cheap vehicles

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  1. ronin_wolf

    ronin_wolf New Member

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    Hey fellas:

    While I was at Wal-Mart this afternoon, I noticed some HO and 1:72 scale automobiles for fairly cheap (about 7 bones for a 5 pack of purported 1:87 scale and about 2 bucks for a 1:72). They ranged from classics to modern sports cars. Figure a few quick dabs of detailing paint, maybe a wash and drybrush, and they'd be a good cheap addition.

    FYI.

    cheers.
  2. oldtanker

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    I saw those too, I picked up the 5 pack of classic 1:87 and a Cobra as a single car!

    Rick
  3. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    Welcome to The Gauge:wave:

    Yup, I've pretty much picked my share of Wal-Mart 1:87, one can only have so many cherry red Cobras before the plausibility meter starts red lining.:thumb:
  4. 2-8-2

    2-8-2 Member

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    :curse: :mad:

    When are they going to start making this stuff for N scale?
  5. Doc Holliday

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    I'm modeling 1880 so they don't really work for me. I did pick up a five pack just to get the Lamborgini. The rest go to a buddy. I've been looking for an HO scale Delorean to hide in a mine. I figure if I paint it silver and add a flux capacitor, nobody will know the difference if all they see is a lttle bit of th eback end in a mine tunnel.
    Doc.
  6. ronin_wolf

    ronin_wolf New Member

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    heh heh...that would be a riot, Doc. One of my buddies at work has a Johnny Lightnin Back to the Future die cast gift set in his cube. I can't recall what [approx] scale...

    And thanks for the welcome, Shay. Glad to be here.

    I used to model HO when I was a kid. Now that I'm older, I want to get back into the hobby, but I'm short on space, so I'm thinkin' N. Yeah, 2-8-2, I know exactly how you feel.

    And no, I don't think you can ever have enough Shelbys, in scale or RL.

    cheers.
  7. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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    If you're talking about the Malibu 1:87 scale vehicles, I picked up a bunch of those from the local Wal-Mart here in Leesville over a year ago. They were available in single packs then. I see that they are available in 5 packs now, but I don't see any that I don't already have, with the exception of some 70's model vans, of which I picked up 3, a 74 Ford and 2 75 Dodges.
  8. jasbourre

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    They still do not have them in my neck of the woods. :cry:
  9. toolman

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    Cheap cars for scenery

    I also have been to wal-mart and bought those 1/87 scale cars, wish there were more varity.
    I have also been to walgreen's and bought vehicles, trucks, construction equipment, they are alittle bit larger than the 1/87, trucks and contruction equipment are bigger.
    The price is cheap, they sell for about $1.00, or 2 for a dollar.
    Next spring I am going to go to yard sales and look for matchbox or hot wheels mainly construction equipment.
  10. Relic

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    yeah jasbourre that HO wallymart stuff doesn't seem to make it north of the border.
    bummer!
  11. Collyn

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    They used to have some very good very cheap die cast n scale but I have not seen them in a while. They are racing champs. Full interior everything. Sorry the picture is so bad

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  12. oldtanker

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    Tool man, Wal Mart is also selling 1:87 scale construction equipment, dozer, loader, scraper, grader, articulating sprayer....ect all under the Cat brand name....under $4 a pop.

    Rick
  13. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Those are actually from Norscott. Not as detailed as thier "top of the line" collectibles you see at the LHS.....But the price is right for loading up a bunch of flatcars.