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#51 bbishop

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 14:49

David,

 

Please reserve my usual parking spot, the one nearest the entrance.

 

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 17:08

David,

 

Please reserve my usual parking spot, the one nearest the entrance.

 

Bill

 

Will do as its a bicycle, mine will be parked there too. 



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 09:29

Hello All

 

Here is the list of stands at Railex, so you can stop guessing now:

 

1. Railex Information Point

2. R&DMRC Club Stand

3. R&DMRC Club Second-Hand Sales

4. Parkside Dundas

5. Wizard Models

6. 247 Developments

7. Green Scene

8. ALL Components

9. Roger Carpenter Photographs

10. N Brass Locos

11. D&E Videos - Realtrack Models

11A. Legomanbiffo - Locoman Superior Sounds

12. AMBIS Engineering

13. Eileen's Emporium

14. Modelu

15. Wild Swan Books Ltd

16. Isinglass Models

17. MARC Models - Electrifying Trains

18. Radley Models

19. Plus Daughters

20. Tools 2000

21. Ian's Trains

22. Cheltenham Model Centre

23. C&L Finescale Modelling Ltd

24. Shawplan - Extreme Etchings

25. PenBits Model Railways

25A. Rumney Models

26. High Level

27. Alan Gibson

28. Pempoul

29. Boot

30. Gauge O Guild

31. Pendon Museum

32. Gramodels

33. Denton Brook

34. Tollesbury Quay

35. Penfold Priory

36. Quainton Road Models

37. Great Central Railway Society

38. Pavilion End

39. Harlyn Pier

40. S Scale Model Railway Society

41. Trowland

42. Heybridge Wharf

43. Tresparrett Wharf

44. Bill Hudson Transport Books

45. CPL Products

46. ScaleSeven Group

47. Roxey Mouldings

48. Dragon Models - Minerva Model Railways

49. Hobby Holidays

50. Missenden Abbey Railway Modelling Courses

51. Severn Models

52. Dart Castings

53. Road Transport Images

54. South Eastern Finecast

55. Sunningwell Command Control Ltd

56. Ceynix Railway Trees

57. Fence Houses

58. Replica Railways

59. The 2mm Scale Association

60. William Smith's Wharf

61. Hallam Town

62. Golden Arrow Productions

63. Leeman Road (York) 1964

64. Sidmouth

65. Kirkmellington

66. London Road Models

67. Scalefour Society

68. Westcliff

69. Devil's Bridge

70. Judith Edge Kits

71. Model Railway Developments

72. Horfield 1955-1961

 

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 09:34

Hello All

 

I have uploaded the Railex 2017 Floorplan with Stand Numbers pages in pdf format to the Railex website.

 

www.railex.org.uk

 

Or direct on this link

 

Attached File  Railex2017FloorPlanandStandNumbers.pdf   1.1MB   56 downloads

 

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 15:58

Years of working on website usability makes me say "Oh yes it is." Even people you would think will grasp this sort of thing can struggle to the point where the person conducting the test just wants to beat them to death with the keyboard. Odly, teachers always seemed to be the worst group...

 

Seriously though, I suspect that the printed version of the programme forces the numbering of stands and doing something different for the web just adds work (which to your credit, you've offered to do even though that sort of helpfulness will probably earn a repremand ;-) ) and the train spotters in the audience likes to "cop" all the stands.

 

Hello RichardS

 

Phil is quite right, that the floorplan is numbered, in order that it will be easy to read and reference in our A5 programme. 

 

We have never thought of putting the stand names on instead of the numbers for the online version, I have just posted today a pdf file of the floorplan with stand numbers both in stand number order and for the first time in alphabetical order.

 

Maybe it is something that we can look at for next year, but it is a lot of work for David to produce an extra CAD drawing with the names on, we will see how many people download the pdf file from RMWeb and then make a decision.

 

You are more than welcome to have ago at producing a floorplan with the stand names on.

 

The floorplan is taken from a full size CAD drawing for marking out the floor, then David will produce the blocked out floorplan with the stand numbers on,I will then import this into the programme.

 

How easy is it is to read the pdf file on your mobile device? 

 

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 21:57

Hello RichardS

 

Phil is quite right, that the floorplan is numbered, in order that it will be easy to read and reference in our A5 programme. 

 

We have never thought of putting the stand names on instead of the numbers for the online version, I have just posted today a pdf file of the floorplan with stand numbers both in stand number order and for the first time in alphabetical order.

 

Maybe it is something that we can look at for next year, but it is a lot of work for David to produce an extra CAD drawing with the names on, we will see how many people download the pdf file from RMWeb and then make a decision.

 

You are more than welcome to have ago at producing a floorplan with the stand names on.

 

The floorplan is taken from a full size CAD drawing for marking out the floor, then David will produce the blocked out floorplan with the stand numbers on,I will then import this into the programme.

 

How easy is it is to read the pdf file on your mobile device? 

 

Thanks

SEEYA
ANT

 

Thanks Ant. I'm pleased that my suggestion has not been 'drummed out.'  I understand the process you describe and why it is as it is. 

I have had a go at creating a 'named plan' and attach a pdf. If nothing more it will create debate I am sure.

 

If I'm honest I think it's a bit 'busy' but on my phone 4.7" screen it's quite readable and provided one 'moves' it about can be easily followed.

I'm a bit disappointed that when i converted it to pdf I lost the white highlighting background for the text. Have to find out why.

