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Re: Bill Welch

radiodial868
 

Ah, nuts...  Finally retired, this was the year that was hoping to meet Bill after years of learning from him via this List how to take my models to the next level.  2020 just keeps taking away.
RIP,  Mr. Welch.
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RJ Dial

Mendocino, CA


Re: Bill Welch

Nelson Moyer
 

While Bill had given some of us advanced notice of his condition, I like Tom was shocked at the rapid progression of his cancer, and I was devastated to learn of his passing just nine weeks after diagnosis. Life is fleeting, and for some of us, more fleeting than for others. I think the best tribute to Bill would be to publish his book with posthumous authorship (shared with those who bring it about) and a dedication highlighting his contribution to prototype modeling and the consortium in particular.

 

Bill, you and your modeling will be sorely missed.

 

Nelson Moyer


Re: ProtoWest Scale Models

Bryian Sones
 

Ah ok Bob and Kenneth, Sorry my mistake then.  I guess I don't recall that company ever existing...

Bryian Sones
Union Pacific Prototype Modeler
Murrieta, CA


On Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 05:21:33 AM PST, Robert Heninger <gn2059@...> wrote:


ProtoWest was not the same company as A-Line/ProtoPowerWest. 

ProtoWest was most notable on this list for an excellent resin kit for a AAR 70 ton flatcar, although they also had a DRGW caboose and one other kit that escapes me at the moment.

 I remember the proprietor of ProtoWest coming on this list with a close out offer for the flatcars, years ago now. Close to a decade ago, IIRC. I don’t believe they are active at this time.

Regards,
Bob Heninger 
Minot, ND


Re: Bill Welch

Lester Breuer
 

A sad evening when I heard the news of Bill’s passing.  One of reflection.  A southern gentleman with a passion for trains who inspired us and shared with us the way to “Extreme Modeling.”  He will  remain forever in our memories.  Rest In Peace Bill,  you will be missed.
Lester Breuer


Re: Bill Welch

Eric Hansmann
 

Bill did coin the Resinators term. He hosted a couple of gatherings at recent RPM Chicagoland meets that were focused on sharing tips and techniques. Jeff Sankus helped Bill pull those together. Jeff passed away this past January after his battle with cancer. 

 

It’s been a crappy year for prototype modelers.

 

 

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Clark Propst
Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 10:48 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Bill Welch

 

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

 


Building Shawmut boxcars

Eric Hansmann
 

Perry Squier shares his work on several new boxcars for his 1923 Pittsburg, Shawmut & Northern layout in the latest DesignBuildOp blog post.

http://designbuildop.hansmanns.org/2020/11/18/shawmut-boxcars/

 

 

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN


Re: ProtoWest Scale Models

Robert Heninger
 

ProtoWest was not the same company as A-Line/ProtoPowerWest. 

ProtoWest was most notable on this list for an excellent resin kit for a AAR 70 ton flatcar, although they also had a DRGW caboose and one other kit that escapes me at the moment.

 I remember the proprietor of ProtoWest coming on this list with a close out offer for the flatcars, years ago now. Close to a decade ago, IIRC. I don’t believe they are active at this time.

Regards,
Bob Heninger 
Minot, ND


Re: Bill Welch

al_brown03
 

R.I.P. Bill. I look forward to your masterwork.

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.


Re: ProtoWest Scale Models

Bryian Sones
 

On Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 10:32:03 PM PST, Kenneth Montero <va661midlo@...> wrote:


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


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


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