River Point Station will produce two N scale Ford F-350 trucks

cfritschle Jan 27, 2019

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    Today at the Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show in West Springfield, MA River Point Station announced two Ford F-350 models will be produced in N scale. One model will be of an F-350 utility truck, and the other will be of an F-350 crew cab pickup.

    The prototypes for these models were first produced for the 1992 model year, and continued in production into the early part of 1999. The River Point Station F-350 crew cab pickups and utility trucks are due in part the to the poll the N Scale Vehicle Association took at the N Scale Enthusiast Convention last summer in Salt Lake City. I want to extend my thanks to all who participated in the poll. It gave Ron the encouragement he needed to produce the models! Photos of the test shots of the body molding are shown below.

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    That is very good news!
     
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    We now have the first examples of the River Point Station Ford F-350 models that were assembled from the test shots of the tooling. The assembly and painting of the models was done by a non-professional, and it definitely shows. However, considering these were assembled from test shots of completely new tooling, we can expect the models produced from the finished tooling will be superb!

    And to make things a little more interesting, the new Fords were photographed with some existing N scale Ford models.

    An Atlas F-150 with the RPS F-350 crew cab.
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    A GHQ F-350 with the RPS F-350 utility truck.
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    The RPS F-350 utility will come with end-user applied photoetched West Coast style mirrors.

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    Ron from River Point Station sent me some examples of the 2nd test shots for the new Ford F-350 models to “play” with. These moldings are more refined, and should be ready for production.

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    Next we have views of the painted and assembled crew cab from four different angles.

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    We can be assured that the factory finished production models will look a lot better than these test shots.

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    Since a lot of people purchased these large Ford pickups to haul their “toys” around, I added a trailer hitch to the crew cab. I think the Busch boat and trailer look like they belong behind the pickup. :)

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    The N Scale Vehicle Association's Industry News page has been updated with some photos of the decorated pre-production models. http://nscalevehicles.org/news.php

    I really like the trim on the tailgate of the black F-250 crew cab pickup. :)

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    If anyone has been wondering if they would be able to create regular cab F-250 pickups, or crew cab F-350 utility trucks by kitbashing the River Point Station models, the answer is yes!

    This photo compares an Atlas F-150 SuperCab with a kitbashed RPS F-250 regular cab pickup.
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    And this photo shows the kitbashed RPS F-350 crew cab utility truck with the pickup.
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    Once the models are released (they are currently in production) I am going to practice some more on a few of the undecorated kits before attempting to kitbash the decorated models. :unsure:

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