Dad, thanks for starting the suspense for Saturday. I have a feeling something good is coming. There has been so much silence lately. Mark, crew and you have kept things so quiet. Not even a teaser or two. Maybe I better rent a U-Haul for the trip back home...........Paul 2


 

New rolling stock!  (But no more military stuff for a while, please.  You have really saturated that category.)   Rolling stock seems to have been ignored for most of the last year in favor of buildings and illuminated die-cast vehicles.     Thanks!     

A line of 1970s, 1980s run of the mill automobiles.  Chevrolet Vega, Nova, Cavalier, Celebrity, Chrysler Cordoba, Dodge Volare, Omni, Horizon, K cars, Ford Escort, Fairmont, LTD,, Maverick. AMC Spirit, Matador sedan.  

Why are we forced to have layouts full of BMWs, Audi's, and no common folks cars that filled most of the country's parking lots for decades? 

 

VistaDomeScott posted:

A line of 1970s, 1980s run of the mill automobiles.  Chevrolet Vega, Nova, Cavalier, Celebrity, Chrysler Cordoba, Dodge Volare, Omni, Horizon, K cars, Ford Escort, Fairmont, LTD,, Maverick. AMC Spirit, Matador sedan.  

Why are we forced to have layouts full of BMWs, Audi's, and no common folks cars that filled most of the country's parking lots for decades? 

 

We do need more common autos.  You can have only so many luxury and sports cars on a layout.  Everyday vehicles are a must.  If I may add 1990s and early 2000 vehicles to the list.  A wider array of cars in general are needed.

Carl Peduzzi

Dumfries, VA

Carl Peduzzi posted:
VistaDomeScott posted:

A line of 1970s, 1980s run of the mill automobiles.  Chevrolet Vega, Nova, Cavalier, Celebrity, Chrysler Cordoba, Dodge Volare, Omni, Horizon, K cars, Ford Escort, Fairmont, LTD,, Maverick. AMC Spirit, Matador sedan.  

Why are we forced to have layouts full of BMWs, Audi's, and no common folks cars that filled most of the country's parking lots for decades? 

 

We do need more common autos.  You can have only so many luxury and sports cars on a layout.  Everyday vehicles are a must.  If I may add 1990s and early 2000 vehicles to the list.  A wider array of cars in general are needed.

I want to piggyback on Scott’s and Carl’s comments, particularly Scott’s list. The K cars (notably the Plymouth Reliant and Dodge Aries) were ubiquitous in the 1980s, and so far all that we have is Greenlight’s Aries in the police car line. The Plymouth Horizon and the Dodge Omni were also very popular among compact cars.

I have to smile at the idea of the Matador (“What’s a Matador?”, as the memorable 1970s commercials repeatedly stated), but I like it.

I would like to add the 1974-78 Ford Mustang II to the list — not the sporty Cobra Fastback version that Charlie’s Angels Jill Monroe made even hotter (and which Greenlight has released in different colors), but the 2-plus-2 sedan that was driven by the common folk (including me).

Jim R. 

Jim R. posted:
Carl Peduzzi posted:
VistaDomeScott posted:

A line of 1970s, 1980s run of the mill automobiles.  Chevrolet Vega, Nova, Cavalier, Celebrity, Chrysler Cordoba, Dodge Volare, Omni, Horizon, K cars, Ford Escort, Fairmont, LTD,, Maverick. AMC Spirit, Matador sedan.  

Why are we forced to have layouts full of BMWs, Audi's, and no common folks cars that filled most of the country's parking lots for decades? 

 

We do need more common autos.  You can have only so many luxury and sports cars on a layout.  Everyday vehicles are a must.  If I may add 1990s and early 2000 vehicles to the list.  A wider array of cars in general are needed.

I want to piggyback on Scott’s and Carl’s comments, particularly Scott’s list. The K cars (notably the Plymouth Reliant and Dodge Aries) were ubiquitous in the 1980s, and so far all that we have is Greenlight’s Aries in the police car line. The Plymouth Horizon and the Dodge Omni were also very popular among compact cars.

I have to smile at the idea of the Matador (“What’s a Matador?”, as the memorable 1970s commercials repeatedly stated), but I like it.

I would like to add the 1974-78 Ford Mustang II to the list — not the sporty Cobra Fastback version that Charlie’s Angels Jill Monroe made even hotter (and which Greenlight has released in different colors), but the 2-plus-2 sedan that was driven by the common folk (including me).

Piggybacking (cont'd)

For the 1990's and up, your basic 4-door sedan (Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, non-law enforcement Ford Taurus, Chevrolet Malibu) or minivan would fit the bill.  I would buy them in a heartbeat.  I guess the dominance of sports coupes & convertibles comes from what sells in the Hot Wheels + Matchbox markets.  Your typical kid wants something flashy and racy, not the minivan that they get driven to school or soccer practice in  . 

Same thing applies to car magazines.  Your typical 25-60+ male wants to see splashed on the cover some exotic vehicle that 99.99% will never buy, much less step foot in, even at auto shows because they are roped off.  I recall around 2000-02 there was a car magazine that came out with the intent of features on everyday cars, not supercars.  I think the editor was a woman in fact.  Don't remember the name of the magazine, but I read a few issues at the time when my wife and I were in the market for minivans to tote our toddlers around in.  I believe the magazine folded after only 3 years.  

A few scale-sized cars reasonably easy to two-rail; I would have gotten this MSE one if it had been:

Mississippi Export RR boxcar factory weathered

 

Later Gator,

  Dave

 

Here comes a Yankee with a blackened soul,
Heading to Gatow with a load of coal.
......Anonymous U. S. pilot during the Berlin Airlift

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How about those Trinity Hoppers in a Raymond Loewy paint scheme, either Northern Pacific or fantasy President George Bush?

A search on "K-Line Northern Pacific" and SOLD came up with $66 and $90, for those in that paint scheme.

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How about those Trinity Hoppers in a Raymond Loewy paint scheme, either Northern Pacific or fantasy President George Bush?

A search on "K-Line Northern Pacific" and SOLD came up with $66 and $90, for those in that paint scheme.

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