Re: Throwback Thursday: Ambroid PRR Class R7 Reefer
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I have about two dozen Ambroid kits and a handful of the subsequent
Northeastern kits, some built, most not or unfinished. One of the yet to
be built Northeastern kits is, I think, the Northeastern version of this kit,
“HR-2 Refrigerator PRR.” It’s been a very long time and the description is
a bit generic, so I’m not sure just what it is. Maybe I’ll more it up my
very long list.
PRRT&HS No. 3966
From: Tom Madden via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 5:09 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Throwback Thursday: Ambroid PRR Class R7
Here's a link to a useful listing of all the Ambroid 1 of 5000 kits:
lusted after them and bought each as they were released. Built all of the first
series but gave up buying them after #4 of the second series as it seemed they
were really reaching for prototypes. Plus I was deeply into Colorado narrow
gauge by then and ended up selling all my '50s era standard gauge models and
kits except for my first locomotive, a Mantua Shifter 0-4-0. Still have it. Also
still have a small drawer full of Mantua and Comet paper freight car sides.
Like many modelers of the time I was greatly influenced
by John Allen's articles and Varney ads. Hard to believe he's been gone for over
46 years. I know in some circles his work is no longer greeted with acclaim
because he wasn't a prototype modeler and, like Malcolm Furlow's modeling, it
seems to lean heavily towards caricature. But the G&D seemed credible and
real to me at the time.....
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