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Sunday, November 24, 2013
Spotlight on Ralph Tayler
Ralph works on the track in the staging yard
Picture a 7 year old boy walking in the erecting shop at Turcot yard in Montreal. I was with my grandfather who was a boiler maker by trade and he had taken me to his place of work to show me what he did. Standing next to the drive wheels of a locomotive was awe inspiring to me. Perhaps this was the begiinning of my modeling . For many years I lost track of modeling until in the early 70"s I was involved in a work related injury and was off work for several months recouperating. My next door neighbour asked if I would like to help him with his layout and this relit the spark. Over the Years I became involved with several RR modelers such as Don Pearce and John Schell also Jack McJannett all these individuals have influenced me a great deal. My preferred scale is HO but I did build an N scale layout in a suitcase for a co-worker who was retiring . This layout ended up as a glass covered coffee table . I prefer to model in the transition era with late steam and 1st generation diesels, I enjoy scratch building and I would say that bridges such as the Fife River bridge at Don's was probably my biggest endeavour.