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  1. One last minute change. Due to illness "Braynerts Sidings" will now not be appearing at the show. In its place we have the excellent "Manston Brewery" created by Rob Milliken and operated by Bevis Heap. Pete
  2. Only a week to go until the 4th DEFine Modellers Day opens for business. See the DEFine blog for the full line up https://definemodellers.wordpress.com/ New for this year, we will also be having a DEFine members “Pre-Loved Items” table with some stock and books etc for sale on the day. We hope you can join us.
  3. Thanks to everyone for their responses and advice. I contacted Jon via his eBay ID and he got back to me, my email had gone to his junk folder! Cheers Pete
  4. Does anyone have a source for foam inserts that fit inside 4L Really Useful Boxes (except for Ten Commandments), suitable for 4 mm scale stock ? I got some before for the larger boxes from JB2mmWorld but he doesn't seem to be answering emails so may not do them now. I know other methods of stock storage are available so would like to keep this on-topic. Thanks Pete
  5. DEFine are pleased to announce that we will be holding our fourth DEFine Modellers Day on Saturday the 11th of January 2020. The venue is as previous years, Risley Village Hall, Risley, Derbyshire, DE72 3SU (beside the church). Planning is well underway for the event and the line up of attendees so far is as follows. Layouts Braynerts Sidings P4 Paul Gittins Underhill Road P4 Dave Roome Longcarse West P4 Terry / Simon Bendall Oldshaw EM Guy Molyneux, Mike Hale, Tom Harwin Weedram Distillery OO Alex Hall Tudwick Road O Dave Tailby Demonstrations On My Workbench Robert Austin On My Workbench Rob Griffiths Weathering 4mm Stock Roger Manton On My Workbench Bill & Nick Wilson As with our previous events, there will be no traders present. There is lots of parking and refreshments will be available on the day. Doors open at 10am and close at 4pm. The venue can be reached within 5 mins off J25 of the M1. Take exit (Bostocks Lane) heading for Risley and then left at the lights on to A5010. The Village Hall will be signposted about half a mile along on the right hand side. Admission is only £4 as this is a not for profit event. We will keep the blog updated with any more news and reminders nearer the date. This looks like it could be another interesting show so we hope you can come along and enjoy the day. Pictures and coverage of previous events can be found in the blog archive https://definemodellers.wordpress.com/ Thanks The DEFine Team
  6. FYI our DEFine blog is now updated with a review of the event and some pictures if you are interested https://definemodellers.wordpress.com/ Pete
  7. If you missed out event yesterday, check out this video Thanks to to all the RMWeb members who attended our DEFine Modellers Day yesterday and helped to make it a success. I think we had some great layouts as the video shows and the atmosphere was in keeping with previous years of being very informal and relaxed. Many people turned up at or just after opening at 10am and stayed for the whole day which must mean they were enjoying the show. The organising team also had a great day and we appreciate the support we got from the exhibitors who gave up their time to entertain our guests. There were a few sore throats at the end of the day, either from the amount of chatting that was done or the amount of tea and coffee that was drunk. Our social zone in the centre of the hall with free mags to take away always seemed busy with people chatting and at one point all the seats were full! Given we covered our costs for the day (we don't run it for profit) we will be considering DEFine Modellers Day 4 for 2020, as we have already had expressions of interest from exhibitors wanting to attend. Thanks again The DEFine Team
  8. FINAL BUMP FOR OUR EVENT NEXT WEEKEND (see previous posts) WE HOPE AS MANY OF YOU AS POSSIBLE CAN JOIN US FOR A DAY OF LOOKING AT MODELLING AND CHATTING ABOUT MODELLING. Pete
  9. I think he's applying PVA like everyone else. Pete
  10. DEFine are pleased to announce that we will be holding our third DEFine Modellers Day on Saturday the 12th of January 2019. The venue is as previous years, Risley Village Hall, Risley, Derbyshire, DE72 3SU (beside the church). Planning is well underway for the event and the line up of attendees so far is as follows. Layouts Sutton St-Annes (2mm) Ashton Street (OO) Brunswick Yard (P4) CCaradon Junction (OO) Minories (P4) Shelfie 2 (OO) Demonstrations On-Track Plant – Alex Hall Working on wagons – Phil Eames Weathering stock – Dave Roome Stock display for Glasgow Queen St in EM – Andy Clayton Building a “plank” – Mike Whitchurch As in previous events, there will be no traders present. There is lots of parking and refreshments will be available on the day. Doors open at 10am and close at 4pm. The venue can be reached within 5 mins off J25 of the M1. Take exit (Bostocks Lane) heading for Risley and then left at the lights on to A5010. The Village Hall will be signposted about half a mile along on the right hand side. We are also pleased to announce that admission is being maintained at only £3 as this is a not for profit event. We will keep the blog updated with any more news and reminders nearer the date. This looks like it could be our biggest show yet so we hope you can come along and enjoy the day. Pictures and coverage of previous events can be found in the blog archive. https://definemodellers.wordpress.com/ Thanks The DEFine Team
  11. Now that Exactoscale have taken the range back "in-house" things look promising for those of us who model our own track in P4. There is also the excellent range of Colin Craig flat-bottom track components and kits. Colin was at DEMU Showcase both days this weekend but not as a trader, he spent most of his time sharing his extensive knowledge of trackwork. On another point, I spoke with two traders in particular over the weekend who didn't expect to make a lot of money out of the event, but they just liked being there and wanted to be seen to be supporting D&E. The attraction of the wide range of real ale pubs and curry houses in Burton was also an attraction underlining the social aspects of this event. Pete
  12. This weekend I was working on a trade stand opposite C&L and they looked like they were doing well, especially on the Saturday as you would expect. DEMU covers the era 1955-Present Day so there are plenty opportunities for bullhead opperation. Many yards and stabling points still have bullhead in place. Pete
  13. Stephen, I have been reading the posts you have put up on this thread and cant help thinking that you must be commenting from a position of ignorance as to who builds their own track and what shows like DEMU Showcase are about. A significant number of D&E modellers that I know of are also members of the S4 society or the EMGS, sometimes both. These guys (me included) have chosen to build more authentic track work and model in a gauge that is more representative of the real thing. The numbers I am sure are rising and it is great to know that Exactoscale will once more be standing on its own again, and that C&L have continued to trade. We also have the excellent Colin Craig kits and details to call on for flat bottomed work. There will always be a place for PECO ( and their latest products on finer looking points are an improvement), but there are many of us out there that are modellers of track and modifiers of stock. On the subject of DEMU Showcase, I organised that for 4 years and one of the rules we had (which I believe is still alive), is that we keep trader rents to a minimum in order to attract the smaller guys who often produce the parts that real modelllers want. In some cases we waived the rent in order to give them a leg-up and make the show more attractive to attendees, whilst at the same time keeping entry fees as low as possible. Showcase is not a cash-cow for DEMU or any trader that attends and that is recognised. What it is is the most significant event in the calendar for D&E Modellers and the trade to come together and look at whats new, discuss future projects and bounce ideas around in a friendly and informal atmosphere. Nobody expects to make a killing out of it. I hope you can manage along this weekend and see what I mean. Pete
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