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Sad News About Thor Sheil
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 Posted: Thu Nov 22nd, 2018 12:33 am
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Any of you who have googled track plan sites will certainly be sad to hear that Thor Sheil who ran the Thor Trains site passed away today.

He was also into collecting toy army men which is how I got to know him. 

I was doing some research on early war gaming miniatures, only to find out he was also the Thor Trains guy.

I only knew him from chatting online, but I am very touched by his loss. 

He was a very nice man and a pleasure to chat with. 

Did I ever mention that I like trains?
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 Posted: Thu Nov 22nd, 2018 03:05 am
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I had not seen Thors Site before.

So thanks for the introduction !  :cool:

Having just a quick look ... There is TOO MUCH nice stuff here, to even begin to describe it.

I thought that borrowing a couple of pix from the Sites main-index Page was a fitting tribute.  :bow:

Much as I like quirky narrow gauge scratch-building ... The nostalgia of 'The Train Set' is a thought never far from my mind.  :P

As a BIG ! fan of the vintage 'Tri-ang' Transcontinental range of North American trains, these old-school 'Lionel' images are my cuppa coffee !  :java:

The 'typical' barn, wind-pump & distant mountains, as well as the train, are a kinda 'timeless' illustration of that certain 'something.  :old dude:

I'm sure I could get lost in Thors Site for DAYS !

Not everyones cuppa char of course.  :f:

But just looking very briefly at some of the quite simple O27 trackplans, has given me fresh ideas for my own 1:35n2 scribblings !  :)

They have a simplicity, which in the complex 'microchip-age' is very beautiful, to me at least.

I may just have to 'borrow' a few to Post, I'm sure he wouldn't mind.

A dedicated 'Train Fan' for sure !  :thumb:

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