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Re: Greg Martin

Dave Boss
 

       I'm so sorry to here of Greg's passing. I'd like extend my condolences to his family. I never met the man, but deeply enjoyed his articles, and knowledge of the hobby.

Dave Boss

On Fri, May 1, 2020 at 6:22 PM Tom Madden via groups.io <pullmanboss=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Very sad indeed. But if you were aware of Greg's medical history you knew he'd have a very hard time if he contracted the virus. When this all started a medical commentator said that when COVID-19 has run its course, everyone will know someone who dies from it. Not know OF someone - actually KNOW someone. It's disheartening that Greg's death checks that box for so many of us. I will remember his friendship, encouragement and willingness to share and teach. He was possessed of a great physical presence, and I'll always picture him running the Prototype Rails door prize raffle, commanding the room and demanding our attention with his big, booming voice. A true loss which diminishes us all.

Tom Madden


Greg Martin

John Barry
 

I am deeply saddened by Greg's passing.  I've been following his progress and set backs over the last several weeks and praying for his recovery.  Although I don't have a long history with Greg, I was inspired by his Shake-n-Take clinic at Cocoa Beach in 2015.  So much so, that this middling modeler developed and presented this year's SnT clinic with a lot of support and encouragement from Greg.  I had some grandiose ideas for the clinic that Greg gently counselled  me into scaling back to the clinic you saw in January.  He was a guiding light for getting the Bx-34 done and I am honored that I had the chance to work alongside him this last year.  I was looking forward to more collaboration in the future, but that has been cut short by an invisible pathogen.  But my loss is nothing to compare to that of his family, who brought Greg a lot of joy.  I extend them my deepest sympathies.

John

John Barry
 
ATSF North Bay Lines 
Golden Gates & Fast Freights 
Lovettsville, VA

707-490-9696 

PO Box 44736 
Washington, DC 20026-4736


Re: Photo: SPLA&SL Boxcar 12007

Jim Gates
 


Although all you can see is an arm, it is really nine men and a boxcar.

Jim Gates

On Friday, May 1, 2020, 12:35:14 PM CDT, Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:


Photo: SPLA&SL Boxcar 12007

https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s62v377x

Partial photo of this boxcar.

Description: "Eight men and a boxcar. Men freighting wool from Orderville to the rail head in Marysvale, Utah"

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Greg Martin

Lloyd Keyser
 

Stunned to hear about Greg. My condolences  to the family. Always looked forward to seeing and talking to him at Napervile. Enjoyed his clinics and built two of his cars featured in Model Railroader. Always a gentleman and willing to share his ideas. Another great loss.


Intermountain news in HO and O scale

Ted Schnepf
 

Hello Everyone,

Intermountian's newest HO arrivals, are PFE wood side reefers, from several different clases and paint schemes. The first class is, R-30-18 in four different paint schemes and in 6 nrew numbers for eack group.

There is one paint scheme offered in the R-40-19 class and two paint schemes offered in the R-30-21 class.

These cars join the earlier release of the Deco end boxcars (C&O-B&O), the CN/ONT with NSC ends, the C&EI slogan cars, and DLW, NYC, A&EC, and Copper Range cars.

All are in stock and ready to ship.

In O scale, I now have all the remaining Intermountain stock of cars and parts. Its about 180 large boxes, on 5 pallets, stacked 7' high. There are ready to run cars mostly from the early 1990's (yes, almost 30 years ago), there are some kits from the same era, and then boxes of parts.

If you are interested in the O scale, contact me off list and I can send a list of the remaining cars. As I open boxes I seem to keep finding surprises.

I also have a deal on Pepper Packing reefers in O scale. $10/ car RTR, three car min order. If you ever wanted to kitbash an O scale car here is a cheap date.

As always, requests off list.

Rails Unlimited
Ted Schnepf
126 Will Scarlet,
Elgin, Ill. 60120
847=697-5353


Re: Greg Martin

Steve and Barb Hile
 

Let me add my condolences to Greg’s family and all his friends.  It will be strange, indeed, without seeing him at Cocoa Beach every January.  I was privileged to work with him on a couple of Shake n Take projects in recent years.

