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

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    The Woodland Scenics fire truck would be appropriate for the 1950's.
    https://www.walthers.com/1950s-fire-...toscenes-r-red

    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).
    https://www.walthers.com/ladder-truck-summit-ny

    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.
    http://www.athearn.com/Products/Defa...rodID=ATH92016

    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).
    https://www.walthers.com/classic-che...ler-green-gray
    https://www.walthers.com/ford-v-t-t-fire-truck
    https://www.walthers.com/ford-997-utility-truck
    https://www.walthers.com/1941-1946-c...ed-white-black

  2. #52

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    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.
    Thanks.
    Johnny (aka "Raincoat2")
    The New York Central still runs!

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    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

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    Good information, Chet. Thanks.
    Johnny (aka "Raincoat2")
    The New York Central still runs!

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