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Mel's Drive In
Topic Started: May 13 2015, 08:46 AM (1,512 Views)
Stangfreak
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The American Graffiti gang is all here...

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pjedsel
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:D Got to be a good place to eat - the Edsel folks are there!
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daniel60
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Dude you ROCK!!!
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daniel60
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May 18 2015, 04:25 PM
Dude you ROCK!!!

my favorite.

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GMack64
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Very nice! Your Edsel looks to be greener (as it should be) than the hot wheels 2 door offering. Did you repaint one? Or is it a trick of the light?
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94SS
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Very cool. I saw that kit at a hobby store but could not bring myself to drop $100 on it. But it does look great and maybe it will be cheaper online somewhere.
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stretchdog
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Very Nice. I have this one too. I Paid about $40 for mine assembled second hand on ebay. It is in Mint condition. I just don't have the space to display it at the moment. Hopefully I'll be getting a bigger toy room in the future
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microbuss
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what the scale of building?
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stretchdog
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It's HO Scale
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camaro marty
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Great pic's,the JL's rock.
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GMack64
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They aren't JL's CM, they were made by Revell :-)
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Simply amazing :thumbup: ;)
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easonocare
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is your cars 1/64? seems suit HO scale diorama
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easonocare
Aug 3 2015, 08:21 PM
is your cars 1/64? seems suit HO scale diorama
Many HO scale buildings work well with the 1/64th scale cars. There are a number of the Plasticville HO buildings that are more suited for 1/64th than 1/87th scale.
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I was just doing sone research on the real Mel's Drive In and these pics of my dios are popping up everywhere...LOL
This was kind of a nerve racking kit to build, but I did enjoy it all the way


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Aug 3 2015, 08:21 PM
is your cars 1/64? seems suit HO scale diorama
I have found that all advertised scales are not accurate at all. The angle and distance of the camera while photographing makes all the difference. I have this Shell station that is advertised as 1/87th scale (HO scale), but it is much larger when compared to the Mel's Drive In side by side, which is also advertised as 1'87th scale. The vast majority of our beloved little diecast cars are almost all advertised as 1/64th scale, but how many compared side by side don't make the scale grade?

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Aug 13 2015, 10:14 PM
easonocare
Aug 3 2015, 08:21 PM
is your cars 1/64? seems suit HO scale diorama
Many HO scale buildings work well with the 1/64th scale cars. There are a number of the Plasticville HO buildings that are more suited for 1/64th than 1/87th scale.
This is very, very true... I really think all the Plasticville brand buildings are closer to 1/64th rather than 1'87th...
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Stangfreak
May 14 2017, 08:36 AM
pjedsel
Aug 13 2015, 10:14 PM
easonocare
Aug 3 2015, 08:21 PM
is your cars 1/64? seems suit HO scale diorama
Many HO scale buildings work well with the 1/64th scale cars. There are a number of the Plasticville HO buildings that are more suited for 1/64th than 1/87th scale.
This is very, very true... I really think all the Plasticville brand buildings are closer to 1/64th rather than 1'87th...
I will add to my earlier thoughts - I think many of the original Plasticville buildings from the '50's (5&10, Supermarket, hardware-drug store, first police and fire stations, etc.) were must closer in scale to 1/87th-1/76th as they fit well with the regular wheels Matchbox cars of the time. As they added kits in the '60's and beyond (such as the bank, men's store, car dealership, some of the houses) they definitely got closer to 1/64th scale. I am not at home so can't offer any pictures of those earlier buildings that I have.
By the way - I like the actual picture of Mel's Diner with the CHP cruiser in the foreground. :thumbup:
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microbuss
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just wait until I get my HO train layout going hehe

do want the Shell & Mel's Drive-In someday
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DinoMom
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Hi Stangfreak... I asked a question on your other thread but I think you missed it, I'm curious if you modified the Hot Wheels Edsel at all?
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diomakr
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looks great steve- i think your Shell Bldg. as always fit in really well... seems to me that the people sometimes take away from the realism because you can either pick them out easily, if they are too big or small in reference to the structures. if you get hung up on the scale, you could always cut the knees off all your figures to make them a little smaller, or put in lifts in all their shoes, as needed.
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daniel60
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Flashback!! To a great set of pictures.
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easonocare
Aug 3 2015, 08:21 PM
is your cars 1/64? seems suit HO scale diorama
I have found that all advertised scales are not accurate at all. The angle and distance of the camera while photographing makes all the difference. I have this Shell station that is advertised as 1/87th scale (HO scale), but it is much larger when compared to the Mel's Drive In side by side, which is also advertised as 1'87th scale. The vast majority of our beloved little diecast cars are almost all advertised as 1/64th scale, but how many compared side by side don't make the scale grade?

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Great Dio

Thats one kit I would love to have

I agree on the camera angles distances etc and that there is a lot of variation with our close to 1/64 scale cars and the close to 1/87 HO scale buildings etc
And sometimes when you mix them together it does not look too bad at all
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