Re: some kits are difficult for the average guy


Ah,that's the rub,"By todays' standards".Armand Premo

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From: "Anthony Thompson" <thompson@...>
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Sent: Friday, April 08, 2005 10:20 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: some kits are difficult for the average guy

Richard Hendrickson wrote:
As for
Silver Streak, their models were generic, REALLY crude, and, � worse �
dimensionally incorrect. For example, the reefers were several scale
feet too long and much too tall. "Not all that bad?" C'mon, Armand.
Relative to what?
I'd certainly agree about Silver Streak. Several of the kits were
visible oversize; their "SP caboose" is about 10 per cent oversize in
all dimensions (maybe it's supposed to be OO scale <g>) and several
others are only approximately correct size. And the detail parts were a
joke by today's standards.

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