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Oliver "Ollie" Tibbles

posted Apr 23, 2012, 10:20 AM by Darren Altbaum   [ updated Apr 23, 2012, 10:20 AM by Randy Hammill ]
     Things are getting under way, and the MP36 projects are being finalized now.   This has been a hard project for some time for me - all thanks to one engine in particular.  The METRA 401. 
     While I haven't really promoted this particular engine, as I think that it would be rude to promote a product on the base of a donation, we have accrued enough orders to go into production on its own.  So, now I can promote the engine on its own.
    What you didn't know about this particular engine was that a portion of all the proceeds for this locomotive were going to Brain Cancer Research (Sick Kids Hospital) and the Make a Wish Foundation (Canada). 
     The story behind this locomotive is touching and speaks mountains of how far we have come, and how far we still have to go to to find a cure for this terrible disease.
     The METRA "OLLIE" will be the only locomotive that we will offer in a "desktop" version for those that wish to donate, but either don't model METRA, or simply don't model trains but wish to donate. 
     I am sure that many of us have lost people to Cancer, personally, a Step - Brother and a Grandfather were taken from me well before their time.
     Please don't take this as a message to buy the product, there are several other ways you can donate as well.  Finding a cure isn't always easy, but the more people that make it possible by donating, the faster we can get there.