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#1 Hairy Bear Digital

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 15:54

To be held on the 15/16 and 17th June 2018.

£20 entrance fee which includes unlimited rides on trains between staions.

Open 10 til 17.00 Fri and Sat.  10 til 16.00 Sunday.

Parking very limited at Loughboro',Rothley and Leicester but 10acre field available at Quorn(Woodhouse/Forrest Road Quorn) for £5 where majority of the layouts are.

Layouts so far (All liable to late change)..- http://www.gcrailway...levent/layouts/

Traders        -            http://www.gcrailway...levent/traders/

Parking   -  http://www.gcrailway...elevent/venues/

Tickets and Timetables  -  http://www.gcrailway...nt/buy-tickets/

 

 

 





#2 John Tomlinson

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 12:05

After the issues reported concerning ventilation in the tents last year, would anyone know if any improvements have been made for this year?

 

Many thanks,

 

John.



#3 Ian Hargrave

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 12:32

After the issues reported concerning ventilation in the tents last year, would anyone know if any improvements have been made for this year?
 
Many thanks,
 
John.


Appreciate your concern.It was an exceptionally hot weekend.However despite the tropical conditions it was a really interesting and varied day out with the GCR running all day so you can hop on when you like.I'll be there again whatever the weather.It is unique and I saw all kinds of things not seen before.

As an ordinary enthusiast coming by car from the Woodhouse Eaves direction,can I remind those doing the car parking that signs are needed that are visible from both directions,please ? Look forward to another good event.
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Posted 10 June 2018 - 16:31

This year it's back to visiting this show for me after exhibiting the past two years. 

 

Regarding the heat issues, last year it was an exceptionally hot weekend. There were no problems with the tent/halls being super hot the year before last.

 

I'm looking forward to getting a look around the other stations this year and getting more rides on the big railway :)


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#5 Phil Bullock

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 16:38

Am on Readham - thanks Steve - for the weekend.

Will be taking fans with me!

 

Phil


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Posted 10 June 2018 - 17:44

Am on Readham - thanks Steve - for the weekend.

Will be taking fans with me!
 
Phil


‘Team Readham’ is being boosted by both Phil’s modelling expertise and his fans :)

Phil is also bringing some guest heritage diesels for the Diesel Specials (Mk1 rake), we tried them out this afternoon - they looked and sounded awesome!

Come and have a chat, we’re a friendly team who like to run a busy model railway (no timetable, so if you see something in the Fiddleyard that you’d like to see running just ask :) )
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#7 Benjamin Brady

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 22:20

Evening All 

 

     We are looking forward to the weekend , burning the midnight oil on last minute changes , hopefully you can appreciate the changes , moved on from its first exhibition now ,

 

   Will post a few photos later . 



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Posted 10 June 2018 - 22:31

I'll be there as a visitor again this year on Friday. A great and truly unique show and very popular and enjoyable!


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#9 Benjamin Brady

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 09:03

Good Morning,

It's the final countdown now and the mass panic to make sure everything is packed,last minute jobs are all done and dusted and the decisions on what stock to take. Some of which still needs repairing after the Nottingham show. There is nothing like a little bit of last minute activity.
We look forward to seeing you all at the weekend.
Benjamin

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 09:20

I'll be there with Oakenshaw on the Sunday. When I'm not on the layout I plan to visit the CMC stand and maybe a few others, and I may just have to visit Readham to witness lovely Sulzer, Brush and Maybach engines whistling through the 21st century infrastructure (and to say hi to Phil, Steve and the rest of the crew).

Note to self - bring plenty of drinks, judging by previous reports it may get a bit stifling in that marquee....

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 10:43

Good Morning,

It's the final countdown now and the mass panic to make sure everything is packed,last minute jobs are all done and dusted and the decisions on what stock to take. Some of which still needs repairing after the Nottingham show. There is nothing like a little bit of last minute activity.
We look forward to seeing you all at the weekend.
Benjamin

 

Whoa there - bus on bridge alert!!!

 

But seriously that looks a cracking layout - which one is it please?

Phil
 



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Posted 11 June 2018 - 10:56

Where would a layout be without the cliche, we even have a coach on a tunnel :o shock.

It's Weaver Hill, just look for the obelisk and you'll find us. Very much trains going round and round. It could almost be seen as an adults Thomas the tank.

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 10:59

Where would a layout be without the cliche, we even have a coach on a tunnel :o shock.

It's Weaver Hill, just look for the obelisk and you'll find us. Very much trains going round and round. It could almost be seen as an adults Thomas the tank.

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 13:36

Hello 

 

  Meant to say , do not expect your standards , you have a cracking layout , impressive modeling and a joy to watch .



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Posted 11 June 2018 - 13:51

Thanks for kind comments - Weaver Hill looks pretty good to me , look forwards to coming to say hello

 

Phil


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 15:26

HI All

 

Will be Loading up the East Neuks layout ST Adrian with is a Z gauge for the trip south.

 

Regards Arran

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 12:58

You can see Tonbridge West Yard at the show, the layout will be retired after the Canterbury show in January 2019, only other show this year will be Fareham in October.

Picture below is scenic section after minor repairs before being taken down today.

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See you there.

Cheers.

 

 


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 13:59

I will be going up to the club room this evening to help get Ambleside ready for loading into the van tomorrow. Let's hope the M1 behaves itself.

 

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See you there.

 

 

Brian

 

 



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Posted 13 June 2018 - 15:14

You can see Tonbridge West Yard at the show, the layout will be retired after the Canterbury show in January 2019, only other show this year will be Fareham in October.

Picture below is scenic section after minor repairs before being taken down today.

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See you there.

Cheers.

 

Look forward to seeing you again Paul.

 

There's two things good and bad for you this coming weekend...............the first is that young Fraser will be "helping" you, but the good to outweigh that, is I'm relieving him of his HST set and the charter rake for use on Glasgow Queen St, so you won't have to tell him to leave it all in his stock box! Every cloud and all that.....

 

I'm planning on being there Friday, so see you then.

 

Cheers

 

Andy


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Posted 14 June 2018 - 10:47

I'll be there with Appledore.
Do say hello.


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Posted 14 June 2018 - 17:05

The marquee is filling up nicely with many excellent layouts. Looks as though it will be sunny, hopefully not as hot as last year.

The GCR Bridge model is set up and running on our stand which is the link between the two halls.

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 19:10

Ticket bought - will be coming up by train to Loughboro BR early Saturday and then walking up to the GCR. Looking forward to the walk back in a Thunderstorm looking at the Met Office website!



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Posted 14 June 2018 - 19:13

Ambleside all set up, just the stock to put on in the morning and we are ready to go.

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Feel free to have a word if you are attending. There is still a lot of detailing to do but we hope that you will find the layout presentable.

Brian

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#24 Benjamin Brady

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 20:00

Good Evening all,

We are all set up now and ready to rock and roll, however we might be doing plenty of rocking and rolling on the dance floor, that's defiantly what it feels like in there.

Anyway the layout ran smoothly all bar the Caledonian Sleeper which I think needs some weight adding to the MK3s and a change of tension lock couplings to buckeyes. Just another job for when we get back.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

Benjamin

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 20:31

I shall be making my first ever trip to the GCR on Sunday, it seems as though I have plenty to look forward to,

 

cheers