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I have been distracted from model RR stuff for a few months with moving to a new house and fallen behind on my magazine reading, etc., but last night I finally got to settle in to read the Nov/Dec Narrow Gauge Gazette and was very pleased to see that 'Doc' Watson won Best in Show at Hickory NC with his executive's private rail car model. I visited Doc last summer and got to see this model up close and personal in his immaculate workshop....Whoooeeee Boy!! The detail of this rail car and another one he's currently working on is "over the top" right down to the rivets, the furniture, the carpets, wood paneling, the woodgrain in the floorboards, etc...Maybe this has already been discussed but if not i just want to say the award is well deserved. Very well deserved. Check it out and the picture in the gazette doesn't do it justice. A truly awesome piece of modeling and I'd love to know how many months [years] it took him to build it. Congratulations Doc!
 

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You will find the text etc re the Private car at the following - the first one as it is in the (closed) archive section, and thus does not work - Shad is/was having trouble with it. I have left it in for completeness.


http://archive.mylargescale.com/for...C_ID=24318


http://www.mylargescale.com/Community/Forums/tabid/56/forumid/8/postid/17792/view/topic/Default.aspx and

http://www.mylargescale.com/Communi...ft/91078/afv/topic/afpgj/2/Default.aspx#92952.

I agree with you about the photo, however the will be an article on the car in the March/April 2012 issue of the Gazette I am told.



I have been getting the Gazette for years and it provides lot of information.






The man that MAY have the whole thing on PDF's, is Steve C, who is marvelous, lets hope he sees this post and replies for you. IF he can help be warned - they are large files!
 

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Thanks Scott, Peter, and Steve.

Scott, The project took most of 6 years to complete. About a year and a half was lost during our move from Northern VA to Western NC.

Peter, Again, thanks for your support and help during the project.

Steve, I am greatly indebted to you for your efforts to pull all the information together.

Yes, there will be a break in tradition at the Gazette this time. Generally the article on the Best in Show appears in the issue following the mention of the winners. This time Bob had already committed to publishing an article on another 1:20 car. Mine will appear in the March/April issue.

Doc
 
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