In a message dated 12/15/2005 11:25:15 AM Central Standard Time,
on by Bob
Hundman, he thought the drawings were all he needed and neither Gould
nor Hundman realized until after the model was completed that there was
no prototype for it.
That line of dialog used by Don Adams' character in that 60's TV spy spoof
"Get Smart" comes to mind here: "missed it by just that much"!
At least it's a good thing that Gould/Tichy didn't repeat that error with
their later cars. Makes me wonder why they couldn't salvage some of the tank car
by reissuing the frame under a correct tank.