--- In STMFC@..., Anthony Thompson <thompson@...> wrote:
Tony: Like I said it's kind of silly. As for the photo, I posted it.It's shown on the site as "currently empty," Stephan.. . . a 1950s Varney tank car that I updated with improved details.If you measure up the car and convert to prototype
but it's waiting for approval. The size issue though, does raise a
problem with doing old kits; it seems the die makers in those days
just couldn't believe how small HO was. There's a fellow in the
Naigara area who models NYC named Bill Sharpe who did an article many
years ago on turning an old Life-Like stock car into an NYC prototype.
He had to narrow the car with a big old blade in his table saw. When
he was done it was a great model but he took a chunk out of that
thing. And of course many of us recall doing similiar things with
deisel shells back in the day too. So I wouldn't invest too much in
old stuff but once in a while it's fun to do. Sort of like re-visiting
your lost youth!