Hey Alan, good to see you on the board!
Folks I don't lose little parts. I lose BIG parts or even whole boxes of parts. It was a running joke for years that I lost an entire shoe box full of early Falcon built ups and parts cars. It was missing for something like two years. And it turns out it was in plain sight. It was the bottom box in my closet and was clearly marked "Old Matchbox Cars", so I never opened it in the search. Of course the opposite end of the box was marked "Falcon Parts Box"
I had a Hubley Dalphine. Now I have most of it. I lost the body some ten or more years ago in my model room. Haven't seen it since!