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Jacq's Logging Project Discussion

Started by marc_reusser, February 27, 2008, 05:07:34 PM

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Dear Jacq,
Deepest condolences to yourself and the rest of your family.  I wish you some peaceful reflections of the times you had with your wife.  Stay rested, take care of yourself.  Your absence here is missed, but we are very appreciative of your family priorities.


shropshire lad

Jacq ,

   I didn't realise that Ineke was only 58 , that makes it even worse .

   You have had a shit year so far I only hope that things will pick up for you for the rest . Obviously life will be sadder for you now but you know that all your friends around the World ( and you've got a few) will be wishing you well .

   With all this treatment you have been receiving for your own ailments does this mean that I won't have to continue damaging my back pushing you around in a wheelchair ? Because I don't fancy trying to heave you up and down those big mountains they have in Switzerland ! ( For those that don't know , The US Convention , Adliswil , near Zurich in October is the next outing for the " Jacq Damen Trainset Roadshow" ) .

  Let me know the details for the show so that I can book flights etc ,


Ray Dunakin

Jacq, my sincere condolences to you and your family. I can't even imagine how difficult it must be to suffer such a loss while also being stricken with your own health issues.
Visit my website to see pics of the rugged and rocky In-ko-pah Railroad!

Ray Dunakin's World


My condolences! I am very sorry to hear about your loss.

Chuck Doan

Jacq, I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
"They're most important to me. Most important. All the little details." -Joseph Cotten, Shadow of a Doubt


Frederic Testard

Jacq, I logged on this morning to send you congrats about a paper describing your logging modules in the French revue Voie Libre, and I discover this incredibly sad news.
My condolences to you.
Frederic Testard

W.P. Rayner

Very sorry to read this news Jacq. Please accept our sincerest condolences. You certainly have had a terrible year. Hang in there, it may not seem like it now, but things can only get better.


Erkut Baykal

Jacq my Master,

Please accept our deepest condolences, we are all sorry to hear your beloved wife's loss.
Hang in there and take care.

On Behalf of the Selcuk Team;

Abd - Erkut - Aykut - Ali


  Thank you for all the support.
  The layout will go to the US-convention in Adliswil in Switzerland on 13-14 October.
  Presently I am filling the costums papers in 5-fold to enable without duty to take the layout out of the EEC into Switzerland and out of  Switzerland int the EEC again. This has to be done manually as there is no digital version of the forms and I do not have a typewriter anymore.

Slowly interest into modeling is returning. I have started on new drawings for the next 1:35 project  ;D

put brain in gear before putting mouth in action.
never underestimate the stupidity of idiots
I am what I remember.

michael mott


I am just catching up, My deepest condolences
Life is difficult sometimes, I hope that you are able to pull though these times with the resolve of friends and loved ones.

Sincerely Michael


  since the Intermodellbau in april, I haven't seen parts of the layout. Last week I checked everything and I must say that Alan and the crew of the Burscheider club handled everything very very wel. Only a couple of minor repairs. All is ready now to be loaded today. Alan is coming to my place and will travel together with me to Adliswil where we will meet Nick. Approx 7-8 hours drive, pending how long the costums need to inspect  and sign of the export- and import papers. I am looking forward to it.
I decided 3 weeks ago not to use the walker anymore and left the revalidation centre on my own feet, supported by my walking stick. It was heavy going, but I managed  ;D. My mobility has improved, only the neuropathic pain makes me uneasy, due to missing the stable feeling under my feet and bottom. Next month I will visit a specialised clinic to discus the possible options. One particular natural medicine is giving till now some improvement.
Really looking fwd to this weekend, where I will see Nick, Marcel and many friends from the modeling fraternity.

put brain in gear before putting mouth in action.
never underestimate the stupidity of idiots
I am what I remember.


Jacq,    Glad to here the Good New's  ;D


your relentless enthusiasm and good spirits are very impressive! Good luck with the recovery!


Hi Jacq,
Good to hear you finding your feet again in more ways than one.  I don't doubt that with the crew you have on board, it will be a good get away at the show.  Have a safe trip, and I look forward to a new collection of tour shots in the near future.


shropshire lad

Well , I just got back from Switzerland after a successful show . No longer being into American railways and especially standard gauge there was little to really interest or inspire me , but Jacq came away brimming with new ideas some of which he is going to incorporate into his own layout . He is particularly keen on the idea of building a log flume and wants to copy the one that is in the photos . However, he is stumped ( geddit? Oh , never mind ) as to where you can get hold of non-friction logs that go around corners . Can anyone help ?

   Shall we say that the best layout I saw this weekend ( other than Jacq's ) wasn't at the show . But as I was staying at Marcel's house that was hardly surprising .

   Next trip Ostraalier !