Before we get to today's happenings I have been overwhelmed by your generosity with no less than £2750 pledged towards our rail bender after just 24 hrs. Now the bad news - the price is £4880 plus very awful tax. I have today spoken with Geismar and that is off the shelf price so maybe we can better that a bit with a bit of grovelling. We will continue for a couple of weeks to see if we can raise this amount. Of course the company will pay the vat and you can pay the money into the company in the form of a share application so you get shares for your contribution. On this note it's worth reminding you that if you buy £500 worth of shares or more then you are entitled to a refund of your income tax of %20 of the value under the current scheme so you would receive a rebate of £100 on your purchase - the minimum amount to qualify is £500. Some of you have already sent money to the company but it might be best to just pledge an amount until such time we are sure we have enough to purchase the equipment. Again many thanks and we will see where we get to.
Today we had Korec on site testing their equipment with driver training on the class 33 with Hylton and Richard passing out to drive said machine. P way were out and about in the yard weed killing and I toddled off to Worksop to obtain some special fishplates for the Shottle project from our friendly track dealers. The center car or centre car from the 3 car set had more attention to it's roof from Mike with Martin absent in the land of whiskey on official business,more red gold was delivered ( diesel ) and further attentions were made to the station buffet to complete the renovation. A busy day.