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London Meet, Saturday 11th. November 2017.

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London Meet, Saturday 11th. November 2017. 02/07/2017 at 17:33 #96104
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The next SimSig meet will take place on Saturday 11th. November at The Plough, 27 Museum Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1A 1LH. First details of the meet have been entered here in the Wiki,

If you wish to attend, please register using this link from the Upcoming Events section of the web-site.

If you do register for the event and are then unable to attend, please go back the Events page and cancel your registration. If you do not cancel, someone else wishing to attend may be told that the meet is already fully booked.

"I am just going outside and may be some time." - Capt. Lawrence Oates, (17/03/1880 – 16/03/1912), British army officer and Antarctic explorer.
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London Meet, Saturday 11th. November 2017. 15/10/2017 at 14:43 #102286
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We are now 4 weeks away from the Meet at The Plough. There are currently only 14 people who have indicated that they will attend (of whom only 6 are bringing a computer for public use). If you do wish to attend (or have already signed up and are no longer intending to come) could you please go to this link from the Upcoming Events section of the web-site and book or cancel accordingly so that we can keep the venue updated about numbers.

It is going to be difficult to set up a substantial chain with only 6 laptops but hopefully that number will increase. Karl Latham (headshot119) will be putting something together for the day based on the number of panels we can cover. Whether it is something old, something new, something borrowed or something blue will depend on what kit we have and how Karl can make things fit.

"I am just going outside and may be some time." - Capt. Lawrence Oates, (17/03/1880 – 16/03/1912), British army officer and Antarctic explorer.
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London Meet, Saturday 11th. November 2017. 15/10/2017 at 16:19 #102288
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In an ideal world it would be good if we could have 9 laptops excluding the one I’m bringing.

In an even more ideal world 11 would be better.

Maybe I should run the “pint for whoever guesses the sim” competition again.

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London Meet, Saturday 11th. November 2017. 15/10/2017 at 16:22 #102289
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headshot119 in post 102288 said:
In an ideal world it would be good if we could have 9 laptops excluding the one I’m bringing.

In an even more ideal world 11 would be better.

Maybe I should run the “pint for whoever guesses the sim” competition again.
Ooo ooo ooo can I play!

Err

Barmouth?

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London Meet, Saturday 11th. November 2017. 15/10/2017 at 18:46 #102291
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headshot119 in post 102288 said:
In an ideal world it would be good if we could have 9 laptops excluding the one I’m bringing.

In an even more ideal world 11 would be better.

Maybe I should run the “pint for whoever guesses the sim” competition again.
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London Meet, Saturday 11th. November 2017. 15/10/2017 at 19:01 #102292
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With eleven laptops would that mean each Signaller would average less than one controlled signal?
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London Meet, Saturday 11th. November 2017. 15/10/2017 at 19:36 #102294
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JamesN in post 102289 said:
headshot119 in post 102288 said:
In an ideal world it would be good if we could have 9 laptops excluding the one I’m bringing.

In an even more ideal world 11 would be better.

Maybe I should run the “pint for whoever guesses the sim” competition again.
Ooo ooo ooo can I play!

Err

Barmouth?

A sim of 'Mach' (as I once heard an ATW guard call it) SCC might be interesting but not sure how good a sim Mach SCC would make as the area covered by it is largely single track I believe.

Dave

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London Meet, Saturday 11th. November 2017. 15/10/2017 at 19:53 #102295
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Another West Coast chain I assume....... 9 laptops for 9 sims.
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London Meet, Saturday 11th. November 2017. 15/10/2017 at 20:40 #102297
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DaveHarries in post 102294 said:
JamesN in post 102289 said:
headshot119 in post 102288 said:
In an ideal world it would be good if we could have 9 laptops excluding the one I’m bringing.

In an even more ideal world 11 would be better.

Maybe I should run the “pint for whoever guesses the sim” competition again.
Ooo ooo ooo can I play!

Err

Barmouth?

A sim of 'Mach' (as I once heard an ATW guard call it) SCC might be interesting but not sure how good a sim Mach SCC would make as the area covered by it is largely single track I believe.

Dave
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London Meet, Saturday 11th. November 2017. 16/10/2017 at 09:07 #102306
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headshot119 in post 102288 said:
In an ideal world it would be good if we could have 9 laptops excluding the one I’m bringing.

In an even more ideal world 11 would be better.

Maybe I should run the “pint for whoever guesses the sim” competition again.

