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How to push the limits of the law!

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Posted by wjstix on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 2:55 PM

NVSRR

Well that would make a foot by foot railroad to model. All 2 and a half. Three feet of it.  Cheap equipment roster too

 shane

 

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Posted by NVSRR on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 7:56 AM

If they had taken the trailers from the area by the loading docks  to the front gate , they might have had a better argument

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Posted by dehusman on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 7:50 AM

Among the many problems with the scheme, the law requires that a railroad be part of the route.  Since the 200 ft railroad departs from and arrives at the exact same "station", the car doesn't go anywhere and thus is not part of the "route".

If they had been really clever they would have had each end of the track legally recorded as a different "station", the the trip would have been from East Whatever to West Whatever and one could say that the rail leg traveled between two different stations.

They would have still lost due to the other problems, but that would make it easier to defend the rail move.

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Posted by dknelson on Monday, February 27, 2023 10:58 AM

For a surprisingly modest initiation fee I will sell you a membership in the Bayside Canadian Railway Historical Society.  Somewhat more expensive is the up to date equipment roster.  Annual conventions usually involve lots of photo run-bys.

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Posted by NVSRR on Monday, February 27, 2023 10:41 AM

Well that would make a foot by foot railroad to model. All 2 and a half. Three feet of it.  Cheap equipment roster too

 

shane

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An optimist sees the light at the end of the tunnel

A realist sees a frieght train

An engineer sees three idiots standing on the tracks stairing blankly in space

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, February 27, 2023 10:27 AM

Interesting!  I guess you can't blame 'em for trying.

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How to push the limits of the law!
Posted by hon30critter on Monday, February 27, 2023 5:09 AM

This extremely short railway, which is all of 200' long, is a very creative (and ultimately futile)

way to try to avoid paying taxes:

Cheers!!

Dave

I'm just a dude with a bad back having a lot of fun with model trains, and finally building a layout!

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