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N scale
N 1973 Ford F-100
N 1973 Ford F-100
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]


Originally published on:
RailRoad Modeling

Introduction
Ford® F-100, 1973 is a new N scale pickup from Atlas Model Railroad. It is Item 60 000 114.

Atlas offers this F-100 in several paint schemes, and many other N scale road vehicles.

The Truck
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
    Headlight glazing
    Interior detail
    Under carriage detail
    Moveable tailgate hatch
    Two trucks per pack

For those of you who care, this is an officially licensed Ford product.

Detail
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.

Finish
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)
    Raven Black
    Wimbledon White
    Sequoia Brown
    Candy Apple Red
    Wind Blue
    Winter Green
    MOW Yellow
Two-Tone Body Color
    Candyapple Red/ Wimbledon White
    Wimbledon White/Winter Green
    Mallard Green/Wimbledon White
    Sequoia Brown/Wimbledon White

Conclusion
Ford® 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.

Please mention to retailers and vendors that you saw this model here - on RailRoad Modeling.
SUMMARY
Highs: Molding is high-quality and the finish is, too. The clear lights are a highlight.
Lows: Nothing objective.
Verdict: N scalers in need of modern light utility trucks should enjoy a fleet of these F-100s.
  Scale: N Scale
  Mfg. ID: 60 000 114
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  PUBLISHED: Jan 21, 2019
  NATIONALITY: United States
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.03%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 87.36%

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About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)
FROM: TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES

I'm a professional pilot with a degree in art. My first model was an AMT semi dump truck. Then Monogram's Lunar Lander right after the lunar landing. Next, Revell's 1/32 Bf-109G...cried havoc and released the dogs of modeling! My interests--if built before 1900, or after 1955, then I proba...

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