Re: Intro Dates for C&BT, IMWX, and InterMountain 1937 Modified Kits
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I was thinking of pre-production kits which I obtained and forgot about the in=house sprue of parts which I agree was bad. Somewhere I have a stash of about 100 bodies without the cast on ladders and grabs. They were misprinted letteriing free for the taking. No floors or doors just bodies.
From: Tony Thompson tony@... [STMFC]
Sent: Sat, Sep 2, 2017 4:16 pm
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Intro Dates for C&BT, IMWX, and InterMountain 1937 Modified Kits
Rich Orr wrote:
Not sure what the smoking materials may be at your house, Rich, but I helped Dick with lots of kits and built a bunch too. Never saw a single Grandt ladder or wire grab. Of course, the kit detail spruces were so bad, one quickly binned them and DID substitute decent ladders and grabs. But they weren't in any kit I ever saw.
A number of the car bodies were really well done, especially the Dreadnaught ends of various vintages. The rivets were pretty darn big, bigger than Athearn, but not terribly evident on a layout.