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#26 Wibble

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 11:20

Is number 1 the society stand and information perchance? 24 or 25 Shawplan?





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Posted 10 April 2018 - 14:33

Is number 1 the society stand and information perchance? 24 or 25 Shawplan?

I can see me spending quite a bit of time examining Hornsey Broadway so I hope you've got some nice comfortable chairs Kier!


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#28 David Bigcheeseplant

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 18:40

Is number 1 the society stand and information perchance? 24 or 25 Shawplan?

 

24 is shawplan


correc

 

Eileens 14 and Cheltenham 23?

 

correct on both counts


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#29 David Bigcheeseplant

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 18:41

in that case is No 7 Green scenes if so swop us around as his stand works better on a corner like last year

 

if you want to swap on the day that's fine, but the programmes have been finalised.



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Posted 13 April 2018 - 09:07

Very much looking forward to exhibiting at Railex this year with Canute Road Quay (especially as the show venue is a whole 15 minutes up the road from me!) stand 61 for those playing the where on the plan game.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 17:44

number 37...Croft Depot

Looking forward to a weekend in the deep south, we've got our visas sorted so were not expecting any trouble on our way thru Yorkshire. I've bought a brand new analog satnav from the OS...https://www.ordnance...mapsheet-viewer...and the trains are being cleaned, polished and then dirtied again...



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Posted 21 April 2018 - 08:13

Hello

 

As last year we have setup a competition in conjunction with UK Model Shops, for a chance for you to win one of four adult tickets to Railex.

 

This can be seen on their website below:

 

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

 

You will be able to enter the competition from today until Saturday12th of May.

 

Thanks

SEEYA
ANT



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Posted 21 April 2018 - 09:17

I attend this show every year, and am sure I will be there again next month as it is without fail a show of the utmost quality with the best selection of trade pretty much anywhere but Warley.

 

From my perspective just one slight disappointment looking at the attending layouts - lots of 4mil but just one 2mm layout and no N at all?

 

Roy


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Posted 21 April 2018 - 09:20

I attend this show every year, and am sure I will be there again next month as it is without fail a show of the utmost quality with the best selection of trade pretty much anywhere but Warley.

 

From my perspective just one slight disappointment looking at the attending layouts - lots of 4mil but just one 2mm layout and no N at all?

 

Roy

Roy, you've pretty much summed up my feelings too.



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Posted 21 April 2018 - 09:37

Very much looking forward to exhibiting at Railex this year with Canute Road Quay (especially as the show venue is a whole 15 minutes up the road from me!) stand 61 for those playing the where on the plan game.
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Hi,

Looking forward to helping Muz out with Canute Road, looking like a good show!

Simon

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Posted 21 April 2018 - 10:14

....From my perspective just one slight disappointment looking at the attending layouts - lots of 4mil but just one 2mm layout and no N at all?


It is supposed to have a finescale bent, so maybe it should have more 2FS rather than N (unless you mean Continental N).
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Posted 21 April 2018 - 10:29

It is supposed to have a finescale bent, so maybe it should have more 2FS rather than N (unless you mean Continental N).

The track gauge in British N gauge is closer to scale than OO. There are some superb N gauge layouts out there. Guess a lot depends on what is available though.



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Posted 21 April 2018 - 14:51

I attend this show every year, and am sure I will be there again next month as it is without fail a show of the utmost quality with the best selection of trade pretty much anywhere but Warley.

 

From my perspective just one slight disappointment looking at the attending layouts - lots of 4mil but just one 2mm layout and no N at all?

 

Roy

 

I try and get a balance although some years it will be 4mm heavy other times it may be 7mm or 2mm. I think the last couple of years we only had one or two 00 layout in a sea of other scales and gauges. When booking layouts it may be 2-3 years in advance so its not till I first start the floor plan 9 months before the show I get an idea on what layouts are attending for that show.

 

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#39 Zero Gravitas

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Posted 22 April 2018 - 09:45

I attend this show every year, and am sure I will be there again next month as it is without fail a show of the utmost quality with the best selection of trade pretty much anywhere but Warley.
 
From my perspective just one slight disappointment looking at the attending layouts - lots of 4mil but just one 2mm layout and no N at all?
 
