Re: beautiful old kit

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>

Ed Mines wrote:
The car had stamped drop ends which you can see from both sides - something pretty unusual when the kit was first released.
Not really true, Ed. Several kits for house cars had stamped metal (usually brass or tinplate) ends, including the Athearn metal house cars. If anything, cast metal ends were LESS common than the stamped ones.

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