Re: Remarks

Ed Hawkins

On Saturday, January 21, 2006, at 09:19 PM, Richard Hendrickson wrote:

Bill Schneider & Co. deserve lots of
credit for not just ignoring the error, since (as Mike Brock has
demonstrated) it wasn't really very evident unless you took a scale
rule to the models.
Or if the kit is used for "kitbashing" projects, which is how Pat Wider
and I discovered the problem on a Saturday evening (soon after the
models were first released) and we were exploring how the various parts
would work by swapping ends, roofs, etc. of the BT model with 40' box
cars from InterMountain and others. It quickly became evident that
something's not right! I'll never forget that "painful" Monday morning
when I called Bill to see if he was aware of the problem. My first
question to him was, "Are you sitting down?" I agree that BT deserves a
lot of credit for retooling the model.
Ed Hawkins

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