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Recent content by M7R

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    BR paraffin lamp - polished body?

    I would guess enamel would be appropriate 1642455387 Looking on eBay etc the ones which are the same on there and for sale all match mine with a base that’s polished?
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    BR paraffin lamp - polished body?

    I didn’t pay that much for mine, looks like I will be painting it black to keep it original, thanks for the info very interesting
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    RAIB Investigation costs (estimate)

    Thanks for that, far more detailed than I could have ever given (I was basing some of my reply on our pay - we are AO grade up to 7 for the main staff but the engineers like me are on special rates as our HEO and SEO bands are higher paid than other areas of government) clear to see why you guys...
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    BR paraffin lamp - polished body?

    A couple of years ago I got a BR (M) paraffin lamp which I planned to use as a table lamp in the summer in the evening. However should it be polished? Or painted? It looks pretty much like this but the top dome is black. I was going to shine up the bottom with brasso but not sure if it should...
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    RAIB Investigation costs (estimate)

    It will also come down to the grade of the staff…how many admin (AO and EO wages (late teens to mid-late£20s) how many investigators (I think they were grade 7 when I looked at applying so mid £50s) plus the CEO etc… so the more higher paid investigators the higher the wage bill… plus OT costs...
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    EMR still useless

    My original issue was we went to Nottingham for a gig which finished around 22:30, however our options back after 21:30 were very little with a good 2 hour or so wait between 21:30 and the 23:30 train (there’s not much leaving around the 22:30 mark). this meant the train was a no go for us and...
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    EMR still useless

    Why is EMR still useless? I was looking to leave Nottingham this eve after 10:30 and there’s nothing till 23:30, this was looking at going to Long Eaton, East Midlands Parkway or Loughborough to avoid having to drive into the middle of Notts and park but seems I have no option (Trams not much...
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    Weddings at GCR - highly recommended!

    We had a great time. My friend from my car club days house backs onto the line near Loughborough, we was on a fish and chip train and he was in his garden with his little lad waving, I posted on FB we expect bunting on our wedding day and they didn’t disappoint! I am biased but it is by far the...
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    Weddings at GCR - highly recommended!

    @LowLevel I do always wonder how many folks are on here and working at the railway when we visit, we have been a few times now and love it. @Flying Phil the Veranda car is amazing! It really made the day something special! You can’t beat trundling along with that view! And on the return leg my...
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    Weddings at GCR - highly recommended!

    Back in Sept my wife and I got married at GCR and we would highly recommend it to anyone who’s considering getting hitched and has an interest in anything railway and vintage. we had the ceremony in the gallery room, then the wedding breakfast on the veranda car which was brilliant. We had our...
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    BBC News Article - Rail industry urges workers not to spurn the train

    The cost is silly now for long distance. There’s no advance fares for some routes making it a no brainer to use the car. My other half and I are off to London Sunday 21st Nov, coming back the next day from Market Harborough and it’s £72! No advance fares to be found at all and no chance of split...
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    Central Trains signage spotted 19th August 2021

    That will be the document template number, seems they haven’t been updated yet… might get round to it one day
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    Vegetation management issues across the network?

    No that’s not how it works. If you read the back of the bottle it tells you the concentrate. “Strong” ones can be up to 5 or even 7% but they are expensive. I purchased the strongest concentrate you can for domestic use to help control some bamboo… it has to be diluted to work and slows the...
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    Delay repay on split tickets but not advances

    Train split etc couldn’t cope with our trip for some reason, had to work it out ourselves… hopefully all sorted now and I know for future claims what to do too now
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    Delay repay on split tickets but not advances

    I ended up sending them a message via Facebook, thinking it would take ages for a reply…. 5 mins later what I was thinking of doing was confirmed as correct. the gist was as you said add the 2 returns together for the total price and when it asks for the ticket to be uploaded have one photo /...

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