 

This past January, on the opening night of Prototype Rails, Richard Townsend and I sat down in the lobby to discuss a joint interest subject.  Then Greg joined us and before you knew it, everyone else had gone to bed.  He was like that!

 

He will be greatly missed.  It is truly a sad day.

 

Steve Hile

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Roger Perkins
Sent: Friday, May 1, 2020 5:05 PM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Greg Martin

 

Yes, very sad.


Re: Greg Martin

Spen Kellogg
 

I'm sorry to hear of Greg's passing. He gave a lot back to the modeling community, especially through the Cocoa Beach clinics.

Rest in peace, Greg

Spen Kellogg


Re: Greg Martin

A&Y Dave in MD
 

Greg Martin and I got off to a rocky start 25 years ago.  He and I had a misunderstanding about an email list, of all things.  He even wrote a letter to my employer and asked to have me fired. Fortunately, I didn't get fired. And later, the misunderstanding was cleared up. It turns out I was young, opinionated, and ignorant (but good enough at my job) and Greg was very passionate as well as a skilled modeler and contributor to the hobby.  We never became close friends, but we did come to respect one another.  For my part, I learned I was young and stupid.  And for his part, he learned that I was young and stupid, but I could overcome it.

Just like the saying, as I grew older, my Dad grew smarter;  I also found out as I grew older that Greg grew in stature.  It turns out he was not just passionate and fiery, he was a well informed hobbyist and a great modeler who contributed more than I ever will.   I'm glad that in the last 20 years, even though we did not always agree, we came to be comfortable with each other and exchange tips and modeling information.  He truly was an important and respected model railroader, and I'm glad I didn't just shut him out and turn away. I always believe that there is more to the story than my side and if I take some time and make some effort, there is usually more to agree about with someone than any disagreement we may have. And that was true with Greg.  I'm a better modeler and a better person because of Greg Martin.  We're all a little poorer for his passing.

I wish the best for his family.  May he rest in peace.

Dave Bott

Saturday, April 4, 2020, 3:43:29 PM, you wrote:


With the permission of his family, a report:
 
Some of you may be aware, but the current COVID-19 infection has Greg in the hospital for, now, a bit over two weeks.  He was feeling ill at home, and collapsed, whereupon his wife called the ambulance to take him to the hospital.
Greg’s has several compromising conditions, so the virus is really giving him a tough time.  He’s been comatose most of the time he’s been hospitalized and his brother told me that the reports from the doctors are up and down from day to day.
 
Greg’s contributions to the steam era freight car modeling fraternity need no clarifications from me.  But I hope that we will all l hope and pray for his recovery.
 
Greg has a Facebook page, which is being updated regularly with his condition.
 
Schuyler



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David Bott

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David Bott, modeling the A&Y in '34


Re: nice scene showing a bulk oil dealership

Schuyler Larrabee
 

LOVE the trucks!

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
Sent: Friday, May 01, 2020 4:02 PM
To: STMFC <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: [RealSTMFC] nice scene showing a bulk oil dealership

 

Hi List Members,

 

There is a nice scene showing a bulk oil dealership in 1924. Very model-genic.

 

 

 

Oh yes, there is also a steam era freight car for us to enjoy as well – tank car PARX 848

 

Claus Schlund

 


Re: Greg Martin

Rich C
 

So sorry to hear that. I never met Greg personally, but had communicated with him many  times within our mutual groups. He was one of the first to get me interested in the Shake-N-Take group. He was always there to answer any questions I had. He supplied me with the necessary castings to augment my projects. As a matter of fact I am working on one of the 2009 projects as we speak, the UP S-40-10 stock car which he graciously provided me with the end castings. Now I have something to honor him with. The project actually started as a joint effort between Jim Hayes and myself, but now it has a stronger meaning.

It kind of hit me today, hearing this bad news. 

Greg you will be sorely missed in all of our hearts and modeling circles.
May God bless you on your journey to Train Heaven.

Rich Christie

On Friday, May 1, 2020, 05:24:10 PM CDT, Bud Rindfleisch <blackdiamondrr@...> wrote:


Very sad. Condolences to his family. I really liked Greg's technique of using Post It notes to create seam shadows on boxcars.
    Bud Rindfleisch


Re: I’m trying to make out the owning road

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Thanks Eric!
 
