login   |    register
Atlas Model Railroad [ MORE REVIEWS ] [ WEB SITE ] [ NEW STORIES ]

First Look Review
N scale
N Ford F-150
N 1997 Ford F-150
  • move

by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]

Introduction
Ford® F-150, 1997 is a new N scale pickup from Atlas Model Railroad. It is Item 2941.

Atlas offers this F-150 in several paint schemes, and many other N scale road vehicles. (They are made for HO, too.)

The Truck
Atlas provides two (2) fully assembled vehicles per pack. They are contained in a blister pack with a form-fitted top-bottom tray.

This model features:
    Silver painted bumpers
    Plastic head and brake lamp covers

For those of you who care, this is an officially licensed Ford product.

Detail
For N scale this petite pickup packs a lot of detail. Inside the cab are seats. Recessed and raised panel lines detail the exterior, i.e., doors and fuel access cap, Ford emblem, and other aspects.

The windows are clear and not distorted. The headlight and brake light lenses are clear and tinted-clear plastic.

The wheels are molded in styrene but not soft plastic. I appreciate wheels molded with soft plastic or plastic-rubber hybrids.

Finish
Whether painted or molded in color, the finish looks good. Atlas offers this truck with 14 paint schemes and an undecorated model:
    Atlas Model Railroad Company
    Black
    Black/Silver
    Dark Red
    Green/Tan
    Greenlawn Landscape Experts
    Moonlight Blue
    MOW Yellow
    Pacific Green
    Police 9-1-1
    Red/Tan
    Tan
    White
    White/Tan

Conclusion
Ford® F-150, 1997 is another good looking tiny truck for modern-era N scalers.

Molding is high-quality and the finish is, too. The clear and tinted lenses for the lights are a highlight.

N scalers in need of modern light utility trucks should enjoy a fleet of these F-150s. Recommended.

Please mention to retailers and vendors that you saw this model here - on RailRoad Modeling.
SUMMARY
Highs: Molding is high-quality and the finish is, too. The clear and tinted lenses for the lights are a highlight.
Lows: Nothing objective.
Verdict: N scalers in need of modern light utility trucks should enjoy a fleet of these F-150s.
  Scale: N Scale
  Mfg. ID: 2941
  Related Link: Atlas' Ford F-150 Pickup Truck
  PUBLISHED: Oct 21, 2018
  NATIONALITY: United States
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.03%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 87.36%

Our Thanks to Atlas Model Railroad!
This item was provided by them for the purpose of having it reviewed on this KitMaker Network site. If you would like your kit, book, or product reviewed, please contact us.

View This Item  |  View Vendor Homepage  |  More Reviews  

About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)
FROM: TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES

I'm a professional pilot with a degree in art. My first model was an AMT semi dump truck. Then Monogram's Lunar Lander right after the lunar landing. Next, Revell's 1/32 Bf-109G...cried havoc and released the dogs of modeling! My interests--if built before 1900, or after 1955, then I proba...

Copyright ©2018 text by Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of ModelGeek. All rights reserved.



Comments

We broke our quick reply box. Working on it. Until fixed go to topic to reply.
Thanks.
   

What's Your Opinion?


Photos
Click image to enlarge
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move