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Title: blackpool show
Post by: LarryW on October 14, 2010, 04:05:05 pm
will any mayemers be at blackpool ?  ;) larry.
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: stoney on October 14, 2010, 04:22:05 pm

 I'll be there :-)) looking forward to it, never been to Blackpool is it a good show ?




                          stoney
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: Dreadstar on October 14, 2010, 04:25:13 pm
Quite a few of us are going down on the Sunday from Glasgow,the better part of a coachload. Looking forward to it,as I've never been either. :-))
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: LarryW on October 14, 2010, 04:48:05 pm

(http://s1.postimage.org/sZXw0.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/)
  hi its a god show lighting last year wasn't very good but should be better this , but theres a good chippy round the corner oppsit the car park and a
bar in the norbrek castle hotel......... and dont forget the lights
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: pugwash on October 14, 2010, 04:55:31 pm
Oh no not a coachload of Glaswegians heading for Blackpool - just like Fair Fortnight.
Geoff
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: Circlip on October 14, 2010, 04:55:51 pm
Quote
and dont forget the lights

  Have Blackpool stopped supplying their own??
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: LarryW on October 14, 2010, 05:21:31 pm
hi i forgot where to put 10p in the meter , ....... still theres still the flashing  ,err err torches ....  {-)larry
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: garston1 on October 14, 2010, 05:28:41 pm
Will be there Saturday and Sunday  :-))
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: sailorboy61 on October 14, 2010, 05:56:56 pm
I'm bringing my shopping list and cheque book along!

And this if anyone wants a look (Saturday) http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=26621.0 (see sales)
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: Double D on October 14, 2010, 06:15:36 pm

Me and Number 6 (Dave) are going up tomorrow and staying till Sunday at the Norbreck.  He'll be the one shoving his purchases up his jumper and trying to smuggle them past me!!!!!!
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: malcolmfrary on October 14, 2010, 06:22:24 pm
I'll be there.  Tall, bald and looking vacant.  Red sweater.
And for Stoney - yes.
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: gribeauval on October 14, 2010, 07:02:02 pm
I will be there on Saturday. :-))
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Post by: Number 6 on October 14, 2010, 07:13:18 pm
Should be a good show. Usually plenty to see and do there, makes for a good weekend. I assume the pool will be in the hall again for people to sail on?? Going to carry on from last year checking out the all day breakfasts in the cafes! Someone's got to do it! Dave... :-)) :-))
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: tt1 on October 14, 2010, 09:33:08 pm
Will be there Sat & Sun with a another Mayhemer, staying at the Carlton for a night. (Still thinking of The Loyal Sailorboy?)
       Pity there isn't a "Mayhemer" cap or such that we could wear at these events, be nice to meet a few and say hello, (don't think a pink carnation would go down well! {-))

                             Regards, Tony.  -----------------------  (A balding, shortish guy wearing specs!)
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: Double D on October 14, 2010, 09:36:19 pm


                             Regards, Tony.  -----------------------  (A balding, shortish guy wearing specs!)


That narrows it down then!!!! {-) {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: tt1 on October 14, 2010, 09:46:47 pm
Hello DD, hope your wearing a purple dress then  %) :-))

       Kind regards, Me.
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: JayDee on October 14, 2010, 09:53:33 pm


Hello,

Wearing a "Mayhem Badge" is a good idea !!!.
I will be wearing mine !.

JayDee,  :-))
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: The long Build on October 15, 2010, 12:03:05 am

       Pity there isn't a "Mayhemer" cap or such that we could wear at these events, be nice to meet a few and say hello, (don't think a pink carnation would go down well! {-))

                             Regards, Tony.  -----------------------  (A balding, shortish guy wearing specs!)

