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@Stephen Phillip Padgham: Hi Stephen. Thanks for your comments. We've sent you a direct email with a more detailed reply, as we wanted to explain as much as we could what our process is and our thinking at this stage in the project. Thanks, Vicki
well i thought you be filming least every day not creating videos everyday i mean the filming everyday you traveled seems there is big chunks of the network missing which i assume were on your "days off" from filming. just would of been nice to more of the missing lines between stops not just one or two stations on each line.
@Stephen Phillip Padgham: Hi Stephen. Would you like to tell us a little more? You can reply here, or send us a direct message through your Kickstarter account. Thanks, Vicki
A Part of me wished i didn't sponsor this kickstarter project
@Tony Bridgeman: Hi Tony! I accidentally responded to another pledger with you answer. Apologies. In case you missed it ... We have a design for the Screen saver that we're working on at the moment. It may be a little longer, but we will send it over to you as soon as we can. Hope you're enjoying the series so far! Thanks for supporting.
@John Usher: Apologies John, I mixed up your name with that of the previous comment from Tony. John in answer to your question, re offering the final documentary to the TV. This certainly would be an exciting prospect. At the moment we are working towards continuing to put all content on YouTube, that way everyone has access to it. We would love to speak to any companies that might be interested, and of course we will let everyone know if this happens. Thanks for your support!
@John Usher: Hi John. Thanks for your question. We have a design that we're working on at the moment. It may be a little longer, but we will send it over to you as soon as we can. Hope you're enjoying the series so far! Thanks for supporting.
Why not offer the final documentary to the TV?
Not being pushy...honest lol. When will the exclusive screensaver be sent out?
@Jim MacDougall: Hi Jim. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. We agree, and know ourselves from experience what is it like to work long hard hours and so certainly didn't mean to cause offence. The Vlogs are small snap shots of how things are running and how we're feeling day to day. It is very much our choice not to have scheduled a break at this stage, we're just reflecting on that in the moment, to give another glimpse into the project. Best wishes.
Pretty angry and insulted by your "9-5 turns into 8-6" comment in the last vlog - not sure how your workday runs many of us would LOVE a job that ONLY takes up that much of our time and doesn't require 1 or 2 WEEKENDs a month as well. You want a day off? Adjust the schedule and take one. (Honestly wondering why you didn't work them into the plan.)
When/how do backers find out if they got the stations of their choice?
Been following along and I donated, so was so pleased to get Oulton Broad North, it was my closest station when I lived in the East of England back in 2014. Anytime I wanted to travel to London, always went to Oulton Broad North and through to Norwich. Love that trip on the Wherry Lines (even have it on Train Sim). Really glad I donated to this amazing project and I can't wait to see all the vidoes.
I am very happy with my choice of Corrour. Oh yeah. Geoff and Vicki, I don't know if you know already, but there is a bed and breakfast at the old Signal Box at Corrour! And you can stay night! All you have to do is call the number on the Signal Box section of the Corrour Station House website. This is a cool opportunity! And Vicki, I'm the newest subscriber of your channel (V Pipe)!
Hi Phil, Thanks for your kind comment. We do help you will enjoy following along! Vicki & Geoff
After enjoying the unique contribution of Vicki and Geoff on Youtube it is great to see a practical way we can help them liberate the spirit of "all the stations" around England, Scotland and Wales. Having myself spent many weekends in the 60's and 70's wandering and exploring the london underground, it is wonderful to see others sharing it now too. Keep up the great work, I can enjoy it in my retirement. Very best regards Phil, now living in Yorkshire.
Gmail has decided my adopt a station email is spam, so check that folder as well.
Thanks to everyone for sharing their solutions to the survey quirks! Absolutely no problem to put N/A, or a similar variant in the option that is not your preference.
We've just posted an update re the Adopt a Station tool too. We will be starting to send out the links this Saturday (15th April). For more details click on our updates page.
I don't know what is taking so long with the adoption tool. I could have written it in 10 minutes.
It's all gone very quiet. Has anyone had their station request through yet?
Same issue with filling out the survey as some other backers here. Even though I chose Facebook Vlog, I still had to fill in the Twitter handle box. I put "I don't have a Twitter handle" in that box (without the quotes) and that enabled me to submit the survey.
Hello Geoff, I'm trying to fill out my survey but I nether tweet nor do I Facebook. I tried putting n/a in the field but it did not work. i suppose this is suppose that this is a kickstarter issue. Not everyone who watches Youtube is on social medium. Well, I suppose most are, but there are exceptions.
