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  1. richards replied to the thread Electric Railway Museum to Close..

    From one "collecting" site to another.

    Oct 20, 2017 at 12:30 PM
  2. richards replied to the thread D9016 / 55016 Gordon.

    You might not "do" FB or twitter but there is lots of public information on those sites which you can find without needing to login or needing other forum members to relay it on to you.

    Oct 17, 2017 at 12:05 PM
  3. richards replied to the thread Electric Railway Museum to Close..

    They may not get their recent units back, but that doesn't stop them "collecting" more units in the future. If only they focused their limited resources on one project and got it into a usable state which could then contribute to its own upkeep ...

    Oct 16, 2017 at 7:44 PM
  4. richards liked SERA01UK's post in the thread Electric Railway Museum to Close..

    Couldn’t agree more. The business plan should not involve anyone with only short term future and insecure tenure. If, and it is only if at this stage, a future version or versions of erm emerges then it or they will have to address, from the...

    Oct 16, 2017 at 10:06 AM
  5. richards replied to the thread Electric Railway Museum to Close..

    "Sustainable" - in what way? How is this going to be different to the current site? "Collecting for the future" sounds just like the existing site. A railway museum's job isn't just to "collect". It should conserve, restore, operate and interpret...

    Oct 15, 2017 at 11:29 PM
  6. richards replied to the thread Rotting away?.

    And even if you do have siding space, planning permission doesn't come automatically.

    Oct 15, 2017 at 8:30 PM
  7. richards replied to the thread Electric Railway Museum to Close..

    They need to have a serious think about what they can actually achieve. Collecting a field full of unrestored static exhibits with no train rides, on a site which they don't own is going to be risky - both financially and operationally.

    Oct 14, 2017