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Ted was selling Bill’s unbuilt kits at Cocoa… bought a few myself.
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Date: Friday, July 1, 2022 at 2:33 PM
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I had thought there was a mention of Bill Welch models being sold by Ted Culotta at Prototype Rails in Cocoa Beach. But the message is not appearing in a search of this or a couple other groups.
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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.
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?