Bill's models, was Re: [RealSTMFC] Built-Up Resin Kits

Bruce Smith

It is my understanding from a couple of members of this list that Bill’s models are in good hands and are being inventoried. I do not know if they will make it onto a platform, such as eBay or Stouts’ Auction (where Frank Peacock’s collection was recently sold.)



Bruce Smith

Auburn, Al

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Bill Welch was a meticulous person and planned ahead so I have not asked because I just assume that
he gave them away or turned them over to someone else. His collection was extremely impressive by the
early 1990's - after he'd been modeling only for a few years - so I imagine the final collection was just
incredibly wonderful models. Wherever they ended up I hope they are well cared for. :-)

Tim O'Connor

On 7/1/2022 1:50 PM, WILLIAM PARDIE wrote:

The references to the sale of built up boxcars bought to mind a topic that I had almost forgotten.A reference was made to the work of quality modelers selling at a premium.

Bill Welch has ben a major player on the Prototype Community for over fifteen yearts.  What has become of his collection on his passing?  I hzave spoken to several members 

who were involved in the Memoial Tribute to Bill and they have no idea.  I had heard that some of his airplane models (Yes, he was into that as well) were sold at a prototype 

meet. There has, however, been no mention to my knowledge as to what has happened to his marvelous freight cars.


Does anyone have any information?


Bill Pardie 


Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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