Q: I have a Spirit of St. Louis model plane made of metal that was manufactured by the Metalcraft Corp. of St. Louis and that was bought sometime between 1928 and 1930. The plane's rudder and landing gear are missing, and its wooden tail wheel was worn out. Where can I find the missing parts?
A: Collectors of Spirit of St. Louis and Charles Lindbergh memorabilia belong to the C.A.L./NX-211 Collectors Society (which stands for Charles A. Lindbergh and the registration number of his plane). Annual membership and monthly newsletter are $12 from Sallie G. Fowler, 6 Todd Drive, North Haven, Conn. 06473. Back copies of the newsletter from January 1988 to the present are available for $1 each postpaid from Russell M. Erickson, 226 Tioga Ave., Bensenville, Ill. 60106.