On 2014-03-12 4:33 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Oh, yes, I forgot that!
I used some of his ideas for compensating a Japanese 2-8-0 decades ago.
Improved its traction and electrical contact something wonderful. It was
sold as HO, but was really a 1:64 narrow gauge loco. Looked OK until you
put an HO loco next to it, and noticed the over-size cab. Still have it,
a nostalgia piece.
On Thu, 13 Mar 2014 11:12:03 -0500, Christopher A. Lee
I checked with people who were likely to know him but here's a message
from a thread on the old RMWEB which specifically mentions his career
in the RAF and also his wife's name - Hilary - which varies from the
details given in the obituary.
The father of one of the respondents to my query was the officer who
commanded Mike Sharman at one time in the RAF.
My own slightly hazy recollection from reading magazines for the last
fifty years or so was that he had had a Forces background but I
couldn't remember the details.
I'm glad he's still with us.
Like many of us, I only know him through his stand at shows, where he
took his obstacle course to show how well his flexichas system worked,
his Bogsworth Junction mixed gauge layout, Mike's Models, his 7' broad
gauge early Great Western locomotive kits, later his wheels and most
recently his definitive book on Cramptons.
I haven't been back to the UK for a loooong time now, but when I knew
him he was typical of many in the hobby - helpful, knowledgeable and
above all friendly.
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