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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
« Reply #325 on: May 12, 2016, 10:41:24 AM »


We are Wicksteeders!   O0


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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
« Reply #326 on: May 12, 2016, 12:35:00 PM »

We are all young at heart!
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
« Reply #327 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
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
« Reply #328 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.

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
« Reply #329 on: May 12, 2016, 09:27:32 PM »

Looks like it should be a good weekend weather wise so far

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
« Reply #330 on: May 12, 2016, 09:41:43 PM »

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
« Reply #331 on: May 12, 2016, 09:42:58 PM »

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
« Reply #332 on: May 12, 2016, 09:43:39 PM »



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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
« Reply #333 on: May 12, 2016, 09:43:59 PM »

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
« Reply #334 on: May 12, 2016, 09:44:59 PM »

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
« Reply #335 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.
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2016!!!
« Reply #336 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!

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
« Reply #337 on: May 13, 2016, 06:53:49 AM »

Come on Martin. ....you know you want to!!
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
« Reply #338 on: May 13, 2016, 06:54:17 AM »

And Steamboat Phil!!
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
« Reply #339 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.


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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
« Reply #340 on: May 13, 2016, 11:14:37 AM »

I believe it was built as a round the pole boat pond
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
« Reply #341 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

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
« Reply #342 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).


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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
« Reply #343 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.

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
« Reply #344 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.
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
« Reply #345 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
There is even some mention of the introduction of straight line running (for Capt. Phil)

http://www.onthewire.co.uk/hpitbox8.htm
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
« Reply #346 on: May 13, 2016, 01:50:32 PM »

 

 

 

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
« Reply #347 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
There is even some mention of the introduction of straight line running (for Capt. Phil)

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.


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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
« Reply #348 on: May 13, 2016, 05:43:46 PM »

 
Mayhem at Wicksteed video playlist:   http://tinyurl.com/l9ae5nw
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2016
« Reply #349 on: May 13, 2016, 06:30:57 PM »

I See.
Lady Laura and the Leg. Ends. of Wicksteed  {-)


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