How about a scale vehicle thread

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by Catt, Oct 22, 2006.

  1. C&O Steve

    C&O Steve New Member

    Try Die Cast Direct.
  2. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

    Got a link?
  3. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

    So here's a slecetion of my stuff... Al HO (or dang near...).

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  4. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

    One last one...

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  5. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

    I really like that Terminal Tactor you have there. Is it scratch built?
    Here's our latest addition. I love this color!!
    Made a trip to Wallyworld today and they still don't have the new cars from Motor Max Fresh Cherrys. I was told they were doing a reset and to check back in a few days, hopefully they will have them.

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  7. FiatFan

    FiatFan Member

    Chessie, I just picked mine up yesterday. I got the blue one but would have preferred a red one.

  8. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

    Fiatfan; What did you get? the 78 Pacer or the 74 Gremlin? There's also an 81 Ford Escort and a 77 Ford Pinto wagon with the porthole window. I found out that Atlas plans on a future release of a Ford Fairmont, don't remember if it was a 77 or 78 , anyhoo , I'm glad to see all these 70s vehicles coming out.
  9. FiatFan

    FiatFan Member

    I got the Corvette. Will be making another run in the next day or two. Most all the newest stuff from Malibu is too new for my era. If I can't find a red 'vette, I may buy one of the other colors and try my hand at repainting.

  10. oldtanker

    oldtanker Member

  11. FiatFan

    FiatFan Member

    I found a red one today! One can't have too many 'vettes. :wave:


  12. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    Love that scene fiat fan! :thumb: Those MDC Model 40's look great! You should do a layout tour! I can't wait to see the rest of your layout, Tom! :)

    Anyways, here's a parking lot full of cars on my old layout, The Mission Valley& Pacific, Central Coast division:


    I spot two fantastic model power cars, one '55 Bel Air, and a Brand-new 1954 300SL "gullwing" Mercedes! :cool: Also theres an International Harvester R190 "Roadway" semi by CNW, two cheap plastic cars, one LL 1955 Ford F-100 pickup and a cheapy (manufacturer, anyone? :confused:) 1940 Ford coupe.
  13. FiatFan

    FiatFan Member

    Thank you for the kind words, Miles, but I posed them in about the only area of my layout that is anywhere near close to ready for prime time. Right now, I can't even run trains :cry:because most trackwork is covered with blue tape while I am plastering.

    I will keep that in mind and hopefully in a month or two I can put something together. However, with the extremely mild weather we've been having lately, I haven't been spending as much time in the layout as previous winters. I may even go play some golf tomorrow! :thumb: In Iowa, that is a very rare treat.

  14. John D

    John D New Member

    New guy here...

    Hey guy here. I've been working on a website to show my train and vehicle photos of the fictional SouthBend Southern Railroad. Check it out at

    If you're interested in 1/87th construction equipment take a look at some of the older posts from early 2005 listed on the left side of the page. I'm building a road as well as the train stuff.

    John D
  15. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

    Welcome John. :wave: Glad to see ya made it here.:thumb:
  16. CCT70

    CCT70 Member

    Has anyone tried stripping and repainting one of the Malibu Trucks yet? I'd like to kitbash a moving trailer to 53', strip one of the W-900L's and paint it all up and decal it is a United Van Lines rig in white and yellow.
  17. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

    The terminal tractor is a kit. Wheel Works makes it. Its a VERY nice kit, much better then the 2 kits of Magnusun ones I own. I have not yet touched a Malibu truck, but i know the Street Whipz vans are a bear to dismantle
  18. Catt

    Catt Guest

    The Wal-Mart tractors are assembled with screws (or at least the chassis is attached with them).All you really need to disassemble the vans is an electric drill with a sharp bit to drill out the rivet.
  19. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

    Well, since my other hobby is being obsessed with Shelby Cobra's, I noticed that there seemed to be more of those here (5) than any other single car with the possible exception of the '57 Vette's - I can remember seeing at least 4. There was also one very beautiful Ferrari that looked remarkably similar to a Shelby Daytona coupe. Which brings me to wonder - Does anybody else on this site share my passion for the '60's Shelby Cobras AND does anybody actually own one that I can become best friends with? :D
    Since I don't hardly have any HO scale equipment, I was going to build a small diorama to showcase the Tower 55 that I never got and I was going to place the cars in the picture on that diorama. Since it never happened, they just sit on the edge of my desk as a daily reminder! They came from Toys R us - $1.98 each!

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  20. John D

    John D New Member

    Removing Malibu paint

    I highly recommend a product called Permatex gasket remover. It's available at most auto parts stores and it's great. No soaking...just spray on and wait a few minutes and the paint comes off. Wash well with water. I always prime the bare metal with gray auto primer.

    The Malibu KW cab does unscrew pretty easily. Here's mine...John D

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