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paulbrockatsf
Fireman

USA
3581 Posts

Posted - 02/22/2008 :  03:09:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Here is a photo of the Atlas 1936 Chrysler. This is the Gunmetal Gray which is sold out.

Paul

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Chester
Fireman

2656 Posts

Posted - 05/18/2008 :  8:18:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here are some shots of preproduction pieces from River Point Station. The Ford F350 crew cab dually and the crew cab with two tone paints both soon to be released. I may have said this before but in my opinion, these are probably the most prototypically accurate models in 1/87 available.




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

2656 Posts

Posted - 05/29/2008 :  5:40:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's an interesting new piece from Woodland Scenics. The truck is a Mack E model from the late 30's. They can have the rest of the scene but I want the truck.

http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/785-5553



http://modelingin1-87.blogspot.com/
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Tabooma County Rwy
Fireman

USA
4393 Posts

Posted - 05/29/2008 :  6:08:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Chester

Here's an interesting new piece from Woodland Scenics. The truck is a Mack E model from the late 30's. They can have the rest of the scene but I want the truck.

http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/785-5553






Yes, I could see a couple of those trucks too, Chester, but man, W/S is getting up there in their pricing! Anyway, I wonder if the model truck really comes with half-flat tires like shown in the image.....
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Chester
Fireman

2656 Posts

Posted - 05/30/2008 :  05:47:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I would assume the flat tires are part of the deal Al.
And unfortunately like everything else in life, our vehicle models are going to start costing us a bit more in the near future for a number of reasons and especially those that are coming from China according to some of the manufacturers reps that I talk to.

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

USA
3581 Posts

Posted - 07/21/2008 :  12:10:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

I noticed Athearn is going to release RTR Ford Model As Woody, Sedan Delivery and Huckster. Also they will release a Flxible Visicoach Bus. Here are links to info from Athearn.

I sure wish they would fix those wheels & make the spokes finer like the Jordans.

Paul

http://publications.horizonhobby.com/read/archive?id=1386&e=richardatsf%40aol%2ecom&x=56a10c2e

http://publications.horizonhobby.com/read/archive?id=1383&e=richardatsf%40aol%2ecom&x=9e186cf7

http://www.athearn.com/Search/Default.aspx?SearchTerm=Ford+ModelA+RTR&CatID=THV
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Chester
Fireman

2656 Posts

Posted - 07/21/2008 :  8:06:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I agree about the wheels Paul. The model A was a strange choice in the first place for Athearn. The Visicoach is a great model however. Nice to see some buses from that era done well. Look forward to even more nifty stuff from them soon.

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

USA
3581 Posts

Posted - 08/16/2008 :  6:08:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Chester,

I wrote Athearn about the wheels on their Model A. I mentioned that the most common complaint among modelers is their wheels. I also mentioned that I new they could be cast finer because Jordan has been able to do it.

I have not received an answer & do not expect to. I just think if enough mention this that maybe they will do something.

It may not help but at least I can say I tried.

Paul
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paulbrockatsf
Fireman

USA
3581 Posts

Posted - 08/16/2008 :  6:15:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Ricko is releasing some new models. it is discussed here: http://87thscale.proboards23.com/index.cgi?board=general&action=display&thread=567&page=4

I personally like the BMW DIXI. I do not know what year this is but I think it would look good on a 1920s1940s layout or diorama.

The detail is much finer than the Athearn Model A & I bet the price will be comparable to Athearn new Model A.

Paul
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Chester
Fireman

2656 Posts

Posted - 08/17/2008 :  09:07:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just fyi, a little BMW history, the Dixi was their first venture into car building. These cars are really small. After having quite a few Ricko pieces in hand recently I just have to add that their quality is just spectacular.

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

Canada
3781 Posts

Posted - 01/12/2009 :  08:09:13 AM  Show Profile  Visit railphotog's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Sheepscot has announced a 1941 International KB-11 truck will be available this month:

www.sheepscotscale.com



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

Edited by - railphotog on 01/12/2009 08:10:04 AM
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bxcarmike
Crew Chief

USA
548 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2009 :  12:27:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sylvan has a new B model mack that'll be at Springfeild this weekend, check add inRMC or their website. mike h.
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Chester
Fireman

2656 Posts

Posted - 06/30/2009 :  10:37:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Scuttlebutt has it that Athearn is coming out with an Ottawa yard tractor very soon. An interesting addition to their lineup that will feature some photo etched parts. Also a truck bed mounted crane that will probably go over big with the MOW crowd. I have seen preproduction photos of it and itt is stunning. Pictures here when available.

http://modelingin1-87.blogspot.com/
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k9wrangler
Fireman

USA
6669 Posts

Posted - 07/01/2009 :  09:19:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Chester

Scuttlebutt has it that Athearn is coming out with an Ottawa yard tractor very soon. An interesting addition to their lineup that will feature some photo etched parts. Also a truck bed mounted crane that will probably go over big with the MOW crowd. I have seen preproduction photos of it and itt is stunning. Pictures here when available.

This U-tub vid posted elsewhere would tend to fan those flames:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=px3nIvPhBtk
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Chester
Fireman

2656 Posts

Posted - 07/05/2009 :  08:48:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's the photo from Athearn of the Ottawa yard goat. Very nice!

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