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Tabooma County Rwy
Fireman

USA
4392 Posts

Posted - 07/05/2009 :  11:26:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow, that is impressive. Chester, when did these appear in the real world?
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Chester
Fireman

2654 Posts

Posted - 07/05/2009 :  12:14:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Al, this model (which I believe is called the Commando) was introduced in '91 and remains the same today. These tractors don't change much. The only other yard goat I know of in scale is the really awful Walthers/Magnuson solid resin piece which dates back to the early 60's.

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

USA
4392 Posts

Posted - 07/06/2009 :  12:01:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Chester

Al, this model (which I believe is called the Commando) was introduced in '91 and remains the same today. These tractors don't change much. The only other yard goat I know of in scale is the really awful Walthers/Magnuson solid resin piece which dates back to the early 60's.



Thanks, Chester,

Well, that figures - this one is way too new for my early '70s era layout. Oh well...
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Chester
Fireman

2654 Posts

Posted - 01/15/2010 :  8:13:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sylvan Scale has a bunch of new models available at the Springfield show at the end of the month. I'll be breaking the bank open for some of these.

http://www.isp.ca/Sylvan/whatsnew.htm







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

USA
4392 Posts

Posted - 01/15/2010 :  9:44:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow, those old Plymouth's are really cool! In fact, all of the new releases are nifty. Thanks for the alert, Chester, I can see a purchase upcoming....
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badyin macfadyin
Section Hand

Netherlands
67 Posts

Posted - 08/08/2010 :  10:58:13 AM  Show Profile  Visit badyin macfadyin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Matchbox recently showed some prototypes for the REal Working Rigs range. Hopefully usable in HO especially the Command Vehicle


Some more http://www.mbxforum.com/31-Conventions/99-MCCX-2010/jnconfxx.htm here
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k9wrangler
Fireman

USA
6660 Posts

Posted - 08/08/2010 :  11:19:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Some real potential in those Matchbox rigs. The bottom one looks a lot like some of the bomb resistant military trucks built right down the road from me at Spartan Motors in Charlotte.
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Chester
Fireman

2654 Posts

Posted - 07/04/2011 :  11:08:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.


http://modelingin1-87.blogspot.com/
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TRAINS1941
Fireman

USA
6121 Posts

Posted - 07/04/2011 :  11:45:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Chester

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!!!

Jerry

Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln
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Tabooma County Rwy
Fireman

USA
4392 Posts

Posted - 07/04/2011 :  1:15:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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!
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Chester
Fireman

2654 Posts

Posted - 07/04/2011 :  5:01:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Al,
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.

http://modelingin1-87.blogspot.com/
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Twist67
Engine Wiper

Germany
188 Posts

Posted - 08/10/2011 :  2:19:33 PM  Show Profile  Visit Twist67's Homepage  Send Twist67 an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
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

Regards,Chris
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Chuck Doan
Fireman

USA
1465 Posts

Posted - 08/10/2011 :  2:23:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Those Dodge vans look really good! I well remember them.
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Catt
Crew Chief

USA
931 Posts

Posted - 08/11/2011 :  01:00:04 AM  Show Profile  Visit Catt's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Have seen both vans up close and personal.Both of them are very nice.Unfortunately at $20. per they are out of my reach.
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MainstreetUSA
New Hire

Germany
2 Posts

Posted - 08/11/2011 :  05:06:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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[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!

How Do Crazy People Go Through The Forest?

They Take The Psycho Path
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