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Douglas Model Studio Thrust Augmented Delta Missile NASA / Douglas
Douglas Model Studio Thrust Augmented Delta Missile NASA / Douglas
Wood Model Kit,   old

Very rare hand made model from the internal Douglas Studios. Measures 27 1/4 inches high and is made from wood and metal. Brass name plate says 'NASA / Douglas Thrust Augmented Delta'. Condition is beautiful. Decals are excellent. Paint is very good but there is typical hairline age cracking as the entire missile is primarily made of wood. No broken or missing parts.
Ranco Models Tractor and Two Trailers - Super Hi-Way Transport, 1002
Ranco Models Tractor and Two Trailers - Super Hi-Way Transport, 1002
Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM,   old

This kit was found in the stock room of a long-closed hobby shop and is in factory-new condition. This is one of the Ranco '2 Kits 2 Bits' and is from the 1940s. Kit contains wooden parts and plans to build a very simple semi tractor and two very simple trailers. Includes wood blocks, fully formed wheels, cardstock and plans for both models. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Other kits in the '2 Kits 2 Bits' line included #1000 Electric Engine - baggage and mail car-diner, #1011 Pullman and Observation Cars, #1003 P-51 Mustang and Curtiss P-40 and #1004 Grumman Wildcat F4F and Curtiss Helldiver.
Hudson Miniatures 1911 Mercer Raceabout, 1/16
Hudson Miniatures 1911 Mercer Raceabout, 1/16
Wood and Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good-,   old

Very well detailed large 1/16 kit from 1949. Features plastic wheels, grill, steering wheel, lights and other accessories and wooden and metal main parts. Although all of Hudson's 1/16 kits have excellent detail, this one has even more detail than usual thanks to Hudson's engineers having access to the actual car owned by Mr. J. Fetterolf of Buckingham, PA. This kit has never been started. Some small parts are still in the internally sealed factory bag and the other parts have been been inventoried complete with all parts, plans and instructions. The 1911 Mercer Raceabout is one of the rarest American cars. The Mercer was built in Trenton, NJ and powered by a 30 hp T head 4 cylinder engine. Displacement was 300.7 cubic inches and the car had a wet clutch four speed transmission. The car weighed 2,500 lbs and cost $2600 and could do 112 mph. The Mercer was perhaps the most famous sports car of the time. It was rugged, handled very well and had excellent performance. Hudson Miniatures created a very successful and popular line of automobile kits in a constant 1/16 scale shortly after WWII. The kits sold very well until the appearance of the much smaller and less scale Gowland/Revell 'Highway Pioneers' in 1951. When the all-injection molded Gowland kits proved that they were not a passing fad, Hudson quickly planned and released his own small scale competition for them called 'Lil' Old Timers Quickie Kits'. The kits were of excellent quality, but it was too little too late. Sales of the excellent wooden kits faltered in the next few years with the introduction of all-plastic injection molded cars in the mid 1950s. This forced Hudson to discontinue both lines. Today, these excellent kits are often the only model available of these early automobiles.


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