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I’m a 51-year-old Aspergic CAD-Monkey. Sardonic, cynical and with the political leanings of a social reformer, I’m also a toy and model figure collector, particularly interested in the history of plastics and plastic toys. Other interests are history, current affairs, modern art, and architecture, gardening and natural history. I love plain chocolate, fireworks and trees but I don’t hug them, I do hug kittens. I hate ignorance, when it can be avoided, so I hate the 'educational' establishment and pity the millions they’ve failed with teaching-to-test and rote 'learning' and I hate the short-sighted stupidity of the entire ruling/industrial elite, with their planet destroying fascism and added “buy-one-get-one-free”. I also have no time for fools and little time for the false crap we're all supposed to pretend we haven't noticed, or the games we're supposed to play. I will 'bite the hand that feeds' to remind it why it feeds.

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Absolute Scale Models - ASM - ASModels - AS Models

USA

2003-2005

Proposed manufacturer of removal box-bodied vans ('pantechnicons') and trailers for transporting racing cars, scale unknown, but likely to be close to 1:87th scale and aimed specifically at US 'Amtrak' model railway enthusiasts. Products were announced in 2003, but nothing came of the venture and the plug was pulled in 2005.

Joe Bohannon - Owner

Announced Listing
276-7500 - Dromedary Box (solid resin casting)
276-7501 - Aerodyne II Sleeper with Airfoil (solid resin casting)
276-7502 - Aerodyne II Sleeper Flat-top (solid resin casting)
276-7503 -
276-7504 -
276-7505 - 120" Condo Sleeper (long 'custom' trailer, solid resin casting)
276-7506 - 132" Condo Sleeper (long 'custom' trailer, solid resin casting)
276-7507 -
276-7508 -
276-7509 - 160" Condo Sleeper (long 'custom' trailer, solid resin casting)
276-7880 - Tandem-axle Racing-car Transport Trailer (resin, 9 part kit)
276-7881 - Tri-axle Racing-car Transport Trailer (resin, 9 part kit)
276-7882 - Spread-axle Racing-car Transport Trailer (resin, 9 part kit)
276-7883 - Tandem-axle Moving-van Trailer (pantechnicon trailer, resin, 8 part kit)
276-7884 - Tri-axle Moving-van Trailer (pantechnicon trailer, resin, 8 part kit)
276-7885 - Spread-axle Moving-van Trailer (pantechnicon trailer, resin, 8 part kit)
276-7886 - Tandem-axle Skirt (resin, 1 pair)
276-7887 - Tri-axle skirt (resin, 1 pair)
276-7888 - Spread-axle skirt (resin, 1 pair)
276-7889 - Equipment Box (resin, 1 piece)
276-7890 - Rear Door for Racing Transport Trailer (resin, 1 piece)
276-7891 - Rear Door for Moving Van Trailer (pantechnicon trailer, resin, 1 piece)
276-7892 - Chrome Budd Rear-wheel Sets (injection molded set, 4 rims, 8 tires, 2 axles)
276-7893 - Chrome Budd Rear-wheel Sets, low profile (injection molded set, 4 rims, 8 tires, 2 axles)
276-7894 - Trailer chassis (resin)
276-7895 -
276-7900 - Tandem-axle Racing-car Transport Trailer (as 276-7880 with low profile wheel set)
276-7901 - Tri-axle Racing Transport-car Trailer (as 276-7881 with low profile wheel set)
276-7902 - Spread-axle Racing Transport-car Trailer (as 276-7882 with low profile wheel set)
276-7903 - Tandem-axle Moving-van Trailer (pantechnicon trailer, as 276-7883 with low profile wheel set)
276-7904 - Tri-axle Moving-van Trailer (pantechnicon trailer, as 276-7884 with low profile wheel set)
276-7905 - Spread-axle Moving-van Trailer (pantechnicon trailer, as 276-7885 with low profile wheel set)
276-7906 - Low-profile Tandem-axle Skirt (resin, 1 pair)
276-7907 - Low-profile Tri-axle Skirt (resin, 1 pair)
276-7908 - Low-profile Spread-axle Skirt (resin, 1 pair)
276-7909 -
- California Cars?
- F40PH-3's.?
- Surfliner?

What They Say
"It is with immense regret that I have made the decision to close the doors to Absolute Scale Models. I started ASModels 2 years ago in hopes of being able to bring the products that the mainstream manufacturers were not interested in producing to the hobbyist that longed for their availability. My interests stemmed around commuter and passenger operations, where there was much lack of the unique equipment out there. While the goal may have been ambitious [...] the focus was simple, to produce Resin models and to network with other producers. Through our operations we were pleased to be able to carry the lines of Imperial Hobby Products, Train Station Products, AZL, and Trucks N' Stuff...."

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