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MPC "The General" 4-4-0 Locomotive
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Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 08:27 AM UTC
So, I don't usually post over here; but I saw on another forum that Round2/MPC will be reissuing "The General" 4-4-0 locomotive in 1/25 scale. Looks pretty cool.



Jim
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Posted: Friday, May 22, 2015 - 09:41 PM UTC
Hi Jim,

Thank you!

The General is a neat model. I always wanted it and 7 years ago snared one. I recall someone on the site is building it.
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Posted: Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 12:05 AM UTC
It really does look like an interesting model. Did MPC have a "brass" parts tree? I would think from the year of the locomotive that it would have brass fittings.

Jim
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Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 08:29 PM UTC

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"The General" 4-4-0 locomotive in 1/25 scale.



It is cool that you posted this Jim. I occasionallly watch the television program "Mysteries at the Museum" on The Travel Channel and one of the segements they had was about Union spies stealing "The General" during the Civil War. I thought it was interesting so I thought I would share it.

Stealing The General

Go to 15:07 to watch the portion on The General.

Hope you enjoy it.

Randy
jimb
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Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 06:12 AM UTC
You know, it's kind of interesting that MPC is planning on reissuing this kit considering how little they are going for on eBay. Not that I'm complaining, just stating an observation.

Jim
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Posted: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 05:18 PM UTC
Could be another one, for my list

Thanks for the heads up James.
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Posted: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 05:35 PM UTC
Ah, the list. If I ever build all of the models on my list, I'll be 214!

According to Hobby Link, The General should be released in late August 2015.

General

Jim
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Posted: Monday, July 04, 2016 - 12:47 AM UTC
Well, "the General" followed me home from a LHS a little while ago.



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Posted: Wednesday, July 06, 2016 - 06:21 AM UTC
Jim,

Its a cool kit! Glad its back.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 06, 2016 - 06:32 AM UTC
Haven't even broken the shrink wrap on this one yet. One day. I hope the tracks look decent.

Jim
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Posted: Friday, July 08, 2016 - 10:03 AM UTC
Here's what you can make with this kit:

CONSTRUCTION OF THE JUPITER & NO 119 LOCOMOTIVES From MPC’s The General
jimb
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Posted: Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 05:43 AM UTC
Nice article with some good tips. A couple of my biggest concerns (aside from fit) were how to make the tracks & wood load look realistic. I kind of assumed that the fit would be poor, and if it wasn't painted properly it would look like a toy.

Jim