Well, I was lucky enough to get a few modelling bits for my birthday.
The best present by far though, was Clares fantastic cake !
The high sugar content, kept me up assembling microscopic model parts, till the wee hours.
Non edible or liquid presents included :-
A pair of 1970s 'Britains' 1:32 scale Flamingos; for my Miami South-Beach hotel diorama (nice).
A 1:35 'Italeri' Field-Tools kit; for Wolfgangs critter repair workshop.
A 1:35 'Italeri' Brick-Walls kit; for Wolfgangs walls !
A MOOSE !
Thanks also to Pat & Helen, for their long-distance message from the Caribbean...
...& Julians, from a trailer-park near Cambridge.
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This seems like a great little kit, for anyone who wants a ton of 1:35 detail parts...
...for very little Robert DeNiro $$$
Wolfgang is delighted with his new tools.
He thinks slicing up corrugated styrene with the oxy. cutter is gonna be a breeze !
Wolfgang is sick to death of repairing his Ford V8 on the ground.
So he was pretty keen to assemble the flat-pack work-bench right away !
Unfortunatly the allen-key was missing !!
He voided his warrenty & used MEK in the end.
I seem to have spent a huge amount of my spare time just lately, on research.
Especialy finding materials & kits suitable for 1:35 railroading...
...which has almost zero commercial support.
Have been looking today at parts & kits from 'other scales' which might work in 1:35.
The UK manufacturers 'Wills' & 'Ratio' for example, have quite a few interesting items...
...which are ideal for 'up-scaling' from OO/HO to 1:35.
I thought I would start at the beginning in the Mysterious Moose Mountain thread with this research.
I hope that this information might be of use to anyone else railroading in 1:35, either now, or in the future.
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Have also spent quite a while getting the foundations for the enginehouse right.
The Tamiya walls shown earlier are being doubled-up, for the main foundation.
This new kit is going to be used for an 'under construction' critter-workshop extension to the main enginehouse (pix. to follow).
The Italeri kit is very nice indeed.
Spent all last night 'de-spruing', cleaning-up & experimenting with the parts.
It's NOT compatible with Tamiya bricks by the way.
Very useful for 1:35 railroaders I think.
Oh ... & a MOOSE !
Some things have uses...
...others are just 'mooseless' !