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Era for Hot Dog Trailers

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 6:32 AM

Ed: Thank you for the pictures and confirmation. That was really appreciated.

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I think the little wagon just needs some easy deatil work and it will be ready.

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Posted by 7j43k on Monday, December 17, 2018 8:20 PM

Here's a shot from 1954:

 

 

Here's another (note the hard to see wheels underneath):

 

 

I also think the graphics on the little model up above fits well in the '50's.  

 

I think these were not so much used for work-related lunches, as they are so much now.  Note the beach (Daytona Beach).  I think more recreational areas.  

But maybe YOUR guy was ahead of his time.

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Posted by richg1998 on Monday, December 17, 2018 8:06 PM

I did a search for ho scale hot dog trailer and ho scale hot dog stand. They are out there. Some times a vehicle or two in the picture.

Rich

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, December 17, 2018 5:23 PM

Thank you for all the helpful replies.

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I suspected it would be OK for my era, but as with so many impulse purchases, I was not sure. As soon as I saw the model, I knew I was going to buy it.

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It was less than $15.00, so I really could not lose.

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Posted by Lone Wolf and Santa Fe on Monday, December 17, 2018 12:17 PM

There is a resurgence in food trucks and these type trailers are all over the place now. I see them at faires, carnivals and car shows as well as in business districts where people eat lunch from them daily. They could be correct in almost any era layout.

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Posted by ATLANTIC CENTRAL on Sunday, December 16, 2018 5:54 PM

Matchbox made one about 1960:

https://www.ebay.com/i/332894943915?chn=ps

The model in your picture looks very 1950's correct.

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Posted by gmpullman on Sunday, December 16, 2018 5:51 PM

I hope so since I have a similar 'Talian sausage-wagon on my 1956 layout.

https://www.mcny.org/story/hot-dog

 

Food carts have been around for almost, like forever:

http://www.shorpy.com/node/16718?size=_original#caption

I'm sure the Oxford model is patterned after a UK style but it sort of has an Airstream look to it. I say go for it.

 IMG_8722 by Edmund, on Flickr

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Posted by Erie1951 on Sunday, December 16, 2018 5:38 PM

Considering that Oscar Mayer rolled out their first hot dog shaped "Weiner Mobile" in 1936, you pretty much have something that you can work with. It has a neat vintage design to it already and it would look neat hooked up to a '50s pick up truck.

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Era for Hot Dog Trailers
Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, December 16, 2018 5:13 PM

I saw this neat little hot dog trailer from Oxford and bought it without thinking twice.

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I do not know whe these came into use. Would it be appropriate for my 1954 era?

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Thanks

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