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Old 03-09-2019, 12:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Barry Olsen, BBT, is my father....

For those of you that have known my dad, he is currently in the VA hospital with advanced stage dementia, and remember very little at this stage of his life. I take great pride in his work, and will soon be selling a lot of locos, parts, and a few of his personal trains with his driveshaft as well. I'm sure he would like to thank all of his friends here for you friendship, your kindness, and now your kind prayers for him. That being said, I will be posting tons of pics very soon soon. Thank you
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Sad to hear about Barry.. Very good guy!. And thank you for doing that. Keep his legends going.
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Had many dealings with Barry over the years, always a man of his word and provided a great service to the large scale community.

Terrible thing that a man has to end his years this way, a prayer for you and the rest of your family.

Thanks for keeping us posted.
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Yes, so sorry to hear of your Dad's condition. Visited him many times in LAS and then when he moved to West Phoenix. Spent many hours sitting with him "talking" shop. He did a number of conversions and other "good stuff" for me.
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That is terrible news, I corresponded with your father for some time and I always admired his amazing modelling skills. I will keep him in my prayers, with best wishes from Tokyo, Zubi
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Yes it is a terrible thing, My father had alzheimer for the last 5 years of his life, at least he seemed happy to the end. He was a musician.
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Oh dear, sorry. Had only done minimal business with Barry, I'm trying to fund trains out of Social Security Disability, it was enough interaction to see that he was a good fellow with a good product.
Ah, dementia. That's a tough thing to deal with.

Will pray.
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