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  1. Nah, I'm not advocating anything, I really don't know what the answer is. As you imply, there is a very complex set of considerations. I was just making the point that a lot of people in the thread were focussing on the delay in securing the crossover, but it wasn't the delay that killed three people, it was hitting the landslide at 73mph.
  2. The train wasn't going to end up at its destination, and it was running on the only route open in central or eastern Scotland, and already had three identified locations on that route where there had been landslips or flooding. That's far from "just in case".
  3. The train was in no immediate danger while it waited for the crossover to be secured, and the fact it took 2 hours to secure the crossover isn't what caused the accident. One of the areas on on-going investigation - and in my opinion, will be cited as a causal factor in the final report - is "the railway’s management systems and decision-making processes at times of wide-spread disruption caused by severe weather and/or multiple instances of infrastructure failure." On the line, there had been two known landslips, and an area of flooding, with trains held at all three l
  4. To be clear, this is the interim report, and there are some things which are subject to ongoing investigation.
  5. Lnerge, sorry for not replying sooner, I've only just seen this this morning! That's a great photo, thanks for posting it! I was there on the 1st April, and there was some work being done on the down branch, and it looks like a couple of the workers had spotted an issue with the left-most diamond in your photo. What work was being done there? I would really appreciate seeing more photos from that visit!
  6. You skilfully predicted my next question! Thanks, I will PM you, I’d like to get your point of view on something. Thanks.
  7. A quick preview of what I’m been up to this week - one type of the Greater Manchester Waste Authority binliner containers. There’s more fettling to do, especially around the door end of the container, and I’m sure I can make the final printed result much better. This was printed with the support on the top of the container, which is why it looks so poor, and some of the walls were way too thin. I’ll be doing a test print in OO tomorrow, this one is N. Once it’s finished, I’ll be making the final model freely available in N, OO, and 1:1 so you can scale it your
  8. That print makes me very jealous. I managed two 20’ containers on my Photon this evening! I’ll join the Facebook group, thanks. Are you open to sharing your 3D models, or are you offering them commercially? Thanks, Carl.
  9. I'm looking for a larger printer, settled on the Elegoo Saturn, but they are like hen's teeth. That is a tidy join though, if I saw that on a model, I'd assume it was a weld line. Perhaps it's possible to divide the print up along the prototype weld lines?
  10. At lot - certainly all the ones in my area - are just being infilled, so aren’t being either removed or replaced. Presumably that saves a load on annual checks and maintenance, at the expense of a few wagons full of hardcore and a few hours effort.
  11. Please post a photo of it once you've printed it!
  12. You're describing Flat Rate schemes. This margin scheme definitely applies to the difference between selling price and the price paid to the seller of that second hand good, and is accounted for in your VAT return as any other sale, just at a reduced rate. (And only applies if you weren't charged any VAT when you bought the thing you just sold.) (Corrected one of my earlier posts from 16.67% to 20% in one case.)
  13. I updated my post after I posted it with a more likely explanation for them saying "there is no VAT on secondhand models." If they are VAT registered, using this margin scheme, it means they can choose not to provide a VAT invoice, but they should still be charging VAT (certainly, HMRC will be expecting them to pay 16.67% of the sale value to them!), and should still be able to give you a VAT invoice if you request one.
  14. From https://www.gov.uk/vat-record-keeping/vat-invoices : Exceptions You do not need to issue a VAT invoice if: - ... - you sell goods under a VAT second-hand margin scheme - ... Further, it's possible, that because most of their suppliers of their second-hand stock are private sellers, and therefore are not VAT registered, they are selling their second-hand stuff through a subsidiary company which is not VAT registered to allow them to seem cheaper. £85k isn't a lot of turnover though to bother doing that before the subsidiary wo
  15. They look great, how do you go about glazing them?
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