So, how would you go about doing that? Well, the first thing to do is make a decision which sort of cars or vehicles you want to draw. That usually equates to the kind of cars that you find beautiful. You may like vintage, classic, sports or racing cars. Or drag or Formula One or luxury cars or any other sort.
The amount of detail you want in your rolling stock and what you are willing to pay will affect your purchasing decisions. You can buy rolling stock with separately applied detail or cars with the details molded on. The more detail you want, often the more you will pay for a car. Also, there are operating cars available with moving parts and sometimes are even powered (like dump cars, etc.). If you are doing a night scene on your layout, you will want lighted cars (these tend to be passenger cars and cabooses). These can be more fun and realistic on your layout but will cost more than non-operating cars.
Buy from the right auto parts store. If you aren’t in the know it’s quite difficult to spot a good store from a bad one. A good auto parts store will clearly display their contact details as well as displaying details about their stock. They should display which models they supply stock for and everything should be priced. The typical worker should know the stock inside and out and should know exactly what you need.
Granted some of these kinds of cars are not simple to see unless you live in a big city, but you may find a way around that. You may be able to produce some excellent drawings from decent photos, videos, manufacturers’ advertisements or Internet promotions. See You Tube.
recycling scrap metal Slot cars also come in different sizes. The smallest size is HO or 1:64 scale. Originally they were made for inclusion with model railways but now these little cars are very fast and have some amazing track layouts. The next size up is 1:43 scale and is designed for the younger racer with many fun features and character cars. The 1:32 scale is a popular size car for racing at home and there is a wide selection of sets. The biggest size car is in the 1:24 and is commonly found racing at slot car raceway clubs.
I related my findings and told David he had to do his own negotiations but I would coach him every step of the way. David paid my fee and I didn’t hear from David for one year. When he called, I asked what happened to the car wash soap business. He filled me in on the story.