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Modelling the Dunkirk Crossing, Archistories US Barn Series, Creating photo realistic backdrops, Exploring Rokuhan’s turntable, Rokuhan’s new bridge and Shortys, MTL’s WAR OF THE WORLDS Series, Märklin’s 2022 autumn new items and so much more!

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Trackside Perspective | December, 2022

Would You Sign My Book?

It is the National Train Show in Pittsburgh, 1990. The exact date is August 3rd. A twenty-something Rob apprehensively approaches the Märklin booth. In hand is his copy of ‘Greensberg’s Model Railroad with Märklin Z” book. Walking up to the booth, he approaches Riley O’Connor. Riley was literally the guy who wrote the book on Z scale. That book was my bible. In a time when there was not much in the way of Z scale information, this book was a guiding light. “Mr O’Connor, would you sign my book?”. With a big smile on his face, Riley graciously signed the book. I headed back to the Ztrack booth, walking on air, and hoping one day to be the level of Riley in the model train world.

Riley and I would become friends over the years. We would travel together to Märklin Club days where we were speakers. Those events were always filled with fun and laughter. While he moved on from Z and focused more on 1 gauge, his knowledge and enthusiasm for model railroading was inspiring. I always looked forward to the next time I would see Riley and we could spend some time together.

Riley reached out to me a few years ago. He was looking to update his book on Z and had launched a website to share the updated information (GuidetoZscale.com). Unfortunately, Riley wouldn’t complete his work. Earlier last year, Riley passed away at the age of 72.

We, as Z scalers, owe a lot to Riley and his book. Riley’s passing is a closing of a chapter for me. He was a piece of my history in the scale and a true inspiration. I will always remember those days and how enthusiastic he was to share his passion.

Robert Kluz, Ztrack Editor
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