Monday, September 14, 2020

I Need To Make These One Day


I have had these two models for decades. When I was exiled to Pinawa Manitoba during two summers, as a tween, these models saved my life. I had something to do in a cool basement after nearly drowning every morning during lake swimming lessons. Pinawa also has a nuclear science research center so the town was a manufactured community with everything the workers needed. Very strange place. Everything was new unlike an army base. Only three channels on the TV too. That really was the wilderness.

I still have these in package, waiting to be made.
But I will just end up sniffing the glue.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Is the Pinawa nuclear reactor still operating or did it get phased out? Can't remember now.

Tim Knight said...

I was fascinated by these kits as a wee kiddie, only seeing them in adverts (and having no technical aptitude anyway for building them).

But what stories they conjured in my brain though :)

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

I know. I want to build these so much, again. They really did save my summers by giving me projects to finish.

I am not sure if they shut it down or not, Debra. I just know it was like Raccoon City where bad experiments were going on underground...experiments that needed power, lots of hydroelectric power.