A bit of a sad start to the new year, with the hobby losing two elder statesmen, who played their part in the development of the UK’s hobby.
Firstly John Brewer, who was editor of Railway Modeller, and who kindly gave his time and advice to those who submitted or wanted to submit material for Railway Modeller Publication
Secondly ‘Bob Symes’ as he was known through his BBC modelling series. It seems strange now to look back and see those shows and realise they were on the only mainstream media of the time, the outreach must have been huge!
Rest in Peace gentlemen, and thank you.
*Hero: someone who is regarded by others for their achievements and noble qualities