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Enzyklopädie 8/2022

Markus Schiavo
 

Hi
The latest update of the encyclopedia is now online.
https://www.spur-n.com/fahrzeuge.html


Athearn Flxible Visicoach Announcement

cfritschle
 

Athearn has announced another run of their Flxible Visicoach buses.  http://www.athearn.com/newsletter/072922/13_ATHN_Intercity_Bus_072922.pdf

I have to wonder why they are re-running the Utah Parks paint scheme when they have not done the Sun Valley paint scheme.  UP purchased two Visicoach buses for service from Hailey to the Sun Valley Lodge in 1954.  I even remember seeing the Sun Valley buses when my grandparents took me to Hailey during the winter of 1958 or 1959.

Carter


News Oxford Diecast

Markus Schiavo
 

News from Oxford Diecast (1:148)

Fowler BB1 Ploughing Engine with Living Wagon

https://www.oxforddiecast.co.uk/collections/new-in/products/nfbb002


Wiking news 8/22

Markus Schiavo
 

Wiking news 8/2022

https://www.wiking.de/shop/neu/august/mini-bagger-hr-18-gruen.html



Von meinem/meiner Galaxy gesendet


Re: Models for Your Era

Bill Cawthon
 

By the 1970s, 8-tracks were being replaced by cassette players. Just sayn'

On 07/16/2022 9:34 AM cfritschle <cfritschle@...> wrote:


Only those with 8-track tape players.  😉

On 7/16/2022 1:28 AM, J ROWE wrote:
Do any of the Seventies models play Jackson Five or Wings on their car stereos. 

On Fri, Jul 15, 2022 at 5:51 PM boro2ang <bryanb@...> wrote:
I forgot how bad those NJI Mustangs were/are.  Oof!

Great resource Carter.
Thank you.

Bryan Borovec 



Re: Models for Your Era

cfritschle
 

Only those with 8-track tape players.  😉

On 7/16/2022 1:28 AM, J ROWE wrote:
Do any of the Seventies models play Jackson Five or Wings on their car stereos. 

On Fri, Jul 15, 2022 at 5:51 PM boro2ang <bryanb@...> wrote:
I forgot how bad those NJI Mustangs were/are.  Oof!

Great resource Carter.
Thank you.

Bryan Borovec 



Re: Models for Your Era

J ROWE
 

Do any of the Seventies models play Jackson Five or Wings on their car stereos. 

On Fri, Jul 15, 2022 at 5:51 PM boro2ang <bryanb@...> wrote:
I forgot how bad those NJI Mustangs were/are.  Oof!

Great resource Carter.
Thank you.

Bryan Borovec 


Re: Models for Your Era

boro2ang
 

I forgot how bad those NJI Mustangs were/are.  Oof!

Great resource Carter.
Thank you.

Bryan Borovec 


Models for Your Era

cfritschle
 

Greetings N scale vehicle modelers.

I have "parked" updated pdf documents (with photos) titled "Models for Your Era" in this group's files that can be found here:  https://groups.io/g/NScaleVehicleAssociation/files/Models%20for%20Your%20Era
Most of the models shown in the photos are part of the N Scale Vehicle Association's convention display.  So, those who have attended the National N Scale Conventions that I was able to attend are probably already familiar with these models.

At this time, I only have uploaded files for the decades from 1950 through 2009 for autos, light trucks, SUVs and vans in which the prototypes (or very similar prototypes) were marketed in North America.  These documents supplement the convention handouts (lists of models based on prototypes marketed in North America) in this group's files found here:  https://groups.io/g/NScaleVehicleAssociation/files/Convention%20Handouts

My convention display also features some N scale farm tractors, so I have uploaded an illustrated pdf file for those as well.

Now for the disclaimers: 

I only included models that I have in my collection.  And, I built the kits, so don't  blame the manufacturer for poor paint jobs and/or the detailing on the models. 

I do plan to add files for models of the older prototypes when I get more of my pre-1950s kits built! 

Also, all of the models shown were marketed as 1:160 scale, except for the Johnny Lightning 1982-90 Camaro Monopoly token.  The JL Camaro token just happened to scale out at 1:160 so I have included it.  However, many (but not all) of the other Johnny Lightning Monopoly tokens are close to 1:160 scale.

