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Old 14th December 2004, 10:09 AM   #1
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It has been brought to my attention that Thomas Sheu was killed in an accident this Saturday.

AFAIK Thomas was one of the best turntable designers, hence the info in this forum.

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Old 14th December 2004, 10:58 AM   #2
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Very sad news

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Old 14th December 2004, 01:32 PM   #3
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first michell, now scheu.

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Old 14th December 2004, 02:00 PM   #4
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The firm will still be in business I hope???!

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Old 14th December 2004, 03:54 PM   #5
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That's very sad news.
Thoughts to his family.
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Old 14th December 2004, 06:02 PM   #6
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Hi,

indeed very, very sad. I was in contact with Mr Scheu just two days before it happened. He was always very helpful and kind. He (obviously) was not greedy for profit.

It is said that the business will go on but I doubt that. He did all the turntable stuff in his spare time and by himself. Maybe someone else could sell the parts but never be a consultant like Thomas Scheu. His success in Germany was based on his personality, too.

He built a new house only a few months ago, he had a wife and three children. They have a hard time now.

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Old 14th December 2004, 07:22 PM   #7
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Shame I discovered him too late as it turns out now. Bought one of his DC motors recently, and I must agree, the contact was very pleasant. Deutsche Gründlichkeit, but in a very friendly way. Only the good die young.

Maybe it was a bit of a selfish remark to make, but just yesterday I was making serious plans to order a bearing and a platter. Teres is way more expensive, and it's in the USA.. ($$$$) Any alternatives I don't know about?
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Old 15th December 2004, 01:35 PM   #8
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Hello,

there is a possibility that Mr. Feickert, who used to sell Mr Scheu's toys outside Germany, will sell some of these Parts ... I do not know.

Apart from that JRTransrotor (www.transrotor.de) sell their really nice platter bearing for about the same price. I guess it is the same as used in Michell turntables. Don't know if they sell outside Germany.

Platters can be machined by almost everybody who has a large enough mill.

On Ebay germany there are some Scheu parts at the moment, don't know if they ship outide ...

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Old 15th December 2004, 01:38 PM   #9
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Just wondering but is his death really confirmed? I made a search and found an another Thomas Sheu.
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Old 15th December 2004, 02:15 PM   #10
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Hello,

yes, it is. Good friends of Mr Scheu confirmed his death on the Germa analogue forum (www.analog-forum.de) so unfortunately there is no doubt.

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