Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: River Point Station will produce two N scale Ford F-350 trucks

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    183
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 331 Times in 120 Posts
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default River Point Station will produce two N scale Ford F-350 trucks

    Today at the Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show in West Springfield, MA River Point Station announced two Ford F-350 models will be produced in N scale. One model will be of an F-350 utility truck, and the other will be of an F-350 crew cab pickup.

    The prototypes for these models were first produced for the 1992 model year, and continued in production into the early part of 1999. The River Point Station F-350 crew cab pickups and utility trucks are due in part the to the poll the N Scale Vehicle Association took at the N Scale Enthusiast Convention last summer in Salt Lake City. I want to extend my thanks to all who participated in the poll. It gave Ron the encouragement he needed to produce the models! Photos of the test shots of the body molding are shown below.







    Carter
    N Scale Vehicle Association

    "For the modeler and collector of 1:160 scale vehicles and equipment"
    http://nscalevehicles.org

  2. The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to cfritschle For This Useful Post:


  3. #2
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Southern Colorado
    Posts
    2,991
    Blog Entries
    8
    Thanks
    1,247
    Thanked 1,856 Times in 883 Posts
    Mentioned
    26 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Those look really good!
    "Do Not Hump!?!?! Does that mean what I think it means?!?"--Michelle Blanchard

    "People saw wood and say nothing, but railroad men saw trains and say things that are better left unprinted."--Charles De Lano Hine

    Down with UP

  4. #3
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    183
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 331 Times in 120 Posts
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    We now have the first examples of the River Point Station Ford F-350 models that were assembled from the test shots of the tooling. The assembly and painting of the models was done by a non-professional, and it definitely shows. However, considering these were assembled from test shots of completely new tooling, we can expect the models produced from the finished tooling will be superb!

    And to make things a little more interesting, the new Fords were photographed with some existing N scale Ford models.

    An Atlas F-150 with the RPS F-350 crew cab.


    A GHQ F-350 with the RPS F-350 utility truck.


    The RPS F-350 utility will come with end-user applied photoetched West Coast style mirrors.

    Carter
    N Scale Vehicle Association

    "For the modeler and collector of 1:160 scale vehicles and equipment"
    http://nscalevehicles.org

  5. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to cfritschle For This Useful Post:


  6. #4
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    183
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 331 Times in 120 Posts
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Ron from River Point Station sent me some examples of the 2nd test shots for the new Ford F-350 models to “play” with. These moldings are more refined, and should be ready for production.

    First, here is a look at the interior for the crew cab.




    Next we have views of the painted and assembled crew cab from four different angles.









    We can be assured that the factory finished production models will look a lot better than these test shots.

    Carter
    N Scale Vehicle Association

    "For the modeler and collector of 1:160 scale vehicles and equipment"
    http://nscalevehicles.org

  7. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to cfritschle For This Useful Post:


  8. #5
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    183
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 331 Times in 120 Posts
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Since a lot of people purchased these large Ford pickups to haul their “toys” around, I added a trailer hitch to the crew cab. I think the Busch boat and trailer looks very natural behind the pickup.



    Carter
    N Scale Vehicle Association

    "For the modeler and collector of 1:160 scale vehicles and equipment"
    http://nscalevehicles.org

  9. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to cfritschle For This Useful Post:


  10. #6
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    183
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 331 Times in 120 Posts
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    The N Scale Vehicle Association's Industry News page has been updated with some photos of the decorated pre-production models. http://nscalevehicles.org/news.php

    I really like the trim on the tailgate of the black F-250 crew cab pickup.

    Carter
    N Scale Vehicle Association

    "For the modeler and collector of 1:160 scale vehicles and equipment"
    http://nscalevehicles.org

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to cfritschle For This Useful Post:


  12. #7
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    183
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 331 Times in 120 Posts
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    If anyone has been wondering if they would be able to create regular cab F-250 pickups, or crew cab F-350 utility trucks by kitbashing the River Point Station models, the answer is yes!

    This photo compares an Atlas F-150 SuperCab with a kitbashed RPS F-250 regular cab pickup.


    And this photo shows the kitbashed RPS F-350 crew cab utility truck with the pickup.


    Once the models are released (they are currently in production) I am going to practice some more on a few of the undecorated kits before attempting to kitbash the decorated models.


    Carter
    N Scale Vehicle Association

    "For the modeler and collector of 1:160 scale vehicles and equipment"
    http://nscalevehicles.org

  13. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to cfritschle For This Useful Post:


  14. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Posts
    1,892
    Thanks
    5,361
    Thanked 3,919 Times in 1,053 Posts
    Mentioned
    44 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Get rid of the extended cab on the red truck and you have the makings of the DeSoto and Gauge firetruck from Emergency 51! Loved that show.

  15. The Following User Says Thank You to dave68124 For This Useful Post:


  16. #9
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    183
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 331 Times in 120 Posts
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by dave68124 View Post
    Get rid of the extended cab on the red truck and you have the makings of the DeSoto and Gauge firetruck from Emergency 51! Loved that show.
    I was also a fan of Emergency!, and Squad 51, even though it was a Dodge instead of a Ford.

    As for the RPS models, you will be able to get red regular cab utility trucks in a factory decorated 2-pack. https://masterbiltmodels.com/index.p...product_id=349

    Or, if you prefer both a crew cab pickup and regular cab utility truck in a generic fire department paint scheme, those too will be available as factory decorated models. https://masterbiltmodels.com/index.p...product_id=362

    I am going to have a lot of fun populating my layout with 1992-98 Fords.

    Carter
    N Scale Vehicle Association

    "For the modeler and collector of 1:160 scale vehicles and equipment"
    http://nscalevehicles.org

  17. The Following User Says Thank You to cfritschle For This Useful Post:


  18. #10
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    183
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 331 Times in 120 Posts
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    The River Point Station web site now lists the N scale models!

    http://www.riverpointstation.com/pages/vehicles_n.php

    Carter
    N Scale Vehicle Association

    "For the modeler and collector of 1:160 scale vehicles and equipment"
    http://nscalevehicles.org

  19. #11
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Las Vegas, NV
    Posts
    2,896
    Thanks
    1,210
    Thanked 3,964 Times in 1,302 Posts
    Mentioned
    52 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Default

    I see them available for preorder at NSS already.
    Karl

    CEO of the Skally Line, an Eastern MN Shortline

Similar Threads

  1. [RAIL N SCALE] Ford Escort Mk3
    By RAIL N SCALE in forum Product & Service Announcements
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 24th Feb 2018, 02:20 PM
  2. Athearn Announces New Run of Ford C Rescue Trucks
    By cfritschle in forum Product & Service Announcements
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 2nd Jan 2018, 05:06 PM
  3. More Ford C Fire Trucks from Athearn
    By cfritschle in forum Product & Service Announcements
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 1st Sep 2015, 09:29 PM
  4. RAIL N SCALE Ford Eifel (era II-)
    By RAIL N SCALE in forum Product & Service Announcements
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 5th Jul 2014, 06:12 PM
  5. Ely Station and the Great Ouse River
    By man7sell in forum Layouts, Design, & Planning.
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 20th Oct 2010, 08:34 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •