Re: beautiful old kit

Rob & Bev Manley

Ed & Garth,
I have one that runs on the Midwest Mod-U-Trak layout at Naperville. I haven't heard any bad comments about it.
Rob Manley

----- Original Message -----
From: Garth G. Groff
Sent: Wednesday, February 07, 2007 12:13 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] beautiful old kit


I had one of these which I picked up at a used table at some train show.
Yes, it was a nice kit, but very brittle. The zamak in mine must have
had some zinc in it. When I started to assemble the car, the sides broke
into several pieces.

Kind regards,

Garth G. Groff

ed_mines wrote:
> Ulrich made a kit for a die cast WWII emergency gon that built up into
> a beautiful car. It must have been considered fantastic when it first
> came out.
> The kit included a lot of little pins to hold it together. I used
> Ambroid cement.
> The car had stamped drop ends which you can see from both sides -
> something pretty unusual when the kit was first released.
> I stripped of the original paint and lettered the car with decals.
> Finding a small PRR Keystone wasn't easy but Walthers had a lot of
> sets.
> I think that model is as nice as any of the resin kits or the Tichy kit
> for those cars.

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