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Thread: New HO US 1950's-60's Vehicles from Oxford Diecast for 2017

  1. #51


    The Woodland Scenics fire truck would be appropriate for the 1950's.

    The Busch American La France fire trucks are indicated to be 1970 models. But, the styling likely dates back to the 50's (but with single headlights on each side).

    Athearn fire trucks may not be currently available, but besides the Mack firetrucks, the Ford C cabover fire trucks feature cab styling that first appeared on Ford trucks in 57.

    Meanwhile, if you find an appropriate more modern fire truck, consider buying it and swapping a truck cab body onto it from another model (Classic Metalworks 40's Chevy truck cab might be a good source as would a Wiking mid 50's Chevy truck or the Herpa 1938 and 1941 Ford trucks).

  2. #52


    Jim - Thanks - that's useful information. I saw the WS truck on the MBKlein website, but thought it looked hokey - maybe it's just the photo. The Busch and Athearn trucks listed their era/age and I backed off on them, although the Athearns state 1960s-1980s and I could probably get by with them. The Walthers info is intriguing and I might try something like that. We have a train show coming up in two weeks sponsored by our LHS and I'll see if I can find anything there first. If not, I'll try one of your ideas, or just wait to see if Athearn releases one of the 1950s models, like Chet mentioned.

  3. #53


    The Ford C class cab over was introduced in 1957 and the class ran through to 1990. They are also well detailed trucks. You just want to make sure that you get the ones with two headlights instead of the quad. Here a C class at the John Deere Dealer on my layout. I also have a few that are single axle tractors.

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    Here is a Railway Express with the C cab and a tractor under the trailer next to it. Classic Metal Works also put out some trucks for that period. To the left is a '46 Chevy and they also made an International. Might check out their web site also.

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  4. #54


    Good information, Chet. Thanks.

  5. #55


    American Excellence now has the 1/87 scale 1937 LaSalle in stock.

    Oxford now has the 1/87 scale 59 Pontiac, 50 Olds, 61 Cadillac, and 61 Impala in stock. Soon American Excellence and Walthers will have them too.
    Last edited by Jim 68cuda; 11-15-2017 at 11:59 AM.

  6. #56

    Default buick-century-1955-california-highway-patrol not available yet

    Alas still in the Future

    Must be a problem with referring to it as the Broderick Crawford Highway Patrol special as OM originally announced it.
    Ken Adams

  7. #57


    I just ordered the LaSalle Monday along with the 88 Oldsmobile. Waiting for the Buick police car.
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  8. #58


    For those modeling the 1950's, Wiking recently reissued their 1957 Chevrolet snub nose truck with trailer as an individual piece. Previous reissues, of the 50 year old mold, have been available only in multi vehicle sets.

    Here's a Sante Fe lettered set with the Chevy truck and a Willys Jeep.

    This set is more typical of the multi vehicle sets that include the Chevy truck. This set includes a 50's Mercedes and a horse drawn wagon.
    Last edited by Jim 68cuda; 11-27-2017 at 03:43 PM.

  9. #59


    These are great looking models and would compliment any HO layout.

    (aka wombat457)

    "...knowing what to do is one thing, being able to do it is another..."

  10. #60


    This arrived at the post office via the Royal Mail. They did a really nice job on this oldsmobile.

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