For anyone who has attended a Members' Day there's no need to explain the form but as there's a lot of new readers around it's maybe worth explaining that this isn't a full blown exhibition; it's a more relaxed and convivial occasion allowing you to get to know the layout builders, operators and other members. There isn't an entrance fee as such but I'll be kicking off a raffle in June that supports the costs of running the site and such events as this which everyone is able to partake in with a chance to win something in return.
Date: Saturday 02 July 2011
Venue: St Leonards Sports & Social Club, St Leonards Works, St Leonard's Ave, Stafford ST17 4LX
Open Hours: 10.00 - 16.00
Widnes Vine Yard - Wirral Finescale Modellers
Paynestown - Barry Ten
Summat Colliery - Redgate Models
Rails, Wales, Rain & Steel - Marc Smith
Bradfield Gloucester Square - TheLaird
Once upon a Time in the West - OldGringo, 2manyspams and Indomitable
Felton Lane (Goods) - Worsdell Forever
Capstan Shunting - 49396
Bawdsey - PMP
Aberdeen Kirkhill - Dunedin, Flood and crew
Bury, Thorn & Sons - Ruston
Outon Road - RBE
Glenuig - Sixteen10by12s
Culreoch - Jamie
Welham Green - Dapol Dave
Highclere - Missy
Grime Street - Red Devil
Tremore - Northpoint
Waton - eldavo
Little Brickhill - 08221
Deesdale Road - Andrew P
Signalling Clinic with The Stationmaster
Layout Planning Clinic with Paul Lunn
DCC Controller advice clinic - Ian (Morton)
Road Vehicles - Jim S-W
Railway Road Vehicles - Merfyn Jones
Structures demo & display - DesA
Il Dottore's structures - chris f
EM wheelset conversions - Tim
T gauge demo - Traction
Etched kit building demo/clinic - Halfwit
RR&Co Demo and clinic - Two Tone Green
Resin Casting Demo - Phil Traxson (get your hands dirty!)
1:13.7 Wagon Building - Happy Hippo
British Railway Modelling Magazine
If there any other additions to be made please contact me ASAP.
I've attached a provisional floorplan for those interested and adapt if necessary.
I've summarised other information found in the original announcement topic below.
On-site free parking
1.25 miles from Stafford station
Viable bus services from the station to and close to the venue.
The No.2 is the only service to go past the venue but this meanings walking to the stop on Earl Street (500m from station) - timetable - this is, however, only an hourly service so I would recommend using the 74 (hourly) or 825 (half-hourly) services which go from the station past the end of St. Leonard's Avenue which leaves a 500m walk as shown below.
Recommended routes to the venue:
From the south & M6 - http://goo.gl/maps/6kwY
From the north & M6 - http://goo.gl/maps/LRFo
From the east - http://goo.gl/maps/HHgb
From the west - http://goo.gl/maps/1pqG
Free Teas and Coffees available all day.
We will be providing breakfast and lunch for exhibitors and visitors will be able to 'enjoy' the same lunch option for a small donation (subject to exhibitors not scoffing it all ).
Tables are provided for those wishing to sit, socialise, eat and drink.
I do believe that although the new venue may not be as 'charismatic' with rolling stock around and a filthy floor but should prove to be a little more suitable and less last-minute headaches.
I would like to ask if there are any willing volunteers who could assist with the following.
Car parking (2) to assist in pointing exhibitors and visitors to the right spots (7.30 - 10.00)
Setting up (2 from 07.30 to 08.00) (4 people from 08.00) to assist with marking out and assisting unloading.
Clear-up (6) to assist in loading, tables, chairs and sweep-out.
Ian and I reviewed the bring and buy stand and didn't feel it merited tying someone up all day with the amount of purchases that were made.
I've not decided whether to have the bar open yet (say 12.00 - 3.00) as it will mean paying a member of staff and would invite feedback.
I'd like to encourage as many members to come along as possible; it will be a really enjoyable day.
As a footnote I'd like to thank Coombe Barton for his signature image which I shall be using until the date too and if anyone else wishes to it helps spread the message.
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