Re: Athearn metal kits


armprem
 

Sorry,that's Laconia.

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From: "A. Premo" <armprem@...>
To: <STMFC@...>
Sent: Wednesday, February 07, 2007 1:57 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Athearn metal kits


> When I first started in the hobby I built a few Varney paper sided kits.I
> then built a few Mantua metal kits with paper sides.The trucks for both were
> horrible.I enjoyed building M. Dale Newton's Red Ball models.Later I
> discovered the Central Valley line of kits.They were great even to the humor
> included in the instructions.I had a rather large number of the early
> Athearn metal cars.The "upgraded" kits were difficult to build because some
> of the stampings were poorly executed and did not fit well.Siver Streak and
> Ulrich provided variety.I even built a few Lanconia kits.My favorite
> magazine was HO Monthly. Like many, I was greatly influenced by the great
> and immortal John Allen.My earlier layouts were all freelance.It was only
> much later when more prototypical models become available did I switch to a
> specific prototype.Armand Premo
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "ed_mines" <ed_mines@...>
> To: <STMFC@...>
> Sent: Wednesday, February 07, 2007 12:49 PM
> Subject: [STMFC] Athearn metal kits
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> > --- In STMFC@..., Tony Thompson <thompsonmarytony@...>
> > wrote: 'My favorite "old" kit story is about the Athearn metal box
> > car--which I found to be hell to assemble as a teenager, back when the
> > kits were new. Decades later, I thought, "Now I have the skills to do
> > that kit easily and well," but upon trying one, found that it was STILL
> > hell to assemble.'
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> > It wasn't you Tony.
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> > Ed
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