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Title: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Klunk on April 16, 2015, 11:14:11 PM
Just thought I would get in early!!!

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Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: html on April 17, 2015, 08:33:21 PM
Blimey this is early, we have not got wet or lost a gazebo in 2015 yet

Brian
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Bill D203 on April 17, 2015, 08:42:21 PM
Just thought I would get in early!!!

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What are you like?????

Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on April 17, 2015, 08:51:02 PM
Optimistic! !@ :D  ;D  %%
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: big_bri on April 17, 2015, 11:16:31 PM
Needless to say, you can count on the Scots lads  %) O0
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 17, 2015, 11:32:08 PM
Blimey this is early, we have not got wet or lost a gazebo in 2015 yet

Brian

            {-)   {-)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on May 03, 2015, 04:41:21 PM
Count me in ! 😗
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on May 26, 2015, 04:55:53 PM
Is it time for the next wikki the 10th anniversary
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Inertia on May 26, 2015, 05:05:24 PM
Is it time for the next wikki the 10th anniversary
Really?? 10 years? Strewth - I was still in full-time employment in May 2006!
DM
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: GAZOU on May 26, 2015, 05:17:24 PM
 :-))

Already know you dates  ?
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 26, 2015, 05:57:56 PM
 
Probably May 28, 29
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Neil on May 26, 2015, 06:26:36 PM
Martin.............is there anything nearby in the way of high street shops that 17 and 19 year old girls could spend their time for two days, they don't drink smoke or club it but like to shop, and what is the hotel situation like around those parts.

neil.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on May 27, 2015, 12:48:27 AM
A couple of travel lodges. But I'm sure someone from the wicksteed  club could find some b and b places locally or you could camp! That way you come to the bbq
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Guy Bagley on May 27, 2015, 01:43:58 PM
will it clash with beale 2016 too ?
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on May 27, 2015, 01:52:10 PM
That's up to them. Mayhem is set in stone in the date.
and where were you young man
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Stavros on May 27, 2015, 02:11:03 PM
Guy was out camping with the family at White Mark Farm  ;)
 
 
Dave
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 27, 2015, 02:31:12 PM
will it clash with beale 2016 too ?

No comment!   :-X
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Neil on May 27, 2015, 05:22:53 PM
A couple of travel lodges. But I'm sure someone from the wicksteed  club could find some b and b places locally or you could camp! That way you come to the bbq

thanks for that Klunk.....will look into it for next year......sadly camping and I are no longer compatible due to my back and arthritis.........but will look into b & b ........just got to look around for something for the girls to do for two days, lol
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 27, 2015, 05:41:20 PM
 
Bed & Breakfast - Yell

http://www.yell.com/ucs/UcsSearchAction.do?keywords=bed+%26+breakfast&location=kettering&view=map&scrambleSeed=2129814897
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on May 27, 2015, 06:05:15 PM
thanks for that Klunk.....will look into it for next year......sadly camping and I are no longer compatible due to my back and arthritis.........but will look into b & b ........just got to look around for something for the girls to do for two days, lol

Hmm there's a death slide in the park!
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Post by: me3 on May 27, 2015, 09:02:43 PM
Sorry if this has been asked before but are Petrol boats allowed on then lake at Wicksteed?
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 27, 2015, 09:19:29 PM

Yes:   :-)

1. Phil or Bill need to give it the once over (for 'elf & safety) first.
2. It's not fast.
3. If it is a 'fast boat', slow "demo" runs are permitted under rule 1.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: me3 on May 27, 2015, 09:35:59 PM
ah okay then - best leave my latest project at home then   ok2

Thanks
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Post by: ian-mccaffrey on May 27, 2015, 09:39:45 PM
martin . i think maybe there should be a time slot for fast boats and only one or 2 on the water at a time following a course ... the point being . they are still model boats maybe 20 mins each day or something .....
 maybe something to think about for the future ! ... personally id love to see some fast boats have a go at a course or something .. and i dont even like them lol
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Bill D203 on May 27, 2015, 09:43:14 PM
Sorry if this has been asked before but are Petrol boats allowed on then lake at Wicksteed?


Hello.
Whats inside it ? If its petrol then a fail safe that cuts the HT off would be good. A fail safe to fully closed position check will always be carried out.
Having said all that there is next to no room on the lake with all the stuff on it so you just cannot open up any high speed boat this includes Fast lecy boats.
I did take my Makara Zen powerd boat out for a demo run on the lake but even me being a  Ex OMRA / BMPRS racer found it hard work to keep it going.
Still it would be good to see your boat doing some SLOW runs during the weekend So YES why not.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: me3 on May 27, 2015, 09:51:23 PM
Alrighty!
Good idea Ian! Bill - It has an RCMK K600S with a gearbox splitting it to twin props  :-) It has a killer Bee fail safe in it. Ah okay - I haven't seen the lake. I was going to go this year but somehow I missed that it was on!? Yeah I would bring it next year if it would be of interest.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: GAZOU on May 27, 2015, 09:55:56 PM
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just got to look around for something for the girls to do for two days, lol
Why is that?

At our home the women cook, make warm the water for the coffee, do the dishes and in the evening in  the bed.......... they sleep well


 >>:-( <*< <:(
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Bill D203 on May 27, 2015, 10:07:31 PM
Take a look at these. My bit starts around the 3 min time with my boat and the next link will be the on board cam.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgzbhHiNqBs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgzbhHiNqBs)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cf0qyMmU_9s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cf0qyMmU_9s)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shEgznYUvOg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shEgznYUvOg)




And this is what I did with a Zen powered Hydro at the Mayhem meet in Llanberis North wales a few years ago. I think its was doing around 50 MPH Its hard to see but the boat was about 5ft long, Now that was FUN FUN FUN !


One more of my makara at Llanberis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sErtlEv-LU
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: mrlownotes on May 28, 2015, 12:38:36 PM
Sorry if this has been asked before but are Petrol boats allowed on then lake at Wicksteed?
Just to clarify. IC boats are NOT normally allowed on the lake at Wicksteed.

Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 28, 2015, 12:53:20 PM
 
OK... Steve? Nick? Chuffy?
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on May 28, 2015, 01:17:55 PM
Just to clarify. IC boats are NOT normally allowed on the lake at Wicksteed.
Would we be able to get an exemption just for that one weekend of the year ?
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: raflaunches on May 28, 2015, 01:49:43 PM
Right just to clarify

Under normal circumstances WPMBC doesn't allow I/C powered boats on the lake, however, the Mayhem weekend risk assessment does include a section covering the use of said boats for a limited time and speed on the water. As long as they don't exceed 15mph on the water and have a kill switch, which is accepted by BillD203 or Steamboatphil then you can use it when we've cleared the lake of other model boat sailors. They usually stay on for about 20 minutes and this usually repeated two or three times a day.
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Post by: mrlownotes on May 28, 2015, 01:57:10 PM
Thanks Nick.
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Post by: mrlownotes on May 28, 2015, 02:05:29 PM

OK... Steve? Nick? Chuffy?


Sorry Martin, my foot slipped !.......Sorted by quick Nick........Alan. (Skeleton Crew)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 28, 2015, 03:21:35 PM
 
No problem... get the beers in!    :kiss:
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on May 28, 2015, 05:45:11 PM
How about a group build for the 10th anniversary?
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on May 28, 2015, 05:51:16 PM
Simple rules.
40 inch and under
any type of power
must be built with Mayhem in mind. Ie a boat with a gazebo on top etc
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: gingyer on May 28, 2015, 05:53:50 PM
If you stayed on Sunday night you could of been with us talking about this
Over a few drinks.....
Battle springers!!! Think robot wars
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on May 28, 2015, 05:59:50 PM
Did ian come up with that idea?
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on May 28, 2015, 06:01:29 PM
I have a set of rules for demolition boats that I could amend for springers.  Just build rules to make it fun.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: gingyer on May 28, 2015, 06:30:17 PM
I have a set of rules for demolition boats that I could amend for springers.  Just build rules to make it fun.
Fun, FUN! This is war mate!
Were looking at spinning saw blades, flame throwers, the works here  %% %%
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on May 28, 2015, 06:38:56 PM
We had ramming prows
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: gingyer on May 28, 2015, 06:42:04 PM
We had ramming prows

Too tame!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on May 28, 2015, 07:00:14 PM
Ok with percussion caps added

P's you saw what happened to Ians springer when the turret moved!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on May 28, 2015, 07:32:07 PM
Lol.  That was my idea. 
I'm well up for springer wars.   
Although.  Bear in mind. That I now have all my explosives back
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on June 10, 2015, 07:52:45 PM
well 10th anniversary it is in 2016
SAME WEEKEND AS THE LAST 9 YEARS!
28-29 MAY 2016
BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: big_bri on June 10, 2015, 11:17:48 PM
Battle Springers.
If I remember correctly, we discussed some very basic suggestions

1. Standardised size for springer  O0
2. Made of balsa only (easily destroyed)   <:(
3. Anything goes except ready made power tools (you need to invent something really diabolical)  %%
4. Last springer sailing in more or less one piece is deemed the winner. :-))

This could be fun {-)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: tigertiger on June 11, 2015, 02:19:53 AM
Springer wars sounds like fun.

Might be worth having a weight limit as well, just like robot wars.
It is worth someone doing a quick tutorial on how to enclose all the electrics in a butty box, or otherwise waterproof them, to save them.
Will you allow flame throwers, blow torches? It may be an advantage so strong that it becomes the only real weapon of choice, and thus defeats the fun.


An alternative, if some think Springer Wars too destructive, labour lost etc.
Springer jousting. Just need to knock the superstructure off of the opponent. With a standard for size and fixing of superstructure (or not fixed down) and standard for lance. Superstructure can have a uniform shape but then be painted however.
Just a thought.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: TugCowboy on June 11, 2015, 08:33:41 AM
Jousting sounds fun.

I'd be up for full on battle springers but after giving it a few hours thought some of the truly dangerous ideas I've come up with I can see it getting rather out of hand given another 11 months to work on them!  <*<
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: gingyer on June 11, 2015, 09:12:38 AM
I'd be up for full on battle springers but after giving it a few hours thought some of the truly dangerous ideas I've come up with I can see it getting rather out of hand given another 11 months to work on them!  <*<


I have read your post and fail to see the problem  {:-{ {:-{ {:-{
It's model boat mayhem!! And you should see the things that I have came up with for it %) %)


1 thing is banned would have to be live ammunition.....
Not because it's dangerous I can get some "good" stuff but Nick may get some cannon rounds going spare from the Tornados  <:( <:(
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: tigertiger on June 11, 2015, 10:56:20 AM
The other thing with jousting is that people who already have built a springer, only need to change the super structure for the event. There is no need to build a special sinkable/destroyable model.
You only need to change back to play springer football.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on June 11, 2015, 10:57:10 AM

I have read your post and fail to see the problem  {:-{ {:-{ {:-{
It's model boat mayhem!! And you should see the things that I have came up with for it %) %)


1 thing is banned would have to be live ammunition.....
Not because it's dangerous I can get some "good" stuff but Nick may get some cannon rounds going spare from the Tornados  <:( <:(
I also. Now have all my explosives back after having them confiscated by the police lol
But to make it fair
I think we should go along the lines of robot wars. No explosives. 
I'm well up for doing this.  But as big bri said. There should be a standard set of rules to follow regarding the build of the tug it's self.  Not the weapons used
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on June 11, 2015, 10:59:31 AM
The other thing with jousting is that people who already have built a springer, only need to change the super structure for the event. There is no need to build a special sinkable/destroyable model.
You only need to change back to play springer football.
Personally I think there should be a rule stating that you MUST build a destroyable  tug made from balsa wood
I don't know if you seen my springer at wicksteed. But you could run over it with a car and it wouldnt break as it is so strong
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on June 11, 2015, 12:57:14 PM
Working on 3 sets of rules
1 jousting rules
2 springer wars
3 springer football

Once approved by the steering g committee  ie Martin I will post them
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Bob K on June 11, 2015, 01:16:51 PM
I am getting really concerned about all this destructive stuff.  I hope the rest of us get warning time to pull our scale ships out before that starts.  A bit like the high speed huge lifeboat a couple of years ago, swamped us all with its six inch high wash.

I am quite capable of building a boat to sink realistically without having it sunk by others.   :embarrassed:
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: gingyer on June 11, 2015, 02:11:54 PM
Working onsets of rules
2 springer wars


No projectiles everything else goes!


Now how to fit that chainsaw on a turntable and those Bunsen burners to the springer....... %% %%
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: gingyer on June 11, 2015, 02:12:39 PM
I am getting really concerned about all this destructive stuff.  I hope the rest of us get warning time to pull our scale ships out before that starts.  A bit like the high speed huge lifeboat a couple of years ago, swamped us all with its six inch high wash.

I am quite capable of building a boat to sink realistically without having it sunk by others.   :embarrassed:


Of course we would give out a warning, I think....... {-)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Danny on June 11, 2015, 02:37:18 PM
A warning on the lines of -
"Would Mr Klunk please bring the net to the centre of the lake immediately!"


 {-) {-)


I like the idea of balsa Springers!  How many layers of fibreglass matting are we allowed to put on the inside?  %) %)

Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 11, 2015, 04:47:00 PM
I hope the rest of us get warning time to pull our scale ships out before that starts. 

Don't you build  warships Bob?!?!!!  :kiss:
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on June 11, 2015, 05:25:44 PM
Children children.  There will be no projectiles or explosives allowed in springer wars. There are build rules. Simple ones. And one weapon per boat.  Last man standing is normally down to the most shock proof and reliable electronic set up. We done it our club a couple of years back. It's very hard to hit another boat let alone a killing blow. The winner was the boat that was still going after 15 minutes! Yes my motor blew up up as well. Put a 12v battery in it with a 6V motor! Doh. Mjnd you it went very fast till the smoke came
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: gingyer on June 11, 2015, 06:09:28 PM
klunk, you never got the memo....

Standard springer design Balsa hull,
No projectiles
Weapons YES as much as you can fit on a springer !!!!

Winner is the last one floating
And both the Geneva and Hague conventions do not apply in springer wars!
 
 for bob k a 10 minute warning so he and others can run to a safe place
To watch the carnage

Prior to sailing bets shall be taken on the winner at the Scottish stand
Prize money goes on more beer  ;)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 11, 2015, 06:35:11 PM
 
What about a frame and an 8" x 8" square of paper on the transom.

Springer with least holes after the bought wins!
Put it on the front, voilà, jousting!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on June 11, 2015, 06:47:37 PM
klunk, you never got the memo....

Standard springer design Balsa hull,
No projectiles
Weapons YES as much as you can fit on a springer !!!!

Winner is the last one floating
And both the Geneva and Hague conventions do not apply in springer wars!
 
 for bob k a 10 minute warning so he and others can run to a safe place
To watch the carnage

Prior to sailing bets shall be taken on the winner at the Scottish stand
Prize money goes on more beer  ;)






hmmm i have some 40mm thick balse think I win.
there will be build rules.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: U-33 on June 26, 2015, 01:20:08 PM
Three certain "gentlemen" ( %)  ) who were present at the Mayhem bash sent me a small momento of the event...(those of you who frequent Facebook will understand this instantly)...thanks to Ian Mccaffrey, Darren Carter and Martin Kinghoward for their kindness and their generosity. Their gift now hangs over my toilet door as a lasting momento...it seemed to be an appropriate place to display it. ;D

I shall never forget you, my dear friends...my revenge will be swift and savage. <*<
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on June 26, 2015, 07:03:42 PM
 :Py
Three certain "gentlemen" ( %)  ) who were present at the Mayhem bash sent me a small momento of the event...(those of you who frequent Facebook will understand this instantly)...thanks to Ian Mccaffrey, Darren Carter and Martin Kinghoward for their kindness and their generosity. Their gift now hangs over my toilet door as a lasting momento...it seemed to be an appropriate place to display it. ;D


I shall never forget you, my dear friends...my revenge will be swift and savage.  <*<
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: baloo on June 27, 2015, 07:23:06 AM
I will never forgot you either,as your always happy and game for a laugh.Martins fault ask Darren,Ian fault ask Darren,Darren fault he will say I was on the phone to Amber ?
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: tigertiger on June 27, 2015, 09:40:57 AM





hmmm i have some 40mm thick balse think I win.
there will be build rules.




I was thinking the same about rules, and thick balsa.


Perhaps one needs to think about a practical design spec, then build one to see if the engineering works out. If it was all balsa there is a possibility that a strong motor would just rip a chunk out of the floor.
Possible solution, but it would need to be tested. If the bow, stern, and bottom are made of the usually ply, it should be strong enough not to collapse under its own weight. If the sides of the hull are balsa, then that would be the point to attack, and defend in your own boat. Perhaps specify 2mm ply. I also seem to remember that balsa usually comes in 50mm wide boards. That itself poses construction limitations.


In addition to no projectiles, or explosives, I would also consider no fires. Wicksteed management may have an objection to that on environmental grounds (polluting the water), and safety (combustibles in an area open to the public). If the latter is raised as a safety concern it could affect the future use of steam. I know it sounds dumb, but we have all seen incidences of the like in the hobby.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Danny on June 27, 2015, 10:04:50 PM

The idea is to have a reasonable amount of carnage and fun without losing money with sunken boats.  I therefore suggest another alternative.
As the springer would contain the usual motor, battery, esc and rx, all of which are not only valuable but highly allergic to being drowned, that the hull up to and including the deck coamings are made from standard thickness ply.
The deck opening could even be sealed with some sort of plastic sheet.
This would give a strong, durable base to carry the main purpose of the exercise - the weapon(s) and a destructible superstructure!
The superstructure would be made of light balsa and the purpose of the competition would be to destroy this superstructure - NOT sink the whole boat!
The weapon would need to be designed to smash the top without wasting power beating against the tougher hull.  You would still get the carnage without the loss of electrics and radio gear.
The winner would be the last one with the most intact top.


The same hull could also be used for jousting by changing the superstructure to a "lance" and hinged "target" (ie army type shooting target) which would remain upright until struck by the opposition "lance" when it would fall backwards.  Both opponents would be at either side of a divider (rope through pipe insulation).  The winner being the last target upright.





Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Stavros on June 27, 2015, 10:18:30 PM
I personally am AGAINST all this talk of lets have a war on the water etc etc etc...who is going to clean up the lake afterwards,all I got to say is remember all the MESS that happened after Ian did a explosive demo on the lake at Mayhem a couple of years back.....bits of polystyrene everywhere........WHY damage a model you have spent hours building doesnt make any form of SENSE to me.....it will sadly end in tears with cries of foul you CHEATED ETC..
 
 
 
 
Dave
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Danny on June 27, 2015, 10:29:01 PM
Absolutely right Dave, we don't want folks going round enjoying themselves, do we!

Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Stavros on June 27, 2015, 10:38:29 PM
Danny common sense prevails here nothing to do with we don't want folks going round enjoying themselves, do we!
 
Klunk spent well over an hour clearing up after the display and tbh there was still a lot od fross the next day.........
 
 
The way this is heading with this crazy idea it will get us BANNED off the lake....
 
All we need is someone to call down from the Wicksteed Park and see us behaving like HOOLIGANS and the event will be HISTORY
 
I am not a party pooper by a long way BUT come on lads COMMON SENSE PREVAILS or cant you see it.
 
How do we know Wicksteed management don't monitor what goes on here and see this MMMMMMMM
 
 
Dave
 
 
 
 


 
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 27, 2015, 10:42:47 PM
 
Moving on then!


