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Discovery!! I didn't know that......
Posted by Tom in Atlanta on February 6, 2020, 14:09:37
Raining in Atlanta for two days so time for some ship work. Started to restore the Strombecker 1930s Texas I bought on the auction site a couple of weeks ago. As I looked at it and compared it to a 1940 Janes I realized there was something very wrong, Either this was a very poor model by Strombecker (entirely possible) or it was another ship. So I got to looking at pictures in various resources and at a Texas I had (complete with the Strombecker box) and I realized this was indeed New York I was looking at. Several differences in how wooden parts were cut, tower mast, etc. and more importantly they got the bow right as compared to the Texas kit. I knew Strombecker made Texas, California-Tennessee and Maryland-West Virginia but I did not know they made New York as well as Texas or that these kits were indeed specialized. Strombecker Texas is in their 1930 catalogue but not in their 1929 one but I have no idea when they made the New York. Did not know this kit even existed until today. Actually a pretty decent kit for 1930s. I will get this one finished up and post some pictures of both. You see the Strombeckers all the time as "old wooden warship or battleship" on the auction site but often they are actually some pretty good 700 scale ships. Many modelers put an incredible amount of time into these to make a good model.
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