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 Posted: Sat Jul 9th, 2022 09:46 pm
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Today I put drops of Tacky Glue in the
headlight openings, to make lenses on a few cars.

It takes about a day to fully dry,
and I like the simulation of glass when done.

It is a quick and easy project.

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 Posted: Sun Jul 10th, 2022 04:19 pm
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One of Ertl's Model Ts has a body that is one piece.
The chassis and hood are separate.

With the body removed,
there are many possibilities for unique variations.

I have a scratchbuilt bed on the back of this one.

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 Posted: Mon Jul 11th, 2022 09:43 am
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Over the years I have collected signs
that might end up on walls of a 1920s-30s service station
once printed out.

It is a lot easier today with the Net,
to find many examples.

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 Posted: Mon Jul 11th, 2022 04:53 pm
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One little job I seem to put off, is putting floors
in the beds of vehicles that don't have one.

It is a simple matter of cutting
a rectangle of plastic (card) and gluing it.

It usually means removing the key hatch
that made the vehicle a bank.

Liberty Classics used the same bed and load castings
for Studebakers, like these, and their '28 Chevy pickups.

Swapping loads, if you add one,
is an easy job with a screwdriver.

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This version of The Yorkshire Co.'s Ford TT uses
a different, full length roof casting, than their pickups.

It came with really awful side curtains, which I removed.
I intend to replace them with better ones someday.

This model would make a neat peddler's truck,
with a back full of fruit and veggies.

I am thinking of swapping this roof,
and putting it on the red Yorkshire Co's pickup.

I think a red peddler's truck,
would be more appropriate.

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After putting the two trucks side-by-side,
I see switching roofs would put a red roof on the green pickup.

That would require painting the red roof.
I see a problem with the roof support spacing, too.

This is more of a project than I can do right now,
so I'll leave them as they are.

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 Posted: Wed Jul 13th, 2022 01:22 pm
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The Ford TT trucks by The Yorkshire Co.
are a great basis for modification.

The beds remove with one screw, and a cab and chassis
can then be modified into many variations.

The prolific number of after-market vendors of the day,
offered a tremendous assortment,
so anything you add to these models could have been.

Thanks for looking.

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 Posted: Wed Jul 13th, 2022 06:05 pm
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Here is my collection of 1935 license plates.

Most states' plates were twelve inches across,
so in 1:24 they'd be a half inch when printed.

You can find examples from any year on the net.

I am not always able to find if a state
had a different plate for a commercial vehicle.

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 Posted: Wed Jul 13th, 2022 06:13 pm
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This book, long out of print,
was a good source for my plates years ago.

Do libraries still get books on inter-library loan ?  :Crazy:

Regards, Dave L.


P.S. - A quick search on Amazon shows it is available.

Seems it has been re-printed.

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 Posted: Wed Jul 13th, 2022 09:42 pm
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Here is a really nice model of a 1936 Dodge.

Although it would be too new for my 1935 era layout,
I added it to the collection. 

I was disappointed to find it is too small to be 1:25,
despite what the box says.

I estimate it is about 1:38 scale, and its small size
is evident beside an actual 1:24 figure.

It is a nice model.

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