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Posted 10 November 2009 - 07:05 PM

For those of you who have enjoyed buying, making and modeling 1/24/and 1/32 Resilient Resin bodies I regret to inform that their manufacturer Douglas Haynes of Eugene, OR suddenly died yesterday of a massive Myocardial infarction at age 59. As with many artists Doug’s bodies and models were the creative products of his labor alone, so unfortunately the production of Resilient Resin bodies ends.

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Remember folks, traffic lights timed for 35 MPH, are also timed for 70!




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Posted 10 November 2009 - 07:12 PM

Wow... what a shock.

Sincere condolences to Doug's family and friends.
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Posted 10 November 2009 - 07:18 PM

Thanks, Steve. Since Doug had no family other than his 87 year old step-mother, we at Pelican Park Speedway, were his close friends and his family.
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Remember folks, traffic lights timed for 35 MPH, are also timed for 70!

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 07:45 PM

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Not good news... condolences to all his friends. Doug was a nice fellow and very talented. We will regret him and the great services he provided to the hobby for so long.
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Posted 10 November 2009 - 07:56 PM

Oh dear, such bad news, and no doubt a terrible shock to all who were close to Doug.

My sincere sympathies to all.
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Posted 10 November 2009 - 08:04 PM

My sympathies...

I had purchased several of his bodies over the years.

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 08:27 PM

Philippe,

I am particularly touched by your kind and thoughtful words. In our loss I will be sure to let all Pelican park folk who have been enriched by Doug's remarkable talents and vision of your kindness.


Todd
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Posted 10 November 2009 - 09:29 PM

My condolences.
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Posted 11 November 2009 - 03:06 AM

What a shock,makes us all remember just how fragile life is!
Doug was always great to deal with and very helpful.

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 05:02 AM

Wow. What a shock. Life is frail---that's for sure. Always treat your friends and family like it's the last time you'll see them. It might be.
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Posted 11 November 2009 - 05:53 PM

For those of you who on this board and others have e-mailed us condolences on Doug’s passing you may wish to know Doug’s only survivor is his sister. We at Pelican Park Speedway were for many years his extended family. From all of us at PPS we offer heartfelt thanks for all the kind words we’ve received.
Todd Messinger

Remember folks, traffic lights timed for 35 MPH, are also timed for 70!

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 09:56 PM

Rather than lay flowers somewhere, here are a few of my attempts at displaying the beauty of Doug's handiwork:

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All in 1/32 scale and fortunately I have more to still build, so his memory will be with me for some time.

RIP, you were a master of your craft.
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Posted 11 November 2009 - 10:00 PM

His kindness towards me in producing a discontinued body and driver and his willingness to give advice to me told me what kind of a person he was. I'll miss him and his Ebay listings which helped drain my money. He died way too young.
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Posted 12 November 2009 - 10:12 AM

I was very saddened to hear of Doug's passing. His casting work was very good and will live on for this and more he will be remembered.

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 10:19 AM

Hi

We had a long relationship. Often with my supplying him an old body to consider, and more often a documents file for an upcoming project. The Squalo above was inspired by an old Bill Sipple body that I had.

Sigh.

I will miss the conversation. I am sorry for the people closer to him.

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 02:53 PM

Thanks, Stan, for your kind words.


Todd, we may from time to time (okay, nearly always) disagree, but when the slot fraternity loses a friend with the talent of Doug Haynes, it's a loss indeed. No doubt you were good friends with Doug, so the loss must be doubly hard. Though I never met him, I will miss his expertise, as I have a couple of Resilient Resins bodies for projects laying on my bench.

Are there plans to continue with the "Resilient Resins" line, either by disposing of stock on hand or by having someone else take over the molds? Or was it strictly a one-man show, "build as the orders come in" kind of business?

In any event, we will miss Doug's talent. My thoughts are with his slot family and friends at this difficult time. Hope you are holding up okay.



Hi Stan,

I and other members are holding up OK. Some feel his loss more than others. Last night was the first time since 1996 when we resurfaced and re-landscaped the club track that we did not race on a Wednesday night. We instead talked, reminisced, and brainstormed Pelican Park’s present and future. Since Doug 's only surviving family member is a younger disabled sister some of us have borne the end of his life financial details (Damn what hideous leeches morticians are!), and others are managing the disposition of his life effects, and tending to the attendant legal matters.

Doug's RR line as you correctly put it was a "one man show." There are a few 1/24 bodies remaining which, of course, will be distributed among Pelican Park members. None of us know his resin formula or mold making process or methods to produce bodies. So our loss is substantial as it must be for others across the slot car world.

I'm hoping other body manufacturers would come up with a method for producing more "resilient" resin bodies such as Doug's. While there are really fine products out there, all resin bodies produced today everywhere are of the standard resin material- hard, brittle- great for modeling- not so great for rough and tumble slot car racing. If you know of anybody who may want to fill a hole please let us know. Thanks.
Todd Messinger

Remember folks, traffic lights timed for 35 MPH, are also timed for 70!

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 03:06 PM

Doug's passion for this hobby that we share was contagious. I've never met him but I won't forget him.
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Posted 12 November 2009 - 06:08 PM

Sorry, to here this.
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Posted 12 November 2009 - 06:22 PM

My condolences go out to his surviving family and to all his friends at Pelican and around the world. I also dealt a bit with Doug and found him to be a great guy and a real enthusiast - he'll be missed.

Thanks for letting us all know Todd. Our thoughts are with you.

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 05:45 PM

Rest in peace artist.
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Posted 16 November 2009 - 12:02 AM

He was such an artist and craftsman! Rest in peace Doug!
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