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Interview taped at NMRA demonstration table at a SF Bay Area train show: features Nn3 products from Republic Locomotive Works, Searails and Showcase Miniatures.


Architect and life-long model railroader, Tom grew up in SP Narrow Gauge country. NMRA member since the mid-1960’s, about the time he started modeling in N-Scale. Earned “Master Model Railroader #101” status from the National Model Railroad Association on the basis of N-scale and Nn3 modeling. Participated in the first NMRA National Convention NTRAK layout in 1974 with an  NTRAK Module including Nn3. Was a contest model judge in the Coast Division Pacific Coast Region of the NMRA for several years. Frequent contributor to model railway publications (see “Bibliography” tab) and one of the founding members of The Nn3 Alliance.

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