RPM Collinsville


O Fenton Wells
 

Amen to that 
Fenton 


On Jul 31, 2022, at 4:34 PM, Clark Propst via groups.io <cepropst@...> wrote:


Should mention the precision which the meet was run. Hat’s off to a great crew!!
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa


Clark Propst
 

Should mention the precision which the meet was run. Hat’s off to a great crew!!
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa


O Fenton Wells
 

It was great finally meeting Charlie in person after admiring all his modeling this year.  Great meet and bought too much, what's new
Fenton

On Sun, Jul 31, 2022 at 8:29 AM Charlie Duckworth via groups.io <Worth51=duck.com@groups.io> wrote:
I to managed to pick a couple kits from the F&C booth and was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the one piece bodies, bought Chad Boaz’s M-58 parts set for a 50’ B&O kit bash and Fenton showed me his wonderful built of the car.  I’d swore off buying any 50’ cars but it looks like a fun built and K4 makes the decal set. I had to visit Pierre a couple times to stock up on his detail parts.   I hadn’t  been to RPM in four years so it was good to catch up with old friends (Clark) and meet face to face with those I’d only contacted through the .io group (Bill Pardee and Fenton Wells).  The room was larger and the display tables were more spread out and I believe more tables were available. One attendee thought there was 900+ models on display.   Bill Stauss, who I worked with on the Mopac in 1977-78, found me at the MPHS table. I hadn’t see him since he’d quit and went to work for a shortline and Amtrak.  Am sure he was thinking ‘Charlie’s certainly changed the last 45 years!’  Bill written several Morning Sun books on CNW and Milwaukee passenger trains.   Steve Hile was taking photos so I assume we’ll see some images in the next week or so of the models.   
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Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.



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Fenton Wells
250 Frye Rd
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-8106
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Bob Chapman
 

Clark writes:
Of course, we had to nudge Mike Scribbe about another ChicagoLand meet  ;  )) 


Yeah, there are lots of RPMs and Collinsville is one of the best, but no-Chicagoland continues as a huge hole in the geography and the schedule. Still high hopes that someone can pick up the ball on this one.

Regards,
Bob Chapman 


Clark Propst
 

I’ll echo Charlie’s remarks word for word.  Of course, we had to nudge Mike Scribbe about another ChicagoLand meet  ;  )) 
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa


Charlie Duckworth
 

I to managed to pick a couple kits from the F&C booth and was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the one piece bodies, bought Chad Boaz’s M-58 parts set for a 50’ B&O kit bash and Fenton showed me his wonderful built of the car.  I’d swore off buying any 50’ cars but it looks like a fun built and K4 makes the decal set. I had to visit Pierre a couple times to stock up on his detail parts.   I hadn’t  been to RPM in four years so it was good to catch up with old friends (Clark) and meet face to face with those I’d only contacted through the .io group (Bill Pardee and Fenton Wells).  The room was larger and the display tables were more spread out and I believe more tables were available. One attendee thought there was 900+ models on display.   Bill Stauss, who I worked with on the Mopac in 1977-78, found me at the MPHS table. I hadn’t see him since he’d quit and went to work for a shortline and Amtrak.  Am sure he was thinking ‘Charlie’s certainly changed the last 45 years!’  Bill written several Morning Sun books on CNW and Milwaukee passenger trains.   Steve Hile was taking photos so I assume we’ll see some images in the next week or so of the models.   
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Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.