IntroductionFord® F-100, 1973
is a new N scale pickup from Atlas Model Railroad
. It is Item 60 000 114
offers this F-100 in several paint schemes, and many other N scale road vehicles.
Atlas provides two (2) fully assembled vehicles per pack. They are contained in a blister pack with a form-fitted top-bottom tray.
This model features:
Side view mirrors
Under carriage detail
Moveable tailgate hatch
Two trucks per pack
For those of you who care, this is an officially licensed Ford product.
For N scale this minuscule model packs a lot of detail. Inside the cab are seats. Recessed and raised panel lines detail the exterior, i.e., doors and fuel access cap, Ford emblem, and other aspects.
The windows are clear and not distorted. The headlight lenses are clear although the brake lights appear painted.
The wheels are molded in styrene but not soft plastic. I appreciate wheels molded with soft plastic or plastic-rubber hybrids.
Whether painted or molded in color, the finish looks good. Atlas offers this truck with 19 paint schemes and an undecorated model:
Canadian National (Red/White)
Penn Central (Green/White)
Chessie System (Blue/Yellow)
Milwaukee Road (Orange/Red)
Richmond, Fredricksburg, and Potomac (Blue/White)
Southern Pacific (Orange)
Central Railroad of New Jersey (Yellow)
Delaware and Hudson (Red/Yellow)
Candy Apple Red
Two-Tone Body Color
Candyapple Red/ Wimbledon White
Wimbledon White/Winter Green
Mallard Green/Wimbledon White
Sequoia Brown/Wimbledon White
ConclusionFord® F-100, 1973
is another good looking tiny truck for 1970s N scalers.
Molding is high-quality and the finish is, too. The clear lights are a highlight.
N scalers in need of modern light utility trucks should enjoy a fleet of these F-100s. Recommended.
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