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Paul Scoles has passed on
« on: May 10, 2014, 12:19:27 AM »
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While not an "n scale" topic, I could not find an appropriate place to post this significant, and significantly sad, news.  It has been reported that Paul Scoles passed away this morning from complications following surgery.

Paul was a genius.  I followed his published work for 40 years.  His work never failed to inspire me. 

I was fortunate to get an invitation to visit his home a few years ago and see the Sn3 Pelican Bay Rwy & Navigation Co. in person.  It was visually stunning but it was also amazingly "consistent"...though a freelanced layout, everything was there for a purpose.  I was struck by how well thought through it was.

We had a conversation on the philosophical and artistic sides of the hobby.  I think he thought very deeply and cared very passionately about Model Railroading as an art form. 

Paul, and his contributions, will be missed.

My sincerest condolences to his family and all who called him a friend...a very significant loss for the hobby.
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Re: Paul Scoles has passed on
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2014, 12:29:46 AM »
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Oh, no!  I was definitely a fan of his work.  My condolences to his family.
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Re: Paul Scoles has passed on
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2014, 12:31:45 AM »
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Sad , and sad we don't have a memorial journal to have him listed there with his MRR history for all to learn about him . Could be a Spookshow special section .

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Re: Paul Scoles has passed on
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2014, 12:37:58 AM »
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One of the only "train" dvds I own is his on scenery.

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Re: Paul Scoles has passed on
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2014, 03:09:15 AM »
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This is sad. His articles in Sn3 monthly convinced me to try out some rail master kits. While I didn't stay in S scale, I still have the hobby and one of the models.

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Re: Paul Scoles has passed on
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2014, 09:36:29 AM »
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Very sad; he was always sharing his outstandimg work and his methods to help make the hobby better. Thinking of hid family and friends.
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Re: Paul Scoles has passed on
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2014, 09:38:39 AM »
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Very sad.  I never met him, but we exchanged emails on a couple of occasions.  He was always extremely generous with both information and pictures.  One of my bucket list items was to finally get to meet him one day  :oops:
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Re: Paul Scoles has passed on
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2014, 09:46:05 AM »
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Sad news.  A wonderful modeler who generously shared his experience and skills with the community.  His work has been inspirational for me.

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Re: Paul Scoles has passed on
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2014, 10:20:18 AM »
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Re: Paul Scoles has passed on
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2014, 08:27:25 AM »
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Thanks for the note Mark, and the link Chris.  More on Paul at MRH:

http://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/node/17884

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Re: Paul Scoles has passed on
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2014, 08:53:02 AM »
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man  :oops: . . . never saw Paul's layout, but talked to him once or twice and PNW model railroad shows when I was out there.  He certainly nailed his scenery.  With him, Smallshaw, kimball, and others going or gone, we're witnessing the end of an epoch in model railroading.

. . . Right this way Mr. Scoles, there's a chair for you in the club car on the end of the train with a stunning view . . . .
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