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Last night I had two Policemen come to my door to inform me that our Iveco truck had been stolen from the BT yard where we keep it. I went with them to see what was what and was confronted with two piles, and I do mean piles of tanks, halftracks, tools, batteries in fact most of the contents of the lorry where whoever stole it had emptied it to make room for loads of drums of copper cable (ie scrap). I'm not kidding you, I thought I was in a nightmare. My 1/6th JP, which most of you will know is my pride and joy, was laying on it's side on top of Bryan's Tiger 1 at a crazy angle and Howard's JS was upside down on it's turret. After making sure with the Police, myself, Howard and Richard managed to move everything undercover and out of the rain. Miraculously there seems to be very little damage done although we couldn't drive any of the models (except my JP which I'd had the new radio set on charge inside) as the Transmitters for all the tanks had gone with the truck. In fact Big Dave's King Tiger, both generators , both tents, the removable gun barrels, the tables and chairs and all the cooking gear have gone as well, plus one or two other things. I suppose we should be greatfull for small mercies in that the truck wasn't stolen complete with all the tanks and stuff but I do find that a bitter pill to swallow. The police are on the case but whether we shall ever see the truck again who knows. The only solace is that it is insured so we should get something out of it.
Where do we go from here? Well, to be honest I don't know. It depends on what happens now with the truck I guess. Will this be the end of the UKTC SE Div? Again I don't know. I sincerely hope not. I'd like to think that a small bunch of worthless individuals can't destroy all the happiness and goodwill that the whole tanky thing has made but you could understand if members of the truck consortium won't want to get involved again in such a project. To say that I'm gutted is a bit of an understatement but I personaly am not prepared to let a bunch of scum destroy that which we have created. Meantime if anybody sees a bright yellow Iveco 7.5 tonner reg R497 JKN give me a call on 07918102753 and I'll let the law know.
PS Sorry that my posting is not up to it's usual standard but under the circumstances...
Bryan The Bastard-JagdPanther 132, Ermintrude-SdKfz251 133, Thors Hammer Stug IV 135, Arwen 1/4 Panther 136, 137!!, Iveco 75R15 In Service!
As we just discussed,, try and look forward,, dont let the bastards get you down.
If there are any parts for the Tanks you need, just let me know.
Hopefully the Truck will be dumped,, with most of the equipment still in it.
Good job you left it Yellow!!
All the best
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Very sorry to hear the bad news, and sincerley mean it. What can i say, im lost for words too. Why can't these sh~tbags leave things alone. Alot of time and effort has gone into that truck aswell as money, and i thought it was a brilliant idea. Now some T~@t has gone and spoilt it .
Chin up lads, and keep going...
I too would like to say how disgusted I am at hearing your news. Don't let these scum ruin what you had. Hopefully, once these dickheads have got their scrap money your truck will be found or maybe it will be spotted in the meantime Typical of the way this country is going, you have all got to bounce back and keep going so these scum don't win. You have to ask yourself what would be their punishment if found anyway. Maybe a warning, maybe a fine, I know we would have a much better way of sorting them out. As everyone has said, KEEP GOING.
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A branding iron or a carefully placed red hot poker would be too light punishment, but if it was only used to transport the stolen cable then it may well reappear.
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Anything Dave and I can do for all of you in replacements parts that we have provided just ask. FOC of course.
Equally I have some free time. Any repairs, resprays, rewiring or the like, I'm more than happy to do for you all.
Just get them to Bromley!
Sorry again for the terrible news.
Really sorry to hear this grim news. Hope the repairs will not take too long. Like eveyone else says, if you need any help, just ask. Pay-back time for all your hard work running this great club!
If you ever find the culprits, give me a poke, I have plenty of balaclava's and large heavy blunt instruments (and a few pointy ones too), hmmmm, allegedly
Seriously though, if you do find out who it was I am more than happy to help you kick the ten balls of s**t out of them....
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Can`t explain in word how sorry I am reading about what has happened to you..
Can do little to help living outside UK but want you to know my sympathy in this sad occurrence.
Hope you all have the strength to repair and go on as before so the bad guys don`t win.
Sincerely - Kent, your friend in Sweden.
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sorry to read about your loss of gear dont let the scumbags win you must soldier on. with ebay mentioned above ring the local r/c - model shops and give them the heads up you never know
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