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I have just been informed of the passing of Joseph Fauty, a regular contributor to OGR magazine and owner of Model Structures for Model Railroads. Received the following email from one of Joe's close friends this afternoon:

"It pains me to inform you of the untimely passing of “the best” O’ scale craftsman modeler. . . Joe Fauty. He died suddenly early on Friday morning from a pulmonary complication connected with pneumonia . I know he wrote several articles for you along with excellent photographs. Beside his “Model Structure” business, he worked on his greatest model in his spare time: an“Unfinished Symphony” that could dazzle all who visit. His layout is an electrical engineers “dream works” with unprecedented craftsmanship in track work and scenic detail. Unfortunately , it will never get finished!"
Joe's most recent article appeared in RUN 326, October/November 2022 (our currently available issue). Two additional articles I received from Joe are scheduled for publication in our Feb./March and April/May 2023 issues, and I fully intend to publish those articles. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Joe in the development of his articles, and his contributions will certainly be missed. I feel I should also note that Joe never wanted payment for his articles, and instead asked that any payments be donated to a local food bank in your editor's hometown. His greatest interest was simply in sharing his knowledge and experiences with his fellow model railroaders.
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A week or so ago, Joe Fauty purchased from me and I shipped to him six Ameri-Towne building kits. Joe explained that he builds and customizes the kits as a hobby activity.  I wonder what will happen to those buildings now that they are part of his estate. Passed along to someone according to his inheritance plan, I presume.

Mike Mottler   LCCA 12394
mottlermike10@gmail.com

When I got the email this morning from Mark, a friend and fellow club member with Joe Fauty in the Prescott area where he lived, I was saddened. His articles were well thought out and informative. I am not sure I ever met him when visiting the layouts in the Prescott area but knew of his work.

My condolences to his family and friends. Hopefully his "Unfinished Symphony" will be part of his heritage for his family, if not at least donated for the public to see at the display his club does in a local mall.

My condolences to his family and those close to him.

Such a wonderful contributor to our hobby. He will be missed.

... I feel I should also note that Joe never wanted payment for his articles, and instead asked that any payments be donated to a local food bank in your editor's hometown. His greatest interest was simply in sharing his knowledge and experiences with his fellow model railroaders.

Nice guy.

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