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Chester Posted - 08/30/2007 : 10:35:25 PM
One of the main interests of folks that read my column in Toy Trucker Magazine is new releases. Now I don't have a magic ball and I don't know a lot of folks in the industry but I do pay attention to what's showing up on the shelves of our LHS's. So I thought I'd share (and welcome anyone else to do the same) some of the things we have newly available.
Sylvan Scale has some of the nicest little resin castings in 1/87. They're relatively inexpensive and fairly easy to build. Clare's latest additions are this 1941-46 Freuhauf furniture van

The '37 HudsonTerraplane in a panel wagon

And the '37 Chevy Suburban

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Rick Posted - 09/04/2012 : 4:28:30 PM
Originally posted by 2slim

I took some pix of mine but can't seem to upload them?!?


How to post pictures: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=27749
2slim Posted - 09/04/2012 : 4:15:56 PM
Hi guys,
My LHS just got some cars in from Herpa that I'd not seen before, they are called 'Econo-cars' priced at about $3 each. I think they would make good background vehicles.


I took some pix of mine but can't seem to upload them?!?

Geezer Posted - 05/10/2012 : 9:33:33 PM
Sure hit me funny....but I never had the opportunity
to see a turd on a cream pie!!!! ROFLMAO!!!!!!!
djdutch Posted - 05/08/2012 : 12:38:12 PM
they also have the dodge charger rt very nice models almost 20 euro for 1 car but very nice

Chester Posted - 05/08/2012 : 12:23:01 PM
Found an incredibly nice new model from Neo Scale models in 1/87, the 1957 Chrysler Imperial. Very nicely done!

bxcarmike Posted - 08/16/2011 : 11:07:37 AM
Cosidering those hotwheels and matchbox cars scale out about to S scale, they look horrible when next to HO scale counterparts and people. Only some of there trucks are close, but they need new wheels and tires atleast. mh
Chester Posted - 08/16/2011 : 10:12:06 AM
Well, your choice of course but why have lovely structures, landscaping and trains and then go and put cheap looking vehicles on your roads and parking lots? To me they stand out like a turd on a cream pie.
BTW, I have the Dodge van from Brekina and they are truly beautiful, accurate to scale models.
MainstreetUSA Posted - 08/11/2011 : 05:06:55 AM
[i]Unfortunately at $20. per they are out of my reach.

[:-banghead]As 1/87 vehicles reach unbelievable price ranges (goes for all mfg.'s) I fear that we are on our way back to Hot Wheels and Matchbox cast metal cruelties on many layouts. $20 will buy a not-too-bad freight car, some will rather buy that or other stuff if they have to cough up $20, and go back to $.99 clunkers to populate H0 highways. What a shame!
Catt Posted - 08/11/2011 : 01:00:04 AM
Have seen both vans up close and personal.Both of them are very nice.Unfortunately at $20. per they are out of my reach.
Chuck Doan Posted - 08/10/2011 : 2:23:57 PM
Those Dodge vans look really good! I well remember them.
Twist67 Posted - 08/10/2011 : 2:19:33 PM
Hi there,
just got some new vehicles for my rr...
They come from Brekina.
Dodge A 100 van and bus

Different colors,1/87 scale,Pan AM Bus,PRR Van,Rio Grande Van...
And also from Brekina an Mercedes Benz 450 SEL US-Version

Brekina has some other nice US-Cars like 1970 Chevrolet Camaro and Camaro Z28,Corvette C3 and 1959 Chevrolet El Camino

Chester Posted - 07/04/2011 : 5:01:03 PM
The Model R that is this model from Athearn replaced the B model in 1966 and was made into 1981. But the RD (same cabin different front end) was built into the 90's.

Jerry, I have way too many projects sitting on the bench right now including the Ford F850 Al was talking about. But I will definitely try to get one of the Model R kits for a (much) later date.
Tabooma County Rwy Posted - 07/04/2011 : 1:15:26 PM
Chester, what years were the Mack R trucks built?

I bought an F850 boom truck from TSM a few months back - great for kitbashing. Neat that TSM is able to make these kits available for us modelers!
TRAINS1941 Posted - 07/04/2011 : 11:45:03 AM

Then why aren't you building it yet?? Or is it just about finished??

Oh I forgot today's the 4th and your out celebrating, good show!!!

Chester Posted - 07/04/2011 : 11:08:53 AM
Great news from Athearn, available in a limited run kit form exclusively from Truck Stop Models is their R model Mack in a dump configuration. My opinion of the Athearn pieces is that they are terrific models with one problem. That of a heavy handed paint job that often hides the terrific details of the castings under too much paint. Now in addition to the Ford F 850, one can build one of the R model from an unpainted kit.

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