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  • vale retropin

    sadly gav lost the battle.

    he was one of very few people who inspired me to greater things. its a huge loss to the vintage end of the hobby but i guess its proof the good do die young

    bye mate.. haunt me any time.




  • #2
    Yeah very sad news spent plenty of time chatting and sharing tips and tricks with Gavin over the last 10plus years very sad day indeed.

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    • #3
      Sad day for the hobby

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      • #4
        Sorry to hear.
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        • #5
          Terrible news. Had a couple of very good dealings with Gav, I found him to be a good guy.
          Dave
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          • #6
            Very sad news to hear. RIP Gav.
            http://www.aussiearcade.com.au/forum.../138-RAIL-WAYS

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            • #7
              What a shame..

              Light up the sky with neon Gav.

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              • #8
                A stand up guy who was always willing to help out, a great loss.

                Thanks again for my custom Diner neon Gav, something I will always appreciate and value
                Last edited by tony-t; 14th January 2020, 08:12 AM.

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                • #9
                  My condolences to his family
                  you can always expect change in life..except from vending machines

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                  • #10
                    Sad news indeed

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                    • #11
                      I had quite a few dealings with Gav and have a few of his custom signs. He was a really passionate about older pinnies and electro mechanical games.Always happy to help with a project or some good advice. Vale mate.

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                      • #12
                        Very sad loss for the pinball community and his family. I had the pleasure of knowing him as a close friend for many years, the passion of pinball ignited a friendship that had a lot of laughter and carry on. He pioneered the correct way of making stencils for the hobby, that is now a standard for everyone that makes them. He held the Gottlieb license for around 10 years. He had achieved a lot for the community with his restoration skills, boundless knowledge and passion for Woodrails and EMS and most importantly, he was a genuinely good bloke that was straight down the line.

                        He fought HARD to beat cancer. He tried a few unconventional methods that dumbfounded his oncologist. One of those, was his typical British Humor and the strong desire to prove them wrong. He was given until October, but every time we spoke, I reminded him that he is still with us. He told me his motivation was to "carve the Christmas Turkey, one more time". I reminded him of that when he sent me his last message on Christmas Day.
                        A very sad day. My condolences to his wife, Tracy, and his family. We will all miss him.

                        But in true Gavin form, here's a story I'd like to share - I called him years ago, and he didn't answer the phone. I got impatient, and called him back again - no answer. He called me back an hour later and calmly told me - "Hey Nino, next time, don't call me back like that - I'm up 40 floors hanging off a f%^&en ladder. I ain't gonna call you back. Okay"... From that time on, when I called him, and he didn't answer, I would not call him back. He would return the call and I'd say "WTF ? Are up the F$%^en ladder again ? " He laugh, I'd laugh.. and we would carry on.

                        Gonna miss you mate, I guess you are going up that ladder for the last time. But this time, straight to Heaven.
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                        • #13
                          Rip Gav you'll be missed.

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                          • #14
                            Sad news indeed. I was lucky enough to have met him and hang out with him at the first Pinfest, great guy and a real asset to the pinball hobby.

                            I learned a lot from his posts on the forums over the years, he offered to helped me out many years ago with computer cut adhesive stencils for redoing some missing lettering when i was restoring my Stern Dracula playfield.. he didn't want any payment for it.. i've never forgotten that kind gesture from him. The game is still sitting in my gameroom and will never be sold.
                            My condolences to his family, RIP Gav

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                            • #15
                              RIP Gav. Very Very Sad news. I never met Gav in person but he helped me out a couple of times over the years. Condolences to his family. I am sure he will be missed by many .

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