Two-wheeled road vehicles?

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Two-wheeled road vehicles?

Postby Urban » Mon Jun 23, 2003 10:59 am

Since I'm going for a shelf layout, there's not going to be much room for a car, lorry or tractor, but a bike or motorcycle would fit. Are there any kits in 1:22.5?

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Postby ian holmes » Mon Jun 23, 2003 5:36 pm

Urban;
As is usual, it all depends what period you are modelling as to what there is available. I have seen a few motor bike kits about, but they seem mainly to be customised types. A bicycle in G scale would not be too difficult a propostion for scratchbuilding I think. (Bold statement there <g>)
Personally I wouldn't be afraid to chop a car in half and use it in low relief, just as we do with buildings.
Now you've got me thinking about scratchbuilding a bicycle....
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Postby terrystrains » Mon Jun 23, 2003 7:43 pm

Hi Urban,

Ah!!! Two wheeled vehicles in G. Well, Ian mentioned motorcycle kits but I have not been able to find any in 1:22 although there are a few in 1:24/25 but mainly modern and I think "TAMIYA" sell a kit of 4 modern mopeds/scooters. However, "POLISTIL" do, or used to do, a range of basic (very basic) motorcycles purporting to be 1:24th!! I also have a Harley Davidson type motorcycle from "MOTOR MAX" in 1:24th. There are a few pedal cyclists in 1:22 from PRIESER but are not cheap! I think Ians idea of using 4 wheeled vehicles in Relief could be the answer however, but I don't know of anyone who has carried it out effectively. I think the answer would be to only use maybe a quarter of the vehicle against the backscene as I think this would be more realistic!

I wish you well in your endeavours,


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Postby Harald » Tue Jun 24, 2003 1:50 pm

Hi!


There is a motorbike in 1:22,5 from Elita: www.elita.de
Click "Elita Shop" and then "Figuren 1:22,5". As you can see there are appropriate drivers too.

Elita has a lot of figures (painted = "bemalt" and unpainted = "unbemalt") but unfortunately a lot of them seem to be useless for industrial, mining etc. themes.


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Postby terrystrains » Tue Jun 24, 2003 3:12 pm

Hi Harald,

I hadn't seen that one before. However, I think it's uses are limited unless it can be taken apart and rebuilt into a more standard form. However, If the engine and gearbox are good mouldings, they could be used in a Gn15 Critter. Still, its another manufacturer I had not come across. Thanks for sharing the info Harald.

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Postby terrystrains » Fri Jun 27, 2003 10:44 am

Further to my last email on this subject. I have found the following suppliers of 1:24th scale motorcycles but no 1:22.5. Hope these may help.

http://www.rcertl.com/brand/custom_prom ... _03.shtml#
http://www.maisto.com/products.asp?id=143

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Postby DCRfan » Sat Aug 16, 2003 8:24 am

If your modelling modern period consider using a Quad motorbike (or ATV if your in the US). I have found a range of about 5 Quads in the local toyshop for less than $4 each that are 1:24th. I purchased a second one and am building a 4 wheel Quad trailer as well.

Also consider a making a mini excavator from a 1:32 excavator.

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Postby DCRfan » Sun Jul 23, 2006 7:49 am

A new 1:20 motorbike kit is on the way
http://www.hlj.com/showreports/shs06/auto/

Not the norm but worth a look even if its for the 10 small engines for critters.

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Postby KEG » Sun Jul 23, 2006 8:10 am

Hi,

the American firm Dimestoredreams make some cheap motorcycles. I don´t know which scale, but they look OK in 1/24 or 22,5 surroundings

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The Driver was included, the fellow in the sidecar is Pola s Willi and the lady at the backseat is the photographer from Preisers Wedding pack.


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The driver on this delivery trike is from Elita.

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Postby Steve Bennett » Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:15 pm

Just recieved this little beauty in the post today :)

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As you can see from the base, it is a Triumph Thunderbird, this model would date from the early 1960's possibly a little earlier. The model is from Italeri and comes ready assembled as you see here, the scale is a little unusual as it is 1:22. The level of detail is superb and really well finished. One obvious thing that is missing, is the puddle of oil underneath it :) I had one for a short period, many years ago and remember well the amount of oil it managed to lose. I think I will need to get another, as I cant bring myself to dirty this one up to put it on a layout :) .