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Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: TheLongBuild on June 28, 2015, 12:03:21 AM
I am sure I have seen somewhere a jousting type Battle ( For want of a better word). A lance with a small wedge or ball or something where you have to knock off a an item of a floating target..  These are not structural Items to the boat but something placed on for this, Ie a polystyrene cone .. But can I find it now, no.. >:-o  No damage, no mess so should keep everybody happy , especially any one from a management group  %)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on June 28, 2015, 02:07:25 AM
Don't worry about mess Dave .......................
And I'll volunteer to help clean up no problem

I think Dave is expecting boats to be flying around the lake like idiots smashing everything up and ruining it for everyone
Well I'm sure that's NOT what's going to happen

And you can't say what's the point in spending loads to loose it all. It's not worth it. Bla bla bla. Surely you have seen robot wars. Or banger racing. ?? You do it for fun or enjoyment. 
If you don't like it Dave and your not going to participate in the event
Then I suggest that you let the ones who are going to do it enjoy it and let them waste money building it.
Me for one. WILL BE BUILDING ONE !!

Moderated. Admin
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on June 28, 2015, 02:08:35 AM
Just my opinion
Everyone is entitled to one !
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 28, 2015, 02:37:15 AM
 
Wind up merchant!  <*<
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: tigertiger on June 28, 2015, 03:05:42 AM
The other thing is how many will participate in events.
It might be worth running a members poll, just to estimate level of interest.
Martin, can one be done with multiple questions or check boxes instead or radio buttons.

There are a couple of people on here who would be up for a destructive competition. But if they are the only ones we would not have much of a competition. Although a demo could be done and maybe attract more for next year if people are interested.

There are at least 3 voices, mine included, who think something less destructive may be better for several reasons.
Jousting is feasible, there are many variations on the theme. But perhaps a set of slip on/replacement superstructure provided by the organisers for the event would make it easy for anyone with a springer to bring it along an play without any special preparation and ensure fairness.

Perhaps some other fun/skill competition could be devised to work with a slip on/replacement superstructure.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on June 28, 2015, 03:17:23 AM
Moderated,  Moderated. No need for profanity or insults!! I've said it time and again but a demolition derby can take place. Those that enter know the risks to electronics.  If they were not prepared to loose them then they would not enter. A few talking about carnage etc have never seen or entered this type of competition. They think along the lines of cars etc with bits falling off. The main reason model  boats fail in demolition derby is electronic or mechanical failure.ie the boats stops dead and can no longer function. At this point the boat is perceived to be dead and removed from the competition. 99% of boats fail this way. I have never seen a boat actually sunk in competition.  Get real guys  there will not be bits if boats floating everywhere like after Ians explosion. (And as I remember it was me that cleared the majority of that up) boats will not  be sunk in droves ruining electronics. Those that want to enter  do so at their own risk. Stop voicing pc killjoy attitudes. There are build rules and weapon rules. If the owners don't meet these rules they don't get to play. Simple.


Please tone down your language

Bob
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Arrow5 on June 28, 2015, 08:20:12 AM
Has anyone suggested balloon bursting  ?  Either static or attached to a rival boat for the joust.  A needle on the bow and one little prick etc etc %) :embarrassed:  Balloons to be secured firmly to boats and static pylon or buoy, no polystyrene bits to clean-up.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: raflaunches on June 28, 2015, 08:28:29 AM
Right lads


Klunk and his team hasn't even sorted the rules, etc yet and to boo hoo it before it's been drawn up is a bit unfair on them. Everybody has an opinion but I remember the 2008 springer tug battle and how I was the first to be knocked out (me being a biff not ensuring the battery lead being on tight enough), it was a fun clean fight with no sinkings.
The park will be informed of our intentions via an interview and the risk assessments and if they disagree they will tell us there and then. As long as it's covered by the risk assessment and the mess (if any) is cleaned up they will be happy.
What Klunk and his team need are constructive criticism and ideas, please support them , and if you don't want to take part then that's entirely up to you but let's have constructive criticism from now on not boo-hooing.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Netleyned on June 28, 2015, 08:45:00 AM
 :-)) :-)) :-))

Ned
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: big_bri on June 28, 2015, 09:14:00 AM
I, along with a couple of others, was one of the first to come up with this idea, it was done in good faith and with a bit of enjoyment in mind.
It is totally obvious that safety is paramount, its obvious that a fair bit of planning would have to take place and its also fairly obvious that everything would have to be approved by those who organise this great event.
But.... as always on Mayhem, its taken a wrong turn, if I`m totally honest?  I knew it would, it always does!!
I`m fed up with the negativity shown at times, an idea doesn't even have the chance to progress before its knocked on the head by someone.
So ..... I`m afraid I won`t be taking part in what will undoubtedly be a fun event, even "IF" it`s given the chance to progress >:-o
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on June 28, 2015, 09:27:50 AM
thanks corporal nick.
I have a set of rules already drawn. am making a mock up hull to ensure rigidity before I post anything.


now above was a suggestion about pins and balloons. A thought was discussed a couple of weeks back about this doing it with straight runners.pin on the boat and a balloon tied to Phil!! we nearly dismissed the idea but thought......naaaahhh we couldn't deprive Stavros of chasing Phil down the straight running course with one of his super fast straight runners. Dave the challenge is laid down. if Phil wont be a target I will!

Or another plan could be balloon on the back of any boat and a pin on the front. last balloon unpopped wins a prize.

One thing Stavros did say and I do agree with him, I dint want to spend an hour cleaning the lake.

If anyone has ideas please PM me with them. All ideas will be given due consideration and put before a committee. If we have lots of ideas coming forward I will make a vote of which ones you want, but with anything like this we need ideas and people committed to actually entering them. If we don't get your support then its just a waste of time and effort.


I am looking forward to next years mayhem and want it to be the best yet. And hopefully, we will not have a repeat of this years CAR sagas.  Im expecting to see those that missed this year due to circumstances beyond their control. Especially Stavros, cos Phil just wasnt the same without his straight running buddy! in fact he converted to sailing a yacht!!!



Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on June 28, 2015, 01:27:22 PM

Wind up merchant!  <*<
not a wind up merchant at all mate
I'm just strait to the point

And I also think it's unfair that you moderated my comment about stav. Fireworks and static displays for next year
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 28, 2015, 02:20:34 PM
 
Just trying to keep the peace Ian...  :-)

Let decide what we actually want as far as events go next year for Wicksteed.
There no point in setting out a whole series of events with rules if only a few people are interested.
As TT says, demonstration events are one thing but mass participation are entirely another!

I think the only thing we've agreed on so far is that whatever even we push, has got to be popular with the majority.

M
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on June 28, 2015, 02:24:27 PM

Just trying to keep the peace Ian...  :-)

Let decide what we actually want as far as events go next year for Wicksteed.
There no point in setting out a whole series of events with rules if only a few people are interested.
As TT says, demonstration events are one thing but mass participation are entirely another!

I think the only thing we've agreed on so far is that whatever even we push, has got to be popular with the majority.

M

 ok .. lets have a show of hands .... then please !


im in  :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Danny on June 28, 2015, 02:27:57 PM
From someone who's idea of a sensible craft is a bright yellow rubber duck ..... I'm in for jousting (and maybe partial destruction)  :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: J.beazley on June 28, 2015, 02:41:49 PM
Just to throw it out there, how about springer fire fight :-))


Simple yet effective idea each springer has a fire moniter (waterpump) tow a simple box (icecream tub or similar) with the aim to sink the tow by filling with water from the fire monitor.


Would be good fun and general public im sure would get wet too all be it in the name of fun after all.


Just my input to the mayhem.


Jay
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on June 28, 2015, 02:44:53 PM
Just to throw it out there, how about springer fire fight :-))


Simple yet effective idea each springer has a fire moniter (waterpump) tow a simple box (icecream tub or similar) with the aim to sink the tow by filling with water from the fire monitor.


Would be good fun and general public im sure would get wet too all be it in the name of fun after all.


Just my input to the mayhem.


Jay

 that would be a good idea . 
especially if people dont want to build a tug for it . and could use the one they already have !

Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Danny on June 28, 2015, 02:45:28 PM
An excellent idea JB.  At this rate these Springers will be the most versatile boats ever!  {-)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Netleyned on June 28, 2015, 03:03:37 PM
I assume you fill the opponents icecream tub, they are all scrutineered to be the same size and not fitted with covert buoyancy :police:
You could start with full icecream tubs, Springer skipper to eat the icecream before attaching to springer,time penalties for slow eaters  {-) {-)

Ned
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: raflaunches on June 28, 2015, 05:30:20 PM
Hi Klunk


Count me in too, looking forward to the 'battle'! :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: tigertiger on June 28, 2015, 05:44:28 PM
A similar idea, a water monitor/cannon duck shoot. Like at the seaside.


Cardboard cut out targets on a floating platform. (maybe more than one set at different parts of lake, could be re-use of steering course)
Some kind of barrier to maintain distance.
Boats have to race across lake to the targets and shoot. If using the steering course then the targets can be place around the steering course.
A set time to knock down as many targets as possible, if all knocked down then the fastest to do so.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: html on June 28, 2015, 07:48:05 PM
I am up for a springer battle, though I would rather not actually sink the boat or let the magic smoke out of the electronics.
Remember Mayhem is all about fun, if the risk assessment covers everything we are going to do and the park are ok with what is going on.

Let the fun begin

Brian


Nick I will write the risk assessment  earlier next  year to cover all eventualities (promise)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Danny on June 28, 2015, 10:18:42 PM
Hopefully the risk assessment will include
Risk - injury to ribcage due to uncontrolled laughter
Mitigation - ... er ...
So, moving on ..   ;)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: davidsg1a on July 16, 2015, 07:27:35 PM
Just been reading up on to demolition springer, I'm a bit disappointed with the lack of support, so far I can make out five people who would take part, the four of us from Scotland and big bad ian, big bri came up with some simple rules. Made out of balsa, standard size which I believe there is plans on this site, no power tools, weapons have to be made, all the rest is up to the builder, surly by the the name,  people would get the idea they are taking the risk of there boat sinking, if your worried about cost don't take part, event can be done at the end of the day, I'll join ian in the pond cleaning up and I'm sure others would as well, I'm with big bri if it's watered down from the original plan I'm out, people who won't even be at the event really shouldn't have a say, it's for the people who are going to attend.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on July 16, 2015, 09:01:06 PM
Just been reading up on to demolition springer, I'm a bit disappointed with the lack of support, so far I can make out five people who would take part, the four of us from Scotland and big bad ian, big bri came up with some simple rules. Made out of balsa, standard size which I believe there is plans on this site, no power tools, weapons have to be made, all the rest is up to the builder, surly by the the name,  people would get the idea they are taking the risk of there boat sinking, if your worried about cost don't take part, event can be done at the end of the day, I'll join ian in the pond cleaning up and I'm sure others would as well, I'm with big bri if it's watered down from the original plan I'm out, people who won't even be at the event really shouldn't have a say, it's for the people who are going to attend.
To be honest. I totally agree with all aspects of your comments.
I'll happily build one to make a total loss of it including electrics and what not

So seeing it's just us. How about we sort it with klunk and the wiki gents. And have wales v Scotland ! 
Or. 1 on 1. And the winner stays on. Or something like that.
You know me I'm up for almost anything.
It's about having the crack and enjoying our weekend
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: davidsg1a on July 16, 2015, 09:30:35 PM
Glad to hear your onboard ian, I think all the boats in an arena all at once total carnage last man or mouse standing winner gets to take there boat home.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: U-33 on July 19, 2015, 08:09:34 PM
I'm ready for a battle against a springer...
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on July 19, 2015, 08:38:17 PM
I'm ready for a battle against a springer...
you won't last 2 mins rich
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: U-33 on July 19, 2015, 09:17:02 PM
Huh!!   <*<
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Hairy Andy on July 19, 2015, 09:37:45 PM
I'm in for Springer wars. I'm also in for the 'fill the ice cream tub with the water monitor' thing, with my trusty of 4 gallon a minute water pump %)


(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll23/Andy_Nightingale/DSC_0311_zpslwqisg0g.jpg)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on July 19, 2015, 11:54:45 PM
I'm in for Springer wars. I'm also in for the 'fill the ice cream tub with the water monitor' thing, with my trusty of 4 gallon a minute water pump %)


(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll23/Andy_Nightingale/DSC_0311_zpslwqisg0g.jpg)
making a return are you mate !

Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Hairy Andy on July 20, 2015, 06:53:13 PM
Triumphantly, yep!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on July 22, 2015, 09:31:57 PM
do you think A we should have standard size springers . B we should double them in size C make it any boat up to a certain size for boat wars
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Arrow5 on July 22, 2015, 10:54:56 PM
Stick to standard size....you never know what might turn up :o
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on July 22, 2015, 10:56:38 PM
 standard size springers.  I Will be posting build rules soon with the weapons rules. They will be non negotiable about certain weapons. If you are unsure then you can pm me for clarification.
Please be aware that it will be the builders responsibility to ensure that electric are waterproofed to stop damage to them in the event of a sinking.
as I said before most boats will be put out of action by mechanical or electrical failure.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: davidsg1a on July 22, 2015, 10:58:10 PM
Not to many rules klunk :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on July 22, 2015, 11:12:08 PM
hurry up with rules and plans ... i wanna get building !

Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on July 31, 2015, 10:21:57 PM
ANY SIGN OF THESE PLANS AND RULES YET KLUNK
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on July 31, 2015, 10:44:31 PM
Yes they are sitting on my pc at home. Unfortunately I'm not there till Saturday evening
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on July 31, 2015, 11:20:13 PM
No rush lol. I'm off to Spain for a week
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on October 24, 2015, 10:31:01 PM
come on KLUNK some of us want to start building !.... wheres the rules and regs for blow a boat up  i mean springer wars !  :o
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on October 25, 2015, 01:20:40 AM
Ok here it is. I don't want any complaints from those who who think it's wrong. This is VOLUNTARY!

open to all open minded and willing participants at their own risk

Springer build rules

Standard size for springers,
Standard motor/battery rudder and prop rules apply……..
The sides of the springer can be no thicker than 2.5mm thick.
Top and bottom balsa stiffeners maybe added to a max 10mm x 10mm
Front and rear bulkheads can be upto 6mm thick balsa.
Deck and bottom of springer upto 6mm balsa or ply.
Above decks your choice
NO FIBRE GLASS, CARBON FIBRE OR ANY TYPE OF REINFORCEMENT ALLOWED ON THE SIDES OF THE SPRINGER.IT CAN BE SEALED AND PAINTED ONLY.

Weapons
No explosives, projectile of flammable gases or liquids OR PROJECTILES ALLOWED.
If you have a weapon that you are not sure of please PM Klunk for further info.
Rules are based on car demolition derby.
Be sensible.  Be safe.
 Actual rules for the event will be posted soon

THE RULES ARE THERE FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE PUBLIC. PLEASE DO NOT FORGET THAT WE OPERATE IN A PUBLIC PARK.
ANY BOAT NOT MEETING THE ABOVE CRITERIA WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ENTER.
MAYHEM MANAGEMENT ACCEPT NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT FROM THIS EVENT.

Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: davidsg1a on October 25, 2015, 01:20:54 AM
The rules should be no bombs and at the end of play Saturday, all bits picked up by people taking part and the winner gets a grand prize.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: davidsg1a on October 25, 2015, 01:23:57 AM
Quicker reasponse than me Pete, it should be made clear if you don't want your boat broken don't play. Are the wickee boys happy with this?
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Bob K on October 25, 2015, 03:55:19 AM
it should be made clear if you don't want your boat broken don't play. Are the wickee boys happy with this?

Well, I will not be playing, and may give Wickee a miss next year. 
As it is far too many shows within reasonable distance are on the same weekends. 
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: davidsg1a on October 25, 2015, 04:55:16 AM
Bob shame you are not going, tenth anniversary for mayhem, it's gona be good, that 1-3 hour trip for all of the English lads is Shite, but us from Glasgow lads have been going five years on an average 8-10 hour trip over the last five years, last year was a record 8 hours,the year before that 14 hours. Hey we love mayhem and what it does, Martin if my boss knew how much it cost me to come and see you she would sat no. But tell her your a great guy. Get our kilts from last year on the site.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on October 25, 2015, 05:12:17 AM
Only been up for a couple of hours and all you lot can do is moan. Bobk we spoke last year about your situation and I fully understand. Shame as really want to see Poly working properly but I can wait till Black Park.
As opposed to all whose whining about no bombs etc get a life. It's demolition derby, not let's go bomb someone with and aircraft.  Demolition derby is about making a boat robust enough to withstand knocks and bashes. Go and try to sink a boat with 2.5mm balsa sides. Not as easy as you think.  Once a boat is immobile it is out of the competition .
As opposed to debris there should be none to very little. If a boat sinks it can be recovered much like any other boat that sinks.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Bob K on October 25, 2015, 08:14:51 AM
Sorry guys, but the key incentives to go to model boat shows is to meet good friends and generally drool over their model making skills.  Sure, I get a lot of hints and tips plus plenty of ideas on how to improve my own techniques.

Page after page of this thread, going back to June, seems entirely focussed on how we can destroy each other's models.  If I appear to be the lone dissenting voice, so be it.  This could take up a large part of whatever day I am able to come.  If you all want to concentrate on destruction, fair enough, but it holds no interest for me.  Apologies.  I do love Wickee . . .  but . . .
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 25, 2015, 08:49:29 AM
OK here it is. I don't want any complaints from those who who think it's wrong. This is VOLUNTARY!
........

THE RULES ARE THERE FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE PUBLIC. PLEASE DO NOT FORGET THAT WE OPERATE IN A PUBLIC PARK.
ANY BOAT NOT MEETING THE ABOVE CRITERIA WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ENTER.
MAYHEM MANAGEMENT ACCEPT NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT FROM THIS EVENT.


There will be Other events too, if this is not to your taste, just  ignore it and focus on the rest of the weekend.
Currently, we looking at building a new build series based on the mini Thomas the 12" Tug!   :-))

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,52504.msg539115.html#msg539115 (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,52504.msg539115.html#msg539115)


Keep going Klunk, should prove quite entertaining.... "and all done in the best Possible taste!!" %%

Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on October 25, 2015, 09:34:57 AM
There's always one grumpy guts. 
Bob. Your missing the point completely !!
Any way.  Come.  Don't come. Don't moan
Either way it's gonna be great
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Inertia on October 25, 2015, 09:56:05 AM
There's always one grumpy guts.

Make that two..............
I'll be there, but I reserve the right to unglue my models myself.
As Sam Goldwyn once said, "You can include me out".
DM
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on October 25, 2015, 10:06:17 AM
Make that two..............
I'll be there, but I reserve the right to unglue my models myself.
As Sam Goldwyn once said, "You can include me out".
DM

 other one missing the point.
It's not about smashing up your beloved model.   It's is about. Building a springer tug specifically for this event. For god sake. It don't even have to look like a tug
   It's going to cost a few quid do build.
Stick all the electrics in a plastic sealed container. Or condom or something.  That way you don't loose your beloved electrics
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Shipmate60 on October 25, 2015, 10:21:07 AM
Bob and Dave,
While this is on it seems a great time for just having a chat or hot drink.


Bob
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: tigertiger on October 25, 2015, 11:13:45 AM
I always enjoyed watching Robot Wars, even though I wouldn't/couldn't build a fighting robot.
I think most of us enjoy seeing things get bashed. It should be fun to watch others competing, with or without a cup of tea in hand.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Bob K on October 25, 2015, 02:57:54 PM
Whilst anyone who does not want to play smash the toys in each others prams is termed a "grumpy guts" I feel we are in real danger of having many serious modellers voting with their feet.  Sad.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: essex2visuvesi on October 25, 2015, 03:00:55 PM
How about


Springer tug with fire monitor on the front and a water container on the rear?
Challenge is to fill you opponents containers while avoiding getting you own filled.


