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  • #46
    Here's the photo from Athearn of the Ottawa yard goat. Very nice!


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

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    • #47
      Wow, that is impressive. Chester, when did these appear in the real world?

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      • #48
        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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        • #49
          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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          • #50
            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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            • #51
              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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              • #52
                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-Conventio...0/jnconfxx.htm here

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                • #53
                  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.
                  Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

                  Cedar Swamp
                  SW of Manistique, MI

                  Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022

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                  • #54
                    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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                    • #55
                      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, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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                      • #56
                        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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                        • #57
                          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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                          • #58
                            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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                            • #59
                              Those Dodge vans look really good! I well remember them.

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                              • #60
                                Have seen both vans up close and personal.Both of them are very nice.Unfortunately at $20. per they are out of my reach.
                                Johnathan (Catt) Edwards

                                100% Michigan made

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