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Buy Ben a Hat
« on: February 28, 2018, 01:32:20 pm »
In the interests of protecting our investments in Revolution Trains, I think it might be a good idea if those that know how to do these things, could start a crowd fund and buy @Ben A a hat. He's out in freezing temperatures delivering some speech about how cold it is and yet is endangering himself (and by association, our investments) by not wearing a hat. Perhpas it should be a NGF hat?
Thoughts?

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Re: Buy Ben a Hat
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2018, 01:54:20 pm »
In the interests of protecting our investments in Revolution Trains, I think it might be a good idea if those that know how to do these things, could start a crowd fund and buy @Ben A a hat. He's out in freezing temperatures delivering some speech about how cold it is and yet is endangering himself (and by association, our investments) by not wearing a hat. Perhpas it should be a NGF hat?
Thoughts?

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I'm unclear, would this be a Kickstarter or a crowdfunder?

I keep seeing references to Ben being on TV, what's the deal? Is he a presenter on something?

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Re: Buy Ben a Hat
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2018, 01:55:44 pm »

Hi all,

Thanks.  I have a hat - I just take it off 10 secs before they throw to me!

Cheers

Ben A.



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Re: Buy Ben a Hat
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2018, 02:09:59 pm »
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Up there Siberian weather??..
Here in the Central Appenino, where I usually go to ski having a family apartment in a residence.....early in the morning was -32,8.. :confused1:

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Re: Buy Ben a Hat
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2018, 02:56:00 pm »

Hi all,

Thanks.  I have a hat - I just take it off 10 secs before they throw to me!

Cheers

Ben A.

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Re: Buy Ben a Hat
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2018, 03:03:08 pm »
I keep seeing references to Ben being on TV, what's the deal? Is he a presenter on something?

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Yep, we have our own resident BBC News correspondent in our midst, like a forum celebrity, in several ways!



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Re: Buy Ben a Hat
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2018, 03:32:52 pm »
If we're going to club together and get Ben a hat, let's at least get one in keeping, albeit at an even smaller scale than ours:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4YweifEvMo

Now I'd love to see that one crop up on the telly. Would certainly take the edge off all the bad news.

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Re: Buy Ben a Hat
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2018, 03:33:26 pm »
I have a hat - I just take it off 10 secs before they throw to me!

Perhaps, then, we should get train-size hats for the TOCs, they could whip ‘em off 10 secs prior to departure :thumbsup:

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Re: Buy Ben a Hat
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2018, 03:54:27 pm »
Huh.

Well, all I can say is he didn't look that smart at Warley when I spoke to him.

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Re: Buy Ben a Hat
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2018, 04:52:41 pm »

Well, all I can say is he didn't look that smart at Warley when I spoke to him.

How very dare you sir! I'll have you know our Revolution Trains black shirts are the height of sartorial elegance!



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Re: Buy Ben a Hat
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2018, 05:11:19 pm »
On my mistimed visit to the UK I was tucked up in the nearest Wetherspoon's watching poor Ben freezing on Colchester platform. I am a member of the British rail old boys forum and this week Colchester had been among the nominees for the coldest platforms in the UK.
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Re: Buy Ben a Hat
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2018, 07:13:46 pm »
I did see an ITV report later that day also from Colchester so maybe there was something going on, other than Ben being a trailblazer, of course :admiration:

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Re: Buy Ben a Hat
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2018, 10:08:22 pm »

Well, all I can say is he didn't look that smart at Warley when I spoke to him.

How very dare you sir! I'll have you know our Revolution Trains black shirts are the height of sartorial elegance!

Very jazzy!

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Re: Buy Ben a Hat
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2018, 10:23:13 pm »

Hi all,

Thanks.  I have a hat - I just take it off 10 secs before they throw to me!

Cheers

Ben A.

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Re: Buy Ben a Hat
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2018, 11:09:00 pm »
On my mistimed visit to the UK I was tucked up in the nearest Wetherspoon's watching poor Ben freezing on Colchester platform. I am a member of the British rail old boys forum and this week Colchester had been among the nominees for the coldest platforms in the UK.
The old station at Thornaby gets my vote, along with Sunderland.
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