Thursday, March 30, 2017

Road Champs 1/43 Diecast 1935 Ford Lionel Pick-Up Truck

Well folks, we are almost done with diecast Lionel vehicles, at least until I buy another one :-) There's one more to go after this one. This one, like the past few I've posted, no longer has the box or packaging it came in but it too has weathered storage quite well. Along with the emergency vehicles this is one of my favorites and the one which convinced me not to sell off my entire collection of Lionel cars and trucks. I decide to get rid of 'Lionel City' stuff and keep most of the 'Lionelville' stuff. Still, sooner or later I'm gonna have to get rid of even the Lionelville doo-dads, but for now they're keepers. This truck has operating doors and tailgate and measures 4 1/8" (10.47cm) L x 1 5/8" (4.12cm) W x 1 1/2" (3.81cm) H. Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Eastwood Automobilia / Ertl 1/43 Diecast '30 Chevy Lionel Delivery Truck - Pt 2

This is the second vehicle in the, as yet unidentified set, from Eastwood Automobilia, an Ertl 1930 Chevy Panel Van lettered for  Lionel Service Department. It measures 3 1/2" (8.89cm) L x 1 1/2" (3.81cm) W x 1 5/8" (4.12cm) H. Under the chassis I noticed it says, "Number Seven In A Series Of Vintage Vehicles From Ertl". Now, as I don't have any catalogs from Eastwood Automobilia or Ertl I can't say what vehicles preceeded this one. My sample has a split left rear tire but is still a nice oldtimer truck to showcase on the train layout. Enjoy! Opa Fritza and Oma Bettina