Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Obituary: Roy Everett, O Gauge Railroader and Author
Roy’s layout was featured in model railroad magazines several times. He wrote a book for O Gauge Railroad magazine entitled “Animations for your layout”. It detailed the way to replicate a variety of animated scenes which he had on his own railroad. Roy’s animations were stunning. They ranged from a smoking billboard (like the cigarette add billboard on Times Square) to a fully operational amusement park complete with its own generating station and rides with accompanying music. One of the most elegant animations was the simplest - a little girl riding a swing.
Roy Everett was president of the Albert Hall, a music venue in the Pine Barrens.
I had the opportunity to run trains on Roy’s layout several times. The animations and scenery were spectacular. I remember how my little O27 chuggers were dwarfed by the large, full-scale models of everything from the Blue Comet to the Pennsy S2 Turbine. That was a lot of fun. Roy was very generous with his time, knowledge and his layout.
May he find joy and friendship in the next world.
Here is a link to his obituary: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/app/obituary.aspx?pid=188034403