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    Default 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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    great story. Being a friend, I am sure you will hold on to that building until the day you die.

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    Congrats!! That is a fun find and a real treasure. You have to think that somehow that was meant to be.

    Had hoped that @Jimmi (RIP) 's family might have reached out to this community to let us know about letting go of his models. He was a beloved figure in the modeling world.
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    Glad to see parts of New Essen are still among friends.

    I hope someday that Jimmi's resin kits might be rereleased by someone. I missed buying his CPD station.
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    Like my friend above, I have been off-line for a couple of weeks.

    I received this letter on May 14th from Dianne Boyer:

    Just wanted to let you know that the trains and most of the buildings were sold. They are being loaded up as I type this. Thank you so much for all your help. Sincerely,

    Dianne

    She said she sold them to a guy named Neil from Missouri. Obviously, parts of New Essen are making a tour around the country. Sadly, I was not in Chicago for the convention.

    I will be posting the last of my New Essen stories in the coming weeks...
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    All of it was bought by Neal Carnaby of Neal's n-Gauging Trains (https://www.nealsngauge.com/). If there is something that you Jimmi had, Neal probably has it, if it hasn't sold yet. You can go through the contact page on his website to get in touch with him. If you don't get a response after a couple of days, send me a PM and I'll give him a call to let him know.
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    Nick: Not sure if you are aware of all the happenings at Nick Sortzi's Sports Bar. Go to the "New Essen News... what happens there" thread at the top of the Urban Modeling Forum. Check out the last couple of posts in the thread. I'm sure you sold the place long before it took a turn for the worse.

    The Capri Motel (right across from the bar) is the last hotel I'll ever stay at in New Essen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodsup9000 View Post
    All of it was bought by Neal Carnaby of Neal's n-Gauging Trains (https://www.nealsngauge.com/). If there is something that you Jimmi had, Neal probably has it, if it hasn't sold yet. You can go through the contact page on his website to get in touch with him. If you don't get a response after a couple of days, send me a PM and I'll give him a call to let him know.
    Thank you for letting us know. I'll have to get in touch with him.

    astrotrains64, I'll have to take a look!

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