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I'm sorry to hear that, John.

I'm sure everyone here wishes her the best.



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The news regarding your wife's health must be a worrisome burden John and I offer my heartfelt and sincere best wishes for happier times ahead for you and Mrs John.

We're all rooting for you both, so do what you need to do and come chat when you're able.

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So sorry to hear about your wife's health problems John.Best wishes to you both at this time.



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Many thanks Max, Bill and Alan.  Your kind words and thoughts are much appreciated.



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Sadly my wife, who many modellers will have met at shows we attended, has been diagnosed with pancreatic and liver cancer.  The prognosis does not look good.



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Hello John and I'm sorry to hear your sad news. Give your wife a loving but from all of us on here and enjoy your companionship for as long as you are able.

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I'm very sorry to hear of your wife's illness John.
You have my prayers & good wishes.
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The ongoing situation with my wife has meant that I haven't been able, either in terms of time or concentration, to do any modelling over the last month or so. 

What I have been able to do, though, in short bursts, is to go through the stock list I have on a spreadsheet, in particular locos, updating on where they are located (boxed, on the layout, in storage, awaiting repair or on the workbench), whether they have been DCC'd and if so what decoder is installed, their DCC loco number and their value. I have been especially surprised at the number of DCC locos which haven't been used for some time which now don't work for one reason or another. 

This activity is also worthwhile doing to update the value of your layout, not just to include locos and rolling stock but also all the peripheral accessories, of which there are probably many including scenic items and electronic additions (including loco decoders, accessory decoders, point motors, block detection, mimic panels, etc.), not forgetting the control system itself, in order to make sure that everything is covered for insurance purposes.The results can be surprising!

If you don't have a record of what you have or haven't updated it for some time then this is a very worthwhile task - I found a number of items I had bought some time ago and hadn't recorded - especially if, like me, you are planning for the future and possibly passing on the task of disposal to someone else.  Experience has taught me to always expect the unexpected.



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John,

May your God give you and your wife the strength to get through this difficult time.






BromsMods wrote: If you don't have a record of what you have or haven't updated it for some time then this is a very worthwhile task - I found a number of items I had bought some time ago and hadn't recorded - especially if, like me, you are planning for the future and possibly passing on the task of disposal to someone else.  Experience has taught me to always expect the unexpected.


Its a sobering thought that after years of modelling and purchasing items, the day may come when the layout outlives us and disposal falls to the next of kin.  Having a detailed inventory is sound advice and should make this task easier



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Sadly my wife passed away this morning.



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Very sorry to hear your sad news John, please accept my deepest condolences.

Lost my Mum at the age of 95 at the end of March, and I still find it difficult some days.

As many have said to me, life goes on.

I know that won't help a lot, but I'm sure all the forum member's thoughts are with you.




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Please accept my condolences a very difficult time for you.


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I'm so very sorry to receive your sad news John. Please know that my thoughts and most sincere wishes are right there with you and will continue to be so, as you move through this difficult time.

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John. my deepest sympathies.
I hope for her sake, she didn't suffer and I, like others on this forum, know what you have gone through.



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Many thanks for the supportive messages and apologies for the fact that there haven't been any updates on layout progress for some time.  That's mainly because I haven't managed to get to the shed for several months now, both during the time when my wife was ill and laterly, following her death, because I have had so much to do with probate, etc. as her executor and also a lack of enthusiasm for anything.  I sometimes feel I am not dealing too well with her loss, especially at this time of year when Christmas was her thing - frankly I will be glad when it is over.

I will try to provide some updates in the New Year when, hopefully, I will be able to get into my new normality.



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Hi John

It is good to hear from you again.  

I understand how you feel, if not exactly the same - I have lost my mother and my brother recently, and my father and sister have both been given a diagnosis.  There is not anything anyone can say to make us feel any better.  But talking about it does help - and I am sure you will find many listeners here.  

For me, I have plans to celebrate my family in my layout - my mother was an artist, so she will appear somewhere with her easel….. my brother was, sadly, a Manchester United fan - even he will appear in his team's colours, catching a train north.... my father was a blacksmith, so there will be a village smithy, and my sister will turn up with her children somewhere, perhaps a play park, or heading off to school.  I'm not ready for those scenes yet, but the thought that they will turn up in my model world is a comfort of sorts.  

Christmas is a really tough time - it meant so much to my mum - the tree would have gone up in October if she had her way.  I, for one, would love to see how your model world might share some of your memories and stories.  This isn't a normal forum, there are people who really care and want to help.  And I want to learn from you too!

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Good to hear from you John and don't worry about layout updates.

Know exactly what you mean about Christmas, we've also not been looking forward to it and will be glad when it's over.

Look after yourself.


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Chin up Michael  This is my first Christmas without my lovely wife ,passed away in August.
We just have to Shed a private tear now and then and carry on .  What else can we do..
Lovely to have this virtual family on here, Lets hope for a better 2019..



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Well I still haven't managed to get into the shed...........

You wouldn't believe the number of things that have gone wrong for me since my wife passed away.  The last was three weeks ago when I was supposed to be going away for a few days in my new motorhome (which had already been away for repair after I pranged it on the first day I got it!) but instead of ending up in Broadway I found myself in A&E in Redditch.  Now I have to undergo a major operation in a few days time and then about 6 weeks to recover.......  I sometimes think my problems will never end.........



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Hi John, good to hear from you.

Funny how things tend to come along in batches, but as my old Mum used to say, there's always someone worse off than you.

She was probably right, just sometimes doesn't feel like it.

Best of luck with the op.



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