Richard Kughn

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Richard Kughn
Posted by thesiding on Sunday, June 09, 2019 10:01 AM

If what I read online  is correct   He has died

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Posted by lionelsoni on Sunday, June 09, 2019 11:52 AM

What did you read on-line, and where did you read it?  His name is Richard Kughn.  Is that the spelling that you saw?

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Posted by tarheeltracks on Sunday, June 09, 2019 12:06 PM

There is a thread over at OGR mag forum. That's all I've seen.

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Posted by teledoc on Sunday, June 09, 2019 12:27 PM

Thesiding has his name misspelled, but Richard Kughn did pass away within the past 2 days.  Threads have been posted on Modeltrainforum and OGR forum, with more details.

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Posted by thesiding on Sunday, June 09, 2019 5:10 PM

spalen wis net mi strong paint                            ALSO when you type fast.................................................  Found this out on a facebook page this morning about Mr. Kughn                 (see I AM ABLE to spell)

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Posted by Bob Keller on Monday, June 10, 2019 5:54 AM

Wow, he is the guy who saved Lionel and was the best steward of the Lionel legacy that the firm ever had.

 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, June 10, 2019 8:08 AM

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, June 10, 2019 8:11 AM

You said it Bob, and if what I saw on the TM videos of Mr. Kughn was any indication he seemed like a fun guy as well, someone you could have a ball with just hangin' out and runnin' trains.

I'm not a body-language expert by any means, but on the TM video "A Century of Lionel Trains" when Mr. Kughn stated his reason for selling Lionel in 1995 as wanting to reduce his workload the impression I got was he was sorry he did. Just the look on his face spoke volumes. 

I should add it's worth watching the video just to hear Dick recall the life lessons he learned as a boy playing with his Lionels, he and his friends.  All true and timeless.

I went all over the 'Net last night trying to find an obituary or death notice but no luck.  Nothing in the Detroit or Dearborn papers or the Naples FL paper, I believe Mr. Kughn had a residence there.  I wonder how the OGR crowd found out?

I just found this heartfelt tribute on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqR-r-iRaVE  

Good choice of music, Beethoven's  Piano Sonata #14 in C-Sharp Minor.   

Probably how most of us feel.

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Posted by sir james I on Monday, June 10, 2019 8:39 AM

RIP Richard.

He had a health scare some years back and sold off Madison Hardware and his train/car collection. He did keep a layout for home though. Being from the Detroit area I was able to see it all. 

S.J.

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Posted by tarheeltracks on Monday, June 10, 2019 3:18 PM

Flintlock76
  I wonder how the OGR crowd found out?

If I read it right the man that reported his passing was the same person that did the Madison Hardware story. I'm not allowed to post over there so all I know is what someone else posts.

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Posted by Nationwidelines on Thursday, June 13, 2019 5:19 AM
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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, June 13, 2019 1:27 PM

Thanks Nationwide', thanks so much!  

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Posted by Rene Schweitzer on Thursday, June 13, 2019 2:47 PM

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, June 13, 2019 3:54 PM

Thanks Rene! 

Any chance of CTT putting out a memorial issue for Richard Kughn, or is it really too soon to ask?  I imagine you folks at CTT are just as blindsided by this as the rest of us.

How's this for a title, "The Man Who Saved Lionel."  Just a suggestion.  Free advice costs nothing and it's worth the price!

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Posted by Penny Trains on Thursday, June 13, 2019 6:57 PM

I thought the older headline was best: "Lionel collector gets ultimate prize" or something to that effect.  I always wanted to see CarRail.

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