During a foray into Toys 'R' Us, I found a Matchbox 1:43 (roughly O scale) Mack 1923 fire truck... The last one for half price. I wish they'd had a half-dozen. These are wonderful little models. They're held together with three small machine screws, making kitbashing a snap. This little feller is in the process of becoming a small railtruck. I cannot claim any individuality of this idea, as I've seen something similar for sale...at a cost of over $200 USD However, my pocketbook managed to handle the ten bucks for this little guy. The wheels were removed, and replaced with MDC HO scale truss rod trucks. I will replace the plastic wheels with metal ones. The water tank on the back was removed, and will become a small backwoods critter refuelling station. (Hey - 2 models in one!) Stripping the paint was a big job, considering the diminutive size of this model. A thick layer of red metallic paint was covered by an equally thick layer of clearcoat, resulting in a beautifully lustrous finish, but an incredible amount of work to get (most of it) off. Here is a shot of the mostly stripped cab and frame.