Winner is the one with the least water in their container.


Obviously the container would have to be a regulation size
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on October 25, 2015, 03:10:32 PM
I AM TRYING TO DO SPRINGER JOUSTING!! But I cannot figure a way to keep a shield on and the joust without it breaking all the time Ideas??? it should fit a springer tug!

Another idea is a pin on the front of  CLUB 500 AND A balloon on the back...any takers?

Any ideas for the yacht guys other than racing round a set course???

I'm also looking for a tug to tow around a tub of chocolates any takers for that one.

I also think we should resurrect the HAWIAN SHIRT!!!! or STAVROS in a dress!

Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on October 25, 2015, 03:42:39 PM
Essex and Bob k

The rules have been set.

build rules

Standard size for springers,
Standard motor/battery rudder and prop rules apply……..
The sides of the springer can be no thicker than 2.5mm thick.
Top and bottom balsa stiffeners maybe added to a max 10mm x 10mm
Front and rear bulkheads can be upto 6mm thick balsa.
Deck and bottom of springer upto 6mm balsa or ply.
Above decks your choice
NO FIBRE GLASS, CARBON FIBRE OR ANY TYPE OF REINFORCEMENT ALLOWED ON THE SIDES OF THE SPRINGER.IT CAN BE SEALED AND PAINTED ONLY.

Weapons
No explosives, projectile of flammable gases or liquids OR PROJECTILES ALLOWED.
If you have a weapon that you are not sure of please PM Klunk for further info.
Rules are based on car demolition derby.
Be sensible.  Be safe.
 Actual rules for the event will be posted soon

THE RULES ARE THERE FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE PUBLIC. PLEASE DO NOT FORGET THAT WE OPERATE IN A PUBLIC PARK.
ANY BOAT NOT MEETING THE ABOVE CRITERIA WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ENTER.
MAYHEM MANAGEMENT ACCEPT NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT FROM THIS EVENT.

At the end of the day we have normal some not so normal models.  So if you think it's a stupid idea then take your self to the other end of the pond where I'm sure something else will be going on
Or why not go to Mrs mayhem and grab ya self a coffee
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: essex2visuvesi on October 25, 2015, 04:12:49 PM
So if you think it's a stupid idea then take your self to the other end of the pond where I'm sure something else will be going on


Never Said it was a stupid idea, I was just offering a suggestion
I guess I'll just keep my ideas to myself
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: raflaunches on October 25, 2015, 04:27:15 PM
Guys

This was discussed at great length by the organising committee and it was decided that it was the best simple idea that didn't need any extra equipment to participate with. The whole "battle" would only last 20minutes maximum with 10minute tidy up, they will be in a separate area away from the main display area so no non competing vessel can get involved or any competing vessel to leave the battle zone. This is just a small part of the weekend and there will be plenty of other serious events such as the warship display to commemorate Jutland and WW1 era ships.

Please, please come to the weekend, even if you don't participate in the battle, as the following weekend I'll be flying out again to this hot and dry miserable place for 12 weeks, 12 hour shifts again!!! I will be fighting my own management to get 2017 off because they say I'll be going out again over the time covering Mayhem weekend and I want to see all my good Mayhem friends again just incase.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: big_bri on October 25, 2015, 04:40:00 PM
As per usual on Mayhem, things just get totally out of hand and ends up a fiasco!!!

Its perfectly simple! if you don't want to take part in this spectacle, then don`t!
I`m sorry, but members shouldn't rubbish something just because they think its not for them. For goodness sake, let those who DO want to take part in this event, go ahead and do it.
I`m sure those taking part will thoroughly enjoy themselves and the public too, no doubt  O0


Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on October 25, 2015, 04:41:16 PM
I'll be there nick.  Remember you have our bbq lol
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: GAZOU on October 26, 2015, 05:25:51 AM
 ;)

(http://i21.servimg.com/u/f21/15/37/42/64/p1150413.jpg) (http://www.servimg.com/view/15374264/3813)

Operating principle

the spring 1 prevents accidental contact.
This spring attached to the target 2 is at + battery.
The target 2 is a metal plate.
When the lance of the opponent hits the target it can be stuck on the magnet 3 and is glued.
Electricity passes.
The LED lights up.
The buzzer makes its noise

the candidate is eliminated

There is no possible contestatipon and no waste

If you have questions I am at your disposal.

You'll notice that when you sleep I thought   {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
















 ;)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 26, 2015, 07:20:15 AM
 
Very clever!    :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 26, 2015, 11:56:04 AM
 
What about an Infrared version?!

Dunno what these are like or the range but...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Set-of-2-Remote-Control-Infrared-WW2-Battle-Tanks-Toys-War-Game-Lights-Sounds-/291294193725?hash=item43d27ca83d:g:cCgAAOSwcldUY4RA
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on October 26, 2015, 11:58:59 AM
This is getting stupid now
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: essex2visuvesi on October 26, 2015, 12:23:31 PM
This is getting stupid now


Not really
People are just making suggestions for other events that could be held at some point. No one has mentioned that any of these should replace your event
Klunk mentioned about the jousting and Gazou simply suggested a solution.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 26, 2015, 12:25:52 PM
 
Trying something different Ian, just a bit of fun!   :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on October 26, 2015, 12:33:27 PM
Ok. Sorry. As you were
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: GAZOU on October 26, 2015, 01:05:18 PM
 ;)

KLUNK I am sorry if you think that I trampled your beds.
I would not make him any more .  {-)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on October 26, 2015, 05:00:14 PM
;)

KLUNK I am sorry if you think that I trampled your beds.
I would not make him any more .  {-)

Goddammit confused by a french man (no offence! )
Did someone try to Insult me?
I asked for suggestions. Although overly complicated it could work.  But I was thinking of something generic that I could knock up a couple of dozen of to fit to boats at Mayhem.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on October 26, 2015, 05:02:03 PM
P's I have a SMS Schliessen for the jutland review!!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on October 26, 2015, 05:05:45 PM

There will be Other events too, if this is not to your taste, just  ignore it and focus on the rest of the weekend.
Currently, we looking at building a new build series based on the mini Thomas the 12" Tug!   :-))

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,52504.msg539115.html#msg539115 (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,52504.msg539115.html#msg539115)


Keep going Klunk, should prove quite entertaining.... "and all done in the best Possible taste!!" %%


ANY REFERENCE TO ME WEARING TARTY DRESSES FISHNET STOCKINGS AND. CROSSING MY LEGS OR LOOKING LIKE KENNY EVERETT ARE PURE LIES. I REFUTE THEM ALL......NO MATTER WHAT PICS STAVROS AND NICK COME UP WITH!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on October 26, 2015, 05:07:41 PM
I'm in for Springer wars. I'm also in for the 'fill the ice cream tub with the water monitor' thing, with my trusty of 4 gallon a minute water pump %)


(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll23/Andy_Nightingale/DSC_0311_zpslwqisg0g.jpg)

Andy will have to know up a few springer hulls at work. Lots of ply and mdf lying around
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Hairy Andy on October 26, 2015, 08:35:14 PM
Aren't I bending the rules if I make it out of pink foam with 12mm MDF skins? %)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on October 26, 2015, 08:46:53 PM
Aren't I bending the rules if I make it out of pink foam with 12mm MDF skins? %)
just build it. Shut up. Attend. Sink everything.dont talk to any one.  Go home
;-)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Hairy Andy on October 26, 2015, 08:56:21 PM
If I make it out of pink foam it'll be a submarine {-)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on October 26, 2015, 10:21:55 PM
just build it. Shut up. Attend. Sink everything.dont talk to any one.  Go home
;-)

Drink and fish and chips bbq etc and tea and bacon sarnies
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on October 26, 2015, 10:23:07 PM
Aren't I bending the rules if I make it out of pink foam with 12mm MDF skins? %)

Hmmmmm yes.......but as an experiment it would be fun
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Stavros on October 27, 2015, 09:26:38 AM
Klunk you WILL be wearing a frilly frock with rather ginormous Chelsea buns THIS YEAR......this is a NO BRAINER M8


Dave
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on October 27, 2015, 10:43:07 AM
Klunk you WILL be wearing a frilly frock with rather ginormous Chelsea buns THIS YEAR......this is a NO BRAINER M8


Dave
If your game I am Dave.now can we get Martin in a dress! !
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Stavros on October 27, 2015, 10:45:15 AM
ALLREADY got my Waders and dress at the ready m8

Dave
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on October 27, 2015, 10:46:26 AM
Right I will get a dress then
Any other takers!?
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on October 27, 2015, 12:20:57 PM
I'm a giver not a taker sorry klunk lol {-)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 27, 2015, 02:51:24 PM
 
If I buy a couple of these, anyone else interested in the other one?



What about an Infrared version?!

Dunno what these are like or the range but...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Set-of-2-Remote-Control-Infrared-WW2-Battle-Tanks-Toys-War-Game-Lights-Sounds-/291294193725?hash=item43d27ca83d:g:cCgAAOSwcldUY4RA
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Hairy Andy on October 27, 2015, 08:06:27 PM
Right I will get a dress then
Any other takers!?


I'm sure that picture will take pride of place in the tunnel room ;)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on October 28, 2015, 01:37:01 AM

I'm sure that picture will take pride of place in the tunnel room ;)

 ForgotForgot about that. Your sacked
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: davidsg1a on October 29, 2015, 05:46:10 PM
Folks just got my Rota in for next year, are we still looking at 28-29 May?

David
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 29, 2015, 06:32:21 PM

Yep!  :-)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Netleyned on October 29, 2015, 06:40:19 PM
Can't wait to see Andy in his pink foam dress
with the MDF trimming %% %% %%

Ned
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: bikerdude999 on November 18, 2015, 02:56:15 AM
Bit late coming in on this, and my first post for a while, but…


Can I just point out to the people put off by the 'battle' idea a couple of things. As already said, it would be a tiny portion of the weekend, it'd be a bit like saying you're not going to the Warwick show, because for 15 minutes they've got a model car ferry on the pond and you only like tugs  or something.


My 2nd point, will be quite harsh. Sadly, model boating has an image of old me sat in stripy deck chairs and knotted handkerchiefs, counting the rivets go by. As the members get old and die, the hobby is dying with it. Sailing scale models at a scale speed in a big circle, isn't really going to capture the imagination of the young, and inspire them. Something that's A: cheap, B: relatively easy to build, and C: is actually lively and fun to use when it is done, may well just encourage them to then make something else, and something after that etc…
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on November 18, 2015, 04:06:47 AM
Hmmmm that's a thought. ......
If we could get 10 springer kits together then we could do demo builds by different people over the weekend.  Any takers??
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on November 18, 2015, 08:57:58 AM
Hmmmm that's a thought. ......
If we could get 10 springer kits together then we could do demo builds by different people over the weekend.  Any takers??
not sure what you mean. But yes I'm up for it
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on November 18, 2015, 10:56:24 AM
You have to build a springer in 2 days.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: essex2visuvesi on November 18, 2015, 12:36:48 PM
You have to build a springer in 2 days.


While slightly intoxicated?  {-)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on November 18, 2015, 12:39:31 PM
Only person I've ever seen drunk is Ian!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on November 18, 2015, 05:38:07 PM
I don't get drunk. I get smashed
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Bill D203 on November 19, 2015, 08:44:14 PM
Nice to see things don't change around the arrangements for a fun weekend . What with being out in Oz for a few weeks im a tad out of touch.
Im not sure if i can make it to Mayham next year  but im sure it will be fun. :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ballastanksian on November 19, 2015, 09:11:44 PM
Perhaps smaller scale springers and perhaps give away a printed sheet of templates so they can take something away, and for a few pounds get some balsa and some non toxic covering (Deluxe materials resin).

If a pair of tights were used instead of glass cloth/matt then this might add some hilarity to the proceedings and may encourage Mum to be less negative about 'Little Terry or Megan' making a mess.

Maybe even do the builds on a newspaper covered surface so showing reluctant Mum that boats and other things can be built on the dinner table without being messy. Is the springer design a liscensed one?
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Hairy Andy on November 26, 2015, 12:53:00 AM
Hmmmm that's a thought. ......
If we could get 10 springer kits together then we could do demo builds by different people over the weekend.  Any takers??


I'll build 10 springers in two days?
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on November 26, 2015, 01:50:53 AM

I'll build 10 springers in two days?
challange accepted ??
They must be  artr  ;-)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on November 26, 2015, 04:44:07 AM
We will have a chat at work Andy
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on November 26, 2015, 07:47:27 AM
We will have a chat at work Andy

Make sure they have weapons of mass distruction
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: boxer on November 26, 2015, 03:23:45 PM
is it really that easy to build a springer tug..... you guys make it sound easy

are we talking scratch or kit ?

Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Hairy Andy on November 26, 2015, 11:29:45 PM
I built my super springer (standard hull with 90mm kort and prop, 555 motor on 3-1 gearing) in a little under two hours, plus paint and superstructure. It really is that easy, if you're any good with a jigsaw on eighth ply you can cut everything you need to make it in minutes. Why not have a go at making one? If you pre buy everything you need for the model, plan out how you want everything to fit together and mark your cuts in everything you could have one done over the weekend
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: baloo on December 30, 2015, 05:43:13 PM
28 & 29 may is Beale park weekend ,but I will be at wikki
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 30, 2015, 06:48:19 PM

Yes, but we are cheaper and friendlier!    ok2
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: baloo on December 30, 2015, 07:03:36 PM
That's why we will be at wikki
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on January 28, 2016, 10:58:52 PM
is it time for wikki yet ??

Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: davidsg1a on January 28, 2016, 11:03:58 PM
Just found out today that I got my holidays for mayhem, happy days
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on January 28, 2016, 11:49:15 PM
the whole weekend this year ?

Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on January 29, 2016, 12:27:23 AM
Hmmmmm have to get the 2 special projects on the go!!! ANDY!@@@@!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ian-mccaffrey on January 29, 2016, 02:21:20 AM
Oh Ye. What are they then ?
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on January 29, 2016, 02:32:00 AM
Secret. What you doing up mate
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on January 29, 2016, 02:38:35 AM
Ones the springer wars  boat
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ex docky on February 23, 2016, 08:24:28 AM
As a newbie to Wicksteed
I would like to attend with several boats some of which are fairly heavy!
What is the format for parking/ distance to the waters edge and do I need to bring a table etc?
Thanks.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: raflaunches on February 23, 2016, 09:19:24 AM
Hi ex docky


You're more than welcome, and hope you enjoy the weekend, there is a car park less than 100 yards away from the lake edge, there will be trolleys available next to the car park for transportation of boats, if you need any help just ask.

With regards to tables, I'm in the process of organising with the park, at the moment I suggest if you can bring a table with you it's an added help to us so you can ensure you have a table, tables usually disappear very quick!
Hope to see you there :-))

Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ballastanksian on February 23, 2016, 09:39:52 AM
Can anyone reccomend a B&B in the area?
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 23, 2016, 09:48:13 AM
 
We've also tried parking cars  in  the lake... but after a brief trial, we withdrawn that facility.  %)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: g6swj on February 23, 2016, 10:06:12 AM
Martin ?

Couple from Peterborough scooped incredible £32.5m rollover jackpot
The pair are set to explain why they didn't bank their winnings for a week



Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 23, 2016, 10:27:23 AM
 
 I've been busy!

  ...... and we're in a different time zone here in Hawaii
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Danny on February 23, 2016, 11:37:51 AM
Ballast - there is a Travel Lodge on the A14 a couple of miles from the park.  They're usually a safe bet for cheap rooms.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ballastanksian on February 23, 2016, 09:39:21 PM
Thanks Danny.

Yes, it looks good to me!

Ta for the nod, you beat me to it by a quarter hour.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Dieselman on March 17, 2016, 09:30:28 PM
Hi Ballast


Re Accommodation near Wikis,
 Yes Travelodge on A14 Westbound, with a Little Chef on site.
Premier Inn with a Brewers Fayre directly off JJunc 7 of A14,
A Holiday Inn Express on the A43  ( watch the Sat Nav as this was the A6003 until last year) They have a Harvester next to Car Park
If you are feeling flush there is the Shire Inn next to Junc 9 of A14
These are the closest to Wikies


Hope this info is useful to you.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ballastanksian on March 19, 2016, 08:14:58 PM
Thanks Diesel man :-)) I will be booking soon when the money fairies have sprinkled me with magic tokens:O)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!! Campsite Information
Post by: raflaunches on April 03, 2016, 03:36:38 PM
hi everyone


Once again Wicksteed Park management have given us a 25% discount on the campsite fee.  :-))
To take advantage of this deal please quote that you are a Model Boat Mayhemer when contacting the park to book your campsite.
The discount starts Thursday morning and finishes Monday night over the Mayhem weekend, there is an area cordoned off in the main campsite for our use for this time period, for those who have not camped before it is the area just to the left of the main campsite entrance closest to the model boat lake, you can't miss it.


On another note, there will be another event in the park over the weekend (a wedding reception) that may have a majority of tables that we usually use, until further information is received (confirming) either way can I please ask if you have room for a table with your boats please can you bring it with you.
There will be some tables available for us but numbers are not guaranteed until closer to the weekend, tables will be reserved for the Scottish detachment and Martins tent (yes the tea hut!) and Wicksteed Park MBC will be bringing as many as we can muster. Many thanks. :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 03, 2016, 11:36:48 PM
 
 Not long to go now!   :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: TugCowboy on April 11, 2016, 02:06:43 PM
Anyone else staring at a pile of half built boats and thinking they aren't even going to have time to get one finished in time to take?

I started them all with the best of intentions but it seems I've been overtaken by time!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: raflaunches on April 11, 2016, 02:21:32 PM
Yep, fingers crossed that my current build will be 90% complete for the weekend! Should be a good weekend, don't forget the campsite discount just incase everyone missed my last post on this thread.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ballastanksian on April 11, 2016, 10:27:28 PM
If I can get my driveline tested in water then I will make a good go at getting HMS Ready looking like a destroyer!

'Mum, whats that grey pointy thing in the pond?' I think its a, er Battleship dear'.

Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on April 16, 2016, 08:26:08 PM
just a few highlights from past years!
http://s849.photobucket.com/user/klunkedklunk/library/wicksteed%202011
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on April 16, 2016, 08:26:52 PM
http://s849.photobucket.com/user/klunkedklunk/library/wicksteed%202012
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Post by: Klunk on April 16, 2016, 08:27:26 PM
http://s849.photobucket.com/user/klunkedklunk/library/wicksteed%202013
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!! 40 days to go...
Post by: raflaunches on April 17, 2016, 11:17:33 AM

Hi everyone

Only 40 days to go until the big tenth anniversary of Mayhem at Wicksteed, a big achievement in any model boat show's history.
So come on guys and gals, bring plenty of boats to sail, bring a sense of humour, and laugh at a few nutters who'll wear anything! ;)

Plenty of things to do, you can even bring the family (if you so wish!!!)- they can visit the park or go shopping in Kettering.

Loads of room to sail and display your fantastic boats, many, many other mayhemers, clubs and traders to talk to about boats!

Just remember

Have Fun
on
May 28th and 29th
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: cos918 on April 18, 2016, 02:42:08 PM
Since the questionable management of the beal park show have clashed with Mayhem had the cheek to say Mayhem is not a show and sat on there dates for nearly 11 months. Would it be wise to give a provisional set of dates for the 2017 show. So that beal show will NOT clash with the better Mayhem show for the 3rd  year on the trot .

