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Posted - 02/11/2017 :  09:12:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm very sorry to report that John Canfield has passed away after a brief illness. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.

He produced a large number of limited run early rail (usually late 19th century prototype) resin kits, that were remarkable both for their unusual prototypes and for being complete, including trucks, couplers, decals and comprehensive instructions.

Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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Posted - 02/11/2017 :  09:15:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Always sad when the hobby loses another of our cottage industries.

Karl Scribner
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Michael Hohn

Posted - 02/11/2017 :  09:26:45 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'm sorry to hear of John's passing. I knew him only through emails and the instruction sheets to the kits he coproduced with Robert McGlone, but he seemed a nice fellow, doing great service to our hobby, with a generous sense of humor.

Those who bought his kits will know what I mean about his instruction sheets.


Nobody living can ever stop me, as I go walking that freedom highway -- Woody Guthrie

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Posted - 02/11/2017 :  11:03:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Another fallen flag, RIP John.


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Posted - 02/11/2017 :  11:52:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That is so sad. Thanks for letting us know.

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Posted - 02/11/2017 :  2:50:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am very sorry to hear of his passing. He sent me some kits while I was in Afghanistan on my last tour to have something to work on. Enjoyed my e-mail conversations with him...he was a gentleman of the old school.


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Posted - 02/11/2017 :  3:34:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's again bad news to hear on this Forum Dave. He will be missed as another modeling master, and overall great person. I do give his family and friends my thoughts and prayers.

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Posted - 02/11/2017 :  11:45:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Although I didn't know John, my condolences go out to his family and friends.

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Crew Chief

Posted - 02/13/2017 :  11:40:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

May he rest in peace, and enjoy the great railroad in heaven!


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David Clark

Posted - 02/13/2017 :  12:02:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Please pass on my condolences to friends and family.

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Posted - 03/05/2017 :  2:54:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I saw the sad news on Early rail. John was a great guy! Please forward my sincere condolences to his family.


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