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  1. Reading General liked SpudUk's post in the thread Teifi Valley Railway.

    I've stayed out of conversations around the Teifi Valley as it feels like a complex situation with a lot of personal attacks flinging round. That said, I'm really concerned for the future of the line and would be prepared to 'step-up' and help...

    Aug 21, 2018 at 10:39 AM
  2. Reading General replied to the thread LSWR T3 563.

    Swanage does indeed have two Bulleid's in service but operates them in different rakes hence my reference to a single coach.

    Aug 19, 2018 at 9:00 PM
  3. Reading General replied to the thread Engines of War: what steam locos changed WW2?.

    Welshpool and Llanfair unmissable for precisely that.

    Aug 18, 2018 at 10:10 PM
  4. Reading General liked ross's post in the thread Engines of War: what steam locos changed WW2?.

    Isn't it extraordinary that Australians, a people on the whole quite like ourselves, can be trusted to ride on open verandas without falling off, whilst we Brits have to locked inside railway carriages, preferably with the windows shut, in case...

    Aug 18, 2018 at 10:08 PM
  5. Reading General replied to the thread LSWR T3 563.

    yes but a post that showcases two other locos....perfectly par for the course

    Aug 18, 2018 at 4:19 PM
  6. Reading General replied to the thread Boiler Repairs and Competency - ex Lottery turns down funding for GCR Museum.

    I doubt you can possibly know any such thing.

    Aug 18, 2018 at 12:16 PM
  7. Reading General replied to the thread Boiler Repairs and Competency - ex Lottery turns down funding for GCR Museum.

    the employer gets value from his cost in the work they actaully do, which oitherwise a skilled man would have to do. If they go elsewhere after, then the Employer takes on another. Remember there might not actually be a job for the apprentice on...

    Aug 18, 2018 at 12:09 PM
  8. Reading General replied to the thread LSWR T3 563.

    It's not rubbish,it's my opinion based on observation. I've travelled to most of the lines in the country over the past three years and the normal coach in service is a Mk1, even on the lines you quote (except the IOWSR, not been there anyway) ....

    Aug 18, 2018 at 10:22 AM
  9. Reading General replied to the thread LSWR T3 563.

    well there's precious few of them in ordinary service. I bet almost no one notices the single Bulleid coach in a Swanage or Mid Hants rake unless they are an enthusiast to some level or other. Most people will only have eyes for the steam loco...

    Aug 17, 2018 at 9:50 PM
  10. Reading General replied to the thread Boiler Repairs and Competency - ex Lottery turns down funding for GCR Museum.

    do you actually understand what an apprenticeship is? This lad won't be working on anyone's boiler, the boilersmith will be doing that and this lad will be watching and learning, passing the tools making the tea etc to start with and gradually...

    Aug 17, 2018 at 9:46 PM
  11. Reading General replied to the thread Boiler Repairs and Competency - ex Lottery turns down funding for GCR Museum.

    it isn't, it's an apprenticeship.

    Aug 17, 2018 at 6:33 PM
  12. Reading General liked Silksheen's post in the thread [Stolen] Nameplate LORD DOWDING.

    34052 Lord Dowding nameplate stolen from RAF Bentley Priory has been discovered at auction: https://www.tennants.co.uk/About-Us/News/Articles-2017/Worth-their-weight-in-%E2%80%A6-brass!.aspx RAF Police have handed over the investigation to...

    Aug 17, 2018 at 5:48 PM
  13. Reading General replied to the thread Boiler Repairs and Competency - ex Lottery turns down funding for GCR Museum.

    don't think of it as a job, think of it as the equivalent of going to University and getting 10 grand a year in your pocket. All apprenticeships always have had a minimal amount of pay attached, sometime parents would be expected to pay for the...

    Aug 17, 2018 at 3:32 PM
  14. Reading General replied to the thread LSWR T3 563.

    yes I know.

    Aug 17, 2018 at 12:46 PM