Sunday, September 11, 2022

A busy weekend - of High's & Low's & a homage to Kevin

Well its been a weekend for the books. Things started off well with Saturday spent at the Gibbons Town-wide Garage Sale. Though I didn't find much in the way of gaming related items, I did get a slew of movies & several books from series that I've had sitting on my shelves waiting for...the complete series... before I start to read them.

However there were 2 vehicles I found for Post Apocolyptic/Zombie Apocolypse type games. An electrical truck & a Mini Cooper!


Then upon arriving home & having just getting online after supper discovered that a good gaming friend has passed. This has sent quite a shock through our gaming community & he will be greatly missed by all of us. 

Jonathan, Matthew & I getting ready to play on one of Kevin's fantastic gaming tables. (2010)


Kevin teaching us to play Spartacus

Kevin introduces the club to Fanticide


Kevin & I playing Frostgrave!

A throwback to Kevin running Warhammer Silver Tower at the club. His work on this game was outstanding & it was a pleasure getting to play with Elliot & him. 

 Needless to say there was a hurried gathering which I attended to toast our fallen gaming buddy & tell stories of our times with him.


Image taken at our gathering to toast & honour Kevin. Thanks Elliot for providing it.

Then today I was off to the Model Train Show. My wife & I attend this yearly & enjoy the displays & layouts. We also get an opportunity to vote for our favority layout & good luck to all of them, as so much dedicated work goes into making them.


There were definately less displays that in years before the pandemic, so I hope to see it get back to those better times. Those who did attend were still well worth viewing.

One of my favorite displays is this guys scratchbuilt diorama's. I often need to wipe the drool from my shoe after oggling his work.


However the train show was much more successful as the very first vendor booth proffered me quite a selection of vehicles for my 28mm gaming. No, I didn't buy all of them & these are all used, so didn't pay more than $10 on any single vehicle.

There was a nice range of everything from early 1900's (Victorian Pulp anyone?)


Onto 1920's/30's Gangsters & of course Pulp. I even found a 2nd French bus identical too one I purchased several years ago!


Finally a few for modern games.


The one  that topped the day for my gaming vehicles was a 1/43 scale Bus!


So with the weekend coming to a close, I am taking some time to reflect once again on my lost friend....Kevin. You were certainly one in a million! As long as we remember him, he will always be with us.


  1. Always a sad thing to lose a friend, no matter how long you've known them.
    There's a lot of good items amongst your buys though, with vehicless covering every era fromcirca 1900 to the present.
    The railway displays are stunning too, great eye candy.

    1. Thanks Joe, your right & oddly enough, its the Model Train shows & swap meets (next one is in October) that I can often find a good selection of these die-casts! As for Kevin, he will be sorely missed by our community, but his memory will live on with us

  2. Some good purchases and some great terrain to inspire. Of course sorry for your loss of a gaming friend

    1. Thanks Matt, still looking for those 1920's era train cars for some pulp gaming tables. Maybe at the swap meet in October!