1909 Ford Model T 1950's Balsa Wood Model

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern Ca. on Thursday, December 09, 2010 - 02:08 pm:

I think these old Balsa models have a great hand built look to them. This one is 8 inches long 4 inches wide and 5 inches tall to the top of the windshield. Does anyone know if balsa car model kits like this one are still being offer?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erik Johnson on Thursday, December 09, 2010 - 02:22 pm:

That appears to be a Hudson Miniatures Old Timer. My dad has a couple of them, the 1910 Model T roadster (which is really a 1911 torpedo) and the 1910 International Harvester roadster (my dad also owns the real thing, a 1910 IHC Model F roadster).

They used to advertise in various magazines, including Antique Automobile.

"Unbuilt" (new in the box) Hudson Miniatures Old Timer kits show up from time to time on eBay. Here is an unbuilt version of the touring that you are holding in your hand:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110592293182&rvr_id=182079550 888&crlp=1_263602_304642&UA=M

http://www.autoworldmobilia.com/oldtimers/main.html

http://www.retrohound.com/vintage-hudson-miniatures-balsa-wood-car-model/

http://www.google.com/images?client=safari&rls=en&q=%22hudson+miniatures%22+%22o ld+timers%22&oe=UTF-8&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=og&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi&biw=1274&bih=702


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Oder on Thursday, December 09, 2010 - 02:56 pm:

As can be seen, I made one those 56 or so years ago.

J.O.The Boys


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern Ca. on Thursday, December 09, 2010 - 07:27 pm:

Erik, many thanks for the info. and the links!

John,I bet most of us older guys remember spending hours back in the 50/60's building models.

Here's the balsa curved dash Olds that keeps the balsa T company on the shelf.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Coiro on Thursday, December 09, 2010 - 07:46 pm:

Can't believe I had this laying around...

Bob


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By dana crosby on Thursday, December 09, 2010 - 11:00 pm:

I still have unbuilt balsa "old timers". T's and others. I've been building car models for over 55 years and I will need to be around another 55 or so to finish building them. Of course, the full scale T's etc keep taking up my model time. Maybe I'll need an additional 55 years. Meanwhile the models and the real ones keep multiplying in the garage. My better half says I have a sickness that has no cure. Perhaps she's right.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Patrick Martin, Branch/Lafayette, LA on Thursday, December 09, 2010 - 11:03 pm:

VERY NICE!!!!! :-)


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