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ProtoWest Scale Models

Kenneth Montero
 

I am trying to find a website for ProtoWest Scale Models. I though that I had recently seen one, but I may be mistaken.

If they have one, can one of you provide it to me?

THank you in advance.

Ken Montero


Re: Bill Welch

Tony Thompson
 

Terribly sad news even though Bill told us. He was a terrific modeler but more important he was a wonderful human being. All who knew him will miss him greatly, but many who never met him will mourn his loss. I won’t get over it very quickly.
Tony Thompson 


On Nov 17, 2020, at 10:09 PM, Robert kirkham <rdkirkham@...> wrote:

 I didn’t really know Bill or his family, but was shocked when he advised of his diagnosis.  The suddenness of his death will be very hard for them.   I’m sorry for them and hope the thoughts for his remembrance service make it memorable.  

I will miss the unique vitality and knowledge he brought to clinics and emails, and grateful to what he shared with us.  His modelling has been an inspiration.  And our community will be less with his passing.

It's been a hard year.    

Rob     



On Nov 17, 2020, at 10:33 PM, Tom Madden via groups.io <pullmanboss@...> wrote:

There are getting to be too many empty chairs at the table....

Nine weeks from diagnosis to death.....

Bill was already planning his memorial service when he notified some of his friends of his situation. He had hoped it could be held while he was still alive to enjoy it, but that was not to be. So we'll have to celebrate Bill's life without him. A gentleman and a gentle man, Bill leaves an amazing legacy of accomplishment and inspiration. A life well lived.....

Tom Madden


Re: Bill Welch

Robert kirkham
 

I didn’t really know Bill or his family, but was shocked when he advised of his diagnosis.  The suddenness of his death will be very hard for them.   I’m sorry for them and hope the thoughts for his remembrance service make it memorable.  

I will miss the unique vitality and knowledge he brought to clinics and emails, and grateful to what he shared with us.  His modelling has been an inspiration.  And our community will be less with his passing.

It's been a hard year.    

Rob     



On Nov 17, 2020, at 10:33 PM, Tom Madden via groups.io <pullmanboss@...> wrote:

There are getting to be too many empty chairs at the table....

Nine weeks from diagnosis to death.....

Bill was already planning his memorial service when he notified some of his friends of his situation. He had hoped it could be held while he was still alive to enjoy it, but that was not to be. So we'll have to celebrate Bill's life without him. A gentleman and a gentle man, Bill leaves an amazing legacy of accomplishment and inspiration. A life well lived.....

Tom Madden


Re: Bill Welch

 

I can tell you from familial experience that pancreatic cancer presents very late. You may not have symptoms until it’s too late, which is why the mortality rate is so high. 

Pancreatic cancer took my father @ 72, and my oldest brother @ 42 years of age. I get regular abdominal scans. 

Thanks!
Brian Ehni 
(Sent from my iPhone)

On Nov 17, 2020, at 10:33 PM, Tom Madden via groups.io <pullmanboss@...> wrote:

There are getting to be too many empty chairs at the table....

Nine weeks from diagnosis to death.....

Bill was already planning his memorial service when he notified some of his friends of his situation. He had hoped it could be held while he was still alive to enjoy it, but that was not to be. So we'll have to celebrate Bill's life without him. A gentleman and a gentle man, Bill leaves an amazing legacy of accomplishment and inspiration. A life well lived.....

Tom Madden


Re: Bill Welch

Clark Propst
 

Was it Bill that coined the term “Resinators”? Xxrteme modeling for sure. He was always rooting for freight car clinics at RPM meets.

Another great one gone…

Clark Propst

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: Bill Welch

Tom Madden
 

There are getting to be too many empty chairs at the table....

Nine weeks from diagnosis to death.....

Bill was already planning his memorial service when he notified some of his friends of his situation. He had hoped it could be held while he was still alive to enjoy it, but that was not to be. So we'll have to celebrate Bill's life without him. A gentleman and a gentle man, Bill leaves an amazing legacy of accomplishment and inspiration. A life well lived.....

Tom Madden


Re: Early 20th Century Freight Cars Photograph

Steve SANDIFER
 

This is a Palace car with the feed storage on the roof and troughs along the sides. This was operated before the day of feed-water-rest stations. Palace cars sometimes had doors at the ends of the sides, but this one is off center. You can look at the roof storage and see that the other side is probably the same arrangement. The big reinforced X caught my attention, not seen that before. It is also long, at least 36’, which is unusual for the early date.

 

 

J. Stephen Sandifer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:39 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Early 20th Century Freight Cars Photograph

 

Hi Jim and List members,

 

Thanks again Jim for the great image. Here are some enlargements of areas I found interesting...

 

This Rock Island stock car has an off-center door - see attached image.

 

Claus Schlund

 


Re: Bill Welch

Mitchell Mercante
 

Sad news indeed.  Bill was a wonderful modeler with a wealth of knowledge on so many subjects and always willing to share that knowledge with others.  He was a gentleman to all he met greeting everyone with a big smile and a warm handshake.  But most importantly, he was a friend.  I shall miss him greatly.

