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ddub
11-04-2008, 08:22 PM
I am looking for a 1:24 scale Stude model to put in a friends model RR set up. Is anyone aware of any that are available in that scale?

Don Wilson
53 Commander Hardtop
64 Champ 1/2 ton
Centralia, WA

wolfie
11-04-2008, 09:52 PM
Hi,Hit E-bay or a local swap meet.I know there are 1/24 model kits of the Avanti and the 53 hardtop readily available as well as factory promo cars that are near that scale anyway.Good Luck,Steve

DEEPNHOCK
11-04-2008, 09:58 PM
Don...
What scale train uses 1:24 scale models?
Must be a BIG layout.....
Used to kill plastic Army men with my Lionel O-gauge...The train wrecks were awesome...
(My late father put catch fences on each end of my/our layout[}:)])
Jeff[8D]


quote:Originally posted by ddub

I am looking for a 1:24 scale Stude model to put in a friends model RR set up. Is anyone aware of any that are available in that scale?

JGK 940
11-04-2008, 10:08 PM
[quote]Originally posted by DEEPNHOCK

Don...
What scale train uses 1:24 scale models?
Must be a BIG layout.....
Jeff[8D]

Sounds like roughly G ("garden") gauge. Used to be a big outdoor layout at the L.A. County Fairgrounds in Pomona with dealer promos & built AMT kit models parked at the drive-in theater - which was a TV set in a weatherproof box. My pop knew better than to let me go anywhere near it unless he had at least an hour to kill.

Keoni Dibelka / HiloFoto
In Hawai'i; on Hawai'i; on the Windward Side
If da salt air never chew 'em up bumbye da lava will...

DEEPNHOCK
11-04-2008, 10:43 PM
OOoohhh..
Garden scale train wrecks[:p]
Almost as good as current politic's;)
Jeff[8D]


quote:Originally posted by JGK 940
Sounds like roughly G ("garden") gauge. Used to be a big outdoor layout at the L.A. County Fairgrounds in Pomona with dealer promos & built AMT kit models parked at the drive-in theater - which was a TV set in a weatherproof box. My pop knew better than to let me go anywhere near it unless he had at least an hour to kill..


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PlainBrownR2
11-05-2008, 12:17 AM
They can be used in G Scale. G Scale is 1:22.5 so the vehicles might be two scale sizes smaller(but who's gonna know [:o)]. I would also recommend checking some of the larger retail outlets. The Menards here came out with another version of the 53 from Maisto in 1:18 scale and a smaller (I think 1:24 scale, although I could be wrong) 49-51 Champion Coupe for the Christmas season, along with a whole aisle of diecasts of various other makes.

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JBOYLE
11-05-2008, 11:10 AM
quote:Originally posted by wolfie

Hi,Hit E-bay or a local swap meet.I know there are 1/24 model kits of the Avanti and the 53 hardtop readily available as well as factory promo cars that are near that scale anyway.Good Luck,Steve


In the new Lancaster 08 thread, there is a photo of a 1/24 Jo-Hahn
Lark convertible kit. That may be one the factory promos of which you speak.

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

Avantidon
11-05-2008, 11:34 AM
If you want a brand new model Hemmings just produced one of a 37 Coupe Express. They only made 800 only and are for sale on the Hemmings website at a cost of $34.95 plus postage. Otherwise you can find many on eBay.

bondobilly
11-06-2008, 03:09 PM
G scale which has been basically a European scale for model railroading. The largest producer is LGB, and back in the late 70's it started to catch one here in the states. Now a number of manufacturers produce G scale trains BUT.

The original LGB engines and rolling stock were based on German narrow guage prototypes. Basically meter guage or 39 inches between rails. Now that it is popular in the US some mfg's scale their equipment to 4ft 8 inches between rails.

It is not inexpensive and many outdoor layouts can run as high as $500,000 with grading the front and rear land around your house. There are some magnificent garden railroads in the US.

ddub
11-07-2008, 10:13 AM
I don't know model trains but I believe he called it G scale. It is an outdoor set up. He has several model cars in the layout and I think he needs a Stude.

Don Wilson
53 Commander Hardtop
64 Champ 1/2 ton
Centralia, WA

bondobilly
11-07-2008, 11:31 AM
quote:Originally posted by ddub

I don't know model trains but I believe he called it G scale. It is an outdoor set up. He has several model cars in the layout and I think he needs a Stude.


You can buy and build an AMT/Ertl 1/24 scale Studebaker or he can spend abou $130 and get some of the Danbury Mint Studebakers or Crown Products 1/24 Studebakers which are on E-bay.

PlainBrownR2
11-07-2008, 03:34 PM
More than likely it's probably G Scale(or larger). G scale is going to be large compared to O or HO. I have seen very very few outdoor setups utilizing O scale or smaller. Usually it was on the premise that G Scale was designed and built to run outdoors. The material for G Scale is designed to run in somewhat inclement weather as well as it is painted and UV coated so as not to be faded and damaged by the constant effects from the sun. Think of your typical outdoor playground equipment and you will be able to get a sense of G Scale construction. Of course it's not maintenance free; trackwork may be needed in the spring to repair scale washouts(yep, just like the prototype), track may needed to be cleaned like it's counterparts due to corrosion, and yes it's not particularly cheap to construct empires relative to it's HO brethren. However G scale does make a great item if you have a garden setup around the property, the foliage provided by Mother Nature that can be used can do a great job of scenery(without the undue necessities of plaster [:o)]).

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Retired
11-07-2008, 03:42 PM
ddub. Johan,Liberty Classics,Spec-Cast,Danbury Mint, RC-2 Corp,
Bandi, ERTL, Tomte, Crown Premiums and Franklin Mint to name a few 1/24th scale makers.

Richard

Bellingham Studenut
11-07-2008, 11:30 PM
Had a great time seeing this train set-up and facilty that builds Garden Trains during the Antique Studebaker Club Tour during the 2008 Can Am meet in Oregon.

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What scale size was this?
I know she's 5'14":D

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The small scale 6 car boat ride across the small scale river was also impressive.
[8D]

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James

The Bell Collection
Bellingham, WA.

bondobilly
11-07-2008, 11:43 PM
That is amusement park scale. The one that is commonly used for ride'em garden railroads is 7 inches between the rails. There used to be a CBS technnician that had 2 miles of track in his back yard. Ellen and I would go over every so often and fire up an engine and go for a spin. He bought a hydraulic car lift which he converted into a turntable. uys would bring their engines in the back of their crs and he could lower the TT so they could get their engines on the lift, then on to his main line. I have two hours of video I shot at his place but it is on Beta 1.