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.
February 5, 2015
Eric, the other day you mentioned your frustrations with the ladders included with the C&O kit you are building for a friend. I think ladders are often the weakest part of a kit and I try to keep multiples of ladders from various sources around just in case. Even then it can be hard and over the last several years I have found myself scratch building ladders for projects I find myself heavily invested in. Attached is an example that I am very pleased with. I forgot to include a photo showing how I got there but I will try to take a photo tomorrow and send it to you. The model is a Sunshine Models Illinois Central Single-Sheathed car.
(Bill shared more ladder modeling ideas in a June 2015 blog post. His note above was received a month before the first RCW blog post.)
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