Mitch Mercante
Brentwood, TN

On Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 07:41:59 PM CST, Eric Hansmann <eric@...> wrote:


Sad hobby news has reached my computer. Our favorite extreme modeler and Dodger fan, Bill Welch, passed away Sunday afternoon, November 15th, 2020. This was reported by his niece on his Facebook timeline. Bill's work has touched and inspired so many in our group and at RPM events across the years. A Zoom celebration of Bill's modeling life will be announced shortly.

 

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN


Re: [ResinFreightCarBuilders] Bill Welch

 

Truly sad news. He’ll be missed for sure. 

Thanks!
Brian Ehni 
(Sent from my iPhone)

On Nov 17, 2020, at 7:41 PM, Eric Hansmann <eric@...> wrote:



Sad hobby news has reached my computer. Our favorite extreme modeler and Dodger fan, Bill Welch, passed away Sunday afternoon, November 15th, 2020. This was reported by his niece on his Facebook timeline. Bill's work has touched and inspired so many in our group and at RPM events across the years. A Zoom celebration of Bill's modeling life will be announced shortly.

 

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN


Bill Welch

gary laakso
 

He taught by example (and by harvested rivets!) and my WFEX/FGEX/BREX fleet will always remind me of him.  Keep modelling in your new home Bill and toss some rivets on all of us.  Will his DRGW DS boxcar master ever reach production?

 

Gary Laakso

Northwest of Mike Brock

 


Re: [Plastic Freight Car Builders], [Model Railroad], [Model Railway], [Plastic Model Railroad Freight Car Builders] Bill Welch

lsittler
 

I am very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He became a friend earlier this year due to his passionate interest in Fruit Growers Express, my former employer. I most recently heard from him on 11/9 and can’t believe his death came so quickly. Such is pancreatic cancer. I will do whatever I can to help in bringing his goal of telling the FGE story across the finish line. Les
 

From: Eric Hansmann
Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:41 PM
To: RealSTMFC@groups.io ; Resin Freight Car Builders ; Proto Layouts Group
Cc: Plastic Freight Car Buiilders
Subject: [Plastic Freight Car Builders], [Model Railroad], [Model Railway], [Plastic Model Railroad Freight Car Builders] Bill Welch
 

Sad hobby news has reached my computer. Our favorite extreme modeler and Dodger fan, Bill Welch, passed away Sunday afternoon, November 15th, 2020. This was reported by his niece on his Facebook timeline. Bill's work has touched and inspired so many in our group and at RPM events across the years. A Zoom celebration of Bill's modeling life will be announced shortly.

 

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN


Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: Bill Welch

Rich C
 

I am so sorry to hear of Bills passing. I know Bill put up a good fight. His modeling talent is on the highest plateau, in my book. He will always be an influence to all of us. My prayers go out to Bill's family.

Rich Christie

On Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 07:51:26 PM CST, Guy Wilber via groups.io <guycwilber@...> wrote:


Rest In Peace, Bill.  

We were friends beginning in a time when letters and phone calls were still in vogue.  Enjoy your last ride out of the station and say hello to the others awaiting your arrival on the other side.

With Respect,

Guy Wilber
Reno, Nevada

On Nov 17, 2020, at 5:41 PM, Eric Hansmann <eric@...> wrote:



Sad hobby news has reached my computer. Our favorite extreme modeler and Dodger fan, Bill Welch, passed away Sunday afternoon, November 15th, 2020. This was reported by his niece on his Facebook timeline. Bill's work has touched and inspired so many in our group and at RPM events across the years. A Zoom celebration of Bill's modeling life will be announced shortly.

 

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN


Re: [Plastic Freight Car Builders], [Model Railroad], [Model Railway], [Plastic Model Railroad Freight Car Builders] Bill Welch

Steve and Barb Hile
 

Eric,

 

So sorry to hear this.  We have now lost 3 pillars of our fun in Florida each January.  RIP Bill, Denny and Greg.

 

Steve Hile

 

From: main@PlasticFreightCarBuiilders.groups.io [mailto:main@PlasticFreightCarBuiilders.groups.io] On Behalf Of Eric Hansmann
Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 7:42 PM
To: RealSTMFC@groups.io; Resin Freight Car Builders <ResinFreightCarBuilders@groups.io>; Proto Layouts Group <proto-layouts@groups.io>
Cc: Plastic Freight Car Buiilders <main@PlasticFreightCarBuiilders.groups.io>
Subject: [Plastic Freight Car Builders], [Model Railroad], [Model Railway], [Plastic Model Railroad Freight Car Builders] Bill Welch

 

Sad hobby news has reached my computer. Our favorite extreme modeler and Dodger fan, Bill Welch, passed away Sunday afternoon, November 15th, 2020. This was reported by his niece on his Facebook timeline. Bill's work has touched and inspired so many in our group and at RPM events across the years. A Zoom celebration of Bill's modeling life will be announced shortly.

 

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN


Re: Bill Welch

Guy Wilber
 

Rest In Peace, Bill.  

We were friends beginning in a time when letters and phone calls were still in vogue.  Enjoy your last ride out of the station and say hello to the others awaiting your arrival on the other side.

