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 Posted: Thu Mar 10th, 2022 09:15 pm
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The Shell driver is nowhere in sight due to his extreme embarrassment
that he ran out of gas at the Red Crown pumps.

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 Posted: Fri Mar 11th, 2022 05:46 pm
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Liberty Classics's little Studebaker comes in two versions,
top up or down.

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 Posted: Fri Mar 11th, 2022 05:53 pm
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Examples of early plates can be found in books and on the net.

Since many early plates were the same size as today's plates (12'x6")
they scale out to a half inch wide in 1:24 scale.

Here are some I found for my 1935 layout's cars and trucks.

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 Posted: Sat Mar 12th, 2022 07:57 pm
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Here is my first attempt at upgrading an Ertl Model T,
spurred on by Dave Laughery's photos & tips in this Thread.

I removed the signwriting with liquid glue, and took off the rear tank.





I happened to have a 2 plank body for a British outline Gn15 wagon lying around,
and it looks like it was made for the job !





Still need to glue it all together, paint the wheels,
and add a rear licence plate & lamp.

It's been fun so far.  :cool:





I have just acquired a 3D-printer,
and I'd printed off a couple of G-scale wooden crates for a flat car load.





They need scaling down a touch,
to make a nice load for the rear bed.

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 Posted: Sat Mar 12th, 2022 10:22 pm
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I told Ken: 

"How many diecasts are too many ?" 

"One more than you have !" 


Ken is on his way to being a diecast basher.   

:rah: 

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 Posted: Sun Mar 13th, 2022 11:01 pm
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Ken has found an interesting version of Ertl's 1913 Ford van.

Mine is the usual coin bank with the coin slot on top,
and the bottom trapdoor to empty the bank.

I hope he can share his version, he found "over there"

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 Posted: Mon Mar 14th, 2022 12:05 am
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Here we go Dave.

No coin slot,

but instead has the dreaded rivets holding it together.










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Ken's model must be just for display,
or for play in the sandbox !

:bg:

I have put aside work on the C cab for the Studebaker truck. 
I reattached the bed and have it sitting on the shelf for now.

Maybe some day I'll finish it.

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Because these models are put together with screws,
and there are many variations of color combinations,
it would be easy to switch bodies and fenders.

For example,
by swapping bodies on the fenders of these two trucks,
I could make an all red truck or an all black truck.

This is part of the fun of diecasts.

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 Posted: Mon Mar 14th, 2022 08:24 pm
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Today I was looking over the cars and trucks on the shelf,
and asked myself what was my favorite ?

After some thought,  I chose the little Studebaker roadster.

The green one was the very first diecast that I reworked,
and it started my collecting these models. 

I have quite a few in the collection,
but these two are special to me.

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