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#539 of 548 About the Nicest Studebaker Models
Dec 04, 2013 (10:42 am)
I have these two:
#540 of 548 Re: Hey look, an Instagram of a car [fintail]
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Dec 04, 2013 (10:50 am)
I still have some of my old slot cars from the 60's in a box in the attic. I had a Chapparal that my Dad and I reversed the chassis on to make it a front wheel drive. That also moved the motor and center of gravity WAY forward and made it corner like a demon. Also have a Corvair dragster that we rewound the motor on. Thing could not go around any kind of corner, but was built strictly for the drag races we had at the one hobby shop.
Ah, the golden age of slot cars!! I'll have to find them and post some photos
#541 of 548 Re: About the Nicest Studebaker Models [lemko]
Dec 04, 2013 (10:59 am)
Nice. That bamboo roof look makes me think Kaiser though!
#542 of 548 Re: About the Nicest Studebaker Models [lemko]
Dec 04, 2013 (2:07 pm)
I have the Golden Hawk and that is a really nice model I think, although I'm not crazy in general with Golden Hawks. They used it to make a nice (OK, relative term) bright blue Packard Hawk model; wish they'd do the same and do a Gran Turismo Hawk. OK, it still has DNA from the '53, but the Gran Turismo is my favorite Studebaker.
I also have the gold supercharged Avanti Franklin Mint car, but I wish I had the turquoise one they released later.
A little off the subject, but I remember seeing a Franklin Mint light green '61 Ford Country Squire, with a picnic basket and brighly colored beach ball in the back, at a store near here that used to sell them. Very neat.
I'm not familiar with that 'Bullet Nose' model; looks very nice. My brother-in-law has a real nice yellow '49 Champion Convert, real car, that won its class at our regional show near here a few months back.
#544 of 548 Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg
Dec 09, 2013 (12:35 pm)
Ok, I just found out about this. Now that I am posting it, I guess everybody is going say "gee, where have you been? Of course we all knew about it."
Fine. It's new to me.
Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg
#545 of 548 Re: Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg [writer]
Dec 09, 2013 (4:00 pm)
I've heard of it but never been there. I love things like that though.
There's a huge model railroad layout at the Swiss Transport Museum in Luzern that I have visited - here's something I zoomed in on, an HO scale crash involving a MB W111 coupe (coupe version of my car):
Oh, today I stopped at a Wally World (bought something Made in USA there, shocking), and noticed the entire Matchbox stock was depleted, not a single car on the pegs. Hot Wheels was sparse, too. Toy cars might still be selling.
#547 of 548 Re: Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg [fintail]
Dec 10, 2013 (11:54 am)
After a lot of poking around I found out that the Hamburg MW is done in 1/87th scale. I am not sure how strict they are. I am guessing that it is fairly strict 1/87th since they are so big that they might want to be able to swap around pieces between display areas.
#548 of 548 Re: Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg [writer]
Dec 10, 2013 (12:06 pm)
I'd bet it is very strict. HO scale is definitely dominant in Germany - toy shops still have large train + accessory sections there, often the lineup of HO scale cars and trucks will fill most of a wall. There's an amazing variety of vehicles.
Here's a finely detailed 1:87 fintail I bought in Germany: