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Richie, Great job! I will have to keep that one in the back of my mind!

Well guys I took your advice and place the engine on the upper level where I placed the new flat. But it just didn't seem right so I tried to make it a little better. It needed a reason to be there so I made it a smoke investigation! I hope you all enjoy!IMG_20210414_104945033IMG_20210414_104951652

Oh and you might notice the new tunnel between the building with the UP truck!IMG_20210413_090908112IMG_20210413_090903563

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@Richie C. posted:

Thanks, guys - it was a fun project to work on - about the only thing I would have done differently is use a stiffer/thicker piece of styrene so it wouldn't flex quite as much when pulled up against the underside of the roof.

Richie,  Do you think one hole near each end with one piece of thread(loop to the inside) would work?  After the epoxy dried the string could be pulled through one end and the two small holes could be filled in.  John

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Hi Rattler,

I'm sure it would, but I like the screw and vise grips method better for a couple of reasons.

One, the screw and vise grips seem a little more solid and less danger of the string breaking or slipping through my fat fingers and falling to the truck floor. The vise grips certainly won't fit through the slot.

Two, it seems like you can exert more pressure on the underside of the roof with the vise grips than with the string; and 

Three, with the string, you'd have to hold the truck with one hand and pull upwards on the string for 5 minutes while the epoxy set (not my idea of a fun way to spend 5 minutes). With the vise grips I just turned the truck upside down and let the weight of the grips do the heavy work. In fact, I could have rigged up a system where the ends of the truck rested on two tall boxes and the grips just hung down between them for 5 minutes while I did something else or hung the underside of the truck from a lamp or something similar and done the same thing.

I'm sure there are other ways to skin the cat - this one just worked for me.

@mike g. posted:

Richie, Great job! I will have to keep that one in the back of my mind!

Well guys I took your advice and place the engine on the upper level where I placed the new flat. But it just didn't seem right so I tried to make it a little better. It needed a reason to be there so I made it a smoke investigation! I hope you all enjoy!IMG_20210414_104945033IMG_20210414_104951652

Oh and you might notice the new tunnel between the building with the UP truck!IMG_20210413_090908112IMG_20210413_090903563

Mike looks right at home back there great job

Thanks again guys!

Ted the smoke is cotton batting used for quilting, I just pulled it apart and put a coat hanger in the middle to hold it up then sprayed it with gray primer then a light coat of flat black. Drilled a hole in the roof and slid the hanger in the hole! Cheap and easy, That's how I build! LOL

First posting here in a long time.

Here we have two of the purchases that I made last week that arrived at my doorstep this week.  A Corgi 1:43 British Thornycroft J Type bus that plied the streets of London town in the early 20th Century, driving on the left (of course) at the railroad crossing.  Brought over my Beefeater and Bobby from another display in the house.  The bus is waiting for my other purchase, the MTH Halloween Crusader, to cross the road.

The Thornycroft bus brings back some memories deep in the cobwebs of my mind as a youngster in Jamaica in the early 70s.  Not the actual bus, but images I recall in books or paintings that belonged to older grand and great-grand relatives)

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I really need to create a small diorama with a railroad crossing so that I can have more frequent entries to this thread.

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I finally had the time to finish up my last three restores. 66 Caddy Ambulance, 56 T Bird, and  48 Hudson'...  Before and after shots'

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And fresh out of the  "JD Fonz, LLC, Restoration Shop" and up for auction: 😃

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Talk about a Lead Sled'.. "Moon Equipped" 👀

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And for your Fire Departments'.. Rescue Response'... Special Taymia tinted glass, and super air conditioning''🌬

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@JDFonz posted:

Went back and looked again, for a guy that can’t see....kidding, ....you even did chromework around the windows... Very, very nice.👌👍

Thanks Joel'.. I have the one eye that works pretty good for a limited amount of time.  Then I have to rest it.. But when it is working, it does work good'....(LOL). The ambulance did come out good.  I used your trick of floor wax applied with a brush, several coats.   I like it better than Clear coat..  Not to mention, it does wonders on the glass...

@JDFonz posted:

Yessir, they look really good. Does tamiya make a window tint?

Yes they make a series of transparent paints that are great for painting windows.  I have the green I used on passenger train cars, and yellow for light bulbs in my buildings... Very cool product...

That ambulance has about three coats on the it, as I wanted a little darker, and then several coats of floor wax, after the glass soaked in the wax for several days...

Artie, wonderful little fire engine!

Paul, WOW you have yourself a quite the traffic jam there! Its a good thing its a nice day and folks can get out of there cars while they wait! Great scene!

Kevin, cool looking bus!

Ted, Outstanding job on all 3 restores! They all look better then new and the fire department will thank you! Also Great scene with the ladies!

I hope everyone has a great weekend and finds time for more fun!

I understand that slotted model vehicles were done so because import duty was lower for "banks", than "toys"?  Certainly makes me unhappy when l have to fill the hole, carefully and smoothly, as repair is in most visible location.  A similar situation applies to the fire engine problem above, when you have to find compatible paints to obliterate "Podunk" factory- lettered on a model, greatly decreasing its market value to people worldwide who do not live in "Podunk", or model it. Always wonder if "Podunk" sales to those of that place were greater than the sales lost to people who were modeling the Great Northern? or?,  and cringed at another relettering job, passing up the item.  (I may have my answer as "no", since this problem applies to rolling stock lettering.)

@Artie-DL&W posted:

A buddy I worked with had a Austin Healy 3000, when I had my 1968 Triumph TR 250 in British Racing green. We worked in Fort Lee, NJ, and would take drives up 9w to Nyack, which had a exotic car dealership. If anyone hears of a model of the TR 250, let me know!

I just recently bought a '70 TR6 1/43 from an auction site seller in UK...color is a soft yellow.  He has a few more of the Atlas Norev brand...nice quality and detail. Like you, I like the BRG color too.  In my search for a 1/43 TR, I did come across a TR250 in 1/43...believe it was BRG...a little pricey as I recall.  I don't remember the brand.  So they're out there.

TR6 was the car I wanted, after coming home from active duty.  The only reason I never bought it was because the sales guy was arrogant and wouldn't take any $$$ off the $3,650 price tag...so I showed him, lol, and bought a Monte Carlo...GM always negotiates  I've done my best to make up for that lost purchase decades ago.  I'll post a pic for you later on of the '70 TR 6...

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@Artie-DL&W posted:

A buddy I worked with had a Austin Healy 3000, when I had my 1968 Triumph TR 250 in British Racing green. We worked in Fort Lee, NJ, and would take drives up 9w to Nyack, which had a exotic car dealership. If anyone hears of a model of the TR 250, let me know!

Found your TR250 in British Racing Green in 1/43...the model is sharp and is made of resin.  The brand is "Schuco" and a search for "Schuco TR250 1/43" brings up several.  A quick look showed most for sale from the UK...and as mentioned, a little pricey...!

Whoops...didn't see your response above when I posted this one...glad you located the item...

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