Tuesday, November 24, 2015

End of an Era

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 had been suffering with a variety of ailments over the last little while, but to his credit he never really let any of that stand in his way. He remained a dedicated shop owner to the bitter end.
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.


Anonymous said...

I'll miss Doug too. He could be a little acerbic but was always willing to order stuff in for me. Quite the surprise. I knew that he'd been not feeling well for a while.

Steve Lucas.

Anonymous said...

I could never get over just how much (great) stuff was (neatly) packed into such a small space. More detail parts than just about any other place! Doug was always very helpful and his advice and suggestions made the whole model railway experience that much more enjoyable. I miss popping in there over lunch time.

Dave Stowe