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#1 Mercman

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 03:08 PM

Here's a new kit out now in the stores. Yes it's 1/87th scale. Should be easy to convert to this.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 03:53 PM

Now yer talkin'. 1/87th scale, is that for a model railroad?

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 04:01 PM

Now yer talkin'. 1/87th scale, is that for a model railroad?


1/87 is HO scale, a common model RR scale.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 04:16 PM

of course, that means you'd have to do your custom 50s rods in 1/87. better to get it in 1/25 scale.

Sadly the original Mel's Diner was pulled down shortly after the movie was finished.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 11:36 AM

I hafta agree with you 100% George as it would make life a LOT easier and easy is good in my book.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 11:43 AM

That would be cool in 1/25, but it would be huge! Not many people would have the space to display a diorama that big.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 11:56 AM

What's stopping anyone scratchbuilding it in a larger scale? It's mostly glass (clear styrene) and there's all kinds of reference photos if you Google for them........

But like you said Harry....... that would make for one HUGE dio!

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 01:33 PM

Ya know what a guy could do a half version of it. Yeah a full size would be big, But a killer idea.


That would be cool in 1/25, but it would be huge! Not many people would have the space to display a diorama that big.

What's stopping anyone scratchbuilding it in a larger scale? It's mostly glass (clear styrene) and there's all kinds of reference photos if you Google for them........

But like you said Harry....... that would make for one HUGE dio!


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Posted 04 September 2012 - 01:52 PM

Would'nt be too bad if you could just build the front half against a flat back gound. Well beyond my meger talents.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 02:15 AM

Somebody I know bought this, after it had sat for many years.

Pics moved to own thread, so not to hijack.

Edited by 57peppershaker, 05 September 2012 - 06:23 AM.


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Posted 06 September 2012 - 05:09 PM

Would'nt be too bad if you could just build the front half against a flat back gound. Well beyond my meger talents.


You'll never know till you try.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 03:52 PM

Also just announced from Moebius in HO (1:87) scale but it is apparently an exact replica of Mel's. It could be used to get dimensions:

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:26 PM

Thats very nice. Shame its 1;87, tho 1;25 would be very big & very expensive.
I have trouble focusing on 1;25 scale !

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:08 PM

I gota get me some of those . When they comin out ?

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 04:59 AM

If you think THAT would take up space, try buildin 24th/25th scale Airplanes. They are beautiful to look at when finished, but MAN do they take up ALOT of space!!!! Kinda remind me of all the space my old 1/8th kits used to take up!

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 01:15 PM

I picked up a couple of 1/28th scale airplane kits last year that I hope to start on this coming winter.