42101 - QR ipswich shops I dont think are in that business anymore. I think its just a glorified static train museum these days where you can ride a traverser... happy to be corrected though by a QLD'er.
Re SRHR - they could have the entire resources of the SAR devoted to them and still find someway to have their steam fleet out for copious, unnecessary amounts of time aiming for the 'ideal' and ever unachievable and ever un-maintainable standard.
What these means in practice is that:-
a) jobs take much longer and are more expensive (using up more valuable resources) than they need to be, rather that just being fit for purpose - i.e. towing 100t choofing along at 40km/h on the beach for a few dozen times per year, but rather setting the locomotives up like its about to run the Mount Gambier mixed everyday for the next 12 months. The standard of the RX's compared with comparable locos like 3237 and 3016 is to be commened on one hand because they are great mechanically, but from a business perspective represent excessive resource consumption (time, $ and volunteer effort) compared to what necessarily needs to be spent to get by. A stitch in time, doesnt always save nine, particularly with steam locos.
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b) the opportunity cost, which is the ticket sales foregone (which you never get back) because you never bloody well had the kettle on the train in the first place, so people didnt book a ticket.
If it were solely a model club with no front-end ticket sales required, great aim for the highest possible standard, if there are bigger things at play like aiming to keep your business alive, do what is necessary and safe but dont go nuts.
Yes, I speak from experience with many many many years of interaction with SRHR personnel, employees and management.