This one came from Steve Warrington at Back2Bay6, priced at £4.99. Steve also has in stock, a BMW R51 dating from the 1940/50's and a late 1960's Honda CB750, both priced the same. He can be contacted on 01952 884785 if anyones interested and is now able to accept payment by credit card.

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:30 pm

Steve Bennett wrote:Just recieved this little beauty in the post today :)

The level of detail is superb and really well finished. One obvious thing that is missing, is the puddle of oil underneath it :) I had one for a short period, many years ago and remember well the amount of oil it managed to lose.


Seems to have tray there though ready to collect it :twisted:

At that price it looks reasonable :idea: to extract the engine as a potential power unit, seems to have more detail than the Honda I used for the Weed Sprayer :!:
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Postby Steve Bennett » Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:59 pm

Here is a closer view Gerry, it is very nicely detailed.

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Postby Ralph » Tue Aug 08, 2006 11:22 am

Hello together

during shopping with my wife :x I did an excursion through the children´s toyshop at Woolworth :) and look what I found there. :D maybe very usefull for your modeling.

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It was blister packed and only 1,90 € . The scale printed on the blisterbox is 1:20.
But I think it is very close for 1:22.5 or half inch scale. At the second picture you can see my busy :lol: worker as a rule for the right fit.

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The worker is a preiser figure scaled 1:22.5

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Postby Steve Bennett » Tue Aug 08, 2006 12:09 pm

Looks good with the figure Ralph. Bikes do come in different sizes and this one is not too big, a good find.
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Postby Blackcloud Railways » Tue Aug 08, 2006 1:57 pm

Ralph wrote:Image

The worker is a preiser figure scaled 1:22.5


He doesn't seem too bothered that you've bought him a girl's bike.
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Postby Christoph » Tue Aug 08, 2006 3:23 pm

maybe he is a lady :shock:
look to his right hand :oops:

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Postby Blackcloud Railways » Tue Aug 08, 2006 3:38 pm

:lol:

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Postby Ralph » Tue Aug 08, 2006 4:05 pm

.....as you say..

....I think he ( she ) is pregnant....
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

or should it be too much beer ??? :? :?

I found all my beer bottles emtied ( See hoist the sails )

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a girls bike will be better for him...:lol: :lol:

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Postby Catweasel » Tue Aug 08, 2006 4:11 pm

:roll: Looks like a nice boy :!: Giv us a kiss dear.
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Postby DCRfan » Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:56 am

bobblackcloud wrote:
Ralph wrote:Image

The worker is a preiser figure scaled 1:22.5


He doesn't seem too bothered that you've bought him a girl's bike.
:twisted:


A construction worker with a slight bend of the wrist. All you need is two more bikes for the policeman and a cowboy, need I go further :twisted: :wink: :wink:

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Postby KEG » Wed Aug 09, 2006 6:12 am

Hi,

what about the Indian? No bike?
http://www.officialvillagepeople.com/Cher%20Thanks%20page.htm

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Postby DCRfan » Wed Aug 09, 2006 6:43 am

KEG wrote:Hi,

what about the Indian? No bike?
http://www.officialvillagepeople.com/Cher%20Thanks%20page.htm

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Postby KEG » Wed Aug 09, 2006 7:08 am

Hi,

I think, he met a motorcyclist.



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Postby DCRfan » Wed Aug 09, 2006 7:42 am

KEG wrote:Hi,

I think, he met a motorcyclist.

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Lucky it wasn't a Gniffy train 8)

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Postby shortliner » Wed Aug 09, 2006 2:11 pm

Was in the local Woolworth this morning - the toy section has a pack of 4 motorcycles by Chad Valley - AFAIR, a "chopper, a scooter , a cross-sountry BMW-Type and one other (memory is going!). Not having a scale figure or measurement, I can't confirm if they will be usable, but may be worth a look. About £5 a packet, I think.
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