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Re: Farthest From XVI - 9th and 10th December 2017

Postby Mr-shifter » Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:11 pm

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Mr-shifter wrote:Depends on what days you fly in on. I could possibly offer you a lift.

What a great offer, but I did not want to make any efforts on somebody else. It would be unpleasant fo me if anybody has to plan his time on my schedule. Whe did you plan to drive to Fordingbridge?
I will try to arrive on Saturday morning (to join the community on saturday night for a couple of beers) and leave on sunday in the evening at the airport.


Sorry for the delay in reply. I will be driving down in the afternoon, probably about 1pm. Gatwick is literally 15 minutes from me so if you can make the flights work roughly around these times, picking you up wouldn’t be an issue.

Let me know flight times and I will tell you what works.
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Re: Farthest From XVI - 9th and 10th December 2017

Postby Plastikheld » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:30 pm

Wow guys - thank you so much for your support on getting me to FF.

@ Jason: thank for figuring out you route, but 3 hours (when everything works) in addition to flight time and getting from here to there might be a bit to much time at all. Spending this time I can also think of driving by car and take a ferry (which I wanted to avoid).

@ Mr-shifter: a pick-up would be great, but flights from here to Gatwick are rare and expensive. Might be easier for me getting an early flight to LHR and then taking a bus (megabus?) to Gatwick. What do you think? Might this be an option?
Do you return on sunday? So I would try to get a light flight back.

To be honest I thought it would be easier getting there, but I like those kind of trips.
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Re: Farthest From XVI - 9th and 10th December 2017

Postby SAVORY100 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:57 pm

My brother and I have booked into a hotel/pub in Ringwood this time, where is everyone else staying?
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Re: Farthest From XVI - 9th and 10th December 2017

Postby Mr-shifter » Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:59 pm

Plastikheld wrote:Wow guys - thank you so much for your support on getting me to FF.

@ Jason: thank for figuring out you route, but 3 hours (when everything works) in addition to flight time and getting from here to there might be a bit to much time at all. Spending this time I can also think of driving by car and take a ferry (which I wanted to avoid).

@ Mr-shifter: a pick-up would be great, but flights from here to Gatwick are rare and expensive. Might be easier for me getting an early flight to LHR and then taking a bus (megabus?) to Gatwick. What do you think? Might this be an option?
Do you return on sunday? So I would try to get a light flight back.

To be honest I thought it would be easier getting there, but I like those kind of trips.


If you can get to Gatwick that’s no problem. I will drive down after lunch on the Saturday and be back 6-7 ish on the Sunday. If we can make something work then that’s no problem. I can also drop you off at Southampton train station if that’s easier. There will be ways and means.
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Re: Farthest From XVI - 9th and 10th December 2017

Postby Richard_H » Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:47 pm

Staying in the Ship with Spoons. After driving silly miles to get there Ringwood is always a turn off for me. As is Spoons actually when I think about it.
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Re: Farthest From XVI - 9th and 10th December 2017

Postby SublevelStudios » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:55 am

SAVORY100 wrote:My brother and I have booked into a hotel/pub in Ringwood this time, where is everyone else staying?


The Midland lads are at The White Hart Ringwood this time.

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Re: Farthest From XVI - 9th and 10th December 2017

Postby Mr-shifter » Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:02 am

SublevelStudios wrote:
SAVORY100 wrote:My brother and I have booked into a hotel/pub in Ringwood this time, where is everyone else staying?


The Midland lads are at The White Hart Ringwood this time.


You guys get together I think you will probably be able to get a small minibus to take you back.
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Re: Farthest From XVI - 9th and 10th December 2017

Postby Plastikheld » Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:30 pm

Mr-shifter wrote:
Plastikheld wrote:Wow guys - thank you so much for your support on getting me to FF.

@ Jason: thank for figuring out you route, but 3 hours (when everything works) in addition to flight time and getting from here to there might be a bit to much time at all. Spending this time I can also think of driving by car and take a ferry (which I wanted to avoid).

@ Mr-shifter: a pick-up would be great, but flights from here to Gatwick are rare and expensive. Might be easier for me getting an early flight to LHR and then taking a bus (megabus?) to Gatwick. What do you think? Might this be an option?
Do you return on sunday? So I would try to get a light flight back.

To be honest I thought it would be easier getting there, but I like those kind of trips.


If you can get to Gatwick that’s no problem. I will drive down after lunch on the Saturday and be back 6-7 ish on the Sunday. If we can make something work then that’s no problem. I can also drop you off at Southampton train station if that’s easier. There will be ways and means.

Allright then - I'll try to get an early flight to LHR then via bus to Gatwick. For the return I'll have to figure out what's the best way for everyone. I don't want you or anyone else to have any circumstances or planning because of my flight departure. :wink: Maybe I will leave a bit earlier and try Jasons route back.

