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« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2009, 06:24:25 PM »

Hey, thanks for your nice comments on this road trip'  Kiss

Ok, after a night inside the car, it's time to awake Peter Pepper  Grin  arrow



Yeah... Yeah ... I know it's good to sleep... but it's time Peter...



Stand up!  arrow



Very nice condition as you can see  Kiss arrow





This cab was in my 'must have' list since a very long time ... but now... This is it  Kiss  arrow



I got also a NOS bezel + a repro CPO :



Next step... check up!  Wink
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« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2009, 05:38:31 PM »

bruno, how much space do you have in your Lair??  shock shock soooo many cool roadtrips! awesome!
Thanksy for all the grat pictures! 
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« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2009, 07:00:23 PM »

bruno, how much space do you have in your Lair??  shock shock soooo many cool roadtrips! awesome!

Hey .... no problems, the V3 is around the corner  Kiss  right Bruno?
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Galaga - PacMan - Donkey Kong Red Cab - Track & Field Upright - Tempest - Burgertime - Gyruss - Defender - Track & Field Cocktail - Robotron 2084

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« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2009, 07:16:57 PM »

Of course no more space available in the game room  oppps ...and so... some games are back in the family house (  oppps ) ... but fortunately... the V3 IS coming (I'll post more info in the dedicated topic Wink )...
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« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2010, 07:45:24 PM »

Wow.... to think all the distance you travelled for that cab!!, I live in the UK and think it's a bit far if I have to travel 40 miles to pick up a cab lol
Nice little trip there
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« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2010, 01:26:09 AM »

I gotta say, living in America, I can't even imagine driving your car "into" a train to go somewhere.  I would much rather just drive there HAHA.  Guess that is a piece of culture shock for me.  When I saw them do it on Top Gear I thought it was just for fun !
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« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2010, 03:04:27 AM »

I gotta say, living in America, I can't even imagine driving your car "into" a train to go somewhere.  I would much rather just drive there HAHA.  Guess that is a piece of culture shock for me.  When I saw them do it on Top Gear I thought it was just for fun !

driving on to the train in a double decker bus is stranger, you would never think it would fit
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« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2010, 07:55:08 AM »

I gotta say, living in America, I can't even imagine driving your car "into" a train to go somewhere.  I would much rather just drive there HAHA.  Guess that is a piece of culture shock for me.  When I saw them do it on Top Gear I thought it was just for fun !

The train connects the UK to mainland Europe via a tunnel. If you want to take your car to the UK (or the other way around), you either take a ferry (the good old way) or that train. There is no way to drive there directly. Because of the extreme length of the tunnel (over 50 km) that would be way too dangerous.
There are also hi-speed "normal" passenger trains using the tunnel.

Here's all info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Channel_Tunnel

I've been to the UK a zillion times and I've travelled by ferry, by jetfoil and even hovercraft (last two are out of service since about 10 years), but never by the Eurotunnel train yet.

It seems to be the cheapest way when you do a two day (or one day) round-trip.


There are other (regular) car-trains in Europe though. You can use them to go on holiday from f.i. The Netherlands to France etc. but I would say that it's a very marginal number of people who use it. (http://www.seat61.com/Motorail.htm)
In Switzerland there are mandatory car-trains to cross the mountains. This is done to keep environmental pollution in the Alps in control.
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« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2010, 05:26:51 PM »

It seems to be the cheapest way when you do a two day (or one day) round-trip.

REALLY? i've only checked it once when i wanted to go to england last year, but it was way more expensive than ferries ...

@bruno: what's the average fare you pay for a roundtrip? you seem to have some kind of experience  Wink
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« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2010, 05:38:55 PM »

I don't know if this is still true, but last time I went to the UK by ferry (~7 years ago...) there was still an arcade room on the boat Cool. I can't remember I was bored there Grin.
Don't know about the prices, but the train is more recommended (timewise) if you want to do a round-trip in 2 days.
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« Reply #25 on: January 07, 2010, 06:05:13 PM »

@bruno: what's the average fare you pay for a roundtrip? you seem to have some kind of experience  Wink

Mhhh... just an example, I would say ;

EuroTunnel : 70 - 80  (for a car and without trailer... just double the price if you have a trailer)
Fuel : you can calculate ... but my average distance is ofter 1000km... Hopefully my car doesn't need a lot of fuel, and fuel is cheap in Luxembourg  Tongue
If you go further than London, you probably will pass the Dartford Tunnel... and so, you'll have to pay 1 or 2 each time ... cheap
ArcadeLifeStyle things : Burger King, Dr Peppers, chips... any food... up to you  Grin

So as you can see, it's not too expensive... but it may be a far trip for some of you, and also a little bit dangerous, because driving on the left side of the road may be a little bit 'disturbing'... you'll have to be focus !  Wink Hopefully my wife keep an eye on the road all the time and she never stops to say me : be careful about this... pay attention to that ... blablabla...  Roll Eyes Tongue Grin

Roadtripin' is priceless  Cool Cool Cool ...but most of you already know that  Grin

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« Reply #26 on: January 07, 2010, 06:41:33 PM »

EuroTunnel : 70 - 80  (for a car and without trailer... just double the price if you have a trailer)

less than 100 euros for a roundtrip? that's cheap!!!

is that a special offer you have to book online or can you just drive up there and "hop on board"?
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« Reply #27 on: January 07, 2010, 09:24:12 PM »

http://www.eurotunnel.com/ET_P3UI/Passenger/Templates/xxtPassenger3ColLeft.aspx?NRMODE=Published&NRNODEGUID=%7bD2766C7A-5F5D-4BBD-A458-EF59630F9898%7d&NRORIGINALURL=%2fukcP3Main%2fukcPassengers%2fukcTickets%2f&NRCACHEHINT=Guest#

Paying at "the port" is almost always more expensive. The ticket is also pretty flexible, if you are earlier or later it doesn't really matter much...

Actually looks like the ferries are at least as cheap for 2 day round-trips:
http://www.poferries.de/tourist/inbound.html
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« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2010, 01:22:13 AM »

Burgertime, I'd lift that of your hands anytime, I'll drive down there and pick it up and take pictures of the trip if that's what's needed!
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« Reply #29 on: January 10, 2010, 09:15:15 AM »

is that a special offer you have to book online or can you just drive up there and "hop on board"?

It's the normal price, and you have to book online, just to be sure about the train availability regarding your schedule.
I think you can also drive up without reservation, but you take the risk to wait a moment there...
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