My Last Post

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by shamus, Jun 5, 2003.

  1. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

    God Bless Paul,

    We sure will miss you here, but most important GET WELL. My prayers will be with you my friend and if there is anything you need, let me know. Your friend, Jim :(
  2. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    God Bless You Paul, you are a great man. Many of us look up to you. Thanks for all you have given. I never knew someone so successful in so many areas, yet so kind, and so giving. I'm listening to your harmonica right now. :(
  3. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    We'll keep you in our prayers. Thanks for all help, instruction and inspiration! Take care of yourself!
  4. Bill Stone

    Bill Stone Member

    Ditto on all the above.
    It's all been said, but we all mean it.....
    Thank you.
    Get well.
    Best wishes,

    Bill Stone
  5. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    I'm sorry to hear of your health problems. I hope your well soon. I'm a relative newcomer to the gauge, but I've really enjoyed your modeling and posts as well as your "How to build a Model Railroad" cd. Get well soon, Paul. We miss you.
  6. marty w.

    marty w. Member

    Sorry to hear you are not feeling well. Hope you make a quick recovery. Thanks for all your help in the past year.
    Get well soon.
  7. Tileguy

    Tileguy Member

    Paul, Thanks for all the inspiration and Knowledge you have shared,I wish you well with your health and hope to see you return 1 day soon.You are a legend in your own time and have done a great service to this wonderful hobby.I salut you!!
    And in the words of another legend named paul,
    " Now where did i park my Ox" :D
  8. Matt Probst

    Matt Probst Member

    Paul..There is not much that I can say that hasn't been said already, but I do wish you the best and pray for a speedy recovery for you.
    You've been a great inspiration for me as well and you'll be sorely missed!

    Matt--Hershey, Pa.
  9. farmer ron

    farmer ron Member

    Paul, you have beenan inspiration to us all, looking forward to your next visit with us. Our prayers and throughts are with you, take care of yourself Ron and family..
  10. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Paul, my friend, I am deeply saddened to hear that you have serious problems with your health. I wish you and your family lots of power, faith and optimism for a complete recovery.

    Your name 'Shamus' was and is a synonym for excellent craftsmanship, well-done research, love for details without being nit-picky, and just plain fantastic model railroading. But most of all, you are a symbol for a good friend who gives away the secrets of his expertise to everybody without hesitation - just to make this our hobby still a bit greater than it already is. You gave us all so much, so thank you, Paul!

    We all long eagerly for the day when you'll return to our forum with renewed strength. Take care and come back soon!

  11. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    First I want to thank you Shamus for the wonderful job you have done as a moderator. You will be missed but we are pleased you will be visiting from time to time.
    Please take good care of yourself. Our prayers will be there with hope of speedy recovery for you my friend.
  12. rsn48

    rsn48 Member

    I can remember your first post at trainboards; naturally you being you it was photographs - great ones at that. I hope you are faced with a temporary set back only... good luck!!
  13. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Its been a pleasure to have you as a moderator Paul. Thanks for sharing your creativity and expertise, and for being so encouraging of all of us. Best wishes!
  14. Greg Elems

    Greg Elems Member


    Boy, miss reading the board for a while and look what I come back too. I echo everyone else's sentiments. Take care and get well. I too will miss you and your pearls of wisdom in the modeling world.

    Greg Elems
  15. jimnrose

    jimnrose Member

    Paul, sorry to hear you aren't feeling well and hope you get well real soon. Your efforts on the Guage have been an enlightment to all of us. We all have a goal to emulate your skills and insight.
    Take care, Jim
  16. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    Paul My Friend, What depressing news, but Job Well Done as moderator!!! I will certainly keep you in my thoughts and hopes for improvement of your health!

    BTW....Don't be too surprised if The Robber Barrons pay you a visit!:D

    Take Care My Friend:)
  17. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

    Thanks, Paul,
    for sharing your layouts, experience, and friendship
    with all of us.
    Hope your health, improves; please drop in when
    you can!! :) :) :)
  18. Wyomingite

    Wyomingite Member

    Paul are thoughts and prayers are with you for a full recovery. You will be dearly missed by all. Thanks for all you shared. Please drop by now and again and let us know how your doing.

    Ron :) :)
  19. belg

    belg Member

    Great memories

    Hey Paul, I knew from your first "taking a rest message " that you sounded off your game.I know what its like to deal with illness since my mom and dad are both sick,Cancer and a stroke both were devistating.Since their illness came only months apart it was good to be able to talk about it,lest I break down. I hope in your case it's something you can come back from.I've appreciated your fine work for several years and hope to see it again in the future, get well soon!!!!
  20. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    A day without shamus on the gauge is like a day without sunshine. Like sunshine, we all begin to take for granted that you would always be here. Your regular prescence will be missed.
    We cannot bring our yesterdays back, and make changes. They are done and over. There's nothing "in the contract" that guarantees tomorrow. We can plan for it, but we can't be sure it will come. There's only today, and we have to make the best of what we have. So, make the best of your todays, and if that ocassionally includes a short trip to the gauge, you'll make a bunch of friends happy that you dropped by for a visit. Even when you're not here, you'll be in our thoughts, and in our prayers.
    Fair winds and following seas, and a safe harbor at the end of each day's journey.

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