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  1. Kinghambranch liked Jamessquared's post in the thread LMS 2P 4-4-0.

    I don't think the complexity of building, nor for that matter the precise arrangement of steam passages, are especially relevant. The key factor is whether you can find enough people to fund it. That means finding people who, having multiple...

    Feb 24, 2017 at 7:48 PM
  2. Kinghambranch liked Barry Buckley's post in the thread 6984 "Owsden Hall" Restoration progress.

    Any chance of an update on how Owsden Hall is progressing, and has work on the boiler started yet? Looking forward to seeing her when completed!

    Feb 24, 2017 at 11:54 AM
  3. Kinghambranch replied to the thread In service 2017.

    6989 Wightwick Hall should be ready soon (it has looked as if it has been close to completion for some years!) by the look of things. http://wightwick-hall-6989.com/id5.html

    Feb 23, 2017 at 10:21 PM
  4. Kinghambranch replied to the thread Broadway Station Rebuild.

    Despite having wet weather towards the end of the day on Wednesday, it appears that the Broadway rebuild team are still progressing well (I guess for a very good reason...time is ticking!) and the Broadway Station building structure is looking...

    Feb 23, 2017 at 4:51 PM
  5. Kinghambranch replied to the thread Broadway Station Rebuild.

    The latest extension blog covers trackbed preparation and ballasting recommencing on the final stretch to Broadway as well as ballasting on the newly altered track layout just south of Winchcombe. Most excellent!...

    Feb 21, 2017 at 10:05 PM
  6. Kinghambranch liked jtx's post in the thread Broadway Station Rebuild.

    And so you should be. Both our railways started the same way, with a group of idealistic, committed and hard - working, volunteers. We, (the SVR), have been at it a bit longer, and have grown with what we had, and what we have made. You are...

    Feb 21, 2017 at 10:02 PM
  7. Kinghambranch liked Andy Williams's post in the thread Broadway Station Rebuild.

    The accounts information, containing the number of persons employed by the company, is freely available on the Companies House (Beta) website. It is an interesting exercise to compare the numbers employed by the various heritage railway...

    Feb 21, 2017 at 3:28 PM
  8. Kinghambranch liked Poolbrook's post in the thread Broadway Station Rebuild.

    Andy - thanks for these facts. They make it hard to understand the umbrage which has been taken but I won't get involved in someone else's angst which must surely have some deeper background.

    Feb 21, 2017 at 3:28 PM
  9. Kinghambranch liked Andy Williams's post in the thread Broadway Station Rebuild.

    Taken from the 2015 statement of accounts (made up to 3rd January 2016) submitted by SVR(Holdings) PLC to Companies House, the average monthly number of employees was recorded as 186. This figure being made up of 70 full-time, 58 part-time and 58...

    Feb 21, 2017 at 3:28 PM
  10. Kinghambranch liked Poolbrook's post in the thread Broadway Station Rebuild.

    The only thing in the interview which struck me as odd was the assertion that another similarly sized railway in Worcestershire (SVR?) has 180 paid staff compared to GWSR's 5. I find the higher figure very hard to believe even if the staff are...

    Feb 21, 2017 at 11:55 AM