Not sure how many of you converse with Carlos Pinto via Email, but several months ago he rolled his car in a traffic accident. He did not come through completley unscathed either and was banged up pretty badly. There "were" (assuming they still are) pics of the accident posted on his FACEBOOK page titled TUGAZ Z SCALE. Despite that, Carlos continued to push out orders and you'd hardly know anything happened. I did however get an Email from him yesterday with the following comment: "I continue to do treatments on my spine and hip... physiotherapy. I do it every day of the week after work and come home very late. this being a moment in my life that I didn't expect to happen. I've been a little discouraged." Carlos has done the Z-scale community a wonderful service by producing vehicles for era's we would probably have never seen otherwise. Like others in the Z-scalel community that have contributed something, I always feel a debt of gratitude to the likes of Carlos and others. If you have a few minutes and are so inclined, drop him a few words of encouragement at his Email address: email@example.com I am sure he would really appreciate it. Oh, and I just received the 1953 MACK B61 semi and 35ft trailer that I ordered from him --- these are simply fantastic!!!