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Old 11-19-2016, 06:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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It is with great sadness that I must pass along the news that a very good friend and past co-worker of mine, Chuck Naeser, passed away recently. Many of you know Chuck from his often thoughtful and knowledgeable postings on this website. I knew Chuck for over 30 years. He and I worked in Geology and Geophysics at the US Geological Survey. We were both heavily involved in large scale railroading and shared many ideas and projects over the years.

I will miss him enormously as will his many friends and enthusiasts in both the DC and Phoenix areas and also on MLS.

Rest in peace old buddy.

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Very sad news, indeed.


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Old 11-19-2016, 09:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Wow, so sorry to hear this.

I've respected Chuck since the day I read his first post. We often communicated on issues, and a lot of information from him is on my web site.

He was so helpful, and ready to work on a problem and investigate.

What a great guy, and I'm sure the gates above were swung wide open for him.

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I am saddened to report the passing of one of the gentlemen who tried to help many of us on MLS, especially the novice. Many of you may have noticed his absence from the forums in recent months. Chuck N passed on November 18th. Chuck started his large scale railroading while in Denver, where he had a two level layout that included full LGB trolley catenary on the upper level. While there he was active in the Denver Garden Railway Society.

He transferred to the US Geological Survey headquarters in Reston Virginia and built a much smaller outdoor railroad, thinking he would return to Denver after a short time. Fortunately for me, this never occurred, and he assisted me and Doc Watson with several years of the USGS Holiday Train Exhibits. He also assisted my wife and me with The Colvin Run Mill Holiday Train Show for many years.

Chuck spent countless hours helping me with maintenance of the IE&W Railway, especially before our steam ups, even though he was an “electric man” to the end. When our meets began to include battery operated locomotives he ran his B&O ore train or his San Juan passenger train pulled by a K-28. Shortly before his illness we had enticed him to the dark side (live steam) through the purchase of an Aster Climax. Sadly, he never recovered to the point that he learned to run the locomotive.

Chuck was a wonderful guy who unstintingly shared his knowledge with anyone who asked for suggestions or help. He will greatly missed by those who knew him and benefited from his knowledge, skill, and participation in many events.
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Sorry I missed this thread and started a new one. My mistake.
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might want to ask the mods to delete it, or post a link there to come here... not a big deal though...
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I attended Chuck's layout during the 1997 convention, and always enjoyed his posts here. My condolences to the family.

He will be missed.

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Old 11-20-2016, 01:10 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Jim.. Thank You.. I'm at a total loss.. I knew Chuck was ill.. & struggling. Tried to stay in touch.. Support and encourage Him.. He's met our group in AZ many years here.. I can't believe this.. All we can do is Pray for Nancy...

Saying he'll be missed doesn't even begin to cover the loss.....

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Old 11-20-2016, 06:06 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I have merged Dr. Rivet's thread with this one.

I'm very sorry to hear of Chuck's passing. Though I never met the gentleman, the other posts here show him to be a great guy. My sincere condolences to his wife, family, and friends.
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It's so sad to see this news. Though I never met him face to face, Chuck regularly helped me out over the years, especially when I was just getting started. His patient and detailed explanations for newcomer questions has been a huge service. A lot of folks will miss this knowledgeable and kind-hearted gentleman.
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