Of course, Engineer and Chainman, but you've forgotten about the cost and bonus surveyor, the quality checker, and then those who check the checkers.........................
and then I am reminded of the final stage of any project...........
Decoration of those who took no part
I did engage a site engineer on one occasion who came on is own, complete with his computer on the tripod, and proceeded to set out the estate road in a dayYou’re showing your age Chuggy.
Laser station oppo and staff bearer. Surveyors are a mere facet of the Team.
As a professional project manager, I occasionally get the plaudits, except when the top brass take the decoration as you rightly say, after taking no part.
The exploding wagon is great fun at shows. One year at a Swindon Show with a Garden Line Demo Reack we had a pain in the butt kidd that kepr touching things, pushing stuff off the track and generally making a complete pain of himself despite being ask not too politely many times. In the end I got the Exploding Red LGB Car out and gently shunted it to where he was looking for his next piece of mischief. Then next to him I shunted hard with the wagin doing its thing prompted by a serious me saying how he had broken my wagon. Exit child in near tears, never saw him again. Result.We were entertaining visitors to the Swindon Steam Museum model railway exhibition over the weekend. We call it our indoor garden railway rather than a model railway and concentrate on having fun. Thomas only comes out when there are youngsters about which at this show was most of the time.
Long years ago, our NTrak club set up a layout in a fairground outbuilding out in the backcountry. Gravel floor, very far from level. Fortunately there were some fairly massive lengths of lumber in the back of the building, so we laid them flat on the ground and shimmed up the layout that way -- a foot or more in some spots.Locos and layout were fine but I’m not sure about the operators!
Perhaps the most amazing thing was that the layout managed to cope with the somewhat uneven ground. Now I know that a piece of grass next to a river is nowhere near as flat as any indoor floor. We had no running problems at all but there were a couple of strategically placed branches under the layout.