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« Reply #105 on: August 29, 2008, 06:23:16 AM »

Those trucks are a model in and of themselves!
I am really looking forward to seeing the cars in person.
The gray on the flat really looks good, don't know if I'd paint it! (will see when I see it).
-Marty
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« Reply #106 on: August 31, 2008, 05:39:18 AM »

Awesome job Marc!

I am a crazy modeller, but you are even more crasy than me! Grin Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #107 on: August 31, 2008, 07:40:44 PM »

Marc

Sure glad you didn't leave this forum compleltely.  Those trucks are just outstanding actually the whole thing it should be a real pleasure to see this in Portland!  Big question are you going to answer questions or do we have to depend on Marty for this??

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« Reply #108 on: September 02, 2008, 01:20:06 PM »

Thanks for the kind words guys. It's really not that special. The hardest part was just finding all the parts for the look, and figuring how to get all the diaparate materials together, so that they would hold and function.

Here is a pic of the trucks with the inside hung brakes after primer.




Now I just have to finish up some small details on some of the cars, and pack them up.

Final details such as remaining bolts and clamps, chains, chain hooks, binders, etc. will all be added after the convention during the painting and weathering process.


Jerry: I will not be going to Portland. I was planning to, had all my reservations, fees and rentals paid, but eventually came to the conclusion that there was really no reason for me to go (I hate the layout tours...and don't care for ayouts in general, and can't stand being packed into small rooms with people that take up way more than their "allotted" space, and that really need to shower once a day but don't realize it, just to listen to what are mostly fairly inane and useless "clinics")....the only thing of interest is usually the vendors......and the bar......and just to see that, the time and money was better spent on other pursiuts.



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« Reply #109 on: September 02, 2008, 04:27:43 PM »

Those things are friggin AWESOME!
The little details abound really make these impressive.
Too bad most of it will be lost underneath and hard to see.
How about making a mold and popping out about a dozen!
Glad these will be on display.
I still have so much to learn...............
-Marty
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« Reply #110 on: September 02, 2008, 05:25:17 PM »

Shucks..thanks....

It really was nothing. (esp. compared to some of the stuff you have been cobbling together of late)

I think there was more "hurry-up-and-get-it-done" involved than anything else.....


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« Reply #111 on: September 03, 2008, 02:50:51 AM »

Forget the car; just enter the trucks in a contest. -- Russ

P.S.: There are three reasons to attend a convention. First the model contest. Second a few vendors. Third, and most importantly, the bar.

Unfortunately model contests now tend to be less inspirational than they once were but most shows have at least half a dozen good entries.

The prizes sometimes fail to reward the best models. Examples? Mic Greenberg went home without a prize three years ago in Detroit. Chuck Doan entered two masterpieces in Santa Clara and went home without a mention. Mal Ferrell scratchbuilt a very nice brass Shay but the winner had put hideous weathering, antlers, and chains on a Bachmann Shay and walked off with a blue ribbon.

I buy little from vendors but rarely have I failed to order a cognac from the bar. It's often a necessity after finding out who won the model contest ....

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« Reply #112 on: September 03, 2008, 07:05:30 AM »

I am looking forward to raising a few in the bar with you this year Unc. (you too Younger)
First ones on me.
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« Reply #113 on: September 03, 2008, 07:37:40 AM »

Greetings everyone!

God I thought the bar came first!

Yes in Portland, Me.  there was a Grist Mill that came home without anything also.  But he is back with vengeance's this year.  "CRITTERS" rule.

Yes Marc, Russ is right enter the trucks.  To bad your not going to be there between me and Marty you could have gotten half loaded and forgot about all the other people.  Well some year I'm sure will meet until then just keep the models and parts coming.

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« Reply #114 on: September 03, 2008, 11:57:13 AM »

Yep, it would have been fun to get together with all you guys....that was really my main and only reason for going (aside from supporting Jerry Kitt's effort)........but I really did come to the realization that it was an expensive trip to the bar....especially factoring in days away from the office/work.

And after seeing Marty's entry into the Gas-Mech category of the contest, there was no reason for me to try and bring my puny critter.....thanks, but I can suffer humilitaion and defeat at home just as well Wink Grin Grin

I hope you guys have a great time.

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« Reply #115 on: September 03, 2008, 10:18:13 PM »

Yea marc, I had you penciled in to work my table on Fri. from 6:00pm - 10:00pm. I needed your help to push the stockcar sales!! Grin
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« Reply #116 on: September 04, 2008, 12:26:02 AM »

Ooooh...yeah Jon....good marketing strategy.....I'm such a "people person"  Grin Grin Grin.

I did that for LID at the last convention I attended..... I actually kind of enjoyed it.....but then nobody knew who I was so that might have helped Grin

I am sorry I will miss seeing you and getting to chat. I hope everything goes well for you.



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« Reply #117 on: September 04, 2008, 01:51:56 AM »

Jon, your stock car (as Marc designed and built it) will appear in the December Modelers' Annual. It should sell itself. But if you need help alienating, insulting, and aggravating people, I'll volunteer to replace Marc. Unless I'm giving a clinic .... -- Russ
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« Reply #118 on: September 07, 2008, 09:29:18 PM »

Russ,
you are welcome to "hang out  Shocked " at my table as much as you like. I would enjoy the company!
-Jon
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