Mainly For Brummies But All Are Welcome To Join In The Birmingham Fun & Chat


Dudley Zoo Chair Lift

#1 by phil ( deleted ) , Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:15 pm

Anyone like to tell me why it cost £117,000 to repair the chair lift at Dudley Zoo. They say it was mostly a cosmetic job (a coat of paint) a modification to the T bar locks and a new electric motor. I doubt the whole thing cost that much when it was first installed in 1958.

phil

RE: Dudley Zoo Chair Lift

#2 by Deleted User , Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:23 pm

It all went pear shape with decimal.


RE: Dudley Zoo Chair Lift

#3 by astoness , Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:28 pm

seems an awful lot to me phil..ive been on the chair a few times...


 
astoness

Granny
Founder Member
Posts: 15.014
Date registered 02.24.2010


RE: Dudley Zoo Chair Lift

#4 by Deleted User , Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:30 pm

Be careful Lyn..they may plug it in .


RE: Dudley Zoo Chair Lift

#5 by phil ( deleted ) , Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:34 pm

It just leaves me wondering where were all these jobs when I was looking for them, all we got was hard work for very little money and when the job was finished nobody wanted to pay until you threatened court action.

phil

RE: Dudley Zoo Chair Lift

#6 by Sheldonboy , Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:22 pm

Quote: phil wrote in post #1
Anyone like to tell me why it cost £117,000 to repair the chair lift at Dudley Zoo. They say it was mostly a cosmetic job (a coat of paint) a modification to the T bar locks and a new electric motor. I doubt the whole thing cost that much when it was first installed in 1958.

It probably cost around £5000 pounds to repair the Chairlift. Then of course the £10,000 Consultants fee and the £112,000 for the Scaffolding.


I started out with nothing and I've still got most of it left
http://brummiestalking.org.uk/

 
Sheldonboy

Founder Member
Forum Administrator
Posts: 43.994
Date registered 12.22.2009

Last edited 08.25.2012 | Top

RE: Dudley Zoo Chair Lift

#7 by astoness , Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:39 pm

Quote: denise wrote in post #4
Be careful Lyn..they may plug it in .




 
astoness

Granny
Founder Member
Posts: 15.014
Date registered 02.24.2010


RE: Dudley Zoo Chair Lift

#8 by Sheldonboy , Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:14 pm

the trouble is I think in most of these places maintenace is done on a very sparing basis. so when a problem arises it can be a major operation.


I started out with nothing and I've still got most of it left
http://brummiestalking.org.uk/

 
Sheldonboy

Founder Member
Forum Administrator
Posts: 43.994
Date registered 12.22.2009


RE: Dudley Zoo Chair Lift

#9 by phil ( deleted ) , Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:36 pm

SB

I think the main problem in this case is that it was taken out of service about ten years back and has just been hanging around since (excuse the pun) Even so I think £117,00 excessive.

phil

RE: Dudley Zoo Chair Lift

#10 by Sheldonboy , Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:53 pm

Quote: phil wrote in post #9
SB

I think the main problem in this case is that it was taken out of service about ten years back and has just been hanging around since (excuse the pun) Even so I think £117,00 excessive.


It's probably cheaper than a new one, some comedian would probably come up with a price tag of around £5 Million.


I started out with nothing and I've still got most of it left
http://brummiestalking.org.uk/

 
Sheldonboy

Founder Member
Forum Administrator
Posts: 43.994
Date registered 12.22.2009


RE: Dudley Zoo Chair Lift

#11 by phil ( deleted ) , Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:15 pm

They have just had 1.2 million off the lottery to fund repairs to some of the Tecton buildings, Talking about the lottery what about Bransons latest bit of arrogance trying legally to get the health lottery stopped. Is there no end to this mans greed? I would rather see the money go to the health service any time than it go to a silly concrete bear enclosure.

phil

RE: Dudley Zoo Chair Lift

#12 by astoness , Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:27 pm

Quote: phil wrote in post #11
They have just had 1.2 million off the lottery to fund repairs to some of the Tecton buildings, Talking about the lottery what about Bransons latest bit of arrogance trying legally to get the health lottery stopped. Is there no end to this mans greed? I would rather see the money go to the health service any time than it go to a silly concrete bear enclosure.



phil i dont do the main lottery now...ive been doing the health lottery since it started....


 
astoness

Granny
Founder Member
Posts: 15.014
Date registered 02.24.2010


RE: Dudley Zoo Chair Lift

#13 by phil ( deleted ) , Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:36 pm

To be quite honest I used to do the lottery but I stopped when I saw there was no shaking the government over the way the funds were allocated. Not that I think any good cause or the national health service should be reliant on lottery payers. We pay more than enough to fund the health service now if most of the money wasn't diverted for other means such as white collar civil servants and private health hospital fees.

phil

RE: Dudley Zoo Chair Lift

#14 by Voltman , Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:44 am

I play the lottery to win. Zero altruism here.
It's nothing to do with me what they do with the money, I thought it all went to the directors of Camelot.


http://www.npl.co.uk/
http://www.gutenberg.org/
http://brummiestalking.org.uk/

 
Voltman

Founder Member
Technical Administrator
Posts: 18.437
Date registered 02.24.2010


RE: Dudley Zoo Chair Lift

#15 by Sheldonboy , Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:46 am

M$e too I play to win, I just want Loadsa money


I started out with nothing and I've still got most of it left
http://brummiestalking.org.uk/

 
Sheldonboy

Founder Member
Forum Administrator
Posts: 43.994
Date registered 12.22.2009


   


Thank you for visiting our humble forum, make this your forum by joining us and posting your own thoughts and questions.
Xobor Create your own Forum with Xobor