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Farewell Harold ...
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 Posted: Wed Apr 22nd, 2020 09:51 pm
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Helmut F
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For those that did not know,
Harold Minkwitz passed on March 26th from heart failure.

I know that I for one will miss his ideas and thoughts within our hobby,
and the documentation that he shared. 

I know some of those ideas were controversial for many folks,
but I believe here at Freerails those ideas are welcome.

I wish him Godspeed and his widow, Eleanor, all the best.




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Yeah, I think I have been blasting messages over the internet with him for at least a decade.

He is the one who got me into 1:55n3 with HO scale mechs and track.

Sorry to see this.




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" I know some of those ideas were controversial for many folks,

but I believe here at Freerails those ideas are welcome. "



The Bachmann 'Complaints Department' probably threw a big party.


Which controversial ideas were you thinking of ?


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What was his login name here?







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" What was his login name here? "


hminky


I believe some of Harolds very old original Posts, may have been lost,

due to the previous Administrations server-crash, before my time here.



Harold kinda 'saturation-bombed' a Forum with lots & lots of individual Threads.

They were mostly only 1 Post or so long & all essentially Links to his own Website.

Which did have some useful bits & bobs on it, like how to dismantle locos etc.



But here are 2 'compilations' of Harolds 1:55n3 Threads all 'merged' together.

http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=8183&forum_id=17

http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=2548&forum_id=17

Most of the photos in the 2nd Thread weren't uploaded to the Freerails 'Gallery'.

So of course they are all now lost, as Harolds photo hosting no longer exists.



Don't all eMail the Bachmann 'Complaints Department' at once !


;)


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Thanks for the info.


I'm not familiar with his Bachmann complaints,

what was that all about?




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