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Bert Beholds Big Rigs

Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2016 5:18 am
by guy64
And they're 1/64 scale!

Usually. Hopefully.

Not sure who made this promotional...

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Penjoy, maybe?

"Kid, why didn't you get the thing out of storage and look at it before posting?"

What, go into storage? Officer, you can't make me go in there!

Re: Bert Beholds Big Rigs

Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2016 10:13 pm
by admin
Great to see Bert out and about again

Re: Bert Beholds Big Rigs

Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2016 1:56 am
by guy64
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!)

Re: Bert Beholds Big Rigs

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:40 am
by guy64
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?

Re: Bert Beholds Big Rigs

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:49 pm
by admin
What make is that ?

Re: Bert Beholds Big Rigs

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:30 am
by guy64
admin wrote:What make is that ?


The Frito-Lay truck? Winross. The tractor is a Mack something-or-other, I believe.

Re: Bert Beholds Big Rigs

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:35 am
by guy64
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.

Re: Bert Beholds Big Rigs

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:55 am
by guy64
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.)

Re: Bert Beholds Big Rigs

Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 1:58 am
by guy64
More Winross...

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

I don't think they ever did, no.

Re: Bert Beholds Big Rigs

Posted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 1:07 am
by guy64
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.

"I suppose you've been looking for the trailer for that..."

Oh, you betcha, Officer!