Joel, see also the post of October 4, 2010 also in the Live Steam forum.
What is good news is to hear that Rob will continue the business his father started and which became so successful in less than a year's time. Rob, good luck and please keep us informed of your progress and plans. Our prayers are with you and your family.
On October 7, 2010, the date of Ron Brown's funeral, ten Michigan Small Scale Live Steamers gathered to run a memorial steamup. Included, in memory of David was a run of the first Sabre Steam loco to land Stateside. The link to a short video is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKt4kHt3IaI
On the sad side, Bill Kay of our Michigan Small Scale Live Steamers club passed away during that Memorial steamup. It was not a good week.
p.s., I authored the SitG Annette article and had lots of help from both Ron and David.