It is worth the effort!
First Bus - The M D Speaks
As we know, the entire transport sector has been affected during the coronavirus pandemic by a dramatic fall across all modes of travel, and there is continued uncertainty for the sector to overcome. We do not know how long social distancing will remain in place, how quickly passenger demand will recover, or how government and customer support might taper.
In terms of financial reporting, all these factors represent material uncertainties. As a publicly listed company First Group is obliged to set them out for the financial markets. Publication of these scenarios alongside our full year results this week this has led to some media speculation about our future viability, but I wanted to reassure you that the long-term fundamentals of our business are sound.
Through government support, we were able to keep our vital bus and rail operations running, in readiness of increasing service levels again to help economies return to strength. As a company, we face the future as a market-leader in both bus and rail, with strong liquidity as well as this fiscal support.
In other words, "We'll be all right ...
Uber Floats In London
One positive. If you are visually impaired you can apply for a "fob" which activates a spoken version.
The Control Tower
It was far more realistic than anything else and although you probably painted the models very badly (fbbs were grim!), the results were very acceptable.
An oddity, however, was the control tower. It came packaged as part of the model railway range ...
When, in its financial turmoil, Airfix sold its railway moulds to Dapol, it did not pass on the Control Tower which remained in the Airfix catalogue until at least 2016. It is now a 61 year old model, although it vanished from the Airfix list soon after the last published leaflets.
Of all the Airfix models this is the hardest to find, with some sellers charging ridiculous prices.
So why did fbb buy a control tower and turn it into one of these?