OK I'll go with it'll involve ATW & XC trains

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London Meet, Saturday 11th. November 2017. 16/10/2017 at 18:28 #102322
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Crewe or Chester would be nice, so I'm going to guess Crewe or Chester?
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London Meet, Saturday 11th. November 2017. 16/10/2017 at 18:37 #102323
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I'd go with my home guess of Preston, but Crewe raises my thoughts.
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London Meet, Saturday 11th. November 2017. 16/10/2017 at 18:47 #102324
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Great Eastern Main line or an updated Cambridge
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London Meet, Saturday 11th. November 2017. 16/10/2017 at 19:41 #102328
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Always said I'd love to see Crewe, especially if it included some of the neighbouring AB boxes to make a larger area.

Manchester Piccadilly would also be great to see from a personal point of view!

Of course I'm sure a Newport area sim has been hinted at so wouldn't be entirely surprised to see that one appear.

Unfortunately I won't be able to make the meet as I'm at work and out of leave!

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London Meet, Saturday 11th. November 2017. 16/10/2017 at 21:24 #102335
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Splodge in post 102328 said:
Always said I'd love to see Crewe, especially if it included some of the neighbouring AB boxes to make a larger area.

Crewe would be fun. By AB boxes I take it you mean Nantwich, Wrenbury, Wem and Prees but those are all included in the Shrewsbury simulation.

Splodge in post 102328 said:
Manchester Piccadilly would also be great to see from a personal point of view!

Of course I'm sure a Newport area sim has been hinted at so wouldn't be entirely surprised to see that one appear.

I remember being at a meet once where someone (can't recall who) said they were going to concentrate on making this one a reality but I have heard nothing since. On the subject of Manchester, however, I wouldn't mind Manchester East or Manchester South, perhaps with Manchester North also. A decent size Manchester chain would be good fun.

Newport was trialed at a meet once before but I have heard nothing on that since.

mark265 in post 102324 said:
Great Eastern Main line or an updated Cambridge

Agreed. I said on the "Simulations Wish List" that I would like a GEML which included Norwich and Ipswich panels as well as Colchester ASC. No harm in adding Clacton into that but I think 6 areas (5 of which would be in Colchester ASC) might be a bit much in one sim.

Dave

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London Meet, Saturday 11th. November 2017. 16/10/2017 at 21:33 #102336
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No, by AB (they might not all be AB though) I mean ones like Coal Yard, Basford Hall, Salop Goods, Steel Works etc - the station panel on it's own is quite small geographically; many of the freight trains through the area never come under its control as they use the independent lines between Basford Hall and Coal Yard/Sandbach.
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London Meet, Saturday 11th. November 2017. 16/10/2017 at 21:40 #102337
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Splodge in post 102336 said:
No, by AB (they might not all be AB though) I mean ones like Coal Yard, Basford Hall, Salop Goods, Steel Works etc - the station panel on it's own is quite small geographically; many of the freight trains through the area never come under its control as they use the independent lines between Basford Hall and Coal Yard/Sandbach.

Ah ok thanks for the clarification. I had no idea there were still that many around Crewe.

Dave

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London Meet, Saturday 11th. November 2017. 16/10/2017 at 21:59 #102338
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Could also add in Winsford that controls from just outside of Coal Yard through to Weaver Jn (Winsford, Hartford, Hartford Jn, Acton Bridge) where it fringes with Halton/Runcorn and Warrington Ban Quay
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London Meet, Saturday 11th. November 2017. 16/10/2017 at 22:31 #102339
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Now wouldn't Doncaster go down just a treat but let's just settle for a London Bridge.

Geoff

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London Meet, Saturday 11th. November 2017. 16/10/2017 at 23:59 #102340
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New Carlisle please
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London Meet, Saturday 11th. November 2017. 17/10/2017 at 00:38 #102341
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northroad in post 102339 said:
Now wouldn't Doncaster go down just a treat but let's just settle for a London Bridge.

Geoff

I would also welcome either of those, especially Doncaster which would permit an ECML chain (KX <-> Peterborough <-> Doncaster <-> Leeds <-> York <-> Tyneside) which would be great fun. London Bridge would be good also as that chains with at least some of the existing London sims.

Dave

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London Meet, Saturday 11th. November 2017. 01/11/2017 at 16:31 #102611
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I know what I'd like it to be, but also know it's unlikely (3B) so I'll throw a curve ball and go leftfield with NLL
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London Meet, Saturday 11th. November 2017. 01/11/2017 at 17:09 #102613
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I think I will throw a glance over the River Severn from where I live and guess that we will end up in Wales for the game played at the meet.

EDIT: In view of where in Wales I was working today, and the fact that I missed it when it was trialled at a previous meet, I will be more specific and guess Newport, possibly chained with Cardiff and the Valleys.

Dave

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London Meet, Saturday 11th. November 2017. 01/11/2017 at 17:35 #102616
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Paddington to Plymouth via Westbury.
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London Meet, Saturday 11th. November 2017. 01/11/2017 at 17:48 #102617
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West Highland line before RETB - circa 20 boxes depending on era - and plenty of time to enjoy a beer between trains.
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