John
I will be supporting Mayhem show.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Bob K on April 18, 2016, 03:29:00 PM
This is all getting a bit silly, verging on the nasty.  "My show is better than your show, therefore we will always clash - so there."

There are only three nice outdoor shows within reasonable driving range of me during this year.
Two seem to always clash on the same weekend, the other (Alsford) is the weekend afterwards.

With an ever aging and slowly diminishing number of model boat enthusiasts this is massively counterproductive IMHO.
Why can't event organisers simply TALK to each other, which may benefit everyone

I will probably be banned from this site now !
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on April 18, 2016, 04:32:08 PM

mayhem weekends for the next 4 years

27-28 may 2017
26-27 may 2018
25-26 may 2019
23-24 may 2020


as in the past people have said that Mayhem weekend moves around, yes it does.......because the May bank holiday is the last weekend in May!!!


Enough said.

Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: TugCowboy on April 18, 2016, 04:37:16 PM
Nicely done Klunk....how's that for notice!  :}
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ballastanksian on April 18, 2016, 05:57:50 PM
Whoop! the 2020 dates fall on my birthday.

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Post by: Hande on April 18, 2016, 06:30:41 PM
Whoop! the 2020 dates fall on my birthday.


I will try to be there - now that I know, who's buying  ;)


To be honest it'll be another dream come true, if I ever make it to "Wikki"  %%  Having seen the pictures and read the stories...



Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ballastanksian on April 18, 2016, 10:10:19 PM
I'm always handy with the lime and soda:O)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on April 29, 2016, 08:20:41 PM
 
What are the chances of me building this ARTESANIA LATINA Samson in time for Wicksteed?!
 
 Taking bets in the form of bacon rolls!


(http://i.imgbox.com/GdaJcZRQ.jpg) (http://imgbox.com/GdaJcZRQ)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on April 29, 2016, 08:29:24 PM

What are the chances of me building this in time for Wicksteed?!
 
 Taking bets in the form of bacon rolls!


As much chance as getting Stavros down the zip wire in his underpants
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ballastanksian on April 29, 2016, 09:16:10 PM
Given that you are a busy chap with a family, show stuff to organise and the forum to manage, I reckon it unlikely. No harm in trying though :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on April 30, 2016, 07:17:35 AM
or cut all the pieces out and we have a go at building it over Mayhem Weekend!!!!!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on April 30, 2016, 07:53:51 AM
Just been quoted  £30 per night to camp at Wicksteed! Now that's a complete rip off!!!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: raflaunches on April 30, 2016, 08:50:50 AM
What the hell?!


I'll have words, it should be no more than £16 per night with the 25% discount which I agreed with them at the beginning of March.
Leave it with me Klunk
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on April 30, 2016, 09:16:11 AM
Thanks Nick!!! She didn't sound sure yesterday when I phoned
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on April 30, 2016, 09:19:21 AM
Also nick, Can someone check out the Mayhem BBQ
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!! IMPORTANT INFO
Post by: raflaunches on April 30, 2016, 09:25:11 AM
Right everyone


Camping information again- just spoke to Wicksteed Park management to sort this out.


Telephone: 01536 512475 


Then wait and select the option number 4- this will put you through to Flo at the main reception desk.


State clearly that you are Model Boat Mayhem and this actually entitles you to an almost 50% discount per tent!!! (I didn't know that the price for the Bank Holiday weekend was £30-35 per night!). The price you will pay will be £16 per night.


I have just confirmed again with the park about the email I had agreed with and it still in force, please use the phone number to book your camping site and not the online booking system as this kind of discount is for us and us only and can not be claimed online.


Thanks Guys and sorry for any confusion.


BBQ is safely stored in Steves storage shed above the garage, nice and dry and ready for the weekend.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ballastanksian on April 30, 2016, 09:44:49 AM
Apart from ourself and a Mac, what do people reccomend brining to the mayhem weekend? A boat and tools etc to manage it will make the time a little more enjoyable. I was going to bring a deck chair.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on April 30, 2016, 10:01:54 AM
Not in any order....
Chair, collapsible table, hat, weatherproof coat, gazebo (so you can take part in the gazebo fly competition ), mug for a cuppa from the tent (saves using disposable ones supplied) brown sauce, gloves, more warm clothing, a huge sense of humour, a translator for the Scotish contingent, the Welsh contingent are house trained!

 If camping the weekend......A very large sense of humour, the capacity to endure the Mayhem BBQ.  Be toilet trained, a sense of direction (ask JayDee), an ability to pick up litter at 6am in the morning, a cast iron stomach to drink drink Welsh whiskey, an ability to smile in the total face of the ludicrous, (past events include hunt the haggis,BBQ tables, slug racing in sleeping bags, watching Steamboat Phil eat salad for the first time in his life, watching the Scottish Contingent drink mead and the after effects, firewater, watching tents blow away (last year),

MAINLY THE ABILITY TO ENJOY YOURSELF NO MATTER WHAT. ......EVEN WHEN YOUR BOAT SINKS!

You WILL NOT NEED WADERS TO ENTER THE LAKE! For safety reasons there are dedicated named people who will rescue any boats that sink. Piggy backs across the lakes by request!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ballastanksian on April 30, 2016, 10:39:10 AM
Thanks for that Klunk. I am staying in a local travelelodgey thing so I will observe the slug racing and keep the Welsh whiskey to a minimum %%

The sense of humour is always close at hand.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: JayDee on April 30, 2016, 11:25:09 AM
Hello.

 Just booked in for the weekend, dealt with the famous Flo!!, no problem with the lower price.
Now need to find the detailed maps of the Park and the local area!.
Cleaned the Sat Nav and will give it a good chargeing up ready for the off !.
Hope the weather improves for the Event, at the moment it is terrible.

John.  :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Netleyned on April 30, 2016, 03:02:32 PM
There should be a park map on the Wicksteed website


Ned
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on April 30, 2016, 03:29:02 PM
It's ok JayDee.  We will put a line out from your tent to the toilet to help you!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: JayDee on April 30, 2016, 03:55:26 PM

Thanks Klunk - - - you are a real Pal !!!!!!!!

John.  :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Dieselman on April 30, 2016, 03:57:53 PM
Hi JayDee


This should give you  the Park Map


http://wicksteedpark.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/063_MapInfo_Leaflet_A4_2pp_Sprin (http://wicksteedpark.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/063_MapInfo_Leaflet_A4_2pp_Sprin)


Not sure what help the Sat Nav will be after the park gates, as there is 147 Acres of Park to get lost in.  Need a Big Big Ball of string Klunk,


If map reading is a problem head to the valley bottom that is where the wet bits are!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Inertia on April 30, 2016, 04:01:17 PM
I am staying in a local travelelodgey thing so I will observe the slug racing

In the first (and last) one of these I used, we were placing bets as they slowly climbed the wall of the bathroom.....   :o

DM
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on April 30, 2016, 04:10:14 PM
Hi JayDee


This should give you  the Park Map


http://wicksteedpark.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/063_MapInfo_Leaflet_A4_2pp_Sprin (http://wicksteedpark.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/063_MapInfo_Leaflet_A4_2pp_Sprin)


Not sure what help the Sat Nav will be after the park gates, as there is 147 Acres of Park to get lost in.  Need a Big Big Ball of string Klunk,


If map reading is a problem head to the valley bottom that is where the wet bits are!

Hi diesel.  It's an in joke for the campers........on a need to know basis. What happens at Mayhem Normally stays at Mayhem or surfaces after a couple of years.

Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on April 30, 2016, 04:15:36 PM
I am staying in a local travelelodgey thing so I will observe the slug racing

In the first (and last) one of these I used, we were placing bets as they slowly climbed the wall of the bathroom.....   :o

DM

TRavelodges don't have a minifridge so your safe from the Scottish Contingent.......can't speak for JayDee.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Netleyned on April 30, 2016, 04:27:22 PM
I am staying in a local travelelodgey thing so I will observe the slug racing

In the first (and last) one of these I used, we were placing bets as they slowly climbed the wall of the bathroom.....   :o

DM


The only one I had the misfortune to stay in, the slugs had Zimmerman frames :P


Ned
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ballastanksian on April 30, 2016, 05:53:22 PM
I am staying in a local travelelodgey thing so I will observe the slug racing

In the first (and last) one of these I used, we were placing bets as they slowly climbed the wall of the bathroom.....   :o

DM

Point taken!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Inertia on April 30, 2016, 05:54:14 PM
Those beggars did, too. They were beaten at the post by an asthmatic cockroach, so all bets were void. These days we stick to betting our pennies on raindrops running down windows - it's more reliable in the British "springtime" (and a lot faster) and vastly more entertaining than Saturday night TV.
DM
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ballastanksian on April 30, 2016, 05:55:12 PM
TRavelodges don't have a minifridge so your safe from the Scottish Contingent.......can't speak for JayDee.

They probably don't have string either so unless I find bed sheets shredded and tied together I can assume I won't see JayDee except at the event.

If I find any Slugs, I will sell them to the Hedgehogs.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: JayDee on April 30, 2016, 11:13:40 PM
Hello,

I would like to point out that the Scottish Contingent are big friends of mine, and I do mean BIG !.

So just watch what you say next !!.

John.  8)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: spike on May 02, 2016, 09:31:25 AM
hi looking to come but are there any disabled parking and how far from were you are please as can not walk far
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on May 02, 2016, 09:52:20 AM
The car park is 100yds from the lakeside. Disabled parking is not really needed as this is  dedicated carpal for the event although it is generally agreed ghe nearest spaces are for disabled.  There will be trollies to transport bulky stuff and just ask if you need help.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Dieselman on May 02, 2016, 11:32:18 AM
Not too get on Klunk's pet corn or trespass into Mayhem Camper matters of slug racing or string, may I qualify your advice to Spike re access. 
The car park is on the grass which while flat is not or bowling green quality.  The rest of the route is on a black top pathway to the concrete surround of the pond.  The route is level all the way with a very slight rise over the narrow gauge railway line.  Take it steady and you should be fine.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on May 02, 2016, 03:53:04 PM
Dont quote me but I have not seen any tarmaced or hardstanding carpark within the park that is available for use by the general public. The hardstanding car0srk I have seen is always cordoned off and nowhere near where the boating lake!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: raflaunches on May 02, 2016, 04:13:31 PM
Unfortunately not, all but one are grass. The lonely Tarmac car park is the one near the attractions and pay kiosks. However the grass car park we use does have a hard standing beneath the grass for the first couple of rows so it's pretty solid just there.


Update...


The water looks pretty good for quality and due to the new anti goose netting the model boat lake is very clear of the dreaded droppings. :-))


Campsite all sorted, bbq already to go, Dreadnought almost ready for steam trials! :}
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on May 02, 2016, 04:30:47 PM
To all campers and those brave enough to want to joj  had evenings entertainment, please remember that Mayhem has a BBQ for use in the evening. All are welcome to use it, just bring the food you require.  If your lucky I will even cook it for you.
To Danny, you cannot photograph the Klunk BBQ Building this year without me knowing! Hope you are coming this year! More wine required after last year!

Ps Nick, last year you said you were going to stay over.......and the answer is????
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: raflaunches on May 02, 2016, 04:34:30 PM
Yes, Of course I'm staying the Saturday night, wouldn't miss it for anything! :-))
Many thanks for including me again, I'll bring some sloe gin for everyone to try this year, got a bit more kick to it!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: carlmt on May 02, 2016, 05:09:58 PM
All booked in  :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Captain fizz on May 02, 2016, 05:55:47 PM
Not sure when you were last at the pond Nick, but there are plenty of goose droppings at the moment and a pair of grumpy swans.
As you say, the water quality is good.


Simon
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: raflaunches on May 02, 2016, 06:24:19 PM
if you compare it to previous years Simon, I was there yesterday morning with the broken down Dreadnought <:( , and the amount is significantly less than I've seen over the years. Any way we brush it away for the show :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on May 03, 2016, 02:04:45 PM
booked in!!!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: davidsg1a on May 03, 2016, 06:44:25 PM
Just to give you an update on the Scott's lads attendance at mayhem!!! We will be there  %%
Only three of us this year.  We're leaving the quiet one at home. Hope see the usual good crowd there for the camping, jay dee, stav and the family, Steph and her apprentice phill. Klunk and the rest of the gang and hopefully some new faces too.

For those of you unsure wether to camp or not, we don't bit and your safe cause ian won't be there.  {-)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ballastanksian on May 03, 2016, 09:15:16 PM
Cool, I'll bring some meaty goodness.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Dieselman on May 04, 2016, 10:15:20 AM
Martyn , klunk et al


I am disappointed in the apparent lack of inclusion of new faces to this thread. "It is on a need to know basis.... for campers"  and then the comment about the grass parking areas is written by some one with knowledge of the Park.
Klunk if you are a stranger to the Park and Event who has issues walking ground conditions / surfaces can be an issue that ma make or break a visit.  You say the are trolleys etc just ask for help etc.  Sometimes folks with challenges wish to be independent, to do it on their own, while others will be pleased of the help. MAybe you guys should get the blinkers off and embrace the whole community and not just the BBQ ing Campers .
Sorry if this sounds grumpy or off hand but I do not feel welcomed at all!!  Not the level playing field I have come to know from modellers everywhere else.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Captain fizz on May 04, 2016, 10:57:05 AM
Hi Dieselman.
I do not think there is any intention of excluding anyone.
Access at Wicksteed is very good. You can drive right down to within about 50 metres of the lake.
The parking area is indeed grass but very flat and well maintained and does not tend to get muddy.
There are smooth paths from there to the lakeside which has bench seating and a couple of fixed picnic tables with seating.
I am sure you will receive a warm welcome should you decide to attend.


Simon
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: raflaunches on May 04, 2016, 11:01:04 AM
Dieselman


I'm sorry to hear about your disappointment and I'll reiterated:

The paths are level and flat for what grassed areas can be, the concrete path around the lake is as flat as you are going to get from those who laid it 15 years ago, and the front row of the grassed car park we use is generally given to those with walking issues.
The BBQ is a big event for some, me included, and it will talked about more than some subjects.
If you view previous years of the show you will see it's a bring a boat and sail it event with a few planned events in between the free sailing. Models will be on show in the respective club tents/gazebos and we have two traders attending, Deans Marine and Linkspan Models.
Everyone is welcome and I hope to see you there


Nick
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 04, 2016, 11:13:44 AM
 
Hi DM,

Mayhem at Wicksteed is a fun 'come sail your Boat’  weekend for blokes and their families. You've spent all that time building it... put it on the water!

 It's a very relaxed weekend.... unless the wind gets up then it's usually gets exciting very quickly, we've had Gazebo flying contest in past years!  The Camping & Bar B Q is a big part of the event and is a highlight for those types foolish enough to indulge in such things! ( As you can tell, I've yet to be persuaded of the wonders of sleeping in a mobile room on wheels or under canvas! )   %)

The pond is a purpose built model boating lake in the grounds of a privately owned public park, like Alton Towers but without the need for a mortgage to get in! There is a car parking fee but that's the only charges for the weekend. There are quite a few fairground rides for the younger type humans as it is very much a family orientated 'theme park.'

We're situated down on the left hand side of the park, follow signs to "Mayhem Event" or "Camping field".
Parking in about 40 yards from the lake on a grass field. There are usually a couple of trolleys around to haul your stuff to the lake side. You are welcome to set up your own gazebo lakeside, personal, club or Trader Free of Fee!

It mostly free sailing with some demonstration events, e.g. Straight running, Warships, yachts, Springers, etc.
Most people are on 2.4Gig these days but there is a Frequency board for 27 & 40Mhz.
Best of all, Free TEA & COFFEE all weekend ….. if I can persuade Mrs & Little Miss Mayhem to do the honours again!

The whole event was conceived to get us of the internet, away from the workbench, off our collective arses and go sail our boats and actually come meet with one another! It has always been a well humoured events, one of the best laughs I have all year.

…. we’ll even pull your car out of the lake if needs be!

Martin - Admin   :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: dougal99 on May 04, 2016, 11:53:59 AM
There’s more to this weekend than the BBQ although from reading the thread you would be forgiven for gaining the impression that this was the highlight. (It may be for some.) However, at the lake there is no clique and I have found everyone friendly and helpful. I have attended all but one of the events and had a thoroughly good time on each occasion although I have never attended the BBQ ( I agree with Martin on tents and caravans.) Come with an open mind and enjoy yourself.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on May 04, 2016, 12:18:14 PM


On a side not perhaps we should have a separate page on parking and the basic layout of the park for those only attending on the day. Maybe with pictures to show the car park area and the lakeside. 
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: raflaunches on May 04, 2016, 12:26:09 PM
I'll see what I can do this weekend for photos of the areas mentioned so everyone can get a general view :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 04, 2016, 12:48:44 PM
 
  ... from last year.

https://plus.google.com/photos/+ModelBoatMayhemPhotos/albums/6142034215144126209 (https://plus.google.com/photos/+ModelBoatMayhemPhotos/albums/6142034215144126209)


(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-LqHLI162AaY/VTzjuZJ3f1I/AAAAAAAAJGM/LMSUGoy2Zzo/w958-h362-no/PENT6990.JPG)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: g6swj on May 04, 2016, 01:06:12 PM
I just Googled Wicksteed Park and would you believe it the satellite image must have been taken on a Mayhem weekend! - check out the marquees...

Hopefully this may give an idea of the distance from car park to lake for those that have not been to the park before

Regards Jonathan
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on May 04, 2016, 01:19:19 PM
You know I have walked round that lake loads of times and always thought it was oval in shape!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: raflaunches on May 04, 2016, 01:19:58 PM
Thanks Jonathan


You beat me to it! :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on May 04, 2016, 01:26:07 PM
Also the picture is quite old. Look to the right and the new amphi theater is not even under construction plus look in the camping field and the new ablutions block has not been built! That puts the pic at 5 plus years old. Not that it's a problem as the park has improved since then! Especially down to the model lake as the new pic above proves.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: g6swj on May 04, 2016, 01:27:45 PM
To give another perspective on the distance - this image shows a distance line of 75m from one part of the car park to the lakeside

Regards Jonathan
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Goldcupper on May 04, 2016, 10:18:17 PM
I like the look of the kart track!
Martin
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 04, 2016, 10:38:43 PM
(http://i.imgbox.com/8BUUHBuT.jpg) (http://imgbox.com/8BUUHBuT)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ballastanksian on May 04, 2016, 11:04:22 PM
Not so mch a 'Happy camper' more a 'Happy Boater' :-))

Nice Tug.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: gingyer on May 05, 2016, 01:29:26 PM
Cheers martin, I hated that picture!!!

There me being helpful and carrying someone else's boat
And it happens to be a TUG and you get the camera out <*<

Unfortunately I won't make this years  <:(
I hope everyone enjoys themselves, it's stupid to say behave  :-))

I read the last few posts on this thread about new people turning up and Comments about being unwelcome etc.  we all go to have a laugh and Enjoy ourselves. As part of the Scottish contingent we easily get caught up talking to friends we haven't seen sine the year before so if you turn up introduce yourself and talk to people don't stand in the corner watching just say hello.
I should also point out if you want a meaningful conversation with the Scottish contingent best left until after lunch... Once the haze is moving on  :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: boxer on May 05, 2016, 05:16:03 PM
hi

this is local to me, if i bring along a couple of boats with electrical problems anybody have time to look at them with me and give me some guidance.

also any club 500 racing on the day ? i have a couple of boats i could put in .
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on May 05, 2016, 05:30:26 PM
come along and we will all look at your problems......we always take the mickey BUT we ALWAYS help. club 500 can go on the lake anytime, walk around and find a few other 500's and im sure you can have a race!


or alternatively explain the problem on here and we can try to sort it out now!!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 05, 2016, 06:07:03 PM
This is what Wicksteed is all about!  :-))

(http://i.imgbox.com/xcxwaN5w.jpg)
                                                                                                                                                          Lidl - not a sponsor.

