In Memoriam: Barry (Baz) Ward

In Memoriam: Barry (Baz) Ward

Postby christo » Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:30 pm

mh Christo & Baz - Copy.JPG

It is with great sadness that I have been informed by John that our good friend Baz has passed away. He was a true pioneer and a great inspiration and influence to me personally.
https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index ... IFuf0M3nMU

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Re: In Memoriam: Barry (Baz) Ward

Postby JohnP » Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:32 pm

This is very sad news. For someone like me who is a continent away from all the action, Baz’s work was a true inspiration - he did nice work with the rolling stock, but more importantly to me he did such lovely work in capturing the scene and feel of our beloved Greece and it’s railways.
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Re: In Memoriam: Barry (Baz) Ward

Postby John Edge » Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:13 pm

I was so sorry to be the bearer of bad news, indeed, I had hoped the linked article (on RMweb) may be wrong (mistaken identity or something?).
Unfortunately, nothing has arisen to say this might be the case so RiP, Baz.
I first met Baz at the Nottingham show may be nearly twenty years ago and I was absolutely fascinated by the fact that someone, anyone had been able to build up a layout and stock to represent Greece! That was the first of several meetings and indeed correspondences until I, unfortunately, lost Baz' address during a house move. Megalo Horio continued to grow and develop and became a wonderful representation of Greece however.
I found Baz to be a really warm and friendly guy, he certainly helped me with my Greek modelling and he was definitely a 'character'! I understand he was quite a talented artist too and also involved with the running of the excellent York model railway exhibition where he will be equally sadly missed.
Farewell, Baz.
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Re: In Memoriam: Barry (Baz) Ward

Postby BalkanExpress » Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:47 am

Hi to all forum,

It's my first appearance since long time due to work situation.

I had not known BArry Ward but I can barely say I am Greek modelling enthusiast due to his Mehalo Horio layout.

I am terrible sad. My condolences to his family.

Kind regards to all you my friends.

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Re: In Memoriam: Barry (Baz) Ward

Postby BarbaPanagos » Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:40 pm

It's been already a month that Christo informed us that Baz had passed away!
I really wanted to write a few words to express my sadness but it took me a while to get accustomed and organize my COVID 19 routine....
Baz's Megalo Horio was actually the first complete Greek layout that I had ever seen and a major source of inspiration for me as well.

I'd suggest Christo and John to do a presentation of both Megalo Horio and Orihio (Ορυχείο) at the Members Projects section.
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