modelercarl

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About modelercarl

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  • Birthday 04/06/1941

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  • Scale I Build 1/25 & 1/24

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  • Location Howell, Michigan
  • Full Name Carl Gowan

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  1. modelercarl added a post in a topic Newbie: Food Dehydrators & Paint Dryers Question   

    I use the same method as Art outlined above,  never have had any problems.
  2. modelercarl added a post in a topic need a car carrier trailer   

    This trailer has been used extensively in the US.  I believe it was introduced in the 60's or 70's and you can still see it used by many independent car carriers.  I see them  here in SE Michigan quite often, mostly by used car dealers.
  3. modelercarl added a post in a topic need a car carrier trailer   

    Google "Revell Auto Transport Trailer #85-1509".  There are at least 5 sources for this trailer at $39.95.
  4. modelercarl added a post in a topic Revell Midgets - all gone?   

    This really stirs up some old memories for me.  From about 1953 to 1959 there was a show on local TV (black & white) that was telecast live from Motor City Speedway featuring midget cars such as these models.  The midget racers running on this track were not in the same class though, many were built up in a shed or guy's garage, not anywhere as nice as these.  The track was a 1/4 mile oval and it was located on the northern border of Detroit on the east side.  The announcer was a guy by the name of Fred Wolf and he managed to make celebrities of the various drivers.  It was shown on Saturday night and was quite popular.  The track was torn down in 1959 due to heavy damage to the grandstand from a fire.  I have a couple of each model in my stash and have on my todo list to build replicas of racers that ran on this track. 
  5. modelercarl added a post in a topic Need some decals made up.   

    You can also try Thomas Logan at speedwaydecals@yahoo.com.  He has made up several sets of custom decals for me to use on tractors and trailers I have/am building.  Does excellent work and the decals go on very nicely.  He has a full time job and does this in his spare time so he warns that it might take some time, but I have always received the decals in a reasonable amount of time 1-2 weeks and at a reasonable cost.
  6. modelercarl added a post in a topic WHAT AGE   

    Thank You Nick.  One nice thing about this age is that if you only get the bumpers mounted in one day, that's good enough, no need to sweat the small stuff.
  7. modelercarl added a post in a topic WHAT AGE   

    I will be 75 years young on Wednesday.  I have slowed down with the model building, have about 8 WIP and have finished 2 so far this year but still enjoy the hobby tremendously
  8. modelercarl added a topic in The Off-Topic Lounge   

    Back Issue Bonanza!!!
    Just got my back issues purchased Thursday AM.  46 issues from Dec 2003 #91 thru Apr 2009 #140 for $30 incl. shipping.  This just might impact my building schedule as slow as it is already.  I don't know how many took Gregg up on this very generous offer, but I want to thank him for an opportunity to get many issues that were published before I began subscribing.
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  9. modelercarl added a post in a topic Modelhaus Not taking New Orders Once Again   

    I agree with all of the posts lauding Carol and Don for their high standards and their service to us modelers.  Although I have not bought that much from them, what I did buy filled a niche that no other resin caster could and the quality was excellent.
    I wonder if Dave from MCW might be a good candidate to buy all or some of their product line.  He recently sold off his paint line to focus on the resin portion of his business.  I have purchased 3 of his resin kits and found the quality to be very good and I think his experience with resin casting and selling would be beneficial.
  10. modelercarl added a post in a topic Multibrand Dealerships in 50s and 60s   

    I grew up in Garden City, MI. and in the 50's we had Ralph Ellsworth Ford and Hershey Chevrolet, just those two.  In nearby towns that bordered Garden City we had Holman Pontiac and Hutcherson Lincoln-Mercury and Ed Carpenter Dodge-Plymouth.  If you wanted anything else I guess you had to go into Detroit to buy it.
    I also remember that when new cars were introduced by Ford and Chevy in the fall, sometime in September if I remember correctly, a lot of us kids would get on our bikes and ride up to these 2 dealerships to "review" them.  We could spend hours in the dealership looking at everything they had, dreaming about what we would do to the different models to customize them, etc.  Hershey Chevrolet even took advantage of this pretty quickly making sure all of the kids had ice cream and cup cakes on site and promos to take home knowing that we would bug our parents to go buy one.  Sure wish I would have saved the promos!
  11. modelercarl added a post in a topic '50 Olds fastback   

    I bought one from Best Model Car Parts (www.bestmodelcarparts.com) last year.  It kit contains the body shell, inner door panels, rear bumper, seats, interior rear floor panel,  rear body flange and templates for the new window glass required.  Have not built it yet but the castings look very good with minimal cleanup required.
    Sorry, I don't remember what I paid for it.
    OOOOPS!  Reread your post and saw "fastback" not station wagon which I responded with.  Age is catching up with me.
  12. modelercarl added a post in a topic Any luck with Speedway Decals?   

    He did about 4 sheets of custom decals for big rig doors, a couple of delivery sedans and 2 sets for a fire truck, in 1/25 scale for me about 5 months ago.
    Took a couple of weeks to get the designs and colors the way I wanted them and then he immediately printed them off....great decals with sharp borders and color and they lay down real nice.
    Like Jamie says he is tied up during the week but he does get the stuff done.  I found communication with him to be great.
  13. modelercarl added a post in a topic 13 Hours   

    It is a movie put together by people who want to make money.  It has been written and produced for this purpose.  If the producers can also try to embarrass Obama and Clinton that would be a plus.  This story has been investigated by 3 Republican committees and is still being investigated by a fourth Republican committee for almost 3 years now and they have never proven this so-called order to "stand down".  Where are the movies about all of the many embassy attacks and lost lives prior to 2008?
  14. modelercarl added a post in a topic CA Hauler question   

    Thank you....excellent resource.  I did a quick search on this site and found several trucks that fit my criteria.  will do more research and narrow down the choices.
  15. modelercarl added a topic in The Truck Stop   

    CA Hauler question
    I am planning on building several of the recent California Hauler 359 to attach to Revell's Auto Transporter trailer.  I use these to display car models that I build in custom display cases.
    I plan on building these as day cabs and am interested in shortening the wheelbase accordingly.  I do want to have the dual drive setup.  Can anyone tell me what the center distance should be when measured from the center of the front axle to the center between the dual drive rear axles?  I have looked everywhere for this info and been unable to find it, so I am hoping someone here can answer this.
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