George Toman sent this along as a fine tribute to a man who inspire so many of us to push our modeling further.
My good friend Bill Welch received bad news in September 2020 when he was diagnosed with pancreatic and liver cancer. During this period, I kept in close contact with him and we discussed many things about modeling, world events, and his beloved Dodgers. Bill was always challenging me to raise the bar and try new methods, tools, and materials.
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Jerry Hamsmith sent the final installment on building the Resin Car Works New York Central gondola kit. He and his Gondola Group cover floor details, painting, and decaling in this post.
The next step in the build was to prepare the floor to insert into the car. Two options exist for a 751000 series car: a temporary wood floor, or a steel floor. As the modifications to these cars were being made during WWII, the resultant steel shortages caused the railroad to replace many of the drop-bottom floors with wood versions.
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Frank is headed out with his family for a few weeks. Resin Car Works shipments will resume in early March. He has received several recent orders but castings won’t arrive until he returns from vacation.
Except for newly released kits, RCW does not keep kits in stock. Casting production is linked to kit demand.
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Jerry Hamsmith brings us another installment on building the Resin Car Works New York Central gondola kit.
With the underframe details complete, it’s time to add detail to the car body.
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