Saturday, February 5, 2011

For what is your life?...


...It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

On January 6, 1973, John Allen, one of the great pioneers in the model railroading hobby, passed away of a heart attack. 2 weeks later, after his friends shut down the layout and turned off the power, a fire took the house and the layout he was so well known for.

I recently came across these pictures on another forum and thought to pass them on to you...

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I found them at once haunting and fascinating, seeing the tragedy of the fire and the uniqueness of the models, how they look so much like his weathering workmanship.

1 comment:

Cristake said...

Sad tale, sir... yet, as you said, there's something fascinating in it.