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==Introduction==
 
==Introduction==
The 2012 UK Transport Tycoon Forums meet is planned to take place in '''Crewe''' on the 25th August. The exact plan is still to be finalised, but is likely to involve time in a pub and potentially a visit to the Crewe Heritage Centre. See below for further details on the venue, activities, and getting around Crewe.
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The 2012 UK Transport Tycoon Forums meet is planned to take place in '''Crewe''' on the 25th August. We will be congregating at the '''Gaffers Row''' pub at '''48 Victoria Street''' for drinks and lunch, before moving on to the Crewe Heritage Centre in the afternoon. See below for further details on the venue, activities, and getting around Crewe.
   
 
As with previous years, we will not be able to accept responsibility for under-18s at the meet, so we respectfully ask that you do not attend if you are under 18 unless you are accompanied by a parent or guardian. As our initial venue is a public house, please be aware that '''entrance or service may be refused to under-18s'''. If this happens, I'm afraid we can't do anything to help you out.
 
As with previous years, we will not be able to accept responsibility for under-18s at the meet, so we respectfully ask that you do not attend if you are under 18 unless you are accompanied by a parent or guardian. As our initial venue is a public house, please be aware that '''entrance or service may be refused to under-18s'''. If this happens, I'm afraid we can't do anything to help you out.
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''If you previously thought you were going to be able to attend, but now can't, post your name/nick here''
 
''If you previously thought you were going to be able to attend, but now can't, post your name/nick here''
 
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''If you are cursing your employer by failing to get a pay raise to go to the meet, post your name/nick here''
 
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==Travelling==
 
==Travelling==
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===There===
 
===There===
* [[User:orudge|orudge]] - Train from North Wales, arriving 11:18 (although I can be flexible - if others plan to arrive earlier, let me know)
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* [[User:orudge|orudge]] - Train from North Wales, arriving 10:18 (although I can be flexible - if others plan to arrive earlier, let me know)
 
* [[User:GeoGhost|Geo Ghost]] - Train from Stevenage via London. Train from Euston: 08:10 - 09:47
 
* [[User:GeoGhost|Geo Ghost]] - Train from Stevenage via London. Train from Euston: 08:10 - 09:47
 
* Lankku - Train from Loughborough, changing at Derby
 
* Lankku - Train from Loughborough, changing at Derby
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===Travel around Crewe===
 
===Travel around Crewe===
   
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Travel for the day will basically involve a lot of walking, or perhaps a bus or two if you're not up to the walking. Owen has created a "[http://www.tt-forums.net/download/file.php?id=162978 cheat sheet]" for the meet describing the meet venues and routes between them. If you have any queries, please post on the forum topic mentioned in the External Links section below.
The initial venue for the meet is still to be decided, but is likely to be a pub.
 
   
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Some useful maps with directions can be found here:
We may move away from the pub later in the day, so if you think you're going to be arriving later than, say, 1pm, please let Owen know and he can try to update you on our location later in the day.
 
   
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* [http://goo.gl/maps/fxIWs Station - pub]
TODO
 
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* [http://goo.gl/maps/N61rY Pub - Heritage Centre]
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* [http://goo.gl/maps/q0A2Y Heritage Centre - station]
   
 
==Overnight in Crewe==
 
==Overnight in Crewe==
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More importantly it has the only preserved simulated working lever frame in the country! [[User:Lordmwa|Lordmwa]] 16:18, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
 
More importantly it has the only preserved simulated working lever frame in the country! [[User:Lordmwa|Lordmwa]] 16:18, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
Oh no it isnt! The Lavender Line has a working signal from a frame :) [[User:47407|47407]] 11:42, 16 May 2012 (UTC)
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Oh no it isn't! The Lavender Line has a working signal from a frame :) [[User:47407|47407]] 11:42, 16 May 2012 (UTC)
   
 
=== Trading and Bartering ===
 
=== Trading and Bartering ===
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Lankuu will be buying Jamie a doughnut that he owes since the London meet. Or possibly the other way round...
 
Lankuu will be buying Jamie a doughnut that he owes since the London meet. Or possibly the other way round...
 
<br />Chrill might have to buy Jamie a cider in return for the overpriced cider bought in Sweden!
 
<br />Chrill might have to buy Jamie a cider in return for the overpriced cider bought in Sweden!
 
=== Screaming Contest ===
 
 
'''Contestants''':
 
 
Owen's daughter<br>
 
Andel's daugher<br>
 
Jamie
 
 
Winner gets to steal candy from Dave.
 
   
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
* [http://www.tt-forums.net/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=59612 Main discussion thread on TT-Forums]
 
* [http://www.tt-forums.net/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=59612 Main discussion thread on TT-Forums]
 
* [http://www.tt-forums.net/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=57850 Initial discussion thread on TT-Forums]
 
* [http://www.tt-forums.net/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=57850 Initial discussion thread on TT-Forums]
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* [http://www.tt-forums.net/download/file.php?id=162978 Cheat sheet to print out and take with you on the day]
   
 
[[Category:TT Meets]]
 
[[Category:TT Meets]]

Revision as of 14:13, 10 August 2012

TT-Forums Meets

2007 (Birmingham, UK)
2008 (London, UK)
2009 (York, UK)
2010 (Edinburgh, UK)
2010 (USA) (cancelled)
2011 (Manchester, UK)
2012 (Crewe, UK)
2013 (London, UK)
2014 (Glasgow, UK)
2016 (London, UK)
2017 (Birmingham, UK)

Introduction

The 2012 UK Transport Tycoon Forums meet is planned to take place in Crewe on the 25th August. We will be congregating at the Gaffers Row pub at 48 Victoria Street for drinks and lunch, before moving on to the Crewe Heritage Centre in the afternoon. See below for further details on the venue, activities, and getting around Crewe.

