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Re: Ellesmere Port Model Boat Show
« Reply #125 on: September 02, 2017, 07:51:23 PM »

I also was told from a lot of different people that the 2018 show was not going to be held.Would be good to hear from the show organisers if this is true or not.I for one would be sad if this was correct that the show is no longer to be held any more.
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Re: Ellesmere Port Model Boat Show
« Reply #126 on: September 03, 2017, 12:10:11 AM »


I understand that the Ellesmere Port Model Boat Club will no longer be organising the March Show, the reason being that at least three of the main traders stated they would not return again, lack of advertising by the Museum and even more reduced space in the Island Warehouse. Yes it is a shame.  Whether the Museum its self would run a show is not known.
As far as is known there will be no show in 2018. 
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Re: Ellesmere Port Model Boat Show
« Reply #127 on: September 03, 2017, 10:10:01 AM »

could anyone involved or that knows someone involved in our other forms of RC i.e tanks airplanes or trucks pls contact me by PM I'm after talking to club secretary's or chairmen
thanks Steve
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Re: Ellesmere Port Model Boat Show
« Reply #128 on: September 03, 2017, 11:04:57 PM »

It would be a shame to see the demise of this show.In an ideal world it would continue at the Boat Museum.Would it be at all viable to go to the Epic Centre again.This may encourage the traders to return and give us a show under one roof.


Ellesmere is a good show and your efforts in putting it on is appreciated.We always look forward to this 1st show of the year.
Good luck to everyone.
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Re: Ellesmere Port Model Boat Show
« Reply #129 on: September 03, 2017, 11:26:11 PM »

Thought the Epic Centre got knocked down ?.

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Re: Ellesmere Port Model Boat Show
« Reply #130 on: September 03, 2017, 11:53:13 PM »

Epic centre was rubbish and is no more
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Re: Ellesmere Port Model Boat Show
« Reply #131 on: September 04, 2017, 08:08:49 AM »

Nice pleasant replies.Sorry living about 80 miles away I am hardly likely to know these places are no longer available.I merely thought a place such as Epic centre would have been better than no venue.

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Re: Ellesmere Port Model Boat Show
« Reply #132 on: September 04, 2017, 01:27:34 PM »

Nice pleasant replies.Sorry living about 80 miles away I am hardly likely to know these places are no longer available.I merely thought a place such as Epic centre would have been better than no venue.


My Reply was a question , I only live 29 miles away and was not sure if it had finally been knocked down and was hardly a not nice reply ..
That all said, was a new centre not built.?

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Re: Ellesmere Port Model Boat Show
« Reply #133 on: September 05, 2017, 08:33:10 AM »

Don'think its an issue about the venue , rather our changing shopping habits. The net has a lot to answer for.

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Re: Ellesmere Port Model Boat Show
« Reply #134 on: September 05, 2017, 10:01:03 AM »

Don'think its an issue about the venue , rather our changing shopping habits. The net has a lot to answer for.
I've got to disagree with you , it WAS the venue , everything was spread all over the place and wasn't advertised correctly (2017)
EPMBC lost their organizer last year , that cant have helped , the club have also had to leave the boat museum .
Hopefully the temporary site their now at may turn out to be permanent, there's a MASSIVE covered area that would concentrate everything in one place & a new building being reconstructed , would be even better if it's got modern lighting , they would welcome an influx of the public here as their off the beaten track slightly . . . .it can benefit EVERYBODY .
As Ministeve is thinking . . .  boats/ rc cars-trucks /aircraft-hovercraft , anything that can show a modellers ability's , trade stands aren't everything , we NEED to get the kids interested or we'll be the last generation doing this , the clock's ticking . . . . 
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Re: Ellesmere Port Model Boat Show
« Reply #135 on: September 05, 2017, 10:25:51 AM »

It was more a general statement about the impact of on line shopping. I agree that the venue had issues but the club organisers going back to the 90s put on a top show.

