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On a Facebook page about garage dioramas there is one which fascinates me more than most. In it there is a beautifully rendered hit & miss engine. I thought if FTB can do them all it has to do those too. So I spoke to a local collector, well into his eighties about where I could find one in town to copy. Right here he says. So I went. I attach  photos of some of the memorabilia he collected over the years. I say some because this is what is left of it. He has been giving and selling for several years to get out of the large building where he kept it. He used to run a B/A station with his dad. I photographed and sketched the engine and he even let me take its manual home to scan. It is a 1936 Fairbanks-Morse. One more for the back burner.

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Is that Dio on this forum? That engine looks awesome on that pallet and that cuckoo is cuckoo. the lighting, dust.........just wow.

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56 minutes ago, BallisticMsl said:

Is that Dio on this forum? That engine looks awesome on that pallet and that cuckoo is cuckoo. the lighting, dust.........just wow.

No,it is on facebook. Roadside relic diorama and the poster is Gerry Tee.

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Very cool project Pat! I really like the sound of those. There are quite a few of those in this neck of the woods. The Southeast Threshers Reunion is held about 15 miles up the road every year the week of July 4th and there are several there in various sizes. I like the great big ones. There's a store about 3 miles up the road that uses one of the smaller ones every weekend to make ice cream. Looking forward to seeing this one!

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That diorama is pretty amazing, thanks for sharing.  But …. from my experience in the '50s the 2 post lift is not  period correct.

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45 minutes ago, Gramps46 said:

That diorama is pretty amazing, thanks for sharing.  But …. from my experience in the '50s the 2 post lift is not  period correct.

He has more modern cars too. The realism is just mind boggling.

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