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From: JJordan eltrainmaster AT copper DOT net
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2010 14:11:22 -0400
Subject: Re: (erielack) Qualitycraft kits
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Here is a picture of the HO Quality Craft model (04940) from many years
ago. Also a picture of the Silver Streak model (04918) of an Erie caboose.
Silver Streak was wood kits made by Walthers, again many years ago.

-Joe Jordan
Train Nut Central

At 09:58 AM 10/19/2010 -0700, you wrote:
>Now is not the best time for me to get involved with modeling projects;
I'm taking an internet course of 14 - 2 hour sessions costing $2000.
>I built almost all of the Q'Craft cabooses in HO; using a small drafting
board as described in "Mainline Modeler" (first year or 2) made it pretty
easy. I got to the point where I could build a pretty good caboose from the
plans in the various modeling magazines (the Erie caboose we're discussing
appeared in RMC; maybe Chuck drew it).
>I soldered the end railing with brass wire just as Chuck describes. I
learned how to solder in graduate school, building scientific apparatus for
my thesis.
>Not having a layout or a family gave me plenty of time to build models.
>I wrote Bob Weaver (owner of Qualitycraft) so many times that I got to
know him a little bit. I even visited him once. His appearance surprised
me; he was a giant of a man. When I complained about the flat wire he used
>he pulled out a piece and bent it perfectly the first time.
>I made many part replacements. I used shim brass for roof sheets .....
>I have a big collection of Erie caboose photos too, mostly from John LaRue
>(MOWcaboose?). He still sells caboose photos.
>Ed Mines
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