Re: [ResinFreightCarBuilders] RPM Chicagoland Photos
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Maybe a sheet is needed for other resin vendors like Chad Boas, Protowest Scale Models, Jerry Hamsmith and others.
From: ResinFreightCarBuilders@groups.io <ResinFreightCarBuilders@groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve and Barb Hile
Sent: Monday, October 22, 2018 8:44 AM
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Subject: Re: [ResinFreightCarBuilders] RPM Chicagoland Photos
I suspect that the creator of the poster was thinking of the RPM MEETS as beginning with Sunshine's Naperville gathering. We know that there were RPM rooms at NMRA nationals prior to 1994 and that the RPM movement was well underway.
But this was the 25th Sunshine meet and we were particularly honoring Martin's memory along with those who helped make the huge variety of Sunshine kits for transition era cars. Martin, himself, would have acknowledged the Al Westerfield helped and encouraged Martin when he was just starting out in the business.
I think that Mike Skibbe will be posting the entirety of the slides we used for Friday evenings FOFC panel discussion, but I will attach a slide that I developed that tries to trace the evolution of resin freight car kits. The line begins in the late 1960's with O scale epoxy resin cars in O scale from Bill Clouser and passes through hybrid type kits, such as WestRail and Roller Bearing Models. I defined the first generation as the flat kit era, with the second (current) generation being the one piece bodies, along with some sources continuing with first generation technology.
Comments are welcome on this.
From: ResinFreightCarBuilders@groups.io [mailto:ResinFreightCarBuilders@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tim O'Connor