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 Posted: Tue Oct 20th, 2020 02:59 pm
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David Laughery
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I finally found a Red Crown Ertl tank truck on Ebay to go with my pumps.  I painted the wheels and now am thinking seriously about a filling station scene to display it all.  Regards, Dave L. 



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 Posted: Tue Oct 20th, 2020 03:43 pm
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Your vintage vehicles can choose their favorite brands.  Regards, Dave L. 



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 Posted: Thu Oct 22nd, 2020 05:40 pm
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Another version of the Yorkshire Co.'s Ford TT showed up.  It would make a nice peddler's truck with a load of vegetables in the back and a new color.  Regards, Dave L. 



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A company that offers large scale vehicles is Gearbox.  Their gas pumps are really nice, as are their vehicles, except that I don't care for their wheels.  They seem to be undersize, to my eye, and the detail is not there.  It is a matter of choice... 



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Here is a side-by-side comparison of the Ertl (left) and the Gearbox (right) tank trucks.  The Gearbox truck and pump came as a set.  Regards, Dave L.  



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I hope this Thread has been interesting and has illustrated,
that diecasts from Ertl, Liberty Classics, Motormax, Yorkshire Co., and Gearbox,
are a good source of vehicles for Gn15 and other Large Scale applications. 

Although my interest is in the early decades if the twentieth century,
diecast vehicles from any era are available. 

I've enjoyed sharing some of my projects on the Forum.  

Regards, Dave L.


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I removed the heavy cast metal bed from this Yorkshire Co.  Ford TT and decided to make a flat bed. 



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The flat bed was easy to make, and I'll paint it and the cab together.  You might notice this is a different truck than in the photo above.  For some reason the cab had been hot glued to the chassis, making it impossible to separate.  You can see globs of the glue between the rails and under the cab.  I suspect some issue with stripped threads at the Chinese factory is the reason.  Regards, Dave L. 




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A future project will be mounting the Ertl tank to the Yorkshire  TT chassis.  I'll paint the tank silver and the side boxes black to match the truck's black.  Removing and painting the cab then will not be necessary.  I'll need to cut off the tang on the tank and figure a way to attach with screws.  Too bad the mounting holes do not match up.  I'll cover the coin slot while I'm at it, too.  It should be a nice model when done.  Thanks for looking.  Regards, Dave L. 



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Dave,

I'm interested in seeing how you fill up those slots.

That's the main thing that keeps me away from those bank cars.



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