"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."



('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)




Sunday, September 03, 2006

B. Terry Aspin (1916-2006)




B. Terry Aspin, who died recently, was a talented and prolific commercial artist and author. He drew for some of my favourite comics back in the late 50's and 60's, notably Bunty and Judy as well as doing artwork over many years for Model Railway magazine.
He also built his own model steam engines and wrote several books on modelling and foundry work and was well known for his belief in making every bit of his models from scratch. To the end of his life, he visited his local model railway club, of which he was a founder member and ran his own engine, although, latterly usually driven by someone else. In the photo, he is standing between the 2 engines, his own being the one on the right.
Today his engine was run in his honour and his ashes were buried at the club. The engine was run by Keith, his son.
R.I.P. Terry.

7 comments:

  1. Condolences, Keith. So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you.

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  2. Jenny, the send-off you've given on this blog is just as special as the send-off that happened earlier today. I think there's a special someone with a HUGE grin on their face looking down on you all today - you've done him proud :) x

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  3. Condolences Jenny, to you and Keith and family ((hugs))

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  4. My neighbour has a railway like this, it looks really good fun. Funnily enough, I've been writing about railways today, this one looks more reliable than our public transport.

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  5. Jenny, you might enjoy checking out this blog:

    http://sicilyscene.blogspot.com/

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  6. As a mechanical engineer myself I'm always saddened when someone like Terry passes away.
    The model railway will be a worthy memorial to him.

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