I have a tabletop N scale layout that I was trying to get some ideas for scenery for... and after looking at a birdseye view of the Warner Brothers backlot, I have decided to do a Hazzard County theme for the scenery!
"The Dukes of Hazzard" was mostly shot on the backlot of the WB studios in Burbank... and it looks much like Walther's Merchants Row. Now.... where to find an N scale '69 Dodge Charger and some late '70s Dodge Monaco police cruisers.
WB Backlot courtesy Microsoft:
Remember the first 6 episodes were actually shot in Georgia, and have a totally different (and more realistic) look & feel to them - for example, Sheriff Roscoe had a whole platoon of deputies, not just Enos.
And you're not only not the first one to think of this, but it was a published track plan (Hazzard County Short Line) in Model Railroader's '48 Top Notch Track Plans' (although looking at the plan, they don't really have the 'backlot' downtown, nor Cooter's Garage, nor the Boar's Nest either - but they do have the Duke Farm!)
Oh, and Hazzard County definitely had railroads, in fact the Duke Boys jumped the trains on at least 2 seperate occasions. And what's really amazing is how much Northern Georgia looks in no way like Southern California...
A back lot Hazard is one thing..
Meet the real McCoy(hope there isn't any Hatfields around)
Racing Champions made some "Dukes of Hazzard" cars in 1/144 scale, which may be close enough(1/144 is close enough for some people, but not for others). You can probably find some of the cars on ebay.
For the police cars the closest I know of is the '78 Impala fire chief car. Obviously, it's not a monoco, and it needs a fresh paintjob, but the era is right and it has the lights. Might be a start?
Now, you could make Daisy's car, the yellow Roadrunner, from the early shows. Check this out!
As for the Charger......not a clue.
Ironically, the town in Georgia that was used for the episodes mentioned above is Covington...........the same town where the 1990s mega-hit show "In the Heat of The Night" was filmed. There are a number of good shots on the web of Covington.
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I don't see any N scale Dodge Chargers, not even on E-Bay! Good luck, I hope you find one. (Google It!)