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 Posted: Fri Sep 30th, 2011 06:50 am
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One of our club members, Trevor Triplow, is a tram tragic.  He has many HO and G scale models - most of them motorised; some DCC as well.

Well, good ole Trevor loaned his collection of HO scale Adelaide trams to the Norwood Council for their heritage week display.




If you look closely in the next photo, you can see two fine examples of the H class Bay tram, on the left of the picture at the back.




http://yourmodelrailway.net/view_topic.php?id=4371&forum_id=94

His have two poles, while mine has a pantograph - anyway, I digress.

When Trevor and his wife returned from their holday in Europe last week, he went to the Council Offices to collect his models, and - you guessed it - gone!

No, the woman who was responsible hadn't reported it either to her Manager, nor to the police.  Well, they are just toy trams.

Trevor is devastated.  He's too old now to build up new kits - some of the kits are no longer available - and he had an emotional attachment to the stolen ones.

Anyhow, if in the unlikely event that someone comes across any trams like this, please let us know.

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Sounds like she was not the one to be responsible for heritage displays Max.

And they aint just toy trams.



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Small consolation but he should hit the Council for the value.
Probably eBay is one place to keep an eye on.
Sticky fingered scrotes.



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I could say what i think but i get banned from here :twisted:

What little b.........ds they are, just love to have a hold of their hands, they wont be able to do alot after i tell you.

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MaxSouthOz wrote:
No, the woman who was responsible hadn't reported it either to her Manager, nor to the police.  Well, they are just toy trams.


A sad example of today's world - anything that is left unattended is there for the taking and nobody takes responsibility even when they clearly should have :sad:

How many were yours Max ?



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That must be devastating . Thats where a kind heart gets you .  How could the staff disregard the security of anothers  property when they are presumably in a position of trust and and responsibility. To be so offhand about it too.  Ok they are not as bad as the scrote that stole the models ,but as you say they are only models   TO THEM.!



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None of them were mine, Dave.  Thank goodness.

It must be the season for it.  I was pottering about at home this arvo, looking forward to my long week end, when the 'phone rang.  It was the Real Estate Agent from Mount Barker, reporting a flood.

When I got there, I found that the tennants had been evicted for non-payment of rent.  They went into where the washing machine plumbs in, and removed the tap from the wall.  Mains pressure water filled the house.

Not happy with that, they went around and smashed all of the windows.  So I had about an inch (25 mm), of water through the house, with broken glass embedded in the carpets.

They had turned off the main cock by the time I arrived.  I removed all of the carpets and then dismantled the built in robes.  Got my big super sucker going and pumped out the standing water and then mopped up.

It was about 7.30 p.m. when I got away.  I just threw everything into the van and shut the doors.  I'll sort it out in the morning.

It's about 8.15 p.m., now and I've taken off my wet shoes and socks and put me jarmies on, ready to watch TV while I have me dinner.



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That's tough, Max.
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MaxSouthOz wrote:
 the woman who was responsible hadn't reported it either to her Manager, nor to the police.  Well, they are just toy trams.



It is very sad that this sort of attitude is very common in the public sector or indeed in government.

After all as long as the official is not affected in any way then it is  just  hard luck on that particular member of the public.  Why should they care about the peasants who pay their salaries or elect them in the first place . The peasants are just a necessary nuisance and it doesnt matter at all if any thing happens to affect or upset them.

This attitude is to be found in local councils right up to the very top of  national government both from staff and elected politicians.

When 200 redundancies were announced at British Waterways where I was working at the time the then Junior Minister for the Waterways was reported to have said when questioned about staff who had been there for twenty or thirty years  going

 Quote  " What does it matter if a few Lock Managers Lose their jobs"   Unquote

That Junior Minister is now top dog in the Labour party and possibly a future Prime Minister - at least we know where we will stand as we will be regarded like those "Toy Trams" - Unimportant 



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MaxSouthOz wrote: None of them were mine, Dave.  Thank goodness.

It must be the season for it.  I was pottering about at home this arvo, looking forward to my long week end, when the 'phone rang.  It was the Real Estate Agent from Mount Barker, reporting a flood.

When I got there, I found that the tennants had been evicted for non-payment of rent.  They went into where the washing machine plumbs in, and removed the tap from the wall.  Mains pressure water filled the house.

Not happy with that, they went around and smashed all of the windows.  So I had about an inch (25 mm), of water through the house, with broken glass embedded in the carpets.

They had turned off the main cock by the time I arrived.  I removed all of the carpets and then dismantled the built in robes.  Got my big super sucker going and pumped out the standing water and then mopped up.

It was about 7.30 p.m. when I got away.  I just threw everything into the van and shut the doors.  I'll sort it out in the morning.

It's about 8.15 p.m., now and I've taken off my wet shoes and socks and put me jarmies on, ready to watch TV while I have me dinner.

OMG :shock:  Hopefully you are insured although that doesn't make the wanton destruction of your property any easier to take.  If I lived closer I would give you a hand.







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Not to worry, lads.  It wasn't my house.    It's my job.   http://www.thecarpetdoctor.com.au



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That's tough Max - on both counts.

There was a time, I think, when, if it wasn't yours, you didn't touch it.  In the 50's and 60's, admitedly we lived in the country, but we seldom bothered to lock the doors, my Dad left his keys in his car, tools, lawn mowers and such like lived in open fronted sheds and farmers, who fitted special steel wheels to their tractors when ploughing, just left the tractor, complete with tool box, near the field gate at night.  We never lost a thing.

Nowadays, if it's not concreted down, some B comes along and pinches it.

And people ask why we call them the "good old days" .......................:twisted::twisted::twisted:



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If they wanted it Peter they would come armed with a Kango to dig it up.......No respect for anything these days...........Now........................where's that rope :hmm



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A minority of our younger generation still live by those good old values.
They were our good old days, how fortunate we are to have lived through those times.

Unfortunately there is the other lot, rioting, thieving scum who get away without true punishment, that’s the system these days. They will use the same phrase in the future.

God help us all.

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