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Dave Cole It is with very heavy hearts that the staff of Steam in the Garden has to announce the passing of our esteemed editor Dave Cole on 17 January 2017. Dave lost his battle against cancer and will be dearly missed.

Dave began as a small-scale live steam hobbyist in the late 1990s. Dave has been the editor of Steam in the Garden magazine since January 2011. He has built two live-steam railroads and owned a variety of live-steam locomotives and rolling stock. Dave has detailed much about his live-steam enthusiasm at his web site http://www.45mm.com, where the builds of his two railroads are documented.

Dave was also a prime mover for the National Summer Steamup held each year in Sacramento, CA. Dave served as Newsletter Editor for the Bay Area Garden Railway Society and was also the editor of the 2006 National Garden Railway Convention program.

Dave had been a journalist since the early 1970s and was an editor at magazines and newspapers, including Rolling Stone and the San Francisco Examiner.

He co-founded a quarterly non-profit magazine in 1974 and continued to edit it through 1983. He has owned the weekly business-to-business newsletter www.newsinc.net since 1997 and has been a consultant to print and new media publishers since 1989.

Dave is survived by his sister Sally. Dave has requested that his ashes be thrown into the belly of a live steam locomotive and blown out the stack. His live steam friends are working to make his last wish come true.