Sad news from England

kevsmith Jan 17, 2021

  1. kevsmith

    kevsmith TrainBoard Member

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    Hi all.

    Sorry to have to tell you that Graham Jones, the first pre-eminent exponent of Z gauge in the United Kingdom lost his battle with Covid 19 yesterday.

    He had embraced the 'new scale' when it first appeared and went on to show many different layouts over the years. he founded Z-club GB and was a stalwart of our annual Zedex conventions.

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    After retiring from Network Rail he had run a business called Northampton Model Railway Supplies doing white metal casting and other components in various scales

    He will be missed for his constant enthusiasm and is willingness to help any new starter in Z

    our thoughts go out to Eve and the rest of his family

    Kev
     
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  2. Kez

    Kez TrainBoard Member

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    Terrible, awful news, Kev. What an incredibly sad loss for the Z community.
     
  3. rray

    rray Staff Member

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    That's very bad news indeed. He sent me some shells he had cast, to fit over the Marklin 0-6-0 mechanism about 15 years ago. Graham will be missed and the Z community has suffered a great loss.
     
  4. minzemaennchen

    minzemaennchen TrainBoard Member

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    Sad news, condolences
     
  5. ztrack

    ztrack TrainBoard Supporter Advertiser

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    This is truly a sad day. I have known Graham for many years. I always loved his spirit an enthusiasm. I am going to miss him.
     
  6. tjdreams

    tjdreams TrainBoard Member

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    Truly sad news. Condolences
     
  7. zfuture

    zfuture TrainBoard Member

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    Very sad to hear. We first met around 15 years ago. Graham was never afraid to try the impossible in Z scale and he put UK Z on the map.
    I will miss talking to him at Z events. My condolences
     
  8. John Bartolotto

    John Bartolotto TrainBoard Supporter

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    I met Graham several times at train meets in Europe when I lived there. A great person, a first class artist and a Z Master.
     
  9. zdrada69

    zdrada69 TrainBoard Member

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  10. mdvholland

    mdvholland TrainBoard Member

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    I was very sad to hear this. Graham Jones was a kind gentleman and a creative and energetic modeller. I enjoyed his layouts and his sense of humour ("Standen Watchett"?). We had some contact over the years, as recently as late October of this year, when he helped me out with a question. Altenbeken will not be the same without him, the z scale community will miss him.

    My condolences to his family and friends.

    Matt
     
  11. Commodore

    Commodore TrainBoard Member

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    Sad, We’re terribly sorry for the family ...and the extended family.
     
  12. bostonjim

    bostonjim TrainBoard Member

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    Sad news to hear a pioneer in Zee has passed away. Condolences to his family and friends. Jim
     
  13. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    So sorry to hear this, prayers to the family, friends, and the Z community:(
     
  14. CNE1899

    CNE1899 TrainBoard Member

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    I am sorry for all who knew him, and my condolences to his family.
    Scott
     
  15. shortpainter

    shortpainter TrainBoard Member

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    Sorry to hear this.
     
  16. jhn_plsn

    jhn_plsn TrainBoard Supporter

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    So sad.
     
  17. BNSF FAN

    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

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    Sad to hear that news. :(
     
  18. gmorider

    gmorider TrainBoard Member

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    Such a talent and friend. My sympathy to family and friends.
     
  19. SJ Z-man

    SJ Z-man TrainBoard Member

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    Once again, great to see that magnificent winter themed layout although not on these terms !
    I read many posts and found many references in my early (2004) years of Z. They stay in your mind, forever.

    Graham, thanks for that, and all have and still continue too.

    R.I.P :sleep:
     
  20. JoeS

    JoeS TrainBoard Member

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    Sad indeed. My condolences to all who were close
     

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