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  1. richards attached a file to the thread Locomotive Front End Designs.

    I've just been reading up about the recent work on the Island of Sodor. They've been trying some interesting modifications but no results yet ... [ATTACH] [ATTACH]

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  2. richards replied to the thread Should Steam railways employ more people ?.

    But where would they get them money from to pay these professionals? It will take a *huge* chunk out of any operating revenues. A railway needs to match its operating requirements to its volunteer availability. Fewer volunteers = fewer trains or...

    Dec 17, 2017 at 12:20 AM
  3. richards replied to the thread Recreating the magic..

    You need to rethink your age groups here. How many of the current people in the "movement" actually had any fun "back then"? I'm not old enough, and I'm in my 50s. And how many heritage railway volunteers are photographers or trains spotters from...

    Dec 16, 2017 at 8:56 PM
  4. richards replied to the thread Broken Websites.

    And differenr generations use different online tools, as the functionality improves and fashions change. You won't find many teenagers using Facebook now, as it's seen being their *parents'* social media! Discussion boards are probably for the...

    Dec 16, 2017 at 12:55 PM
  5. richards replied to the thread Broken Websites.

    But even if you have a website, social media is *much* better at developing and involving an active audience for your activities, rather than providing stuff to read. People can share information with their social media friends, or see what other...

    Dec 15, 2017 at 10:35 PM
  6. richards replied to the thread Should Steam railways employ more people ?.

    The railway would need to generate their salary in new revenue or it would have a serious affect on ticket prices and/or fundraising.

    Dec 14, 2017 at 4:54 PM
  7. richards replied to the thread CSD 498.104 "Albatros".

    A diesel *and* an electric on the back!!

    Dec 11, 2017