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Author Topic: Heartless Thieves Steal 5" Gauge Steam Locomotive Engines from Wollongong  (Read 5948 times)

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Re: Heartless Thieves Steal 5" Gauge Steam Locomotive Engines from Wollongong
« Reply #25 on: November 05, 2014, 10:22:38 pm »

I'm absolutely disgusted, whoever is responsible for this disgraceful act should have many un-name able things done to them, can't believe they would go to that much effort to destroy such fantastic works of modelling. My sincere sympathy to the club and builders. <:(
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Re: Heartless Thieves Steal 5" Gauge Steam Locomotive Engines from Wollongong
« Reply #26 on: November 05, 2014, 10:36:54 pm »

Nick - The scum that did this wouldnt recognise serious modelling if it jumped up at slapped them across the face!
 
I am at a total loss for words on this......vigilante justice might be sweet, but murder still carries a heavy penalty.......

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Re: Heartless Thieves Steal 5" Gauge Steam Locomotive Engines from Wollongong
« Reply #27 on: November 05, 2014, 10:37:31 pm »

No Ideas as to the culprits ?.

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Re: Heartless Thieves Steal 5" Gauge Steam Locomotive Engines from Wollongong
« Reply #28 on: November 06, 2014, 01:22:37 am »

That is absolutely heartbreaking. To think of all those hours, effort, money and, devotion and dedication being destroyed and dumped in a lake... Words fail me.
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Re: Heartless Thieves Steal 5" Gauge Steam Locomotive Engines from Wollongong
« Reply #29 on: November 09, 2014, 07:36:01 pm »

any news of the second loco...tony
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Re: Heartless Thieves Steal 5" Gauge Steam Locomotive Engines from Wollongong
« Reply #30 on: November 09, 2014, 08:26:18 pm »

slug...second engine found with little damage.....we think they got cold feet..... Derek

http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/2679063/second-model-train-recovered-in-berkeley/
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Re: Heartless Thieves Steal 5" Gauge Steam Locomotive Engines from Wollongong
« Reply #31 on: November 09, 2014, 08:39:49 pm »

Good news.      :-))


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Re: Heartless Thieves Steal 5" Gauge Steam Locomotive Engines from Wollongong
« Reply #32 on: November 09, 2014, 08:58:57 pm »

Excellent NEWS indeed
 
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Re: Heartless Thieves Steal 5" Gauge Steam Locomotive Engines from Wollongong
« Reply #33 on: November 09, 2014, 09:05:00 pm »

They should have cold everything.
A trip to Siberia would be too good for them.


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Re: Heartless Thieves Steal 5" Gauge Steam Locomotive Engines from Wollongong
« Reply #34 on: November 09, 2014, 10:57:47 pm »

Guys......thanks for your comments but locks only keep honest people out  <*<

So again....whilst it is no consolation to the owner of the Warrick engine........a local Illawarra security company  :-)) has offered to provide a courtesy back to base electronic security alarm system for the ILS storage complex...our only cost will be some display signage [which we keep under lock & key] & put them out each monthly public running day where we commonly get 600 to 700 members of the public attending ....so good advertising for this new sponsor [the security co]

The Wollongong community spirit has been amazing in response to our plight....with offers of assistance & donations from a number of other Illawarra business groups

ILS will be publically acknowledging these companies or groups in due course  O0........................... Derek

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Re: Heartless Thieves Steal 5" Gauge Steam Locomotive Engines from Wollongong
« Reply #35 on: November 10, 2014, 09:22:16 am »

so pleased that the second loco has been found...with little damage...I think the public and local community have done you proud...may you all manage to go forward and get loads of support...on open days maybe the odd bucket for donations......tony
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Re: Heartless Thieves Steal 5" Gauge Steam Locomotive Engines from Wollongong
« Reply #36 on: November 10, 2014, 10:12:38 pm »

Good news indeed, Derek. Unfortunately, Blowfly is a relatively simple loco, originally intended for beginners to steam model engineering, whereas the destroyed loco was much more complex. It's still a ray of sunshine on a very dismal event, however, and I'm sure the club will be relieved.


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