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The first GM rally of the season was held last night at "Bob's General Store!"  The lot was full with regulars and a couple of new attendees.  It's the first rally for the boss from the door assembly plant in his '58 gold Olds '88 and his admin assistant in her red, '65 Impala!  Mike's "pizza guy" was in attendance offering single slices this year to the crowd rather than a whole pie in hopes of increasing sales..

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Hi guys I know its been a while since chimed in! I would like to say your all doing great on your scenery and Ted I am glad to see your getting back in the game!

I would like to say something on everyones post, but I am to lazy right now, sorry! LOL

Paul l would have to say that I don't think that red vet has ever came down the car lift! LOL I think they should just put a billboard on it! LOL

Everyone have a great night!

Populating my intermodal transfer facility with some tractor trailers.  Lionel containers and tractors in the distance larger K-Line and Atlas containers near the front for forced perspective, hopefully making the facility look bigger. Some Lionel tractors (1:64) an Athern Ford C model (1:50) and some larger toy trucks (1:43).IMG_3369IMG_3370IMG_3371IMG_3372IMG_3373IMG_3374IMG_3375IMG_3376IMG_3378

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@coach joe posted:

Populating my intermodal transfer facility with some tractor trailers.  Lionel containers and tractors in the distance larger K-Line and Atlas containers near the front for forced perspective, hopefully making the facility look bigger. Some Lionel tractors (1:64) an Athern Ford C model (1:50) and some larger toy trucks (1:43).IMG_3369IMG_3370IMG_3371IMG_3372IMG_3373IMG_3374IMG_3375IMG_3376IMG_3378

Great looking scene Joe, You must have been collecting all those rigs for a while! Sure looks like the RR is keeping everyone busy!

A slightly different view of the GM rally the other night at Bob's General Store...for some reason, the two Buick guys have their hoods up...maybe to show off those high-powered GM engines...?  Even the cows across the tracks at "Sunset Farm" took notice of the sharp convertibles on that warm June night...

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Paul, great looking cars and it sure looks like it has turned into a family event! Very cool!

Thank you Mike.  Vehicles are tough for us O gaugers,  With all the varying scales now available it's hard to blend them together.  We consider our scale to be 1:48 but in the early 90s when I got into the hobby there was very little if any affordable 1:48 vehicles.  My train vehicle collection began with a pretty good score of ERTL 1:43 cars at the Green Dragon Flea Market in Ephrata, PA.  I picked up 10 or 12 new in the box for like $3 or $4.  After that I kept my eyes opened for 1:43 scale cars and trucks in toy stores (remember them) department stores, and where ever else toy cars and trucks were sold.  Along came Lionel's inter-modal trains and Lionel tractor trailers so I scoop some up and low and behold the manufacturer of our O gauge trains is selling S gauge (1:64) trucks.  Gotta keep those Lionel Kenworths far away from 1950s and 1960s 1:43 cars.  Then came the 1:50 construction vehicles and some oddball scales from European mfrs.  Again I'm talking affordable, not Brooklin or some of those "Mints" that also made Gone With the Wind Collectible plates.  K-Line decided to go the 1:43 route with it's vehicles, tractor trailers, TOFC and intermodal.  Then there was Athern coming out with a series of 1:50 cars and trucks, at least I remember some cars or pick-ups to go along with the cool Ford C model trucks of all types, tractors, box trucks, stake trucks or rack bodies, whichever you prefer to call them, fire trucks. Tractors sold for around $25, Box and stake trucks around $30 and the Fire Trucks for around $35.  I picked up a few tractors to pull some of the Lionel trailers.  I guess they didn't sell well,  Athern never reproduced them and after several years of sitting on the shelf, TrainLand dropped the price to clear shelf space and I wound up buying many more.  I have way more vehicles than I'll ever be able to use but I still scan the racks in the dollar stores, pharmacies and supermarkets.  I always check out the toy isles at WalMart and Target and there are even a few Hallmark Christmas ornaments.

The driver of the "Pete" shows up a day early at the "Charles Street Yard" with a straight load of '6 x '8 creosote ties for the tie replacement project...the Asst. General Foreman and the Chief engineer are not happy with the surprise arrival., as the driver listens to the reprimand...



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Looks like he blew a steer tire on that Narrow Nose Pete. Sounds like me I was always early and got my share of  being chewed out for it. Glad I don’t do that anymore.

@coach joe posted:

Populating my intermodal transfer facility with some tractor trailers.  Lionel containers and tractors in the distance larger K-Line and Atlas containers near the front for forced perspective, hopefully making the facility look bigger. Some Lionel tractors (1:64) an Athern Ford C model (1:50) and some larger toy trucks (1:43).IMG_3369IMG_3370IMG_3371IMG_3372IMG_3373IMG_3374IMG_3375IMG_3376IMG_3378

Coach trucks look great I like that Little window Pete with the container chassis pull many over those

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