Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Collection stolen in England.

  1. #1
    Senior Member steventrain's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    N.Ireland
    Posts
    358
    Blog Entries
    1

    Collection stolen in England.

    See link.

    https://www.marklin-users.net/forum/...LECTION-STOLEN

    If you seen any came in Ireland, Just contact me to pass on to ocram63_uk.
    Last edited by steventrain; 1 Week Ago at 05:31 PM.

  2. #2
    Sad news, I'd like to wish that lad all the best for getting his collection back, in his description of what he said they did, it seems to me someone knew what boxes to take & what boxes to leave, " They checked al the boxes in the place and just took the trains, " time will tell.....hopefully he gets it back.
    BTB

  3. #3
    Senior Member jhb171achill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    I inhabit the parallel world, wherein lie gryphons, dwarves, changelings and railway enthusiasts.
    Posts
    5,608
    Ghastly. Poor fella.

    He needs to analyse very carefully who could have known what's there! It's certainly someone "in the know".

    Years ago, something of mine (not that valuable) was pinched by a colleague in one of the preservation bodies. I know who took it, and while it was only worth about €15, I was surprised in the extreme that someone I thought could be 100% trusted turned out not to be.
    “An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it. Truth stands, even if there be no public support”

    Never argue with an idiot. He will bring you down to his level, then beat you with experience.

  4. #4
    Quote Originally Posted by jhb171achill View Post
    Ghastly. Poor fella.

    He needs to analyse very carefully who could have known what's there! It's certainly someone "in the know".

    Years ago, something of mine (not that valuable) was pinched by a colleague in one of the preservation bodies. I know who took it, and while it was only worth about €15, I was surprised in the extreme that someone I thought could be 100% trusted turned out not to be.

    This reminded me of something which happen to me a few years ago as well, I was at a club meeting with a book about British & Irish narrow gauge railways and this one night one of the guys took an interest in my book and he asked if he could borrow it for a week, at the time I didn't mind, but about six months later I ask if he had finished with my book and he told me he didn't have it, he claimed to have left it in the club room for me to pick up, well I asked everyone and no had seen it so I put it down to experience and though I would try and get a replacement copy, sadly I could not find one anywhere.

    Moving on to about 10 years ago (about ten year on from the above) I was at a model railway exhibition which I help with the running during the day and on the clubs sales stand was the same book I had lost all those years before, so I went over to it only to have the biggest surprise of my life, it was my book with my name in it, I asked who brought it in but no one was sure, so I asked the treasurer if I could claim my book back which he agreed to and it now forms part of my book collection.

    I still have my suspicions who was behind it, but as I haven't seen this guy for a few years or so I can't exactly say for certain if he was behind returning it to the club all those years later.

    Colin R

  5. #5
    Vigilance can pay off. Many years ago, a friend of mine had the boot of his Cortina forced at work and four items were stolen, including a trolley jack and a socket set. It really upset him and he constantly referred to it for weeks afterwards. I didn't notice that he always recited the four items in the same order until I was reading the small ads in the local paper six months later and realised that I had read one advert in 'his voice'. I rang him, he lived some way away and wouldn't have seen the paper, "Does this sound familiar?" "They're mine!".

    He rang the cops and they went round and got the stuff back.

    If they hadn't written the advert in the same order as he went on and on about it, I might not have spotted it...
    My best work has been spread over many fields..

  6. #6
    Senior Member jhb171achill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    I inhabit the parallel world, wherein lie gryphons, dwarves, changelings and railway enthusiasts.
    Posts
    5,608
    There's two stories with happy endings, thankfully.

    A working colleague in the preservation world once pinched a book of mine too, which I never got back. I know who took it, and quite disgracefully another colleague covered up for this individual. The thief is no longer with us - it was years ago.....

    Just shows that even friends / colleagues can't always be trusted.....
    “An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it. Truth stands, even if there be no public support”

    Never argue with an idiot. He will bring you down to his level, then beat you with experience.

  7. #7
    It might be worth remembering that these " friends " or whomever may have a whole lot of issues going on in their lives now & may well have totally forgotten all about that book or whatever it was they borrowed!!! Of course I could be wrong !!!!just saying!

  8. #8
    Senior Member jhb171achill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    I inhabit the parallel world, wherein lie gryphons, dwarves, changelings and railway enthusiasts.
    Posts
    5,608
    ''Tis true, burnthebox... but... in my case at least, yer man was well known for skinflintism etc etc....
    “An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it. Truth stands, even if there be no public support”

    Never argue with an idiot. He will bring you down to his level, then beat you with experience.

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by burnthebox View Post
    It might be worth remembering that these " friends " or whomever may have a whole lot of issues going on in their lives now & may well have totally forgotten all about that book or whatever it was they borrowed!!! Of course I could be wrong !!!!just saying!
    Having read JHBs post he says the guy that nicked his book is dead, so he won't have any issues going on in his life now.

    Rich,

  10. #10
    Senior Member Glenderg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    North Inner City, Dublin
    Posts
    3,134
    My auld fella, a solicitor, had a fella, plumber I think, come into him in the 80's to transfer land or make a Will. A few years ago his daughter came into have the man's will read and estate executed. Says she "oh, I think my dad borrowed this book of you.."

    The book?

    "Companies acts of Ireland 1963",staple reading of all daycent mechanical contractors...
    Irish Railway Models Ltd | The next level in Irish railway modelling
    Finely detailed ready-to-run models in 4mm/OO scale
    www.irishrailwaymodels.com

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
About us
Welcome to Irish Railway Modeller. The home of Railway Modelling and collecting in Ireland. We are a friendly, open community where you will find lots of support, advice and encouragement, as well as inspiration! Join us today!
Join us