John Rogers may have been one of the most controversial, yet successful On2 SR&RL models ever. He stormed on the scene with radical ideas and ambitions, got a successful operating and mostly sceniced representation of the SR&RL, then exited the scene almost as quickly as he came in.
Some may call him brash, but I found him endearing, generous and passionate. Through him I got invited to a great OP’s weekend where I got to operate on his On2 SR&RL, Tony Koester’s HO NKP, and Craig Bisgeier’s HO Housatonic Railroad. It was a TT&TO enthusiasts dream operating weekend. John and I had met at the 2011 NNGC in Hickory, NC. At that time John was storming along on his On2 SR&RL. We had many conversations about the SR&RL, operations, TT&TO, On2, and Sn2. John was as enthusiastic for me as anyone else.
I do not think I’ve ever posted any photos of the time I operated on his now gone On2 layout. But I did find these links on youtube. Take a look:
John has since moved on to bigger things. He is doing 2-foot outside and inside it seems. He has more youtube vidoes posted for his current adventures, checkout his youtube channel.