when I was living in Sacramento, California I got the idea of constructing
a Model A Ford Assembly line using 1/25 scale models of the AMT/ERTL
1929 Model A Ford Roadster.
wasn’t till I moved back to the farm near Walla Walla, Washington when
I had some time one winter to do it. I then went to the books and got
all the possible pictures of the real thing and then proceeded to construct
the line itself.
first 4 feet is a double story building. On the top floor I have the
bodies coming down the line, all in different production stages. On
the bottom floor I have the chassis coming down the line, all in different
second 4 feet of the line is a single line showing the body drop and
the car continuing on in different stages of production until the end
of the line. I used
over 15 kits just to get to that point. The second floor of the last
4 feet is dedicated to a showroom.
1928-1929 vehicles represented in the showroom, which is the upper floor
of the last building are as follows: Standard Roadster, Open Cab Pickup;
Closed Cab Pickup; Station Wagon; Tudor Sedan; “A” Panel Delivery; and
Deluxe Delivery. Some vehicles which are still coming down the line
and not yet finished are the Standard Coupe, Special Coupe, 1928 Sport
Coupe, 1929 Sport Coupe, 1928 Business Coupe, 1929 Business Coupe, and
a 1929 131-1/2” Platform Truck.
did I get all those models you ask? Throughout the years, ever since
I can remember, AMT then AMT/ERTL and REVELL issued 1/25 scale plastic
model car kits of all sorts. We have all seen them. The Roadster is
the most common and the detail in all of these kits is real nice. Many
of these kits, which they do not produce anymore, can be found through
collectors today. The Deluxe Delivery was made by converting the Tudor
body into a Delivery body. The “A” Panel Delivery was made from a Roadster
kit but used a Diecast metal body for the main body of the Delivery.
Had to cut out the cowl section on both and replace the metal section
with a plastic section to get that 28-29 effect.
Coupe bodies are not being manufactured by AMT/ERTEL or REVELL so had
to get them through a person who does plastic moldings of different
body styles. Then will be using the Roadster chassis, fenders, ect.
to complete the cars.
1929 truck is a different story. Found an AMT/ERTL Closed Cab Pickup
model kit which I will use for the cab and front portion. Found a 1929
truck of another source which the cab was not pleasing at all but the
platform bed was and will use that to complete the truck.
only bodies that are left for which I do not have are the Phaeton, Fordor
Leather Back, Fordor Steel Back, Cabriolet, Taxi, Town Car, Town Sedan,
Standard Fordor and 2/W Fordor for 1928-29.
know that there are 1930-31 kits out there also.