And while I have all of the Woodland Scenics N scale Autoscenes vehicles, I did not include them since they were not intended to represent specific prototype vehicles.  Generally, those are generic models that do look similar to prototype vehicles, but Woodland Scenics does not identify a prototype for them.

I will attempt to take "side by side" comparison photos of specific models if someone requests them.  I do have comparison photos posted online (TrainBoard Railimages and The Railwire Gallery), but I will post any new photos I take in this group's photos found here:  https://groups.io/g/NScaleVehicleAssociation/photos 

And finally, the N scale vehicle encyclopedia that Markus has built and maintains is the ultimate master list with photos for nearly all of the N scale and near N scale models ever made!  https://www.spur-n.com/fahrzeuge.html
The information I have uploaded to this group is simply intended as a quick look up for those wanting to get some idea of what vehicle models may be available for their modeling era.

Carter


Lemke spring brochure 2022

Markus Schiavo
 


Re: More on "between the wars" vehicles

J ROWE
 

This is a newer era but you might enjoy this coastal video. Rasch Studios makes custom N-Scale layouts. 


On Mon, Jun 27, 2022 at 4:10 PM Thomas Knapp <thomasknapp@...> wrote:

My layout is based on the Pacific Coast Railway in the late 1920’s although I stretch some things to the late 1930’s. I have accumulated a number of kits and R-T-R models representing road vehicles manufactured between 1911 and 1939. I have found a number of paint charts on-line for various manufacturers covering model years within this range. Although color rendition of scanned color charts is not very accurate (nor is computer screen color reproduction) these charts give an acceptable indication of the color schemes being marketed by the different manufacturers during that era. The old adage (attributed to Henry Ford) “any color as long as it is black” certainly does not apply to all vehicles during the between-the-wars period.

Tom K.

 


Re: More on "between the wars" vehicles

Bill Cawthon
 

The "any color as long as it's black" didn't even apply to the Model T until 1914. The first uniform color, Brewster Green, was announced in 1909. After 1925, the Model T was once again being offered in a variety of colors in order to compete with Billy Durant's Chevrolet.

Bill Cawthon


On 06/27/2022 4:13 PM Thomas Knapp <thomasknapp@...> wrote:


My layout is based on the Pacific Coast Railway in the late 1920’s although I stretch some things to the late 1930’s. I have accumulated a number of kits and R-T-R models representing road vehicles manufactured between 1911 and 1939. I have found a number of paint charts on-line for various manufacturers covering model years within this range. Although color rendition of scanned color charts is not very accurate (nor is computer screen color reproduction) these charts give an acceptable indication of the color schemes being marketed by the different manufacturers during that era. The old adage (attributed to Henry Ford) “any color as long as it is black” certainly does not apply to all vehicles during the between-the-wars period.

Tom K.

 


More on "between the wars" vehicles

Thomas Knapp
 

My layout is based on the Pacific Coast Railway in the late 1920’s although I stretch some things to the late 1930’s. I have accumulated a number of kits and R-T-R models representing road vehicles manufactured between 1911 and 1939. I have found a number of paint charts on-line for various manufacturers covering model years within this range. Although color rendition of scanned color charts is not very accurate (nor is computer screen color reproduction) these charts give an acceptable indication of the color schemes being marketed by the different manufacturers during that era. The old adage (attributed to Henry Ford) “any color as long as it is black” certainly does not apply to all vehicles during the between-the-wars period.

Tom K.

 


Re: Showcase Miniatures Announcements

G.J. Irwin
 

Here's a grab shot of the three models at the display Showcase Miniatures had at the National N Scale Convention.

--George Irwin


Re: Eighteenth Annual N Scale Vehicle of the Year Awards

Walter Vail
 

Very Many Thanks to everyone who voted for our kits !  We are very honored !

Walter and Debbie Vail
Showcase Miniatures


Re: Eighteenth Annual N Scale Vehicle of the Year Awards

Markus Schiavo
 

Congratulations to Debbie and Walter ;-)



Am 23.06.2022 um 18:54 schrieb cfritschle:

And the winners are:


*Showcase Miniatures M2 crew cab pumper – New N Scale Vehicle of the Year Award winner*


*Showcase Miniatures KW heavy duty dump truck – Enhanced N Scale Vehicle of the Year Award winner*

A great big congratulations to Walter and Debbie for bringing us the fine models!

