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  • Birthday 04/16/1954

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    Tampa, Florida
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    Scale model building of all types; American and world history; science; religious studies; flight; grandchildren; travel; antique car and motorcycle restoration

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  1. Before I ever started work on this model, I spent a number of hours doing online research of the Br-52. So many times, information found on the internet is not reliable so I take it with a grain of salt. But it's quite true that my sum total knowledge of railroading could be held in a thimble compared to knowledgeable railroad folk.
  2. I once owned a bottle of invisible ink, but I was never able to determine how much I had left. Quite a conundrum.
  3. You could draw your own plans with invisible ink.
  4. You're too kind Jonathan. Yes, she has replaced my rubber ducky, she makes bath time so much fun. 😎
  5. Lol, I should have read your post before I replied to Roger. I guess we have our answer...smoke deflectors. Your reply was on page 3, a new page.
  6. Roger I've been told those are smoke deflectors, but I don't really know for sure.
  7. I dunno for sure Lou, but I think you may have nailed the message behind the name.
  8. Today was the beginning of the coal tender construction. The focus was on steps 1, 2, and 3. The construction of these steps was very straight forward with no issues at all. Assembly went quite fast. After everything was assembled, gave it all the base color coat of field grey. I like the way Trumpeter gave a detailed rendering of the suspension on this model. It adds something to see in an otherwise dull part of the model. It's going to be a fairly quick build to finish this coal tender. Will probably go ahead and start the Leopold rail gun after the tender is completed so as to present the entire model as I originally conceived of it when I bought these items years ago. I think I've had these items in my to-do pile for 10 or 15 years. The model came out in 2005 and I believe I bought it when it first came out.
  9. The key principle and the key word here is reciprocity. What we object to is the complete disregard for reciprocity which is key and critical to the function of free people and freedoms everywhere across this planet.
  10. Along with the whole of your model, your carvings are very impressive. Nice work Phil.
  11. I'm not crazy about that red either. I followed the color call-out for those...maybe a dull coat would tone it down some. If not, I will paint over them with field grey.
  12. Thanks again for the comments and suggestions. Here, we've completed steps 24, 25, and 26. With these steps, general assembly and painting of the locomotive is now complete. Decals are yet to be added and will do so at the conclusion of building/painting the coal tender. There may be some detail painting added before it's all said and done, but there's still so much to be done with the coal tender, the Leopold rail gun, and possibly a flat car with an anti aircraft gun. All these of course will be displayed upon a set of track that also must be built and painted.
  13. Mike Which are you using, wood glue or epoxy to build your model? From what you said, I'm guessing you've had occasions where warping/twisting happened after gluing the two halves together. Any tips on how to prevent a warp or twist?

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