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Re: Steam Western, Cowboys in the UK.
« Reply #175 on: September 11, 2013, 09:15:55 am »
What are the plans for the shootout? I'm a first timer so I may need plans explained in words of one syllable. Would be much appreciated

I don't think there's anything 'officially' organised for a shootout. There's nothing on the itinery about it. I think it's just a matter of seeing how many weird west dressed people turn up. You know how these things go. Someone says something..someone gets jostled..drinks get spilled and before you know it all hell breaks loose! Failing that, walk up to the biggest, meanest looking SOB you can see and insult his mum. That should do it!
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Re: Steam Western, Cowboys in the UK.
« Reply #176 on: September 11, 2013, 11:08:24 am »
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Re: Steam Western, Cowboys in the UK.
« Reply #177 on: September 11, 2013, 11:13:35 am »
Firstly someone should really download this as a ringtone
http://www.mobiles24.com/downloads/s/303764-3-the_musical_pocket_watch_for_a_few_dollars_more
 Then we can really get down to business

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Re: Steam Western, Cowboys in the UK.
« Reply #178 on: September 11, 2013, 12:39:33 pm »

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Re: Steam Western, Cowboys in the UK.
« Reply #179 on: September 11, 2013, 01:08:25 pm »
That watch is amazing.... want one! Wonder how much it is?

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Re: Steam Western, Cowboys in the UK.
« Reply #180 on: September 11, 2013, 01:10:05 pm »

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Re: Steam Western, Cowboys in the UK.
« Reply #181 on: September 11, 2013, 01:18:43 pm »
My observation exactly, sir. No price. One can expect it to be very expensive I would imagine.

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Re: Steam Western, Cowboys in the UK.
« Reply #182 on: September 11, 2013, 01:32:16 pm »
Firstly someone should really download this as a ringtone
http://www.mobiles24.com/downloads/s/303764-3-the_musical_pocket_watch_for_a_few_dollars_more
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Or Buy the Watch.
http://www.themusicalpocketwatch.com/

Nice..but no mentionof a price you'll notice...


This looks to have been a kickstarter project or similar which is now complete and the watches were sent out to the backers.
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Re: Steam Western, Cowboys in the UK.
« Reply #183 on: September 11, 2013, 01:42:57 pm »
My observation exactly, sir. No price. One can expect it to be very expensive I would imagine.

I had to do a bit of digging. I don't think that this was a crowdfunding project as such, but it was certainly at least in part, financed by pre-orders. From what I can find out, the price was $549. A lot less than the swiss made replica, shown on the website, which was not an accurate replica, but cost $2,320.

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« Reply #184 on: September 11, 2013, 01:50:02 pm »
My observation exactly, sir. No price. One can expect it to be very expensive I would imagine.

I had to do a bit of digging. I don't think that this was a crowdfunding project as such, but it was certainly at least in part, financed by pre-orders. From what I can find out, the price was $549. A lot less than the swiss made replica, shown on the website, which was not an accurate replica, but cost $2,320.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Clint-Eastwood-Music-Pocket-Watch-FOR-A-FEW-DOLLARS-MORE-Great-for-Halloween/151116564889?_trksid=p2047675.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D11%26meid%3D1212742874262726226%26pid%3D100011%26prg%3D1005%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D5%26sd%3D151083036955%26

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Re: Steam Western, Cowboys in the UK.
« Reply #185 on: September 11, 2013, 02:03:26 pm »
Just over £100 with postage, could be worse,
Then there's THIS Not an accurate copy of the prop, poor quality music, and £1,876.47 plus £63.61 postage. a grand total of  £1940.08

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« Reply #186 on: September 11, 2013, 02:26:33 pm »
Just over £100 with postage, could be worse,
Then there's THIS Not an accurate copy of the prop, poor quality music, and £1,876.47 plus £63.61 postage. a grand total of  £1940.08

Not even gold. I'd want gold for THAT price.

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Re: Steam Western, Cowboys in the UK.
« Reply #187 on: September 11, 2013, 02:30:51 pm »
It is gold plated !

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Re: Steam Western, Cowboys in the UK.
« Reply #188 on: September 11, 2013, 02:33:59 pm »
I have been looking at the program, from what I can make out, the only obvious window for the shootout is after Her Majesty's parade, and before the Court Marshal on the Sunday.

High 11:30 !!

Or possibly 12:00 on Saturday, The Castle is free, but it clashes with the panel & the Attacknids in the Assembly rooms.
« Last Edit: September 11, 2013, 02:41:04 pm by Mr Addams »

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Re: Steam Western, Cowboys in the UK.
« Reply #189 on: September 11, 2013, 03:49:11 pm »
Just over £100 with postage, could be worse,
Then there's THIS Not an accurate copy of the prop, poor quality music, and £1,876.47 plus £63.61 postage. a grand total of  £1940.08

For that kind of money I want Clint Eastwood following me around and telling me the time whenever I ask.

