My exclusive convertible limousine

My exclusive convertible limousine

Postby Arseny » Thu May 01, 2014 8:43 am

My new exclusive convertible car

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In fact it is ZiS-110 convertible (produced in 1949-1957), but I wonder, if it can work as 1942 Packard convertible?..
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Re: My exclusive convertible limousine

Postby Arseny » Thu May 01, 2014 8:57 am

ZiS-110 (prototype of this model):

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As is well known, ZiS-110 looks like 1942 Packard (with slight differencies), but I did not find such Packard (long convertible limousine).

1941 Packard, Rollson Convertible Limousine. This one-off design by Rollson was ordered by E. Parmalee Prentiss of Pocantino Hills, New York, best known as husband of the daughter of John D. Rockefeller
But it is 1941 Packard, not 1942.

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1942 (?) Packard, body made by Rollson coachbuild company:

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Notice spare tire on the wing, as distinct from ZiS. Also notice different footsteps.

1947 Packard. Looks a bit different:

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Re: My exclusive convertible limousine

Postby gerhard_k » Mon May 05, 2014 12:40 pm

Arseny - a beautiful model!
My attitude is, 1940's is now a long way from most people's personal experience, and a detail, such as the spare wheel in the front fender, will find very few viewers worrying about correctness, because it certainly looks right for the period.
On the other hand, it is often said that unusual items attract modelers, but the common things are best for the layout, and this very long 3-seat convertible would only be for politicians in parades, not in workers' driveways. As in the current Shipsure buildings thread, what we need are nice common things, like regular residential houses and typical autos.
Btw - the 1947 Packard looks entirely different because it was one of the first new designs after WW2. Not much similarity to the 1942 except under the skin.
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Re: My exclusive convertible limousine

Postby Arseny » Mon May 05, 2014 12:54 pm

Ok, agreed with you. Of course, 1947 Packard looks quite different; I posted the photo for comparison only.
Of course, you are right, long 3-seat convertible is not too usual for regular industrial or residential areas; but I think I can use one - for example, as some old-fashioned boss' limousine. :wink: Let it be car belong to owner of this plant. :)

For commonplace men we can use 1952 Ford from RailTT, or 1955 Cadillac (hmm... ok, let it be for some other boss :lol: ),
or 1947 Chevrolet or 1949 DeSoto from MiniThings. And I hope RailTT will release some other car(s) soon... :wink:
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Re: My exclusive convertible limousine

Postby j p » Mon May 05, 2014 1:51 pm

Arseny wrote:Ok, agreed with you. Of course, 1947 Packard looks quite different; I posted the photo for comparison only.
Of course, you are right, long 3-seat convertible is not too usual for regular industrial or residential areas; but I think I can use one - for example, as some old-fashioned boss' limousine. :wink: Let it be car belong to owner of this plant. :)

For commonplace men we can use 1952 Ford from RailTT, or 1955 Cadillac (hmm... ok, let it be for some other boss :lol: ),
or 1947 Chevrolet or 1949 DeSoto from MiniThings. And I hope RailTT will release some other car(s) soon... :wink:


Arseny, how about let the "common place men" take a train to work?
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Re: My exclusive convertible limousine

Postby Arseny » Mon May 05, 2014 2:05 pm

j p wrote:Arseny, how about let the "common place men" take a train to work?


Alas, I do not have passenger cars nor passenger traffic on my railroad...
Freight traffic only

Maybe sometime in future...
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Re: My exclusive convertible limousine

Postby scaro » Mon May 05, 2014 2:07 pm

i'm more interested in commuter trains than long distance passenger, given these were the trains the greater proportion of people rode, particularly after the 1920s and 30s, but even so, in a lot of american cities, people did and do drive to work, and that would probably need to be represented on a layout.
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