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Chester
Fireman

2650 Posts

Posted - 02/03/2008 :  11:21:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Another new piece in 1/87 just announced, First Gear is offering a new configuration of the IH TD 25 crawler with side boom. I can see a lot of these going on 50's/60's era layouts.


http://modelingin1-87.blogspot.com/
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Chester
Fireman

2650 Posts

Posted - 02/06/2008 :  12:12:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
OK not new, in fact an old, out of production kit from Sheepscot. But I thought it was such an interesting kit that I wanted to show you all. It's a brass lowboy trailer kit that actually has a small flatbed trailer and the fixings for a few winches too. I will be trying to get this reintroduced since I got so much response on a couple of other forums.

http://modelingin1-87.blogspot.com/
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railphotog
Fireman

Canada
3758 Posts

Posted - 02/06/2008 :  12:55:42 PM  Show Profile  Visit railphotog's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Chester: That side boom dozer looks neat - and probably expensive. Is it one of the $300-400 ones?

I assembled a version from a Custom finishing kit a while ago. Not quite as fine and modern.


Bob Boudreau
My model railroad photography website:
http://sites.google.com/site/railphotog/
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Chester
Fireman

2650 Posts

Posted - 02/06/2008 :  4:30:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, so far all of the First Gear equipment in 1/87 have all been priced at $35 (really not too bad) They are all diecast and the tracks move (and are the best in the scale in my opinion.
Here's another new one from them, the IH 175 Crawler with bucket and ripper bar.


To give you some idea of just how nice these tracks are, I placed one of the TD 25's on a beam lowboy. Notice how the tracks even sag realistically. The era for these Internationals is mid 50's by the way.





http://modelingin1-87.blogspot.com/
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railphotog
Fireman

Canada
3758 Posts

Posted - 02/06/2008 :  5:26:44 PM  Show Profile  Visit railphotog's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the info, Chester, the $35.00 range seems a lot more reasonable than the extremely expensive ones I've see in the ads.

The tractor on your flatbed looks awesome, and the "wide load" sign on front is a great touch!

This past weekend I dirtied up an Ertl John Deere tractor that I picked up at the local Wal-Mart a while ago, not bad for $13.00.

Here it is with some On30 equipment:




Bob Boudreau
My model railroad photography website:
http://sites.google.com/site/railphotog/
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Chester
Fireman

2650 Posts

Posted - 02/07/2008 :  12:09:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Those JD pieces are terrific for the money, nice job on the dozer Bob. Look at the Norscot stuff too when at the big box store, for $4 you can't beat them. The Cat grader is my favorite.

http://modelingin1-87.blogspot.com/
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paulbrockatsf
Fireman

USA
3581 Posts

Posted - 02/21/2008 :  03:08:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

I know this is a double post but I thought I should put this info here since this is a sticky. It is about the vehicles from Motormax Toy USA Inc. The link is below. I have also enclosed a photo of the 1940 Ford Pickup.

http://www.walthers.com/exec/search?category=&scale=H&manu=467&item=&keywords=&instock=Q&split=300&Submit=Search



Paul
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desertdrover
Engineer

USA
12713 Posts

Posted - 02/21/2008 :  08:52:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Chester, I see the possibly for this vehicle becomming a nice rail truck cab.


Louis
Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast
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Chester
Fireman

2650 Posts

Posted - 02/21/2008 :  4:04:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for that info Paul, I have yet to see one of these up close but the photos show a nice model.
Louis, that's one of my favorite vehicles. Sylvan does sell the 37 Chevy in a cab on chassis truck tractor as well as the pick up, panel truck and the Suburban you show.

http://modelingin1-87.blogspot.com/
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paulbrockatsf
Fireman

USA
3581 Posts

Posted - 02/21/2008 :  4:41:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Another vehicle that I bought & really like are the 1936 Chryslers from Atlas. They are pricey but can be found on sale for 25-30% off. Caboose sells them for 20% off.

They are beautiful foreground models. The quality is as good as Ricko.

The first 3 colors are sold out most places but I noticed they are going to release 3 more colors.

Here is a link to the Walthers site which has fairly good photos of the first 3 colors: http://www.walthers.com/exec/search?category=&scale=H&manu=150&item=&keywords=1936&instock=Q&split=300&Submit=Search

Here is the link to the Atlas page which lists the new offerings: http://www.atlasrr.com/Cars/masterpiececars3.htm

Paul
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paulbrockatsf
Fireman

USA
3581 Posts

Posted - 02/21/2008 :  5:04:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Guys,

I wonder if the 1931 Bugatti T50 would look alright on a ca. 1940 American RR layout ???

Paul

here is a photo

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desertdrover
Engineer

USA
12713 Posts

Posted - 02/21/2008 :  7:06:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Paul, I'm sure there was an American tycoon in the 40's somewhere that would like to own that 1931 Bugatti T50! You think?
Chester, thanks for the information.

Louis
Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

Edited by - desertdrover on 02/21/2008 7:08:17 PM
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Miles
Engine Wiper

479 Posts

Posted - 02/21/2008 :  8:57:06 PM  Show Profile  Visit Miles's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Where'd you find that Bugatti?
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paulbrockatsf
Fireman

USA
3581 Posts

Posted - 02/22/2008 :  03:00:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Miles

Where'd you find that Bugatti?

Miles,

It is from Atlas. They are offering 2 Bugatti models.

Here is the Walthers’ link: http://www.walthers.com/exec/search?category=&scale=H&manu=150&item=&keywords=Bugatti&instock=Q&split=30&Submit=Search

Here is the Atlas link for the Bugatti: http://www.atlasrr.com/Cars/masterpiececars3.htm

Paul
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paulbrockatsf
Fireman

USA
3581 Posts

Posted - 02/22/2008 :  03:04:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by desertdrover

Paul, I'm sure there was an American tycoon in the 40's somewhere that would like to own that 1931 Bugatti T50! You think?
Chester, thanks for the information.
Louis,

I was kind of thinging the same thing. I will probably pick one up. It is something a little different.

Paul
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