 
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 05, 2016, 06:54:43 PM
 
This is what Wicksteed is all about!  :-))

(http://i.imgbox.com/zzGVdgfc.jpg) (http://imgbox.com/zzGVdgfc)

Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: boxer on May 05, 2016, 06:55:11 PM
few boats i bought locally,

one was off a nice chap i think  used to be on here

a fishing boat, when i turn the boat transmitter on and then the receiver the boat goes to full throttle

maybe best to start a different thread

Martin...... the sponsor photo ... That looks a speedboat of his own design , club 500 I own similar
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Goldcupper on May 05, 2016, 07:10:10 PM
"Old friends....stand round the park pond like book ends".....
with apologies to Simon and Garfunkel.
Martin
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 06, 2016, 08:49:10 AM
This is what Wicksteed is all about!  :-))

(http://i.imgbox.com/sDlLL2N9.jpg)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ballastanksian on May 06, 2016, 12:27:47 PM
I say, If I tried sitting cross legged, I think my hips would dislocate! I salute that very supple model boater.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 06, 2016, 02:04:40 PM
 
 This is what Wicksteed is all about!  :-))

(http://i.imgbox.com/AOxbRGCa.jpg)

(http://i.imgbox.com/4yyoOvqo.jpg)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 07, 2016, 01:02:18 AM
This is what Wicksteed is all about!  :-))

(https://scontent.fman1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13086729_984727244976528_2733404206818782130_o.jpg)

Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 07, 2016, 01:05:51 AM
                               This is what Wicksteed is all about!  :-))

(https://scontent.fman1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13103546_984728301643089_2165991858749305467_n.jpg?oh=01606b198dc232f1739fa455bea9941e&oe=57A24DB8)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 07, 2016, 01:06:23 AM
 
                               This is what Wicksteed is all about!  :-))

(https://scontent.fman1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13198548_984728541643065_3520027587589314544_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 07, 2016, 01:54:23 AM
 
                               This is what Wicksteed is all about!  :-))

(https://scontent.fman1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/527708_10151002896977658_379795930_n.jpg?oh=93e9862acc7497eff444bce9871014d4&oe=57A8929B)

Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: BrianB6 on May 07, 2016, 02:56:38 AM
It would be nice to know who is who for those of us that have never been able to get there.
Perhaps Martin could ask permission from those he takes photos of to post their names even their Mayhem logins.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 07, 2016, 03:47:25 AM

Hmmmmm, on Mayhem privacy is in the purview of each member.
I'm happy to post photos of their ugly hansom fizog but it's up to each individual if they want to be named.

 It's quite different culture to Facebook .....

Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: BrianB6 on May 07, 2016, 05:34:27 AM
I did say ask permission so if they are happy we would love to "meet" them
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: tigertiger on May 07, 2016, 06:58:37 AM
Hey Martin!
It looks like its been raining, surely not on a bank holiday  {-)


I hope everyone there has a great time, stays dry, and enjoys the BBQ.  :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Stavros on May 07, 2016, 07:56:24 AM
MIGHT be there on Sunday

Dave
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 07, 2016, 07:39:36 PM
                               This is what Wicksteed is all about!  :-))

(http://i.imgbox.com/pA5RMTmS.jpg)

(http://i.imgbox.com/s3dfMdRb.jpg)

Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 09, 2016, 06:47:55 AM
 
                               This is what Wicksteed is all about!  :-))

(http://i.imgbox.com/kzea0Rsb.jpg)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 09, 2016, 06:49:53 AM
 
                                    This is what Wicksteed is all about!  :-))

(http://i.imgbox.com/IMrbKrii.jpg)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: BFSMP on May 09, 2016, 06:32:44 PM

Sorry if this sounds grumpy or off hand but I do not feel welcomed at all!!  Not the level playing field I have come to know from modellers everywhere else.

If you feel unwelcomed there ( which reading between the lines I find that if you are prepared to muck in and enjoy the revalry you would be most welcomed), try visiting the club at Fleetwood on a regatta day.

You would be made to feel more welcome if you were poo poo in a swimming pool.

Jim.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 09, 2016, 06:48:17 PM
 
                                    This is what Wicksteed is all about!  :-))

(http://i.imgbox.com/UKNbRBht.jpg)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 09, 2016, 06:48:57 PM
 
                                    This is what Wicksteed is all about!  :-))

(http://i.imgbox.com/YDmLJ929.jpg)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on May 09, 2016, 10:58:50 PM
Come,  sail, enjoy, drink tea and coffee, meet like minded peeps,  take the Michael out of the brown teletubby, sail some more and have a laugh. There is no level playing field other than enjoying yourself. Sit back and let the Magic of Mayhem wash over you. Join in conversations or if you can find me, borrow my Atlantis for a spell. I know Chuffy will have a go again!  I will happily let anyone sail her over the weekend. Now all you have to do is work out who I am!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on May 09, 2016, 11:01:08 PM
And no pictures Martin......or any of you lot!!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 10, 2016, 12:02:18 PM
And no pictures Martin......or any of you lot!!

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-gl21wd_yi9Y/VXSI3b42nZI/AAAAAAAAJL8/SPnBzewj2Nwc67RCCtuUEmDqTUHkkXfEACL0B/w897-h673-no/DSCN4445.JPG)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 10, 2016, 12:32:16 PM
 
                                :-)     This is what Wicksteed is all about!     :-))

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-sJvWo6F-Oow/VXSJNXUWu5I/AAAAAAAAJOs/3fSECfCFDbUOsvY-_2e8SboV0uYvYSbRgCL0B/w1007-h673-no/DSCN4686.JPG)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ballastanksian on May 10, 2016, 07:43:57 PM
I remember that bloke in the footage taken last year. I am not sure if he is tired or very relaxed. Probably both given the look of the film and everyone having a good time.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: dougal99 on May 10, 2016, 08:10:20 PM
Tony was just resting before lifting all those barges and the tug for a quick meander round the lake.  :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Goldcupper on May 10, 2016, 08:14:39 PM
Seems to be a lot of members here from the East, but not the Far East, like Kings Lynn!
Does anyone know if the Kings Lynn club has fizzled?  I can't find it anywhere.
Or maybe the one that used to meet at Mepal water park?


Martin
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ballastanksian on May 10, 2016, 08:35:13 PM
Tony was just resting before lifting all those barges and the tug for a quick meander round the lake.  :-))
Crikey they are all his? I thought they might belong to the club. I take my hat off to you Tony.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: mrlownotes on May 10, 2016, 08:58:44 PM
Seems to be a lot of members here from the East, but not the Far East, like Kings Lynn!
Does anyone know if the Kings Lynn club has fizzled?  I can't find it anywhere.
Or maybe the one that used to meet at Mepal water park?


Martin

A gentleman by the name of Robert Chrome used to be the main contact for the Leziate Club. See the last entry on this thread......

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=10302.0
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: html on May 10, 2016, 09:29:11 PM
Mayhem is all about FUN, this will be the third one I have had to miss knee operation recovery this year means long drives and kneeling are not allowed. Which I am really p@@@@d about.
When I get there I turn up with a car load of boats, gazeebo and stuff and enjoy the whole weekend, even if we get a bit of the Wicksteed mist (rain), or the gentle breeze called Force 8. It is like I have never been away, everyone is really friendly.

Do not be put off by the BBQ talk, only the crazy ones amongst us talk about what we can remember. Believe me it can be hard to remember, the evening BBQ.
If BBQ food is not for you stay awhile and chat, the food & alcohol are not mandatory.

The boating comes first it is very informal and fun, everyone helps if boaters have a problem, fires run away boats the only rules are, there are no rules, other than the obvious safety ones. Put the boat in the water and sail.

In 2007 the first year Martin had this crazy idea, which is the Mayhem weekend. I turned up with one boat, a Springer and some camping equipment. I only knew the people online, and had never met the people who were there, we had horizontal Wicksteed mist all weekend and everything was soaked, but it was great. I meet the same people maybe once or twice a year outside of Mayhem, and we chat and joke like best friends, it does not stop after the weekend. Ten years on and I wish I was coming no matter what the weather, I already had the Friday booked off at work

The parking is great, access to the lake is really easy nice and flat, there are trollies to use, and if required there is always someone there to help launch the boats large or small.

Did I mention it is all about having fun!

Have a good time everyone

Brian
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Goldcupper on May 10, 2016, 09:51:21 PM
That was 8 years ago!  Yes it's a lovely lake. It's one of the few places in Norfolk with hills and is like a mini Windermere, if they still use it.
Last time I was there (for a beer!) I was told that the chap I spoke to had never seen a model and he was a regular dinghy sailor.
But I'll see if Mr. Crome is still about. 
Actually, I like the idea of using the Walks if that hasn't been wrecked again.


Martin
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 11, 2016, 12:18:11 AM

                                :-)     This is Wicksteed!     :-))


(http://i.imgbox.com/25dqOGIr.jpg)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on May 11, 2016, 12:31:26 AM
Mmmmmmmm.......cake
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on May 11, 2016, 12:33:12 AM
Wot.....no html.....no ginger......no bobk........Help.!!!@!

Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Inertia on May 11, 2016, 09:42:44 AM
Can't wait!! The isobars are stacking up already!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 11, 2016, 09:50:55 AM
 
This is Wicksteed!  :-)

(http://i.imgbox.com/3IPTkgaW.jpg) (http://imgbox.com/3IPTkgaW)

(http://i.imgbox.com/Wq3fYKZj.jpg)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Goldcupper on May 11, 2016, 09:55:25 AM
I couldn't do what that old chap is doing.  Or, if I did, I wouldn't be able to get up again!  Well done that man.  That'll be a heavy boat!
Martin
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 11, 2016, 09:58:06 AM
 
John is well fit!  O0

 
                             ..... hang on, that may be interpreted the wrong way these days!   {:-{
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on May 11, 2016, 09:58:52 AM
To those in the know.....or want to know....mead or cinnamon firewater?
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on May 11, 2016, 09:59:26 AM

John's well fit!  O0

 
                             ..... hang on, that maybe interpreted the wrong way these days!   {:-{


Hmmmmm looks like you're in trouble!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Goldcupper on May 11, 2016, 10:00:41 AM
If I do that in Smiths while reading the mags, I need 2 strong chaps to lift me up on my feet again!
At least that's my excuse, Constable<G>
M
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on May 11, 2016, 10:03:31 AM
If I do that in Smiths while reading the mags, I need 2 strong chaps to lift me up on my feet again!
At least that's my excuse, Constable<G>


Why don't you just read the top shelf ones......

I hear they keep the top gear one up there now! !
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Goldcupper on May 11, 2016, 10:14:02 AM
Do Smiths still do those sort?
And Top Gear is a rubbish mag.  Now if it were Supercar Classics, with those beautiful hand drawn sketches in, that would be different.
Or better still, Classic Boating magazine, but that's direct subsription.


Martin
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 11, 2016, 10:36:15 AM
 
This is Mayhem at Wicksteed!  O0

(http://i.imgbox.com/NdQEXU0J.jpg)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on May 11, 2016, 11:01:52 AM
mmmmmmmm bacon roll sunday
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: html on May 11, 2016, 04:51:59 PM
The best two people at Wicksteed, bacon, tea or coffee. Well done Mrs and Miss Mayhem.

Brian
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: ballastanksian on May 11, 2016, 09:42:18 PM
Hoorah for bacon rolls!!  And cake:O)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Stavros on May 11, 2016, 10:15:04 PM
Well spoken to the one and Only Steam Boat Phil today and he WILL BE THERE ...thats what he told me camping in his TENT !!!!! yes Klunk you did read it right in his TENT


Dave
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on May 12, 2016, 01:47:03 AM
I might have a searchlight at Home somewhere. E can light his tent up.....see if he still cuddles his lighter!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 12, 2016, 03:56:13 AM
 
                                                          We are Mayhem at Wicksteed!   O0

(http://i.imgbox.com/KNlsS2kr.jpg)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Klunk on May 12, 2016, 04:30:00 AM
A pleasant way to spend an afternoon!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 12, 2016, 10:25:23 AM
 
              We are Wicksteed!   O0

(http://i.imgbox.com/SVldzSA0.jpg)

(http://i.imgbox.com/Q3sM7cv9.jpg)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 12, 2016, 10:29:05 AM
 
Mayhem at Wicksteed    :-))

(http://i.imgbox.com/ayDfk8OT.jpg)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 12, 2016, 10:41:24 AM

We are Wicksteeders!   O0

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-kY7si7CvkxQ/VXSJX5m_q0I/AAAAAAAAJP8/nj2IR0lcD0sqeC5EwRDfUZeTzX7l7N1EACL0B/w897-h673-no/DSCN4993.JPG)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: html on May 12, 2016, 12:35:00 PM
We are all young at heart!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: essex2visuvesi on May 12, 2016, 01:53:49 PM
No matter how you dress it up, we are still just a bunch big kids who should know better playing with toys
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: mrlownotes on May 12, 2016, 05:04:31 PM
No matter how you dress it up, we are still just a bunch big kids who should know better playing with toys



It's a competition........when you're at the pearly gates, who ever has the most toys wins.

Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Stavros on May 12, 2016, 09:27:32 PM
Looks like it should be a good weekend weather wise so far

Dave
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 12, 2016, 09:41:43 PM
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-i0AdE8MjdXw/VXSJnefOmzI/AAAAAAAAJR0/NK0fdpTP6pU-oIQLpvzGxfweXau3GrDaQCL0B/w1069-h802-no/DSCN5298.JPG)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 12, 2016, 09:42:58 PM
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-L35DCQsVzdI/VXSJ_iWlpcI/AAAAAAAAJU0/eObN5a6JT3chaiaJCIr_SOXKIdqEfEi-wCL0B/w1069-h802-no/DSCN5026.JPG)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 12, 2016, 09:43:39 PM
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-hNZu8OY_9ZU/VXSL9UEuSaI/AAAAAAAAJaA/jGP2BE2TB7k9t2Y4xYOLPyI405ldhF4kgCL0B/w1069-h802-no/DSCN5223.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-KSKk_c9LTXs/VXSPU0xDpCI/AAAAAAAAJrI/-AvdjnMccE4hIUNT3fy3vnoev3l8qY2DACL0B/w1069-h802-no/DSCN5284.JPG)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 12, 2016, 09:43:59 PM
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-CDq-TFfPGxg/VXSNKsX-bkI/AAAAAAAAJcI/CqqjlBxSQI8uHCfvShPMU3mat4vBOB2DQCL0B/w1069-h802-no/DSCN4478.JPG)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 12, 2016, 09:44:59 PM
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-AbSqOgHzRis/VXSQxm_QJVI/AAAAAAAAJu0/cgxA7jgrhRg-hfHcxPoXTE337mwcED8dQCL0B/w1069-h802-no/DSCN4816.JPG)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Klunk on May 13, 2016, 06:26:16 AM
Anyone 2ant to do the zip wire this year. There are 3 lines side by side. Any takers?  Price is £7-50.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 13, 2016, 06:29:15 AM
 
Mayhem at Wicksteed is a fun 'come sail your Boat’  weekend for blokes and their families. You've spent all that time building it... put it on the water!

 It's a very relaxed weekend.... unless the wind gets up then it's usually gets exciting very quickly, we've had Gazebo flying contest in past years!  The Camping & Bar B Q is a big part of the event and is a highlight for those types foolish enough to indulge in such things! ( As you can tell, I've yet to be persuaded of the wonders of sleeping in a mobile room on wheels or under canvas! )   %)

The pond is a purpose built model boating lake in the grounds of a privately owned public park, like Alton Towers but without the need for a mortgage to get in! There is a car parking fee but that's the only charges for the weekend. There are quite a few fairground rides for the younger type humans as it is very much a family orientated 'theme park.'

We're situated down on the left hand side of the park, follow signs to "Mayhem Event" or "Camping field".
Parking in about 40 yards from the lake on a grass field. There are usually a couple of trolleys around to haul your stuff to the lake side. You are welcome to set up your own gazebo lakeside, personal, club or Trader Free of Fee!

It mostly free sailing with some demonstration events, e.g. Straight running, Warships, yachts, Springers, etc.
Most people are on 2.4Gig these days but there is a Frequency board for 27 & 40Mhz.
Best of all, Free TEA & COFFEE all weekend ….. if I can persuade Mrs & Little Miss Mayhem to do the honours again!

The whole event was conceived to get us of the internet, away from the workbench, off our collective arses and go sail our boats and actually come meet with one another! It has always been a well humoured events, one of the best laughs I have all year.

…. we’ll even pull your car out of the lake if needs be!

Martin - Admin   :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Klunk on May 13, 2016, 06:53:49 AM
Come on Martin. ....you know you want to!!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Klunk on May 13, 2016, 06:54:17 AM
And Steamboat Phil!!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Goldcupper on May 13, 2016, 09:38:24 AM
I would have thought a purpose made model boat pond (which usually means a model yacht pond if it WAS purpose made, back when) would be with the water higher than your boots, a la Norwich or Dovercourt,  especially as model boats has always been an old fart activity.


Martin
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Klunk on May 13, 2016, 11:14:37 AM
I believe it was built as a round the pole boat pond
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: html on May 13, 2016, 11:16:01 AM
The lake is fed from I believe surface water from the fields, there is an overflow pipe which drains into the big lake in the park. If it rains really hard the water does get a bit higher, but usually it is about where it is on Phil's waders. I have never measured it, but I would think the water is about 200mm below the concrete path so easy to launch models of any size

Brian
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Goldcupper on May 13, 2016, 11:22:23 AM
I was thinking more of the water being behind a wall so that you simply reach out and place the model on the water, a la Norwich.


However, if it was indeed intended for tethered hydros (which I doubt, as I have never read a report from Wicksteed) then you don't want any backwash from sides higher than the water (a common though largely groundless complaint about Victoria Park).


Martin
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: html on May 13, 2016, 11:50:07 AM
Up until last year there was a pole in the middle of the lake for tethered hydros, I am sure someone will have a picture of it. That is what the lake was built for. It was removed as tethered hydros are not run anymore there, it also made for a clearer lake area. I would contact someone at the Wicksteed Model Boat Club if you want to know when they had tethered hydros running in the lake.

Brian
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Goldcupper on May 13, 2016, 11:56:36 AM
I will do, thanks, Brian.  I used to have a Facebook page all about the disgrace of lost waters, especially hydro ponds, in this benighted land, but typically it garnered no interest.  That's why third world countries still have world championships in tethered models and we have nothing worth a toss and NO tethered car tracks.  I'm surprised that a tethered fan like me has not heard or read of any meetings at Wicksteed.
Thanks for the info,
Martin
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: tigertiger on May 13, 2016, 01:45:51 PM
I just did a Google search 'Wicksteed tethered'.
A lot came up, including
http://www.wicksteedparkmbc.com/club-history-1921-2002.html (http://www.wicksteedparkmbc.com/club-history-1921-2002.html)
There is even some mention of the introduction of straight line running (for Capt. Phil)

http://www.onthewire.co.uk/hpitbox8.htm (http://www.onthewire.co.uk/hpitbox8.htm)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 13, 2016, 01:50:32 PM
 
(http://www.wicksteedparkmbc.com/uploads/1/1/7/3/11739964/2384654_orig.jpg)
 
(http://www.wicksteedparkmbc.com/uploads/1/1/7/3/11739964/5218567_orig.jpg)
 
(http://www.wicksteedparkmbc.com/uploads/1/1/7/3/11739964/9387506_orig.jpg)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Goldcupper on May 13, 2016, 02:59:49 PM
I just did a Google search 'Wicksteed tethered'.
A lot came up, including
http://www.wicksteedparkmbc.com/club-history-1921-2002.html (http://www.wicksteedparkmbc.com/club-history-1921-2002.html)
There is even some mention of the introduction of straight line running (for Capt. Phil)

http://www.onthewire.co.uk/hpitbox8.htm (http://www.onthewire.co.uk/hpitbox8.htm)
Many thanks, tiger.
Very interesting articles and just shows...you can be an avid reader of the mags. and still never hear of certain people and clubs. Such a shame that they took the pole out.


