Promoting Excellence in HO Scale Vehicle Modeling

Marc Schmidt

We were shocked and deeply saddened by the news this past week that our friend and German model collector Marc Schmidt had passed. We have collectively been trying to compose a suitable tribute but words have failed us. Marc was but 44 at the time of his passing. Marc was known to his many friends and industry contacts for his enthusiasm and dedication to the hobby. Marc was very instrumental in helping us gain traction in the early days of the 1/87th Vehicle Club website with his annual Toy Fair reports from Nuremberg and various model shows around Europe in the early 2000s. You may still read his reporting from the past monthly New Products pages from the era. Marc was also instrumental in founding the annual Fulda Meet that brought together modelers from all over Europe. We mourn the loss of not only a great resource but a dear friend to many in the 1/87 collector and modeler community. We extend our sincere condolences to his many friends in the modeling community and his family. He will be sorely missed by many! [posted 04/19/2021]