Farewell, Friend Watash

fitz Mar 8, 2010

  1. Mike Kmetz

    Mike Kmetz TrainBoard Member

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    I am sorry to hear that we have lost another dear friend that shared our interests.
    He always had common sense advice to offer with a spark of humor.
    We miss him.
     
  2. Ironhorseman

    Ironhorseman Staff Member In Memoriam

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    Sad news, indeed. I wonder if anyone has notified Barbara?
     
  3. Wolfgang Dudler

    Wolfgang Dudler Passed away August 25, 2012 TrainBoard Supporter In Memoriam

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    I will miss him !

    Wolfgang
     
  4. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Good question! I wonder how she is doing???

    Boxcab E50
     
  5. NYO&W#405

    NYO&W#405 TrainBoard Member

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    I did not know Wayne Wilson, but from reading all these replies I know that he was well liked and will be very much missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family.
     
  6. NS

    NS TrainBoard Member

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    Very sad. Always enjoyed his post.

    Dan
     
  7. Ed Pinkley#2

    Ed Pinkley#2 TrainBoard Member

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    R.I.P Watash, You will be missed.
     
  8. oldcook43

    oldcook43 TrainBoard Supporter

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    I'm going to miss a great man!
     
  9. JoeS

    JoeS TrainBoard Member

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    RIP answer man.
     
  10. Jim Wiggin

    Jim Wiggin Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I never met him in person, but like others have said, his advice was always insightful, both on trains and life. You will be missed.
     
  11. randgust

    randgust TrainBoard Member

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    The last day Wayne posted was on Feb. 20th. I just loved the response he put on the M&ET 608 thread on that last post day.... I want to repeat it here:

    "I just ordered a set of "Rail-Riders" for my Wheelchair, so I'll be along to inspect operations pretty soon."

    Just glad he enjoyed it, as we enjoyed his company, and if that doesn't describe a positive attitude to a difficult situation, I don't know what did. I suspect that's a model, and I don't mean train.

    Come ahead, the main is clear.
     
  12. cwktrains

    cwktrains TrainBoard Member

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    Sorry to hear this!
     
  13. 282mike

    282mike TrainBoard Member

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    My thoughts and prayers are with Watash's family tonight! May god comfort you all in this time of grief.
    We at Trainboard will miss him greatly.
    God Bless you all!
    Mike Bickle.
     
  14. Pete Nolan

    Pete Nolan TrainBoard Supporter

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    I knew Wayne quite well through Trainboard, private messages, and phone conversations. I've communicated privately to Jan some of the special things he did for me. He was always a calming, wise and humorous soul when I was going through some very difficult times with one of my daughters. His wit often dissolved my worries into gales of laughter, which I needed at the time.
     
  15. gunner

    gunner TrainBoard Member

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    I am truely sorry to hear of Waynes passing. He was one of the best and wisest folks in my N Scale life.

    Watash, you are truely missed. I hope to catch you on the flip side.

    Bob
     
  16. N-builder

    N-builder TrainBoard Member

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    Sorry to hear Wayne's passing :(. I hope he is smiling down on us and playing with his trains in heaven. :)
     
  17. AKrrnut

    AKrrnut TrainBoard Member

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    I am so sorry to hear about Wayne's passing. I had the opportunity to communicate with him through Trainboard a few years ago, and enjoyed reading all of his comments. He will be dearly missed. My prayers are with all his family and friends.

    Pat
     
  18. firechief

    firechief TrainBoard Member

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    I haven't been on for a while and missed this.
    Notch 8, Watash, rest in peace.

    Dave.
     
  19. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I only just found this thread, and am deeply saddened to hear of Wayne's passing. He and I have been on TB from the beginning and have had several communications during that time.

    He had a phenomenal amount of knowledge backed up by great engineering/modelling skills and the ability to pass on his knowledge. He will be greatly missed by all who came into contact with him, in life or on this forum. His quirky sense of humour will be remembered, I am sure.

    Rest in peace Wayne.

    My condolencies to Jan and the Wilson family.
     
  20. dragenrider

    dragenrider TrainBoard Supporter

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    A dear railroader is gone,
    Sadness hovers o'r this thread,
    A special friend, a man of answers,
    Every post has said.

    We salute you in memory,
    and know we'll miss you much.
    Wayne, we wish you Godspeed,
    But we know in heaven there's trains
    and layouts and such!
     

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