Martin
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 13, 2016, 05:43:46 PM
 
Mayhem at Wicksteed video playlist:   http://tinyurl.com/l9ae5nw (http://tinyurl.com/l9ae5nw)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Netleyned on May 13, 2016, 06:30:57 PM
I See.
Lady Laura and the Leg. Ends. of Wicksteed  {-)


Ned
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 13, 2016, 09:38:40 PM
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-y01c89qvcWY/U48xV1daVZI/AAAAAAAAEKE/O8vZoc1oLrkUJTEmPWsKlBU5mxjrIOZrwCCo/s640/Mayhem-019.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-gv_X_AHL-IA/U48xUALbNnI/AAAAAAAAEKA/4TTD6JmgSyICktJgbynJaxYEC869ZNG7ACCo/s640/Mayhem-014.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-7jBY5QF9i2s/U48xVl912RI/AAAAAAAAEKQ/oDGXoOVmQuEqhPN1C9rxDgjmicOgzca8QCCo/s640/Mayhem-018.JPG)

Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 13, 2016, 09:41:01 PM

                   We are Mayhem at Wicksteed!


(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-lcLYL-rlJks/U48qdl_R__I/AAAAAAAAD2o/9qPp1W0xREEWxAoR_koIn4_PD9o70xEXQCCo/s640/Wicksteed-013.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-q5answaG5mg/U48qcpiiAuI/AAAAAAAAD2c/1StRULZo8hoTs8l7Orj0zx90AaOoiUjHwCCo/s640/Wicksteed-012.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-PyFMcgjYpIU/U48qcOo3UpI/AAAAAAAAD2Y/0NILqAhi7gwaqlA0PBuMX3_gESHfn3CvwCCo/s640/Wicksteed-011.JPG)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Crossie on May 13, 2016, 10:57:38 PM

 What an inspiring picture that last one was, a young person with a model built from bits and pieces, no high tech expense, just good, clean, cheap fun. Brings back very happy memories of boyhood modelling!

                                                               Trevor
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 14, 2016, 06:46:05 AM
 
                          We are Wicksteed!   :-))

(http://i.imgbox.com/pEXvrenr.jpg)

(http://i.imgbox.com/8Z09dp5w.jpg)

(http://i.imgbox.com/gAFcU8yJ.jpg)

(http://i.imgbox.com/AjhXsVC4.jpg)

(http://i.imgbox.com/vRqKGhAq.jpg)

(http://i.imgbox.com/x0iFhJw8.jpg)

Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 14, 2016, 12:49:32 PM
 
The Wicksteed fleet is many and varied!!


(http://i.imgbox.com/J7Nha0rk.jpg)

(http://i.imgbox.com/NTzZV0DD.jpg)

(http://i.imgbox.com/aMCeJg69.jpg)

(http://i.imgbox.com/oziyDtcy.jpg)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Goldcupper on May 14, 2016, 12:52:09 PM
Could you tell us a little about the yachts, Martin, please?


Not bothered about the grey stuff.


Martin
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: tigertiger on May 14, 2016, 01:00:35 PM
I know that yachts are not Martin's speciality.
But if you check out the relevant boards, you will find most of what you could ever wish to know. :-))  Maybe a lot more.  :-)
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/board,90.0.html
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/board,99.0.html
There is a more than a lifetimes worth of experience on these boards.

If you cannot find what you are looking for, then post a question and I am sure you will find out what you want. :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Goldcupper on May 14, 2016, 01:12:29 PM
Thanks, tiger, I was just wondering which particular boats, hulls they were.  Especially the one with a LOT of strings on deck for what looks like a fairly standard Bermudian rig.
Martin
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: tigertiger on May 14, 2016, 01:18:47 PM
Perhaps the owners would like to identify themselves, but it looks like it might be JayDee's J Class


Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 14, 2016, 01:22:35 PM
 
(http://i.imgbox.com/Nvk1YNsO.jpg) (http://imgbox.com/Nvk1YNsO)

 
(http://i.imgbox.com/Cmcbxs7z.jpg) (http://imgbox.com/Cmcbxs7z)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 14, 2016, 01:27:06 PM
I know that yachts are not Martin's speciality.


I knows loads about them yachts.... some have sales sails!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: JayDee on May 14, 2016, 03:49:32 PM
Hello Goldcupper,

Go to "Yachts and Sail" in this  Forum, details there about my J Class.
Also in the same section in "Schooner Sailing" about my Schooner Bluenose.

At the moment my website is off line - - the Server crashed and all of it has gone !.

John aka  JayDee.  :((

The J Class Endeavour WILL be at Wicksteed !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Hande on May 14, 2016, 05:11:11 PM
Have a good weekend you all!
It's lots of fun to see pictures of people :}
It would be even more fun to know their Mayhem aliases.
I am observing your fun from Finland and I have never met any of you.
Is it intentional to keep anonymous?


Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 14, 2016, 05:58:36 PM
 
Sir Bob!

(http://i.imgbox.com/cdu4AVPk.jpg)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 14, 2016, 06:07:20 PM
 
Japanese Tony!  ok2


(http://i.imgbox.com/zja3FE0i.jpg)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 14, 2016, 06:12:29 PM
 
Baloo with Baloo!

(http://i.imgbox.com/fTwnBPEX.jpg)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 14, 2016, 06:13:43 PM
 
Surprised at the Peterborough Area Model Boat club!

(http://i.imgbox.com/qAxVyJvk.jpg)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 14, 2016, 06:15:04 PM
 
 The unusual suspects!  ok2

(http://i.imgbox.com/nCErwifa.jpg)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 14, 2016, 06:16:27 PM

No Klunk, no Mayhem at Wicksteed!

(http://i.imgbox.com/xAWIhnFX.jpg)

  ..... with a disapproving Paul!

(http://i.imgbox.com/vfTPtseL.jpg)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 14, 2016, 06:17:33 PM
 
The ever exuberant Dave (Stavros)!  O0

(http://i.imgbox.com/6geSK6h1.jpg)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 14, 2016, 06:19:38 PM
 
 The irrepressible - SteamboatPhil!   O0

(http://www.wicksteedparkmbc.com/uploads/1/1/7/3/11739964/1854298_orig.jpg)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 14, 2016, 06:22:28 PM
 
"Meet the gang cos the boys are here ....   The boys to entertain yooooou!"

(http://i.imgbox.com/DFKUKtxh.jpg) (http://imgbox.com/DFKUKtxh)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 14, 2016, 06:39:35 PM
 
Phil & Steph!

(http://i.imgbox.com/QOXEM6s6.jpg)

(http://i.imgbox.com/g1yIjjdv.jpg)

(http://i.imgbox.com/qUJYlRKz.jpg)

(http://i.imgbox.com/CugGl4uq.jpg)

(http://i.imgbox.com/tqwamDBy.jpg)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: warspite on May 14, 2016, 07:16:30 PM
Is that the one that got away phil  O0
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Peter Fitness on May 14, 2016, 11:11:58 PM
It seems that the weather has been kind this year - so far. Once again I'm feeling envious of all that are able to be at Wicksteed, but 20,000 km is a bit too far for a weekend away  for me  O0 . Enjoy yourselves.


BTW, great photos Martin, keep them coming


Peter
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Stavros on May 14, 2016, 11:24:21 PM
ER Peter he pics were from last year and other years it hasn't happened YET


Dave
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: SteamboatPhil on May 15, 2016, 09:00:19 AM
Well hi team
Just in case you thought we had dissapeared for ever.....no chance, has been a little full on moving the workshop to over here (across the great big boating lake between jolly old England and the Belle France. Still all up and running, although the boats are still spread across the two countrys....and where the batteries and transmitters are....who knows, not to mention steam bits not in the same place (mainly in the boats....)
Still Steamboat apprentice and I will be there, (not arriving until eary Friday eve though)
Ready for a wekend of fun.....and probally some abuse........
Chill the beer...... :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Klunk on May 15, 2016, 09:18:02 AM
The wanderer returns. This means that we are getting out of the EU!  The French have decided to deport Phil and his dentures!!!!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: tigertiger on May 15, 2016, 10:50:56 AM
Does that mean that Phil will become an inundentured apprentice?
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Klunk on May 15, 2016, 12:35:03 PM
Now that was bad......really bad!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: html on May 15, 2016, 12:39:46 PM
Get you coat Tiger!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Klunk on May 16, 2016, 07:03:41 AM
Now on countdown to this.
Today's tasks are get tent our and out up
Check cooking equipment
Clean and repair above equipment
Find alcohol stash (isopropanol! )
Find boats I'm taking to ensure everything is ready with them.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 16, 2016, 06:00:53 PM
 
Proud to be part of Mayhem at Wicksteed!   :-)

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Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: ballastanksian on May 16, 2016, 06:57:02 PM
It seems that the weather has been kind this year - so far. Once again I'm feeling envious of all that are able to be at Wicksteed, but 20,000 km is a bit too far for a weekend away  for me  O0 . Enjoy yourselves.


BTW, great photos Martin, keep them coming


Peter

Pop on Ebay Peter, I am sure they will have a matter transporter system for sale somewhere. You just have to train your other half to bring you back on Sunday evening without turning you inside out :((
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: J.beazley on May 16, 2016, 07:09:33 PM
All being good with ballast trials this weekend im actually going to bring a decent sized boat to mayhem this year.
Im out to prove i can finish a boat before i make a start on the next one  :-))


Jay
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Peter Fitness on May 16, 2016, 11:22:59 PM
Pop on Ebay Peter, I am sure they will have a matter transporter system for sale somewhere. You just have to train your other half to bring you back on Sunday evening without turning you inside out :((


It's worth a look, or perhaps I'll simply say "Beam me up Scotty" %%


Peter.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Peter Fitness on May 16, 2016, 11:25:26 PM
ER Peter he pics were from last year and other years it hasn't happened YET


Dave


Oops, sorry Dave, I was a bit confused by the fact that Martin suddenly started posting photos of the event.


Peter.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Klunk on May 17, 2016, 03:11:06 AM
6 work days till the main event. Tent cooker and camping sundries all checked. Tomorrow will be personal equipment  and display equipment.
Hopefully my new rucksac will arrive tomorrow  as well so that can be packed. ......then it's just the boats to do ...... now certain peeps last year said they would buy me new chest waders for this year, to replace my brown teletubby suit!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 17, 2016, 10:42:11 AM

What size boot are you Klunk, I have an unused set!
 

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Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Klunk on May 17, 2016, 10:53:46 AM
Size 9. Lol P's don't forget I'm in fancy dress this year
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 17, 2016, 11:58:40 AM

Size 9 ?!?!?!?!? 

 My dog's paws are bigger than that..... and I don't even have a dog!

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Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 21, 2016, 11:07:37 AM
 
Thinking of coming?!

It's a very relaxed event, no pre conditions... ( except no 100mph power boats! )

http://wicksteedpark.org/   -   Wicksteed Park Ltd, 226 Barton Rd, Kettering NN15 6NJ

Parking
First 20 minutes Free
Up to 2 hours £3
2 – 3 hours £4
3hs + £6

Regards,
 Martin


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Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: dougal99 on May 21, 2016, 04:31:06 PM
Martin


Who photoshopped in the sun then?  %%
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: tigertiger on May 21, 2016, 04:39:39 PM
Nice ketch  :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Netleyned on May 21, 2016, 05:20:06 PM
Novel deck planking on WM.
Never seen P / S planks on a deck.
Agree about the Ketch.
I would love a vessel like her.


Ned
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: BFSMP on May 21, 2016, 06:19:04 PM
Wavemaster looks a bit...."Night Garden"!

Martin



rule no.1, in my book. I never criticise someone else's model, unless I can do better, and I know I can't.

Jim.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Netleyned on May 21, 2016, 06:28:34 PM
Not a criticsm Jim,
Just an observation.
Didn't understand Night Garden.
Thought Bob K had that covered :-))


Ned
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: BFSMP on May 21, 2016, 06:35:28 PM
Not a criticsm Jim,
Just an observation.
Didn't understand Night Garden.
Thought Bob K had that covered :-))


Ned

just seemed a little "bitchy" to me, as every one to their own thing.

midnight garden refers to a very young children's programme, [ my grand kids love it] where every thing is coloured in gaily [using the term in the old fashioned terminology] and bright colours to capture their imagination. I used to enjoy watching it sometimes myself even as an old duffer that I am.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 21, 2016, 06:37:03 PM
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Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: BFSMP on May 21, 2016, 06:42:51 PM
I love that boat..........very nice and beautifully painted.

Jim.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Goldcupper on May 21, 2016, 07:06:02 PM
So we can't even comment any more??


Count me out.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: BFSMP on May 21, 2016, 07:21:15 PM
So we can't even comment any more??


Count me out.

No, I don't think, so if it is openly criticising something that someone is obviously very proud of.

There is too much opening of mouth before putting brain into gear and not perceiving the impact on others these days everywhere you turn, and even light digs at someone's pride and joy might upset a person for no reason other than such a comment..

Jim.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Hellboy Paul on May 21, 2016, 07:34:32 PM
So we can't even comment any more??


Count me out.


That's fine with me....  <*< <*<
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Netleyned on May 21, 2016, 07:53:18 PM
Bye  Bye :embarrassed:


Ned
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: dave301bounty on May 21, 2016, 10:17:02 PM
look a good and happy lot ,well done I'm,envious  of your comradeship ,and the builds ,well ,,,superb ,well done to all .
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Klunk on May 22, 2016, 07:01:58 AM
5 days till kick off. Can't wait to see all who attend! 'baloo,  no scaring the life out if me please. Shipmate 60, be good to see you and have a chat over a cuppa. JayDee looking forward to sailing our yachts together again. Chuffy, I hope you are going to sail the Atlantis.
On a side note, I have come into possession of a pulse jet......attached to a skeletal boat hull. Looks like a round the pole racer which I will be bringing along....plus maybe a few more items for the bring and buy.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Klunk on May 22, 2016, 07:07:04 AM
Ps to those that are camping the weekend....

Beware the wind and don't forget the toilets are the warmest place!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: tigertiger on May 22, 2016, 07:12:16 AM

Beware the wind and don't forget the toilets are the warmest place!




Is that because of the wind?  %) :embarrassed:




Joking aside, I hope you all have a great weekend. :-)) [size=78%] Sorry I can't be there.[/size]
TT
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: davidsg1a on May 22, 2016, 09:09:37 PM
Can't till next weekend :-)) as long as I get off this bloody ship on Tuesday, we should arrive at a reasonable time on Friday & hopefully not a ten hour drive in traffic.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Stavros on May 22, 2016, 11:47:16 PM
Will be there on Sat during the day and revisit on the sunday ....not stopping over though....
Mrs Stav and the girls will be with me


Dave
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 23, 2016, 06:44:59 AM
 
Yay!   :-))

Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 23, 2016, 06:53:41 AM
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Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 23, 2016, 06:55:52 AM

This is where we will be!


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Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: carlmt on May 23, 2016, 09:02:27 AM
And on your excellent map Martin - where is the camping?  :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Netleyned on May 23, 2016, 09:08:04 AM

This is where we will be!


Copyright Martin Tom Tom Davis
Longest distance between two points  {-) {-)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Hellboy Paul on May 23, 2016, 09:11:00 AM
And on your excellent map Martin - where is the camping?  :-))


Campsite is the bottom left corner of the pic.


Paul...
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: derekwarner_decoy on May 23, 2016, 09:50:04 AM
The question is self explanatory  ...........
Surely not for swimming in  :o.......
Derek
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Netleyned on May 23, 2016, 09:57:57 AM
Duck Poo  %%


Ned
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Inertia on May 23, 2016, 10:37:43 AM
I've just checked the BBC Weather website and both days are forecast to have light cloud and a high of about 17°; 7mph wind on Saturday and 10 on Sunday. Rain is not mentioned.
DM
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 23, 2016, 11:49:41 AM
 
Dave mentioned 'Rain'!

 ... we'll let him get away with it but if it does, we now have our scapegoat!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Inertia on May 23, 2016, 12:25:56 PM
You leave my goat alone, you weirdo!
Anyroad, my super-powers are limited to opening screw-top jars and doing up my own shoe-laces. I leave weather forecasting to the Met Office, who actually pay people even when they manage to get the weather totally wrong (eh, Mr Fish?  ok2 ). "Gizza job - I can do dat!"
DM
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: C-3PO on May 23, 2016, 02:52:48 PM
Derek,

You need to re-calibrate your monitor!


Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Younger at 70 on May 23, 2016, 03:34:23 PM
If there ain't going to be no rain and blowing a  gale I ain't going................ {-)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Klunk on May 23, 2016, 04:40:41 PM
Go on you know you want to come. Remember Steamboat Phil's Flying Tent!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Klunk on May 23, 2016, 04:41:11 PM
And that picture of me and you!!!???!!!@
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 23, 2016, 08:30:57 PM

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Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 23, 2016, 08:39:04 PM
 
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Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: raflaunches on May 25, 2016, 01:34:20 PM
Hi everyone

Mass rumours of me missing in action, disappeared and or planning to take over the world are wildly inaccurate! %)
I'm still alive and kicking, and I've been sorting things out at my end for this weekend.

I do have to ask the following:

If you can fit a table in your vehicle I'm asking if you can please do so.

This year there will be not so many available due to two large weddings over the same weekend who will be using the same tables as we do. Once the park have finished dressing the function rooms we will find out how many extra tables we will receive on top of the 10 to 15 we've been promised.