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I have been looking at the program, from what I can make out, the only obvious window for the shootout is after Her Majesty's parade, and before the Court Marshal on the Sunday.

High 11:30 !!

Or possibly 12:00 on Saturday, The Castle is free, but it clashes with the panel & the Attacknids in the Assembly rooms.

Well..I'm not actually planning in taking part in any sort of gunfight/shootout anyway as my side arm isn't air soft/Nerf. I'll be wearing my Weird West  outfit on Saturday come what may!
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Re: Steam Western, Cowboys in the UK.
« Reply #190 on: September 11, 2013, 03:57:54 pm »
As long as we don't have to use a watch like that, it'll take forever :)
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Re: Steam Western, Cowboys in the UK.
« Reply #191 on: September 11, 2013, 04:03:06 pm »
I can put the music onto an MP3 player, with a speaker.
Not enough time to make something that looks steampunk though

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Re: Steam Western, Cowboys in the UK.
« Reply #192 on: September 11, 2013, 07:28:48 pm »
I have been looking at the program, from what I can make out, the only obvious window for the shootout is after Her Majesty's parade, and before the Court Marshal on the Sunday.

High 11:30 !!

Or possibly 12:00 on Saturday, The Castle is free, but it clashes with the panel & the Attacknids in the Assembly rooms.

I had been assuming it would be 12.00 on Saturday, probably in the Castle, but 11:30 on Sunday would be possible if it suits more people.
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Re: Steam Western, Cowboys in the UK.
« Reply #193 on: September 11, 2013, 09:06:21 pm »
Thadeus Tinker has suggested that 11:30 on Sunday would be a poor choice since it would be immediately after the minute silence held after the military parade.  He has also suggested that we should sort out a time and then discuss this with the VSS team so that it can be cleared with the Castle custodians. So, who is up for 12:00 Saturday in the Castle?

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Re: Steam Western, Cowboys in the UK.
« Reply #194 on: September 11, 2013, 10:02:35 pm »
Thadeus Tinker has suggested that 11:30 on Sunday would be a poor choice since it would be immediately after the minute silence held after the military parade.  He has also suggested that we should sort out a time and then discuss this with the VSS team so that it can be cleared with the Castle custodians. So, who is up for 12:00 Saturday in the Castle?

As I say, I won't be taking part in the shootout but will be there coz it'll be a great photo opportunity.

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Re: Steam Western, Cowboys in the UK.
« Reply #195 on: September 12, 2013, 09:21:21 am »
Following Eric's initial contact, I have sent a message to Tinker, Via Facebook, Suggesting a 12:00 shootout on Saturday.

I have proposed an 11:30 muster in the assembly rooms which will give us a chance to rough out an idea prior to the shootout.

I have formulated a rough idea which will incorporate the Few Dollars more chimes as suggested.

When I here back from Tinker, I shall post confirmation here.

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Re: Steam Western, Cowboys in the UK.
« Reply #196 on: September 12, 2013, 10:45:42 am »
Thadeus Tinker has suggested that 11:30 on Sunday would be a poor choice since it would be immediately after the minute silence held after the military parade.  He has also suggested that we should sort out a time and then discuss this with the VSS team so that it can be cleared with the Castle custodians. So, who is up for 12:00 Saturday in the Castle?

As I say, I won't be taking part in the shootout but will be there coz it'll be a great photo opportunity.

I concur. The gathering yes, the photos yes...but I doubt I will actually take part in any actual shoot-outs. I've decided this Asylum is for relaxing and observing.

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Re: Steam Western, Cowboys in the UK.
« Reply #197 on: September 12, 2013, 10:55:40 am »
I have just received a message from Tinker.
he has Vetoed 12.noon on Saturday on the grounds that if we overrun, it will clash with the Brass Button Hunt at 12:30.
He has suggested either 3pm Saturday 0r 12.30 Sunday.

I would suggest, due to the short notice, and since several people have committed to wearing western gear on Saturday, that we take the 3.00pm Saturday slot.
I would also suggest that we have a High Noon, (12:00) muster at the Assembly rooms to discuss a basic format for the shootout, and possible photo opps.
I shall try to liaise with Warden Arkwright when I arrive on Friday. 
As we are now at the zero hour for making plans, can anybody who reads this pass the word around to anybody that they see or contact between now and 12 on Saturday.
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Re: Steam Western, Cowboys in the UK.
« Reply #198 on: September 12, 2013, 06:17:43 pm »
I'm game. Should be there at 12 to eye up the potential victims, sorry, opponents :)

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Re: Steam Western, Cowboys in the UK.
« Reply #199 on: September 15, 2013, 06:26:23 pm »
Amazingly, the shoot out went surprisingly well, I thought. About a dozen participants, lots of laughs and very little blood!