Re: RPM Chicagoland Photos
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I believe you are thinking of Paul
Jansen. He and his understudy Mike Davis
painted most of the Westside Models for Dick Truesdale.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tim O'Connor
Sent: Monday, October 22, 2018
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] RPM
I don't remember those articles (I was an avid teenage reader of all things
but I do remember being very impressed in those days by the models of Paul
another brain cramp] and his beautifully WEATHERED Southern Pacific
steam locomotives in
the pages of Model Railroder - at a time when very few people (other than John
were weathering any of their models.
RPM isn't just rolling stock!
As a impressionable teenager, I
remember just being entranced by the March 1971 Model Railroader cover which
featured Bill Clouser's O Scale boxcars on the cover. The detail for freight
cars was incredible for the time.
There is an interview of Bill by Bob Hegge in the MR issue where Bill describes
the process in how he builds a model to make molds. There is several pictures
of his completed model work along with a picture of a number of different
boxcar ends waiting to be used. He discusses initially selling these boxcars in
the "Ultra-Scale" line in the late 1960s. He discontinued selling
them by the time the article was published, but said because terrific response,
he was thinking about reissuing them. Perhaps someone knows if he did.
A worthwhile read to see the thoughts of a early modeler casting resin kits.
-- Tim O'ConnorSterling, Massachusetts
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