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one of the early members has gone to the lord
« on: January 16, 2022, 05:28:18 PM »
he was known as "quinnf" on this forum and as "oddjob" on the microcogen forum

 he was a solid guy that i met face to face when a few of us got together back in  i think '07 at "hottaters" place in idaho

he was a decent and kind man that was hard to get riled up, someone that was a calming and reasoned voice when things got heated on the LEF back in the day.

he built one of the 6/1 listeroids from powersolutions and painted it silver, he caught a lot of flack for doing that, but that was Q, someone that marched to his own drum, and for that he was a really interesting guy.

"ol' silver" as that 6/1 was known, was a test bed for early development of these engine's within a smaller group of guys that were working with then and putting large amounts of run time on them. everything he built was first rate, clean, well thought out and executed.

i could go on, but suffice it to say he left this world far too soon, at age 65 he was just getting into his retirement when he was called home.

he was my friend, and i miss him

bob g

https://www.havenrest.com/obituary/QuinnEldon-Farnes

ps. his wife requests no flowers be sent
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Re: one of the early members has gone to the lord
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2022, 05:56:49 PM »
Hi Gentles

Our deep prayers to his soul. LEF is poorer with this loss.

stay safe.
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Re: one of the early members has gone to the lord
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2022, 01:58:25 AM »
While I only knew him from his writings here it was very clear that when he wrote it was based on facts, not wishful thinking and old wives tales. I have always considered him to be the pioneer of doing Listeroids right and my work to be an extention of his.
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Re: one of the early members has gone to the lord
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2022, 07:23:41 AM »
Sad news indeed, thank you for letting us know Bob.

Quinn posted many many pearls of wisdom over the 12 years he was active here, and whilst we hadn't seen him for a while, his unexpected passing is still a blow.

RIP Quinn.
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Re: one of the early members has gone to the lord
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2022, 10:22:43 AM »
Sorryu to hear of your and the Forums loss of a unique man. I feel as if I missed out on a special bloke that was entertaining. I like it when things are presented in a different way just to hear the feedback, I do it too.
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Re: one of the early members has gone to the lord
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2022, 04:19:59 PM »
RIP Quinn, I didn't know you, but you were obviously highly respected

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Re: one of the early members has gone to the lord
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2022, 01:58:38 AM »
I never met Quinn, but had the pleasure of corresponding with him years ago. Quinn wrote a couple of articles on the tear-down and re-assembly of a Power Solutions listeroid and sent them me to proof-read them before publication. I think that was in 2013 or thereabouts. I can now only locate the "Beta Tester part 1".
He wrote a few articles for George Breckenridge's Utterpower site as well. Those were earlier still, long before I even knew anything about listeroids.
Here are a couple of links that still work
https://www.utterpower.com/kit_engine2.htm
https://www.utterpower.com/kit_engines3.htm
There is a lot of good information and photos in those links, and they are now all that I have except the Beta Tester pdf
I can recall some photos of him working in his ever-so-clean shop in bare feet.
Quinn was a great guy and was always willing to share his experience. In reading his obit, there is a bit about his interest in sailing. We lived and sailed in the same area way back when, maybe we met then, and never realized it in our later correspondence.
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Re: one of the early members has gone to the lord
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2022, 04:12:00 AM »
I only knew Quin from his early Listeroid rebuild pioneering and posts.  They were always something I enjoyed and appreciated as a retired engineer (EE/CS).  He was exceptionally capable and wrote like a professional.  After reading his obituary I  wish I'd been able to meet him and know him better.  Quin had some serious breadth and depth of knowledge.
I'm saddened that his retirement was way, way too short.





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Re: one of the early members has gone to the lord
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2022, 05:11:27 AM »
Over and over I see good skills being lost as men get old and die.  I suppose it's kinda self-policing - if there was still a market for older skill-sets maybe someone would still be deploying them?  It took me quite a while recently to find someone to weld-repair a cracked pump-housing casting recently.  Maybe soon we'll just replace not repair.  A sad day

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Re: one of the early members has gone to the lord
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2022, 02:23:57 PM »
it makes me happy that so many of you guys remember Quinn
there is hardly a day goes by that i don't think of him.

he belonged to an email group that includes me,  so i got to correspond with him
several times a week for the last 8 or 10 years.

i talked to him on the phone about a month before he went to the big shop in the sky, and wish i had taken more time to give him a call.

as a christian i am told that God has a plan, but darn it just doesn't  seem fair that he was taken so soon.

oh well, i bet he is building a new shop for all of us to enjoy when the time comes.

thanks for the memories guys

bob g

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Re: one of the early members has gone to the lord
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2022, 04:57:23 PM »
Thank for advising us Bob.
Yes, I remember him well. Many of my searches for information were answered by posts from quinn.
I did PM him a few times for discussion.
RIP Quinn

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Re: one of the early members has gone to the lord
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2022, 10:08:33 PM »
Oh that's a shame. Sometimes we feel like we know each other!
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Re: one of the early members has gone to the lord
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2022, 05:52:22 PM »
That is young, sorry to hear that. As we all know, death does not respect age or station. I'm elated to read that he was a follower of Christ and is with Christ now. I'm sure if he had the chance he would tell all of us to think hard about our lives and to consider what happens after our time on earth.
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