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Danno

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  1. Actually, Christie did not make fire engines. J. Walter Christie made the tractors that were mated to existing, previously horse-drawn fire apparatus in order to bring internal combustion powered mechanization to the world of firefighting. The apparatus (such as the steam-powered pumper immortalized in the kit depicted in the illustration) were manufactured by someone else. For example, the kit represents a "Metropolitan" steamer produced by the American Fire Engine Company of Cincinnati, OH which later evolved into the American LaFrance Company. It is mated to a Christie tractor, which consisted of only two wheels/tires and had to be attached to some type of apparatus as it could not stand on its own. The Christie tractors enabled fire departments to continue using various apparatus while phasing out the expensive and labor-intensive horse teams previously employed to pull pumpers, hose carts, ladder trucks and water towers to fires. Sidebar: I work part-time at the National Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting. We have a 1904 "Metropolitan" that was built for the City of Reno - one of a matched pair. It is still in horse-drawn configuration. We also have an 1897 Champion Water Tower built for the Toledo OH Fire Department. It was originally horse-drawn but was converted in 1915 with a Christie tractor. And, we have one of the original-issue MPC 1/12 built-ups (out of box) on display that was built by then-Senator Barry Goldwater and gifted to the owner of the museum, a good friend of his. 🌵😎
  2. Family's 1962 Dodge Dart 330 sedan, 318 & 3-speed push button automatic. Great car. I can't remember what the Drivers Ed cars were - something obviously very non-descript. 🌵😎
  3. Thank you, Dave. Seems crisper (no, not crispier). And, faster! 🌵😎
  4. Welcome back, Doug. I remember seeing you here previously and on Spotlight/Hobby Heaven. Glad you found your way back to this group. Sorry for your loss; I know there aren't words enough to help, other than to express that friends share your sadness. I know that from experience; I lost the most spectacular woman I've ever known - truly the love of my life - the Lovely and Gracious Mrs. B just a year ago. I know . . . 🌵😢
  5. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. 🌵😎
  6. Danno

    58 Buick

    Beautiful build! I’ve always loved those ‘58 Buicks! 🌵😎
  7. Ommmmmmmmmmm. Ommmmmmmmmmm. Om feelin' it! 🌵😑
  8. Check out the dscV17 - DESERT SCALE CLASSIC Virtual Venue Model Car Championship. There are 30 categories including six (6) classes for light and heavy commercial modelers: Pickups, Sedan Deliveries-Vans-&-SUVs, Light Commercial, Heavy Commercial, First Responders, and Heavy Emergency Vehicles. Plus, you can make it a family affair - there's a Junior Class for your kids or grandkids or neighbors' kids. It's our second annual OnLine Anti-Covid contest. Come one, come all! 🌵😎
  9. Oh, yeah! Love them. Especially got a kick out of the one in which they go to a park that says "No Pets Allowed" and they have to leave their cat in the Subaru! 🌵😎
  10. Ha, ha! You got me. My bad - typo. Sorry for the stress. (Good catch, Jim!) Wait a minute. I was just testing to see if anyone reads my posts. That's it. It was just a test! I didn't make a boo-boo, it was a test. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it! LOL. 🌵😎
  11. News Flash! MCM Issue # 208 is out and about, with an 8 page full feature spread on dscV16, with 37 models displayed in large format pictures! Plus, a scannable QR code for more online content!! Check it out, then get your dscV17 entries in! Let's see if yours is featured in the next MCM coverage of DESERT SCALE CLASSIC! {Registration deadline is May 1 - make that 31.} 🌵😎
  12. MCM Issue# 208 is here! Arrived today. Wow! Outstanding issue . . . great work, Gregg, Darryl, Tim, Larry, Rachael, and David! Great articles, new product reviews, tool reviews, and kit reviews, some super build-up articles, and a neat new feature: they're grabbing some of the models shown here on the Forum by our fellow forum members! Terrific issue! * Of course, some might say I'm a bit partial -- since it features 8 pages (37 pix) of coverage of the dscV16 - DESERT SCALE CLASSIC Virtual Venue Model Car Championship!! We're pretty proud of that. A great group of entries are featured, and, I think it's the first time I've ever seen it - a QR codes you can scan for more coverage!! Cool. Fantastic, even!! Congrats to everyone (almost too numerous to mention) who has work on display in #208!! And, congratulations (again) to all the MCM Forum members who won awards in last year's dscV16 - and - congratulations (anew) to all the MCM Forum members whose dscV16 entries were selected to be featured in Issue# 208! You guys all made us look good. [FYI - In case you missed it, we decided to Do It Again! Currently, dscV17 is underway! Don't miss it! And, good luck to all this year's entrants!] 🌵😎
  13. MCM Issue# 208 is in the house! Arrived today. Outstanding issue . . . great work, Gregg, Darryl, Tim, Larry, Rachael, and David! * Of course, some might say I'm a bit partial -- since it features 8 pages (37 pix) of coverage of the dscV16 - DESERT SCALE CLASSIC Virtual Venue Model Car Championship!! We're pretty proud of that. A great group of entries are featured, and, I think it's the first time I've ever seen it - a QR code you can scan for more coverage!! Cool. Fantastic, even!! Congratulations (again) to all the MCM Forum members who won awards in last year's dscV16 - and - congratulations (anew) to all the MCM Forum members whose entries were selected to be featured in Issue# 208! You guys all made us look good. [FYI - In case you missed it, we decided to Do It Again! Currently, dscV17 is underway! Don't miss it!] 🌵😎
  14. Really? Obviously that happened sometime after I quit wasting my time with their blog (I can't in good conscious call it a forum). I guess they left it up if it was hyper-critical, but I never saw them leave anything up that was positive, neutral, or benign. Live and learn. But then, I guess it makes no difference now. 🌵😎
  15. That's right! I totally spaced that it wasn't his car, OWNED by him. It belonged to Genesis, so it is their consent that would be necessary to interrogate the EDR. If Genesis was not willing to consent to the "search" of the EDR, then a court-issued search warrant would be required. The driver would have no say whatsoever, unless Genesis was influenced by "protecting" the driver. 🌵😎
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