There is a Mayhem cap & Badge , but can not find the thread ..
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: Number 6 on October 15, 2010, 09:24:18 am
I'll have my Number 6 badge on my cap! Dave... :-))
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: chingdevil on October 15, 2010, 11:48:10 am
If you want any Mayhem merchandise PM steamboatphil, there are hats, polo shirts and sweatshirts all at reasonable prices. If you look at last years Wicksteed Weekend you will see some items being worn

Brian
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: JayDee on October 15, 2010, 12:44:59 pm
Hello,

 Here is a Badge that you can, (very neatly) write your name onto.
Then, while at the Show, IF, you get lost, we will know who you are !!!!!.

John.  :-))  :-))  :-))
(http://s1.postimage.org/vxb49.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/)
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: tt1 on October 15, 2010, 05:02:22 pm
Thanks John, unfortunately printer's caput at press, name badge is a good idea though - meanwhile gonna chase around now and see if I can get a cap.

       Will look out for your badge Dave,  :-))  and keep a sharp eye for any young lady that may be wearing purple -----------   {-) {-) {-)  

                     Regards, Tony.              
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: wibplus on October 15, 2010, 09:19:58 pm
See ya there on Sunday guys.  :-))  :-))

Badge on shirt.  :}  :}  :embarrassed:

Wallet in wheelbarrow.  ;)
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: Number 6 on October 16, 2010, 07:10:28 am
I'll be round by the pool at some point with my sydney star in maersk colours or my new pusher when I've spent all my pocket money! Dave
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: funtimefrankie on October 16, 2010, 04:57:55 pm
Take a torch, the light is really poor :((
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: sailorboy61 on October 16, 2010, 06:40:06 pm
Me and Number 6 (Dave) are going up tomorrow and staying till Sunday at the Norbreck.  He'll be the one shoving his purchases up his jumper and trying to smuggle them past me!!!!!!


Good job he wasn't shoving them down the front of those shorts he had on...would never have stayed hidden  %% !
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: sailorboy61 on October 16, 2010, 06:41:39 pm
I'll be round by the pool at some point with my sydney star in maersk colours or my new pusher when I've spent all my pocket money! Dave

You can't have had much pocket money Dave, you were pretty sharpish at the pool! The Star looked good though... wish the real ones were as easy to drive!!
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: firedup on October 16, 2010, 07:19:25 pm
Pictures
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: Number 6 on October 16, 2010, 07:38:39 pm
Should have come and said hi. Will check out photos when I get home,can't do it on my mobile. Will be down again tomorrow now have charged my batteries. My springer is on Models By Design stand at the moment,dd has told them to put a for sale sign on it! :) Dave
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: garston1 on October 16, 2010, 07:42:10 pm
saw you today Dave with your number 6 on your hat!
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: sailorboy61 on October 16, 2010, 08:18:54 pm
Enjoyed the show.... little disappointed how few models on display, but as I mostly shopping, was good to see so many Traders, and indeed a chance to put some faces to the names we see here so often.

A few pics, but the lighting in the hall wasn't that great, and I must have had something set wrong on my camera....not the best by a long way!
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Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: The long Build on October 16, 2010, 08:29:25 pm
Regarding the lighting , It always appears well lit but for some reason My camera just hates it, and struggles to get a good picture.
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: JayDee on October 16, 2010, 09:02:54 pm


Hello,

 Arrived about 11am, left at 2,30 pm, wore my Badge all the time, didn't see any other Mayhemers, if they were there - - no Badges.
 Met and spoke to lots of folk I had not seen for years, which was very nice.

Took no photos, nothing seemed to grab my attention.
The lighting in the Hall was very poor.
Bought lots of little bits which I needed, the Tool stalls were very good - - prices too !.

The Show for me seemed a bit Third Rate, nothing SPECIAL about it, thats why I left early.

