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Andy Rez
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Posted - 04/25/2016 :  10:33:07 PM  Show Profile  Visit Andy Rez's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Not sure if this goes here but...

Some sad news for you folks that use Jordan Highway Miniatures on your layouts...

Jordan Highway Miniatures has CLOSED. A buddy of mine just received a letter back from them instead of the parts he was looking for.
The letter stated, and this summarized, Jordan Jackson died, and in his will, he requested that the company be closed and NOT be offered for sale, and assets be distributed in the family...

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quartergauger48
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Posted - 04/25/2016 :  11:25:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Terrible news'. Jordan, and his products will be surely missed.
Another tragic loss to the modeling world'..



Ted

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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 04/25/2016 :  11:53:23 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Whoa, that sucks on both counts.


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Carl B
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Posted - 04/26/2016 :  07:22:20 AM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Mr. Jordan died on Feb. 19, 2016 at the young age of 73.

http://www.lynchandsonsbrighton.com/obituaries/obituary-listings?obId=777995#/obituaryInfo

A true craftsman offering reasonably priced kits of highly detailed vehicles...

As a big fan/user of his kits, I believe it would be a shame to see his amazing product line disappear altogether.

If company assets are past to the family, perhaps they could sell some of his molds for the kits to another plastic injection company?



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desertdrover
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Posted - 04/26/2016 :  08:37:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That is a shame to hear about Jordan Jackson, and we as Railroad modelers will loose not just a fine person, but some well made kits. It is to bad that someone in the family could not have taken over. Their vehicles right on down to the horse and wagons he offered for HO scale modelers will not be found anywhere else for the price and quality he put out. His passing on, and the loss of his Company is a large blow to all of us!

Louis
Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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jatravia
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Posted - 04/26/2016 :  09:12:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's sad. I wonder why he wouldn't have wanted the product line to continue? I've only completed 1 Jordan car with 1 in the works and 2 still boxed. Tedious but fun.

Joe <><



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k9wrangler
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Posted - 04/26/2016 :  09:43:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It is indeed a shame to see the product line end. If I'm not mistaken Mr. Jackson was a son or second generation owner of the business rather than the founder. Lots of their products all over the hobby. It would sure be nice if someone was able to restart the line. Watch the prices go crazy online for them.



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Karl Scribner
Kentucky Southern Railway

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desertdrover
Engineer

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Posted - 04/26/2016 :  10:18:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by k9wrangler

It is indeed a shame to see the product line end.................. Watch the prices go crazy online for them.




You are right there Karl. I'm already seeing "product discontinued when sold out" on some places. That's when the prices will hit the roof.
I really liked there horses and wagons for my era layout. Getting kits just for the horses and wagon wheels was worth the prices. Now that will be a thing of the past like so many other things in this hobby of ours.


Louis
Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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quartergauger48
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Posted - 04/26/2016 :  10:47:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Louis, Karl, I've said this before. Seems this generation has no appreciation for this type of activity, or the history involved. Not all but mostly in general. If its not electrified, there is no interest'...


Ted

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Ensign
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Posted - 04/26/2016 :  10:53:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well this is sad news to read about indeed.
I think of Jordan vehicles as a staple in our model train worlds.
I would hope that some manufacturer somewhere would see the value, in picking up this line and keeping these little gems available to all.
Many thanks to the Jackson family, who produced these fine little kits for our enjoyment for many many years!
I can't imagine my modeling world without them still around.

Greg Shinnie



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deemery
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Posted - 04/26/2016 :  11:55:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I was hoping someone like Don Tichy could take over the Jordan line. This is sad news.

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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railman28
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Posted - 04/26/2016 :  3:47:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm sadden by this. I have enough of his wagons for my needs but the coming generations won't. Time for the horders and greedy turners to buy all they can to sell latter.

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Bob Harris

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Bernd
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Posted - 04/26/2016 :  5:27:36 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Sad to hear. Makes me wonder why he didn't want to sell the product line. In a way this sounds kind of selfish. Hobbylinc has three pages of Jordan Products all labeled "sold out". Wonder how much the 15 ton Mack locomotives will go for on E-bay. I've got four or five that I plan to motorize one of these days.

Bernd



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Jeff G
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Posted - 04/26/2016 :  5:42:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I thought I read somewhere (MR or MR Hobbyist?) that someone in the family had intended to continue producing the line. I hope this is the case. I can understand someone who is afraid that the quality/reputation of the company name would suffer if it continued under different ownership, but it really would be a shame to see the line disappear.


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quartergauger48
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Posted - 04/26/2016 :  9:31:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
All, according to the obituary, Jordan had no children of his own. Only nephews and nieces. A long time girlfriend and her 3 children. He was never married. So perhaps, it appears there was no one to leave the business to. Kinda of makes sense if you look at from his view point...



Ted

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hon3_rr
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Posted - 04/27/2016 :  2:17:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
BUMMER....

-- KP --
Life is to short to build all of the models I want to.

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