Obituary: John Parker
October 31, 2011
|John Parker, founder of model railroad manufacturer San Juan Car Co., died October 20, 2011. He founded SJCC in 1987 to produce detailed O-scale standard and narrow-gauge freight car kits. His first experience with manufacturing came early in life when he ran parts as a teenager for Grandt Line's Cliff Grandt at a time when the use of injection-molded styrene for model train parts was in its infancy. Parker created much of the tooling for SJCC's products.|
SJCC is based in Durango, Colo., home to some of what remains of U.S. narrow-gauge steam.