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Woodland Scenics to make N scale autos?
« on: August 11, 2007, 07:47:53 PM »
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Check out the stuff at the bottom of this page:

http://www.nscalesupply.com/Wsc/WSC-ScenicAccents.html

1950s stuff, but looks promising!

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Re: Woodland Scenics to make N scale autos?
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2007, 07:49:16 PM »
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If they're like the HO ones, this should be great (for 50's modelers).

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Re: Woodland Scenics to make N scale autos?
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2007, 07:55:50 PM »
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I'll take em!

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Re: Woodland Scenics to make N scale autos?
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2007, 07:57:16 PM »
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If they're like the HO ones, this should be great (for 50's modelers).

Or for old uncle Norbert on any 'ole post-50s layout.  ;)
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Re: Woodland Scenics to make N scale autos?
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2007, 08:02:04 PM »
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I'll take 2 of each .

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Re: Woodland Scenics to make N scale autos?
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2007, 08:09:04 PM »
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If the pictured ones are N and not HO, then they will be awesome indeed.

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Re: Woodland Scenics to make N scale autos?
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2007, 08:31:31 PM »
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If the pictured ones are N and not HO, then they will be awesome indeed.

Pretty certain they are HO pics... Compare the N Scale Supply image to one of the HO AutoScenes from the WS website...





If the N scale versions are even just close to being this good, they will be some of the best period autos in N scale (assuming the goofy figures aren't glued to the cars, that is). Better than Classic Metal Works. I'd use them for an antique auto show on a modern-day layout.

Time to open the wallet again. Sigh...
« Last Edit: August 11, 2007, 08:47:08 PM by dks2855 »
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Re: Woodland Scenics to make N scale autos?
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2007, 10:49:45 PM »
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(assuming the goofy figures aren't glued to the cars, that is).

Yeah, why are all the WS figures caricatures?

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Re: Woodland Scenics to make N scale autos?
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2007, 11:05:12 PM »
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The cars are actually charicatures, too.  WS didn't want to have to fuss with licensing, so their models have a 50's flavor, although they are no fixed model or make.

They'll be fine for filling parking lots, but if you're looking for Chryslers to haul around in your open auto racks, you'll have to try harder...

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Re: Woodland Scenics to make N scale autos?
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2007, 11:32:01 PM »
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The cars are actually charicatures, too.  WS didn't want to have to fuss with licensing, so their models have a 50's flavor, although they are no fixed model or make.

That's interesting... I hadn't looked that closely at them before. I've been so preoccupied with their mystifyingly bad figures that everyone and their cousin is selling. They have some great concepts, but good grief they belong in old Saturday morning cartoons. I'm just glad to see Preiser is still releasing new sets with realistic contemporary figures.
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Re: Woodland Scenics to make N scale autos?
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2007, 11:41:15 PM »
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The cars are actually charicatures, too.  WS didn't want to have to fuss with licensing, so their models have a 50's flavor, although they are no fixed model or make.

They'll be fine for filling parking lots, but if you're looking for Chryslers to haul around in your open auto racks, you'll have to try harder...

Lee

The cars look like actual or very very close to actual models to me . 55 Chev Nomad , 54 chev , My neighbor had that Plymouth when it was new maybe 57 , 56 ish ford , etc .

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Re: Woodland Scenics to make N scale autos?
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2007, 12:41:59 AM »
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Yes, the proportions are there, but some of the shapes and trims are changed to protect the innocent.




It's close, real close.  But in the end... no cigar.
Note that the front bumper lacks the detail of the prototype, the fin doesn't flare up at the end, and the trim panel is a straight sweep, not the check mark shape of the original... 

Robbman might be the king of the diesel spotters, but you can't mess with me when it comes to old Chryslers!

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Re: Woodland Scenics to make N scale autos?
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2007, 12:51:12 AM »
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It's also clearly not a DeSoto...


Although it could be mistaken for a Belvedere, rather than a Fury.


Still, it's not quite right.

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Re: Woodland Scenics to make N scale autos?
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2007, 12:58:04 AM »
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I concede Lee , but I hope they make them .

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Re: Woodland Scenics to make N scale autos?
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2007, 02:36:12 AM »
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Guess it's not John Lennon's Rolls either:
http://www.bronx-terminal.com/wp-content/uploads/070807.jpg
 :)