It has been reported on a Yahoo group that Wolfgang Dudler has passed away. I can't verify this personally.
He was an MRH author and I admired his work.
I'm greatly sorry to hear that, I very much admired his modeling and his willingness share.
Thanks for letting us know.
Sorry to hear about it. I really enjoyed reading everything he put out. He was an outstanding modeler and a friend to anyone who asked. I saw on the MR forum that Crandell was a friend and posted some updates.
I hope someone continues his personal website
What a loss, both for his family and friends and the world wide model railroading community. My condolences on his passing.
Appreciating Modeling In All Scales!
MMR 452. I really enjoyed your work. Thank you for sharing, I hope you got as much out of Model Railroading as you've given us.
The Industrial Lead
to hear that news. Wolfgang's posts were something I always enjoyed reading and viewing his videos. Tremendous modeler. Condolences to his friends and family.
HO Scale '70s/80s era
Just read in MRH of Wolfgang's passing....Bummer.....He left a positive impression on me...Through correspondence, web pages, fremo/Free-mo, modeling, ....
Before I got into model railroading I looked around the net to see what was going on, and quickly found Wolfgang's website. Then I found out how to make the site into English....lol. I have to say I repeatedly go back to it for ideas and inspiration, as well as his 'how-to's' which explains things easily to reproduce for any novice modeler. As a person just starting out he certainly showed me what's possible in this hobby.
Wonder if his site will stay up??
When I started to do research about how I wanted to build my layout, his site is one of the reasons I decided to build my own turn outs. Further, his site is the reason I went with CVT for my yard and sidings. His site has a large amount of information for all of us. I wrote an email sending condolences and pleading for his site to remain up.
I saw his posts hear and other places, and he even took the time to respond to one of my emails. I am sure he got many. I never met him. But through his work I felt I knew him. And I feel like I have lost someone. I wonder if he knew what an influence he was to people all over the world. If there is an afterlife, I hope he has found peace and is getting to share his train knowledge in the great railroad in the sky. RIP
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