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    Things you don’t see outside any more

    Plenty of streetlights fed by overhead wires around Glasgow still
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    External High Capacity Photo Storage

    The cable between your computer and the storage device will likely be the limiting factor rather than the speed of the drives in the external storage Save the money on the external drive and go with good quality mechanical drives and treat yourself to a SSD or two for in the computer itself
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    External High Capacity Photo Storage

    Your router should have multiple LAN ports, you can put the NAS next to the router Possible though that the router may only be 10/100 ports depending its age in which case a 5 port Gigabit switch an be obtained for under 20 quid and placed next to your computer Or get a USB 3 raid device. USB...
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    Things you don’t see outside any more

    If you have a fair bit of money down the back of the sofa you can buy a "new" one https://mst-cars.com/
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    More Avanti Woes - Refunds on flexible tickets

    That is the process I went through
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    More Avanti Woes - Refunds on flexible tickets

    Had an off peak return ticket purchased through Avanti website for which I need to get a refund as plans cancelled Despite their information no link in then My Bookings section and trying via the app an even more confusing and incorrect message On their advise fill in the webform only to get a...
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    Avanti West Coast Rolling Stock Updates

    Looks like luggage will be getting a nice view in the refurbs! Seats 53 & 54 becoming additional luggage in Coaches E, F & U (Seats 1 & 2 in B going too)
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    Class 390 Refurbishment

    If you look at the current seating plans on avanti website they have somewhat jumped the gun as they seen to already show power sockets at every seat
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    Heavy rain forecast for Cumbria & Scotland (28/10-30/10) - rail services will be affected.

    Booked to travel on the 0836 GLC EUS today with off peak return (thanks Avanti for keeping it cheaper to buy flexible ticket and upgrading to SP on the train as otherwise may have been on advance tickets) On announcement yesterday jumped on Seatfrog and got a 1st class upgrade on the 0648 LNER...
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    Avanti West Coast: Standard Premium

    Not suggesting complete removal of single seats...just a rebalance. Anyway OT for this thread!
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    Avanti West Coast: Standard Premium

    Slightly OT here but will be interesting to see if this leads to changes to seating layouts in 1st class on IET. The large number of single seats not really being suitable for a more leisure oriented audience
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    Avanti West Coast: Standard Premium

    I got the same! My complaint was simply a request for SP upgrade cost to be refunded as was declassified North of Preston
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    Avanti West Coast: Standard Premium

    It seemed initially that when booking online the Standard Premium pricing was current Standard price + upgrade That no longer looks to be the case Euston - Glasgow 20th October Standard £65.70 Standard Premium £105.30 Difference £39.60 Glasgow - Euston 24th November Standard £43.20...
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    Avanti West Coast: Standard Premium

    Very busy 9 car from Euston to Glasgow today Reservations not loaded Standard Premium coach 80% occupied on leaving London Anounced as declassified at Preston but very few people came through TM from Preston walked through when train quietened down but no ticket checks done

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