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Title: Exploiting a serendipitous remark
Post by: jkbixby on May 25, 2019, 07:28:56 am
Jan, my wife, happened to say the other day that she didn't especially like our TV stand so, recognizing a very small crack in the armor, I went for it by saying I wouldn't mind having a smallish display cabinet to hold a couple of my things and that the TV could probably sit on top. Could hardly believe it when she said that sounded okay! Striking while the iron was still hot I headed south to Ikea and found this cabinet. A "little" larger than our understanding  but since it was solid beech and nicely made we brought it home. Some remote lighting and backdrop pictures finished it off - it actually looks a lot better than the picture and will serve well to a slowly rotating display of part of my collection.

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Title: Re: Exploiting a serendipitous remark
Post by: jerseysteam on May 25, 2019, 07:32:29 am
That's nice. Which model IKEA cabinet? Oh, and please tell us about the tractor on the bottom shelf! :)
Title: Re: Exploiting a serendipitous remark
Post by: jkbixby on May 25, 2019, 07:38:54 am
The cabinet is a Malsjo and it's a Markie Showman's Special on the bottom shelf.
Title: Re: Exploiting a serendipitous remark
Post by: Stoker on May 25, 2019, 09:35:38 am
What a fortuitous opportunity and salubrious solution .... congratulations on a true coup d'etat ... and in the living room no less!

Looks STELLAR Larry!!!
Title: Re: Exploiting a serendipitous remark
Post by: RedRyder on May 25, 2019, 09:30:03 pm
Absolutely smashing!!!


Great strategic work on an opportunity not wasted!
Title: Re: Exploiting a serendipitous remark
Post by: St Paul Steam on May 25, 2019, 09:33:25 pm
Well done Larry !, a win /win for all, a rarity in this area for sure.....but non-the less you pulled it off !
handsome cabinet & well made to boot. ( I noticed that fine TE in the bottom also)
Title: Re: Exploiting a serendipitous remark
Post by: Nick on May 25, 2019, 10:12:46 pm
Nicely done Larry  8)
Title: Re: Exploiting a serendipitous remark
Post by: classixs on May 26, 2019, 05:01:37 am
Looks great !

Well done Larry...on both the opportunity and the choice of cabinet.
Title: Re: Exploiting a serendipitous remark
Post by: Belugawhaleman on May 26, 2019, 11:56:45 am
Very nice!
Title: Re: Exploiting a serendipitous remark
Post by: txlabman on May 26, 2019, 05:49:07 pm
That was quick thinking Larry!

I have been looking for some new glass display cases and these are very nice.

Well done with the lighting and backdrops!
Title: Re: Exploiting a serendipitous remark
Post by: Jim on May 26, 2019, 07:39:46 pm
Awesome Larry, you now have the choice between watching TV or looking at your collection....win win.
Title: Re: Exploiting a serendipitous remark
Post by: IndianaRog on May 27, 2019, 04:23:28 pm
I think Ikea stock might have just risen a bit.  Great looking cabinet and wise move on your part to strike while the iron was hot.

Rog
Title: Re: Exploiting a serendipitous remark
Post by: Jim on May 27, 2019, 05:52:54 pm
Larry what is that fine looking thing in the domed glass case between the bookshelf and your new display case?
Title: Re: Exploiting a serendipitous remark
Post by: jkbixby on May 27, 2019, 07:16:44 pm
Jim, that's my blue vertical of French Naval Academy provenance - it was built in 2012 by Steve Buys.....it is definitely the pride of my collection.

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Title: Re: Exploiting a serendipitous remark
Post by: Jim on May 27, 2019, 07:22:40 pm
That's a stunner Larry.

(I tried to correct the image for you Larry, but its still sideways).
Title: Re: Exploiting a serendipitous remark
Post by: jkbixby on May 27, 2019, 07:26:29 pm
Thanks Jim, I tried also - thank goodness it's no big deal.
Title: Re: Exploiting a serendipitous remark
Post by: oilfield_steam on May 27, 2019, 07:51:31 pm
That might be IKEA, but I've seen your woodworking chops and they are top-shelf...   ;)

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Title: Re: Exploiting a serendipitous remark
Post by: jkbixby on May 27, 2019, 09:13:29 pm
Thank you all for your nice comments, I really appreciate them.
Title: Re: Exploiting a serendipitous remark
Post by: Dr.Rev.DelmarMacReady on May 28, 2019, 04:23:01 pm
Nice looking cabinet, it really showcase your engines well. Love that Showman on the bottom shelf... that deserves a thread
Title: Re: Exploiting a serendipitous remark
Post by: jkbixby on May 28, 2019, 04:30:54 pm
Thanks Benny but I have a love/hate relationship with the Markie - it was my first big purchase built to order and I spelled out in excruciating detail how the color scheme was to be and even sent a picture of a previous engine he built so there would be no mistakes and of course there was. Toyed with idea of sending it back but since that didn't make a lot of sense due to the size I just accepted it but still wished he had paid more attention - it's not a big deal but.........!