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  1. MellishR liked Oswald T Wistle's post in the thread RTC 2020.

    It will take more than a mention that the chances of becoming infected are now around 1 in 400/500 cw around 1 in 40 at the height of the pandemic to lure me out of my bunker. There are too many variables and unknowns to provide any meaningful...

    Jun 4, 2020 at 5:13 PM
  2. MellishR replied to the thread Developments on the Corris Railway.

    Indeed I realise that they are widely used and that they are galvanised to slow down rusting; but they surely do rust eventually and I was wondering what happens then. I wonder similarly about the wire netting used on some cutting sides to...

    Jun 4, 2020 at 5:08 PM
  3. MellishR liked S.A.C. Martin's post in the thread Edward Thompson: Wartime C.M.E. Discussion 2012 - 2020.

    Absolutely. It is likely that Thompson was more disliked by others outside of the LNER than within - example, Dorothy Mather disliked him intensely on a personal level. He said some very odd things before his retirement, including a comment...

    Jun 4, 2020 at 4:55 PM
  4. MellishR replied to the thread Developments on the Corris Railway.

    Some questions, if you don't mind: What total quantity of rocks or other fill are needed to complete the new embankment? Where is all that coming from? Time scale? Cost? What happens to gabions when eventually the wires start to rust through?

    Jun 4, 2020 at 9:10 AM
  5. MellishR liked ilvaporista's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Ah but it also depends on the region and country.. I have got into many a hot spot talking French with other countries who have French as their national language... Best to stick to Somerset English so it will be clear for all.... No...

    Jun 4, 2020 at 8:21 AM
  6. MellishR liked simon's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    A real pedant would know that its not n'est ce pas?, but n'est-ce pas? Which adds nothing to this thread, like most of the other 25,794 posts :)

    Jun 4, 2020 at 8:20 AM
  7. MellishR liked Paulthehitch's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    What would "help to save the WSR" would be if the various factions learned how not to hate one another's guts or to throw their weight around. The impression gained from "outside" is that so soon as the memory of one bitter quarrel begins to...

    Jun 4, 2020 at 8:19 AM
  8. MellishR liked andrewtoplis's post in the thread Isle of Wight Steam Railway.

    I think we should remember just how 'small' an organisation the IWSR actually is. Whilst I believe the railway is amongst the best in the business, we are limited by the nature of geography, with 75% of volunteers coming from the Island itself....

    Jun 3, 2020 at 2:49 PM
  9. MellishR liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Isle of Wight Steam Railway.

    Surely any talk of extension of public (as opposed to heritage) rail on the Isle of Wight is all bonkers, since the scale simply doesn’t work for working-age commuters; and for pensioners, any rail expansion straight away has to overcome the...

    Jun 3, 2020 at 2:43 PM
  10. MellishR replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    If the messages coming from the PLC were clear, manifestly honest, and friendly towards all parties, many more of us would be inclined to contribute. When those messages seem contradictory, of dubious veracity, and/or critical of other parties,...

    Jun 2, 2020 at 6:01 PM
  11. MellishR replied to the thread S&D Railway Trust and Washford Eviction Notice.

    Creative accounting?

    Jun 1, 2020 at 9:23 PM