I was just informed via email, that my long time friend, Doug Rochefort, passed away this weekend.
Doug was the owner of Dougs Trains. A delightful hobby shop dedicated to model trains solely.
Doug was also instrumental in my evolution into a custom model builder. He channeled a pile of projects to me in the early days of my career and I will be forever grateful for his support. Mind you, I can't look at another Intermountain grain hopper again. Must have built over 100 of those when they first came out.
I'm going to miss Doug.