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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #175 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 ?

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #176 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
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #177 on: December 30, 2015, 05:43:13 PM »

28 & 29 may is Beale park weekend ,but I will be at wikki
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #178 on: December 30, 2015, 06:48:19 PM »


Yes, but we are cheaper and friendlier!    ok2
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #179 on: December 30, 2015, 07:03:36 PM »

That's why we will be at wikki
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #180 on: January 28, 2016, 10:58:52 PM »

is it time for wikki yet ??

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #181 on: January 28, 2016, 11:03:58 PM »

Just found out today that I got my holidays for mayhem, happy days
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #182 on: January 28, 2016, 11:49:15 PM »

the whole weekend this year ?

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #183 on: January 29, 2016, 12:27:23 AM »

Hmmmmm have to get the 2 special projects on the go!!! ANDY!@@@@!
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #184 on: January 29, 2016, 02:21:20 AM »

Oh Ye. What are they then ?
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #185 on: January 29, 2016, 02:32:00 AM »

Secret. What you doing up mate
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #186 on: January 29, 2016, 02:38:35 AM »

Ones the springer wars  boat
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #187 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.
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #188 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 :-))

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #189 on: February 23, 2016, 09:39:52 AM »

Can anyone reccomend a B&B in the area?
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #190 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.  %)
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #191 on: February 23, 2016, 10:06:12 AM »

Martin ?

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #192 on: February 23, 2016, 10:27:23 AM »


 I've been busy!

  ...... and we're in a different time zone here in Hawaii
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #193 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.

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #194 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.
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #195 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.
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #196 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)
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!! Campsite Information
« Reply #197 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. :-))
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #198 on: April 03, 2016, 11:36:48 PM »


 Not long to go now!
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #199 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!
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