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I thought I should share this with you guys because we lost a local legend a couple weeks ago. I've been so busy at work and upset about this that it literally slipped my mind. Gary "Cappy" Smith died of a massive heart attack just weeks before taking an extended Train Trip out west. This guy got me kicked started into HO trains twenty years ago....and he was a Lionel Freak! In his basement is the Largest "O" scale collection I have ever seen and railroad artifacts from the teens and twenties. Gary was a Corn Fed Iowan and sure did talk like it too boot, kinda outta the side of his mouth. Army Veteran, AM Vet, Volunteer at the North East Train Museum! I'm gonna talk to his brother Steve and see if I can take some photos of his layout and collection,which I said before is huge....kinda paying homage to this Model Railroad Giant! We sure will miss him!