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Carl Hibbs

Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Manfred Regner   Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:01 pm

Sadly whilst I was away Manfred Regner died at the young age of 64 on July 21st

It was a big shock to find out. I had the pleasure of meeting him and odd dealings by phone.
He was a lovely larger-than-life man with geniune passion and skill. He really changed the world of model live steam and put it on a new level.   

It states that the family are still continuing with the business but please allow a few days and please refrain from calls of condolence although they are happy to accept e mails and letters (as best as I can translate with help).
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Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: Manfred Regner   Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:46 am

Truly sad and a great loss!

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Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

PostSubject: Re: Manfred Regner   Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:58 pm

The announcement also says he died from blood poisoning.

Bill Wray

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Location : 87210 Haute Vienne, France

PostSubject: Re: Manfred Regner   Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:57 am

Sad yes at a early age.
Lets hope the company continues as before.
How many times have we seen when the principle and driving force of a small company dies,the family do not seem capable of carrying on.
Many times they think they inherited a cash cow and do not have the expertise or technical input to carry on,or they are not prepared to put the long hours in that a lot of small company directors have to do.
Only time will tell,I wish them luck.

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Location : Alsace, France

PostSubject: Re: Manfred Regner   Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:58 am

Yes, very sad news. I´ve met him on a number of occasions, as he set up his stand at practically every German-speaking show going, and also used to visit the Llanfair 16mm exhibition every two years, as well.

After a very nasty accident at home a couple of years ago, he was just beginning to get back to his old self, always available for a technical chat, but not a man for unnecessary small-talk.

We can only hope that the sons and the rest of the family continue to run the business in the innovative (and slightly eccentric) fashion that he did.
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Location : france

PostSubject: Re: Manfred Regner   Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:24 am

I didnt know Crying or Very sad
I meet him one time in Abreshwiller...
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