Carter


Re: Eighteenth Annual N Scale Vehicle of the Year Awards

cfritschle
 

And the winners are:


Showcase Miniatures M2 crew cab pumper – New N Scale Vehicle of the Year Award winner


Showcase Miniatures KW heavy duty dump truck – Enhanced N Scale Vehicle of the Year Award winner

A great big congratulations to Walter and Debbie for bringing us the fine models! 

Carter


Re: New Classic Metal Works Announcement?

cfritschle
 

Tom,

My "collection" of pre-1940 vehicles is definitely lacking, and for that I truly apologize.  I do have the 1930s and 1940s models offered by GHQ, but I have not gotten around to building them.  The same goes for the Showcase Miniatures 1934 Ford.  Also, I am not familiar with the 2MM models, so if you can provide a link to them, that would be great!

Another resource is the list I have compiled of models that I do have (well, I do have most of them) that can be found in this groups file area.  https://groups.io/g/NScaleVehicleAssociation/files/Convention%20Handouts

Ed,

I read "contemporary" as synonymous to "modern" which probably is not what you were asking.  If you were asking about other 1970s vintage pickups, the 1973 Atlas F-100 is the most readily available.  That is why the CMW 1973-79 pickups would be so welcome in N scale.

Carter


Re: New Classic Metal Works Announcement?

Thomas Knapp
 

Carter,

The list reached following the link you included in your e-mail does not seem to include any vehicles prior to 1940. I have 63 different vehicles in 2MM and N scale representing vehicles built from 1911 to 1939. Many of these are kits (which you note you do not include in the on-line listing.) If you would like that list e-mail me off-line.

Tom K.

thomasknapp@...

 

From: NScaleVehicleAssociation@groups.io <NScaleVehicleAssociation@groups.io> On Behalf Of cfritschle
Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2022 7:07 AM
To: NScaleVehicleAssociation@groups.io
Subject: Re: [NScaleVehicleAssociation] New Classic Metal Works Announcement?

 

Ed,

Do you want "mass produced" or 3D printed pickups? 

There are so many people that offer 3D printed pickups that I cannot even begin to keep track of them.  However, if you would like "mass produced" ready to use models, the Atlas F-150 (1997-2003 model years with some produced for 2004) is the most modern, and still really common where I live.  The second most modern was the River Point Station (and later this year should be released by Atlas) F-250 crew cab (1992-98 model years), but some states registered the trucks built in early 1998 before the Super Duty pickups were launched as 1997 models.  Ford also considered the early 1998 trucks as 1997 models, and the new Super Duty trucks that were released in the spring of 1998 were considered 1999 models.

If you haven't checked out these pages on the N Scale Vehicle Association's website, you might find them helpful.  https://nscalevehicles.org/resources/models_era.php

Those pages have not been updated since 2013, and did not include kits.  I am working on an update that I will "park" in this group's files area that will include the kits that I have finished building with photos.

If you need help locating the River Point Station Fords, there are several dealers that still had some in stock the last I checked.

Carter


Re: New Classic Metal Works Announcement?

cfritschle
 

Ed,

Do you want "mass produced" or 3D printed pickups? 

There are so many people that offer 3D printed pickups that I cannot even begin to keep track of them.  However, if you would like "mass produced" ready to use models, the Atlas F-150 (1997-2003 model years with some produced for 2004) is the most modern, and still really common where I live.  The second most modern was the River Point Station (and later this year should be released by Atlas) F-250 crew cab (1992-98 model years), but some states registered the trucks built in early 1998 before the Super Duty pickups were launched as 1997 models.  Ford also considered the early 1998 trucks as 1997 models, and the new Super Duty trucks that were released in the spring of 1998 were considered 1999 models.

If you haven't checked out these pages on the N Scale Vehicle Association's website, you might find them helpful.  https://nscalevehicles.org/resources/models_era.php

Those pages have not been updated since 2013, and did not include kits.  I am working on an update that I will "park" in this group's files area that will include the kits that I have finished building with photos.

If you need help locating the River Point Station Fords, there are several dealers that still had some in stock the last I checked.

Carter

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