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MartinR
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BBC has it as a high of 2 and a low of -2 for Friday/Saturday, light rain Saturday night. Cold anyway, same as in December (and the same as Gunmans Ostfront game last Feb, when it was also wet).

Cheers
Martin

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Toys: AGM MP40, Cyma M1A1, TM M14/G43/SVT40, TM VSR/K98, SnS No. 4, ASG Sten, Ppsh.

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Posted : 01/02/2012 11:51 am




Zero Bravo
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2651500

Well at least it looks consistant. Rather this than rain all day!




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Posted : 02/02/2012 11:32 pm




CHThree
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Last night's forecast on tv said that there was a strong possibility of snow in the west, misdlands and SE on Saturday because of the 2 fronts meeting over the UK. :shock:

watch the video on this page.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2634251



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Posted : 03/02/2012 8:57 am




MartinR
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Yes, not looking too great for driving back on Saturday night. Ho hum.

Cheers
Martin

"Mistakes in the initial deployment cannot be rectified" Helmuth von Moltke
Toys: AGM MP40, Cyma M1A1, TM M14/G43/SVT40, TM VSR/K98, SnS No. 4, ASG Sten, Ppsh.

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Posted : 03/02/2012 9:01 am




Zero Bravo
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With the amount of camping gear, jennys etc, that ive just loaded into the van, if the m25 clogs up on the sunday I'm going to fire up all the gear and make a fortune doing hot tea and coffee's.




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Posted : 03/02/2012 10:16 am




(@mattywheels)
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Safe journeys every one, leave yourself plenty of time :good:

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Topic starter Posted : 03/02/2012 10:30 am




webby
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Hope everyone has fun and gets there and back safetly.... looking forward to seeing the pics :)

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Posted : 03/02/2012 1:06 pm




 Yith
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Well we hit the snow big-time on the way back. Shocking driving conditions all the way between Cambridge and Leicester. Loads of cars off the road, spun out and entangled in lamp posts.

But once North of Leicester on the M1, things improved massively.

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Posted : 05/02/2012 9:14 am




Chomley-Warner
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Yup, whoever was responsible for the South Derbyshire/Leicestershire/Northamptonshire M1/A50 area gritting want's shooting, for there was none (although we did see gritters going southbound). Did you notice it was mostly BMW's that had spun and were facing the wrong way!

Saw my ESP dashboard light flicker on and off for the first time in the five years I've had the car - Keith had to explain to me what is was! Nearly got stuck in rural South Derbyshire when a car in front couldn't get over a humped rail bridge which then made it difficult for me to get over. ESP and Keith bouncing in his seat did the trick eventually!

It was a toss up whether to wait on site and leave in the morning or belt off after the game - on balance I think we made the right decision and it would probably have been worse had we waited (not least having another arctic night without sleep).

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Posted : 05/02/2012 9:47 am




 Yith
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Yes Dave... we counted many BMWs having problems. Including the chap on the A14 dual carriageway struggling to get up a slight rise, with his hazard warning lights on slewing across the road. We just sailed past keeping as far from him as possible.

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Posted : 05/02/2012 12:22 pm




MartinR
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I can't say driving back was an especially enjoyable experience, once I got north of Nottingham there were only a few cars left on the road as we ploughed through the snow on M1, but a big column going south following three snow ploughs. Lots of wrecks, cars spun off etc, there was only me and two other cars left after Junction 28 ploughing along in a little column. Still a blizzard at that point so I came off at 29.

Inevitably the last ten miles were the worst, slow down the A617 and through Chesterfield, but the A61 north of Chesterfield was just chaos on the big hill - sliding and abandoned cars all over the place. Snow gear, new front tyres and zig-zagging on the steepest bits got me over that and and then I was careful to down home downhill all the way as every uphill in Sheffield was full of stuck cars.

Four hours twenty minutes and only missed the first ten minutes of Borgen :)

Hope everyone else got back OK.

Cheers
Martin

"Mistakes in the initial deployment cannot be rectified" Helmuth von Moltke
Toys: AGM MP40, Cyma M1A1, TM M14/G43/SVT40, TM VSR/K98, SnS No. 4, ASG Sten, Ppsh.

