Andy Sperandeo, passed away on October 2, 2015, Andy has been an editorial employee of Model Railroader Magazine since 1979.
He was executive editor after being the magazine’s editor previously.
Andy also wrote a few books on model railroading, such as Easy Model Railroad Wiring, The Model Railroader’s Guide to Freight Yards and a few other books.
Andy hosted a video once called Model Railroads In Action: 5 Layouts From Great Model Railroads Magazine which is a rare video to find.
He was also an operator on Model Railroader’s Club Layout the MR&T (Milwaukee, Racine, and Troy Railroad).
Andy was on two episodes of Tracks Ahead, one which was the MR&T and the other dedicating John Allen’s Gorre & Daphetid.
When he was in the U.S. Army back in the 1960s, Andy was a frequent operator on the Gorre & Daphetid.
One of John Allen’s locomotives, No. 34, a 4-10-0 that John kitbashed from parts, resided in his office.
Andy was building a home layout based on the AT&SF (Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe) at Cajon Pass, California in HO scale, circa 1947.
Model Railroader Magazine announced his passing October 3, 2015 on their Facebook group.