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I have to second  this post'.. I don't see any sand boxes??? 

Would like to know some more about the third picture, Is this a good photoshop?  Tractors are slippery at best without a trailer, thats why you have concrete ballast boxes when pushing or using a non fifth wheel trailer AND thats with rubber tires.  Steel on steel with no weight wouldn't do much.  Now there are Hirail trucks that can be used as locomotives such as the Canadian Brandt.  WWII saw lots of "innovatons" such as duece and a halfs and jeeps.

I am suspicious until I see proof.

I have some space on my layout to add some larger trucks, tractors, trailers, etc., but I'm concerned about size and scale. Thinking about starting with something simple, like the attached tractor trailer from DD in 1/43 scale (which looks like a good price), but I'm concerned that it might look too large for O gauge and the buildings and structures on my layout.

Thoughts about scale and size ?

https://www.diecastdirect.com/...oductCode=NR16303-RD

Thanks in advance.

 

I have some 1/43 trucks and in my opinion they are just too big, I keep them on display as trucks, not with the trains.  I use 1/48 or 1/50 with the trains maybe a 1/53 or 1/55 if it's something I really want.

Automobiles and pickup trucks you are just about stuck and have to do the best you can.

The model you are referencing is a New Ray and if scaled out, I think you will find it even bigger than 1/43.

I can't tell you the topic name, but scale ratio's concerning trucks - including New Ray have been gone through with pictures.  Give the search function a shot.

Gray

That’s a GMC 630 see the the  small pick up Cab the 700- 850 has a bigger and wider cab. No one makes a cracker box  Mark Savage did back in the 80s I know one person who has one and he won’t sell it I’ve tried. I have a couple resin  GMC cannonballs but don’t want to sell them there very rare. Rick Manz made several 1/48 resin trucks in the late 80s. I think Herb Dekes has some of his trucks look him up maybe he can help. I hope you have deep pockets to deal with herb. 

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NHVRYGray posted:

I have some 1/43 trucks and in my opinion they are just too big, I keep them on display as trucks, not with the trains.  I use 1/48 or 1/50 with the trains maybe a 1/53 or 1/55 if it's something I really want.

Automobiles and pickup trucks you are just about stuck and have to do the best you can.

The model you are referencing is a New Ray and if scaled out, I think you will find it even bigger than 1/43.

I can't tell you the topic name, but scale ratio's concerning trucks - including New Ray have been gone through with pictures.  Give the search function a shot.

Found it - very interesting - I guess I'll have to re-think that purchase.

Thanks 

NHVRYGray posted:

Does anyone know where I can get a 1/48 - 1/50 GMC Crackerbox, day cab preferred.  GMC Cannonball sleeper cab, GMC 630, or whatever the tractor is in the attached pictures.

Parts sources besides Don Mills.  Loads I got, even the locomotive.  Trailers I can get by with.  Tractors are killing me.moss 1957mossmove

 

I model 1943, so modeling Moss Movers taking ET&WNC #12 to Blowing Rock wouldn't make sense. But man, what a model that would make!

For years, Moss had billboards in the region showing artwork depicting that move. I remember as a kid, seeing a badly faded one and my folks first told me how 12 got up there...

colorado hirailer posted:

Yup...a circa 1940 Dodge schoolbus would work, too.  I rode to school on a circa 1940 Chevy bus driven by my uncle.  I need two, one for a schoolbus, and one to bash into a railbus.

As far as I can tell, nobody makes a pre-war US-made school-type bus in O scale. If they did, they could almost name their price.

NHVRYGray posted:

Does anyone know where I can get a 1/48 - 1/50 GMC Crackerbox, day cab preferred.  GMC Cannonball sleeper cab, GMC 630, or whatever the tractor is in the attached pictures.

Parts sources besides Don Mills.  Loads I got, even the locomotive.  Trailers I can get by with.  Tractors are killing me.moss 1957mossmove

 

Revel 1/48 Chevy 1 1/2 ton cab on a scratch built chassis ?

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