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Sadly but surely the time has come to sell off the Tramway. The whole lot of it. This includes the layout with the power supplies, the unfinished projects e.g. the Scrubber Car. The trams themselves including the steam tram and trailer and the 6 remaining electric cars though I may retain car No1 just for sentimental reasons, the radio control gear, spare batteries, chargers, traction poles, the special tools I have devised to install and work on the overhead, numerous spares, bits and pieces; even the trees will go though I may retain the "lone pine" for posterity.

To see what you would be getting have a look at the blog, go back to the beginning what you see is more or less what you get….



The reason for the sale is this; I simply cant go on, I cant get down underneath the layout to do additional cabling that has to be done and I'm really loosing my marbles. I cant put anything down, I cant stop a project and then return to it and it now takes me so long to do a simple job - a 1 hour task takes a day assuming that I don’t stop halfway through for if I do then I just cant seem to pick up on it again…. Not sure if its my PTSD or the Insulin or I could blame it on Agent Orange. I'll put the proceeds toward my bucket list…

If you are interested email me at lvet@outlook.com I have no idea of a price I think that’s going to be best negotiated between myself and the aspiring new owner….
Trev


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http://trevs-tramway.blogspot.com.au/

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Aw man, sorry that has to happen.

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:sad: I'm very sorry to hear that Trev. I live with a chronic illness that makes life difficult for me and stops me from doing all kinds of things I used to be able to do, so I can very much sympathise.

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Trev

I am sad--very sad --to hear that your condition forces this action. I looked forward to your posts, and being a tram person myself, albeit US trolleys, if it weren't for the fact of shipping, and not being in any physical condition to erect an out door line myself, I would be first in line. That, and the fact that  I couldn't scrape up even an amount that I would be ashamed to offer---

I would sincerely hope that someone in Oz will take over the line, and keep it alive. I also will plead with you to stay in touch with us here at FreeRails, to the limit of your ability.

Thank you for sharing all that you have done, and God bless you in your struggles.

Herb

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Man, how many of us have something going on? It has been several weeks since I've been able to do much. Causes of that also keep me from being able to do much from the middle of Missouri to help Trev.
Is there any way we can gang up and do something collectively?

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I'm sorry Trev. I'm afraid that many of us are close to the same condition. I am currently in the middle of a crisis (wild fire just about got us and we are running on a generator) that shouldn't be even cause to blink. But, I too have too many things I can no longer do. sigh...
Don't give up though. Hopefully someone near can take over your layout and you can enjoy seeing it on occasion.

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Howdy Trev, I understand. Just do what you have to and keep going. Don't forget that we are here, if we can help.
As the poet Bob Dylan once said-"Don't look back".

Take care...
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Thanks Guys. I have no intention of giving up just yet... I hope to stay on the forum as long as I can type....
The worst part is not knowing why my brain has these spasmodic times of slipping into neutral, or reverse then coming good. Brain scan shows no problems, I have not had a stroke and the rubber cap and electric shocks is fun. My knee is totaly expected the surgeon did explain that kneeling was going to be a problem but then I met so many other guys who had had replacements and who could kneel (and do other masculine things that required kneeling) and I had hoped I could do it...
I spent 45 mins looking for a pair of long nose pliers and I was even looking through drawers etc... they were in my hand all the time and I was putting them down to open the drawers...
I may try to make up a short section of line inside, in the event I get taken away to an "Aged Care instiution" I'd hopefully be able to take it with me....

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I spent 45 mins looking for a pair of long nose pliers and I was even looking through drawers etc... they were in my hand all the time and I was putting them down to open the drawers...
... (sigh) in the same boat...
Jose.

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I spent 45 mins looking for a pair of long nose pliers and I was even looking through drawers etc... they were in my hand all the time and I was putting them down to open the drawers...

Thanks to FR I now know I'm not the only person to have done exactly that.

I am sorry to hear of your troubles Trev, maybe some simpler modelling could someday fill the void ?.

Regards,            Michael

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Salada maybe some simpler modelling could someday fill the void ?.

Regards,            Michael

Yeah I have a very helpful Czech mate, Sprogno, who suggested I start building tramways in bottles so that nothing could get lost....
You know I seriously thought about it... then I realised there was no challenge in that at all been done before;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsGt9UkGiJg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_s6vf7lD6Ks

Last edited on Mon Jul 11th, 2016 10:38 am by Tramcar Trev

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Look on the bright side Trev - you could drink the bottle's content first before having to start all that sub-miniature modelling. Crazy stuff.

Regards,        Michael

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Sorry to hear your issues Trev, some things can be fixed ,some not unfortunately. I don't think the full effects of chemical exposure during military service is known yet!
Hopefully there will be some buyers amongst the garden railway groups. At least you are in Canberra where there is an active garden railway group (or there was when I lived there)that might help get the word out.

Perhaps a smaller rtr scale might work for you although I have found myself rejecting going back to HO with my new indoor layout.

chin up mate!
regards
Bob

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Trev;
Having spent an inordinate amount of time looking for my glasses recently, including going into the bathroom to see if I'd left them there, only to be told by my son (12 going on 30) that "Dad, they're on your head!".

Yeah I get where you're coming from. Sorry to hear that the Trams have to go though.


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