@Allan Miller posted:
Tony Lash sold his business, but I'm not sure what became of his layout. He does show up at York on a fairly regular basis. I really like that big guy! His heart is as big as his body!
Many years ago when I was shooting the OGR video of Tony's layout, he gave me a tour of his extensive MTH collection. His "stash" was distributed among several offices within his office building. He owned at least two of every locomotive MTH had ever produced.
As we walked through his office, we came to a room filled with several hundred entry-level train sets. I said, "Tony, you collect train sets, too?" Tony's reply was a perfect embodiment of his soul. He said, "Naw, Rich. I don't collect 'em. Those are for the kids at Christmas. I give 'em away."
Yeah...a great big heart.