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#1 Bedlam George

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 11:25

Hello

 

           After an absence of two years The Wrecking Crew are pleased to announce the return of Wrec-rail next year. It will be held on June 30th at the usual venue in Little Bowden near Market Harborough in Leicestershire. More details will be announced in due course.

 

                                                                                                   Cheers

 

                                                                                                               George


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#2 newbryford

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 23:13

Hello

 

           After an absence of two years The Wrecking Crew are pleased to announce the return of Wrec-rail next year. It will be held on June 30th at the usual venue in Little Bowden near Market Harborough in Leicestershire. More details will be announced in due course.

 

                                                                                                   Cheers

 

                                                                                                               George

 

 

I will have to make sure my days off for that week coincide with the show.

 

Cheers,

Mick



#3 Bungus the Fogeyman

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 09:10

A planning meeting was held last night, when we ate all of Georges chocolate biscuits and drunk his tea! All is on track- subject to confirmation, there will be 7 layouts in N, OO, EM and O gauge; 4 demo-ers and trade support. These will be announced as they are confirmed.......one trader we can confirm are those purveyors of quality railway literature, Book Law... more to follow in the coming weeks!

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#4 Enterprisingwestern

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 09:46

Tell Clive to get the ticket out again, flights seem reasonable, might have a dabble.

 

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 16:22

 
After an absence of two years The Wrecking Crew are pleased to announce the return of Wrec-rail next year.


Hmmm, are you sure a genial announcement is right? Wouldn't a warning be more appropriate?

Nonetheless, I hope it all goes smoothly. And there is no wrecking of layouts by the crew.
;-)

G.

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 17:51

Tell Clive to get the ticket out again, flights seem reasonable, might have a dabble.

 

Mike.

Cor blimey Mike,

 

They haven't even asked me if I am willing to give up my time to help them on the door. This year I hope they do have a concessionary rate for retired people now I am a member of this elite senior group in society.


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#7 Bungus the Fogeyman

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 09:47

Clive mate. You're pencilled in for doorman duties mate. We may even give you a chair to sit on this year!!!

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 10:39

Clive mate. You're pencilled in for doorman duties mate. We may even give you a chair to sit on this year!!!

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Luxury!

 

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 13:57

Clive mate. You're pencilled in for doorman duties mate. We may even give you a chair to sit on this year!!!

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, and a money box to put the takings in?

 

Mike.



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Posted 01 January 2018 - 20:11

Now thats pushing it a bit Mike!

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 11:34

Hello

 

      As we have now entered the brave new world of 2018 here are the first few layouts and demos for Wrec-rail 2018.

 

  LAYOUTS

        

                 Botterill St Yard O Gauge    Pete Rye

                 Norton Wood SR NSE OO Gauge Kelvin Barnes

                 Framplington 1965 East Anglia OO Gauge John Norton and Co (Debut) 

 

 DEMOS

 

                 Mick Bryan  Tales of mystery and imagination

                 Richard Dockerill All you need to know about O Gauge rolling stock

 

                 Finally for now admission will be £3 for adults and £1 for under 16s

 

                 More to follow  so watch this space

 

                                                                       Cheers

 

                                                                             George 


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Posted 02 January 2018 - 16:25

Finally for now admission will be £3 for adults and £1 for under 16s

 

No comment!

 

Mike.



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Posted 02 January 2018 - 16:50

No comment!

 

Mike.

 

Were you expecting OAP discount...?

 

 

Cheers,

Mick



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Posted 02 January 2018 - 22:04

Were you expecting OAP discount...?

 

 

Cheers,

Mick

 

Demanding Mick, not expecting, but as it has fallen on deaf ears for the past few years, I'm not holding my breath!

 

Mike.



#15 Bedlam George

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 22:15

Hello

 

       Mike we fix the admission charge as  low as possible. £3 is so cheap it might as well be free but we just want to cover our costs. Anything left over is given to a charity of our choice. We are putting on a get together for friends and fellow enthusiasts not competing with the NEC.

 

                                                                                             Cheers

 

                                                                                                          George ( another OAP)



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Posted 02 January 2018 - 22:35

Hello

 

       Mike we fix the admission charge as  low as possible. £3 is so cheap it might as well be free but we just want to cover our costs. Anything left over is given to a charity of our choice. We are putting on a get together for friends and fellow enthusiasts not competing with the NEC.

 

                                                                                             Cheers

 

                                                                                                          George ( another OAP)

 

Even Warley had to start somewhere, from little acorns and all that...



#17 Clive Mortimore

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 22:41

Hello

 

       Mike we fix the admission charge as  low as possible. £3 is so cheap it might as well be free but we just want to cover our costs. Anything left over is given to a charity of our choice. We are putting on a get together for friends and fellow enthusiasts not competing with the NEC.

 

                                                                                             Cheers

 

                                                                                                          George ( another OAP)

I shall be charging myself, also a retired member of the great workforce, the full £3 despite helping by manning the door making sure no one tries to get in without paying the full price. :rtfm:


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Posted 02 January 2018 - 23:03

I suspect Mike's tongue was firmly in his cheek when he demanded OAP reductions.

However Clive I would be on the lookout for someone in shorts, tanned, waving a fistful of Euros and claiming to be under 16.....

 

Stu


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#19 Bedlam George

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 16:36

Hello

 

     Another month, another press release;

 

    LAYOUTS

 

       Redhill Yard, OO Gauge, 80s SR, Paul Wade

       The Lane, N Gauge Depot and Yard, Pete Johnson

       Farmer's Drove, N Gauge, 1970s Fenland, Steve Farmer 

 

   MORE DEMOERS

 

        Phil Sutton All you need to know about Class 24s

        Kev Dickerson  Everything you ever need to know about DCC

        Phil Eames Everything you ever need to know about soldering

 

 

       More to come as time goes by. Hope to see lots of happy faces in June

 

                                                                              Cheers

 

                                                                                                George


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Posted 11 February 2018 - 08:29

Looking forward to seeing you

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 16:22

Hi George,
 
If you get really desperate and need something small to fill a corner
I could bring Two Sister’s Farm along, as I don‘t have a booking for that date.
Dave T has operated it so he knows what it is like. 
 
Just a thought.
 
Kind Regards Peter M


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Posted 11 February 2018 - 22:11

 

Hi George,
 
If you get really desperate and need something small to fill a corner
I could bring Two Sister’s Farm along, as I don‘t have a booking for that date.
Dave T has operated it so he knows what it is like. 
 
Just a thought.
 
Kind Regards Peter M

 

 

More than he usually manages with his own layouts....


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#23 Bedlam George

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 14:30

Hello

 

   An small but important piece of information are the opening times. These are 1000 to 1600ish

 

                                                                                  Cheers

 

                                                                                               George


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#24 Bedlam George

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 15:20

Hello

 

            And finally-- the last instalment;

 

    LAYOUTS

 

                      Friday Bridge, EM Gauge, 1960s ER, Dave Tailby

                      Portwey, OO Gauge, Early 2000s Wessex Trains, Stu Davies

                      Cripple Sidings, OO Gauge, 1980s/90s, BR, Richard Coleman

 

The Wrecking Crew look forward to seeing you in June. I hope it's warmer by then.

 

                                                                                 Cheers

 

                                                                                               George


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 10:04

Hello

 

            Sadly Norton wood by Kelvin Barnes will not be able to attend but we have a worthy replacement in Sandiacre Balfour Beatty by Bob Bateman which is a OO 4mm layout of a present day On-track Plant Depot set in the West Midlands. This is something a bit out of the ordinary.

 

                                                                                                    Cheers

 

                                                                                                                George