The World’s Smallest American Austin

To start off, there is some assembly required here.  However, wouldn’t you love the chance to own one of the world’s smallest American Austins?  At 1:144 scale, this car is compatible with some N gauge models.

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Personally, the first thought I had when seeing this was “Wouldn’t this make a very cool Buster Keaton diorama?”  Perhaps something representing the Austin’s role in the 1931 Parlor, Bedroom, and Bath.

All you need is a correct style N gauge locomotive, like this one: N Gauge Locomotive. You may need some patience and skill as well, but the result will be worth it.  I’d love to have one of these, but lately, I haven’t even had time to work on my own car.

Which scene would you want to recreate?  I would think it depends on how much your like the Austin that day.

 

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On a good day.

 

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One which is less then stellar, but still okay.

 

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Or the type of day where our best accomplishment is remaining on the sunny side of the ground…

As a side note, that car was hit by a train and the cowl still looks straighter than the one on my Austin.  How hard did that tree in 1949?

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Although stylish, no Austin should have such noticeable curve on the dash rail.

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