I hope that this can be resolved so that I can adopt two stations.
Really like your productions and good luck with the project.
from CRAZY AMERICA, Ron Kyle
@kevin margetson -- I had the same problem but in reverse (I have Twitter, no FB and it was requiring the Vlog field). What I ended up doing was just putting in a comment (e.g. "n/a") in the box where no info was applicable and that allowed me to submit the form.
Hi. Just trying to do the survey but it wont let me complete as I have not filled in the Twitter bit (even though I have selected facebook Vlog.
Congrats to you and Vicki. My wife and I have been in London this past week, and have been thinking about you two as we make our way around this great city. Look forward to all the videos. To the trains!
Congratulations Geoff, Vicki & the team! By the way Geoff Dorset tea ☕️ Is the way forward
Vicky and Geoff,
Mega congratulations on a successful project and I wish you all the very best.
Enjoyed the stream yesterday evening.
And so, it won't be long before it is: To The trains ...
Sorry, I should have watched all of your last stream before posting. Please just note my point about the tea. Good luck!
I'm sure it's well in hand, but I worried today how you will visit Manchester United Football Ground railway station in the summer, as it's only open on match days. Even if you go by taxi, the doors will be closed...
Also, Geoff, you should try Lancashire Tea, which is like Yorkshire Tea, only better.
Congratulations on a successful project. Are you going to do a tea quality test of the many train operators offerings? Or maybe compile a tea quality top 10 guide?
Really great news! So looking forward to following your journeys around the UK. Wishing you all the best of luck. Maybe you should have a competition to guess the total number of teas Geoff will consume!
Make sure you do a total Tea count and do make sure you collect all the transit maps along the way!
Best of luck Vicky and Geoff
Brilliant news. Really looking forward to following your trek to every UK station and super jealous it's not me doing it.
Congratulations to Geoff and Vicki - looking forwards to your marathon trek across the UK!
Good luck to all the video editors and people behind the scenes, and thanks to all the backers too!
Well done (also the backers offcourse...)!
I am lookinf forward to a summer full of lovely video's.
By the way, I was wondering from how many different countries you were backed. I am Dutch so I guess thats at least two.
Heard you mention music copyright problem during yesterday evening's "count down". It is worth remembering that records (LPs, 45s & 78s) from before November 1963 are out of copyright if you can get access to them., You do have to be careful as the music score can still be in copyright depending on when the composer died. Modern software (available to consumers) can clean up such recordings very well.once they are digitised.
I'm looking forward to seeing your "expedition".
Brilliant news! Looking forward to seeing your adventures.
Fantastic, looking forward to following your big adventure. Enjoy the Robin Hood line, it's my daily commute by rail :)
Excited! Excited!! Excited!!! You are my holiday this year, and you will be lugging the luggage. Hurrah!
A huge congratulations on reaching your goal Geoff and Vicki from us here in Chicago! Really looking forward to seeing the day by day updates as you move around the UK on the rails through this summer.
So glad the project has been supported so well, great work everyone and thanks. Look forward to seeing the 4. something videos in due course. Congratulations Geoff and Vicki and best wishes from Michael and Pamela... possibly one of your oldest followers... now there's a question!
Congratulations to both of you and I really look forward to seeing the videos. just a quick question once you have completed the project will you publish the route you took to get to all the stations?
Hooray! Geoff and Vicki are going places!
Best Of Luck Geoff and Vicki with your trip to all those stations !! Do make sure to get off the train in Warrington and Sankey !!
Excellent effort by all. However, now the hard work beings and I for one cannot wait to see the results. I come from a long line of railwaymen, so it'll be really interesting to see how you cope with the UK rail network. From my own experiences, you're in for quite a ride!
S/O to both of you! We have watched and very much enjoyed Geoff London Underground Videos
We'll be watching from the other side of the pond. We wish you all the best and safe and happy travels
The James Gang
All the best for a grand journey around ALL THE STATIONS, including Heworth and Upper Warlingham!
Congratulations and well done to you all have a tea on me
Congratulations!! Can I pick my station now?
Just watched the live-stream, a few thoughts.
Wouldn't it be great if you became so well known among the TOCs that they became nervous about cancelling or delaying trains in case you were on them!
Monetization - My impression was that all of this was being financed through Kick Starter. So, either you don't monetize it or you give us more than the backing level indicates. For example, if the backing doesn't get to 5 videos a week, monetize it and give us 5.
From what you said, your most frequently visited station is likely to be the one nearest where you live.
I hope you will keep a backup of the SD cards you put in the post.