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  • E. Craig Kanewske
    Dec 2, 2008
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      I can remember as a young kid (in the 50's) saving-up my allowance (and
      maybe box tops) and sending off for a "wagon train" set.

      Based on what I had seen on TV (or the box ad art), I had myself convinced
      that I was going to get this really BIG neat, colorful stagecoach with
      cowboy figures and a horse team that were going to come charging out of the
      box and race off across the kitchen floor---prancin' and shootin' and
      whoopin' and holler' all by themselves.

      Boy, was I disappointed. Small. All brown plastic. Lifeless---not a hint
      of self-animation to any of it. I was too young to make the "pretend" leap
      that would later be so natural in playing with plastic solders, cowboys and

      Probably was O scale. Probably was one of the Revell kits. Another lost
      treasure from childhood.


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Westfield Weavers" <westfieldweavers@...>
      To: <Yorke_Kits@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2008 1:33 PM
      Subject: Re: [Yorke_Kits] Re: Mexican taking a Siesta....

      > Craig,
      > When I was a kid I was a big fan of all the westerns on TV so I saved up
      > and bought some of the Revell wagon kits. Years later, as a seasoned
      > citizen, I rebought them on ebay (in the 50's they were .98/kit)and use
      > them on my layout from time to time.
      > You will spend more time painting and weathering than gluing them
      > together. The details are sharp!!
      > Colin Claxon
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: E. Craig Kanewske
      > To: Yorke_Kits@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2008 1:08 PM
      > Subject: Re: [Yorke_Kits] Re: Mexican taking a Siesta....
      > Subject: [Yorke_Kits] Re: Mexican taking a Siesta....
      > > That's the old Renwall figure from the cowboy set with fence.
      > >
      > >
      > > Tom
      > >
      > Man, I so missed-out on all of that old Revell/Renwall/Borax era of O
      > scale
      > wagons/horses/figures/vehicles....
      > Bill Roy/McKenzie Iron has some Southwestern figures----I don't recall
      > him
      > doing a "siesta" one---at least not the iconic one we're talking about.
      > As a trivial aside---I wonder how that particular image entered our
      > cultural "image bank"? It's long been popular in Texas as "yard art" and
      > cheesy racial-stereotype postcards. I wouldn't be surprised if it
      > originated in some Disney 'toon.
      > Ever try to SLEEP in that posture? Doesn't work for me.
      > Craig Kanewske
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