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Ralph M - were these cars supposed to be scale?  I am often astounded that cars supposed to be 1:48 scale from different manufactures can be so different in size. Makes no sense to me aside from the idea that the lengths are often shorter than the prototypes as a compromise for curve handling - to appeal to a larger audience.

Hi everyone, so after much hard work and lots of time,  I’m finally ready to reveal my first ever kit bash project that I’ve worked on! I’m so excited to be able to finally share it with you all!

It took a while because of me being so busy with work I only had the weekend to work on it.

One thing that I learned from this project was always be very very patient and never rush anything and it will come out looking the way you want if you take your time. I’m very happy with the way it turned out but there are also some things that I see that I could improve on like we all do and I’m looking forward to improving on those as I continue my weathering journey.

Will have lots more things to post as I’ve been having to make up for lost time sharing some of the things that I recently purchased because there’s a lot of them ha ha

P.S. The materials I used were an MTH Premier Norfolk Southern 60 foot flat car and an old busted up weaver UltraLine tank car I inherited. This tank car is being transported to go to the scrap yard, which is why I did not put any trucks on either end like the tank would’ve had if it was going to be repaired

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@pdxtrains posted:

So many cool postwar things I’ve picked up lately, but here’s a start: Lucked into this absolutely clean 1119 Scout Set. It’s simply delightful, especially for a toy train runner like me. Also, a page from the 1951 catalog referencing this set, which I believe was made fro 49 to 52. 24BE0B82-6599-433A-A3B9-CCE7E82AE9B27BCC1320-32CD-4758-8E5C-F96CF329550302C37CF9-32B4-4E6B-A82E-043C55606560288E03DF-C7ED-4E91-AAAE-A1A4CD59E5AE

Reminds me that I eventually have to replace the drive gears in my brother's Scout (same model).  He and his friends drove it down a flight of stairs when we were kids.  It also has no headlight, but I am pretty sure it didn't come with one.  Just a hole.

John

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@Drewski1992 posted:

Hi everyone, so after much hard work and lots of time,  I’m finally ready to reveal my first ever kit bash project that I’ve worked on! I’m so excited to be able to finally share it with you all!

It took a while because of me being so busy with work I only had the weekend to work on it.

One thing that I learned from this project was always be very very patient and never rush anything and it will come out looking the way you want if you take your time. I’m very happy with the way it turned out but there are also some things that I see that I could improve on like we all do and I’m looking forward to improving on those as I continue my weathering journey.

Will have lots more things to post as I’ve been having to make up for lost time sharing some of the things that I recently purchased because there’s a lot of them ha ha

P.S. The materials I used were an MTH Premier Norfolk Southern 60 foot flat car and an old busted up weaver UltraLine tank car I inherited. This tank car is being transported to go to the scrap yard, which is why I did not put any trucks on either end like the tank would’ve had if it was going to be repaired

Looks great - don't forget to add some "before" pics as well, to highlight the changes.

Didn't buy it.....found it at my In-laws house. My father-in-law doesn't remember when he got it. It was probably a freebee with a subscription or something. Considering that he barely knows how to use a screwdriver, I have no idea why he would have wanted it.

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The LED's and soldering iron holder are nice features too.

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Now everyone is thinking what does this have to do with trains!

Well as I have posted here before back in the day my hometown was served by five Class 1 railroads (Pennsy, NYC, B&O, Erie and the P&LE "Little Giant") and about a dozen subs.  Four times on week days, three times on Saturday and twice on Sunday the P&LE pulled a short passenger consist from Pittsburgh west to my hometown.  This train called the "STEEL KING" was pulled to the Erie station right down town Youngstown.  There the PL&E power dropped off and the Erie back to it with their car(s) for the to continue the trip to Cleveland.

Well one early morning my fellow Scouts and I boarded the Erie passenger car for our trip to Cleveland.  Our trip there was to see the Cleveland Indians play ball at the then Lakefront Stadium.  Afert which the Erie gave us a tour of somme of their facilities.  I recall walking over and around a "field " of tracks.  Then entering a maintenance building where standing on a platform we were looking at a "hood unit diesel with its doors removed for service.  Most everything else is in a grey shade from sixty plus years ago.

Also while up in Winston-Salem yesterday stopped at my semi-local  picked up a circle of MTH RealTrax O42 for a Christmas project.

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Here stowed away in a contain until summer outside work has subsided.  Then when I get the chance to burnish off the burs off the phosphorus-bronze electrical contacts.

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Bought a couple of figures - a car hop and a rider on a horse. Detailing on both are well done. The horse is superb especially the rein detail.  Both packaged separately in jewelry boxes. The horse arrived lame. I think they still shoot horses in this condition. Anyway the vendor told me to super glue the leg back on. I suppose I could file a damage claim with the post office for the $25, but this was a result of poor packaging not bad handling.  Since this was through the bay, I can claim a refund for the damaged item.

Would you just glue the leg back on and forget about it? Or would you file a bay claim since it is damaged. Most likely you get your cash back and then end up keeping the dead horse.

Interested in your thoughts on this.  horse n girl 

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Bought a couple of figures - a car hop and a rider on a horse. Detailing on both are well done. The horse is superb especially the rein detail.  Both packaged separately in jewelry boxes. The horse arrived lame. I think they still shoot horses in this condition. Anyway the vendor told me to super glue the leg back on. I suppose I could file a damage claim with the post office for the $25, but this was a result of poor packaging not bad handling.  Since this was through the bay, I can claim a refund for the damaged item.

Would you just glue the leg back on and forget about it? Or would you file a bay claim since it is damaged. Most likely you get your cash back and then end up keeping the dead horse.