 

Also I've shown Stand 46 between 28 and 29 which was mentioned in an earlier post. (This may of course not be the case)

 

BIG CAVEAT: Please nobody reading this interpret my effort as in any way official. It is purely for my own interest and use and for debate. I think it's fully correct but cannot warrant that it is.

 

An interesting exercise.

 

Attached File  Railex Worded Plan.pdf   37.44KB   119 downloads

 

 

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 06:36

I am always up for improving things so may look at the floor plan next year. only a few weeks away. I think it should be a good show.


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Posted 11 May 2017 - 10:29

Hello

 

Just to remind you all that the competition closes this Saturday that we have setup in conjunction with UK Model Shops, for a chance for you to win one of four adult tickets to Railex.

If you would like to enter click on the link below:

 

http://www.ukmodelshops.co.uk/

 

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 11:06

.....Also I've shown Stand 46 between 28 and 29 which was mentioned in an earlier post. (This may of course not be the case)

 

BIG CAVEAT: Please nobody reading this interpret my effort as in any way official. It is purely for my own interest and use and for debate. I think it's fully correct but cannot warrant that it is.

 

An interesting exercise.

 

attachicon.gifRailex Worded Plan.pdf

 

That actually looks rather good.....


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Posted 11 May 2017 - 19:27

Thanks Ant. I'm pleased that my suggestion has not been 'drummed out.'  I understand the process you describe and why it is as it is. 

I have had a go at creating a 'named plan' and attach a pdf. If nothing more it will create debate I am sure.

 

If I'm honest I think it's a bit 'busy' but on my phone 4.7" screen it's quite readable and provided one 'moves' it about can be easily followed.

I'm a bit disappointed that when i converted it to pdf I lost the white highlighting background for the text. Have to find out why.

 

Also I've shown Stand 46 between 28 and 29 which was mentioned in an earlier post. (This may of course not be the case)

 

BIG CAVEAT: Please nobody reading this interpret my effort as in any way official. It is purely for my own interest and use and for debate. I think it's fully correct but cannot warrant that it is.

 

An interesting exercise.

 

attachicon.gifRailex Worded Plan.pdf

 

 

Regards

Richard

Not only does it look rather good, I find it a lot easier to work out what I'm planning to see.


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 09:24

Hello All

 

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the layout Penfold Priory (O gauge) by Bridgend Model Railway Group can no longer attend this year, but it has been replaced by Bishops Quay (OO gauge), full details about this new layout can be found on the Railex website.

 

I have also uploaded an updated Railex 2017 Floorplan with Stand Numbers pages in pdf format to the Railex website.

 

www.railex.org.uk

 

Or direct on this link

 

Attached File  Railex2017FloorPlanandStandNumbersB.pdf   950.55KB   28 downloads

 

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 12:45

It must be something in the water as the replacement layout Bishops Quay follows the watery theme of some of the other layouts, I think we are up to 6 now!



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Posted 16 May 2017 - 13:16

​Until I was told there was a watery theme I never knew we had Bishops Quay, Tolesbury Quay, Tesparret Wharf  William Smith Wharf, Heybridge Wharf & Harlyn Pier



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Posted 16 May 2017 - 15:48

I thought it was compulsory that every layout has some sort of water feature - the Alan Titmarsh rule. :yes:

 

Looking forward to this show.

 

Tom



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 20:21

with just 1 week to go until Railex set up, I've been testing my latest coal train for Kirkmellington.

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 05:55

with just 1 week to go until Railex set up, I've been testing my latest coal train for Kirkmellington.


Front wheel looks slightly adrift...;)

Fab show last year so have rearranged a few things to come this year - looking 4ward to it :good:

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 07:11

with just 1 week to go until Railex set up, I've been testing my latest coal train for Kirkmellington.

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Is it DCC and does it have sound?

 

:mosking:



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Posted 20 May 2017 - 07:45

A photo by Andy York of Horfield which will be at Railex.

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 07:50

Is it DCC and does it have sound?
 
:mosking:


It's driven with digits but the 2yo sound producing device seems to get mixed up so as well as chuff chuff and choo choo, we also get do-dah, beep beep and roar!!!!

More training /brain washing is planned
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Posted 21 May 2017 - 10:50

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Pempoul by Maggie & Gordon Gravett, Railex 2017 will be the layout final showing at an exhibition.


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Posted 23 May 2017 - 09:09

Hello

 

To wet your appetite, here is the front cover of the Railex 2017 Programme;

 

Railex 2017 Programme Front CoverPBA10.jpg

 

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 13:12

We hope to update the vintage bus timetable soon, it is just being checked by the bus owners to get the OK, but  a heads up it will be mostly every half hour on the Saturday and hourly on Sunday.


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Posted 24 May 2017 - 06:52

Hello

 

I have uploaded the Railex 2017 Bus Timetable in pdf format to the Railex website,

 

www.railex.org.uk

 

Or you can download from the link below

 

Attached File  Railex 2017 Bus Timetable.pdf   84.72KB   37 downloads

 

The timetable takes into account the FA Cup Final on Saturday and the League 2 Play-off Final on Sunday at Wembley Stadium.

 

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I have removed the bit about provisional, no changes are needed, as this is correct for the Railex weekend.


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Posted 24 May 2017 - 21:04

Just been collating my surplus wares for The club stall, a few kits, a few RTR and some bits

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 06:41

Vintage bus timetable is confirmed no changes to what Ant has posted on the web page.

 

Only a few days to go, and the ice cream van should be there too.

 

David 


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