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  1. 35B liked Jamessquared's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    The key is in how you ask the question. If you go to an independent charitable group and ask them for financial support to a company’s expenses, they are duty bound to say no. So if the intention is to see if support is available, reframe the...

    Jun 15, 2021 at 6:11 PM
  2. 35B replied to the thread Oswestry Update.

    I thought it lasted into the 90s - I remember a trip being advertised after privatisation with 31s which then got cancelled.

    Jun 15, 2021 at 6:09 PM
  3. 35B replied to the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    I think the "there's nothing in the kitty" discussion is a different one from "there's money in the kitty that we can't give you". I'm strongly in favour of taking a broad interpretation of requirements, with a view to mutual benefit, but that...

    Jun 15, 2021 at 4:41 PM
  4. 35B replied to the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    Driven I believe in part by grant conditions where match funding is involved - I certainly heard that invoked at the NYMR. Ultimately, I'm not terribly surprised at this pattern.

    Jun 15, 2021 at 4:20 PM
  5. 35B liked 30854's post in the thread Lynton and Barnstaple - Operations and Development.

    Our curiosity over all matters L&B is perfectly natural, I share it myself. On the specific matter of reacquiring the old right of way though, there's much beyond the normal commercial sensitivities to consider. If one carelessly worded post...

    Jun 15, 2021 at 4:18 PM
  6. 35B replied to the thread P2 Locomotive Company and related matters.

    That's fascinating and a very useful check on what happened here, but I did a quick check on the J and J1 class locomotives. Taking Wikipedia as my source, I get the following figures: * Locomotive weight - 224.1 tonnes * Tender weight - 171.7...

    Jun 15, 2021 at 10:11 AM