The postman brought a box of 1:64 trucks today, ordered from Diecast Direct.
No photos yet – but I’ve unboxed them and they’ll add some much-needed commercial road traffic around the few industries and the team tracks on the layout. (I’ll try to add some images this week, time permitting.)
The models are die-cast – so finished in some indestructible paint akin to nail polish. They also have cutesy lettering on them, since many seemed to be produced for companies like Hershey’s. That’s fine – I’ll either figure out how to add some tooth to the existing paint or strip them, then repaint them. Some will require a complete repaint, while others will need spot painting – for example, to remove lettering that’s USA-specific so I can substitute Canadian lettering.
Now, I’ll need lettering for trucks, I suppose. Canadian lettering. Perhaps I’ll have to call upon Nelson Allison at Aberdeen Car Shops to see if he’s interested in adding some truck lettering to his growing decal line.