Prayers out to Cora and the whole family. We are so sorry for your loss of such a great man. He was so nice to share his knowledge with the rest of us here on the forum! RIP Barry!


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Very sorry and shocked to learn about the passing of Barry. He was truly a great guy and helpful to so many here. My thoughts and prayers to his wife, family and friends.

Blessed is the man that trusts in the Lord, whose hope is in Him. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters and never fails to bear fruit.                                                                                      Jeremiah 17 : 7-8




This is shocking and very sad news. I met Barry on a couple of occasions and attended one of his DCS user group meetings. He was a real gentleman and the DCS guru. He was incredibly helpful to those who asked for his assistance and was passionate about our hobby. One of the true icons of our hobby has passed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Cora and the rest of his family.

I am very shocked and saddened to hear of Barry's passing. Thank you Jim for informing us.

I always made sure to read any posts Barry had, as he was in fact, the go-to man for DCS problems. Frequently his posts answered questions I had and had not yet posted, which save me and many others invaluable time and effort troubleshooting DCS issues. I agree with everyone else: He WILL be greatly missed!

Rest in Peace, Barry, knowing that you helped a great many of us become more comfortable with technology in general and DCS in particular.

Thank you for all you did.


Lehigh Valley High Railers

It was obvious that Barry had a real passion for this hobby and helping those who asked. At least his memory will live on in his books and other publications.
I never met him but I'm sure he was a true gentleman. Condolences to his wife, family, and friends.

Three Rails Are Better Than None 

I'm very saddened to hear about the loss of Barry.  He always impressed me with his knowledge, kindness, and willingness to help folks here on the OGR Forum.  Although I never met him personally, I will miss him.  He was a great contributor to our hobby.  My condolences to his wife and family.  

Cheers and Happy Railroading,

Patrick W  

CEO - The Free State Junction Railway 

" Where the music is sweet and the trains always run on time"

Home Office - Patsburg, Maryland 

Wow! What a shock. I am saddened to hear of his passing. I didn’t know him well but I met him at York once when I sold him a PS3 electro coupler from a steam kit I installed. He helped a lot of folks on this forum. My sincerest condolences to his family and friends. Definitely, a big loss to DCS enthusiasts and our hobby in general. 


TCA Member

NYCHS Member

MTH RR Club a loss!!!  At last York he and a couple of other gents were "reprogramming"  ( I think) MTH stuff  FOR FREE ON HIS OWN TIME over near the black hall.  I spoke to him a bit, what a gracious man.  May his family be consoled (at least somewhat) by knowing he did good deeds for us UNTECH savvy folks.

Co Owner of Acme Construction with Wiley Coyote

Sorry to hear this. Yes definitely a shock. He will be missed.  My best memory was the hour long phone call troubleshooting my issue and him walking me though it. Definitely will be missed. Condolences to his family. 

US Army retired

Suncoast Regional Coordinator 

First Florida  Chapter of the MVPA HAZMAT SME(RID,DOD,IATA,ADR,CFR 49)  


Terrible news. I did not know Barry, but I did post a couple questions about buying my first MTH engine and he was very helpful. Sounds like that was his nature. In response, I just bought had my first MTH/DCS engine delivered Friday (from the OP, no less) and received Barry's book yesterday. I'm going to read it on vacation next week and was planning to shoot Barry a note after I had read it. Condolences to all who knew him.

I never met Barry anywhere but on the forum, he was always ready to debunk the DCS myths and help get folks get on the right path. I'll always remember he never missed an opportunity to hawk his book and that I will miss!

Condolences to his family and friends.

Jeff T - LCCA

North Central O Gaugers

I just bought a steam engine from barry two weeks ago here on the forum. WOW this is shocking and very sad news. my deepest sympathies go out to his family. by owning one of his engines I now have a small piece of his legacy so to speak. the dcs world lost a good man.

Roger g.

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