Roy


I’d actually say that for me, it’s the best trade including Warley. And given the choice of attending Railex or Warley, Railex would win every time.

And I find that I don’t think of shows in terms of scale representation. For me, the question is whether there is modelling that I will admire, and which will excite and inspire me. And that’s got nothing to do with scale.
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#40 AliR53

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Posted 02 May 2018 - 20:50

Intend to visit this year. I have noted somewhere that buses will be every 30mins on Saturday and every hour on sunday from the station. If there is some kind of bus timetable, it would be helpful in planning what day and what train to get from London Marylebone. Thanks in adavnce



#41 David Bigcheeseplant

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Posted 02 May 2018 - 20:57

There will be a timetable we are just waiting for Chiltern railways to confirm their new timetable, once we have this we can then amended our bus timetable as we try to ensure it connects with the train arrivals in the morning and departures in the afternoon.
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#42 Horsetan

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Posted 02 May 2018 - 21:27

I’d actually say that for me, it’s the best trade including Warley. And given the choice of attending Railex or Warley, Railex would win every time...

 

As far as trade goes, at this time of year, it's got to be ExpoEM and RailEx.

 

Having sampled Warley once, I'd never go up there again.


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#43 Jol Wilkinson

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 07:31

As far as trade goes, at this time of year, it's got to be ExpoEM and RailEx.

 

Having sampled Warley once, I'd never go up there again.

 

And S4North for those modellers in northern latitudes. I spoke to quite a few 2mm and 7mm modellers this year, so it doesn't just attact the 4mm brigade.


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#44 Pacific231G

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 07:56

It is supposed to have a finescale bent, so maybe it should have more 2FS rather than N (unless you mean Continental N).

Gauge/scale isn't the only criterion for finescale. I think RMJ has a bit of a finescale bent too but that's where I found my favourite articles by Frank Dyer and about Bradfield Gloucester Square. 



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Posted 04 May 2018 - 14:13

number 37...Croft Depot

and the trains are being cleaned, polished and then dirtied again...

 

Doing the same with my budgie smugglers. Do you reckon it's worth packing my pulling pants?

 

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#46 Horsetan

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 17:44

....Do you reckon it's worth packing my pulling pants?


What are you hoping to pull? A caravan?

#47 Porcy Mane

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 18:56

What are you hoping to pull? A caravan?

 

 

If it is, one thing is for certain. I'd be speedier than the majority of those mobile road blocks that are due to clog up our roads and countryside this coming weekend.

 

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 19:14

Your scale might not be at Railex this year but remember it has the finest layouts in any scale that you will see this year its always been the same since it started many years ago.How about a plaque on the site of the Civic Centre commemorating the start of this great show.



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Posted 04 May 2018 - 19:38

Doing the same with my budgie smugglers. Do you reckon it's worth packing my pulling pants?

 

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...best to pack your 90s stylie pulling pants Mr Mane...as Shootpool (Aylesbury's finest music venue) has a Bon Jovi tribute band on on Friday 25th and a Nirvana tribute band on on Saturday 26th.

...also, you could easily pass for Dave Grohl's dad...

...and, I've heard there is a damn fine model show on all weekend, with a vintage bus service from the town, a collection of some of the countries finest model railways and a plethora of people selling everything you will ever need to make trains with.

...and lastly...both bands are free as is the vintage bus service...oh yeah, and Aylesbury has the best taxi's this side of Jupiter (flat rate fairs)...handy for when the power of the pulling pants wears off...



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Posted 04 May 2018 - 20:43

...best to pack your 90s stylie pulling pants Mr Mane...

 

Found em!

 

Complete with enhanced 1970's Brentford Nylons static for that additional "get up & go".

 

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...  and knowing of the practice of certain model railway operators and their ilk to dress smartly for exhibitions (matching shirt & ties, embroidered polo shirts and the like) I found this old print of the Crock Croft Depot operating team (plus one guest) showing off their operating attire. Those desert boots still turn up occasionally!

 

CrockOperators.jpg

 

Shootpool (Aylesbury's finest music venue) 

 

Going of the last visit, I thought that was where the local worshipers of Pugilism carried out their venerations.

 

P


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