Finally, I can look forward to shopping at walMart...

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by shaygetz, Sep 5, 2005.

  1. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    Look at these...they most definately are the same cars put out by Model Power, but under a different name. $1.67 apiece :thumb:

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  2. Conrail

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    Good spot!! I'm going to check my Local wally world tomorrow.
  3. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

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    Bob,
    I'm going to an american Wal-mart in two weeks, what is the name they are being sold under? I really like the 55' chev, the rest are too modern for me.
  4. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    They are sold under the Malibu International Inc. name.

    "...the rest are too modern for me..." Ya can't tell me that Shelby Cobra don't make ya wanna go out and buy a half dozen at least ;) :thumb:
  5. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

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    I've never really been a big Shelby Cobra fan. I'm more into Corrvettes and other chevys.
  6. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    They have two different color 55s, the red and a turquoise blue. I haven't seen any corvettes beyond the late model ones.
  7. Papa Bear

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    Bob, is that Sternley Hardcase in the picture? If so, which one of the cars is his?
  8. Joepomp

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    What scale?
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    we have something much better in the UK, a company called Cararama (or something like that i forget the exact name now) and they do tons of cars - got a box of nine Evos that sit on the layout now!
  10. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    Joe, they're HO scale.

    No, John, that's Billy Joe Ray Bob. He drives the Cobra :thumb: :D
  11. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

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    Thanbks for the Tip. Yesterday I was in Omak, Washington and picked up both the red and blue 55 chev, the only ones they had there. Right next to them was the John Deere toy tractors with Athrean's HO scale tractors among them. They had both the antique metal wheeled tractor and the 50 series there each for about 2.50. I picked up a 50 series for the layout and now that I think about it I should have picked up the other as well to weather heavily and throw it into my junkyard. Oh well, next time.
  12. tillsbury

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    If a 55 Chevy is ok, how can a Gullwing be too modern? :)
  13. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

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    Forgive me if I'm wrong but I beleive the gullwing came out in the early to mid sixies? I'm modeling the late fifties. Anyway I doubt that many of those made it to western Canada.
  14. Conrail

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    I looked all over my local "Super" Wal-Mart and they didn't have any. Then again for someplace so "Super" they really don't have much of anything. Oh well. :(
  15. Russ Bellinis

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    The Mercedes Gullwing came out in 1955, and was superseded by the 300sl roadster in 1958. I think total Gullwing production was something like 1500 cars in 3 years. Gullwings are neat, but like some of the other models of high dollar European cars, care should be taken not to use so many that they look like they are as common as Chevys unless you are modeling Beverly Hills.
  16. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

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    Opps thanks for the correction, maybe I will check one of those out if I see one. Speaking of that I checked the Walmart here in Kelowna (Canada) Neither the malibu cars or the Athearn tractors are there but there were alot of empty spaces on the shelves and Christmas is comming. Hmmmm.

    Continuing the search I might check Toys R Us and see if they have any of them.
  17. Kerrskountry

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    Wow!

    Wal-Mart you say??? I work there but never check out the toy dept. I'm assuming that's where they are. I'll have to check it our and even get my discount on them!!!


    Joe
  18. shaygetz

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    Yeah, Joe, you can find them with the other collectable diecast.

    Thanks for the update on the gullwing, guys. I knew it was '55 or '57 and that there were only a few out there in real life but not much more than that. I'm earmarking it for a Diamond Jim's used car type setup on the layout to justify its presence. :thumb:
  19. cidchase

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    Speaking of WalMart, have y'all seen their little air compressors? Just the
    ticket for airbrushing, I think, they're oilless and have a small tank, about
    10 fins (2.5 sawbucks) IIRC. Prolly been mentioned before but I don't recall it.
    (so what else is new?) My wife says my memory is so good that I remember
    things that haven't even happened!! :D :D