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About lmagna

  • Birthday 06/19/1949

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    Modeling, hiking, camping, reading

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  1. Nope, afraid not Steve. The "Crapper" predates Thomas by a few hundred years or more depending on what you use as a starting point for the design. https://www.history.com/news/who-invented-the-flush-toilet The first patent predates him by over a hundred years. He was responsibel for improvements that made it less prone to clogging, and his company became noted for manufacturing them along with manholes, and of course his name will forever be associated with the design. Carl, you are just a young "Whippersnapper"! Now that I am turning 70 I somehow feel EVERYONE is a young whippersnapper! I didn't feel this old a few months ago.
  2. At least you weren't a "Carpetbagger." Now there is an American colloquialism that used to be so common it is in the dictionary but I have not heard it since I was a child.
  3. Thanks Mark I didn't mind some of the plumbing part so much, but waiting for a shower until it was all fixed this afternoon was NOT fun. When EVERY toilet in the house has backed up and overflowed onto the floor, (With ALL downstream contents) and no water turned on until late in the day in order to prevent more of the same I am almost certain I would not have been allowed in too many public places. I scrubbed my body with soap until I ran out of hot water and threw all of my clothing in the washing machine as soon as I finished moping and scooping up the floors! I need to buy some bleach tomorrow and clean it again!
  4. To be honest your version would be more correct in my opinion. I tend to be wordy and say things in strange ways even for my dialect. In other words, I butcher the (American) English language. In my own defense I do have to say that at least part of it stems from years of having to write reports that needed to be understood by a number of people above me who were not there and could if needed, refresh my own memory, sometimes years later. "If I had WRITTEN it," would have possibly been even better.
  5. Sorry to say buy I tend to agree with Carl. They look a little outhouseish. I know it's not a word but I had a huge day fixing clogged 121 year old sewer line, and my brain just refuses to find a proper word. Now not only does my ankle hurt and is all swollen but I have blisters on the palms of my hands even after weeks of toughening them up with crutches! Happy Fathers Day.
  6. I think I worked it out but if I would have done it I think it would have been a little more like "Allerbeck Auder". But then I am a born and raised north west American so what could I know about speaking Strine? Based on what you natives were saying back and forth a few posts ago I would have a hard time just saying some of the local names even without chopping them up!
  7. WOW Rich You certainly know how to do a good job! I have come to the conclusion that we have entered into the accident season and everyone is getting busted up to one degree or another. Take it easy and hope you are able to get back on the build soon.
  8. And with internet, your term becomes my term in an instant, halfway across the world! Love the term "Blow-in". SO much better than visitor, or foreigner, or new people/person! Around here people in the smaller mountain towns call visitors or new comers, or in my new term "blow-ins", "Flat-landers".
  9. Kind of like me? No, in reality I think by their very nature and purpose in life "abused" would be a bit of an understatement. I don't think I would want a one or two ton anchor bumping up against me even once!
  10. There very few of the Offenhauser front engine cars that really reached out to me but there is no question that they dominated Indianapolis for years. But the Lotus/Ford drew my attention from the very beginning. It seemed to be such a leap forward in technology back in the 60s. I was also drawn to the Micky Thompson Harvey Aluminum Special in 63 and 65. The "Skateboard" car. Didn't do all that well but sure looked cool doing it!
  11. After watching all four videos I have firmly surmised that I am almost twice the age of this guy and possess about half the skill! Lots of good information on how he does his creation though. ????????????? Why??????????? Aren't they pretty much the same thing? Kind of like the New jersey and Missouri?
  12. By far and away, the worst model car I ever built for fit was the 1/24th MPC McLaren MK 8A! I think there is possibly no way to build that car without having to leave the body sections open! I was not able to close it all up and make it look like anything other than a LEGO car. SUPER detailed kit but horrible body fit! I do have a second kit that I bought with the intention that I could possibly do better the second time around. A couple of close follow up kits could be the IMC Chevrolet Chaparral 2E, the Union models 1/25th Lola T-70, and the Heller Ferrari 330 P4. All nicely detailed cars but a bear to make the body look solid when closed up. I ended up getting #2s for all of these kits with the idea that I would try again for better results at some point.
  13. I was wrong the 512S and 917K kits are separate kits. My combo kit is a Porsche 907/Ferrari P4 by AMT, Which could also be made by someone else as far as I know. Just like all of the older ship re-box kits, the car kits seem to have been passed around pretty well.
  14. Just goes to show what I know. In fact my wife would confirm that I really know very little! I had no idea! Now that you make it obvious to me I wonder about some of my other Testors kits. In addition to the two 246 Dino's, I have a 512S/Porsche 917K combo kit that could also be Fujimi. I have a cast metal and plastic 250LM kit that I always suspected was a kit version of some other company's cast model, and a Ford GT MKIV that is in 1/25th so I suspect it is possibly a MPC rebox. In the future I will look more closely at any Testors kit I may see that I consider of interest. Thanks.

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