Robin the latest

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by jimmybeersa, Oct 11, 2005.

  1. jimmybeersa

    jimmybeersa Member

    Hi Guys and Dolls..... I am now in Georgetown after 3 weeks in England, so my first port of call was to see Robin who is now at home.
    It saddens me to say that he looks very poorly and not the man that I visited 3 years ago.
    He has asked me to dismantle his layout, which I will start doing after the Thanksgiving weekend.
    I will now keep you posted as to his health and progress, and what transpires as to what is being sold or donated My e-mail address whilst I am here ( 5 months ) Please feel free to e-mail me
  2. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Hi Jimmy,

    Thanks for the update. I am sure that Robin was happy to see you and that your visit has done much for his condition.

    Please keep us posted...

  3. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Hi Jimmy, glad you can be of help to Robin. Please give him my best!
  4. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    I just got off the phone with Letty, Robin's wonderful wife.
    She says Robin tires easily and is not up to visitors. I had planned on seeing Robin on Oct. 23rd, but it is not to be.

    Robin's daughter Cindy dropped off a package with my wife Cecilia. It contained about 3 dozen of Robin's amazing cerealboard buildings. I will attempt to find homes for these on the CVR. Those that are not of the correct era will be donated, on Robin's behalf, to the Muskoka Model Railroad Club's N Scale division. Hopefully we can incorporate some of the structures onto our modular N Scale layout so that they can be enjoyed for quite some time. I will post pictures on my website later tonight.

    Thank you Robin for sharing your artwork with others.
  5. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer

    You are indeed fortunate. Those will be a living monument to a great man and modeler. His name should join the other greats, including John Armstrong himself. I just wish the circumstances were different. :(
  6. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Thanks for the updates guys -- We really miss him in here :(
    ~~ Thanks!
  7. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    I agree Clark, he is a true artist and great model railroader. :thumb:
  8. ausien

    ausien Active Member

    Thanks Jimmy, for the update and pas along my best wishes he is surly missed here... have a good one steve...
  9. screen

    screen Member

    I will preface this by saying that I did not know Robin but feel I do after reading his many posts that are in the archieve - What a creative man!
    Will - You are what I believe all here have hoped for in that much of Robin's work will continue to stay together - I can see now that we all will see a lot of Robin as you complete your layout - what a gift to you but above all what a gift to model railroading -
    I went to your site and saw that gift he has imparted on you for all of us to enjoy -
    A train just went by outside - WOW - a shiver just went through me - WOW!!!
    Please let him know that we all are thinking of him and praying for him - even some of us who have just gotten to know about him -
  10. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Will - nice that you could find a home on your layout for some of Robin's great work. And the club will give the rest a wide audience so we can all better appreciate Robin's fine talent.

  11. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Thank you for the update guys.

    Just in case some people here have missed this, the Gauge has added a section to the Academy for Robin's work. There are just a whole lot threads that show how he used his amazing talant to build his beloved structures. If you find any that we missed and should be there, please contact Mikey (N Gauger) or any of the mods so it can be moved as well.
  12. jimmybeersa

    jimmybeersa Member

    Don.... What a fitting memorial to a great Modeler Many thanks to those envolved in putting together all of Robins many articles, together they make a very inpressive show, and will inspire many scratch builders into the future. I am sure someone inspired by his work,style, and method of presentation will take up the challenge and attemp to step into his shoes ,no mean task
  13. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    Andrew, that is the idea.

    Share the artwork and keep the memory alive.
    Seldom there comes a true ARTIST, Robin was one. What he could do with some cereal boxes and a hobby knife was truly amazing.

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