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Greetings -- Here is an article and photos on the great modeler Ed Sims that I've been wanting to share for a long time. I know little of his history, unfortunately I believe he passed away in 1985. Some of his models have come up for sale from time to time. Open the pdf file for the article...Enjoy.


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Ed was a friend of mine, I used to sit and watch him build models when I lived in CA, his wife Helen once built a schooner and even Ed was amazed at how good it was, she displayed it in their shop in Laguna Beach and customers thought it was one of Ed's, that caused a little tension. He loved the whaling ship Wanderer and the clipper City Shark, I think they were his two favorites to build!

I have a bunch of slides of one of his model as he finished it.

I have a photo of my son Brian, at about three weeks old with Ed outside the store. Brian is now 54 years old.

Bill Lewis


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