Other than that, the van has been loaded with the gazebos, tables, cups, signs and very importantly the BBQ!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 25, 2016, 04:33:42 PM

Hmmmmm. someone wear a nice suit, see if they can sneak in and get some cake for us all.....  O0
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: davidsg1a on May 25, 2016, 04:59:54 PM
Well the battery charging marathon under way and last minute paint job to the boats before heading tomorrow. We have an orange fire ball in the sky in Glasgow so will try and take it with us. :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: J.beazley on May 25, 2016, 05:42:13 PM
Aiming to have this on the water Sunday for the first time in a while  :-))


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Bigger IS always better  {-)
Jay
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 25, 2016, 06:25:30 PM
 

                                :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 25, 2016, 10:24:54 PM
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Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Stavros on May 26, 2016, 01:17:40 PM
Cant wait to see everyone this weekend let the CHAOS  begin

Dave

Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: ballastanksian on May 26, 2016, 04:26:50 PM
Yay!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: SteamboatPhil on May 26, 2016, 05:15:54 PM
Well it's going to be a bit wild tomorrow as I don't arrive back in jolly old Blighty until around 10, then it all has to happen, find camp stove, check tent, buy food ( I mean beer) check teeth, pack steamboat apprentice into the car along with the tea urn, check teeth again......head north....oh yes might bring a boat as well..looking forward to catching up with every one
 :-) :-)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Bob K on May 26, 2016, 05:44:56 PM
....oh yes might bring a boat as well...
 :-) :-)

Plus transmitter.  And don't forget to put batteries on charge whilst sorting out your camping stuff.  %%
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: J.beazley on May 26, 2016, 06:15:11 PM
Phil doesn't need a transmitter for his boats they only tend to go in a straight line (or at least try to) :-))


Jay
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Steve Dean on May 26, 2016, 09:16:14 PM
Hi everyone ....... unfortunately I can't make it to Wicksteed this year. Hope you all have a brilliant couple of days.
Looking to the future ..... November and the International Model Boat Show ..... maybe you can all spread the word that once again this year there is the opportunity for TEN non-club entries to exhibit. The selection we had last year was excellent and we are on the look out for ten new exhibitors. So if you don't belong to a Club or maybe your Club doesn't display at the show then this is your chance to join in. Just send me a personal mail via this Forum or call Meridienne Exhibitions on 01926 614101 and ask for Jayne Mansell.
Also ...... as this year is the 300th anniversary of James Brindley, the famous canal builder, the show is working in conjunction with Canal & River Trust (CRT) to mount a display in celebration. As part of this we plan to have a mass sailing of model narrowboats each day. So again, spread the word among all your Clubs. It would be useful to have an indication of who's likely to take part therefore a PM via the Forum would be very helpful.
Once again have a great Wicky Weekend.
Steve Dean. (IMBS Pool Master & Commentator)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 26, 2016, 10:54:02 PM
 
Hey Nick, Steve, what time you guys getting to Wicksteed tomorrow?
I'll be there early afternoon.... ish!   :}




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Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: raflaunches on May 26, 2016, 11:05:43 PM
We will be there from 10am ish to start to erect gazebos and signs but will be there for most of the morning and afternoon  :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 26, 2016, 11:28:57 PM

Lie in.... bacon roll..... Wicksteed!
   O0
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Peter Fitness on May 26, 2016, 11:31:02 PM
I hope you all have a great time at Wicksteed, and the weather gods are kind to you.


Peter.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Klunk on May 27, 2016, 01:46:13 PM
Well we have arrived, setup the tent, gazebos by the lakeside now grabbing lunch! So. Ethical g strange has happened though. There's an orange ball in the sky!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Stavros on May 27, 2016, 01:57:30 PM
Sssshhhhh dont say anyth8ng about that yellow thing....see you in the mng


Dave
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: davidsg1a on May 27, 2016, 05:47:09 PM
That's the Scots lad arrived.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Netleyned on May 27, 2016, 06:10:39 PM
That's the Scots lad arrived.


Just the one?


Ned
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Klunk on May 27, 2016, 06:26:26 PM
No 3!
 Also CarlMt is here!!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 27, 2016, 06:46:18 PM

Nice and easy setup today, many thanks to the Wicksteed Park mbc!


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Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: g6swj on May 27, 2016, 07:02:23 PM
Is it a bird, is it a plane? Can just hear the music starting "YMCA"
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Stavros on May 27, 2016, 07:09:29 PM
TBH with you thought it was the 4 Amigos ...certaintly wont be the 4 tennors as there have been complaints from the Nco's block about Nick's singing in the shower !!!!!!!!!!!!!! and the council are Monitoring the Noise from Nigel's house once a Month when he has his monthly bath
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 27, 2016, 07:47:24 PM

For, whoever it was that asked, here the short walk from the car parking...


  https://youtu.be/mGJMKUItvBI

Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Klunk on May 27, 2016, 09:08:58 PM
Wot no phil
No Danny! !!

Where are you all?
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Klunk on May 27, 2016, 09:50:42 PM
21-45 and it's very cold. Good company and more tall stories than you care to mention. Fish and chips eaten. Jaydee has blanket over his knees. CarlMt is relaxed and enjoying himself. Talking about fetishes! Don't ask!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Klunk on May 27, 2016, 09:52:16 PM
Hmmmmm Scottish Contingent talking about budgey smugglers
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Capt Podge on May 27, 2016, 10:36:58 PM
OK guys, you've got me hooked - I'm going to make every possible effort to get there next year - complete with tent et al.

Regards,

Ray.

NB: Looking forward to loads of photographs. O0

Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Shipmate60 on May 27, 2016, 10:45:29 PM
Have finally found my "SHIPMATE60" T-shirt, well Liz did.
It only gets worn once a year but become a bit of a habit now.
Will be down with Dave and Jay on Sunday.


Bob
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Klunk on May 27, 2016, 10:51:17 PM
22-40 phil and Steph arrive.
22-50 their tent is up
23-00 phil holds court
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: gingyer on May 27, 2016, 11:00:43 PM
22-40 phil and Steph arrive.
22-50 their tent is up
23-00 phil holds court


enjoy....
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 28, 2016, 06:14:09 AM


                   Mayhem at Wicksteed.... it's Today!!!!!



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Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Klunk on May 28, 2016, 06:22:33 AM
Morning campers.
Spot report from on site.
Birds are singing
The weather is cool to moder ate
Water is clear
The wind is light
There is a sound of gentle snoring from around the campsite
The kettle is going on for the first brew
All is well
MAYHEM IS HERE AND AWAITING YOU.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 28, 2016, 07:12:07 AM
 
Coffee and Tea en route!   :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Stavros on May 28, 2016, 07:13:25 AM
Should be there 9 to 10 ish Milk 2 Sugars pretty please

Dave
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Inertia on May 28, 2016, 08:01:02 AM
See you later for coffee and a sneaky bacon roll...
DM
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Stu on May 28, 2016, 11:02:26 AM
Aiming to have this on the water Sunday for the first time in a while  :-))


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Bigger IS always better  {-)
Jay
I love these boats I sometimes regret selling mine.


Stu,
It IS yours!!!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Stavros on May 28, 2016, 12:56:29 PM
Sun is shining and we are all in good form

Dave
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: timgarrod on May 28, 2016, 03:28:55 PM
Hope you all have fun, was looking forward to coming but had to change my plans at the last minute. least the weather on your side. can't wait to see all the photos and videos
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Klunk on May 28, 2016, 03:54:09 PM
Well, we are coming to the end of the first day. No need so far to hang  draw and quarter Inertia for what he said so far.
A near perfect day, sun out low wind lots of peeps looking.
I'm sure sure there will be some pics posted tonight though.
Just looking forward to the BBQ tonight and a wind down and a yarn
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: T888 on May 28, 2016, 04:37:45 PM
I love these boats I sometimes regret selling mine.


Looking good Jay,would have liked to have my Clyde sailing with your Tyne, But sorry can't be there slumming it in Mexico. Enjoy your sailing time.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Shipmate60 on May 28, 2016, 04:47:17 PM
Dave,
That is a lame excuse if ever I heard one.


Bob
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: T888 on May 28, 2016, 04:52:28 PM
Bob, May be, but this her holyness hobby, so I'm forced to attend for " 2 weeks"
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: J.beazley on May 28, 2016, 05:03:44 PM
Once your home and the suntans worn off will come for a sail at Setley with you Dave  :-))


Im sure i can drag Bob along too <*<



Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Stu on May 28, 2016, 05:25:47 PM
I love these boats I sometimes regret selling mine.


Stu,
It IS yours!!!


Well it's good to see her on the water
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Klunk on May 28, 2016, 07:26:28 PM
Bbq ongoing. A discussion is being had about link do an models ferry and the addition of a pulse jet as the motor, and why it's not in  the instruction book

Also the Scottish Contingent are strangely quiet. Nick is scared
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Klunk on May 28, 2016, 07:47:05 PM
The bottle has arrived.........strange the Scottish Contingent are not joining in!

Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Shipmate60 on May 28, 2016, 08:04:47 PM
Myself, Dave and Jay will see you all tomorrow about mid-day.
Hope the weather stays kind.


Bob
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Bob K on May 28, 2016, 08:12:57 PM
Batteries recharged after todays event.  Lots of good photo's to follow.
Hopefully should be with you all by around 9:30 am.
I sincerely hope the 'boat smashing' highlight was today or my four ships will stay out of the water.
Amazing what you can cram into a baby Vauxhall Agila.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Klunk on May 28, 2016, 08:25:00 PM
No springer wars. You're safe ......will be good to see you Bob
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: T888 on May 28, 2016, 08:44:09 PM
Jay, that would be good , talk to later. Enjoy your weekend ( keep Bob under control pls)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Stavros on May 28, 2016, 08:50:54 PM
Nick should be VERY VERY scared as he hasn't had the Wikki inisiation yet has he Klunk and as you well know yourself this happens after it gets Dark ha ha wink wink say now more

Dave
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Klunk on May 28, 2016, 08:56:20 PM
Already Been caught stealing his sleeping bag and camp cot!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Stavros on May 28, 2016, 09:06:11 PM
Klunk MAKE SURE upon pain of DEATH that our Scottish lads keep me a WEE DRAM of the cold tea !!!!!!!!!


Dave
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Klunk on May 28, 2016, 09:19:23 PM
Will try
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 28, 2016, 10:18:24 PM
 
Man I'm tired!....
Lets get some photos uploaded....

 ... just transferred them from the camera.... just the 1400+ then!!!!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 28, 2016, 11:02:56 PM
 
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Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 28, 2016, 11:06:06 PM
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Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 28, 2016, 11:12:39 PM
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Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 28, 2016, 11:16:45 PM
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Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 28, 2016, 11:19:51 PM
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Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 29, 2016, 07:14:52 AM
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Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 29, 2016, 07:56:50 AM

2nd Day of Mayhem at Wicksteed, today, Sunday!

Yesterday's weather was probably one of the best days ever, warm and sunny but not too hot, absolutely  lovely!
Weatherman says more of the same today.

It's an open sail; weekend, all welcome.
Come sail, come chat, come meet old an new friends,  free tea & coffee!   :-))


http://wicksteedpark.org/

http://tinyurl.com/jsf39eb
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: J.beazley on May 29, 2016, 08:20:49 AM
See you all in a couple of hours  :}


Jay
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: BrianB6 on May 29, 2016, 08:59:05 AM
Love the photos. O0
Keep them coming.
Would like some names, especially the blonde in the bath. :embarrassed:
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: warspite on May 29, 2016, 10:07:01 AM
she's too young for you  {-)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Inertia on May 29, 2016, 10:10:26 AM
If he's managed to get out of his tent today could someone please ask Steamboat Phil to check his PM's? His ESC is fixed.
DM
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: spike on May 29, 2016, 10:21:37 AM
I was so looking forward to my first time there but bad health stopped me have fun everyone next year hopefully
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: warspite on May 29, 2016, 10:23:07 AM
So - how many of the old girls did you have for the battle line did you have - seen only 4 or so in the photo's
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Stavros on May 29, 2016, 01:03:48 PM
If he's managed to get out of his tent today could someone please ask Steamboat Phil to check his PM's? His ESC is fixed.
DM


Ill tell him Dave


Dave
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Klunk on May 29, 2016, 03:46:58 PM
News Flash News Flash. .........
Spot report from Mayhem



No rain. For the first time in many years we have had no rain or high winds! Martin has spent the afternoon sunning himself. BETTER WINDS TODAY THAN YESTER DAY FOR THE SAIL ENTHUSIASTS.

No complaints this year
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Stavros on May 29, 2016, 04:40:42 PM
Huge THANKS  must go to Martin..Ruth and Gina for the tea and coffe and delicious bacon rolls.

Special thanks to the Wicksteed boys who have done the signage and setting up of the lake.....

WELL DONE TO YOU ALL
Special mention to our bretheren Scottish friend for the special COLD TEA !!!!!!!!!

So nice to meet old frends again.
See you all next year

Dave and the girls
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: ballastanksian on May 29, 2016, 06:18:03 PM
Well now that was a really fun weekend! It was good to meet some of my fellow Mayhemists, especially  Klunk, who looked very dapper in his three piece-onepiece Wunzie. I caught a bit of the sun on Saturday it was so balmy. I am very glad to hear that I didn't take the weather away with me this morning as it was a lovely drive home to Somerset with absolutley no hold ups anywhere. Even the Oxford area of the A34 was clear and quite fast moving.

I think that Ruth and Gina did sterling work keeping us folk in tea and biccies :-)) I am very impressed with the lake and the club what with your sizable number of younger members and friendly outlook. Keep up the good work and I hope to see you all next year!

Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: cos918 on May 29, 2016, 07:38:47 PM
I would like to say a big thank you to Ron Dean . he has supported this show year in year out . He is the only trader I know who has done it from the being .


John
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: ballastanksian on May 29, 2016, 07:55:19 PM
I think we cleared him out of monitors! I know both of his M33s went and possibly both his M15s as well:O)

Do you think the Park railway would lend the club their train for the night so Ron could sleep in a carriage next to his stand next year?
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: jviewing on May 29, 2016, 08:09:11 PM
Huge thank you to Martin, lovely show, you must of charmed the rain gods this year.  Attached are the three photos I got before my phone went flat!
Thanks to Ron for the M33 something else to build.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Klunk on May 29, 2016, 08:16:54 PM
Right I'm home.
First off a big thank you to Wicksteed MBC for hosting the event and for their constant commitment to this event every year. I try to speak to as many as possible! !
Thanks to Ron Dean, who always supports this event through hail wind and rain.....and now sunshine.
To Martin Ruth and Gina for all the tea coffee and bacon rolls.....plus the ever present smiles on their faces.
To the Scottish Contingent. .....always been and always will be a pleasure to be in your company.
To all who attend........the event is for you, without you it would not be worth it.
A special thanks to Bob K. I know your were upset about 2 shows on the same weekend, but always a pleasure to see you.
To Steph and Phil. ..... no matter what time you turn up, help is always available
To all who camped.........what happens at Wicksteed stays at Wicksteed. .......including the worst burgler in the world!
To Nick and Rob, for letting me rope them into the zip line.

And finally, I hope I made a few people laugh with the tuxedo onesie, and a big shout to  Nick, that's for the helmet and goggles to make me look like a real Klunk.

To the glass bottle from Scotland, I salute you.
To Nick's ribena, yum
To the bbq evening crowd,  I hope you enjoyed everything, and next year we will a speciality to cook on there.

Good speed to those who have yet to leave or are still travelling.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Bob K on May 29, 2016, 09:15:04 PM
Many thanks to everyone, good friends and warm camaraderie.  Nothing 'vertical' meteorologically, in fact it turned out warm and sunny.  Always a pleasure to drool over model making expertise that I can hope one day to acquire - but this is how you learn, by chatting with those who have solved the problems and come up trumps.

Cheers  Bob K
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: J.beazley on May 29, 2016, 09:46:15 PM
Huge thanks to Martin, Ruth for the amazing coffee upon arrival and the Wicksteed team YET again for the awesome weekend even if i only tagged along today. Big ball of light showed no signed of letting up and the wind kept its calm, could this be the start of things to come for future events if so i will get my Bermuda shorts out to match Martin's shirt  :o
Slight technical issues with the Mersey on the lake today but now I'm home and investigated it could of been dealt with lakeside. %)
Many thanks to the Scottish Contingent for the rescue of my stand foam well executed maneuver's indeed :-))
I shall await the slightly embarrassing pictures of both myself and Shipmate60 (Bob) taking the 'River Monster' for a walk {-) {-)
Nice to see Stavros and the mini wombles, Phil and apprentice, Klunk, Bob K and the few others i got to chat with today was a great afternoon, I will be back again next year indeed.


Jay
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: dougal99 on May 29, 2016, 10:06:47 PM
May I add my thanks and that of the Peterborough club for a lovely weekend especially the weather. I understand Martin now has to throw himself into a volcano as his part of the deal.  %%


Just one point, could someone toilet train the geese for next year please. SWMBO was not pleased when I walked in on Saturday evening all over a nice clean carpet. I still have the scars.  <:(


A good time all round, thanks again to all those who had a hand in pulling it all together. See you all next year.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 29, 2016, 10:09:11 PM


Just again reiterate Klunk' and Stavros' sentiments;

Huge thanks to the Wicksteed club, who's continuing support and enthusiasm is greatly appreciated.    :-))
Special mentions in dispatches: Nick, Steve & Nigel.
( Thanks for stopping by Paul, good to see you. )
Steff and Phil for, a, financial support, b, technical support, c, furthest distance traveled, d, the invaluable Tea Urn!
Mrs & Little Miss Mayhem.
Ronaldo Dean, & by inference Dorne!
Carl & 'Flojo"' (Linkspan Models)
The Scottish Contingent, with the longest journey to Wicksteed.... and home again.
( what happens at Wicksteed stays at Wicksteed! )   O0
The other camping crew..... bunch of nutters!
The clubs that came and set up station.
Japanese Tony, with whole fleet of foreign battle wagons.
The wives that came and put up with their husband and the rest of us!
Bob K. triumphant in the face of success.... but he did have mesmerizing  'Iggle Piggle' in the Night Garden boat!
JayDee and his beautiful J-class.
Bob, Jay and..... for coming all the way up from the South coast.
Everyone else I'm too tired to remember and thank...

... and to ALL the model boats, wives, family, friends and public visitors:
“I like to thank you for watching me and my little show here tonight.
 If you've enjoyed it then it's all been worthwhile.
 So until we meet again, goodnight, and I love you all!    ”


 Oh and Klunk was there too!   :P     :-))


                      ( ..... from inside the volcano !  )
 
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Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: carlmt on May 29, 2016, 10:16:15 PM
WHAT A WEEKEND!!!!!!!!!!!  %% %% %%
 
So many to thank - not enough room!!! EVERYONE!!! All who were there and either A) made it happen or B) made the weekend what it was by just being there and enjoying themselves.
 
Our first time - but by no means the last (sorry Klunk - you don't get rid of us that easy!!) - what friendliness, what camaraderie.....
 
Folks - if you haven't been.........you REALLY ARE missing out.. O0
 
Now to recover......................................
 
Carl n Flo  :-))   :kiss:
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Corposant on May 29, 2016, 11:25:24 PM
Anne and I had a really great day - and our son John turned up too!  :-)

We would like to add our thanks to Martin, Ruth, Gina, Klunk, Wicksteed MBC and everyone else who helped to make the weekend so enjoyable. It was good to meet up with Phil and Steph - not forgetting Stavros and many other aquaintances, old and new. Once again a host of impressive models on display and in the water.

Roll on next year!

Anne & Mike
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: mrzippy on May 30, 2016, 10:35:59 AM

Myself and Mrs Zippy send our thanks and best wishes to everyone involved in organising another lovely weekend.

Mayhem offers something wonderfully unique - something money cannot buy - GREAT ATMOSPHERE !
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Bob K on May 30, 2016, 10:48:22 AM
Wonderful event, as always.  Not to be missed.  Below a few of the awesome models and great atmosphere.

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PS:  As an addendum, one of mine that behaved itself this year (  Tee hee   {-) )

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Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: JayDee on May 30, 2016, 10:51:51 AM
Hello,

What a wonderful weekend!!.
Drove all the way home with a big smile on my face.
If the police had seen me,  I would have been breathalised !!.
The weekend gets better every year.

John.  :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 30, 2016, 11:06:03 AM
 
                      Strangest boat of the weekend!

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             ... until I later  realised it was the top of this boat!    :embarrassed:

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Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 30, 2016, 11:18:31 AM
 
The remains of the Mayhem marquee after the bacon rolls...

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Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 30, 2016, 12:59:36 PM

How's this for  Great photo!

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Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: raflaunches on May 30, 2016, 04:37:49 PM
Well I've just about recovered (Steve has just about too!) with the van unloaded and everything put back in place in the shed and charged the batteries for the next outing.


