One of my fellow 3mm modellers
Ian Jewell wrote:I have just learnt of the passing of another old stalwart of our part of the
world, S.W. “Steve” Stevens-Stratton, who died last Thursday. On the
editorial staff of Ian Allen’s he spent a long period as editor of the Model
Railway Constructor. A member and chairman at various times of both the
Wimbledon and Carshalton and Sutton Model Railway Clubs, Always good for a
yarn down the pub at the end of Club nights.
Another famed 3mm modeller Alan Smith writes
Mention of a “yarn down the pub” put me in mind of the first time I
exhibited Lydney at the Manchester Christmas show in the early 60s; spending
the evening in the Mitre adjacent to the Corn Exchange in the company of
Steve Stratton and Roy Dock (of Model Railway News) who, throughout the
session, continuously traded stories. The following morning I was much worse
for wear but as “the show must go on” recovered sufficiently to operate
the layout for the rest of the day……..R.I.P. Steve.