My dad had a '66 Dodge Monaco 9 passenger wagon. The only thing I know about the motor was that it was a 383. He embarresed more than one young kid with his jacked up hot rods and loud exhaust with that thing.
I know it can be upsetting when someone or something you're waiting for is late, it drives me crazy as well. However, some things are worth waiting for. My first granddaughter that is now two days late is one of them, MCM magazine is another. I personally don't subscribe, our postal service here sucks, however, I NEVER miss an issue. My LHS holds a copy for me so I don't miss an issue. If all we had was SA, which is a fine product on its own, this hobby would be missing a valuable resource.
I agree that this magazine may be slanted to the personal interests of Gregg. But regardless of who was in charge this would probably be the case. If it was my baby, the articles in it would probably reflect my tastes as well, regardless of how hard we try to include something for everyone. Its just human nature.
Regardless of how late it may be I'm personally going to wait. No one tells me how quickly, nor how often I have to finish my next model. And I'm not going to even ask someone who has the health problems that Gregg does how to run his magazine, which is his baby.
Remember patience is a virtue, cultivating it will do us all some good.
Now............back to the workbench....................
I have always enjoyed watching your builds. The craftsmanship is inspiring. The way you take a model, and detail them, brings them to life. I've learned a number of things watching you build these scale works of art. This one is becoming my
favorite. The craftsmanship you are putting into this wooden body is amazing. It's making me want to dig out the only 1/16 scale kit I have in my stash, a 1913 Model T Van, and build it. I've got far too many on the workbench now, so it will have to
wait. I want to thank you for taking the time and effort to share your build process with us. We benefit so much for it, and these threads like this one are the reason many of us are here.
Thanks again, Harry. And amazing job, keep up the good work.
One thing to keep in mind is that not all trailers are exactly the same. They vary depending on the length of the trailer ,the tandem configuration, the height of the kingpin, and the features inside the trailer. The hole patterns from left to right on the trailer are going to be different, mainly due to weather or not it has a counter balance ramp, and on which side. Also the fact that the drivers side have clean out doors that are not the same width as the panels themselves would complicate the process. Not all panels are the same size, width wise. they vary because of the differences in length, be it a tandem, spread, tri-axle, or quad. This will also effect the length of the belly of the trailer. Also the panels above the kingpin are normally a different length then the ones above the tandems. There are many different configurations that are available for livestock trailers, in fact many are special ordered to the customers specs.
It would thus be very difficult, if not impossible to make a model that you could just add panels to make it longer, the possibilities are numerous.