It is with great sadness that I have to report that Roy C Link passed away on November 20th. He died of cancer, peacefully at home after a short period of palliative and end of life care, attended by his devoted wife Anjela of 50 years and adored daughter Hannah. I'm sure you will join us in thinking of them at this sad time.
His wish of donating his body to medical science has proved not possible due to the current crisis so he will be privately cremated, followed in due course by a small private ceremony by invitation only.
Roy was an extremely talented, kind and knowledgeable man with a great sense of humour, and his contribution to the railway world was immense. He was an artist, esteemed modeller and publisher and a great friend to many. Amongst his many other accomplishments, he pioneered finescale narrow gauge modelling in O14 through RCL Kits (now KB Scale) and was of course founder of the REVIEW and RCL Publications – some of the finest railway history books ever published.
Roy’s wish was that the REVIEW will continue which we will do as best we can. I had been assisting with editing under Roy's direction, but of course did not expect to have to assume control this quickly.
We intend to honour his legacy in REVIEW 125 and would welcome any personal recollections from those who knew him well - please send them to editorial [at] narrowgaugeandindustrial.co.uk. You are also welcome to leave comments either here or on our facebook page: www.facebook.com/narrowgaugeandindustrial.co.uk
John, Marion and David