Thank you. Very kind words.
“When you primed the model, did any of the printed lettering show through? I can never quite get t to go away- not the color, the slight raised printing.”
Yes, they did. I lightly sanded then re-primed until it was good enough. I figured the weathering and graffiti would hide it and I think it did.
Cole Only produces a great show almost every year. Music, art on the walls, and of course model trains. The trains would run on a basic powered track loop. As mentioned, that is the reason for stock wheels, trucks, and couplers. And to be eligible for entry into the contest, it had to run.
“(I have those same Revell rockets. I think it is an old Nitto kit Revell acquired.)”
ok, good kit history info.