Bert Beholds Big Rigs

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Bert Beholds Big Rigs

Postby guy64 » Sat Jan 02, 2016 5:18 am

And they're 1/64 scale!

Usually. Hopefully.

Not sure who made this promotional...

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Penjoy, maybe?

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Re: Bert Beholds Big Rigs

Postby admin » Sat Jan 02, 2016 10:13 pm

Great to see Bert out and about again

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Re: Bert Beholds Big Rigs

Postby guy64 » Sun Jan 03, 2016 1:56 am

Many thanks for the welcome!

This isn't exactly a big rig...

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... but there's no denying it's a truck.

It's also the only Winross truck we ever paid "full retail" for. (These things are pricey!)

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Re: Bert Beholds Big Rigs

Postby guy64 » Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:40 am

It's got a bad wheel on the tractor's third axle...

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... but for 12 bucks, would you leave it behind?

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Re: Bert Beholds Big Rigs

Postby admin » Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:49 pm

What make is that ?

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Re: Bert Beholds Big Rigs

Postby guy64 » Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:30 am

admin wrote:What make is that ?


The Frito-Lay truck? Winross. The tractor is a Mack something-or-other, I believe.
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Re: Bert Beholds Big Rigs

Postby guy64 » Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:35 am

One of the more unusual Ertl trucks in our fleet...

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Can't help but like Texaco's livery, especially on a Doodlebug.

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Re: Bert Beholds Big Rigs

Postby guy64 » Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:55 am

Our only Cox truck...

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... made by Shinsei. The truck is stated to be 1/60, but that seems to apply to only the cab. The rest of it seems to be 1/64. (The body is 8 feet wide in 1/64 scale.)

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Re: Bert Beholds Big Rigs

Postby guy64 » Fri Jan 08, 2016 1:58 am

More Winross...

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"Didn't they ever put glass in those cabs?"

I don't think they ever did, no.

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Re: Bert Beholds Big Rigs

Postby guy64 » Sat Jan 09, 2016 1:07 am

An interesting Marx offering from the... late 1960s?

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Though their main market was 3-rail 0 gauge trains, Marx made "3/16-inch scale" (1/64 scale) train cars before and after WWII, and we have converted a few dozen of them to use on our S gauge model railroad. But I was very surprised to find a Marx pressed steel truck tractor so close to our favorite scale. Marx made several other truck types based on this family of tooling. They're always pricey if you can find one in decent shape.

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