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In Memoriam: Robert C. Kingsnorth, 1945 – 2018

Robert “Bob” Kingsnorth of Medford, Ore., died on Oct. 8. He was 73 years old.

Bob’s journey in model railroading began when he received a Lionel set at age 6. He made the switch to HO scale when Kix breakfast cereal began giving freight cars as a promotion. Bob’s first byline in Model Railroader came in the special issue How to Build Realistic Reliable Track (2009), where he wrote about quiet roadbed. Bob also wrote about installing ground throws along the front of the layout, applying freelanced paint schemes to factory-painted models, and modeling the sounds of passenger diesels.

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