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  • camo16
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    Reasonably.

    Pre-tipple or two is necessary to get the mood right. I’d recommend port or armagnac. Stare at the scenery, dull perceptions, snooze, snooze, snooze.

    If you have recurring back problems, the following morning could be a right tw*t though.

    Dobbo
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    I thought you were part of a terrorist cell from the thread title, very disappointing.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    anti dvt socks might be worth considering.

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    a hat and a buff is best way of keeping warm. Got a hell of a chill on a London/Glasgow sleeper once.

    rootes1
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    i have been in a 1st class booth and a 2nd class booth…

    worst nights sleep i have ever had… had a better sleep in a grit bin…

    hate to think what the seated sleeper is like… they look just like normal 125 1st class recliners..

    if you can sleep anywhere think it would be a good option..

    camo16
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    Stoner, what kind of hat should cynic-al wear? I’m intrigued. Don’t know the fella personally, but I reckon a fedora would suit.

    ilovemygears
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    o dear , did that once as a teenager, now i just pay the extra 40 quid, if youre lucky they will have a few bunks left when you get on…but they have a really cool Tv and you get a bacon roll and coffee….i loved the sensation of the bed…. yea so just give the guard 40 quid and get a nights sleep, there is no way you can have any thing but a horrible time in one of those seats, how far you going?

    Dobbo
    Member

    i loved the sensation of the bed….

    😯

    ilovemygears
    Member

    its a bit like being on a boat

    cynic-al
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    I just thought I’d give it a go to see how it was…it’s Edinburgh -> London, not much on on Saturday when I arrive, what’s the worst that can happen?

    ilovemygears
    Member

    id find the 40 quid mate

    rootes1
    Member

    id find the 40 quid mate

    yer and get out to the airport… 😆

    the sleeper is sooooo slow done it from both inverness and aberdeen…

    often it just sits still for ages in the middle of knowwhere..

    it is an ‘experience’ though and better than flying for taking a bike

    you can even get two people, bromptons and a case of beer/snacks in a berth..

    the bar is also odd… it boast the ‘only leather sofas on the network’…. sure some people just stay in the bar car all night

    Premier Icon geoffj
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    I’m booked on my first sleeper service tomorrow night, could only afford a “reclining seat”

    😯

    I barely sleep in one of the bunks, I dread to think how bad it will be in a recliner.

    My advice would be a large dose of night nurse + whisky.

    Oh and don’t be freaked out when you wake up travelling in the opposite direction. something to do with shunting at Carstairs.

    And remember you can use the 1st class lounge at Euston to get a couple of hours kip freshen up.

    cynic-al
    Member

    I’m booked on my first sleeper service tomorrow night, could only afford a “reclining seat” – how comfy are these?

    I’ll take the usual eye-patch, ear plugs etc, should I take a sleeping bag?

    ilovemygears
    Member

    id get hold of some blues if i were you

    mustard
    Member

    I decided to save money and just get a reclining seat on the overnight ferry Portsmouth > Santander; worst money I ever saved and I can usually sleep anywhere and had a fair few jars before hand.

    GlitterGary
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    Just press your face against the window and pretend you’re flying all the way to London.

    Premier Icon crimsondynamo
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    If in 1st class don’t whatever you do wash your face in the sink. They’re de facto urinals.

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