340 pieces of Ertl eqipment?! That's doing pretty good at age 12. What scale is the train on the 4x8? There are a good many kits out that wouldn't take much longer than 2-3 days to build. Some take no time at all. Depends on what you want to build, how you want to build it & how much time you have to dedicate to the project. Is there a structure you can think of off hand that you would like for your 4x8? With all of your tractors, you might consider an impliment dealership with it's own spur track or if you have enough of one tractor, the corner of a factory. If you have a country setting, I'd suggest a grain elevator. An old wood prarie sky scraper or an enormous concrete job would be easy to build from scratch. I may even be able to help find a kit for you. Nope, can't let the dust settle in. The possibilities are endless! - Mike
Re: Questions For The 1/64th Scale Collector... in reply to Crazy Red Power in SE-WI, 09-18-2009 21:44:09
The train was HO scale. The track was the outer perimeter of the plywood. In the center was a mock up of our town. I had 2 farm houses and a cornfield. My Dad got some wood splinters in the day and a dab of Elmers Glue stuck them into rows. Looked pretty cool. Between what I had collected and what my son now has at age 12, there is easily 600 pieces of Ertl 1/64 farm toys. Some really rare, and some not. Mine sits in a box and doesn't see much day light. I even had a Tyco slot car track that had the HO train track run through it to expand onto the carpet at home.
Re: Questions For The 1/64th Scale Collector... in reply to IAGary, 09-19-2009 09:09:53
Haven't made it to Dyersville, yet. I do want to go but have been hesitant due to insufficent funds. Something tells me I'll need a few things while I'm there. My cousin is the one who wants to get into S gague & he was quite exited when I told him about the display judging. Now he really wants to persue the tractor/train setup. I thank you for aiding my battle of getting him into trains. He needs to be involved in something that will keep his idle hands occupied, if you know what I mean. His big issue with the model trains, now, is there are few manufacturers of S scale anything & American Flyer is too "toy train" for him. I told him the best way to go is to scratch build whatever he desires. He has to make it through a few kits, first, before he gets so ambitious. Thanks again - Mike
Re: Questions For The 1/64th Scale Collector... in reply to IAGary, 09-20-2009 04:45:13
Not to shabby! The corn crib is sharp. Nice set of equipment. Didn't know there are that many MM pieces out there. I really like the corn in the elevator. A nice touch. What's with all the cotton on the backdrop? Seems to be a house in an imporomtu waterfall or maybe on fire? Is the outhouse taking off? Oh Lawdy! Gran'paw et his Metamucil agin! LOL! A fine setup, though, all humor aside. Can't wait to show my cousin, tonight. Hopefully it'll get the creative juices flowing. He's kind of the competitive type & I think a long term goal of getting a layout done & down to Dyersville would be a great idea. Thanks Much! - Mike
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