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#51 Jason T

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 14:33

Make people queue in one direction to view layouts or browse / purchase from traders, and limit the length of time they can do so. Or is it just me that gets annoyed with the free-for-all?

Or, every time someone asks a daft question, reply through a loud-hailer, in an 'Alvin and the Chipmunks' voice
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 14:42

Make people queue in one direction to view layouts, ... and limit the length of time they can do so.


Which is exactly what happened with Hursley at the MRJ show in <gulp> 1990.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 15:01

Having just read all the comments I can't believe that nobody has come up with this one; surround all layouts with razor wire :yes: . Alternately allow exhibitors to use Tasers on sticky fingered children (or adults).

BTW a P4 Thomas has been done IIRC at one of the Scalefora.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 15:26

BTW a P4 Thomas has been done IIRC at one of the Scalefora.


Wait till I P4 my Triang Battlespace turbo car ...
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 16:23

Loudly and without consideration pointing out any errors or anachronisms, no matter how trivial. I reckon that would do the trick! :imsohappy:


That won't work, otherwise there would be multiple lynchings at every show going

Sell someone a ticket, and within site of ticket desk arrange have ticket checked. Ticket check person now refuses entry because the ticket [hasn't been dated correctly/has the wrong discount/is for the wrong show/isn't a priority ticket]. Tell customer if they have a complaint they have to go to the complaints desk, sited just inside the door. Flatly refuse to allow them through the door until the ticket has been correctly changed/dated/etc. by complaints desk.


Hey, No! It's bad enough already. You spend up to a tenner on a ticket and as soon as you get it some bloke takes it off you and tears it in half.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 17:10

Dead easy this one, just put a show on with absolutely no diesel/electric content whatsoever and watch the b*gg*rs moan.
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 17:14

advertise the show for the wrong weekend................

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 17:33

Dead easy this one, just put a show on with absolutely no diesel/electric content whatsoever and watch the b*gg*rs moan.


Sounds good to me. What's the date and venue?

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 17:34

advertise the show for the wrong weekend................


Wait till I P4 my Triang Battlespace turbo car ...


Or make your own version of a Turbo car (with a metal propeller) and send it along the clubs GW branchline. It didn't have the platform clearances that our GC layout did :nono:


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advertise the show for the wrong weekend................


We went to one show down south where that pretty much happened, advertised as Bank Holiday Weekend, local radio saying Sunday-Monday, the show was actually Saturday-Sunday :jester: Hardly anybody came Saturday, not that many Sunday either.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 17:57

Model anything that doesn't fit the Great Western fraternity's view of their favourite railway.

I once witnessed a layout operator being threatened for "daring" to paint a GW loco in BR black livery.
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 18:00

Didn't someone do a 'Thomas being scrapped' cameo which caused some upset ? I never saw it but it sounds like an excellent idea.


Funny, just the other day I was musing upon doing 'Sodor in the late 60s' - Several Daisies, Thomas's branch facing closure, Duck sold into industry and heavily weathered (dirt, brake dust, a beard :P) etc... One day!
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#62 Trebor

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 18:03

Go around the show, wearing really strong deodorant.



Better still Go around the show SPRAYING really strong deoderant.......
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#63 Black Sheep

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 18:08

Better still Go around the show SPRAYING really strong deoderant.......


Or air freshener, used to use a can a week when I worked in a model shop

#64 steve1

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 18:28

Having just read all the comments I can't believe that nobody has come up with this one; surround all layouts with razor wire :yes: . Alternately allow exhibitors to use Tasers on sticky fingered children (or adults).

BTW a P4 Thomas has been done IIRC at one of the Scalefora.

Cheers,

David


Might you be thinking of Philip Hall's P4 converted Percy?

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 18:28

Model anything that doesn't fit the Great Western fraternity's view of their favourite railway.

I once witnessed a layout operator being threatened for "daring" to paint a GW loco in BR black livery.


I was going to mention something along these lines myself but i already have a fatwah imposed on me by an Ayatollah of the GWR Taliban :triniti:
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#66 steve1

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 18:38

I can remember a member of the Lima Collector's Club getting het-up about a friend of mine super-detailing (as it used to be known) a Limited Edition diesel on a demo stand some years ago.

When this chap was banging on about how wrong it was and how much money it was worth, Alan said "Well, yours is worth more isn't it as there's one less now." Alan then crossed out the number on his LE certificate and wrote in 001.

Collector bloke left at this point...

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#67 Boris

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 18:40

Breaking wind in a lift at a model railway show is guaranteed to make you unpopular.
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 19:01

Finding a layout that's been featured in detail in a magazine, learning what's been written as well as you can then asking questions about the layout that could have been answered by reading tha mag. Then when you've exhausted the exhibitor telling them that you read all about it in the mag ......
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 19:04

I can remember a member of the Lima Collector's Club getting het-up about a friend of mine super-detailing (as it used to be known) a Limited Edition diesel on a demo stand some years ago.

When this chap was banging on about how wrong it was and how much money it was worth, Alan said "Well, yours is worth more isn't it as there's one less now." Alan then crossed out the number on his LE certificate and wrote in 001.

Collector bloke left at this point...

steve


I had one not that long back, chopping up APT cars to make intermediate articulated vehicles. Chap comes up and says to me "If you knew what that was worth you wouldn't be cutting it up". Well being as I'd paid for it I knew exactly what it was worth, and I was... I now own a 14 car APT formation, and have destroyed 4 APT sets to get it. :no:

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 19:11

Bob Symes did that about 40 years ago. Have a look for his class 47 on Youtube.

Live diesel locos are also available on ebay:
http://www.ebay.co.u...=item19cdfa726e
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 19:13

BTW a P4 Thomas has been done IIRC at one of the Scalefora.

As has a Scaleseven Ivor the Engine! I've got some pictures to prove it, I'll just have to see if I can download them from my phone.

#72 steve1

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 19:18

Finding a layout that's been featured in detail in a magazine, learning what's been written as well as you can then asking questions about the layout that could have been answered by reading tha mag. Then when you've exhausted the exhibitor telling them that you read all about it in the mag ......


Someone's already done that to me in the past...

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 19:59

Have an oval a track with tunnels entering and exiting the layout, have a tape playing of a model train running along the track, but don't take any stock with you.

See how long people wait for the train.

Tom

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#74 Catkins

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 20:14

Have an oval a track with tunnels entering and exiting the layout, have a tape playing of a model train running along the track, but don't take any stock with you.

See how long people wait for the train.

Tom


You could always just take the layout, no stock, and then sit behind it "looking" for a fault on the electrics.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 20:28

We have live steam in most scales -

How about live diesel? :D


I think the Germans did that but it self destructed at the start.

James May program a year or so ago.

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