|T O P I C R E V I E W
||Posted - 08/17/2010 : 08:47:38 AM
Unfortunately we have lost another from our group but through stories and pictures found here on the forum Brian will never be forgotten.
I first met Brian over on the finescaleminiatures Yahoo Group as we were starting a group build on Foss'' Landing.
I mentioned to him about Railroad-Line Forum and as they say the rest is history.
Brian was a great teacher and through e-mails and phone conversations helped me greatly with my modeling.
Brian while a great modeler was not really computer savvy as he had trouble posting pictures and I and others have posted pictures for him in the past.
He also started as inspecbri but after an absence could not remember his password so he was registered a second time as Brian Nolan.
The first instance where Brian was a big help was in taking pictures for me of Archie Smith''s Fish Warehouse found in Florida which I then modeled as Brian Nolan''s Fish Warehouse for the first ever Challenge here on Railroad-Line.
I believe Dave Revelia also helped Brian take these pictures which was a very nice gesture on their parts in helping me with a modeling project.
Here are the pictures they took
Here are a couple of pictures of Brian Nolan''s Fish Warehouse modeled from the pictures they took.
Here are a couple of threads I found here on the forum that show Brian''s incredible modeling skills.
Brians Chippy Hollow Pics
Brian Nolan''s Tractor Repair Diorama
Bluesky pictures from Brian Nolan (inspecbri)
There are many more threads here on the forum that show the incredible modeling ability that Brian possessed.
I would also ask that others who have thoughts about Brian or pictures of his models post them here in this thread as a tribute to Brian.
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||Posted - 06/06/2012 : 12:15:34 AM
Amazing likeness on the figure...Brian must be smiling...
||Posted - 03/25/2012 : 12:56:50 AM
thanks for the update
||Posted - 03/24/2012 : 4:45:52 PM
A lot of things have been going on since we completed the remodeling of the building. We had a great turn out for our initial three day open house and again just this past Saturday. We need to clean out our back storage room to allow us to start casting figures. We hope to be casting within the next couple of weeks.
||Posted - 03/24/2012 : 12:42:44 AM
Any news regarding the sale of the new figures on the Sundance Central
||Posted - 06/20/2011 : 10:00:24 AM
Jerry.. Thanks for the update....
Please keep us informed
||Posted - 06/20/2011 : 08:07:26 AM
I talked Dave about a week ago. Besides Brian they have made some other figures which Dave said would be released for sale very soon.
||Posted - 06/20/2011 : 07:17:39 AM
was the above figure ever made available for purchase
||Posted - 12/24/2010 : 12:40:50 PM
John, thank you for sharing that photo of the figure. Brian is now immortalized as a scale figure, I can just imagine his comments and hear his laugh now...
||Posted - 12/22/2010 : 09:50:34 AM
The following was posted by Dave Revelia in another thread here in the Craftsmans Corner.
Since this thread will remain a sticky as a tribute to Brian I have added his post to this thread as it will always remain on the first page of the Craftsmans Corner.
[Figures in large scale are very limited, so a few months ago the Sundance guys decided to work with a figure sculptor to create a Sundance line of figures. The guys surprised me with one of figures sculpted with Brian Nolanís image. Here is a photo of the painted scale Brian.
||Posted - 10/19/2010 : 01:38:34 AM
With the passing of a fellow model railroader here in Phoenix in June, my father-in-law in February and mother-in-law in July, and a recent unexpected visit to the hospital, I have been out of the loop a bit...and only came across this news very late. What a loss to the modeling community.
I never met Brian, but had the deepest admiration for his work, and I envy those who shared time and learned from and with him. It's sad to see such talented and kind people leave, and my deepest condolences go to family and those on this forum who grieve his loss.
||Posted - 10/14/2010 : 6:23:37 PM
I forgot I had them , Rick . The guy who helped me with my new computer retrieved them from the old tower where they had been ( along with 4000 other pics ) for two years or so . Thanks for helping with the identities .
||Posted - 10/14/2010 : 4:14:27 PM
Terry, thanks for posting these pictures.
Brings back good memories.
The picture taken at lunch is from L to R: Jon Addison, Brian, Sharon (Brian's then girlfriend also referred to as the "Lovely Miss"), Russ Reinberg (Uncle Russ, owner of Westlake Publishing) and his girlfriend whose name I don't know.
Next picture down from L to R: me, Dave, Sharon, Brian and Terry.
||Posted - 10/14/2010 : 2:15:45 PM
Some pics taken ( I think by Mario ) at the Greenfield Village , not far from the 2005 NNGC in Detroit. That is Me in the middle with Brian and Dave Revelia
...guess I should have had this pic first
Brian facing the camera ....don't know the others ....
....more Dave , me , Brian , can't remember the lady or the other guy on the left . Maybe Rick ?
In any case , we had a fun time and I'll always remember it .
||Posted - 09/05/2010 : 6:12:46 PM
I met Brian at the Cocoa Beach Prototype Rails 2005, for two days we made models of trees, landscape and as is posted here Brian from the very first moment made me feel as he knew me forever. At dinner the first night was Brian, myself, a gentleman either his name or the company he worked for was Kalmbach, and one other friend of Brian. Needless to say I mostly listened. Brian Nolan, mentor, friend, hobbyist extraordinaire. You will be missed.
||Posted - 08/22/2010 : 3:13:43 PM
Nick, you are so right. Brian's family was blown away with the number of folks that showed up at both the viewing and the service. Brian Jr. came up to me and said that he had no idea that his father had touched so many people. I told him that it was not just local but national & international as well.