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Offline Lawrence

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Life goes on.....
« on: June 30, 2018, 02:42:09 pm »
I hope you fine folk will indulge me briefly.

About 6 years ago my father was diagnosed with Alzheimers and, as a couple of you know, my life has centered around caring for my parents since then.
In September of last year Dad, unfortunately had to go into full time care. Being a train lover and excellent OO modeller in his time, later that year I decided to start a small N gauge layout that I could take to the care home and let him see the trains running, for a variety of reasons (mainly care reasons), the layout never got finished and Dad passed away this April.

Now, having come to terms with it all and things are running to normal - ish, life has to go on.

As the layout was to be modern British, not my field of interest so there will be some rolling stock and kits going up for sale shortly.  Also, I neither have the space to keep the layout not the desire to complete it, I am not selling it however, if someone wishes to collect it and make a small donation to Alzheimers Scotland I will be happy to oblige. It is 18" x 72", 9mm ply on 2" x 1" framing with peco track and electrofrog points, pre wired with 4 insulated sections and power feeds for both tracks through a front mounted 9 pin plug. There are 2 Metcalf platforms fitted and it has been partially ballasted.  Images below






Indulgence over, carry on
« Last Edit: June 30, 2018, 08:14:33 pm by Lawrence »

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Re: Life goes on.....
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2018, 03:28:58 pm »
Sorry to hear this post, but I hope someone steps forward to take on this project.
It would be nice if it went to someone with a younger child thus carrying on a model railway tradition.
Jerry
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Re: Life goes on.....
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2018, 08:47:15 pm »
Hi Lawrence,

Is this the layout you spoke aboout at Perth?

I would like to take it on as a potential demo layout to take round the shows under the 'NGS in Scotland' banner.
The intention would be to finish it off at the vrious exhibitions over whatever time period it takes.
If this does go ahead then the Donations bottle for Alziemers Scotland would be on the stand for people to donate directly as well as the initial donation.

Come back to me if you need to discuss this idea further?

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Re: Life goes on.....
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2018, 10:42:51 pm »
You'd be welcome to it Phil, yours when you want it

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Re: Life goes on.....
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2018, 09:06:09 am »
I'm pleased to say that, thanks to @ScottishModeller the layout will have a life in the future.
One of the items I listed has already sold too, so this is great news as I will be able to make a donation to Alzheimers Scotland thanks to the generosity of forum members

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Re: Life goes on.....
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2018, 04:07:36 pm »
Hi all,

Thanks to Lawrence for the offer of the layout - much appreciated.

Now - what will happen with it?

It will go with the NGS in Scotland stand to exhibitions we are invited to.

It will be worked on at these exhibitions by whoever comes along to support NGS in Scotland

Materials required to do this will be sourced as needed - donations of materials would be welcome though.

The Alziemers Scotland donation can will be with the layout wherever it goes.

In time, once tha layout is completed, it is hoped that exhibition managers will invite it to exhibitions in it's own right or accept it as part of the NGS in Scotland stand when they intite it.

Longer term than that? Don't know as I don't have a crystal ball!

So - thanks again, Lawrence.

Phil H aka Scottish Modeller
« Last Edit: July 02, 2018, 08:32:35 pm by ScottishModeller »
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