On the last day of the year the employees at the tram shed were busy testing the ‘new’ tram despite the temperature of 39 C. All buildings in Wombat Creek are removable – except one. The petrol station is glued in place. Every consideration was taken placing it years ago, but could a double-decker tram pass? As the photo shows – just!

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Close fit at the petrol station

After a few ‘wobbly’ test runs (how the driver managed to do that without a cab and controllers is a mystery) the tram went back to the workshops. The roof was cut of, and the windows replaced with steel poles made out of ‘extra log quilting pins’. Just before the workers went home for New Year celebrations they put the first coat of brown paint to the upper level.

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Outside the tram shed