John.  {:-{
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: brianc on October 16, 2010, 09:49:28 pm
The lighting in the hall is always tricky at Blackpool,time to take the camera off auto and start using it manually :-))
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: sailorboy61 on October 16, 2010, 09:54:22 pm
Auto????..what's that   :o     {:-{
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: tugboyben on October 17, 2010, 07:37:22 am
hi all
when yesterday had a good day got a few pitures great for the bits & bobs  :-))

jason
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: firedup on October 17, 2010, 09:34:08 am
Looks like the Chilean miners had more light I'll be watching for the dark glasses that the Modelboat Mayhem crowd will be wearing. %% %%
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: Number 6 on October 17, 2010, 06:10:56 pm
Back home now in the village, nice to meet some fellow Mayhemers over the weekend. Made plenty of use out of the sailing pool while there, and have a box full of new bits and bobs! Good weekend had by all I think, seemed not as many club stands this year? It's a good show to visit and now the season's nearly over a chance to get supplies for those winter projects, nice weather too both days. Thanks to all the show organisers and staff at the Norbreck, will look forward to next year. Who's off to Warwick next month?? Dave.  :-)) :-))
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: stuartm on October 17, 2010, 06:56:13 pm
I went along today for the first time, I've only come to marine modelling this year. (16mm garden rail is my usual haunt). Thourougly enjoyed the experience there are some magnificent models out there. Even my good lady enjoyed the experience.
The stalls were well layed out, enjoyed a couple of brews at the pool side watching a variety models.
Bought a SLA 12v battery and charger at a very reasonable price, and a few white metal catings (one or two of which are likely to end up on a loco).
Great day out, i'm inspired to complete my working canal boat and prepare to build a 'Brown Water Navy' river patrol boat from the free plans over the coming winter.
By the way I was the grey haired bloke with glasses and a bit of a belly :}
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: garston1 on October 17, 2010, 10:23:04 pm
Mmmmm? Grey haired bloke with glasses and a bit of a beer belly? Well that takes care of about 90% of visitors! ok2
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: Dreadstar on October 18, 2010, 12:06:58 am
It was nice to meet and your better half today Dave.That container ship of yours is nicely done,I wish I could paint that well,Longbuild was there too,but I didn't know any other Mayhemer's though.
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: tt1 on October 18, 2010, 12:40:42 am
The lighting in the hall is always tricky at Blackpool,time to take the camera off auto and start using it manually :-))
        wasn't this a different hall and venue from last year? - have to agree with others, lighting was a bit depressive to say the least irrelevant of camera settings. Some traders on Sunday were actually offering MAGNIFYERS to purchasers of small scale parts!! A number of friends to whom I had suggested the show may be well worth a visit, felt they had travelled a long way for not a notable show.  :embarrassed:
         Meeting and chatting with modellers and traders was the main enjoyment for me, but had this been my first show don't think I would have been impressed - but, just my opinion. 
Really looking forward to Warwick now though!  :-))

                         Regards,Tony.
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: garston1 on October 18, 2010, 12:48:45 am
Nope you are quite right Tony, dark, you could be around it within an hour, and the bring and buy was charging totally rip off prices for selling your boat. \not to mention the price of the tea at the tea bar! Roll on the March modellers at Ellesmere Port.
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: gingyer on October 18, 2010, 12:55:05 am
I felt the show was poor when you look at last years show {:-{

Has something changed since last year?
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: Number 6 on October 18, 2010, 07:23:44 am
Not as many club stands this year I think, so less to look at really. I still enjoyed the weekend though, going up there for a couple of days is a break from the norm. Perhaps long way to come for a day for some of us Mayhemers. Town centre/Tower is only a 1.50 tram ride away (or drive and try to park and pay more for it) from the Norbreck. I wish my own club Potteries MBC would attend more shows, can't understand why they don't really, we've got plenty of members.  {:-{ See you at Warwick...Dave.
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: garston1 on October 18, 2010, 02:07:04 pm
I was the one with the cap full of badges by the way, beard, glasses, grey top. spent a lot of time sitting behind tonys shipfinder generals' stand
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: Bowwave on October 18, 2010, 02:56:52 pm
Yes the lighting was challenging  ditch the Auto and  go manual.
Good show  and thanks to all the organizers for making  it possible.
Impressive club stands and plenty of traders 
Model Shipwrights stand ,
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff272/Turrets1/IMG_0832.jpg)
Blackpool and Fylde MBC stand
(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff272/Turrets1/IMG_0850.jpg) 
Bowwave  :-))


Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: malcolmfrary on October 18, 2010, 03:15:03 pm
In Bowwaves' 2nd picture above, "Duke of York", got the "Friends of Fairhaven Lake" trophy.  This was donated to BFMBC for services rendered last year, and was won by Ray Scrivens for his display cased "Ictineo II".  Ray got to pick according to the format "Which boat on the club stand would I like to take home?", and liked DoY.
His "Royal Yacht Britannia" (above and behind it) got best semi-scratch naval ship.
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: sailorboy61 on October 18, 2010, 03:17:03 pm
Agree, RY Britannia was certainly an impressive looking build...lots of nice detail in there.
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: brianc on October 18, 2010, 03:23:35 pm
I`ve made the trip south with my son and a good few local club members to the Blackpool show for a number of years now and have enjoyed every minute of our trips down.
This year however, I felt there was something missing.
Meeting up with the friends I have made over the years is always great, but I`m afraid the show was a bit of a let down and I was very dismayed to learn the procceds from the bring and buy were not being donated to the RNLI as was advertised.
Its a long way to travel to the show and with fuel costs rising all the time,I just don`t think the outlay required to attend is worth it anymore.
I think I`ll be giving it a bit of thought before I decide to attend next years show.
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: malcolmfrary on October 18, 2010, 03:58:41 pm
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I was very dismayed to learn the procceds from the bring and buy were not being donated to the RNLI as was advertised
Due to a late emergency, compounded with a relatively minor misunderstanding, Mark was left thinking that we as club would be unable to run the B&B, and laid out cash to make sure that an alternative was in place using volunteers who preferred a different way of working.  As it happened, this was unnecessary, but by the time we both found out each others' situation, it was too late.  Mark did promise to send the RNLI a cheque to compensate for our lack of donation of what would have been our 10% commission.  A pity to break a continuous effort of club members giving freely of their time at every show since 1997, when we started, but these things happen.
Malcolm Frary
Chairman, BFMBC
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: Stan on October 18, 2010, 04:30:23 pm
Hi Tony or TT1. Did you manage to work out how to wire up Action units after our long conversation on Saturday. I must agree that  the lighting in this hall needs to improve.


Stan
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: brianc on October 18, 2010, 05:03:17 pm
Due to a late emergency, compounded with a relatively minor misunderstanding, Mark was left thinking that we as club would be unable to run the B&B, and laid out cash to make sure that an alternative was in place using volunteers who preferred a different way of working.  As it happened, this was unnecessary, but by the time we both found out each others' situation, it was too late.  Mark did promise to send the RNLI a cheque to compensate for our lack of donation of what would have been our 10% commission.  A pity to break a continuous effort of club members giving freely of their time at every show since 1997, when we started, but these things happen.
Malcolm Frary
Chairman, BFMBC
Sorry for the misunderstanding Malcolm,glad to see the RNLI getting a donation anyway, a big well done to all involved :-))
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: Wasyl on October 18, 2010, 06:44:51 pm
Nope you are quite right Tony, dark, you could be around it within an hour, and the bring and buy was charging totally rip off prices for selling your boat. \not to mention the price of the tea at the tea bar! Roll on the March modellers at Ellesmere Port.
Do you mean to say,that had i brought my boats down for sale,i,d have to pay someone else just for the privilage,
Christ! I could have done what i saw being done a couple of years ago,boats being sold from the back of a van in the car park,

Wullie
mind you,it does happen up here,a 5 flat fee if you,re selling anything,....not per item,...5 and thats it,
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: Dreadstar on October 18, 2010, 06:54:16 pm
A few photo's from the show.