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Re: Ellesmere Port Model Boat Show
« Reply #136 on: September 05, 2017, 02:20:44 PM »

  I think that unless we can drag the kids away for trying to wear out their fingers and thumbs on play stations and tablets the righting is on the wall for modelling in general. Steve is spot on with a wider appeal i.e. trucks trains,tanks you name it, this is only my opinion but the kids seem to like speed and if we are all truthful (being an old fart qualifies this) we don't like the speed side when sailing our own pride and joy. When was the last time that you saw an older person trying to encourage someone who was either very young or a newcomer to our hobby? Whether we like it or not things change and we, if we want to see continuation of modelling, have to go with the flow.
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Re: Ellesmere Port Model Boat Show
« Reply #137 on: September 05, 2017, 07:35:04 PM »

The boat club I am a member of have 2 (slowed down)club 500 boats set up for the kiddies to use
And are available twice a week We'd & Sun. Believe me boys and girls line up to have a go
Supervised by club members, hopefully some will be future club members somewhere.


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Re: Ellesmere Port Model Boat Show
« Reply #138 on: September 05, 2017, 11:39:46 PM »

it be shame if it no longer running,   it is were i brought my very first two RC model boats back in 2013 on bring and buy,  then joined my local club
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Re: Ellesmere Port Model Boat Show
« Reply #139 on: September 06, 2017, 12:32:29 PM »

Watch this space guys we are trying honesty for me the show was started to help the traders and they done there job and supported us so I would like to continue that if at all possible but we all have to support our shows
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Re: Ellesmere Port Model Boat Show
« Reply #140 on: October 19, 2017, 07:36:56 PM »

it really is a great show , lf lt goes ahead Please support it . >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-(
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Re: Ellesmere Port Model Boat Show
« Reply #141 on: October 19, 2017, 09:37:21 PM »

Yes its a superb show, the organisers i think were let down by the museum, they had not finished the refurb to the cafe and from what i saw the staff were not interested in the model show.  I hope the show goes ahead, with the support of the museum it will be a great show again.


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Re: Ellesmere Port Model Boat Show
« Reply #142 on: October 19, 2017, 11:12:41 PM »


I am not being critical of the show, but without that show and others that take place at the Boat Museum, I don't think the museum would have a future. the displays haven't differed from the days that I used to sail into the port on my narrow boat in the early 1990's.


In fact the exhibits have somewhat declined with the loss of the Daniel Adamson and other ships and boats.


I would have thought that as lifelines such as these shows are to the income of a museum offering  exhibits to a limited audience, they would welcome shows with open and enthusiastic arms, and try their best to accommodate those who do make the journey.


I sailed into Ellesmere port on my boat 3 times in the 7 years I owned and sailed her, and to be honest, very little changed indeed, and still doesn't, sadly.



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Re: Ellesmere Port Model Boat Show
« Reply #143 on: January 02, 2018, 08:43:20 PM »

Is there anything being arranged by Ellesmere Port MBC this year.
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Re: Ellesmere Port Model Boat Show
« Reply #144 on: January 02, 2018, 09:01:24 PM »

I do not think this is going to happen this year. Heard nothing on the grapevine.

Stan. :(( :(( :(( :(( :(( :(( :(( :((
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Re: Ellesmere Port Model Boat Show
« Reply #145 on: January 02, 2018, 09:42:02 PM »

who is in charge of Ellesmere Port Model Boat Club
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Re: Ellesmere Port Model Boat Show
« Reply #146 on: January 02, 2018, 10:13:46 PM »

The Ellesmere club are no longer based at the at the museum. Like I said earlier I do not think there will be any show at museum sadly I do not have any contact for the club.

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Re: Ellesmere Port Model Boat Show
« Reply #147 on: January 02, 2018, 10:24:43 PM »

i didnt want to ask about the show was on a another matter  :-))
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Re: Ellesmere Port Model Boat Show
« Reply #148 on: January 02, 2018, 11:40:03 PM »

Smudger.  Contact ministeve  EPMBC


 Have a look at December model boat mag
 Regarding the move good write up by Dave Wooley


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Re: Ellesmere Port Model Boat Show
« Reply #149 on: January 02, 2018, 11:51:11 PM »

thank you very much  :-))
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