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About tachyonbb

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    Omaha NE
  • Full Name
    Bruce Esser
  1. Buddy Baker's 1980 Oldsmobile 442 in 1/25th scale.

    I think everyone was excited for a new company putting together a Grey Ghost kit. A new company with a lot of readily available information to put together a kit that even the rivet counters could love. What a disappointment. Front suspension is a torsion bar suspension which was only used by Chrysler products. What a disappointment. Even a cursory look at what a Buick suspension/NASCAR GM suspension looked like at that time would have indicated what should have been used. Rear suspension was a set of leaf springs. Ummmm the Buick did not use a leaf spring suspension. The body was not even close. The ejector pin marks remind me of an early 60's kit. Like Wilson I hoped the new company would knock it out of the park. More like a pop up for an easy out. If their Monte Carlo kit has a torsion bar suspension the company is toast.
  2. Hobby Lobby/ Michaels ?

    There are no locally owned hobby shops around here. Hobby Town is nearby but the franchise owner only likes radio controlled cars. He once told me that if he could get rid of the "plastic and glue stuff" he would. I would like to support them since they started in Lincoln NE but the local franchise makes it a hostile environment for me. Hobby Lobby is another mile away and has a good supply of model cars. Their 40% off coupon makes going there a no brainer. I have gotten to know the person who "runs" their hobby section. About every 6 months they move stuff to clearance in all their hobby departments. At her store the clearance items go in a display between the main aisles. I am told their new policy is to discount at least 60% to turn over inventory. I agree with Greg and Classic, I asked a random employee about the "chrome pens" and he took me straight to the pens.
  3. You NEED this book!

    Received my copy this week. Great book, thanks Tim for all of your hard work. It brought back great memories from my youth. A great job of reliving the history of what was happening in the 1:1 car world and the model car world.
  4. Vintage Revell Parts Packs -complete set

    Thanks for the trip down memory lane. I still have a few of them in my collection. I remember buying 10 of them for $2.00 in the early 70's at a hobby shop that was dumping them.
  5. Three old Texaco stations + a little surprise

    Ainsworth Nebraska on Highway 20.
  6. The GT standard engine was either a 170 CID slant six or 270 CID V8. 225 CID slant six or 318 V8 were optional. (340/383 for Swinger 340 or GTS only). The GT hardtop came standard with bucket seats, the convertible with bench seats.
  7. '70 Cuda T/A

    I think if you look closely, the AAR Cuda had its alternator on the drivers side of the engine. I know the standard 340 small block in regular passenger cars had it on the passenger side but for some reason Keith Black moved his to the other side.