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Electric Railway Museum LAST EVER OPEN DAY!!! Sunday 8th October. A Scotoshite and Midlands Massiv Joint Event.

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#1 OFFLINE   davidfowler2000

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 01:23 PM

How do troops.

 

Last time the Associated Massivs had a meeting we did the Midlands Air Museum and noted the electric train museum next door. It was closed so we didn't get to see much and it was noted that the museum's site wasn't long for this world.

 

It was announced recently that the council hadn't renewed the lease for the site and it would have to be cleared so the final open day will be Sunday 8th October 2017. The museum is next door to the Midlands Air Museum at Coventry Airport.

 

Anyone fancy it before I make any hotel bookings? Fuck it I may just do it anyways.

 

More info : https://electricrailwaymuseum.co.uk/

 

EDIT : Current Plan of Action

 

Attend the railway museum at 1030 for opening. Spend a couple of hours browsing and nattering.

 

Head to the Wythall Transport museum approx lunch time for the running day and blat about on some old buses for a while.

 

Dinner at The Red Lion, Alvechurch (Booking required so add your name to the list). Say about 1730ish? Some of us will be driving back to Scotland after dinner. ---BOOKED---


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Posted 15 August 2017 - 02:01 PM

I would be up for this, but as I am only an hour away for a day visit.


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Posted 15 August 2017 - 02:09 PM

Annoyingly, I'm on holiday. 


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Posted 15 August 2017 - 02:46 PM

I will be up for this. FPB7 and myself checked out a pub that is 2 minutes down the road last time if people also fancy going for a pint and or food afterwards.

 

http://www.chefandbr...baginton/c0202/

 

They have a huge car park as well so no worries there.


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Posted 15 August 2017 - 03:05 PM

Clash with Wythall Transport Museum Autumn running day http://www.wythall.o...k/eventdays.asp

 

Dare you try two great locations in one packed day?


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Posted 15 August 2017 - 03:44 PM

Could do. I was thinking overnighting from Saturday in to the Sunday anyways.

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 05:34 PM

I'd like to do that.

 

EDIT: might try to work this into my Smart car collection plans.


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Posted 15 August 2017 - 05:40 PM

I'd like to go too.

** If we got 62 car batteries in series, we could run one of the 750v DC units. For a few yards.
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Posted 15 August 2017 - 07:53 PM

I'd like to go too.

** If we got 62 car batteries in series, we could run one of the 750v DC units. For a few yards.


Excellent idea. I'll bring my driving keys.
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Posted 15 August 2017 - 07:55 PM

Looks like there's some interest then. I'll book a hotel for the Saturday evening when I get home from work.

Various Premier Inns nearby however I may treat myself to a night at Coombe Abbey BECAUSE DECADENT BASTARD!!!
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Posted 15 August 2017 - 07:57 PM

Pin this thread!!! I'll come

 


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Posted 15 August 2017 - 08:33 PM

I'm in like Flynn, whatever the feck THAT means.


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Posted 15 August 2017 - 09:15 PM

I'd love to go, need to swap shifts but it's possible.
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Posted 15 August 2017 - 09:21 PM

I have actually been here and its ok. The volunteers etc are very knowledgeable and they had a little railway for my kids to ride on. I shall check my calendar.


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Posted 15 August 2017 - 10:22 PM

This is on my doorstep, but I've never been. Never understood why it's nowhere near a feckin' railway.
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Posted 15 August 2017 - 10:35 PM

This is on my doorstep, but I've never been. Never understood why it's nowhere near a feckin' railway.

There's a good statistical chance Dr Beeching is the reason it's nowhere near a feckin' railway.


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Posted 15 August 2017 - 10:40 PM

I know what you're saying, but it's at the top of a hill on the edge of an airport. Pretty sure there's never been a railway line anywhere near. Not that that necessarily has any relevance to anything, just strikes me as odd, since no matter how big their collection grows, or how successful, they could never run them.
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Posted 15 August 2017 - 11:10 PM

https://you.38degree...-railway-museum

This just appeared on their FB page. Not sure if petitions like this have any effect but I still signed it as it can't hurt.
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Posted 15 August 2017 - 11:46 PM

I'm in like Flynn, whatever the feck THAT means.

 

 

Errol Flynn, film actor type, was a notorious womanizer, hence 'in like Flynn'.

 

I should get out more, possibly to the Electric Railway Museum, but can't because miles away etc.


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 07:45 AM

I really should have dragged my are along before but I didn't so stick me on the list.
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Posted 16 August 2017 - 07:52 AM

May also be up for this. September is looking a bit crazy so why not make October ridiculous too?

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 09:32 AM

Seeing as this is on my doorstep probably about time i visited too


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 01:58 PM

Errol Flynn, film actor type, was a notorious womanizer, hence 'in like Flynn'.
 
I should get out more, possibly to the Electric Railway Museum, but can't because miles away etc.


But there is a Scottish taxi service heading south :)
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Posted 16 August 2017 - 04:10 PM

I could go for that, I like trains.

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 07:16 PM

I just spent 30 minutes looking a train videos on Youtube. I began looking for Milton Keynes high-speed pass-thrus as whenever I go anywhere I tend to go from MK and Virgin trains tend to thunder through there at unabated speed, much to my childish glee.


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Posted 21 August 2017 - 05:37 PM

Original post edited with the action plan



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Posted 21 August 2017 - 05:42 PM

Looks good to me so I am still in for the two destination day.


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Posted 21 August 2017 - 06:14 PM

http://www.coachandhorsesinn.co.uk/

 

This place looks like it may be good for dinner after the buses. Not been there personally though, just based on a google of nearby pubs.


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Posted 21 August 2017 - 06:27 PM

Local to me,many pubs stop there Sunday lunches around 4 pm.


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Posted 22 August 2017 - 09:32 AM

The Red Lion in Alvechurch will allow booking for evening meals from 5pm onwards on Oct 8th and has a decent menu

 

https://www.vintagei...dlionalvechurch


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