TT Meet 2017: Birmingham 10th Anniversary Meet - VOTE FOR DATES

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What datrs could you attend a meet?

Poll ended at 17 Jan 2017 22:35

17th June
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22nd July
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29th July
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Total votes: 29

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Post by SkeedR » 04 Jan 2017 16:57

SkeedR wrote:If this isn't during my two weeks in Uganda, I should be able to actually make it to a meet, for the first time EVER. Finally.
Well, I guess that means I've got to attend now then...
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Post by orudge » 11 Jan 2017 14:34

Just a reminder, there's just under a week left to vote on this - currently the 29th of July is looking most likely. If you think you can come along, please vote! Once the vote is closed I'll create a wiki page and you can sign up, and we can plan out what we want to do.

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Post by TomS » 12 Jan 2017 07:45

orudge wrote:Once the vote is closed I'll create a wiki page and you can sign up, and we can plan out what we want to do.
Are we limited to wining and dining options, or are there opportunities for suggestions like trying to organise a tour of some facility prior to wining and dining?

I've voted for all 3 dates as my calendar doesn't stretch out that far, so what ever ends up being I will pen in and everything else will have to fit around.

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Post by Chrill » 12 Jan 2017 08:53

TomS wrote:Are we limited to wining and dining options, or are there opportunities for suggestions like trying to organise a tour of some facility prior to wining and dining?
Well the 2016 meet started in a pub but included both a Top Gear style race through London (Andel won through cheating and ended up getting a ticket. Poor sport) and a visit to a transport museum. We'd happily plan a tour or a vist to something Transport Tycoon related, but wining and dining is something we all need too!
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Post by orudge » 12 Jan 2017 11:09

TomS wrote:Are we limited to wining and dining options, or are there opportunities for suggestions like trying to organise a tour of some facility prior to wining and dining?
We should definitely try to do something other than just wining and dining (although there will be plenty of that I hope too). A random thing that I found, for instance, is the Wonderful World of Trains & Planes, which looks like it might be interesting for a visit. (Apparently they do special group rates for groups of 10 or more, so if enough of us can commit to definitely being there, we could perhaps get a good deal on it. Anyone remember the 2009 meet in York at the National Rail Museum? :) )

Suggestions from people more familiar with Birmingham than I am are of course welcome!

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Post by Pilot » 12 Jan 2017 13:05

orudge wrote:
TomS wrote:Are we limited to wining and dining options, or are there opportunities for suggestions like trying to organise a tour of some facility prior to wining and dining?
We should definitely try to do something other than just wining and dining (although there will be plenty of that I hope too). A random thing that I found, for instance, is the Wonderful World of Trains & Planes, which looks like it might be interesting for a visit. (Apparently they do special group rates for groups of 10 or more, so if enough of us can commit to definitely being there, we could perhaps get a good deal on it. Anyone remember the 2009 meet in York at the National Rail Museum? :) )

Suggestions from people more familiar with Birmingham than I am are of course welcome!
It would appear as though that thing is currently shut, unfortunately, for example, this article on their website says they've had to close, and on the home page, it said it was s*** as well.

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Post by Redirect Left » 12 Jan 2017 22:09

"We have now closed We have taken the sad step of closing, permanently today"


that's a shame, it actually looked alright, although anything with 'train' or 'transport' in the name does to me. Hopefully we can find a good place like how NRM was for the York meet. By far the meet i enjoyed the most of the 3 (York, Crewe & London 2016) i've been to.
Also, I hope Birmingham is cheaper than London for food / drink. Nearly bankrupted myself at the London one. Might have to bring a backpack with lots of £0.45 bottles of pepsi from Huddersfield Markets...
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Post by orudge » 12 Jan 2017 22:51

That's a shame, the place looked good. Well, we can have a look and see what else is out there.

The last time I was in Birmingham (2007, excluding a quick transit at New Street in 2009) I don't remember prices being too ridiculous. As always, Zernebok customers will get a free drink, and although I couldn't be there last year you hopefully all got something from Dave on my behalf!

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Post by Dave » 12 Jan 2017 23:03

Nah I pocketed the fifty notes!
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Post by Pilot » 12 Jan 2017 23:40

orudge wrote:hopefully all got something from Dave on my behalf!
Oh, I was wondering what that kiss was about! :lol:

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Post by Redirect Left » 12 Jan 2017 23:40

orudge wrote:you hopefully all got something from Dave on my behalf!
I can confirm he did, there was no pilfering involved there :P

I think one year, we should all spread our wings and head over to Hamburg and visit Miniatur Wunderland, after we've exhausted everything in the UK.
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Post by orudge » 17 Jan 2017 07:17

Last chance to vote! The poll closes tonight.

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Post by Dave » 17 Jan 2017 12:17

Birmingham has vastly improved in the 10 years since the first meet, I expect it'll be a bit more expensive than you think.

As ever the way to define this is cost of a pint, and the answer is about £3.50 for a lager, up to £4 for a premium beer.
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Post by SkeedR » 17 Jan 2017 13:35

Dave wrote:Birmingham has vastly improved in the 10 years since the first meet, I expect it'll be a bit more expensive than you think.

As ever the way to define this is cost of a pint, and the answer is about £3.50 for a lager, up to £4 for a premium beer.
What about Cider?
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Post by Chrill » 17 Jan 2017 15:08

Dave wrote:Birmingham has vastly improved in the 10 years since the first meet, I expect it'll be a bit more expensive than you think.

As ever the way to define this is cost of a pint, and the answer is about £3.50 for a lager, up to £4 for a premium beer.
Which is why we're never hosting a meet in the £6 half pint city of Stockholm :)
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Post by Dave » 17 Jan 2017 15:29

SkeedR wrote:
Dave wrote:Birmingham has vastly improved in the 10 years since the first meet, I expect it'll be a bit more expensive than you think.

As ever the way to define this is cost of a pint, and the answer is about £3.50 for a lager, up to £4 for a premium beer.
What about Cider?
Well. £3.50 for a commercially available Strongbow or something, up to 4 quid for a premium. Maybe a bit more for a bottled cider.
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Post by SkeedR » 17 Jan 2017 16:37

Dave wrote:
SkeedR wrote:
Dave wrote:Birmingham has vastly improved in the 10 years since the first meet, I expect it'll be a bit more expensive than you think.

As ever the way to define this is cost of a pint, and the answer is about £3.50 for a lager, up to £4 for a premium beer.
What about Cider?
Well. £3.50 for a commercially available Strongbow or something, up to 4 quid for a premium. Maybe a bit more for a bottled cider.
We all know that no-one sane actually buys Wrongbow...
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Post by Chrill » 17 Jan 2017 17:01

It's funny. You Brits all want the sweet ciders we produce in Sweden. Kopparbergs and Rekorderlig. We all want the dry ciders coming out of the UK and Ireland. Strongbow and Magners.
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Post by Pilot » 17 Jan 2017 17:19

SkeedR wrote:
Dave wrote:
SkeedR wrote: What about Cider?
Well. £3.50 for a commercially available Strongbow or something, up to 4 quid for a premium. Maybe a bit more for a bottled cider.
We all know that no-one sane actually buys Wrongbow...
Unless it's the Dark Fruits one! I rather like that stuff.

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Post by Ameecher » 17 Jan 2017 18:33

Dave wrote:Birmingham has vastly improved in the 10 years since the first meet, I expect it'll be a bit more expensive than you think.

As ever the way to define this is cost of a pint, and the answer is about £3.50 for a lager, up to £4 for a premium beer.
That's cheap! I'm in.
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