Interested in your thoughts on this.  horse n girl

You could shoot the horse but you wouldn't get a a refund    Tough call.  At the very least you should contact the seller and tell them you really like the item.  They might give you a discount.  If you ask for a return, you won't win because you really wanted the item and they'll tell you to send it back.  I've been there.  In my view, somewhere down the line, my elbow would probably hit the horse on the edge of my layout, it would hit the floor and break into a few pieces and I would end up gluing it anyway.  Besides, I have a dog, a greyhound that we adopted from the track, and her back leg was broken and has healed in a weird way that you can still see it.  We say that leg ads "character".  A glued leg can be a good thing.

@ScoutingDad posted:

Bought a couple of figures - a car hop and a rider on a horse. Detailing on both are well done. The horse is superb especially the rein detail.  Both packaged separately in jewelry boxes. The horse arrived lame. I think they still shoot horses in this condition. Anyway the vendor told me to super glue the leg back on. I suppose I could file a damage claim with the post office for the $25, but this was a result of poor packaging not bad handling.  Since this was through the bay, I can claim a refund for the damaged item.

Would you just glue the leg back on and forget about it? Or would you file a bay claim since it is damaged. Most likely you get your cash back and then end up keeping the dead horse.

Interested in your thoughts on this.  horse n girl

I agree with Iron Horse. super glue the leg. My favorite brand is Sinbad Glue. It glues everything to anything! Trumptrain has used it to glue large rocks together to make hillside formations on his mountain. I have used it extensively. It is GREAT!!!!!!

So far 3 keep and glue the leg on, 1 for return. I really do not like rewarding bad bay sellers doing a bad packing job. Seems to me all this does is encourage them to keep doing poor shipping practices. What if one of you are the next buyer with broken items?  On the other hand I really do not want to bother. Undecided.

Not that long ago I bought 100 pieces of used Atlas track - straight and curved - buck a piece for the lot. When the track arrived one half of each snap clip on each side of the track was busted off - pieces were rolling around in the box. The guy did not put any padding on the ends of the track, but did pad the top. I let him know about the poor packing, but ended up keeping the track.  The track itself was still in very good condition - kind of hard to mess up solid rail. Only one piece had a detached rail. As one of my buddies says - can't fix stupid - you can decide on who I am referring to.

@ScoutingDad posted:

So far 3 keep and glue the leg on, 1 for return. I really do not like rewarding bad bay sellers doing a bad packing job. Seems to me all this does is encourage them to keep doing poor shipping practices. What if one of you are the next buyer with broken items?  On the other hand I really do not want to bother. Undecided.

Not that long ago I bought 100 pieces of used Atlas track - straight and curved - buck a piece for the lot. When the track arrived one half of each snap clip on each side of the track was busted off - pieces were rolling around in the box. The guy did not put any padding on the ends of the track, but did pad the top. I let him know about the poor packing, but ended up keeping the track.  The track itself was still in very good condition - kind of hard to mess up solid rail. Only one piece had a detached rail. As one of my buddies says - can't fix stupid - you can decide on who I am referring to.

Ask the seller for a discount, if they refuse, file a claim with Ebay. The negative feedback will be worse than the couple of bucks off.

Keep Trigger and perform the surgery.

@ScoutingDad posted:

Bought a couple of figures - a car hop and a rider on a horse. Detailing on both are well done. The horse is superb especially the rein detail. =snip=

Interested in your thoughts on this.  horse n girl

Just curious, ScoutingDad, as it's hard to tell from the photo.  Are the horse's ears modeled flat against its head?  Normally, I'd expect to see them standing up but that might be a delicate (and fragile) detail to include.  The reins do look nice as is the pose in general of both rider and horse.

I like the waitress as I am particularly interested in, shall we say "food service" figures.  With that apron and frilly dress, I see her fitting in perfectly in a pancake house or a New England eatery called the "Copper Kettle" :-).  No roller skates 'though for my 1920s/1950s diners.

Good luck with your decision.

Tomlinson Run Railroad

@ScoutingDad posted:

Bought a couple of figures - a car hop and a rider on a horse. Detailing on both are well done. The horse is superb especially the rein detail.  Both packaged separately in jewelry boxes. The horse arrived lame. I think they still shoot horses in this condition. Anyway the vendor told me to super glue the leg back on. I suppose I could file a damage claim with the post office for the $25, but this was a result of poor packaging not bad handling.  Since this was through the bay, I can claim a refund for the damaged item.

Would you just glue the leg back on and forget about it? Or would you file a bay claim since it is damaged. Most likely you get your cash back and then end up keeping the dead horse.

Interested in your thoughts on this.  horse n girl

Jeff, sorry about tripod, I am sure you have the skills to fix him and still give a review of the seller that would ward off the slowest of buyers including me. I think if you fix it, it will look wonderful on your layout ridding up the the drive in window! LOL Really I hope you keep it and fix it!

tomlinsonrunrr -  The horse does have ears poking up and forward. I am having problems with my digital camera - it does not seem to auto focus very well anymore. The photo was taken on white paper, outdoors overcast sky. I thought that would be good lighting for this type of image - guess not.

Looking at the ears I wonder if the bouncing around in the box abraded one of the ears or bent it. The painting detail on the rider looks really good. Couples of misses - the bridle is molded in but not painted and the saddle and blanket are there but no strap painted in to hold the saddle in place. There is a whitish blaze painted from the chest through the belly - looks like hair - wow nice job on that.

I think this one is going back - too bad.

no roller skates on the girl, there are also a couple of other figures in the set. I think the quality of finishing is good -  would have liked to see eyes or eyebrows touched in. Aside from the bad packaging and the snarky reply, the products seem fine. 

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