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  1. Jamessquared liked Bean-counter's post in the thread Edmonson tickets a lost "cause" for ever?.

    My apologies that I had to complete by earlier post rather rapidly for the vital reason that dinner was ready! I suspect quite a few of us are possibly continuing an argument where we know we aren't going to change minds, and some maybe just to...

    Jun 22, 2018 at 10:34 PM
  2. Jamessquared liked flying scotsman123's post in the thread Edmonson tickets a lost "cause" for ever?.

    So we, many volunteers who all have regular contact with our travelling public in our public facing roles are out of touch, and you are?...

    Jun 22, 2018 at 9:55 PM
  3. Jamessquared liked Bean-counter's post in the thread Edmonson tickets a lost "cause" for ever?.

    Sorry to have to say it, but I fear you don't know what an Edmondson ticket 'system', let alone an EPOS, involves. If so, try this: http://chriswhitetickets.yolasite.com/Ticket_Office.php I am sure there are variations, but basically:...

    Jun 22, 2018 at 7:16 PM
  4. Jamessquared liked Robin White's post in the thread Edmonson tickets a lost "cause" for ever?.

    Quite wrong. We forget that for most heritage railway passengers, the experience is mostly taken up with sitting in the carriage and listening (not seeing) the loco because (unlike some ‘enthusiasts’) they are sensible enough to read and obey...

    Jun 22, 2018 at 3:52 PM
  5. Jamessquared liked Bill Drewett's post in the thread Edmonson tickets a lost "cause" for ever?.

    To whom? It clearly does matter to many (most?) contributors to this thread. You seem to be saying 'the only things that matter are the things that matter to me'. Is that what you're saying?

    Jun 22, 2018 at 3:10 PM
  6. Jamessquared liked Spamcan81's post in the thread Edmonson tickets a lost "cause" for ever?.

    Edmonsons may be only a small part of the overall heritage experience but lots of small parts make up the whole. Dismiss one as unnecessary and how long before another small part is consigned to the dustbin, then another, then another?

    Jun 22, 2018 at 3:10 PM
  7. Jamessquared liked marty's post in the thread Edmonson tickets a lost "cause" for ever?.

    We paid under 200 for our Edmondson machine and type! The cheapest epos wil cost £££s. As for continual maintenance, don't make me laugh! A new ribbon once a year and a drop of oil on the hinge once in a blue moon. These machines have lasted...

    Jun 22, 2018 at 3:09 PM
  8. Jamessquared liked 35B's post in the thread Edmonson tickets a lost "cause" for ever?.

    Fine, if you are content with a steam experience model, then I would agree - tickets do not matter. But otherwise, it is a part of the whole - and one that is frankly pretty inexpensive compared to the alternatives.

    Jun 22, 2018 at 2:23 PM
  9. Jamessquared liked 35B's post in the thread Edmonson tickets a lost "cause" for ever?.

    Why are small things like tickets "nerdy minutiae", but not the authenticity of stock, locomotives, or stations? It's the small things that matter in creating atmosphere - the bakers at Beamish jars, because it has a modern EPOS till framed in a...

    Jun 22, 2018 at 1:05 PM
  10. Jamessquared replied to the thread Edmonson tickets a lost "cause" for ever?.

    Interesting that you would think of a backwards conversion - even allowing for the scarcity of cattle vans, isn’t it more interesting in an IoW context as latterly converted to a PLV? Tom

    Jun 22, 2018 at 12:10 PM