With Respect,

Guy Wilber
Reno, Nevada

On Nov 17, 2020, at 5:41 PM, Eric Hansmann <eric@...> wrote:



Sad hobby news has reached my computer. Our favorite extreme modeler and Dodger fan, Bill Welch, passed away Sunday afternoon, November 15th, 2020. This was reported by his niece on his Facebook timeline. Bill's work has touched and inspired so many in our group and at RPM events across the years. A Zoom celebration of Bill's modeling life will be announced shortly.

 

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN


Bill Welch

Eric Hansmann
 

Sad hobby news has reached my computer. Our favorite extreme modeler and Dodger fan, Bill Welch, passed away Sunday afternoon, November 15th, 2020. This was reported by his niece on his Facebook timeline. Bill's work has touched and inspired so many in our group and at RPM events across the years. A Zoom celebration of Bill's modeling life will be announced shortly.

 

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN


Re: San Juan Car Co. they are still operational

Jack Burgess
 

They are not doing custom decals like Rail Graphics did, only narrow gauge decals.

 

Jack Burgess

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of wdzwonchyk via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 4:57 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Cc: PARDIEW001@...
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] San Juan Car Co. they are still operational

 


Speaking of San Juan Car Co., does anyone know if they have done anything yet with Rail Graphics, which they acquired awhile ago? They used to produce some really handy generic data decals.

-----Original Message-----
From: Gary McMills <santafe@...>
To: main <main@realstmfc.groups.io>
Cc: WILLIAM PARDIE <PARDIEW001@...>
Sent: Tue, Nov 17, 2020 07:40 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] San Juan Car Co. they are still operational

A couple of weeks ago I ordered some HO scalereefer car hinges from Grandt Line and I got wonderful service.

Gary McMills

 

 

On 2020-11-17 18:26, WILLIAM PARDIE wrote:

 

There was some discussion about a week ago as to the status of the San Juan Car Co.  I just received a Grandt Line part from them.  I guess that they are still operational  I did order the part on E Bay.

 

Bill Pardie

 

 

 

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Re: San Juan Car Co. they are still operational

Ted Schnepf
 

Hello

I have those decals for sale, both Ho and O scale,. Contact me off list.

Ted Schnepf
126 Will Scarlet,
Elgin, Ill. 60120


847=697-5353

On Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 06:57:26 PM CST, wdzwonchyk via groups.io <dzwonchyk@...> wrote:



Speaking of San Juan Car Co., does anyone know if they have done anything yet with Rail Graphics, which they acquired awhile ago? They used to produce some really handy generic data decals.

-----Original Message-----
From: Gary McMills <santafe@...>
To: main <main@realstmfc.groups.io>
Cc: WILLIAM PARDIE <PARDIEW001@...>
Sent: Tue, Nov 17, 2020 07:40 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] San Juan Car Co. they are still operational


A couple of weeks ago I ordered some HO scalereefer car hinges from Grandt Line and I got wonderful service.

Gary McMills

 


On 2020-11-17 18:26, WILLIAM PARDIE wrote:

 
There was some discussion about a week ago as to the status of the San Juan Car Co.  I just received a Grandt Line part from them.  I guess that they are still operational  I did order the part on E Bay.
 
Bill Pardie
 
 
 
Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 


Re: San Juan Car Co. they are still operational

wdzwonchyk
 


Speaking of San Juan Car Co., does anyone know if they have done anything yet with Rail Graphics, which they acquired awhile ago? They used to produce some really handy generic data decals.


-----Original Message-----
From: Gary McMills <santafe@...>
To: main <main@realstmfc.groups.io>
Cc: WILLIAM PARDIE <PARDIEW001@...>
Sent: Tue, Nov 17, 2020 07:40 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] San Juan Car Co. they are still operational


A couple of weeks ago I ordered some HO scalereefer car hinges from Grandt Line and I got wonderful service.

Gary McMills

 


On 2020-11-17 18:26, WILLIAM PARDIE wrote:

 
There was some discussion about a week ago as to the status of the San Juan Car Co.  I just received a Grandt Line part from them.  I guess that they are still operational  I did order the part on E Bay.
 
Bill Pardie
 
 
 
Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 


Re: WANTED: NORWEST 113 NP REEFER KIT.

O Fenton Wells
 

Westerfield also has several in resin just drop them a note and ask
Fenton

On Tue, Nov 17, 2020 at 5:36 PM radiodial868 <radiodial57@...> wrote:
I've noticed they occasionally show up on Trainz.com and brasstrains.com 
For a roof alone, the Central Valley Model works roof works if you cut one scale foot from the centerline.


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Mendocino, CA



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Re: San Juan Car Co. they are still operational

Gary McMills
 

A couple of weeks ago I ordered some HO scalereefer car hinges from Grandt Line and I got wonderful service.

Gary McMills

 


On 2020-11-17 18:26, WILLIAM PARDIE wrote:

 
There was some discussion about a week ago as to the status of the San Juan Car Co.  I just received a Grandt Line part from them.  I guess that they are still operational  I did order the part on E Bay.
 
Bill Pardie
 
 
 
Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

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