Ed and I were members of the original O-Train Yahoo group. I was sort of the "three-railer in residence". Even though I was converting scale equipment to run on 3-rail, Ed mentored me past the "ready to run" mindset. I was glad that I was able to be of some help to him on a couple of projects as he helped me on a couple of mine. I was honored when one of my club photos was used as the cover photo for the OScaleModelers Yahoo page. We had a good laugh when MTH released the AGEIR box cab a couple of years after Ed made one in resin.
Even though we never met face to face, I considered him a friend and mentor. I still miss him.