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This is my 301st posting - I've been a 'Fireman' for some time.

In prototype practice, after around 300 firing turns, firemen were after examination regraded as 'Passed Fireman' and could be called upon to be drivers, and after so many more driving turns became full-time drivers.

So how about having the catagory of 'Passed Firemen' after 300 postings and become a 'Driver' at 500, as at present?

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Seems like a promotion earlier than expected will be coming my way !!
Well done Doug, always thought there was too large a gap between fireman and driver. Now what's going to be inserted between Driver and Station Master for us all to aspire to

Have fun with that one !
 

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QUOTE (John Webb @ 9 Nov 2006, 18:42) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Footplate Inspector? Running Shed Foreman? Or just 'Foreman' perhaps?

Presumeably change to this at about 750 postings?

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John Webb

Added those as they make sense, and look at me, I'm now a Foreman...


Thanks for the suggestions.
 

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QUOTE (Doug @ 9 Nov 2006, 17:58) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Added those as they make sense, and look at me, I'm now a Foreman...


Thanks for the suggestions.

But I want to stay a driver - can't I be a senior driver when I get that far please.

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Nice one Brian !! All I can say is "there's always one".

Obviously what you need to do is get to 2,000 posts and then you can be "Deputy Chief Mechanical Engineer". By doing this you can design, build and drive your own b
y engines. !!!!
 

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Neil, as this site is viewable in the USA, you can't say "Fat Controller" as this is politically incorrect and the Thomas The Tank range has had to drop this title.

Personally as an overweight 57 year old, I think this is politics gone mad but "them's the rules".

I guess that it's a race between you and Gary to be the first to hit these milestones, so we all await your suggestions.

I would have thought that ALL promotions ought to be in multiples of 250, so how about a definitive list Doug. -- incidentally I think the system is an excellent way of recognizing the contribution to the forum made by an individual, so I applaud the refinements now in progress.


As you very rarely get a mention for the work you do Doug, I'll take this opportunity to propose a big vote of thanks for your efforts. long my they continue.
 

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Sir Topham Hat

But don't forget in the original books the
controller is - Sir Topham Hatt.

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OK then, that's got Sir Topham sorted, now back to grades. Any ideas for 1250, 1500, 1750 and 2000 posts


We'll have to hurry to get it sorted before you get there Neil.
P.S. Where do you find the time
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Keep taking the pills !
 

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QUOTE (Gwent rail @ 14 Nov 2006, 11:06) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>OK then, that's got Sir Topham sorted, now back to grades. Any ideas for 1250, 1500, 1750 and 2000 posts


We'll have to hurry to get it sorted before you get there Neil.
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Keep taking the pills !

Due to my work I am sat at a computer all day. As my job is very boring I keep myself sane by looking at stuff like this.

Dennis and Gary are well ahead of me so they may actually be at the figures you said. Maybe ask them what titles they would like.
 

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IIRC wasn't he also called the Stout Gentleman....or is this also unacceptable?
 
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