As most of you already know, our friend and colleague Jim Barrett passed away suddenly on October 29, 2020. Many of you contacted me requesting that we honor Jim in some way. Rich Melvin suggested a way we could do this and he and I discussed the details of the best way to go about this. A book seemed appropriate and natural since Jim enjoyed a twenty-four year writing career with O Gauge Railroading magazine. Jim shared his passion for the model railroading hobby in almost 200 of his “Jim Barrett in the Backshop” columns.
This book honors Jim’s legacy with 45 chapters of model railroading hints, tips and tricks to improve your layout building skills and hobby enjoyment, all in one easily accessible place.
So, on this Christmas Eve, we are announcing Jim's book. It is available here. Join us in adding this beautiful hard cover book to your library which represents how he lived, loved, and shared our hobby and will continue to do so to future generations through these writings.