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W C Greene
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I thought that some of you railcar nuts might like to see what visited the Mogollon Railway this morning for a fan trip.







Muj built this cool little Thomas Flyer railcar in HO some time back and just now has done the canvas top for it. The top supports and canvas would have given me the willies to build but Muj forged ahead and made the parts. The car is an old PSC HO kit which runs like a watch and now has a new top to keep the Supt. shaded as he tours the line. Just a delightful tiny model!

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Isn't it based on the old Kentron model?.

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Kemtron made the Thomas Flyer back in the 1960's but the PSC model got "upgraded" with a better motor and gearing when it was available. I believe Muj got this model in the 1980's when it was a $49.95 kit. The little car is an exceptional runner and by the way, Muj is 89 years old. He built the top with it's framework in the last month. This car is probably one of his more "modern" models, he runs HO and HOn3 locos that were made in the 1950's and 60's. I am glad to be his friend.

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excelent work mudge
:moose::moose::moose::moose::moose:

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Super job, my friend!

You were agonizing over the building of the top, what materials to use, etc.

I think that it came out very well!



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W C Greene wrote:
Kemtron made the Thomas Flyer back in the 1960's
Woodie

I think it's older, if memory not totally rusty I remember seeing ads in MR from mid to late 50's. Jose.

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OK 1954 till 1958. I don't remember it however, I didn't get into model trains until about 1958 so I must have missed out. Sorry for the misinformation

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That Railcar is very cool. Hope I can do that kind of modeling when I'm that old, way to go.

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Woodie,

That's a beut little model.  My kinda train.

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Thanks guys. Muj is still messing with the top, he isn't satisfied with it after 11 tries!

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Hi Woodie

Tell Muj I love his speeder !
The top looks GREAT as is.
( perfectionists, don't you just love 'em )

I hope Muj isn't thinking of going 'Top-less'...

Cheers

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Muj is still messing with the top, he isn't satisfied with it after 11 tries!

A military modeller told me, he uses pieces of nylon stockings for canvas / tarpaulins - maybe worth a try L:

Michael

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Amazing bit of work!

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Well you can tell Muj for me hes still got it If you look at the bridge and ties you get some Idea as to the difference in scales that you are working with I know this was not intentional But I thought it was a nice touch Thanks for the photo Paul


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