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Metal vehicles for HO

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Posted by OldSchoolScratchbuilder on Monday, April 16, 2018 8:32 PM

MisterBeasley

I was out grocery shopping today and passed a small parking lot.  There was a very small dumptruck, with even the same color scheme as the on in that small grassy circle in your picture.  It wasn't much bigger than one of today's monster pickup trucks.  There's a prototype for everything.

 

Ahhhh lol. Wish you had taken a picture.

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Posted by ACY Tom on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 1:05 PM

I haven't read all these posts, but the subject prompts me to ask about the old Ulrich line of metal highway trucks. I understand somebopdy brought them back several years ago but have heard nothing in recent times. Are they still available? If so, what is the source?

On a related theme, Ulrich had an extensive line of metal freight car kits, some of which have never been available in any other form. It makes me wonder if the masters or molds are still available and if they could be used to produce the cars in some lighter, more practical, material such as resin. The offset hopper cars, in particular, represent very unusual cars. I am still trying to identify a prototype for the twin, but it is clear from the rivet pattern and number of ribs, that the triple was based on the Bessemer & Lake Erie's unique 90 ton cars. This car has neveer been available in any other form, and its return would be very welcome, especially if the material could be lighter.

Tom 

 

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