Come on back to the caboose and get a cup of coffee [or sweet ice tea] Part I

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  1. Dave Farquhar

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    Gil, Matchbox made some 1:43s. Their 1:43 Models of Yesteryear are a bit harder to find now. I don't think they're making them anymore. The K-B Toys at the mall near me had a bunch of them on closeout, up to about two years ago, but they closed. I started buying a car a week, but I only got about half a dozen of them before the store was gone.

    You can still find them on Ebay, but you'll pay a collector's price there. I haven't found another reliable inexpensive source for 1:43 pre-war cars. 1950s cars are easier to find. The kids today don't want to play with old cars. They want new cars. So it's hard to find old cars in the toy aisles.
  2. Gil Finn

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    Well, there is always Diecast Direct.
  3. spankybird

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    Good Morning All from NE Ohio

    where the temp is 42 and heading to 62 with Clear Blue Skies. IT will be great to see the Sun again.:cool:

    As Dave has said, the 'Models of Yesteryear' are out of production. So the collectors market is the only way to find them, being Ebay or shows. DiecastDirect usally only handles new things from the MFG. Brumm also made some steam powered trucks and cars in 1/43. The one I pick up at the show was Brumm.

    Here is just part of my collection
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    This is about half of it.

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  4. Ray Marinaccio

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    Nice collection of cars Tom.
    I used to have a few of those but lost track of them when I moved out on my own.
    Most likely got passed down to my brothers.
  5. spankybird

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    Good Morning All from NE Ohio
    where the temp is 50 deg and headed to 65 with
    Blue Clear Skies. :cool:

    My diecast car collection started with cars for the layout, then Road Champs came along with so many new cars from the 60's and 70's and at a great price, my collection just keep growing. And then Franklin Mint had there seires of 1/43 scale cars and so did Matchbox Collectables. It just never ends. :eek:

    Pick of the Day
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    The lady in red and the girl in the red halter top are new.:thumb:
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  6. spankybird

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    Good Morning All from NE Ohio
    where the temp is 50 deg and headed to 65 with
    Blue Clear Skies. :cool:

    My diecast car collection started with cars for the layout, then Road Champs came along with so many new cars from the 60's and 70's and at a great price, my collection just keep growing. And then Franklin Mint had there seires of 1/43 scale cars and so did Matchbox Collectables. It just never ends. :eek:

    Pick of the Day
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    The lady in red and the girl in the red halter top are new.:thumb:
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  7. Gil Finn

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    I think I will make a link of this. (above)

    Man, good weather or bad, I feel like crap and have all week, and last week to.

    I theink my cold is now nuemonia and i am going to the VA hospital today so they can make make me feel worse.
  8. Chief Eagles

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    Morning gang. Got to get ready to fly up north to Cablea's. Busy day. Going to the 70's and then almost [if not] 80 by weekend. Where was that warmth when I was at Kerr? Have a good one and God bless all.
  9. Gil Finn

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    Why dont you see, if you have the time and opportunity what they have in the way of a Fenwick or St. Croix ultralite spinning rod.
  10. Gil Finn

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    Morning gang. Off to Yankeeland. :wave: No sweet tea and grits. :cry: Chat Monday AM [probably too late Sunday night]. Gill, keep the Yanks in check. ;)
  12. spankybird

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    Good Morning All from NE Ohio
    where the temp is 49 and headed to 72 with over cast skies.

    Chief - it will be quite around here with out you, unless Buckeye stops by. :wave: Have a safe trip. BTW - how can you be working on your benchwork if your not at home :confused:

    OTTS meeting tonight

    Saturday is a 2 rail scale train show at Lakeland Comm Collage in Mentor Ohio. K-line is also going to be there.

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  13. Gil Finn

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    What we do down here...

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    ..when you all are feeling the cold and playing in your basements..:thumb:

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  15. spankybird

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    Good Morning All from NE Ohio

    Where the temp is 61 and heading to 70 with over cast skies and T-Storms on the way.

    :eek: Gil - that is one heck of a fish. :eek: :eek:

    Is that the same Cat Fish that was playing basket ball :confused:
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    Running Trains :D

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    Talking trains

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    More Trians :thumb:

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  16. Gil Finn

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    What engine is that, 1632?

    What gauge, O or 027.

    No Not the same, I dont know where it was caught.

    One weekend I am planning to coming to your meeting.

    I am going to post your pics on my forum if you will let me. Is that OK?
  17. spankybird

    spankybird OTTS Founder

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    Hi Gil,

    How big is that Cat Fish. :confused:

    The Engine is a Lionel Camelback O gague with railsounds

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    Sure it's ok to post these pics on the other forum.

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  18. spankybird

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    Good Morning All from NE Ohio
    where the temp is 65 deg and heading to 72 deg with big T-storms on the way.

    Yesterday we made it to the 2 rail show and pick up a very nice Box Car. Today we will convert it to 3 rail.



    WE also racked the leaves, not that you can tell it today. And also cut the grass, maybe for the last time this season.



    WE also brought in the Christmas Layout and started to set it up. The wife bought a new tree this year, so we had to adjust the layout for the new tree. Yep the tree is up and today the village will be too.

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  19. Gil Finn

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    I went to the train show this afternoon and got some pics, mostly HO however.

    I will post them later
  20. Gil Finn

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    Good morning every one, it is going to be a sunny, cool day here in the Mountain State.

    The sun is coming up and the sky is clear, the air cold.

    I am posting a pic from the local train show from yesterday.

    It was mostly HO.

    I have more posted on my

    page.http://bubbagilsplace.proboards60.com/index.cgi?board=pics



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