17 March 2021

Build the Back to the Future Time Machine - Issues 147-150

...and we are back.

This is a shipment from almost a year ago (April 2020).  These parts have been stashed away, deep in an abandoned mine and we finally dug it up.

Issues 147-150

These parts kind of spoiled the surprise, we have known for a while that there was a going to be train modification to the Time Machine. With Issue 150 in hand a year ago, we thought the build would end at 150. Turns out, there are more railroad ties, rails, and train wheels to be shipped, received, and built.

But, we are almost to the end...and we are still missing Issue 128.

Issue 147 - Time Circuit Components

Contents of Issue 147

There are some tiny parts in this, issue.  Take your time and make sure you are working in a clean area as parts and screws tend to fly.  Small hands and good lighting is very helpful for this build, along with patience.

You know how we love screws.  Hold your horses, no screw count yet.  But we did notice the reintroduction of the CP screw that we had not seen in a while.  Also, and this is very exciting, 147 issues in to the build, we have a new RP screw!

Issue 148 - Railroad Ties

Contents of issue 148

All the excitement of the last issue and we are back to this.  Feel free to skip ahead.

Issue 149 - Rail

Contents of Issue 149

Keep skipping

Issue 150 - Train Wheel

Contents of Issue 150

Only the second train wheel and it is not much work.  Two screws and you are done.  Remember to keep the washer and cap in safe place and there is no need to remove the wheel from the blister if you wish to keep thee wheel 'fresh'.

Remember last time, we had Issue 151?  Well, now we can dive into that.  

There are some really small parts and screws.  Speaking of screws, we have another new screw to report, the OP.  These are the tiny screws used to secure the tiny handles of  the hood box. 

After this shipment, there should be two more sets of railroad ties, rails, and train wheels, and at least one issue of hood box elements.  So, at least seven issues, possibly eight.  Again, that should be two shipments, which means we can finally be done sometime in the Summer.  Hopefully, of this year.  A total of 158 issues, or maybe rounding it up to 160 issues total.  Pretty sure Eaglemoss can toss in some more parts, and for sure we will be received another shitty binder.  We could just look it up to see the final issue count, but what is the fun in that?

Here is the screw count, with two new screws!

114-AP, 25-BP, 3-CP, 24-AM, 13-BM, 4-EM, 4-CM, 38-DM, 3-DP, 1-FM, 3-GM, 3-HM, 2-IM, 29-EP, 22-FP, 2-JM, 5-HP, 4-GP, 16-NM, 3-MM, 9-KM, 2-LM, 23-IP, 1-OM, 1-PM, 4-JP, 2-KP, 3-QM, 2-LP, 6-MP 1-RM, 8-NP, 6-QP, 1-RP, 2-OP

to be continued...

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