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  • #16
    At the meet & greet of 1/87 scale modelers after the Springfield show we were treated to up close looks at some new releases. Athearn had preproduction models of the new Mack B61 pumper and the Checker cab and all I can say is WOW. Sylvan also had models of the above mentioned fire trucks as well as their 41 Willys coupe and a top fuel rail dragster that is simply amazing. My own favorite however is a new release from Sheepscot, the Mack LJSW (see photo below) This is a solid resin casting similar to the Don Mills LJ but with the SW coding in the model number makes it a heavy duty version with longer hood.


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

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    • #17
      Another new piece in 1/87 just announced, First Gear is offering a new configuration of the IH TD 25 crawler with side boom. I can see a lot of these going on 50's/60's era layouts.


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

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      • #18
        OK not new, in fact an old, out of production kit from Sheepscot. But I thought it was such an interesting kit that I wanted to show you all. It's a brass lowboy trailer kit that actually has a small flatbed trailer and the fixings for a few winches too. I will be trying to get this reintroduced since I got so much response on a couple of other forums.


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

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        • #19
          Chester: That side boom dozer looks neat - and probably expensive. Is it one of the $300-400 ones?

          I assembled a version from a Custom finishing kit a while ago. Not quite as fine and modern.

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          • #20
            Bob, so far all of the First Gear equipment in 1/87 have all been priced at $35 (really not too bad) They are all diecast and the tracks move (and are the best in the scale in my opinion.

            Here's another new one from them, the IH 175 Crawler with bucket and ripper bar.



            To give you some idea of just how nice these tracks are, I placed one of the TD 25's on a beam lowboy. Notice how the tracks even sag realistically. The era for these Internationals is mid 50's by the way.



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

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            • #21
              Thanks for the info, Chester, the $35.00 range seems a lot more reasonable than the extremely expensive ones I've see in the ads.

              The tractor on your flatbed looks awesome, and the "wide load" sign on front is a great touch!

              This past weekend I dirtied up an Ertl John Deere tractor that I picked up at the local Wal-Mart a while ago, not bad for $13.00.

              Here it is with some On30 equipment:


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              • #22
                Those JD pieces are terrific for the money, nice job on the dozer Bob. Look at the Norscot stuff too when at the big box store, for $4 you can't beat them. The Cat grader is my favorite.


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

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                • #23

                  I know this is a double post but I thought I should put this info here since this is a sticky. It is about the vehicles from Motormax Toy USA Inc. The link is below. I have also enclosed a photo of the 1940 Ford Pickup.

                  http://www.walthers.com/exec/search?...&Submit=Search



                  Paul

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                  • #24
                    Chester, I see the possibly for this vehicle becomming a nice rail truck cab.




                    Louis L&R Western Railroad
                    Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                    • #25
                      Thanks for that info Paul, I have yet to see one of these up close but the photos show a nice model.

                      Louis, that's one of my favorite vehicles. Sylvan does sell the 37 Chevy in a cab on chassis truck tractor as well as the pick up, panel truck and the Suburban you show.
                      http://modelingin1-87.blogspot.com/

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                      • #26

                        Another vehicle that I bought & really like are the 1936 Chryslers from Atlas. They are pricey but can be found on sale for 25-30% off. Caboose sells them for 20% off.

                        They are beautiful foreground models. The quality is as good as Ricko.

                        The first 3 colors are sold out most places but I noticed they are going to release 3 more colors.

                        Here is a link to the Walthers site which has fairly good photos of the first 3 colors: http://www.walthers.com/exec/search?...&Submit=Search

                        Here is the link to the Atlas page which lists the new offerings: http://www.atlasrr.com/Cars/masterpiececars3.htm

                        Paul

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                        • #27

                          Guys,

                          I wonder if the 1931 Bugatti T50 would look alright on a ca. 1940 American RR layout ???

                          Paul

                          here is a photo


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                          • #28
                            Paul, I'm sure there was an American tycoon in the 40's somewhere that would like to own that 1931 Bugatti T50! You think?

                            Chester, thanks for the information.


                            Louis L&R Western Railroad
                            Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                            • #29
                              Where'd you find that Bugatti?

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                              • #30
                                quote:


                                Originally posted by Miles


                                Where'd you find that Bugatti?


                                Miles,
                                It is from Atlas. They are offering 2 Bugatti models.

                                Here is the Walthers’ link: http://www.walthers.com/exec/search?...&Submit=Search

                                Here is the Atlas link for the Bugatti: http://www.atlasrr.com/Cars/masterpiececars3.htm

                                Paul

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