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An 0 scale visitor from the UK:

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The ants are a little large here:

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As for Jake & Elwood figures to complete the Bluesmobile, I would prefer S scale ones as they will fit in the car much better after "surgery".



Note that the ant was a cake decoration that I got from the bakery at a Publix grocery store! Ants as cake decorations???? And, yes, I did see at least one done that way so I asked about getting an ant.

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Bought another 1:50 scale, diecast model of an Australian truck, this time a Mack (Australia), Super-Liner.

I love the styling of Australian trucks, with lots of Chrome, and it has been over 10 years since I bought the scale models of the other 2 Kenworth (Australia), diecast trucks.

The details and graphics on the Mack are much more refined. The doors & hood open but the hinges are tiny and inconspicuous. Using a magnifying glass, I was pleasantly surprised by all the small details, that could easily be overlooked, if I adopted a 3-foot rule. But that also meant that this tractor alone, cost me $187, including shipping and taxes.

The grain trailers, also of 1:50 scale, were imported by Tonkin Replicas. They are of plastic and have much less details, separately applied parts and were priced accordingly.

These are just my opinion,

Naveen Rajan

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@mike g. posted:

Wonderful rides everyone!

@Capetrainman Paul, I love your motivation and all the wonderful cars you have! Pretty soon you are going to have more auto dealerships than pizza guys! LOL

Thank you, Mike...still working on the dealership.  Need to stripe the car lot pavement and put some hardtops on the lot for winter, or you could say the winter is mild so far and certain hearty customers are buying convertibles at a discounted price...lol

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It seems like every time I post a new vehicle here I start by saying "Even though I don't have room for any more vehicles," so here we go again.  Today's theme Black.  On the right a 1953 Chevy Custom from Maisto.  She's a 1/43 model  picked up at Dollar General for$5.  The satin black paint job and blacked out chrome (our stainless steel whichever is appropriate on a '53) leads me to believe we're looking at a hot rod and what lurks under the hood is not stock.  So don't be fooled by the whitewalls if the leather jacket clad driver asks if you wanna race.  That shiny black '73 Bronco sans top is from the Jada Toys Just Trucks line courtesy of Walmart for $3.98.  It's labeled 1/64 scale which looks like it holds true for the pick-ups in this line but since the Bronco was a lot smaller in the 1/1 world I believe this is much bigger than 1/64.  This is the third 73 Bronco I've purchased, another open top Red one with a white hood from the same line and a yellow one with white hard top.  She' looks a little bigger but it's just an illusion caused by the hard top and a slightly higher lift.

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@Mark Boyce posted:

Joe, Why don't my Dollar General, WalMart, or Wallgreen's ever have cool cars like you and others find.  All they have are oversized modern cars.  By 'modern' I mean cars that won't fit on a 1950's era layout!! 

So true'.. Hard to find the cars we need.. 1939 - 1960.. other than Diecast Direct.. I would love to find a $5 car in my era of modeling...

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I would really like to find a '49 Chevy two-door fastback style like my dad had when I was little.

Believe it or not Diecast Direct just offered that exact car.  $89.00 , I ordered one.. Buick had the same design that year too.. Not sure about Olds, and Pontiac.  Never seen any.  I had a buddy that did have the Buick.  what a monster, a person could actually live in those cars.  The interior was even larger than the Hudson 4DR Sedan of the same year...

1948 Buick Roadmaster Coupe [Cumulus Gray/Nickel Gray)

1948 Buick Roadmaster Coupe [Allendale Green/Verde Green)

Believe it or not Diecast Direct just offered that exact car.  $89.00 , I ordered one.. Buick had the same design that year too.. Not sure about Olds, and Pontiac.  Never seen any.  I had a buddy that did have the Buick.  what a monster, a person could actually live in those cars.  The interior was even larger than the Hudson 4DR Sedan of the same year...

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Very nice, Ted!  Dad's was one solid shade of green; close to the darker green on the roof and interesting V-shape on the hood.  No visor; but who knows, it may have come off by the early '60s when I remember it.

Mark most of the cars on those dollar store and grocery store racks are newer production high dollar cars, Euro Imports, Ford GTs, current gen Corvettes in 1/32, 1/34 scales.  Only luck results in something we can use with our trains either scale, type, or era, and a lot of times it's 50-something Cadillac's.

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