1927 Packard in TT from Gandy Dancer

1927 Packard in TT from Gandy Dancer

Postby Arseny » Thu Aug 28, 2014 12:40 pm

I wonder, if anybody have such model from 1950s?

Railroad Model Craftsman, April 1955

"Gandy Dancer.
Buy a 1914 Ford or 1927 Packard. Both in TT, of course, for as little as only 25 cents..."

I definitely need a time machine... :lol:
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Re: 1927 Packard in TT from Gandy Dancer

Postby areibel » Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:10 pm

Yup!
The Packard-
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The Ford-
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They're a little rough compared to the Rail TT cars, but they're old timers!
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Re: 1927 Packard in TT from Gandy Dancer

Postby Arseny » Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:12 am

WOW! Al, it's gorgeous!!! :o :thumbup:

Did Gandy Dancer make any other automobiles at that years?..
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Re: 1927 Packard in TT from Gandy Dancer

Postby milwrd1 » Sat Aug 30, 2014 1:10 pm

WOW :!: :!:

Very interesting. Never seen those before....The axles (brads) seem to be a bit oversize, but they can easily be replaced. A definite collectible, as they would be outdated even on a 1950 era model railroad.
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Re: 1927 Packard in TT from Gandy Dancer

Postby Arseny » Sat Aug 30, 2014 2:25 pm

milwrd1 wrote:they would be outdated even on a 1950 era model railroad.


I am not sure. :wink:

Just few days ago I've read a story about just barn-find 1929 Packard (!).
It was in use until late 1950s or even 1960s:

http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2013 ... -time-out/

There was 1954-1955 New York City tax sticker and 1959-1960 New York State inspection sticker in the windshield.

And according to local lore, it appears the Packard had been out of the barn at least once since the 1960s. Reportedly some kids had taken it for a joyride around town in the late 1960s.

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Re: 1927 Packard in TT from Gandy Dancer

Postby tomvanhoy » Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:22 pm

There is also a 1936 Buick Roadster. Will try to post a pic or 2 later today. They are relatively easy to customize with added tops and some have been modified into delivery vans and woodies.
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Re: 1927 Packard in TT from Gandy Dancer

Postby tomvanhoy » Sun Aug 31, 2014 5:55 pm

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Here are some pics of the cars I aquired from the estate of a TT'er about 6 years ago. Painting quality not the best, but they are old and dusty so no aging/weathering required.
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Re: 1927 Packard in TT from Gandy Dancer

Postby railtwister » Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:38 pm

areibel wrote:Yup!
The Packard-
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They're a little rough compared to the Rail TT cars, but they're old timers!



I had one of these vehicles on my HO layout when I was a kid (asI recall, it came assembled and was painted red) and I don't think it was too small for HO. Were these also made in HO scale (the name Dyna-Models comes to mind as the manufacturer), and perhaps it was copied for TT scale as well?

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Re: 1927 Packard in TT from Gandy Dancer

Postby Arseny » Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:49 pm

tomvanhoy wrote:There is also a 1936 Buick Roadster


tomvanhoy wrote:
Cars 001.JPG
... Here are some pics of the cars I aquired from the estate of a TT'er about 6 years ago.


I cant't recognize 1936 Buick...
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Re: 1927 Packard in TT from Gandy Dancer

Postby tomvanhoy » Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:16 am

The first 2 pics with cars only are the Buicks. I think I have an unpainted one somewhere, will have to search,
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