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Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: The long Build on October 18, 2010, 07:47:41 pm
Any idea who's the Maersk Line boat is , Is it a kit ?

ps No 6 Were you trying to talk on Martin and Mark with your shirt !!  :}
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: Number 6 on October 18, 2010, 08:11:08 pm
Ha, ha, ha, you can't outdo Martin or Mark on the shirt front.  {-)  The Maersk Line ship is mine of course, the cap gives it away. She's a Graupner Sydney Star with a few modifications, named after my better half DoubleDiamond. Going to start my 8ft container ship soon, doing her on 1/96 scale I think. Hopefully she'll be ready for Wicksteed next year as long as I don't bust leg again.  :embarrassed:  Should look good on the water so long as she'll fit in the car! Will start a build thread on her so keep watching, Warwick next, see you soon, Dave... :-))
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: LarryW on October 18, 2010, 08:34:27 pm
hi there back in bristol now , i enjoyed the show what i could see of it , stillcrap lighting , had chat with the hull lads .nice to faces to web pages ,
 nice see my favorate mag there mmi but where is the mob ? model boats catch up dont disapoint your readers/.......
i wiill check out warwick this year , and see what this has to offer ,....... but a good range of models and first building  .
 a fair assrembly trade stands some more helpfull than others..as new modeler found mobile marine models . most helpfull .
 will deal with them again .. :-)) :-)...... bye for now larry...
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: funtimefrankie on October 18, 2010, 08:46:32 pm
How does the Warwick show compare with Blackpool and Warrington?
Bigger? same traders?
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: The long Build on October 18, 2010, 09:14:33 pm
Ha, ha, ha, you can't outdo Martin or Mark on the shirt front.  {-)  The Maersk Line ship is mine of course, the cap gives it away. She's a Graupner Sydney Star with a few modifications, named after my better half DoubleDiamond. Going to start my 8ft container ship soon, doing her on 1/96 scale I think. Hopefully she'll be ready for Wicksteed next year as long as I don't bust leg again.  :embarrassed:  Should look good on the water so long as she'll fit in the car! Will start a build thread on her so keep watching, Warwick next, see you soon, Dave... :-))

Thought as much but thought you might have put your cap there to pretend it was yours   {-) {-)
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: stoney on October 18, 2010, 10:17:15 pm

 Enjoyed the show , some very nice models , got a few bits n bobs to keep me out of mischeif for a few weeks, lighting was very poor. Do any mayhemers know what

 sound system was in the Seven class lifeboat ?


                                                     stoney
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: Bowwave on October 19, 2010, 11:09:50 am
hi there back in bristol now , i enjoyed the show what i could see of it , stillcrap lighting , had chat with the hull lads .nice to faces to web pages ,
 nice see my favorate mag there mmi but where is the mob ? model boats catch up dont disapoint your readers/.......
i wiill check out warwick this year , and see what this has to offer ,....... but a good range of models and first building  .
 a fair assrembly trade stands some more helpfull than others..as new modeler found mobile marine models . most helpfull .
 will deal with them again .. :-)) :-)...... bye for now larry...
I do know "Model Boats magazine  was there  .
Bowwave    :-))
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: johno 52-11 on October 19, 2010, 12:38:26 pm
Enjoyed the show , some very nice models , got a few bits n bobs to keep me out of mischeif for a few weeks, lighting was very poor. Do any mayhemers know what

 sound system was in the Seven class lifeboat ?


                                                     stoney

Yes the Severn Belongs to a good friend and has a JJC sound system installed. The main Reason it sounds so good is the way the speaker is installed. you can see more of it on our website. www.lifeboatmodels.co.uk (http://www.lifeboatmodels.co.uk)

Regards

John
Title: Re: blackpool show
Post by: Number 6 on October 19, 2010, 07:16:14 pm
I do know "Model Boats magazine  was there  .
Bowwave    :-))

Dave Wooley from Model Boats magazine was out and about taking photos over the weekend. Dave.  :-)