Ed Rethwisch shared his methods of bending wire to make grab irons. Here he is with some great tips.
I have found over the years that many modeling projects require odd shaped or odd length grab irons. The lead photo shows a portion of an HO scale RTR Intermountain CB&Q covered hopper model that I want to upgrade.
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Here’s a June 2015 email from Bill Welch. We were discussing blog posts and he sent this along. It wasn’t published because he wanted to finish the tank car.
I will start out with a digression. Apparently, I am becoming a Tool Guy as I seem obsessed with airbrushes. I now own six of them including the Binks Wren I purchased over 50 years ago and the Harbor Freight airbrush I purchased recently with a 20% coupon for $16.49.
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Our friend and mentor, Bill Welch, passed away in November 2020. He often shared his modeling work on the RCW blog. I was searching through my email recently and realized I had many of Bill’s messages discussing incomplete projects and ideas. Let’s kick off 2022 with an email and photo from Bill.
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Resin Car Works has a new HO scale kit; a New York Central 50-foot steel gondola. This kit features a one-piece carbody to ease assembly and includes several detail parts. The model reflects the cars rebuilt with Lot 591-G cars rebuilt with wood floors.
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