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  1. Paul42 liked Thompson1706's post in the thread Llangollen Railway.

    The new board, which I hurriedly had to co-opt last October, has done a huge amount of work to try to rescue the plc, but unfortunately the task was too great. A lot of hard work has been put in, especially by those tasked with sorting out the...

    Mar 2, 2021 at 9:47 PM
  2. Paul42 liked Mike S's post in the thread Llangollen Railway.

    Any reputable outfit will be trading on 30 day terms, I don't get what you are trying to say. Contractor: month ending Jan 31st: Loco Thomas No. 1. 100 steel stays have been fitted to your boiler, we have metalled and machined 4 off...

    Mar 2, 2021 at 9:46 PM
  3. Paul42 liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    Is it available? Do you need it? (Either for an operational requirement, or to meet some heritage outcome) Do you have space to store it? Do you have the necessary skills to bring it into operational condition? Do you have the skills and...

    Mar 2, 2021 at 5:00 PM
  4. Paul42 liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Llangollen Railway.

    Surely that is known about up front though? If you contract out a project, you have to consider how you will exercise suitable oversight, and distance from home is one of the factors that might make you prefer one contractor over another....

    Mar 2, 2021 at 3:07 PM
  5. Paul42 liked torgormaig's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    You may read it that way, but that is not what it says if you read it with an unbias mind. They say that they cannot guarantee that they will have the necessary funds by the time that the overhaul becomes due in 2025. Nowhere does it say that...

    Mar 2, 2021 at 10:39 AM
  6. Paul42 liked Mike S's post in the thread Llangollen Railway.

    Probably not a popular observation but one I believe in... With any contract work someone is paying the bills, it is always wise with these sorts of jobs to properly check work being carried out before coughing up. That way any items not carried...

    Mar 2, 2021 at 10:38 AM
  7. Paul42 liked Sheff's post in the thread Llangollen Railway.

    I’m no expert, but I imagine a learning point here might be the need to set up any operations servicing outside customers with concomitant liabilities as separate businesses. That way if it all goes wrong it can’t take the railway operation down...

    Mar 2, 2021 at 9:47 AM
  8. Paul42 liked Macko's post in the thread SVR General Discussion.

    It sees you have just joined the board to post that message and stir the pot. I could rip your statement apart as it is full of factual inaccuracies and speculation which unless you are an SVR board director in disguise, you simply have no idea...

    Mar 1, 2021 at 10:10 PM
  9. Paul42 liked 21B's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    I do not think the identity of the SDRT will be lost. Changed certainly, and hopefully given the chance to flourish in new circumstances. The rolling stock in the possession of the SDRT has some items that would stand out in any collection....

    Mar 1, 2021 at 10:08 PM
  10. Paul42 liked acorb's post in the thread [Apr 15, 2021] Spring Steam Up 2021 (Severn Valley Railway).

    I respect you for expressing your opinion, which you are fully entitled to do. I too have a very cautious attitude to the pandemic, but I booked on this immediately and can not wait.. Let me explain why. The SVR needs to launch its season and...

    Mar 1, 2021 at 9:57 PM
  11. Paul42 liked Thompson1706's post in the thread Llangollen Railway.

    I resigned as a director of the plc because of the fact that no insurance company would provide us with a renewal of our directors liability insurance. I am still vice - chairman of the Trust. Had I chosen to jump ship when the rest of the...

    Mar 1, 2021 at 7:27 PM
  12. Paul42 liked Ploughman's post in the thread Llangollen Railway.

    Keep us informed Bob, you have many friends out there all wishing you well.

    Mar 1, 2021 at 7:27 PM
  13. Paul42 liked Thompson1706's post in the thread Llangollen Railway.

    We do hope to open next month, but this would be subject to O.R.R. approval to operate. The Trust- financed work to renew the timber waybeams on the Dee Bridge has commenced today , with completion expected within two weeks. This will then enable...

    Mar 1, 2021 at 7:24 PM
  14. Paul42 liked Thompson1706's post in the thread Llangollen Railway.

    The trackbed and stations are on a long lease from Denbighshire County Council and held by the Trust. The original L.R.O. and subsequent T.W.A.O. are held by the Trust. The p.l.c. doesn't own any track or locomotives and only some of the...

    Mar 1, 2021 at 7:23 PM