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This years Hallmark ornaments.
« on: October 26, 2007, 07:16:16 PM »
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Well gang it's getting close to that time of year again and
my wife told me about the new train ornaments this
year from Hallmark Cards.

This year it's a PA and two heavyweight passenger cars
done in the American Freedom Train. I haven't seen them
in person yet but I'm pretty sure someone in the family
will be getting them for me.  ;D

Their is one other ornament that caught my eye on their
web site and it's a Cessna 195. Not sure how close it
will be to N scale though. They say the ornament is 4" wide.
That would give it a wing span of 53' give or take a few
inches. The real thing has a wing span of 36'-2" and a
length of 27'-4".

I think someone should do models of planes in N scale
for us.
The links below are of the ornaments.
Jon

http://www.hallmark.com/wcsstore/HallmarkStore/images/products/gifts/qx2347_xxl.jpg
http://www.hallmark.com/wcsstore/HallmarkStore/images/products/gifts/qxi2009_xxl.jpg
http://www.hallmark.com/wcsstore/HallmarkStore/images/products/gifts/qxi2017_xxl.jpg
http://www.hallmark.com/wcsstore/HallmarkStore/images/products/gifts/qx2377_xxl.jpg

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Re: This years Hallmark ornaments.
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2007, 07:18:14 PM »
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I saw these .. they look about Z scale size

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Re: This years Hallmark ornaments.
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2007, 07:36:26 PM »
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These have been around since the summer. Here's a Railwire thread on the adaptation of the coaches for use in Z scale:

http://therailwire.net/smf/index.php?topic=13183.0
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Re: This years Hallmark ornaments.
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2007, 07:46:58 PM »
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I just came out from under that rock I've been under all summer
called work!! Guess I better catch up on the times. ;) ;D

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Re: This years Hallmark ornaments.
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2007, 12:14:56 PM »
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I hope the Cessna is in N-scale since there is nothing out there nice in N-scale.

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Re: This years Hallmark ornaments./Carlton Cards City Of Los Angeles
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2007, 01:22:52 AM »
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 The more interesting Christmas Ornament is the one from Carlton Cards ,a quite close to N scale model of one of the 1936 Union Pacific Railroad Automative Styled City Of Denver Diesel A Units as it was lettered and numbered for a short  time as the LA 4 City Of Los Angeles. At $11.25 a model (ornament) they are quite a bargin. I have acquired 2 so far. several would be needed to cut and splice to make the B Unit locos that were used with the A's first as 2 unit locos later 3 unit with 2 B Units. There has been alot of discission on this ornament Loco on the Yahoo! N Scale list including my leingthy review compairing it to prototype photos of the LA 4 and the other CD type diesels in "The Union Pacific Streamliners" book by William Kratville which shows the Ornament to be very accurately detailed, fairly close to scale execpt for cab height, it could probably be powered usuing a streached Atlas Baldwin VO switcher drive that has very similar truck side frames . This Ornament can be viewed and ordered direct from Carltons web site http://www.carltoncards.com see this Loco er a Ornament in simulated action (operation) on my layout in the photo sections of both the Yahoo! N Scale List Group and the Yahoo! Fine N Scale Group. Nate Goodman (Nato).

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Re: This years Hallmark ornaments.
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2007, 12:31:54 PM »
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According to my calculations, The Hallmark Cessna 195 scales out to about 1/112. I have been collecting the Hallmark aircraft series for the last 5 years and so far none of the planes have been small enough to be used for N-scale. Typical of a company that makes collectibles unrelated to any model railroad use, they are all about the same size/weight. Hopefully Hallmark will start doing twin engine aircraft soon because my scratch built 1/160 scale Twin Beech fits right into their size range.  Jimmo

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Re: This years Hallmark ornaments.
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2007, 12:41:53 PM »
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There are some N scale planes ...

Herpa makes some 1:160:

http://www.diecastairplane.com/m69/Herpa-160/index.html

Minifigs makes military planes and choppers from various eras (Hueys!)

http://www.minifigs.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=41_2_216_219
http://www.minifigs.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=41_2_42_26


Bell Choppers in 1:60!

http://www.tigerscalemodels.com/bell.html