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Robert Symes-Schutzmann. R.I.P.

Announcement of recent death.

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00123/01/2015 10:07:25
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The above was a broadcaster who featured in Tomorrows World on BBC and was a dedicated modelmaker. Passed away on the 19th January aged 92. R.I.P.

I met him a few times and he had many very interesting tales to tell.

Richard Wood23/01/2015 10:11:01
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I remember him well for presenting 'Model World' , broadcast in the 70's. R.I.P.

Andy Green23/01/2015 10:25:08
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You can still buy the Model World series. See this thread.


Tomtom3923/01/2015 10:25:14
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I seem to remember meeting him as a youngster when he opened the current premises at SMC. Excellent and very knowledgeable man

Cuban823/01/2015 11:35:24
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Saddened to hear of Bob's passing - a great ambassador of model engineering and very much of the 'old school' in terms of style; something that suits me just fine. Many modern so called presenters, could take a few lessons from the older guys of years past IMHO.

I'm sure I have a video of Bob and Dave Boddington flying a Bleriot, somewhere in my collection, must look for that this afternoon.

Andy Ennis23/01/2015 12:12:29
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Sad news indeed.

I found his programs very easy to watch.

Steve T23/01/2015 12:36:16
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Very sad, I'm sure he encouraged more people into the modelling world, in whatever form, than we will ever know. Have to get the dvd now, I thoroughly enjoyed his style of presentation, so eccentric, great fun.

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Kevin Wilson23/01/2015 13:53:23
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I was privelaged to meet Bob Symes on a couple of occasions through model engineering and Gauge1 railways. An absolute gentleman and a talented enthusiastic modeller.

His real diesel (glow) electric loco at 1/32 scale was fascinating and pushed the boundaries at the time.

A very rare character that will be sadly missed thats for sure.

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