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Old 04-14-2019, 06:44 PM
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1909 Vernor's Delivery Wagon

My dear friend Shelly's birthday was in February. Of course I called her and she asked if I still drank diet Vernors (they lost the apostrophe a few years back). You see Shelly is a Michigander, so Vernors is a staple she introduced me to back in the early 80's.

Then I got the flu and when I stopped at the Walmart Neighborhood Market, they had some.

Years ago, I had thought of doing a model of either the original drugstore or the old 1890's headquarters, but then I found an old photo of a 1909 Delivery Wagon

And an old postcard with a partial view of a wagon that let me know that my colors from the old ad signs was close

I decided not to try to do a compound curved roof, but I think it looks pretty good






This was only a WIP build, but between too many jobs, the flu, bronchitis, and other real life things, I lost interest, but still decided I needed to finish it
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Old 04-14-2019, 08:04 PM
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Use to drive by the old plant on Woodward all the time
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And yes it is great to drink when sick and cook ham in
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I first heard of Vernors in a novel written by a friend and former USAWC colleague - a Michigander, of course.

I really like the delivery wagon. Puts me in mind of a similar 1/87 plastic item by Jordan Highway miniatures, several of which appeared in the town of Conodoguinet Springs, a stop on the HO scale Carlisle & Cape May Steam Navigation Company.

It seems as if a simple diorama could be made based on that excellent 1909 image.

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Pretty neat. Is it safe to assume you are over the flu and the bronchitis now?
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Never heard of the product, being Scottish, but lovely model.
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Pretty neat. Is it safe to assume you are over the flu and the bronchitis now?

Yes, and the side effects of two rounds of prednisone and two different antibiotics. A bit of a rough almost three weeks there.

I was a bit surprised to find in the postcard that the side of the roof and the lower wagon body were supposed to be brown, but my colors for the signboard were pretty close, just a tad brighter than in the postcard
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I first heard of Vernors in a novel written by a friend and former USAWC colleague - a Michigander, of course.

I really like the delivery wagon. Puts me in mind of a similar 1/87 plastic item by Jordan Highway miniatures, several of which appeared in the town of Conodoguinet Springs, a stop on the HO scale Carlisle & Cape May Steam Navigation Company.

It seems as if a simple diorama could be made based on that excellent 1909 image.

Don
I really thought I'd place it in front of the old headquarters, but I need to move on to other projects. I don't see any way that I will be able to do my 'playset in a month' Wild Wild West project starting this late, but I still want to give it a shot, just to see how far I can get
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I first heard of Vernors in a novel written by a friend and former USAWC colleague - a Michigander, of course.

I really like the delivery wagon. Puts me in mind of a similar 1/87 plastic item by Jordan Highway miniatures, several of which appeared in the town of Conodoguinet Springs, a stop on the HO scale Carlisle & Cape May Steam Navigation Company.

It seems as if a simple diorama could be made based on that excellent 1909 image.

Don
I was actually thinking of putting it in front of 33 Woodward Ave


It seemed appropriate
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