Used Delorean Wanted, Running or Not

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Doc Holliday, Sep 24, 2004.

  1. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Member

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    As a result of a suggestion made by a fellow modeler, I have decided I must find an HO scale Delorean. I've spent some time looking on the web, but haven't been able to find one at 1/87th scale. Best I can do is 1/66. Anybody know where I can get one? It doesn't have to run.
    Thanks, Doc
  2. Ho Modeler

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    Does this car have anything to do with a time travel diorama??
    I dont think they make a Mr. Fussion that small.

    Eric
  3. Doc Holliday

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    Actually, in a way it does. I'm modeling a start up line running between the cow towns of Bovee' and Defiance, in the western USA, circa 1880. I'm also employing a good dose whimsey and figured the rear end of a modified Delorean sticking out of a barn would be an interesting scene to model. Unfortunately, I don't think one is/has been made in HO. I may have to scratch build one.
    Doc
  4. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

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    If it's just the rear of a delorean that you are after try starting with an 80's camaro, it at least has simular tailights and I know a 1/87 model was made of that
  5. Doc Holliday

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    I can find 1/66 scale and was considering using that, but if my math is correct, that's over 125% of what it should be. Might work if I was modeling
    Lilliput.
    Doc
  6. RailRon

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    Couldn't you place your 'Back to the Future' diorama detail in the foreground, while the RR track passes in the background?
    This way you had a sort of forced perspective, like some of us use to do with N scale structures in the background of a HO layout.

    In this case your barn should be built in 1/66 scale, too. But that's almost exactly S scale (1:64) - perhaps there are appropriate kits around if you don't want to build the barn from scratch. Perhaps the LPBs could be a problem - or are there S scale plastic people around?

    I think this is a really funny idea for a Western diorama! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    Ron