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Some of you may know this already but Roy Jackson died recently. He was a phenomenal EM gauge modeller,  best known for layouts such as High Dyke, Dunwich and, more recently, Retford. There’s more about him on RMweb.

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I had the pleasure of visiting his Retford on a trip to England many moons ago - he was only too pleased to welcome my colleagues and myself to the amazing building where the layout was located, no hesitation letting four dodgy-looking Irish musicians in!!  He was very funny and very welcoming and the layout was awesome - he showed me the spot on the layout where he did some serious trainspotting years before.  RIP.

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A Model Railways article on Roy Jackson's  High Dyke layout inspired me of the level of realism and standard of running that could be achieved using EM standards,  I later saw Dunwich and Blakeney on the UK exhibition circuit which probably lead to a not so brief flirtation in with building/assembling several large BR steam locos from kits in OO & EM. 

Retford, High Dyke and Stoke Summit really captured the atmosphere of the East Coast Main Line and the East Midlands

 

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