Claus Schlund
 
 

From: Eric Hansmann
Sent: Friday, May 01, 2020 4:18 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] I’m trying to make out the owning road
 

MP is stenciled on the end of the car and I can see a bit of Missouri Pacific on the car side.

 

 

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
Sent: Friday, May 1, 2020 3:14 PM
To: STMFC <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: [RealSTMFC] I’m trying to make out the owning road

 

Hi List Members,

 

In the image below, I can see two boxcars. I’m trying to make out the owning road for the one closest to the camers, but I’m not successful so far. Perhaps others on the list will look at this and will know right away...

 

I see 5-5-5 ends, possibly Murphy style, or perhaps inverse Murphy (is that a term?). It also looks to have two doors on the side I that can see, making it an automobile boxcar. Does that ring a bell for anyone?

 

Use the “Download” button to get a higher-resolution image, this will help.

 

 

Claus Schlund

 


Re: I’m trying to make out the owning road

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi Ben,
 
I thought the first letter of the reporting mark might be the letter M, but was not 100 percent sure.
 
Thanks Ben!
 
Claus
 
 

From: Benjamin Hom
Sent: Friday, May 01, 2020 4:19 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] I’m trying to make out the owning road
 
Claus Schlund asked:
"In the image below, I can see two boxcars. I’m trying to make out the owning road for the one closest to the camers, but I’m not successful so far. Perhaps others on the list will look at this and will know right away...

I see 5-5-5 ends, possibly Murphy style, or perhaps inverse Murphy (is that a term?). It also looks to have two doors on the side I that can see, making it an automobile boxcar. Does that ring a bell for anyone?

https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6qj9sgr

Missouri Pacific 40 ft SS automobile boxcar, modeled in HO scale by Westerfield kit #1901.
 
 
Ben Hom


Re: Greg Martin

Bud Rindfleisch
 

Very sad. Condolences to his family. I really liked Greg's technique of using Post It notes to create seam shadows on boxcars.
    Bud Rindfleisch


Re: Greg Martin

Tom Madden
 

Very sad indeed. But if you were aware of Greg's medical history you knew he'd have a very hard time if he contracted the virus. When this all started a medical commentator said that when COVID-19 has run its course, everyone will know someone who dies from it. Not know OF someone - actually KNOW someone. It's disheartening that Greg's death checks that box for so many of us. I will remember his friendship, encouragement and willingness to share and teach. He was possessed of a great physical presence, and I'll always picture him running the Prototype Rails door prize raffle, commanding the room and demanding our attention with his big, booming voice. A true loss which diminishes us all.

Tom Madden


Re: OT: What Groups are people following on Groups.io

Don DeLay
 

I belong to half of your groups plus BN, Cajon Pass, Classic UP, DeadRail, D&RGW, Espee, NPTellTale, NP modelers, Ry-Ops-Industrial, SP&S, WP and a few others.

Don DeLay


Re: Greg Martin

Roger Perkins
 

Yes, very sad.


Re: nice scene showing a bulk oil dealership

Allen Cain
 

Darn spell check!

EZLINE

Allen Cain


Re: Panpastel Blogs

Almufti Hishman
 

Hi Rob,

Highlighting drill locations! Now that is a trick these old eyes can use! Thanks.

Regards,
Jeff Oliver


Re: Greg Martin

Mont Switzer
 

I counted Greg among my friends.  Even though we was 2000 miles away we did a little business together and enjoyed the hobby that brought us together.  Sad, sad day, Mont Switzer


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] on behalf of Tony Thompson [tony@...]
Sent: Friday, May 01, 2020 5:39 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Greg Martin

    I'm really sorry to hear this. Greg worked so hard on Prototype Rails in Cocoa Beach, really made Shake 'n' Take happen, and inspired many to explore what could be done with the standard kits we all start with. And he was a great guy personally. My deepest condolences to Sandy and the family. A huge loss to us all.

Tony Thompson
tony@...


Re: Greg Martin

Tony Thompson
 

    I'm really sorry to hear this. Greg worked so hard on Prototype Rails in Cocoa Beach, really made Shake 'n' Take happen, and inspired many to explore what could be done with the standard kits we all start with. And he was a great guy personally. My deepest condolences to Sandy and the family. A huge loss to us all.

Tony Thompson
tony@...

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