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I didn't feed the E bay Monster today. The old American Yardsale 2 bucks each.

One's man Trash is another man's Treasure

1:43 scale, Ok for the plugger, The perfectionists???
 

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Some nice looking cars there, looks like one is an Olds 442... Are they true O scale, 1:48, or something different? It seems that I can not find 1:48 cars anywhere, except from MTH where they charge outragous amounts for them... I need to hit up a couple yardsales or a flea market some day, I have not done that for a while :cool:
 

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Plasticville

The other car is a Road Runner of 1970 vintage.

I'm showing a Plasticville Station, nothing fancy, but adds a retro feel to a layout ,a toast to the golden age of Rock and Roll and Lionel Trains.:cool:




Sometime you just don't get all the pieces, so model it a constuction in progress.Just a thought.:rolleyes:

 

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Marx Switch Tower

Of course,O scale made by Marx. the Switch Tower
Both men move, one steps outside. OOps I'm missing the steps.
Top Interior shot is in my gallery. B&M I haven't had any problem reply on the gallery.

 

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Milk Platform

I manufactured a deck using tin snips, and a dremel cutting disc for the tabs.The metal is actually a truss plate from a home improvement store.Buying repro pieces is just no fun.;)


 

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Looks good. I have always wanted to do some of these again, I used to have some really nice ones on my HO layout when I was a kid. The one I remember the best was a farm setup, had a huge barn and all the outbuildings and a farmhouse I think. Looked really sharp when it was all put together.
 

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The Local drugstore can surprise you. If you e bay, a lot of the O scale accessory vehicles come from dept. stores.
So true, but a lot of that seems to be either 1:43 or 1:64... For the life of me, I still can not find any 1:48 scale vehicles in any stores near me :mad:
 

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I have found several 1:43 scale die-cast cars at the local Dollar General store. I am also a car enthusiast, and I collect models of what I drive (Ford Mustangs and Dodge Chargers). I tend to find them in the most unexpected places. I would start by hitting up the toy section in all of your local dollar stores, you would be surprised at what you might find.
 

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Home made trestle

WIth track increasing I needed to give my trestles a little needed advantage. So I increased the width for flexibility. The tunnel is 4,1/8 inches by 4, 1/8ths. THe home made trestle is 4, 5/8ths high. I copied the trestle height and check out the dimensions from a foam tunnel I have. The rest was cut with a coping saw and wall pappered with my paper O scale buildings cut to fit. I had to hide the widows though.:)
I made three but I need only one for now.I used quarter inch plywood for the top for strength because the wood boards split along the grain. I painted the seams gray and printed in black and white to match.

On line there are many sites that have printable aides for backdrops etc. I thought of brick but just used what I had. Some I found were pay sites.



I just checked this thread has 600 views!. I don't remember seeing that many.
 

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Wallmart comes through with a 1/43 scale series. I had to go to a bigger store in Seabrook. It's the American Grafitti series. I guess I will have to take it out of the box sometimes. The other model they had was a 56 chevy.

Some recent Finds



1/43 scale
 

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Marx Bell

Through inspiration again. I was jealous of Ed's bell engine. So I got a Marx Bell Signal to satisfy my bell sound fever. Well, two actually.



Other neat things are the 253 Block signal and the 154 Highway Signal, and the Marx version to the right.
The link to make a track section operate the crossing signals.

 

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New Project

This accessory should be done today and will be posted herel It is a scale accessory that was a bright idea.

"Getcha Comics Heeeree! The Latest T-man, Fights for Train Rights. Oonly a nickel."

 

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Hold the Bus!

I have seen these in Oscale mags and found one today, at my LHS, RITE AID. I was lookinf at an old caddilac El Dorado, but the bus won.

 

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Through inspiration again. I was jealous of Ed's bell engine. So I got a Marx Bell Signal to satisfy my bell sound fever. Well, two actually.



Other neat things are the 253 Block signal and the 154 Highway Signal, and the Marx version to the right.
The link to make a track section operate the crossing signals.

T Man what year is your 154 signal?

I got few the couple that need work I got in a junk lot.
The one complete I got for $11.00.
All of them work.:D

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