28th Jun 2019, 10:49 PM
A funny coincidence involving Jimmi Boyer
Hey everyone. I don't post here much, but I know many of you knew Jimmi B and may find this story as amazing as I did.
I met James on Flickr years ago. I always enjoyed his modeling and it continues to be a huge inspiration for my own urban modeling. We used to talk a lot on Facebook. He had no lack of stories to tell! Some of you may recall his Capri Motel model. The restaurant on that model was named for me: Nick Sortzi's Sports Bar & Restaurant. A lot of his other buildings were named for other friends too.
Fast forward to today. I attended the N Scale Convention in Chicago. As I was looking through the tables I saw a few of Jimmi's buildings. His Hollywood Casino, a factory from Port Carbon, one of his post offices, his scratchbuilt bowling alley, and part of his Capri Motel model. Sitting there on the table was Nick Sortzi's Sports Bar & Restaurant. Needless to say, I bought it and a few others. The seller said he drove out to Pennsylvania and bought them from his estate. I'm not sure how much of the layout he bought or the current status of the layout.
Isn't it funny how things work sometimes?
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28th Jun 2019, 11:29 PM