with the goofy package that hides the trucks friction pull back mechanism. The other I completely repainted/weathered, but replaced the stock bed with a wood one.

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Now a Road Champs Ford, originally part of the "Texaco" series. I completely repainted it a rust color with a lot of mud and rust... 

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Mark Diff posted:

Pete, those Starbucks trucks are Awesome. I have to get me some of those. 

Here are two ubiquitous 34 Fords. The green one was turned into a tractor with a scratch built trailer, using a Lionel frame as the base. The other was a box van with the box removed and turned into a backwoods hauler.

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Now a couple of Dollar General Chevys. I just finished the blue one. It starting as a really nice blue model. I just flattened and faded the blue with a little rust patina added and dirt of course. I replaced the stock bed, the one with the goofy package that hides the trucks friction pull back mechanism. The other I completely repainted/weathered, but replaced the stock bed with a wood one.

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Now a Road Champs Ford, originally part of the "Texaco" series. I completely repainted it a rust color with a lot of mud and rust... 

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Mark those are some nice looking rigs and pickups I like those flat bed trailers

Thanks Lee, and thanks also for starting this thread.  It's fun seeing what people have collected and how they have modified.  Here's another shot - dreamy Fifties cruisers.

I believe the only one I modified is the beige Buick - painted the upholstery and maybe the folded top.  The car is just a cheap flea market product, but I always liked it.

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