I would like to thank everyone for a brilliant weekend- I don't think I've had so much fun for a long time.
Once again a massive thanks to Martin, Ruth and Gina for their stirling work keeping the coffee, tea and bacon sandwiches going.
Thanks to the worst burgler in the world- Klunk! Hope you enjoy the proper 'Klunk' outfit! I can't believe you persuaded me and Rob to go on the zip-wire and I've certainly learnt several different ways of cooking chicken over the two years I've camped with the Mayhemers!
Many thanks to Phil and Steph for bringing the all important tea urn and speaker system, and good to see you both in good spirit (both ways if you get what I mean!) and hopefully see you both at Warwick this year.
I would like to particularly thank Ron Dean of Dean's Marine for supporting the show for a tenth year, and to Carl and Flo of Linkspan Models who have joined us for the first time and showing off their first model kit.
Fantastic to meet for the first time Ballastankian, glad you enjoyed the show and hope to see again.
Many thanks to Geoff, Tony H, Japanese Tony, Andy (Geoff's mate), Victorian and Bobk for providing the pre-WW1 and WW1 display of warships that looked spectacular together on the water.
And finally a big thanks to all the clubs, individual exhibitors, and visitors who came this weekend, there are so many to thank and hope to see you all at other show this year and obviously Mayhem at Wicksteed 2017!


Now where is my camera to start downloading pictures... :-))

Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 30, 2016, 05:27:02 PM
 
Well said Nick!
 And thanks for everything again.   :-))


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Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 30, 2016, 05:38:47 PM

Despite a very irritating radio problem, Jay's River class HMS Mersey (P283) ran well when she was working.
( Now is dry dock to undergo extensive investigation and redecoration refit! )


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Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 30, 2016, 05:49:22 PM

Look at this lovely little lifeboat!

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Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 30, 2016, 05:56:44 PM

Bob K's DESCARTES French protected cruisers (1897)


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Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 30, 2016, 06:13:32 PM
 
 The sail boys had a great day Sunday, ideal conditions!!

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Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: SteamboatPhil on May 30, 2016, 06:26:34 PM
Well what can I say, the sun certainly shone on the righteous (well Mayhemer’s) this weekend. The apprentice and I had a fantastic weekend, as has been said too many names to mention, but our thanks go to our glorious leader Martin, who was beautifully controlled by Ruth and Gina (who Steph and I would like to say a big thank you for all the tea and of course the bacon butties).
We didn’t arrive until very late on the Friday after a horrible journey, but thanks to Klunk and the formation tent erecting team we were enjoying a well-earned drink by 10 50pm, it did go a bit downhill from there though. O0
It was great to meet up with old friends and make some new ones, Terry, thanks for letting me try my hand a sailing (and putting the fear of god into me….it’s not easy is it) Carl….I’ll be in touch (about you know what) and of course Big Bri, Davey and Ron for not only the douvet but the teeth (you had to be there) not to mention the hurty head in the morning. Mr Milbourn who arrived to find me surrounded by wires muttering dark things about electronics, has now advised me to ring him before plugging anything together to save him the time of repairing the ESC (again)  :embarrassed:  Maybe I should stick to steam.
Of course  I must not forget Steamboat Apprentice for putting up with life in a very small tent, who had it not been for the Slo Gin (cheers Nick & Steve) and the brandy (cheers boys from the north) she would have found a hotel. Next year all planned chaps, this very day we have been out a bought a huge tent..
See you all next year if not before
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: tonyH on May 30, 2016, 06:44:08 PM
Many thanks to all for a Mayhemday that I'll remember for the simple reason that I didn't sink, ram anything and sailed at roughtly the right speed. I'll obviously have to try harder next year :embarrassed:
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 30, 2016, 07:21:48 PM

Some of the Victorian Fleet...

(http://i.imgbox.com/pgmF7s0E.jpg)

(http://i.imgbox.com/4V9vbuZf.jpg)

(http://i.imgbox.com/tO6n4Jte.jpg)

(http://i.imgbox.com/byjweiEv.jpg)

(http://i.imgbox.com/DWzV51ms.jpg)

(http://i.imgbox.com/nsKnrPrP.jpg)

(http://i.imgbox.com/zNsmEtVD.jpg)

(http://i.imgbox.com/750CXP31.jpg)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 30, 2016, 07:27:37 PM
 
... more of the Victorian Fleet...


(http://i.imgbox.com/zUrO8h8d.jpg)

(http://i.imgbox.com/QMxm2SzN.jpg)

(http://i.imgbox.com/UNipkhlT.jpg)

(http://i.imgbox.com/yXltdOEw.jpg)

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(http://i.imgbox.com/StQwUSz3.jpg)

(http://i.imgbox.com/pQwPpVru.jpg)

(http://i.imgbox.com/jq7s6GG3.jpg)

(http://i.imgbox.com/8PoYwXwM.jpg)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: dave301bounty on May 30, 2016, 07:33:00 PM
nice ,,in respect of the year .well done .
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: T888 on May 30, 2016, 08:13:54 PM

Despite a very irritating radio problem, Jay's River class HMS Mersey (P283) ran well when she was working.
( Now is dry dock to undergo extensive investigation and redecoration refit! )


Jay she looking very good , nice bit of modeling.


(http://i.imgbox.com/UnW3TyGn.jpg)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: big_bri on May 30, 2016, 08:26:10 PM
Well that's the Scottish contingent arrived home safe and well. We would just like to thank Martin, Ruth and Gina for all the hard work they do over the weekend, the irrepressible Pete (Klunk) for seemingly being everywhere at the same time, the effervescent Phil and his lovely apprentice, all the Luton lads, Nick and all Wicksteed crew for all their hard work, Stav, Kelly and their two beautiful daughters and not forgetting Gran, what a lovely family, to Carl and Flo, it was an absolute pleasure to meet you both and to mister Ron Dean for his undying support year after year.
To all who made us once again, feel so very welcome? We thank you ALL from the bottom of our hearts, we`re so looking forward to next years event.

Ps.... The sight of the man in a three piece onesy, wearing a pilot helmet and goggles, doing his best cat burglar impression, in broad daylight and in front of everyone , was a sight I`ll never forget, I nearly wet myself with laughter  {-)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: J.beazley on May 30, 2016, 08:29:01 PM
I must admit she does look superb on the water even when the gremlins got into the electrics and shes sat idle.

Still plenty to do and not upto your standard Dave but im happy with her so far Stu did a nice job building it so he has to take credit for doing the hard work  :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 30, 2016, 08:42:32 PM
Well what can I say, the sun certainly shone on the righteous (well Mayhemer’s) this weekend. The apprentice and I had a fantastic weekend, as has been said too many names to mention, but our thanks go to our glorious leader Martin, who was beautifully controlled by Ruth and Gina (who Steph and I would like to say a big thank you for all the tea and of course the bacon butties).
We didn’t arrive until very late on the Friday after a horrible journey, but thanks to Klunk and the formation tent erecting team we were enjoying a well-earned drink by 10 50pm, it did go a bit downhill from there though. O0
It was great to meet up with old friends and make some new ones, Terry, thanks for letting me try my hand a sailing (and putting the fear of god into me….it’s not easy is it) Carl….I’ll be in touch (about you know what) and of course Big Bri, Davey and Ron for not only the douvet but the teeth (you had to be there) not to mention the hurty head in the morning. Mr Milbourn who arrived to find me surrounded by wires muttering dark things about electronics, has now advised me to ring him before plugging anything together to save him the time of repairing the ESC (again)  :embarrassed:  Maybe I should stick to steam.
Of course  I must not forget Steamboat Apprentice for putting up with life in a very small tent, who had it not been for the Slo Gin (cheers Nick & Steve) and the brandy (cheers boys from the north) she would have found a hotel. Next year all planned chaps, this very day we have been out a bought a huge tent..
See you all next year if not before

Phil & Carl


(http://i.imgbox.com/eAcsPYHj.jpg)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 30, 2016, 08:47:02 PM
 
More beasts or war!

(http://i.imgbox.com/nuugSHHT.jpg)

(http://i.imgbox.com/c6pLFB1W.jpg)

(http://i.imgbox.com/3gZPxzGz.jpg)

(http://i.imgbox.com/YXsMifKE.jpg)

(http://i.imgbox.com/vIUMKIcU.jpg)

(http://i.imgbox.com/eRFoYxND.jpg)

(http://i.imgbox.com/h7RgfCK2.jpg)

(http://i.imgbox.com/XBXUPWmR.jpg)

(http://i.imgbox.com/gnhgADgQ.jpg)

(http://i.imgbox.com/vgxQpANR.jpg)

(http://i.imgbox.com/yIQMK7wK.jpg)


(http://i.imgbox.com/sGuofBZg.jpg)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: ballastanksian on May 30, 2016, 09:00:49 PM
What a wonderful sight. I am looking at booking my stay next year already:O) Thanks to Pete (Klunk) and his organisation I can look at booking a room  much earlier and saving squids:O)

Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: carlmt on May 30, 2016, 09:05:01 PM
I have to admit, there were some stunning models on display this weekend - absolutely top class workmanship  :-))
 
Those First War ships appear almost too delicate to sail..... Beautiful models!!! Thank you for showing them off to us.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: carlmt on May 30, 2016, 09:10:27 PM
Phil & Carl

(http://i.imgbox.com/eAcsPYHj.jpg)

 
Phil - No worries mate........one will be ready for you when you are  :-)) :-))
Great to spend time with yourself and Steph.....I haven't laughed so much in ages!!!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: carlmt on May 30, 2016, 11:39:56 PM
Flo getting acquainted with our friends from Scotland:
 
(http://i513.photobucket.com/albums/t339/carlmtflo/Linkspan%20Models/Mayhem%20Wicksteed%202016/DSCN1136_zpsysk6gufm.jpg)
 
(http://i513.photobucket.com/albums/t339/carlmtflo/Linkspan%20Models/Mayhem%20Wicksteed%202016/DSCN1134_zpsbqjjaomm.jpg)
 
Any port in a storm!  We had heard that rough weather was the norm at Wicksteed, so we tried the dock for size should the need arise:
 
(http://i513.photobucket.com/albums/t339/carlmtflo/Linkspan%20Models/Mayhem%20Wicksteed%202016/WP_20160528_001_zpsodmcqgrm.jpg)
 
(http://i513.photobucket.com/albums/t339/carlmtflo/Linkspan%20Models/Mayhem%20Wicksteed%202016/WP_20160528_002_zpsbnmy1v8p.jpg)
 
Now THIS is what I call a sailboat - JD's beautiful J Class yacht:
 
(http://i513.photobucket.com/albums/t339/carlmtflo/Linkspan%20Models/Mayhem%20Wicksteed%202016/DSCN1116_zpstjatvpqo.jpg)
 
(http://i513.photobucket.com/albums/t339/carlmtflo/Linkspan%20Models/Mayhem%20Wicksteed%202016/DSCN1115_zpsl1y40gy6.jpg)
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: ballastanksian on May 31, 2016, 10:55:59 AM
I did not notice your harbour until I saw Carl and his fellow Ferry operator sheltering in it. It again demonstrates your excellent facilities.

John's Yaughts did look impressive, they have alomost persuaded me to have a go!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 31, 2016, 12:10:10 PM
I have to admit, there were some stunning models on display this weekend - absolutely top class workmanship  :-))
 
Those First War ships appear almost too delicate to sail..... Beautiful models!!! Thank you for showing them off to us.

Yes and the fact is, 99% actually got their bottoms wet!

 No 'shelf queens' at Wicksteed!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Dean's Marine on May 31, 2016, 12:53:28 PM
hi all
 Many  thank for the kind words from many, it is always a pleasure to be at Mayhem weekend, keeps me fit as well now ? all unloaded and put way now, on the wet Tuesday.
 Many thanks to all who attended, it was a great weekend, and  as others have said before, its a great atmosphere, and what a super bunch of modellers you meet, its is as model boating should be, great cameradie, and helping each other, plus a bit crazy helps.
Again thanks to all, look forward to next year, this time I will stay overnight somehow and join the festivities, I do miss them.
 Some picture s of models from our range seen at the weekend.
 Happy boating
 Regards
 Ron Dean
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Klunk on June 01, 2016, 04:07:54 PM
Nothing needs to be said really!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Klunk on June 01, 2016, 04:10:13 PM
Early Saturday evening
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Klunk on June 01, 2016, 04:15:08 PM
More pics
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Klunk on June 01, 2016, 04:16:14 PM
Cat burglar extrodinair
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Netleyned on June 01, 2016, 05:09:51 PM
Cat burglar extrodinair


Magic invisible can't be seen.
Goodly camouflage.


Ned
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: SteamboatPhil on June 01, 2016, 07:36:21 PM
Klunk snuck in under the cover of daylight  O0


BTW aren't my new teeth shiney  :}
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: ballastanksian on June 01, 2016, 10:42:06 PM
Nothing needs to be said really!

Crikey, it's Dracclyer!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Capt Podge on June 02, 2016, 12:45:10 AM
That's a very busy looking campsite - hope to add my camping equipment to it all next year. O0

Regards,

Ray.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Klunk on June 02, 2016, 02:00:25 AM
FYI we have a roped off area within the campsite....more than we need really
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Capt Podge on June 02, 2016, 09:54:35 PM
That's a bonus - thanks Klunk. :-))

Regards,

Ray.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 03, 2016, 08:15:57 PM

More photos ....


(http://i.imgbox.com/SCnJ12bs.jpg) (http://imgbox.com/SCnJ12bs)

(http://i.imgbox.com/gStCbQbX.jpg) (http://imgbox.com/gStCbQbX)
 
(http://i.imgbox.com/85Br4gTa.jpg) (http://imgbox.com/85Br4gTa)

(http://i.imgbox.com/ziCn353u.jpg) (http://imgbox.com/ziCn353u)

(http://i.imgbox.com/is34vSLw.jpg) (http://imgbox.com/is34vSLw)

(http://i.imgbox.com/lYTpQ5Ng.jpg) (http://imgbox.com/lYTpQ5Ng)
 
(http://i.imgbox.com/rAnPXY33.jpg) (http://imgbox.com/rAnPXY33)

(http://i.imgbox.com/dRjNYb6Q.jpg) (http://imgbox.com/dRjNYb6Q)

(http://i.imgbox.com/fBu0SWco.jpg) (http://imgbox.com/fBu0SWco)

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Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Capt Podge on June 03, 2016, 08:59:37 PM
Makes me feel that I've missed a fantastic weekend <:(

...but more determined to attend the next one. O0

Regards,

Ray.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: ballastanksian on June 03, 2016, 09:05:50 PM
Fingers crossed we will see you there Ray.

Its great.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Bob K on June 03, 2016, 09:16:17 PM
Martin does create beautiful photographs.   :-))
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 04, 2016, 02:44:28 AM
 
(http://i.imgbox.com/mWIaPDHx.jpg) (http://imgbox.com/mWIaPDHx)

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Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 04, 2016, 03:01:43 AM
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Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 04, 2016, 03:02:34 AM
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Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 04, 2016, 03:20:37 AM
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Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 04, 2016, 03:26:23 AM
 
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Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 04, 2016, 03:27:43 AM
 
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Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 04, 2016, 03:30:07 AM
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Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Tug-Kenny on June 04, 2016, 09:31:56 AM

Excellent pictures.    :-))    :-))    :-))

How I wish I could have gone.  You even had the weather for it this year.

Well done all.

ken

Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: tigertiger on June 04, 2016, 11:01:46 AM
In reply #558 above. There is something that looks like a wooden batwing with jet propulsion.


Does anyone know anything more about it, or know any youtube links?
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Klunk on June 04, 2016, 11:22:00 AM
Yep it's a pulse jet attached incorrectly to a round the pole part built hull.
Its I correctly attached due to there not being enough thermal insulation between the hull and metal attachment.if this run I think it might burn through the upright wood and take off on its own accord!
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Arrow5 on June 04, 2016, 12:37:53 PM
Tiger try www.onthewire.co.uk  home of tethered racing hydros in UK but I think pulse jets may be banned, very noisy and for experts only I`d think.  Delta R/C model aircraft do over 200/250 mph with one fitted :o 
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: suffolk1928 on June 04, 2016, 02:46:16 PM
Just to add my thanks to the Wicksteed park club for another excellent event - one of the best I think this year. At one point on Saturday there must have been 20 boats out at the same time, and a huge variety - from the Victorian warships to some superb sailing boats.


Thank you Martin for more great photos!


Really good to catch up with everyone & meet some new boaters, looking forward to the next one!


James
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Inertia on June 04, 2016, 03:25:45 PM
Tiger try www.onthewire.co.uk (http://www.onthewire.co.uk)  home of tethered racing hydros in UK but I think pulse jets may be banned, very noisy and for experts only I`d think.  Delta R/C model aircraft do over 200/250 mph with one fitted :o

The only thing on earth as loud and as uncontrollable as a pulse jet is the Republican presidential nominee...... O0 Once you've heard one you never forget it! :o
DM

Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: ballastanksian on June 04, 2016, 04:32:27 PM
It produces roughly the same amount of hot gas as well!!!!

There is a mad bloke on Youtube called Colin Furze that does a lot with Pulse jets. His 'Jettle' is quite amusing.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: mark w on June 06, 2016, 06:12:47 PM
Great pictures  :-)) . Hopefully I will make it there someday  ;) .


Mark
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 06, 2016, 08:39:44 PM
 
LinkSpan Models .... and Friends!


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Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 06, 2016, 10:06:45 PM
(http://i.imgbox.com/PVg7SDym) (http://imgbox.com/PVg7SDym)

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Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 06, 2016, 10:17:10 PM
 
Deans Marine


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Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 06, 2016, 10:24:59 PM
 
Graupner Pegasus: An Excellent model from a terrible kit.

(http://i.imgbox.com/iIR4xDcY) (http://imgbox.com/iIR4xDcY)

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Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 06, 2016, 10:25:52 PM


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Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 06, 2016, 10:28:30 PM

Awesome TIG welded aluminum Jet Sprint boat from New Zealand


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Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 06, 2016, 10:33:47 PM
(http://i.imgbox.com/SpiAHw4R.jpg) (http://imgbox.com/SpiAHw4R)

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Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: petesubman on June 08, 2016, 06:31:14 AM
Wish i could have been there the date clashed with glandford boat clubs open day even missed cadma, next year? regards pete
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 09, 2016, 08:59:30 AM
 
Video from Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016!   :-)


https://youtu.be/JzHGhfT45wo (https://youtu.be/JzHGhfT45wo)



                                         ....... with over dramatic music!

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Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Big Ada on June 09, 2016, 06:45:27 PM

Video from Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016!   :-)

https://youtu.be/JzHGhfT45wo (https://youtu.be/JzHGhfT45wo)


                                         ....... with over dramatic music!

I thought the Surfer was very clever, I guess it was all scratch built?. How does it work?.

Len.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: ballastanksian on June 09, 2016, 08:53:31 PM
Memories of a lovely weekend brought to life again. Thanks Martin.
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 09, 2016, 10:23:32 PM
I thought the Surfer was very clever, I guess it was all scratch built?. How does it work?.

Len.

It's actually a kit from...... South Africa?!?
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: tigertiger on June 10, 2016, 08:13:26 AM

Video from Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016!   :-)

                                    ....... with over dramatic music!
   



Not arf! I kept expecting to see Bela Lugosi rise up out of the water in a floating coffin  :o
Title: Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
Post by: Big Ada on June 11, 2016, 08:35:27 PM
It's actually a kit from...... South Africa?!?


Any more details ?.