Today I heard some rather sad news that Mike Cook the man behind the York Model Railway Show has passed away.
The York show is one I have attended from being a very small child and one I have visited every single year since. I’d suggest it’s an exhibition which is a focal point and highlight for many modellers, not only in Yorkshire but throughout the country.
He also produced a number of layouts including one of my favourites, Sinnington on the Pickering – Helmsley line, which was particularly nice, and a model of a very rarely modelled part of the country.
His passing represents a huge loss to the hobby.