Let see Custom HO vehicles

RGW1 May 13, 2020

  1. RGW1

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    My layout era is late 50s so let is a little harder to find old trucks for it , so I modify them to give different looks to some of the same trucks.
    Lets see your custom trucks/car modified from the factory model. Here are some I have made 5-10-20 021.JPG 5-10-20 023.JPG 5-10-20 024.JPG 5-10-20 022.JPG
     
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    Imex trucks have been great for modeling older eras
     
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    I know what you mean about difficulty finding early vehicles! These are Jordan Highway Miniatures kits that I fiddled with. The tow truck and the truck behind it are both heavily modified as is the truck getting an engine removed. I simply cut and modeled the back doors open on the old 1911 delivery truck and painted wood grain on the inside. Fun times! 7F2FB0BD-C116-49DA-AB00-AB40C6476138.jpeg 0B9927EE-AE28-446A-90B6-A9CE347F3609.jpeg A53F9488-CAF1-4C7E-B69F-B551C66F4C4A.jpeg
     
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    They look great model prewar truck must be really hard. I have a old matchbox truck 20s british prototype in my scrap yard covered in weeds .
     
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    Something over ten years ago, I developed an interest in Roadway Express and in particular spent a lot of time on hankstruckpicures.com, where I found that Roadway operated a large variety of different semi tractors and also numerous slightly different trailer paint schemes in the late 40s/early 50s. Around that time, Imex truck models as well as Classic Metal Works trailers were readily available, so with the help of my Alps printer, I based a number of tractor-trailers on them.

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    1. Tractor from a shortened Imex Ford and a CMW trailer I painted. Alps decals round out the job. Mirrors and mud flaps are still needed.

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    2. Factory painted CMW trailer with an Imex International KB tractor

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    3. CMW White WC22, former Yale tractor relettered for Roadway with custom lettered trailer.

    DSCI0138.jpg 4. Rear view of the Ford and International tractors. I intended that they would always be hooked to a trailer, so didn't worry about the absence of a rear window or the fifth wheel built with CA and a stack of washers. These trucks will populate a Roadway terminal on my layout.

    I just ran across these photos. I also did some other custom trucks, which I will post if I find the photos.
     
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