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Bob. Thanks for posting I like that car but it brings back painful memories of when I used to truck through Ohio those Highway  patrol was everywhere on I 70 and you better and keep your speed right on 55 because they had little tolerance for speeding over 55 in a truck. 

Nice look in Plymouth I plan on getting one of those myself thanks for posting it great looking pics

HMorgan125 posted:

Although my first car was a beat up 1957 Plymouth and "Christine" was a 1958...the movie has always been one of my favorites and the 57 and 58 Plymouths were very similar.

I saw this one online at a sale price a few weeks ago and had to add her to my layout.Christine

During the 1950s, some people criticized Chrysler cars because of the large tail fins. From the vantage point of 2019, it looks really nice to me. Must have been an expensive die cast model.

MELGAR

lee drennen posted:

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the car these days have no style or  character they all mostly look the same. 

I added a 1959 Chevy to the layout this week I’ll have more pics later 

Lee the fins (wings) on the 59 Chevy added "lift."  Made the rear end light in certain circumstances/conditions.  The family had one but a wagon where the effect was not as pronounced.

If you look closely at the 60 Chevy's the wings are different.

Ron

lee drennen posted:

Bob. Thanks for posting I like that car but it brings back painful memories of when I used to truck through Ohio those Highway  patrol was everywhere on I 70 and you better and keep your speed right on 55 because they had little tolerance for speeding over 55 in a truck. 

Nice look in Plymouth I plan on getting one of those myself thanks for posting it great looking pics

Lee,

If it's any consolation, OSP Troopers don't have much tolerance for speeding retired cops either. 

Chief Bob (Retired)

PUFFRBELLY posted:
lee drennen posted:

Bob. Thanks for posting I like that car but it brings back painful memories of when I used to truck through Ohio those Highway  patrol was everywhere on I 70 and you better and keep your speed right on 55 because they had little tolerance for speeding over 55 in a truck. 

Nice look in Plymouth I plan on getting one of those myself thanks for posting it great looking pics

Lee,

If it's any consolation, OSP Troopers don't have much tolerance for speeding retired cops either. 

Chief Bob (Retired)

Yes I know, those days of mine are long gone been driving a truck for 30yrs in September and I’ve had maybe 4 or 5 speeding tickets in my career and that was about 25yrs ago I’ve gotten smarter and slower with age 

TomlinsonRunRR posted:

Here is my favorite model of all (so far anyway).  I picked it up some weeks back when I visited a Shaw's supermarket in Maine.  It happened to be my birthday, and there was a revolving sales rack of die-cast 1:43 models calling my name. 

This 2014 Chevy Silverado has fantastic detailing and perfect proportions.  I really like how the metallic paint was down-sized for the model.  (That's not dust in the photos below, it's scale metallic paint! :-).  This 4x4 is definitely one of Kinsmart's more elegant attempts.  It cost the usual $5.99.  Doors and tailgate open.

The only customizations that I envision on this otherwise perfect model might be to add a little bit of dilute black to the running board treads to tone down the "chrome" a bit and that lovely windshield could use an inspection sticker -- assuming that I can add one without making a mess (highly doubtful).

Tomlinson Run Railroad

By any chance do you know who makes that?

lee drennen posted:

Thanks Ron I like the 59 the best the rear fins and that wraparound windshield is the best 

Lee, that 59 chevy wagon is what I used for my drivers license exam.  NO power steering and as I recall 7-turns lock to lock.  Fun to parallel park!  A couple of months later parents traded for a new Pontiac Grand Prix midnight-blue paint.

Ron

Ron that was a boat! I feel for you I’m going to try to find one of those in 1/43 I think I’ve seen one somewhere but I know what you mean I’m 50 but I know all about that stuff my first vehicle was a 1970 international pick 3/4 ton that’s what I took mine in no power steering with some play in it. One of my first semi trucks was a 1969 Brockway with air assist steering you might as well not even had the air hooked to it because it was like having no power steering. No wonder I’m ate up with arthritis 

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