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[Contact] URGENT - re Otto Wipfel

Post  Markh5682 on Sat 08 Oct 2016, 1:39 pm

I have received a PM from lateagain (Geoff) asking me to post the message below............

lateagain wrote:"CAN YOU POST THIS TOPIC ASAP ...apparently I can't start a thread even logged in?

Many of you who have been around Train Sims since the start will remember Otto.

There is deep concern for his health over at Trainsim.com as he was a persistent and regular contributor. See this thread at ts.com "I am a bit Worried" . I know that some contributors here know Otto personally and know his whereabouts. The concern is that as Otto lives alone he may have been taken unwell and as has been suggested an alert to the local Police would be an obvious step. Of course to do that you need to know where to contact.

Anyone who can help please do so ASAP.

Thanks

Geoff"

I hope all is well with Otto, but it is good that people in the trainsim community do look out for one another.

Mark.


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Re: [Contact] URGENT - re Otto Wipfel

Post  lateagain on Tue 11 Oct 2016, 6:59 pm

NEWS UPDATE:

Hi All

I've just been contacted by Somerset & Avon Police to let me know they've located Otto. He's been admitted to Hospital and is OK at present.
Not being family that is all I know so anyone with closer links might like to contact them. They are aware of the thread on trainsim.com and have my name (Geoff Brown) and the mail I sent them was todays date.

Hopefully we'll soon see Otto giving out some stick as usual over at ts.com Laughing

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Post  rufuskins on Tue 11 Oct 2016, 7:25 pm

Thank you Geoff for the latest news, and Otto will be in my thoughts for a speedy recovery.


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Post  Markh5682 on Wed 12 Oct 2016, 3:30 am

Thanks Geoff for the update.

I'm glad he's OK and hope he soon gets well again. OK


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Re: [Contact] URGENT - re Otto Wipfel

Post  OldVern on Wed 12 Oct 2016, 8:05 am

Good to know he is okay, best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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Post  RIGFindlay on Wed 12 Oct 2016, 10:11 am

Best wishes from me as well. Roderic

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Post  NiallGray on Sun 16 Oct 2016, 3:13 pm

Likewise, sending my best wishes to Otto.

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Post  OldVern on Sun 16 Oct 2016, 5:36 pm

Trainsim.com has been updated:

http://www.trainsim.com/vbts/showthread.php?325884-Report-on-Otto-Wipfel

Sounds like he has had quite a bad stroke so hopes and wishes for a successful recovery.

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Post  Markh5682 on Sun 16 Oct 2016, 6:11 pm

Thanks for the update Vern.

A stroke at his age is not good, but I hope he makes a good recovery.

I'm sure we all wish him well and a speedy recovery.


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Post  35005CP on Wed 19 Oct 2016, 11:59 am

Please pass on my best wishes to Otto! I hope he makes a speedy recovery!


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Post  slipperman12 on Sat 05 Nov 2016, 9:01 pm

Hi All,
I've just seen a post on trainsm.com that Otto's website is no longer available.

I've confirmed it myself, and hope it's only because he hasn't renewed his subscription.

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Post  OldVern on Sun 06 Nov 2016, 7:59 am

Sad news I just checked the latest on Otto at TS and he has passed away.

RIP - his unique input will be missed.

However I'm sure he's already advising old St Pete that he needs to put turning loops on the railway terminus at the Pearly Gates...

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Post  rufuskins on Sun 06 Nov 2016, 10:07 am

Otto as a valued member of the Train Simulation world will be sorely missed.

R.I.P.


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Post  35005CP on Sun 06 Nov 2016, 1:21 pm

That is very sad news indeed. I would like to say he will be sorely missed. His work to the sim was invaluable. My thoughts go out to his Friends & Family.

May he Rest in Peace.. Crying or Very sad Sad


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Post  slipperman12 on Sun 06 Nov 2016, 2:23 pm

Thanks, Vern for the update.

It is sad news, but I'm sure you're right about him advising on putting loops at the ends of routes in the Heavenly MSTS installations!

I have the various files he produced for MSTS, including his improvements to the SVR, so he certainly won't be forgotten.

My condolences to his family and all of his friends.

R. I. P.  Otto

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Post  Markh5682 on Sun 06 Nov 2016, 7:51 pm

Very sad news indeed.
R.I.P. Otto. Sad


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Post  NiallGray on Mon 07 Nov 2016, 10:58 am

Very sad news, big loss to the community.  Crying or Very sad

Just as his family will miss him, so will we.

May he rest in peace.

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Post  terrycunliffe on Mon 07 Nov 2016, 1:46 pm

Sad news indeed.
R.I.P., Otto
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