Ottawa Special Estate Silent Auction August 16th

On Saturday August 16th from 1 pm to 4 pm at 3059 Old Montreal Road Cumberland (near the Cumberland Heritage Museum) there will be an open-house
for viewing and bidding of an estate. This layout is the fourth professional major layout that the couple have worked on for which they have received many awards both in Canada and the US. There are two lots that are open for bidding. Please note they are to be sold complete, please do not make offers for parts or pieces, nor will offers be entertained to purchase only the structures or components of the layout. It is an awesome layout and will start off a train enthusiast with superbly built bench work, modularly constructed, with sections of the layout that are completely finished, detailed weathered with all buildings containing lights. This will be a silent auction. Interested persons are invited to write their offers, with their name and phone number and then submit them to the seller. The first lot is for the complete layout and all of the locomotives, rolling stock, power supplies etc. The second lot will be for the contests of the workshop, all the boxed locomotives, kits, building kits, tools, paints, supplies and reference materials. The seller retains the right to accept any or none of the offers. The winner, if chose, will be contacted and it will be up to that person to engage the assistance and means of transport to remove the layout to their own location before the end of August 2003. For further details visit the web site. There are two ways of getting there. First go to www.hobcen.com Click on Trains. At the bottom of the page click on Here in reference to the Silent Auction.
If that doesn't work here is the direct URL.
http://www.hobcen.com/hobcen2003/trains/estate/index.htm
For further details feel free to contact the Hobby Centre at (613)739-9020 or e-mail at snipped-for-privacy@ottawa.com. Alternately Karl Erickson at (613)225-3328 or e-mail at snipped-for-privacy@jksrv.com.
You won't believe what a great layout and opportunity it is.
Karl
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Karl doesn't say it, but unless I'm completely mistaken this is the new layout of the recently-late Albert Cormier and his wife Simone. Their earlier "Cross-Canada" modular display was frequently seen at shows in this part of the world, and was featured in Model Railroader a year or so back. I was not among those who had the privilege of knowing Albert well (other than eating dinner with them once at OVAR), but I know he's missed in the Ottawa modeling community.
-- Steve (who's getting a bit depressed reading too many MR articles that end in "...until he passed away last year").
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Steve Watson wrote:

Wow. I was just thinking of sending Albert a note to see how he was doing. Really sorry to hear of his passing. Albert and Simone brought their fantastic layout to two of our Maritime Federation of Model Railroaders Conventions, one in Halifax, N.S. and one near Moncton, N.B. I persuaded them to leave the layout set up after the end of the public show in Moncton so I could photograph it for a possible magazine article. I did get the photos but I didn't think they would be suitable to properly present their layout, as they were shot in an arena and my lights didn't work as they do in peoples' homes. Too much light loss. Portions of their layout were later featured in Model Railroader; they had been taken quite some time before mine by Lou Sassi.
Sorry to hear of this loss to the hobby.
Bob Boudreau Saint John, N. B. Canada
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