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    • September 5, 2019 4:56 PM EDT
      • Holiday Inn Express, School of train repair
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      For those who do not read the post on the railcar. Here is the answer to Pete's question.






      I am not complaining because the glass is half empty nor that it is half is simply the wrong flavor!


    • September 6, 2019 2:42 AM EDT
      • Tingewick, Buckinghamshire
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      Must look out that Solido Ford over here in the UK Boomer. I would love to get my hands on some of the Hubley's and their re-casts but shipping and import costs make it a bit prohibitive over here. I have found that with some vehicle types that if you don't know the size of the prototype in relation to what you are modelling then if its over/under scale a bit it does not matter too much. But I appreciate your sentiments.

    • September 6, 2019 10:53 PM EDT
      • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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      As a youngster I assembled many plastic plane, car and ship kits; and was always happy with the results. I bought two Hubley kits, but was very disappointed with the amount of metal flash that had to be removed from the poorly casted parts. When that was all done I found the parts fit very poorly.


      Flash forward half a century. Now a very experienced modeller with all the proper tools, I decided to try another Hubley car kit. But the results were the same.


      Better to buy the modern assembled die-cast vehicles. Many of them can be found on line, sometimes on sale. A week or two after Christmas I found a large scale firetruck on sale in Walmart. A beautiful well assembled model for about $50. Fortunately I was the one person that walked down that aisle that was tall enough to reach it.




      This post was edited by Paul Norton at September 6, 2019 10:55 PM EDT
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