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    Default Classic Metal Works 1974-76 Buick Estate Wagon in N Scale?

    While I was looking for more information on the CMW garbage truck and low boy equipment trailer that Wig-Wag LLC is showing will be released in March (http://wig-wag-trains-cart.com/vehic...age=1&Items=12) announcement on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/classicmetalworksfans/

    For anyone that does not want to follow the link to Facebook, the posting date was November 15, and it states 1974-76 Buick Estate Wagons will be produced in HO with a March release, and N scale versions will follow in the summer of 2020.

    So the big question is, has GM has changed its position on licensing small vehicle models?

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    Liking this a lot mid 70's wagons

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    Walthers has the Buicks, along with a new tank trailer (with a 1954 Chevy?) on their website showing they are expected on 5/31/2020. https://www.walthers.com/classic-met...stock/n/page/2
    I am guessing the tractor will be the 1954 Ford rather than a newly tooled Chevy.

    N Scale Supply has some graphics, but the Chevy shown on that website appears to be the HO 1957 Chevy. https://www.nscalesupply.com/Newslet...ewsletter.html

    And Bill Giacci of CMW Holdings Ltd sent an email to the N Scale Vehicle Association Yahoo group stating GM changed their licensing policy in 2017. So, manufacturers now can get a license from GM to produce the smaller models, as long as the model is marketed as an "adult collectible" rather than a child's toy.

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    I received an email from Scott at N Scale Supply. Scott contacted CMW and confirmed the tractor with the tank trailer will be the 1954 Ford.

    The N Scale Supply web page has been updated to list the 1954 Ford for both the tank trailer tractor and the garbage truck. https://www.nscalesupply.com/CMW/CMW.html

    Walthers still has these trucks listed as Chevrolets.

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    Dang, I thought had enough vehicles. But how can I resist?!

    Hey are some of those Ford pickups weathered??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ender View Post
    Hey are some of those Ford pickups weathered??
    It sure looks like they are.
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    Classic Metal Works has added photos of pre-production models of the IH R-190 tractors and Lowboy trailers to their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/classicmeta...type=3&theater

    I have started an album for illustrative materials for N scale vehicle models scheduled for release in 2020 in the N Scale Vehicle Association's Group.io discussion group. https://groups.io/g/NScaleVehicleAss...lbum?id=240021

    Sometimes it is nice to have a single site to go to see what is coming down the road.

    However, you will need to be a member of the group and login to view the album.
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    I think my roads are going to be very crowded. So many interesting vehicles! I am modeling 1983 so those 76 Buick wagons would fit right in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maurice View Post
    I think my roads are going to be very crowded. So many interesting vehicles! I am modeling 1983 so those 76 Buick wagons would fit right in.
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    If you are modeling 1983 those 74 Olds were scarce by then at the rate they(and others) rusted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bman View Post
    If you are modeling 1983 those 74 Olds were scarce by then at the rate they(and others) rusted.
    How quickly a vehicle rusted out depends a lot on which part of the country you are in. I live in a high desert (southwest Idaho) and it is common to find unrestored cars from the 1960s through 1980s with reasonably decent looking paint on them. I have a 1974 F-250 and a 1976 F-250 sold new in Idaho, and still in the original paint. Only where there are scrapes and dings do you find any rust, and even then it is minimal.

    However, I have owned cars that spent a lot of time on the west coast before they came to Idaho, and those did wind up having a lot of rust.

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    Edit: If you go to this USDOT web site (https://www.bts.gov/content/average-...-united-states) and open the Excel spreadsheet, you will see the average age of an automobile on U.S. roads in 1983 was 7.2 years. So, in 1983 there should have still been a lot of mid-1970s cars around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ender View Post
    Hey are some of those Ford pickups weathered??
    The pickups are now listed on the Model Train Stuff (MB Kleins) website, and yes, they are weathered. https://www.modeltrainstuff.com/sear...etal$2520Works

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    Hubba hubba.

    Wait...that's how all my cars look after sitting on the layout for a year. :hmm:

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