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    Default Sad news about a Trainzer.

    With great sadness and much regret I have to tell the Trainz world that Vinnybarb , in real life, Herbert Hohenburger, lost his battle with cancer today.

    He was diagnosed with the disease some years back and has been fighting an uphill battle ever since. He was in considerable pain towards the end so I feel that, to him, death came as a welcome release.

    He was a loyal and very active Trainzer, and a very good friend of mine. I will miss him.

    Rest in peace, Herbert, we will all miss you.

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    Rest in Peace VB and my condolence's to the family, VB gave me a lot of help over the year's and i'm glad he is finally at peace as now and then he mentioned the pain and i doubt it is sum-thing i could of handled as well as he did.
    Mick.

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    Rest in Peace Herbert.

    Sorry for the loss of your friend Peter.

    :-(

    Linda
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    Very distressing news, but thanks for passing it on Peter.

    Herbert became a friend of mine too. We spent many hours on the phone talking about 3D models, Trainz, life in general and his curious addiction to "The Bold and the Beautiful". He was an exceedingly generous chap, sent me tons of books about modelling and lots of valuable software, all gratis. I was amazed at how brave and composed he was when it came to talking about his cancer. I definitely "lost it" many more times than he did during those conversations...
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    Rest in peace Herbert, my condolences to his family and friends.

    Thanks for letting us know Peter.

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    Very tragic news
    May he rest in peace.

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    That will leave a huge vacuum in the Trainz community. I admired Herb for his model making skills, knowledge and his unfailing determination to speak his mind to N3V when he felt the need.

    I can imagine him rattling the gates of Heaven demanding to be let in.

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    Thankyou for letting us now Peter. It's always sad when we lose a Trainzer particularly one as well known as VinnyBarb.

    May he rest in peace - I'd also like to pass on my condolences to those left behind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcas1986 View Post
    That will leave a huge vacuum in the Trainz community. I admired Herb for his model making skills, knowledge and his unfailing determination to speak his mind to N3V when he felt the need.

    I can imagine him rattling the gates of Heaven demanding to be let in.
    LOL He certainly had no problem in speaking his mind good old VB, Sounds like he was good friend's with quite a few Trainzer's here reading sum of these post's so i am sorry for the loss of such a good mate to those affected, I did not know him as well as sum in here but it's kind of put a dent in my day. Hopefully in awhile when sum-one feel's it is time a small Memorial will be made to remember VB like so many other Trainzer's we have lost.
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    Sad indeed.

    R.I.P. Vinibarb.
    World peace is a bit far off, lets work at Trainz peace for now

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    My sincere condolences to his family.

    Rest in peace, VB...

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    Sad to hear this.
    Back after a long break

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    Sad news indeed. Vinny was one of this forum's more colorful characters, never mincing his words nor leaving in doubt what was on his mind. He will be missed.
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    Thanks for letting us know Peter.
    Rest in peace Herbert, my condolences to the family and friends.
    Gruss, Don
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    RIP VinnyBarb, we have lost one of the communities stalwarts, he will be greatly missed by many.
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