Marty was a friend of mine, a train buddy and a football friend/ foe cause of our teams. When I read the forum here, I always think about him. Going to miss him especially on Sundays when he would text me about how lousy the Jets are playing! A true ambassador to this hobby.
There is not much more I could add to whats been said. Marty was a true gentleman and always one of the first to ask..."what is the product number" when someone was having a problem.
I was fortunate enough to visit Marty's layout many years ago while working in the area. While I didn't get to sign the wall ( not sure if that was a thing yet) I always remember him being a great host. More importantly I remember Marty giving his time to the forum for all of us that needed help. I still have a few emails from Marty that I have saved. It was a no brainer to support the forum in his name after all the years of support he gave to all of us!
I only met him a few times but his impact on the hobby is immeasurable. I'm grateful that this forum will exist as an archive of his wealth of knowledge. Rest In Peace Marty, thank you for living a life worth repeating.
I knew Marty a very short time compared to most of you here. We met at York in 2016, and when I told him I come to the Boston area frequently to visit family, he immediately said, "Why haven't you come to visit me? Come by any time." So, I did, and would stop by about every 4 or 5 months during my trips to Boston. After a few visits to Marty's house, I caught the command control bug, and he was a big help when I decided to add it to my railroad. Here we are after Marty converted my MTH Blue Comet to DCS/PS3. Since he liked to collect signatures, I turned the tables on him and asked him to sign the tender.
It was only a few years that I knew him, but I miss him and will treasure the times I was able to visit his home.
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