Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by ross, Oct 8, 2020.
Either the crew member is a dwarf, or that's one big f***off Thomas!
There's always a Sting in these adverts...
Didn't they do a Percy as well?
After Thomasland at Drayton Manor perpetrates a steam-outline Thomas with *false wheels* (it's a bogie unit underneath), those habitant in fully-fenestrated abodes need to be suitably careful before ballistically interjecting fragments of rock
It’s a genuine historic locomotive underneath the Thomas stuff. I suspect everything is essentially scaled up to be in proportion to US loading gauge rolling stock. http://www.trainweb.org/bedt/bedt/BEDT15.html
I've never been a huge fan of USA steam locos, but that Porter saddle tank switcher does look really nice. A shame it's been converted, hopefully the original bits still survive.
Yes, they did manufacture a "Percy" , but it is unpowered (and has a "smoke generator" of some sort) . The train is powered by a diesel switcher (possibly their version of "Mavis") located at the other end of the stock!
They have painted up one of their Bo-Bo diesels as "Mavis", but it is rather unlike the Drewry diesel it is supposed to represent...
A bit too large to work Ipswich/Yarmouth/Lowestoft Docks or the Wisbech & Upwell!
I advise you not to take the job if the employer can fire you at any time. Please read the terms and conditions of work carefully. Read the company reviews carefully, look for information about the state you plan to work in. I was working in Portland, I was looking for information about life there More info here https://costoflivingreports.com/united-states/portland-or/ I’m sure you know that every state has its laws and its nuances. Be very careful. Judging by the proposed duties and terms of service, the locals don’t want to take the job, so that must mean something. Though knowing American masters... You can hold a hand - you’re a painter, you can hammer a nail - you’re a builder, maybe that’s why your skill will be at a good level!
Send Piglet, with a film crew...
Well, it's important to understand that employment law is a state level issue in the US. And in some states (certainly Connecticut, where I worked) there is no such thing as security of tenure, and employer can sack you at any time. Your contract of employment will not protect you against state law.
One thing the Americans do admire is good engineering skills, My son in law,a graduate of a REME apprenticeship outshines his bosses and despite numerous buy outs he has never been offered one. Why?
They need his skills and engineering knowledge in the aerospace industry. He is currently living several thousand miles from any management supervision and working from home in NS 'and pretty please keep working until you are 65!!
Been hitting the gym
Not automatically, but an expensive lawyer could certainly make a case, based on any extant contract, which is generally unlikely to cost more than 100 times in fees what you'd stand to win from a court case.
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