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Because someone had to ask the question!!! /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/tongue.gif;)


(And to be fair - my answer would be a tie between the Rio Grande's Spreader OU and the Grande's open rider gons which LGB did several years ago out of scale.)
 

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RE: What is your 1:20 scale "dream car"

My "dream" 1:20 car would be a 1957 XK140MC, drophead or roadster.
Why do you ask?


Now, if it was something that only ran on rails, well, a gondola big and long enough to hold all these Ames Super Sockets would be nice.

But, then, I'd probably need a string of them, especially after the Liver-Spot comes out.

That's where Bile comes from, right?
 
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Posted By Curmudgeon on 08/01/2008 8:43 PM
My "dream" 1:20 car would be a 1957 XK140MC, drophead or roadster.
Why do you ask?
Now, if it was something that only ran on rails, well, a gondola big and long enough to hold all these Ames Super Sockets would be nice.
But, then, I'd probably need a string of them, especially after the Liver-Spot comes out.
That's where Bile comes from, right?






Thats funny HE HE HE :D/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/hehe.gif
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Posted By parkdesigner on 08/01/2008 8:04 PM
Because someone had to ask the question!!! /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/tongue.gif" border=0>;)" border=0>
(And to be fair - my answer would be a tie between the Rio Grande's Spreader OU and the Grande's open rider gons which LGB did several years ago out of scale.)




Ah, like this ...



Yeah have two of them, currently bound for the Northern division.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch ... I'd like some air side dumpers like the WP&Y 650's. Would make a helluva work train, particularly with a DL535E/W.

But I'm wierd... I know.

Matthew (OV)
 

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RE: What is your 1:20 scale "dream car"

We know.
 

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RE: What is your 1:20 scale "dream car"

Because not everyone models Colorado.

Well of course they don't Dwight - some folkls model New Mexico!!! :D
Yes Matt, that's the car - sure wish I could find those "in scale"!
 

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Posted By Dwight Ennis on 08/02/2008 8:33 AM
Carter Brothers rolling stock. Boxcars (both ventilated and non-ventilated), flat cars, gons, coaches (bullnose), etc. Hartford used to supply some of these, but it's damn near impossible to get them anymore.
Because not everyone models Colorado. ;)" border=0>







Darn, beat me to it, especially the early light stuff.

Billmeyer and Small too, but Hartford and Accucraft had some of their four wheel cars.
 

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I would like to see AMS come out with a full set of D&RGW MW cars. Flanger, Spreader, Snowplow, Crane, etc. The whole shebang. I would like to see my K-27 or my Connie pulling a string of those grey beauties! I can't afford the brass ones.
 

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RE: What is your 1:20 scale "dream car"

Curmudgeon

If you are going to dream of old Jag-u-ar automobiles, why not go for broke with a XKSS or a long nosed, finned D-Type?

John
 

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RE: What is your 1:20 scale "dream car"

Some day I may get around to building the 'General Palmer', Al Harper's (owner and president of the D&SNGRR) private car. Not historical but a beauty! I would also like to build a representation of the NG train I used to ride from Mexico City to Oaxaca City when I was about 6 to 10. The Bachmann Connie is a pretty good start for the loco but the cars would have to be scratch built. So many projects, so little time!!!
 

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Posted By John McGuyer on 08/02/2008 11:08 PM
Curmudgeon
If you are going to dream of old Jag-u-ar automobiles, why not go for broke with a XKSS or a long nosed, finned D-Type?
John




Because, the "dream" is the XK140MC.
Until then, I have this 1964 MK2 RHD 2.4L, which is pretty amazing:
 

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Oh, and I have a die-cast, BRG, RHD, 3.4L or 3.8L version of this car in 1:20.......
 

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What is the old saying? "My other car is a Jaguar but it is in the shop". My sister had a license plate on her jag with this on it.

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43 years I've wanted a Jag.
Now I have one.
This is what I do with the creative efforts I used to expend on Philly products, but without the headaches.
That's also why I still have and drive the flatheads.

When one has to wait a week for a master cylinder kit, one learns.....fast.

Haven't had to bypass the lighting yet.
Nor change the gearing.
No loose screws.
No 3-strand wires.
No Super Sockets to yank.
No Prima Donnas (well, I go to my first Concours this Saturday, and there might be).
 

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Oh, wait.

This one doesn't go to the shop.

I spent enough years repairing Limey Limos in shops, I can do almost all of it right here.
 
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