Models from the Shop of David Palmeter



Above – 1954 Ford – 1:25 scale – Photo taken 2005-12-05 –
This Ford was customized from a "flywheel" car in the '50's. Pink was all the rage. "Flywheel"? Check below.


Above – 1954 Ford – 1:25 scale – Photo taken 2005-12-05 – The plastic in the '50's had a tendency to warp. This one is a little swayback, but not bad.


Above – 1954 Ford – 1:25 scale – Photo taken 2005-12-05 – The car was originally light green. So what's not to like about pink and green?


Above – 1954 Ford – 1:25 scale – Photo taken 2005-12-05 – Don't get too close, the antennae are sharp! Ask me how I know (but don't ask me how often I reconfirm that fact). Note the excellent fit of the balsa wood skirts.


Above – 1954 Ford – 1:25 scale – Photo taken 2005-12-05 – Flywheel cars had "play value". Although they were very accurate scale models, the manufacturers hedged their bets by adding a flywheel and gear set to power the rear wheels.


Above – 1954 Ford – 1:25 scale – Photo taken 2005-12-05 – The chassis was obviously used for two different cars on two different wheelbases. Also note the offset that I put in the front (and rear) of the frame to lower the car.


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