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| EXPERT TIP: Finding good model automobiles in HO |
Okay, we modelers know a lot about where to get models of trains, but where do we go to get models of automobiles that fit our era? If you model the 1980s like I do on my HO Siskiyou Line, finding the proper automobiles can be an interesting challenge.
After doing a bit of research online, I found this link: Vehicles Boats and Planes on the DiscountTrains web site (scroll down to the HO Scale Vehicles Boats and Planes section). In this section you will find the most complete set of links to makers of HO automobiles I've ever found online.
Some of my favorites for the 1980s are:
Atlas (Ford F150 pickup trucks)
Bachmann(Generic background autos)
Busch (Chevy Blazer, Dodge Van, and others)
Classic Metal Works (1978 Chevy Impala and others)
Herpa (1989 T-Bird, Pontiac Grand Prix, Jeep Cherokee, Buick Grand National, and others)
LifeLike (Generic background autos)
Model Power (1969 Oldsmobile and VW Bus ... too good to pass up!)
Trident Miniatures (Chevy cargo van, Chevy Blazer, Chevy Subruban, Chevy pickup)
Wiking (1970s Chevy Capri, VW Beetle, and others)
From this list I found I could get cars to cover the era from the late 1960s through to about 1990. Modeling the 1980s like I do, there will be lots of cars still around from the 60s and 70s, in various states of repair. Plus the newer models from the 1980s will be present too, and you should be able to find a nice collection of autos to populate your open autorack with from this list.
[ Edited Tue Oct 09 2007, 12:23AM ]
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