As with previous years, we will not be able to accept responsibility for under-18s at the meet, so we respectfully ask that you do not attend if you are under 18 unless you are accompanied by a parent or guardian. As our initial venue is a public house, please be aware that entrance or service may be refused to under-18s. If this happens, I'm afraid we can't do anything to help you out.

Attendance

I'm coming!

Post your name/nick here if you're coming.

  • orudge 12:58, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Lankku 14:54, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
  • JamieLei
  • Eastpath 07:21, 21 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Geo Ghost 12:50, 26 July 2012 (UTC) - now confirmed!
  • Jolteon 23:21, 28 July 2012 (UTC)
  • Chrill 02:07, 29 July 2012 (UTC)
  • SkeedR 17:48, 29 April 2012 (GMT)

I'm pretty sure I'm coming!

If you're not that sure whether or not you'll be able to make it, but you want to make the effort, post your name/nick here

  • Dave W 14:15, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Bwong 13:16, 2 May 2012 (UTC) - Depends on whether or not my plane gets delayed.... woot
  • LaSeandre 04:28, 12 May 2012 (UTC) - Maaaaaayyyyyyybeeeeeeee, depends on cheap train/bus tickets.
  • Born Acorn 00:04, 18 May 2012 (UTC) : Tis like 30 mins in a car. Or Taxi. Not decided yet.
  • Jonty-comp 21:46, 27 May 2012 (UTC) - Might as well, beats sitting in Chesterfield having to put up with my parents. By this point I will be terribly homesick of nerds and students.
  • 47434 14:14, 16 June 2012 (BST): Probably coming by train from Huddersfield. Will know more on Monday when the football fixtures come out. EDIT: Burnley at home that day, I think I can give that one a miss!
  • welshdragon 21:22, 11 July 2012 (BST): Probably coming by train from Oxford, Will be bringing Natalie
  • 47407 19:02, 21 July 2012 (UTC) - May come, dependant on college and railfares.

Cannot attend

If you previously thought you were going to be able to attend, but now can't, post your name/nick here

Travelling

Let us know how and when you're getting to the meet. This way, we will be able to know when people are arriving, and can let people know if they're likely to be travelling together or meeting each other at a station. Please try to keep all entries in time order!

There

  • orudge - Train from North Wales, arriving 10:18 (although I can be flexible - if others plan to arrive earlier, let me know)
  • Geo Ghost - Train from Stevenage via London. Train from Euston: 08:10 - 09:47
  • Lankku - Train from Loughborough, changing at Derby
  • Dave W - Will travel on the morning. Only takes about an hour.
  • Jamie - From Birmingham Noo Street on the day.
  • 47407 - East Croydon - MKC/Watford Jn, then onwards to Crewe
  • SkeedR WVH -> CRE
  • Eastpath - Train from Chester to Crewe (flexible on time as local)
  • Jolteon - Brockholes to Huddersfield, to Manchester Piccadilly, to Crewe. Not sure of arrival time.
  • Chrill - "From Birmingham Noo Street on the day."

Back

  • orudge - Back to North Wales, departing 16:23
  • Geo Ghost - Train back to Stevenage via Stafford & London. Train from Crewe: 17:49 - 18:09. Train from Stafford: 18:36 - 19:56
  • Lankku - Train to Loughborough, changing at Derby
  • Dave W - Travelling back to the Midlands on the day
  • Jamie - Back to Birmingham Noo Street on the day.
  • 47407 - Reverse of before, although I'll probably go to Euston, then bus route 2 home ;)
  • SkeedR CRE -> WVH
  • Eastpath Reverse of above (again flexible on time)
  • Jolteon Reverse of above likely sometime earlier than most people.
  • Chrill - "Back to Birmingham Noo Street on the day."

Travel around Crewe

Travel for the day will basically involve a lot of walking, or perhaps a bus or two if you're not up to the walking. Owen has created a "cheat sheet" for the meet describing the meet venues and routes between them. If you have any queries, please post on the forum topic mentioned in the External Links section below.

Some useful maps with directions can be found here:

Overnight in Crewe

The following people will/may be staying in or near Crewe over the weekend:

  • 47407 19:09, 21 July 2012 (UTC) - Possibly, depending on weather and what the general area is like....

Activities

Socialising!

The main focus of the meet is to get to know each other, enjoy a few pints, eat burgers, and have a laugh! While you're welcome to bring your laptop to play a game of OpenTTD or similar, you'll probably find that most people won't have gone to the trouble of doing so.

Quiz

Owen is pondering rustling up a little quiz for you all, to see just how much you know about the forums and the game! Well, that was supposedly going to happen last year... maybe this year instead.

Crewe Heritage Centre

It has a miniature railway. Nuff said. Plus a variety of other interesting things. Check their web site for more information.

More importantly it has the only preserved simulated working lever frame in the country! Lordmwa 16:18, 25 April 2012 (UTC) Oh no it isn't! The Lavender Line has a working signal from a frame :) 47407 11:42, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

Trading and Bartering

Lankuu will be buying Jamie a doughnut that he owes since the London meet. Or possibly the other way round...
Chrill might have to buy Jamie a cider in return for the overpriced cider bought in Sweden!

External links