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  • #40350
    Paul
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    Hello all
    Strange request, I know, but I am looking for a 15mm ice cream truck like this:

    A similar looking van will be cool, I could add the ice cream cone on top. I have looked for ho scale as well, but I am worried that an ho one would be substantially bigger.
    Anybody have any ideas?

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    #40444
    Mishima
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    Could you not scratch-build something like this from plasticard?

    The basic form is pretty simple?

    Tim.

    Tim from Gomi Designs. 15mm Vietnam riverine. www.gomidesigns.co.uk

    #40450
    Not Connard Sage
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    HO is 1:87

    15mm is 1:100ish

    HO would work, seeing as many 15mm figures are nearer 18mm.

     

    That model in the pic looks very much like a Jeep Fleetvan FJ6 or perhaps a Studebaker Zip-Van BTW. I’m not up on American Outline railway models, but someone, somewhere, must do a HO version.

    Zip Van

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    #40451
    Mishima
    Participant

    Tell you what – if you really can’t find one I’ll knock you one up and put it on Shapeways. I could do with the practice

    Tim from Gomi Designs. 15mm Vietnam riverine. www.gomidesigns.co.uk

    #40460
    Mike
    Keymaster

    What an offer!

    #40470
    Mishima
    Participant

    Can’t guarantee it’ll be any good. 

    Tim from Gomi Designs. 15mm Vietnam riverine. www.gomidesigns.co.uk

    #40474
    DM
    Participant

    Here’s a good example to use as a basis…..

    https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/107/315052024_f398456c2c.jpg

    #40476
    Mishima
    Participant

    Is that the Chuckle Brothers serving ice cream?

    Tim from Gomi Designs. 15mm Vietnam riverine. www.gomidesigns.co.uk

    #40478
    Paul
    Participant

    Thanks for the real-world insight NCS. The main thing keeping me from using an HO model is that I am worried a 1/87 ice cream truck might look silly next to a QRF 1/110 scale tank. And I know, it’s silly to have an ice cream truck on the table at all, but still.

    That’s a very kind offer, Tim. I think I will give it a bash scratchbuilding one: it is pretty boxy, so shouldn’t be incredibly difficult to do, was just looking for the easy way. Will let you know how I come along with a scratchbuild.

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    #40479
    Mishima
    Participant

    Great idea. That was my thought – mainly boxy – and if you could score some wheels from a matchbox car or similar that could be a goer.

     

     

    Tim from Gomi Designs. 15mm Vietnam riverine. www.gomidesigns.co.uk

    #40525
    Etranger
    Participant

    This van is a little larger than your example but it’s right on for 1/100.

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/MATCHBOX-LESNEY-MBX-CONSTRUCTION-WARRIOR-BURRITOS-FOOD-DELIVERY-VAN-/121640633750 I’ve got one,  not sure what I’ll use it for though. Possibly transport for Lucha Libre superheroes?

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    #40556
    Paul
    Participant

    Thanks Etranger, but it is a bit big. Will bear it in mind if I am ever looking for a slightly bigger van.

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    #40615
    Les Hammond
    Participant

    What railway scale does it equate to?

    Loads here, various model railway scales…

    http://www.ehattons.com/stocklist/SiteResults.aspx?searchfield=ice%20cream

    6mm France 1940

    http://les1940.blogspot.co.uk/
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/386297688467965/

    #40617
    Paul
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    I think TT (1:120) would be closest to my QRF vehicles (1:110). Thanks for the link, but most of those are 1/76, so would be better for 20mm I think.
    Some cool stuff on that site, though.

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    #40629
    Not Connard Sage
    Participant

    I think TT (1:120) would be closest to my QRF vehicles (1:110). 

     

    TT would.

     

    I deliberately didn’t mention it in my previous post because there’s not a huge amount of TT stuff out there, and what there is tends to be bloody expensive 🙂

     

     

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    #40641
    Paul
    Participant

    Yeah, TT stuff does seem to be thin on the ground. Would have thought 1:120 scale ice cream trucks would be hot sellers 🙂

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    #40688
    Guy Farrish
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    TT was a niche market when it came out, and just as it offered a big layout in a small space, along came N gauge and stuffed it sideways. Since when it has been even more of a niche than when it started out – you’ll sell 1 TT vehicle for every 100 OO and 50 N gauge (if you are lucky)- hence the prices, if they exist at all. As NCS said. Most people scratch build TT stuff.

    As you were then.

    #40689
    Not Connard Sage
    Participant

    TT was a niche market when it came out, and just as it offered a big layout in a small space, along came N gauge and stuffed it sideways. Since when it has been even more of a niche than when it started out – you’ll sell 1 TT vehicle for every 100 OO and 50 N gauge (if you are lucky)- hence the prices, if they exist at all. As NCS said. Most people scratch build TT stuff. As you were then.

     

    You’re no relation to Graham Farish are you? 🙂

    "I go online sometimes, but everyone's spelling is really bad. It's... depressing."

    #40690
    Guy Farrish
    Participant

    Regrettably not – at least not for several generations.

    #40695
    Piyan Glupak
    Participant

    British outline TT has not been produced for a (quite large) number of years.  I understand that continental (for instance, German) TT stuff is still around, and being made.  You could try looking at Gaugemaster, who do a lot of foreign stuff.  Alternatively, you could try using Google to find German model shops.

    http://www.gaugemaster.com/products.asp?searchstring=+scale~~%ACtt%AC~~scale&style=&andor=&method=kws&strType=&currentpage=1

    There are modellers of the British railway system who use a 3mm to the foot scale, which is TTish, but they tend to have to make an awful lot of things for themselves.

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