Trax Miscues

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Trax Miscues

Post by IFHP » Sun Dec 13, 2015 2:47 am

ImageComparison by Michael, on Flickr

Surprised that Trax did such a half-hearted effort to convert their XF Falcon Ute in to a an alleged XG model. The rest of the model looks okay, but to ignore the most noticed difference between the XF and XG is jaw-dropping.

Here is what a XG Falcon Longreach actually looks like.

ImageFord Falcon XG GLi Longreach Ute by Jeremy, on Flickr

ImageRecent Arrivals by Michael, on Flickr

Too bad that Trax didn't give this ute correct the grille because the XG Longreach came in a number of interesting models, but without the correct grille, why bother?

Image1995 Ford Falcon Longreach Utes and Van (Aus) by Michael, on Flickr
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Re: Trax Miscues

Post by IFHP » Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:09 am

A color issue on the otherwise really nice 1949 Ford Coupe Utility.

Image1949 Ford "Single Spinner" Coupe Utility by Trax by Michael, on Flickr

This is what the model looks like on the Trax website -- a very believably period correct dark shade of red.

But what I received was far closer to orange in color (looks like a 70's respray).

Image1:43 Ford Color Study by Michael, on Flickr

I set this color spectrum up for comparison. I was expecting a similar shad as the Lincoln Zephyr, al though the shard of te F-1 would have been acceptable too.
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Re: Trax Miscues

Post by IFHP » Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:15 am

Mk I Cortina with after-market wheels.

ImageMk I Ford Cortina by Trax by Michael, on Flickr

I sent this one to Australia because it has aftermarket type wheels. I called Trax and they said that they have sold out of the first edition of this model (TRR16) which came with factory type style wheels and the second edition uses the wheels from TRR16A (a modified Cortina). THey have still not updated the photo on their website. I was able to exchange it for another model, but that ended up costing me an extra $45.00.
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Re: Trax Miscues

Post by Jager » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:08 am

Its not really fair that you should be out of pocket because of bad information from the manufacturer. Wouldn't you have been better just on-selling the model on eBay rather than returning it ?
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Re: Trax Miscues

Post by IFHP » Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:14 pm

Jager wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:08 am
Its not really fair that you should be out of pocket because of bad information from the manufacturer. Wouldn't you have been better just on-selling the model on eBay rather than returning it ?
I agree that it really isn't fair. I have several models that I've bought over the years that I quickly decided that I should resell.... but I've never actually tried to sell any of them. I need to get over my inertia on that.
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