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Ashlin Designs Grumman Mail Truck
« on: January 09, 2020, 08:21:14 PM »
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                         :|Ashlin Designs Grumman Mail Truck. www.ashlintrains.com    Nate Goodman (Nato). :|


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Re: Ashlin Designs Grumman Mail Truck
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2020, 09:56:18 PM »
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The proportions seem a bit off on that one.  Few years ago our own DKS (aka NZT products) had a nicer one available.  But just few weeks ago Showcase Miniatures announced a really nice one too (except for the over-size rivets, which can be easily sanded down). I believe it is available as I'm writing this.


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Re: Ashlin Designs Grumman Mail Truck
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2020, 10:49:51 PM »
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 :|  Yes the Showcase Model is what prompted me to post this, a solid cast model is not as good as one with an interior and see through windows. Nate Goodman (Nato). :|

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Re: Ashlin Designs Grumman Mail Truck
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2020, 11:08:31 PM »
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:|  Yes the Showcase Model is what prompted me to post this, a solid cast model is not as good as one with an interior and see through windows. Nate Goodman (Nato). :|

It is not only the solid casting. The overall shape is way off, and the wheels are too small.  To me the Ashlin model looks like a caricature of the Grumman mail truck.
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Re: Ashlin Designs Grumman Mail Truck
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2020, 11:31:56 PM »
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This one looks more like the Ford FFV, but its missing the extra window on the left side


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Re: Ashlin Designs Grumman Mail Truck
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2020, 12:22:12 AM »
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This one looks more like the Ford FFV, but its missing the extra window on the left side



Wow!  Looks like you have something there.  I didn't even know that there were other mail deliver trucks than Grumman.  That is all I see in this part of the country. Ashlin model does look like the Ford FFV.  Again, I have learn something new on TRW.  But IMO the wheels still look too small.
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