God bless you Marty!!!!
I have spent many days at Marty’s picking his brain on all the intricacies of our hobby. Here’s a few videos of his layout.
Glad your feeling a little better Marty, we missed you.
It is very refreshing to see you on the forum again. We love you
Hi Marty, it's great to see you posting again. I'm not lucky enough to be in your picture line up, but I have been lucky enough to know everyone of those folks.
Marty, glad to see you up and posting again. Best wishes towards a full recovery.
Good to see you posting again Marty.Hope you are feeling better and that we can see you at the April York Show.
good to see you posting Marty.Keep up the good fight.
Great to see you post again. The Forum hasn't been the same without you. Hope this means you've made it over another hurdle with your cancer. It's a dastardly disease so keep fighting.
All the best.
Unlike many of you on the forum, I've only known Marty a short time--about 3 years. We met at York, and when I told him we were fellow New Englanders, he immediately said, "Why haven't you come down to visit?" A short time after that, I went to visit him and Dotty.
I've been around toy trains all my life, but it's always been mostly tinplate conventional. When command control was introduced, I never paid much attention to it, even at train shows, so my visit to Marty's layout was the first time I saw command control in action up close--and I was pretty much hooked. I asked him about converting my Premier PS1 Blue Comet, and in early 2018, he converted it for me, and sort of took me under his wing and made himself available to answer questions and help me when I added DCS to my layout. When I had questions, he always made time to help, even walking me through different steps over the phone to work out the bugs.
Here are a few photos from the day I picked up my newly-converted Blue Comet, my first DCS-equipped loco. Since Marty likes to gather signatures, I decided to turn the tables on him, and asked him to sign the tender. Now, more than ever, this is a highly-prized part of my collection.