They are beautiful shelf queens!
Thanks for the info. I hate to keep bugging you off topic but why are they stuck on the shelf? Power pick-up problem? Stuttering?
They look near mint and I love to see stuff run. I would think a decent sound board would help them run smoother unless it's sound only?
I've always admired them.
Joe, I know some have had issues with the chrome being cracked. I don't know why or how but these are pristine. I installed a sound system w speakers in each loco. I ran them once and really sorry to say they have been Shelf Queens since.
BTW, the boat deck is only laid in place. The installation of that is a whole 'norther' story. LG
I won't bore you with the entire build, but yesterday I found that I was 2mm off on certain locations. Since this is the base for the rest I wanted it spot on. I guess the line can easily be blurred between HOBBY and OBSESSION. Anyway, all measurements are now SPOT ON.
Honestly: I am bouncing between this build and an RPO car that was sponsored by Bob Clark of Stoke'em and Smokem, the American distributer of Wuhu and is made by Iron Horse Engraving. This is my first 1:32 passenger car build and I am very impressed with John Pletcher's kit. So I'm having double the fun, and with the heat wave I'm getting a lot accomplished inside.