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 Posted: Thu Aug 18th, 2022 01:24 pm
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David Laughery
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The wheelbase on the little T is three inches exactly.

The wheelbase of the real Model T is 100 inches.

Now can someone figure the scale of the little T ?

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 Posted: Fri Aug 19th, 2022 02:04 am
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Sounds like it's 'slightly off' 1:32 scale.
Or 3/8" (ish) to the Foot.

75% the size of your 1:24 models.
Your photo looks to be about that ratio.

1:32 is a very popular model car scale.
Also probably the most used Slot-Car scale.

Oh, & goes with many diecast farm models.
Plus of course 54mm figures, 1:32 (ish)

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 Posted: Fri Aug 19th, 2022 03:09 am
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Eddie

I guess if we want to be technical,

it's 1:33.3 scale.

???

Thanks.

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 Posted: Sun Aug 21st, 2022 03:52 pm
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I've mentioned the nice 1928 Chevy pickup model
by Liberty Classics with its drum load.

Often banks have the coin slot in obvious places,
but on this version the coin slot is out of sight.

The top of the drums lifts,
and then swings away to show the slot.

Because the slot is hidden,
the drums become useful as a detail part as is.

When painted they are useful not only as a load,
but useful for placement on the layout.

I wish I had a bunch of them.

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 Posted: Mon Aug 22nd, 2022 05:28 pm
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I've shared photos of my black tank truck.

Here is the Liberty Classics Studebaker truck in the Shell livery.
Wheels were painted and a spray of Dullcoat finished it.

Shell was a common brand of gas in the 1930s,
and I was happy to keep the scheme original.

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 Posted: Mon Aug 22nd, 2022 10:44 pm
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Ertl's 1912 Ford van seems to come in several versions.
The difference lies in the luggage railing on the back of the roof.

One version has the railing as a separate, chromed piece,
riveted to the roof, which is my choice,
and another version has the railing cast on.

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 Posted: Wed Aug 24th, 2022 12:27 pm
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Today I put a Liberty Classics 1917 Studebaker and a 1928 Chevy pickup
side by side, and thought if I switched rear castings,
I'd have a nice Chevy tank truck.

Both models use the same pickup bed,
so I thought both tanker rear and pickup rear would simply interchange.
Nope.

The tanker rear is just a little bit wider than the pickup bed,
and doesn't fit between the Chevy fenders.

I think Liberty Classics made a marketing mistake.
They could have had a nice '28 tank truck to use for promotions.

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 Posted: Thu Aug 25th, 2022 02:38 am
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Tonight I finished putting a drop of Aleene's Tacky Glue
in the headlights of my Ertl Ford Model Ts.

The plastic headlights are the chrome color, and when dry
the glue gives the effect of a bulb behind the glass.

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 Posted: Thu Aug 25th, 2022 09:45 pm
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As it turns out,
Liberty Classics did use the tank casting
in their 1929 Ford model, instead of the Chevy.

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 Posted: Fri Aug 26th, 2022 12:57 pm
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I put an Ertl Model T pickup bed and Liberty Classics bed side by side,
and wondered what the 1928 Chevy would look like with the Model T bed.

As I have a few orange beds in the parts box, I may epoxy one on the Chevy.
Mixing parts from all the manufacturers is part of the fun for me.

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