So sorry to hear E. L. that you're not feeling well. Your card arrived as I was working on your "Cannonball and Safety Powder Works" article for our April issue. I think it is one of your best. Please do send me your latest (and I certainly hope it's not your last) article "Stuckem Glue Works".
A letter from Russ Larson, Managing Editor of Model Railroader, to E. L. Moore dated 7 January 1977.
E. L. Moore's Stuckem Glue Works was published in the October 1977 issue of Model Railroader. I don't have a copy of that card Mr. Larson refers to, but the sense I get from the letters and cards I've seen from that late '70s period is that Mr. Moore was not in good health and was making frequent references that this-and-that build might be his last. He may have suggested to Mr. Larson that Stuckem was it.
I must admit that by the late '70s I wasn't following E. L. Moore's projects with the same level of interest I was just a few years before. Other activities were taking my time, and as far as model buildings were concerned I was developing an interest in seeing models of buildings that reflected my life traveling the buses, streetcars and subways of Toronto. Back then I didn't pay much attention to Stuckem.
But, when I saw the model up-close-and-personal last year my opinion of it improved. It looks much better in colour, and with a little careful staging it could look quite fine on a layout.