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Posted : 05/02/2012 2:11 pm




marsha
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i had a really bad time going home my sat nav died then my phone battery died on me too
so leaving was a real nightmare and very scary not knowing the places and no i can't read a map
not a single gritter on the roads last night i started out at 6pm got home 1am in the morning
very stress atmo as it frightened the crap out of me the motorways were very heavy with snow and what made the
driving worse was more snow coming down saw alot of cars off the road lorrys speeding past
when clearly says 30mph at some point i was doing 20 as the roadds were getting really bad
i have never seen anything like it and its something ill have to think about if this ever happens again





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Posted : 05/02/2012 3:40 pm




Chomley-Warner
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Crikey, 7 hours to get back?! I was bathed and fast asleep two hours before you put a key in your door and we had much further to go.

The silly thing is the snow wasn't bad really, a bit blizzardy but not that dense as I could see the road clearly a mile ahead for the entire journey, it was just that some major roads were ill-prepared, despite the warnings for days previously. :evil:

The lorries were a godsend actually, swooshing a clear path and often reopening a snow dusted second lane that cars avoided. Some stupid tailgating going on though, all of them accidents waiting to happen and a completely avoidable risk.

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Posted : 05/02/2012 4:22 pm




 Yith
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Yeah, I was very glad that 99% of the journey was on motorways or major dual carriageways. By the time we got to Chesterfield the roads were pretty clear. About 5 1/2 hours for us.

One of the scariest moments was when a huge Eddie Stobbart's lorry zoomed past us on the A14. But it did exactly as you said CW and cleared quite a bit of snow.

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Posted : 05/02/2012 4:31 pm




Poacher
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It was midnight before I got home. Delivering Rich into the Lincolnshire country side and then on through Lincoln on the A15 was huge amounts of fun but hard work. 20mph was the speed most people chose.
None of the A15 had been ploughed apart from one hill in Lincoln.
If the Focus did not have traction control I think I'd have been stopping with Rich.
Speaking of Focus thanks to the kind souls who helped with a good push when the beastly thing would not start.

aka Stigroadie

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Posted : 05/02/2012 4:53 pm




dadio
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i only had a short way to get home near guildford but the over night experience has me thinking hard,it was a bit too cold staying over on friday but was glad i did,may have to borrow a generator and bring an electric heater next time because as anyone who know's me would tell you i dont suffer from the cold but i was cold that night and there were three of us in a fairly small room.

armoury
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Posted : 05/02/2012 6:15 pm




bosh
 bosh
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woke this morning on site to 4-5 inchs of snow, what a different game that would have been.

was a bit of a job getting to the gun turret for the final clear up, and pushing and bumping the krad up the big hill to the gates after, this must have been the way to keep warm on the eastern front :giggle:

but we set off about 11am to a easy run on the m25 with very little traffic and not one hold up :happyswing:

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Posted : 05/02/2012 6:35 pm




(@pvtjohnny)
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:ghey: Ya southern softies!! I got home to tyneside at 2305! Outstanding work by the sounds of it! I thought the weather nippy but not too bad! All that was accomplished here is the reinforcing of "north south" steriotypes! :rofl:



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Posted : 05/02/2012 6:46 pm




dadio
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:ghey: Ya southern softies!! I got home to tyneside at 2305! Outstanding work by the sounds of it! I thought the weather nippy but not too bad! All that was accomplished here is the reinforcing of "north south" steriotypes! :rofl:

you did however go home rather than stay saterday night to enjoy the sunny south's better weather 8)

armoury
m1a1 Thompson,sten mk2,mp40,stg44,sterling,mk2 bren gun,lee Enfield no4 mk1,Mauser Kar98, Walther ppk,smith and Weston m10 and Mauser m712
Give me a big enough hammer and a place to stand and I could fix the world.
i'll kill a man in a fair fight or if i think he's going to start a fair fight or over a woman or.......
a problem shared is a problem halved ,but an advantage shared is no advantage at all
if a job's not worth doing then its certainly not worth doing well





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Posted : 05/02/2012 7:01 pm




Seanebabes
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Yep, 5 1/2 hours for me to get home too. M1 was bl##dy awful, but it was after leaving the main roads I had the real trouble. Had to get out twice and dig snow from under the wheels to get through the peak district. Still... good exercise! :giggle:




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Posted : 05/02/2012 8:30 pm




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