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  • #16
    Lutz,

    Somehow I missed these latest pictures.

    Very nice and will also be a big help :up: :up: as I slowly work on mine.

    I have been occupied with other projects(1:1) but hope to get back to this model soon.

    Thanks agin for the pictures.
    <img src="http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/data/bbags/20076794158_b3b.jpg" alt="" /><br /><br>John Bagley<br /><br>Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.

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    • #17
      Nice work on the crane. I'm building one right now my self. Hope it turns out as nice as yours.


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      Here is one of the Erie Steam Shovels a local farmer restored and put back to work.
      http://www.dougcoffey.com/html/model_railroad.html

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      • #18
        There are some GREAT pictures here!!! Thanks everyone for sharing. I bought these models immediately after I got Quincy's so I would not miss out! (Sorry Mike) I've been doing some "mini scenes" lately instead of working on the larger kits so maybe I'll join in. I'll have to see if those 1:1 projects will let me have some time.

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        • #19
          Hi Guys:

          Neat kit. I think I have one of them around somewhere. I think they also did a Mack rail bus that is pretty neat too. They arn't made anymore but I'm sure they didn't throw the molds away. You never know they may come back someday.

          Karl S.

          Karl S.

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          • #20
            Thanks Doug for the picture.

            I e-mailed Doug after seeing a discussion of the Vintage Vehicles kits on the finescaleminiatures Yahoo Group and asked Doug to post his picture here.

            Look forward to more pictures when you have completed the crane.
            <img src="http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/data/bbags/20076794158_b3b.jpg" alt="" /><br /><br>John Bagley<br /><br>Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.

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            • #21
              Thanks John. I noticed one model here built with the track drive transfer cases on the outside. An easy mistake to make, but they do go on the inside.
              http://www.dougcoffey.com/html/model_railroad.html

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              • #22
                I was just thinking about steam cranes and shovels. The IHC Barnhart loader is an inexpensive model and actually very well detailed. They could easily be bashed onto a tracked vehicle, maybe a ROCO HO tank track could be uses and I'm sure there are other parts that can be borrowed off vehicles in the Walthers catalog. I have one of them on my layout and was quite surprised how nice they are.
                http://www.dougcoffey.com/html/model_railroad.html

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                • #23
                  quote:


                  Originally posted by postalkarl


                  Hi Guys:

                  I think they also did a Mack rail bus that is pretty neat too. They arn't made anymore but I'm sure they didn't throw the molds away. You never know they may come back someday.

                  Karl S.


                  You're right, Karl-- Vintage Vehicles DID also make a beautiful kit for a 1922 Mack Railcar. You can see a picture of it on the V V website which, for some reason, is still up and running:

                  http://www.vintagevehicleshoscale.com/
                  I may have asked this before, but what, if any, was the connection between V V and Jordan products? Anybody know? The instruction sheets are eerily similar, from the unusual Leroy lettering right down to the almost identical replacement parts coupon. If that weren't enough, take a look at this scan of part of the V V steam shovel instruction sheet:



                  -Dave
                  -Dave

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                  • #24
                    Dave,

                    I have been asking that same Jordan/Vintage Vehicle question myself. If the VV kits came in a Jordan box, you wouldn't blink an eye. The kits are identical in every possible way.

                    Doug
                    http://www.dougcoffey.com/html/model_railroad.html

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                    • #25
                      Saw this posted on the Yahoo FSM site. Thought I would pass it along.

                      Maybe I can clear up some of this confusion about Vintage Vehicles.

                      Harvey Jackson, I believe, owned both companies, Jordan Models and

                      Vintage Vehicles, In fact the Essex which is now part of the Jordan

                      line was intially introduced in the Vintage Vehicles line. When he died

                      the lines were split between the two sons. His son Robert getting the

                      Jordan line and another son, name I don't know getting the Vintage

                      Vehicles. There were a total of five models produced by Vintage, A Mack

                      Railbus, two Circus wagons for the WAthers great Circus series and the

                      two cranes. I'm fortunate to have all of them. Due to demand, a

                      limited run was made of all of the models and I was able to fill out

                      what I didn't have at the time. These were offered over three years ago

                      and I haven't been to the site recently so I don't know what is left.

                      As far as I know the dies remain in the Jackson family's control.

                      Hope this clears up some of the confusion.

                      Larry Smith

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                      • #26
                        quote:


                        Originally posted by Rick


                        Maybe I can clear up some of this confusion about Vintage Vehicles.


                        Thank you, Rick!id="green"> :up: id="size5">

                        This new information dovetails perfectly with the following note on the V V website:

                        "Vintage Vehicles is not for sale. Pursuant to my father's wishes, the company and its assets are to remain in the family."
                        I wonder if a letter addressed to Mr. Jackson at Jordan telling him of the continued intense interest in the V V models might suggest to him that producing them again would be profitable.

                        -Dave
                        -Dave

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