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David Ashby - Moderator25/08/2019 07:38:58
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Sad news, Brian Winch - RCM&E’s wizard of oz engine guru and much loved columnist passed away last Thursday. His monthly column, which ran for several decades, will be sorely missed and I know readers will join me in extending condolences to his family and friends around the world.

paul d25/08/2019 07:48:14
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Oh David that is such sad news, I was only thinking about him the other day.

Rest well Brian.

Trevor25/08/2019 08:04:30
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I've not flown i.c. for 60 years but I always found Brian's articles of interest. He will indeed be sadly missed.


Cuban825/08/2019 08:17:01
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Sad news indeed, particularly after him mentioning the loss of his dear wife, recently as well. One of the 'fixtures and fittings' of the hobby with a unique style - a difficult act to follow.

Tim Kearsley25/08/2019 08:21:05
698 forum posts
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As Trevor, I don't fly IC at all now, but I always found Brian's articles of interest. His depth and breadth of knowledge was staggering. Very sad.


ken anderson.25/08/2019 08:21:45
8795 forum posts
814 photos

RIP Brian...………. thoughts with your family..


Nightflyer25/08/2019 08:59:53
207 forum posts

Sad news indeed to wake up to this morning at the Nationals. Brian's contribution to the hobby will be sorely missed as he had wise words that helped experienced and the novice modeller. RiP Brian, thanks for everything you will not be forgotten.

Kevin Fairgrieve25/08/2019 09:02:17
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As a mainly oily flyer Brian`s column was always a go to for me.

A loss to his family and friends all over the world.

Pete B - Moderator25/08/2019 09:36:50
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Sorry to hear that news. What Brian didn't know about IC could have been written on a Post-it note. His legacy will be the many, many articles and 'how-to's' that have helped thousands of model flyers across the world.

Condolences to his family and friends.

RIP Brian


Doc Marten25/08/2019 11:01:27
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Absolutely gutted!!

Brian was one of the modelling institutions, he was there when I started the hobby, active when I left and still part of it when I came back to it, his knowledge was encyclopaedic, his wit and humour was typically Oz, his advice was solid and articles actutely readable, to be honest he was my principle reason for buying RCM&E.

He will be sorely missed, my sincere condolences to the 'Wizards' family.


Edited By Doc Marten on 25/08/2019 11:01:57

Bob Cotsford25/08/2019 11:10:49
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We've lost another of the great characters of our modelling generation, that is very sad. My condolences to his family and friends.

Mowerman25/08/2019 11:13:43
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Very sad news. We will all miss his writing.

Greatest sympathy to his family.

Tony Richardson25/08/2019 15:49:10
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Sad news indeed, my condolences to family and friends,

RIP Brian your advice and knowledge on all things oily will be missed.

J D 825/08/2019 16:52:26
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I loved his stories of engine experiment's of yesteryear, like trying different oil's for lubrication. Cod liver oil was a good lubricant in high revving motors but the pong was enough to make everyone want to leave the field.laugh


rowan clark25/08/2019 16:57:38
16 forum posts

So very sad to hear, I have followed Brian and his WOO column avidly for over 30 years, always the first pages to be read on opening a new edition. Fair winds sir.

Don Fry25/08/2019 17:03:39
4557 forum posts
54 photos

I had three nails in a bit of wood. It was the pattern for his onboard glow plug clip. But I no longer had the instructions in the magazine. After hours of wasting wire, I Emailed him. Instant clarification, wrapped in sharp wit.

Quite depressing.

Old Geezer25/08/2019 17:07:59
670 forum posts

Such a sad loss - the Wizard was a one off - I always religiously read his monthly words of "Wizdom", even during my extended defection to the dark side. Vast experience leavened with common sense and humour - we're all going to miss him.

FlyinBrian25/08/2019 18:12:22
677 forum posts
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I communicated with Brian a few times about old engines, he was always helpful and patient.

RIP Winchy, you will be missed.

Lindsay Todd25/08/2019 22:35:45
1764 forum posts
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Very sad news indeed, I will certainly miss his contribution he had a skill in making the technical aspects easy to understand only possibly by someone with undeniable depth of experience and an enthusiasm for the subject matter that came across in his articles. my condolences to his family and friends. Lindsay

Trevor Crook26/08/2019 07:13:39
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Very sad. Like some others, I've been "all electric" for some years, but always found Brian's articles interesting, informative and entertaining. Condolences to his family and friends.

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