Hi from Beaverton, Oregon. my name is Dick and am not new to modeling. I was in engineering and at that time we modeled pulp factories and computer chip factories in plastic and wood. Long before 3D acad. I’m also very proficient in autocad. So when I visited my relative in Boston I saw he had bought plans from mantua and tried to build a model. He did ok and so areas very poorly. So I asked him if I could have his plans and make one myself. He agreed and off I went. I put about 4 months into it and found out that I would have had to purchase all the fittings and it would cost a lot and I couldn’t afford at that time so I shelved it and here’s some pics I have. I’ll use it as a template for my mantua kit 776 my wife bought for me a few years ago. Now that I’m retired I started building this kit on March 20, 2020.