Originally Posted by tcafan
I was fortunate to see the collection first hand a few months back. The article does not do it justice. There are so many pre-war original factory model...it just blows my mind.
Mr. Lawler visits this site now and then, if he sees this thread I am sure he will post some photos or answer whatever question you might have.
Verkuyl also made an American Airlines L-500 and some others. I would love to get my hands on the Air Canada version.
You are lucky to have seen his collection out in the west, last time I saw his collection was years ago, back east. It is a truly great collection! I have made some replacement parts for some of his models, now and then through the years, let me tell you it is so different than plastic modeling, but I do have a funny story to tell, just about the time I started to not do modeling anymore(I had a new real job now), he sent me a original aluminum Douglas DC-7 to redo, well! after a while we both he and I forgot about it, we just couldn't remember, then about 6 years later when I moved, guess what I found, yup! now it is a Delta DC-7(not done by me).