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A.C Gilbert Grandstands

Postby dge467 » Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:50 pm

Picked this up at a model kit show in the under the table $5.00 box. It appears to be all there.It is 1/32 scale. I will assemble it and add it to the layout.

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Re: A.C Gilbert Grandstands

Postby TuscoTodd » Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:55 am

That is an AWESOME score!
Looking forward to seeing it assembled!
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Re: A.C Gilbert Grandstands

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:44 am

I'm happy it found you as the owner. You will do it justice.

Good score indeed.
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Re: A.C Gilbert Grandstands

Postby BIG E » Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:56 am

Yeah, Harry - he walks up to my table at the Classic Plastic model car show in MA and shows me that baby! Guess I took too long setting up my vendor booth that morning and missed out on scoring that one! :>) It was cool to finally meet both Jeff and his Dad that day. Better that he gets it anyway, 'cause like you said - he'll do a nice buildup on it, while I just woulda put it in a plastic bag downstairs with the rest of the slot car menagerie! Lookin' forward to seein' the completed project. -- Ernie :>)
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Re: A.C Gilbert Grandstands

Postby TsgtRet » Mon Oct 19, 2015 2:16 pm

That is a very scarce animal! Huge score for $5.00! You WILL post pictures, understand? :angry-tappingfoot:
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Re: A.C Gilbert Grandstands

Postby ourwayband » Mon Oct 19, 2015 6:05 pm

Nice one Jeff!!

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Re: A.C Gilbert Grandstands

Postby dreinecke » Mon Oct 19, 2015 6:09 pm

That is a SMOKING deal on that. I've chased one before and it went way over my budget. If all the parts are there, you are a lucky man. Build it and proudly put it on your layout.
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Re: A.C Gilbert Grandstands

Postby chappyman66 » Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:27 pm

That is a super deal indeed.
I love that the back side is the refreshment stand....I hadn't thought about doing that but that works in real life often enough that I will take advantage of it when I get to scenery.
Very much looking forward to the finished product!
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Re: A.C Gilbert Grandstands

Postby dreinecke » Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:52 pm

Where do you think I got the idea for this 12 years ago? Image
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Re: A.C Gilbert Grandstands

Postby chappyman66 » Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:35 pm

I dunno Dave.........I give up??? :think:

Looks like an Artin conversion.......which is what mine was going to be. Nicely done.
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Re: A.C Gilbert Grandstands

Postby dreinecke » Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:55 pm

Exactly what it was. But the Gilbert was the inspiration. Gave them to a neighbor kid I gave a track to when I routed the PDR.
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Re: A.C Gilbert Grandstands

Postby RichD » Wed Oct 21, 2015 6:41 am

AC Gilbert stuff was "O" gauge, 1/43rd. You can buy figures that are the same scale and the grandstand will look OK if you don't have 1/32nd scale cars parked too close.
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Re: A.C Gilbert Grandstands

Postby Dundee Denny » Wed Oct 21, 2015 5:32 pm

WOW, new motivation to get down on my old knees that those shows in Michigan!!

Can't wait to see it on the track!!

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Re: A.C Gilbert Grandstands

Postby dge467 » Thu Oct 22, 2015 3:37 pm

BIG E wrote:Yeah, Harry - he walks up to my table at the Classic Plastic model car show in MA and shows me that baby! Guess I took too long setting up my vendor booth that morning and missed out on scoring that one! :>) It was cool to finally meet both Jeff and his Dad that day. Better that he gets it anyway, 'cause like you said - he'll do a nice buildup on it, while I just woulda put it in a plastic bag downstairs with the rest of the slot car menagerie! Lookin' forward to seein' the completed project. -- Ernie :>)



It was nice to finally meet you Ernie, and I am glad you got a chance to meet my dad too.
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Re: A.C Gilbert Grandstands

Postby Cartrax » Fri Oct 23, 2015 6:03 pm

Wow, nice.
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