Re: Built-Up Resin Kits


Hi Tim:

I have intended to contact you thus week but lately it seems that when I get up on the morning I am already two hours behind.

I see that Dan Smith contacted you on the Intermountain roofs for the CB&T refers.  I emailed him this morning asking if he might gave a few.

In the past few years I have come to realize that I could never build all the kits that I have.  Yet I have rarely bought a kit that I didn't want.  Thus I have bought some built up models from modelers that I hold in high esteem and passed the kits on to friends on the mainland. 

That takes us to the Bill Welch collection.  I was actually casting a net this morning.  I has heard that Ted Culotts was named executor from Bill's estate  ( at least the railroad part).  Ted seems to be in his second "Dark Phase" so who knows what is happening.

I made my airline reservations for Collinsville last week.   United's website and I are ar two ends of tue spectrum but I got it done .  Several years ago I was charged twenty five times for my itinerary.   Rectifying a $35,000.00 airline bill was an adventure.

Stay safe my friend:


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-------- Original message --------
From: Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...>
Date: 7/1/22 9:05 AM (GMT-10:00)
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Built-Up Resin Kits

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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