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Southern model show
« on: September 03, 2017, 11:42:55 PM »


http://www.headcornevents.co.uk/event.php?eventid=25

The Southern model show at Headcorn aerodrome is next week. we spent yesterday morning building the pool which should now be slowly filling. pool 25m x 15m and about a 45cm deep. luckily also treated to a free air show as they were flying all day two spitfires a tiger moth a devon and a harvard plus all the usual stuff and the parachute nutters.
heres some photos.







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Re: southern model show
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2017, 05:33:16 PM »

The Model Boat Association Dover are looking forward to getting their Boats wet in that pool Phil, thanks to all involved in setting up the Model Boat Section.  :-))

Len.
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Re: southern model show
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2017, 11:08:50 PM »

visited the site tonight pool half full





clubs attending as follows.
sevenoaks scale model club, portsmouth display team, ambo, ramsgate vikings, crawley mbc, greys thurrock mbc, chantry mbc, kent mbdt, mba dover, southend mbc, happy modellers, cygnets mbc, crowborough mbc, swiss cottage mbc, surface warship assoc, heron model boat club, southern model display team and phil locke and friends

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Re: southern model show
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2017, 08:38:52 AM »

I`ll bring my swimming costume then ! ;)
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Re: southern model show
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2017, 10:00:03 AM »

Will there be any traders present?
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Re: southern model show
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2017, 05:06:43 PM »

Will there be any traders present?
Usually 3 0r 4 Model Boat Traders and loads of other RC Traders.

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Re: Southern model show
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2017, 09:56:17 PM »

lots of traders although most are more for aircraft but still lots of bargains for radio gear motors balsa and raw materials etc boat wise component shop, models by design mastman and a new one from southend sell figures and fittings for boats.
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Re: Southern model show
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2017, 12:55:55 AM »

As one of the small team that put the pool together last Saturday under Phil Knell's leadership, I went today [Wednesday] to check all was going well. The depth was up to 10" deep [the length of my SeaWind yacht's keel] and hopefully, with another two days to go, there will be at least another 3" added which will allow me to sail my 'Alinghi' 32nd America's Cup yacht on Saturday and Sunday. This is due to the fact that we put the straw bales on their sides, giving another 3" of depth. So bring your yachts to sail - it would be good to see a variety of them, even some Thames barges!
You will notice I had a quick sail of my dive boat - just to make sure the water was the 'correct type'!!
See you there over the weekend - it should be a good Show again - bring a boat or two and help make it a success.
Kim
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Re: Southern model show
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2017, 02:06:45 AM »

CC ...are you relying on rainfall to add the ~~ 3" of water, or is refilling from the hydrant permissible? .....Derek
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Re: Southern model show
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2017, 04:53:34 AM »

You need to get in with the local Fire brigade  :D
One of the Country Fire Brigade usually fill our portable pool in less than an hour from the nearest hydrant.  %)
Alternatively get a lot of boaters to eat onions.  <:(
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Re: Southern model show
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2017, 10:40:21 AM »

Good morning Derek and Brian,
No, the small 'metered' hose will be still filling the pool over the next two days, our rainfall would not touch this. This is the fifth or sixth year of doing this at this venue and is works just fine. It is not 'legally permissible' to do what you suggest - although I know of a few occasions at other events where this did happen! At the previous venue for this Show - Hop Farm - it was filled from the local River Medway by using a pumped water bowser and a tractor to pull it. Several visits were made and in the drought years we even had to pump it back into the bowser at the end and put it back in the Medway!! The things we do for a model boat Show!! Pity you won't be with us.
Kim [C.C.]
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Re: Southern model show
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2017, 08:10:53 PM »

Thanks to Phil and his team really good weekend show plus lots of sailing.
well done to all .
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Re: Southern model show
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2017, 08:14:41 PM »

Some more :-))
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Re: Southern model show
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2017, 08:30:41 PM »

And some tugs ok2
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