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
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
Nice, like watching the Wizard of Oz!! (without all the scary stuff! )
Mark. Great job on the then and now.Pay no attention to BobbyD behind the curtain. LOL
lee drennen posted:
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.
Blueline4c4: WOW you have all my favorites Champs of the road ( K-Mart trucks) Dehanes, Athearn, Corgi more B model Mack’s I’ve ever seen on one layout guess my favorite is the Union Ice Cabover Pete great job!
John: nice looking vintage Brewery I like that one truck Whitbread reminds me of a old Autocar
Boin106, The signs/bills you have posted on the sides of buildings certainly look good. John in Lansing, ILL
Boin106: very nice collection I like that Studebaker my dad had one just like it
Trainsrme: very nice like that vintage dirt track racer
Let's keep those great photos coming. I love toy and diecast cars. A big thanks to all who have posted likes to my shots. I'm having fun with it!