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magpie09/06/2021 10:05:45
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I have the sad task of announcing the death of a former member of the forum, namely John 'Bogstandard' Moore, who passed away early Monday morning.

I am sure many members will remember John as a top class engineer who could offer good advice, but who could also speak out in plane language against those who he thought were offering bad advice, a trait which did not make him too many friends.

He was however, one of the most generous men i have ever met, and was more than willing to help out anyone with any problems they may have had.

R.I.P. John, a top class man and a good friend.

Jim Nic09/06/2021 10:21:36
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A sad, but not unexpected, loss.

John had not been well for many years but soldiered on as long as he was able. One of my early modelling adventures was his Paddleduck design from which I learnt a tremendous amount, not just in the way engines work but also in how to think through construction methods. Thank you John.


Cornish Jack09/06/2021 10:45:00
1219 forum posts
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R I P - he has left a legacy of illustrated method and practice for anyone involved in good engineering - One of 'The Masters'



Michael Cox 109/06/2021 10:59:39
549 forum posts
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I never met John but I had several conversation with him and received very good advice on machining matter

RIP John


peak415/06/2021 16:46:05
1675 forum posts
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I've only just spotted this thread, and sorry to see the news, though far from unexpected.

I only ever met John during his great workshop clearance, when quite a bit of his kit moved to my own workshop over in Buxton. I do somehow feel I won't be able to do it justice, though it's all be useful so far; 35 years with a lathe and I still have still much to learn.

He struck me as a genuine, and quite generous guy, both with his time and knowledge; as Dek said above, I guess he could be quite forthright in the way he expressed his views.

I'm sure he will be missed by many, me included.


Ady115/06/2021 18:53:22
5066 forum posts
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RIP Bogstandard

Terryd10/07/2021 08:28:43
1936 forum posts
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Very sad new. Blogwich was outspoken and didn't take fools gladly, but he was helpful and respectful when treated properly. He took a realistic view of model engineering not concerned with the finest tolerances etc and I saw him mock those who bragged of being able to measure precisely to microns which simply isn't necessary in model engineering, especially steam engines. In John's world anything bettter than a gnat's nadger was good enough.

A decent, open and honest man who suffered poor health for years whose presence in the world will be sorely missed.

RIP John.

noel shelley10/07/2021 10:06:17
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I did not know the man but he sounds a stout fellow, R.I.P. Noel

Circlip10/07/2021 10:23:38
1500 forum posts

Two who have been good to know, Sir John and Boggy. No punches pulled, tell it like it is. Gets us into trouble at times but consistent and damn good advise.

Regards Ian.

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