I must say I was rather taken with some of tributes made to him on the Model Railway Enthusiasts forum.
A man who also effectively kick-started P4 by provoking the North London Group into building Heckmondwike. RIP, a great loss to the hobby.
What on earth does that actually mean?
Very Sad news - Cyril's name has been associated with model railways for so long. My copy of "track plans" dating from 1972 is very well worn, and plan 18, simplified Exeter Central (minus the hidden loops) formed the basis of my loft layout from around 1973 until 2002 when I could no longer manage the loft ladders.
I get the feeling the author of that post might not have led a terribly active social life.