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June 28,1904

S. S. Danielsen, Nick Siegel
General Manager

Pam Greenberg
Executive Editor

Randall B. Lee
Production Manager

LaDonna T. Vaughan
Contributing Editors

Scott Anderson, Vern French, Patrick Lawson, Jim Mansfield, George Melvin, Rich Picariello, Larry J. Puckett, Jim Six, Larry

E. Smith,

W. Terry Stuart

Irv Athearn


S. Haskins

July 4,1991

TypeTronics, Inc.

Kristin Doughty

October 2, 1928

Gordon Odegard

Model Railroading i s published 12 times a year by Rocky Mountain Publishing, Inc., 2929 Blake St., Denver, CO 80205, (303) 292-0124. Price per single copy is $2.95 in U. S. A. Subscriptions are $30.00 in the U.S.A. or $38.50 in Canada (or for e i g n ) - payable in U.S . f u n d s . Un soli c ited manuscripts or photographs should be accompa nied by return postage and Rocky Mountain Pub lishing, Inc. assumes no responsibility for the loss or damage of such material. No part of this publi

July 8,1991

odel railroaders the world over have lost two dear f riends who have inspired hundreds o f thousands in the hobby. Both shared their talents in their own ways, and all of us have been enriched by their e fforts. " Uncle Irv," as he was a ffectionately called by many, was not the f ounding father of model railroading, but he most certainly was the leading progenitor of HO mod eling. Ask any HO modeler to describe what got him or her hooked on model rail roading and chances are an Athearn product will be mentioned near or at the top o f the list. His line o f reasonably priced but high-quality products has been the main stay of modelers f so long that many of us have just taken them for granted. or Irv had no children of his own, but in a very real sense all HO modelers were his children. He is survived by his w i fe, who will continue the Athearn tradition. A management team already in place will continue to provide stability for the f irm . Gordy Odegard, a member o f the Model Railroader staff since 1949, died while attending the N MRA's Annual Convention in Denver. He was hospitalized during the early morning hours on Saturday the 6th after su ffering a cardiac arrest. He finally succumbed on Monday while still in intensive care at Denver General Hospital. Gordy shared his talents with us through the pages o f MR for so long, that even those who never had the privilege o f meeting him felt that they knew him. During his 40+ years with M R nearly 300 articles carried his byline and one of his projects became the subject of the Kalmbach book, Modeling the Clinchfield Railroad in N Scale, which was published in 1979. Gordy is survived by his wif Alice, his mother, two daughters and f e our grandchildren. Our deepest sympathies go the families o f these two great and dear men who have inspired so many for so long. We share your grief because we too have lost much with their passing.


cation may be reprinted without written permis sion from the publishers. Printed in U.S.A The information contained in the various articles in this magazine is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, no results guaranteed, nor is any freedom from any patent or copyright to be inferred. Since we have no control over the physi cal conditions surrounding the application of infor mation in t h i s m a g a z i n e , Rocky Mountain Publishing, Inc. and the various authors and edi tors disclaim any liability for unto ward results and/or for any phYSical injury incurred by using the information herein. Copyright Inc.

1991 by Rocky Mountain


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Randy Lee Executive Editor


M odel Railroading (ISSN 0199-1914) is pub lished 12 times a year at $ 3 0 . 0 0 p e r year in U.S.A., $38.50 in Canada, by Rocky Mountain Publishing, Inc. at 2929 Blake Street, Denver, Col orado 80205. 2nd Class postage paid at Denver, Colorado. Canadian Second Class Permit #9591 Postmaster send address changes to Rocky Mountain Publishing, Inc., 2929 Blake Street, Den ver, Colorado 80205.


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