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Stephenwolsten

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  1. Great set of pictures. Thanks for posting.
  2. Good to see you at Kettering and to catch up on things.
  3. Yes, the Kettering Show is definitely happening. And the assumption is that the Doncaster and Stafford (Guildex) shows will happen this year too.
  4. Welcome to 0 Gauge! The GOG Kettering Show could be a useful introduction to what is available in 7mm: https://www.gaugeoguild.com/events/guild_shows.aspx?id=4
  5. Copied from AFRPS Facebook page: We have another Pacer night tour ! The 5th of February 2022 at 18:00 will be the last pacer night tour of the season. We hope you'll join us on this rare chance to see the steelworks at night When the steelworks becomes a very different place. Riding in our preserved pacer 144017 The next night tours will not be held until the end of 2022 . So don't miss out Please book your places on our website under the night tours tab
  6. Entry by advance ticket only. 21 traders. Details and booking here: https://wiltshire7mmshow.com
  7. I am a 7mm modeller and GOG member. I am writing in a wholly personal capacity. I have been greatly disappointed about the cancellation of some 7mm events and have been using forums to publish links to factual information about Covid and how the national events industry is protecting people at major shows (non railway). I hope to boost modellers confidence so that traders and exhibition managers have the confidence to restart shows, knowing that there is a pent up demand and that society needs to find ways to cope with a health issue that is not going to go away. I can see benefits in attempting to quantify any changes in attendance, rather than rely on hearsay and subjective comments like "attendance was down a bit on Sunday". Such information would need a lot of caveats about interpretation. But it could help other clubs and Societies as they grapple with the problem of whether to risk making a loss or have a show cancelled. I would share the information on this Forum and 7mm ones. The information I am seeking would ideally be expressed as a percentage change in attendance compared with pre-covid. Financial information would be no use and is not sought.. I would be happy if anyone more well known took on the job of collating such information. I am puzzled if such information is regarded as secret or commercially confidential. I am doing this to help others but am not going to burst a gut if cooperation is not forthcoming.
  8. 7mm modelling has been poorly served with accurate 1:43 road vehicles, especially commercial ones. For too long layouts have had to rely mainly on 1:50 scale models designed for other markets. The position deteriorated when the Classic Commercials range went off the market. Fortunately D J Parkins have recently purchased the tooling and sole manufacturing rights to this superb range of 0 gauge road vehicle kits. These include many lorries, trucks and pick-ups, cranes, excavators and agricultural subjects plus period garage items etc. Also in the range is the classic BR Scammell Scarab mechanical horse which will be completely overhauled and released with at least four trailer options. Road vehicles are not prominent in pictures of Liverpool's East Princes Dock area. However I wanted at least one typical lorry on my diorama and immediately bought the Classic Commercials kit of an AEC Monarch flat-bed truck. The bottom picture shows an example of the vehicle (photo courtesy of Ronnie Cameron). The top picture shows a nearly completed model built and photographed by Heather Kavanagh (photo courtesy of Heather's Flickr site).
  9. It's good to see long trains and smooth running like this. I want a building like that too!
  10. I am interested in collating information from recent shows about attendance, compared with pre-Covid years. The aim would be to help inform other clubs about what to expect or plan for when reaching decisions. Can you quantify anything from the Liverpool Show please e.g. the percentage change in attendance compared with the last equivalent show? Thanks in anticipation. Stephen Wolstenholme
  11. I am interested in collating information from recent shows about attendance, compared with pre-Covid years. The aim would be to help inform other clubs about what to expect or plan for when reaching decisions. Can you quantify anything from the Christchurch Show please e.g. the percentage change in attendance compared with the last equivalent show? Thanks in anticipation. Stephen Wolstenholme
  12. I am interested in collating information from recent shows about attendance, compared with pre-Covid years. The aim would be to help inform other clubs about what to expect or plan for when reaching decisions. Can you quantify anything from the K in A Show please e.g. the percentage change in attendance compared with the last equivalent show? Thanks in anticipation. Stephen Wolstenholme
  13. I am interested in collating information from recent shows about attendance, compared with pre-Covid years. The aim would be to help inform other clubs about what to expect or plan for when reaching decisions. Can you quantify anything from the Caistor Show please e.g. the percentage change in attendance compared with the last equivalent show? Thanks in anticipation. Stephen Wolstenholme
  14. I am interested in collating information from recent shows about attendance, compared with pre-Covid years. The aim would be to help inform other clubs about what to expect or plan for when reaching decisions. Can you quantify anything from the Folkstone Show please e.g. the percentage change in attendance compared with the last equivalent show? Thanks in anticipation. Stephen Wolstenholme
  15. I am interested in collating information from recent shows about attendance, compared with pre-Covid years. The aim would be to help inform other clubs about what to expect or plan for when reaching decisions. Can you quantify anything from the Warrington Show please e.g. the percentage change in attendance compared with the last equivalent show? Thanks in anticipation. Stephen Wolstenholme
  16. I am interested in collating information from recent shows about attendance, compared with pre-Covid years. The aim would be to help inform other clubs about what to expect or plan for when reaching decisions. Can you quantify anything from the Farnham Show please e.g. the percentage change in attendance compared with the last equivalent show? Thanks in anticipation. Stephen Wolstenholme
  17. I am interested in collating information from recent shows about attendance, compared with pre-Covid years. The aim would be to help inform other clubs about what to expect or plan for when reaching decisions. Can you quantify anything from the Darlington Show please e.g. the percentage change in attendance compared with the last equivalent show? Thanks in anticipation. Stephen Wolstenholme
  18. I am interested in collating information from recent shows about attendance, compared with pre-Covid years. The aim would be to help inform other clubs about what to expect or plan for when reaching decisions. Can you quantify anything from the Beckenham Show please e.g. the percentage change in attendance compared with the last equivalent show? Thanks in anticipation. Stephen Wolstenholme
  19. I am interested in collating information from recent shows about attendance, compared with pre-Covid years. The aim would be to help inform other clubs about what to expect or plan for when reaching decisions. Can you quantify anything from the Uckfield Show please e.g. the percentage change in attendance compared with the last equivalent show? Thanks in anticipation. Stephen Wolstenholme
  20. I am interested in collating information from recent shows about attendance, compared with pre-Covid years. The aim would be to help inform other clubs about what to expect or plan for when reaching decisions. Can you quantify anything from the Leeds Show please e.g. the percentage change in attendance compared with the last equivalent show? Thanks in anticipation. Stephen Wolstenholme
  21. I am hoping to collate information about the attendance at shows held this year, compared with attendance at the equivalent event last year. Obviously a lot of factors affect attendance including weather, competing events - not just Covid. But it might help exhibition managers and committees if there was some rough indication of attendance levels, to help decision making, estimation of break even points, admission charges etc. How could such information be collected on a common basis please, and does any of it exist already with recent shows eg Uckfield, Leeds etc.? Thanks for any advice or information. Stephen Wolstenholme
  22. Good to see more work by Richard Ellis in this edition - in a larger scale this time (wagon building).
  23. Please note this re:insurance scheme: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-backed-insurance-scheme-to-give-boost-to-events-industry
  24. Please note this source of grants for extra expenses: https://www.visitbritain.org/visitbritain-launches-new-domestic-support-fund-kick-start-return-business-events-uk
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