Edit: had a short talk with my wife in the meantime. Maybe I'm a little bit late in planning for this FF and better try to get there next time. :(
Then I'll maybe do this trip with a fellow collector from Germany and we will combine it with a roundtrip along the coast.
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Re: Farthest From XVI - 9th and 10th December 2017

Postby Clarkspie&chips » Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:30 pm

Plastikheld wrote:Edit: had a short talk with my wife in the meantime. Maybe I'm a little bit late in planning for this FF and better try to get there next time. :(
Then I'll maybe do this trip with a fellow collector from Germany and we will combine it with a roundtrip along the coast.


That's a real shame as the Christmas one is always special with the dinner in the hall. When you do decide to take the plunge, and if you're getting a coach anyway, you might just want to head straight to Ringwood from Heathrow as Gatwick is sort of back in the other direction. All things considered though the detour would probably be with it to get a lift with Ben and who ever else he picks up along the way.

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Re: Farthest From XVI - 9th and 10th December 2017

Postby SAVORY100 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:07 pm

Plastikheld wrote:
Mr-shifter wrote:
Plastikheld wrote:Wow guys - thank you so much for your support on getting me to FF.

@ Jason: thank for figuring out you route, but 3 hours (when everything works) in addition to flight time and getting from here to there might be a bit to much time at all. Spending this time I can also think of driving by car and take a ferry (which I wanted to avoid).

@ Mr-shifter: a pick-up would be great, but flights from here to Gatwick are rare and expensive. Might be easier for me getting an early flight to LHR and then taking a bus (megabus?) to Gatwick. What do you think? Might this be an option?
Do you return on sunday? So I would try to get a light flight back.

To be honest I thought it would be easier getting there, but I like those kind of trips.


If you can get to Gatwick that’s no problem. I will drive down after lunch on the Saturday and be back 6-7 ish on the Sunday. If we can make something work then that’s no problem. I can also drop you off at Southampton train station if that’s easier. There will be ways and means.

Allright then - I'll try to get an early flight to LHR then via bus to Gatwick. For the return I'll have to figure out what's the best way for everyone. I don't want you or anyone else to have any circumstances or planning because of my flight departure. :wink: Maybe I will leave a bit earlier and try Jasons route back.

Edit: had a short talk with my wife in the meantime. Maybe I'm a little bit late in planning for this FF and better try to get there next time. :(
Then I'll maybe do this trip with a fellow collector from Germany and we will combine it with a roundtrip along the coast.


Bit of an odd offer... but I’m in Swindon, if you can get the Train to Swindon from Heathrow (which isn’t too difficult), I can drive you to the event on Saturday morning. It takes about an hour and a half worst case to get to Fordingbridge from Swindon. I’m staying with my Brother in Ringwood Saturday night (someone on here may have a spare bed(?) or advise where to book) and will do the event on the Sunday morning, heading back to swindon some time after lunch...
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Re: Farthest From XVI - 9th and 10th December 2017

Postby Stuart Skinner » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:34 pm

SAVORY100 wrote:
Plastikheld wrote:
Mr-shifter wrote:
If you can get to Gatwick that’s no problem. I will drive down after lunch on the Saturday and be back 6-7 ish on the Sunday. If we can make something work then that’s no problem. I can also drop you off at Southampton train station if that’s easier. There will be ways and means.

Allright then - I'll try to get an early flight to LHR then via bus to Gatwick. For the return I'll have to figure out what's the best way for everyone. I don't want you or anyone else to have any circumstances or planning because of my flight departure. :wink: Maybe I will leave a bit earlier and try Jasons route back.

Edit: had a short talk with my wife in the meantime. Maybe I'm a little bit late in planning for this FF and better try to get there next time. :(
Then I'll maybe do this trip with a fellow collector from Germany and we will combine it with a roundtrip along the coast.


Bit of an odd offer... but I’m in Swindon, if you can get the Train to Swindon from Heathrow (which isn’t too difficult), I can drive you to the event on Saturday morning. It takes about an hour and a half worst case to get to Fordingbridge from Swindon. I’m staying with my Brother in Ringwood Saturday night (someone on here and will do the event on the Sunday morning, heading back to swindon some time after lunch...


You've never got room for a person, I saw how many MOCs you bought at the last event, I reckon your brother had to jog home just to get them all in
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Re: Farthest From XVI - 9th and 10th December 2017

Postby SAVORY100 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:09 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Farthest From XVI - 9th and 10th December 2017

Postby AndyPreston » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:21 pm

I’ll be there on the Sunday, looking forward to seeing everyone and lots of vintage goodness :D
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Re: Farthest From XVI - 9th and 10th December 2017

Postby Plastikheld » Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:04 pm

Stuart Skinner wrote:You've never got room for a person, I saw how many MOCs you bought at the last event, I reckon your brother had to jog home just to get them all in
:lol:
You guys don't make it easy for me to cancel the trip. I'll think about it ... 8)
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