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    I am up for it

    Thank you Jay.

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    Sounds good - count me in - work and family commitments permitting.

    BTW - Happy Christmas morning chaps.

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    Happy Christmas

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    Happy Christmas to you all too.

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    Being a bit late, I'll say 'Seasons Greetings' instead

    Jay, thanks for the offer of the lift. As that would add an hour to your return journey (30 mins each way), I don't really think I can take you up on it, so either I get there myself or not.

    About 99% that I won't be able to make the 9th, but the 2nd is looking quite good. It would be nice to make it to a meetup.
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    Happy to commit to the 2nd Feb.

    Just a thought - we're gonna need wellies for the valley.

    Was this the viaduct that appeared in tonight's ABC Murders on BBC1?

    Now then, which pub do we want?

    Also, anyone got anything new? I've got a couple of vintage lights and also a new Surefire Aviator in Amber.

    Hoping for dry weather for the week before the meet up.

    Happy New Year Chaps.

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    Ok, let's go for the 2nd. I'll pop down there to check out access and stuff in a week or so.

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    Looks ace! I won't be able to join you this time as I'll be in Wales doing silly stuff for my 50th. Have fun

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    Remote, wouldn't want you to miss out, we can always put it off till 16th Feb if you can make it then? Everyone else ok with this date ? Or 23rd?

    Andy, an extra hour in the company of friends is only a positive in my book. The offer stands if you want a lift.

    I took a drive down to the viaduct yesterday. Parking is good for 4 cars on one side, another car on the other and there is another space a hundred meters down the road so we should be good in the evening. It's a short walk through a field to the top arch of the viaduct with a good view through the arches. The other arches are fenced off due to "Risk of falling masonry" but it is an easily stepped through wire if you were so inclined. Or just bring a step or box to step on and go through the arches which are about 4ft high. It looks like many people do. Viaduct is easily lit-upable from the side. There's nothing else to 'do' there so it would be a meet more like when we went to see the tank, mostly in the pub. No pubs within walking distance but some just short drive away.

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    16th or 23rd Feb is ok with me.

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    Me too - 16th or 23rd.

    Had a google explore - nice views - maybe we should try to get a sunset there?

    Did you have a chance at finding a pub/restaurant nearby - or do we want to eat in Brighton/Hove etc. Maybe we should find a good pub near a local dogging site to please Petrev?

    BTW - has anybody sent Petrev or Tofty details yet?

    Also - dropped my Firstlight MaxPro yesterday onto the tiled bathroom floor - seemed ok but half an hour later it was bloody hot in my pocket - put it into the garden to cool off - then tried two new CR123A cells in it - they began to get very hot even though the light was not functioning - so I suspect a internal short and it might be DOA! Much sadness. Will try and contact them for a repair.

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    The 23rd is looking the best one for me.

    Lee, any update on your FirstLight? I'm surprised it didn't survive the drop.
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    Thanks for asking, Sub.

    At the risk of being off topic. I emailed Firstlight and they said to send it back to them for a check up.

    I think one of the two CR123As in there went into reverse charge and heated up the circuits. The inside of the battery tube is now very pale blue, either by the heat, or by emitted gasses from the hot cell. Neither cell was ruptured when I unscrewed the tailcap, but the one closest to the 'head' was very slightly enlarged around the button.

    They were new batteries, only replaced a week before this happened (previous set were probably in there a year). But I think I'm lucky that I noticed it became so hot and also that the cells didn't "vent-with-flame" causing a small L-shaped pipe bomb to go off in my trousers (Oooer, missus!).

    I'll send it back with a covering note, but I think it's had its last flash! If they concur, I think I might stop using two CR123A cell torches.

    Back on topic - 23rd looks good!

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    Sorry for the late reply, it's been an 'interesting' few days... (Not in a good way). Right, the 23rd is doable for me, and possibly the 16th at a push.

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