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Date: 07/31/22 10:33
Final call for Railroader / Modeler Tim Dickinson
Author: dmaffei

Retired SP engineer and extremely talented model railroader Tim Dickinson passed away yesterday. I photographed his layout 12 years ago when I first met him. He's been here on Trainorders as alcoc636 and always assisting the model railroader with his railroad expertise. Tim's passing is a huge loss to the modeling community, especially the Southern California modelers. Rest In Peace my friend.
Dave Maffei



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/31/22 10:40 by dmaffei.








Date: 07/31/22 10:35
Re: Final call for Railroader / Modeler Tim Dickinson
Author: SPDRGWfan

Sad news.  Thanks for sharing the beautiful layout photos.

Jim



Date: 07/31/22 10:58
Re: Final call for Railroader / Modeler Tim Dickinson
Author: MrMRL

Tim's UPRR Retirement Thread from June 2017...
https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?18,4317172


~ Mr. MRL



Date: 07/31/22 11:26
Re: Final call for Railroader / Modeler Tim Dickinson
Author: Red_over_Yellow

Very sad news indeed. We lost a good one. RIP Tim. 



Date: 07/31/22 11:54
Re: Final call for Railroader / Modeler Tim Dickinson
Author: TomG

A very big loss from a great modeler and ever better person. He was wealth of knowledge and always willing to share. We lost a great.

Tom
Weaverville, CA



Date: 07/31/22 12:18
Re: Final call for Railroader / Modeler Tim Dickinson
Author: AMTRUK

See post in Railroader's Nostalgia page.
Luke



Date: 07/31/22 13:00
Re: Final call for Railroader / Modeler Tim Dickinson
Author: inyosub

Met Tim once at an RPM and we'd planned reciprical visits that never happened. Was a true gent 
when I'd talked to him; like many of really well done layout owners are. Their works spoke for them.
Very sad to here this.



Date: 07/31/22 16:16
Re: Final call for Railroader / Modeler Tim Dickinson
Author: NiagaraMike

Regards to his family-nice layout!



Date: 07/31/22 17:24
Re: Final call for Railroader / Modeler Tim Dickinson
Author: KM-ML4000

Sad news! Tim's layout is on my bucket list to visit. Condolences to his family.



Date: 07/31/22 18:35
Re: Final call for Railroader / Modeler Tim Dickinson
Author: NYSW1904

A truly wonderful person.  I am so sad to read this.  Rest in peace Tim.



Date: 07/31/22 18:49
Re: Final call for Railroader / Modeler Tim Dickinson
Author: SandPatch1

thank you for posting, His work will live on..
 



Date: 07/31/22 20:10
Re: Final call for Railroader / Modeler Tim Dickinson
Author: M-420

One of the good ones.
His work was inspirational...

Brian E



Date: 07/31/22 22:40
Re: Final call for Railroader / Modeler Tim Dickinson
Author: WP921

Tough loss of a longtime friend of 43 years.  He told me earlier this year that working on his layout with his dedicated group of regulars was very therapeutic for him.  I know his cancer treatment was very difficult, and he bore it well.



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Date: 07/31/22 23:05
Re: Final call for Railroader / Modeler Tim Dickinson
Author: funnelfan

That is some sad news. He had a fantastic layout from what I have seen.

Posted from Android

Ted Curphey
Cheney, WA



Date: 08/01/22 05:37
Re: Final call for Railroader / Modeler Tim Dickinson
Author: calsubd

Condolences to his family and friends

Ed Stewart
Jacksonville, FL



Date: 08/01/22 08:40
Re: Final call for Railroader / Modeler Tim Dickinson
Author: CITCO

Tim was a great man.  He was featured years ago on BLMA's video featuring their Top Gons.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMz-lc6Z2hM



Date: 08/01/22 10:08
Re: Final call for Railroader / Modeler Tim Dickinson
Author: PasadenaSub

So sorry to read this.  As my brother WP921 (Gary) stated, we've known Tim for 43 years as he was a railroader friend of our late father.  So shocked that he has passed, he really accomplished a lot - as he and his friends really moved the model railroad industry forward in terms of almost all manufacturers adding more detail to locomotives and rolling stock.

Rich Sugg



Date: 08/01/22 11:40
Re: Final call for Railroader / Modeler Tim Dickinson
Author: Ibis

Tim was larger than life in so many ways.  A true friend, an incredible modeler, a railroader through-and-through, a great storyteller and so much more.  The notes being posted here by so many are proof that he brought people together through his kindness, knowlegde and modeling.

His ability to bring friends together and provide a place where we could laugh, enjoy each other and talk trains, was his true superpower.  I can easily thank Tim, for many of the friendships I have today.  And for that, I'm forever thankful.

Tim retired from Union Pacific on June 13, 2017.  Having spent decades as a hogger, he was originally hired by the SP and (reluctantly) served with the UP, after the merger.  He invited a few close friends to join him on his final day at UP.  Here are some photos from that day; what a great memory and privelege that was!  (And for any of you who knew Tim, you can only imagine he told his managers very blatantly to stay away that day, knowing he had some 'company' up in the cab.  And guess what... they absolutely DID stay away.)

To say the least, I'm heartbroken to have lost one of my best friends.  He was taken way too soon, and he will be greatly missed by many.

Craig Martyn
Fullerton, CA

 








Date: 08/01/22 14:43
Re: Final call for Railroader / Modeler Tim Dickinson
Author: trackplanner

Tim at his 1976 BN creation.








Date: 08/01/22 15:21
Re: Final call for Railroader / Modeler Tim Dickinson
Author: dmaffei

Great tribute to one cool guy. A few more from my 2010 visit. It was during the RPM meet in Southern California. Thanks for sharing your pictures and memories. 








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