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  1. Not happening until tomorrow Peter! Mal
  2. Will be traveling up as second man with Paul Windle and his layout, Moorton Bottom Yard. Mal
  3. Who is volunteering to bring the volume control?
  4. The "Stealth Bomber" had a successful test flight in the club room last night with just a couple of very minor repairs to finish. So, ready to fly south in 10 days time. Looking forward to the Show - quite a number of years since I've visited Chatham. Mal
  5. The system was partly used on Crumley and Little Wickhill as the track plan was modified and re-aligned several times during construction to ensure the scenic hillsides and valley looked "right" from both ends of the layout. Mal
  6. BigMal

    York 2014

    Check shirts ironed, stewards' rota at the ready - don't get them mixed up
  7. BigMal

    York 2014

    Microsoft support for Windows XP may have finished today but there is still time to get your advanced tickets for York. Save money, avoid the ticket queues and obtain access from 9.45am if you wish (15min. before the main doors open) The advance ticket office will be open for another 48 hours. See the website for details. http://www.yorkshow.org.uk/advance.htm
  8. Show equipment extracted from the depths of the club rooms last night. All we have to do now is move it to Costello Stadium and erect everything - groan!!! At least it's not raining. Mal
  9. Sounds about right for a local paper. Are you all "chuffed, steamed up and making tracks to" as well?
  10. Yes, I get a lot of that in York as well. Mal
  11. "Stealth Bomber" now all checked out and ready to fly south next Friday. Looking forward to the weekend. Mal
  12. That square at No. 30 should be a triangle in Stealth Bomber black
  13. BigMal

    York MRS 2013

    Now confirmed - Regular bus service No. 197 from the Railway Station to the Racecourse will be running all 3 days. Mal
  14. No direct experience, but, apparently space in Hong Kong is VERY expensive. If you have the space to "waste" on a model railway you are probably well heeled. Mal
  15. Bramblewick will be appearing this Easter at the York Model Railway Show, presented by Tom's family and friends as a tribute to him. This could be the last time the layout will be seen in public. Mal
  16. Firstly a big Thank You to the N & P members for an excellent weekend. The Crumley & Little Wickhill crew thoroughly enjoyed themselves despite the snow (it took us 20 mins. to get the van out of the hotel car park on Saturday morning!). Excellent food and hospitality as usual. I have to agree with previous posts about St. Marnock's sound. Even operating in the "Stealth Bomber's" cockpit at the far end of the hall I found the noise intrusive. I have seen St. Marnock on a number of other occasions with sound at much lower and more realistic levels. So why the excessive levels last weekend? Mal
  17. Barrowfleet is now on its 21st Anniversary tour, first appearing in Hull in November 1991. Kerry Bridge, the 7mm scale NG layout based on the Tralee & Dingle was around in the 1980s, but lasted until 1994. You would not have seen them both together at one Show because they use the same operating teams, but might have seen them in Hull on consecutive years. Mal
  18. Bump. "Stealth Bomber" all checked over and working OK, ready to "fly" south on Friday - London circular runway permitting! Mal
  19. BigMal

    York MRS 2013

    Well I think we managed a first last Easter with a marriage proposal from a future wife at the Show in front of one of the layouts. Mal
  20. BigMal

    York MRS 2013

    A great shock to hear the news, which I have only just picked up after a weekend away. Joe was a real gent who will be sadly missed. My condolences to all Joe's family. In reply to PLD, I believe the only "original" now left from 50 years ago is Dick Dring (steward rostering officer). Malcolm Scrimshaw (Show Manager)
  21. That should be Moorton Bottom Yard - no "w" Thanks Mal
  22. I have been reading the comments on here and would like to clarify some of the issues raised. Postcodes on the advertising materials. This was an omission of which I am aware and will be corrected next year. However we do spend a considerable sum of money using a professional organisation to place roadsigns at strategic locations. "Modern" image layouts. Mike Cook was well known for liking British steam outline layouts in preference to anything diesel or electric and his Shows reflected this interest. I hope to be able to include more diesel/electric/foreign style layouts in future Shows. Access to the mezzanine floors. There is a special lift , set slightly apart from the main lifts, to enable people with mobility problems to access the mezzanine floors without having to navigate stairs. A request to any Show Official or steward would have enabled persons to make use of this lift. Disabled parking. Show officials try their best to provide as much disabled parking as possible near to the main entrance of the building within the "courtyard" area. Once this full (as defined by the Racecourse Officials, with health and safety requirements in mind) parking is only available in the road and parking areas on "fields". Show officials have no jurisdiction over reserved parking around these latter two areas. Trade. The Show has always attempted to keep a balanced trade presence, whilst concentrating on the smaller specialist traders, who often cannot afford to attend some of the other large events. I hope this explains the problems raised on this site. I am encouraged by the large number of positive comments on here, which gives the Show Team and myself confidence to move forward with next year's York Show, despite the loss of our long time leader. Malcolm Scrimshaw (Acting Show Manager)
  23. Just 169 hours to go Some late news. Unfortunately Lychett Manor Models trading as N Gauge Lines and Gem/Fleetline will not be attending due to health problems.
  24. I trust it will be finished for York at Easter then, or certain well known person, who is unfortunately no longer with us, will be most displeased Mal
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