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 Posted: Sat Oct 3rd, 2020 03:42 pm
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David Laughery
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Finding vehicles for the layout can be a challenge.  My layout will be set in 1935, so finding vehicles (1910s, 1920s, 1930s) has been difficult.
I've discovered two companies that offer diecast cars and trucks appropriate for my era,
Ertl and Liberty Classics.  Ertl seems to offer early Chevy trucks and Ford Model T cars, while Liberty Classics offers a line of early Studebaker cars and trucks.
I've discussed many of my projects with vehicles in my other threads, but some may not have followed along, so I hope this might be a new area of interest.  Regards, Dave L. 



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My primary source for vehicles is the diecast promotional models offered by Ertl and Liberty Classics.  Often these are covered with lettering and logos and would stand out on the layout as not very realistic.  They need to have the promotional lettering and logos removed and then need to be painted.  Here a nice model of a 1917 Maxwel Touring car before and after repainting.  Regards, Dave L. 



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 Posted: Sat Oct 3rd, 2020 03:57 pm
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Here is a line up of the Studebakers offered by Liberty Classics.  They all started as promotional models and needed to be redone.  The Citgo tanker has not been redone yet.  Regards, Dave L. 



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The Ertl Ford Model Ts are nice models.  Regards, Dave L. 



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One of my favorite diecasts is this 1916 Studebaker truck by Liberty Classics, made for the Lennox company.  It is the only one of theirs that comes with a driver (Dave Lennox), so I seek these  above their other trucks.  Regards, Dave L. 



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These pickups are very adaptable.  Here one is just the pickup and the other is modified into a stake body.  Regards, Dave L. 



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The truck comes in several versions.  The tanker and a covered bed (and the Lennox version) can be found on E bay and sometimes on Amazon. Regards, Dave L. 



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The Liberty Classics Studebaker comes with the top up or down.  I added a very tall driver to the open car.  Regards, Dave L. 



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These cars have been repainted.  The green convertible  was the first diecast project and started my "hobby within a hobby" years ago.  It was a promotional car for prunes, as I remember.  Regards, Dave L. 



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The first thing I do is darken the radiator with a black magic marker.  I've found 1935 license plates on the net and in reference books and printed some for my vehicles.  Regards, Dave L. 



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