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 Posted: Sun May 8th, 2022 03:55 pm
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I've refreshed my interest in the Model T
after adding the Motormax Ts to the collection.

I'm looking at my previous models and seeing if
a new project with an Ertl Model T comes to mind.

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 Posted: Sun May 8th, 2022 04:09 pm
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I have this Ertl Model T in the parts box and need
to find a set of tires for it before I start a project.

I have not found a source for tires, and I am reluctant
to sacrifice another model just for the tires.

Sometimes parts cars come up on eBay,
so I'll put off this one for now.

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 Posted: Mon May 9th, 2022 03:01 pm
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Ertl's 1923 Chevy is a nice model.
This one has the US Mail livery.

The graphics are well done, although being
two dimensional stickers detracts a bit, I think.

I do wish Ertl would locate the coin slot
on the rear and more out of sight. 

And while I'm wishing, they could put black wheels
on their models, instead of the chrome wheels.

:td:

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 Posted: Sun May 15th, 2022 11:20 pm
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A bargain ($2 plus $7 shipping)
Ertl Model T with Trust Worthy promotions arrived.

I tried the Testor's Cement method,
to see if they were painted or stickers.

I was surprised that they were painted stickers.

I was also surprised the cement softened the sticker,
and I could carefully pull it from the door.

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I was able to add a Motormax Ford Model T Touring
with top up to complete the set.

These are nice models,
but the color choices are not very accurate.

A black Touring is available with figures of Laural and Hardy,
but it is priced over $120.

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 Posted: Wed May 18th, 2022 04:57 pm
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An added feature of the Motormax Ts
is the opening hood and detailed motor.

This and the fine detail of the wheels
make these nice models for the layout (color not withstanding).

Should you disassemble one of these models,
it is very fiddly to get the hood parts back into the body. 

Don't ask how I know this.

:sad:

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 Posted: Sun May 22nd, 2022 06:52 pm
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A new to me Ertl vehicle is this 1920 International truck.

Detail is minimal, and the orange graphics
are a large sticker, poorly applied.

The wheels are a little better than the usual Ertl wheels,
with lug nuts showing on the hubs.

It is interesting that underneath this
is stamped "American Classics" and is issued by
"Scale Models Div. Joseph L. Ertl Dyersville Iowa.
Made in U.S.A. 1991"

This is new to me.

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 Posted: Sun May 22nd, 2022 07:15 pm
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Some research found that
Joseph L. Ertl sold his original casting company
but grew tired of the Corporate hassle and left
to start a new company that produced "Scale Models"

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 Posted: Sun May 22nd, 2022 07:51 pm
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Assembling a Scale Models 1:20 scale 1919 Ford T delivery truck diecast kit right now.

You must absolutely love filing away metal flash to tackle one.

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 Posted: Sun May 22nd, 2022 10:16 pm
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Jose.

I remember all the filing
with the Hubley Model A kits years ago.

I'd like to see photos of your kit.
Sounds like fun.

I have a box of Hubley car parts in storage.
I've never done anything with them as they are 1:20

I believe your kit is related to the Hubley kits.
I suspect Ertl made the parts for them.

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