Absolutely concur with the previous posts.
I remember him fondly from his days at VHC. Always a smile and a "G'day mate" when you passed through the door. He scatch built every V/Line livery loco for me in the late 90's (except the C) containing an Athern mech. Obviously not to the same quality as the RTR we have today, but damn - did he do a magnificent job with the details.
Grain hoppers and open wagons, a bloody good kitbasher he was with these too, reflected in the plentiful quantities i got him to build for me.
Tips and advice - he had it all. The kitbash range he founded was based on a good feel for what the hobby was screaming out for, and the stuff he stocked definately showed he had his finger on the pulse.
The hobby is definately lesser now, by the passing of this man.
Indeed may he rest in peace.