Wednesday, August 23, 2017

First Response Replicas 1:43 Scale Diecast 1941 C.M.St.P. & P. Ford Two Door Sedan

Made in 2007 by Accu-Spec Sales & Manufacturing for First Response Replicas, this Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific (C.M.St.P. & P. - aka The Milwaukee Road) Railroad staff car is a terrific addition to my fleet of vehicles and trains lettered generally for Wisonsin or the Milwaukee Road in some way, shape, or form.  It was my goal earlier in the year to start photographing more of my diecast vehicles but as always happens with me I got sidetracked - and you can bet there's gonna be more side roads taken here before long!! Ya know, I don't have GPS - not on my cell phone (which BTW is the cheapest piece of crap on the market, just short of two tin cans tethered together by a string), not in my car, no where, no how. But not having a GPS over the years has allowed me to get lost and see some innerestin' sights. Whenever I do things like that I tell Bettina, "We're takin' the 25¢ tour!" LOL Anyway, I hope you liked taking this 25¢ tour of First Response's CMStP&P Ford Two Door Sedan. Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina

First Response C.M.St.P. & P. staff car with Road Champs Wisconsin State Patrol car

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

China (Unknown Mfr) Diecast B-52 Stratofortress

Here's a nifty little diecast B-52 to help round out the USAF planes collection. I bought it precisely because it is not a highly detailed scale fidelity model but rather is obviously a toy. The B-52 is one of my favorite real life aircraft and we see them flying over the house from time-to-time as evidenced by Bettina's photos. The toy has a friction motor with two huge wheels in front and two much smaller ones in the back (I told you it was just a toy hahahaha) and measures 7 1/2" (19.05cm) L x 8 3/8" (21.27cm) wingspan x 1 5/8" (4.12cm) H. Unlike several recent acquisitions of toy USAF planes made in China, this one does not have lights or sound. Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina

Monday, August 21, 2017

Uncle Milton's 'Moon In My Room' Decor Light

Now here's a nifty accessory I bought a few years back and always meant to blog but just never got around to it. With the Solar Eclipse coming up I thought now would be a good time to feature this light. I had originally intended to hang it up as part of the train layout's backdrop but that little idea has been shelved for now. The 12" diamter light features a 3D sculpted relief of the Moon's surface and cycles through 12 lunar phases. The remote control allows you to turn it on-&-off, cycle through the phases, or just leave it on as a night light and the enclosed CD gives you a guided tour of the Moon. Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina