Sadly I have to announce that a close friend and fellow Scale Seven Group member John Watson passed away this week after a battle with illness. Not all of you will of heard of John but he had a very keen interest in the Mid Suffolk Light Railway, initially building layouts in P4. His Laxfield P4 layout had the distinction of appearing in the first edition of MRJ #0 followed by Kenton ' A Suffolk Idyll' in MRJ#72. He was quite involved in the P4 scene where he was probably better known not only exhibiting his own layouts but working on and helping run others. He later moved scale to S7 and built another 'Middy' layout, 'Cratfield', as seen in the photo's below and I think you will agree that his talent shows in his work much of which is scratch built. He was a very talented member of the the East Anglian Scale Seven Group and many of us learnt a lot from him, his last main feature being the construction of the gardens scene which forms part of the area groups exhibition layout 'Love Lane'. He will be sorely missed. Below, part of the gardens of Love Lane. Col.