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Title: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: A Model World on August 31, 2011, 03:58:10 PM

Come and stock up for winter and see the wonderful kits on display competing for the
Tower Trophy
with a visit to
                           
                        
THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 2011  

 
Bigger and better than even
Saturday 15th 10am till 5 & Sunday 16th October 10am till 4.00pm
The Norcalympia Hall at The Norbreck Castle Hotel, Queens Promenade, Blackpool, FY2 9AA
Admission £5.00 on the door for all
2 day/weekend £8.50. Family tickets 11.50 2 adults up to 4 children
We have the clubs and private exhibitors on display, the pool for sailing in, the trade for buying from, fish and chips, a tram ride and Blackpool what more could you want...
refreshments and food available, Free Parking. Disabled access, (all children must be accompanied)
Contact for further details 01606 891999


The Traders in attendance so far
ACTion R/C Electronics. Model Warships. Mobile Marine. Component shop. Tyne Models. Reade Plastics. Mountfleet Models. SHG Marine, Metcalfe Mouldings. Models By Design. Modeling Timbers, Coastal Shipping. Graupner Gmbh, The Model Dock. Macs Moldings. MMB
A Model World, Scale Hobbies, Showcases, Matrix Jones, George Turner Models, Miskin Models (proxxon), Ship Finder General, SB Models, Peak Tools, Model Boat Bits. Carmen Craft, A1 Downundermodels, Marine Modelling International complete with Barrie Stevens, Quartermaster, Clyde Models, Orion Mouldings, Avalon. Kalas , RNLI plus others  
Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: brianc on August 31, 2011, 06:54:11 PM
I notice "model warships" are attending as traders.
As a warship nut,  I`m alway interested in anything to do with the subject, is this a new trader on the scene?
Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: A Model World on September 02, 2011, 11:58:55 AM
Yes we also have another old trader back on the scene now specailising as Scale Warships   
Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: brianc on September 02, 2011, 01:36:41 PM
Thanks for that...looking forward to the show :-))
Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: Guy Bagley on September 02, 2011, 02:01:07 PM
You can always check out the new  4D experience at the blackpool tower and the madame tussauds too......ummm i can smell the fish n chips already
Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: nhp651 on September 02, 2011, 02:27:41 PM
Forget Harry Ramsdens for your fish and chips, Guy....try Yorkshire Fisheries on Topping Street.......200% better and bigger portions too.

neil.
Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: Guy Bagley on September 02, 2011, 03:44:19 PM
as a yorshireman that has added appeal......
Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: Capt Podge on September 14, 2011, 01:18:34 AM
Does anybody know whether there are any camping facilities near the show ?

Regards,

Ray.
Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: malcolmfrary on September 14, 2011, 10:08:21 AM
Does anybody know whether there are any camping facilities near the show ?

Regards,

Ray.

A quick google gave a list of seven plus lots more hits, most near the end of the motorway, the rest about three or four miles from the Norbreck.  Caravan or tent?
Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: elvis on September 15, 2011, 03:28:12 PM
hi all.
love this show, its the last show off the year for use and just like to get all the parts i will need for over winter.
couple of hundred yards up the rd and a great big breakfast, then back to enjoy the show and spend some money.
happy days :-) :-)
Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: gingyer on September 15, 2011, 06:08:26 PM
Yes we also have another old trader back on the scene now specailising as Scale Warships   

is there a website for this company would like to see how much money I may need to bring  :}

Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: LarryW on September 15, 2011, 06:21:15 PM
HI ., DONE THIS SHOW  3 times now nice traders , fist class models, nice friendly  marine modelling international magazine on board .
 but that's the good side, but yet again let down by poor lighting, so take a torch,    and where is model boat magazine ?   the suppose number one  magazine  :((
  as for BLACKPOOL  A GREAT RESORT,   ..........LARRY.....
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Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: The long Build on September 15, 2011, 09:00:32 PM
The light is and always has been a problem but other than lowering the ceiling 15ft I can,t see what can be done unless every body rigs up their models to leds.. I have been experimenting with my camera for the low light and think I may have cracked it.. :}..

Just a thought  any Mayhem , Warship And Tugs site members how about a meet up for a few minutes say 1pm maybe near MMB's stand or similar ?
Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: gingyer on September 15, 2011, 09:11:44 PM
You could start by turning the lights on!!!
Anyhow.....what day at the MMB stand??
And will Mark try and charge us for cluttering his stand {-) {-)
Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: The long Build on September 15, 2011, 09:25:15 PM
You could start by turning the lights on!!!
Anyhow.....what day at the MMB stand??
And will Mark try and charge us for cluttering his stand {-) {-)

 {-) {-)  Was thinking both days , same as Warwick.. Charge !! dont go giving him ideas
Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: Marks Model Bits on September 15, 2011, 09:29:05 PM
They don't call me Ar Ar Ar Arkkk Arkwright for nothing G G G Granville..... Now go f f f f f f       fetch a cloth!!
Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: Number 6 on September 15, 2011, 09:32:45 PM
How about secret handshakes or wearing a pink carnation or something... Or maybe just a badge we could print off so Mayhemmers can spot eachother, Dave.  O0
Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: Shipmate60 on September 15, 2011, 09:34:29 PM
Shouldn't that be:
Aaaaaaaandy go fffff fetch me a coffee!!!

Bob
Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: Marks Model Bits on September 15, 2011, 10:08:02 PM
Shouldn't that be:
Aaaaaaaandy go fffff fetch me a coffee!!!

Bob

That does work sometimes with A A A A Andy {-) {-)

Tried it once with A A A A Angie and that didn't work, I just got thumped  {-) O0 {-) O0 {-) {-)
Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: justboatonic on September 16, 2011, 12:09:08 AM
Think I'll pop along to the Norbreck for this one and have a nosey. Would be interested to see the Mountfleet range, particularly the Cruiser tug. Would be good to see speedline and Fleetscale too but I dont think either of them are attending.
Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: Capt Podge on September 16, 2011, 03:06:21 PM
Quote
A quick google gave a list of seven plus lots more hits, most near the end of the motorway, the rest about three or four miles from the Norbreck.  Caravan or tent?

I've been offline for a couple of days, hence slow response  %)


Hey, thanks Mal, never thought about using google - but will do.  :embarrassed: I'll be using a small tent but bringing lots of warm clothing  {-)

Looking forward to the show !

Regards,

Ray.
Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: 19hgtug60 on September 18, 2011, 09:33:15 PM
Can anyone please advise how much the commission is for selling items at the Boat Chandelry as I have not sold anything there previously(I do not want to bring them a considerable distance if the rates are going to be restrictive).
Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: malcolmfrary on September 19, 2011, 09:44:07 AM
At the club run bring n buy, there will be a choice.  Either a fixed fee on a sliding scale based on the asking price paid up front, or a ten percent charge on what it is sold for.  The ten percent goes to the RNLI.  Its complicated this year because in the past there has been a lot of whimpering from other show organizers that "Their fixed fee is less than our ten percent", usually ignoring the fact that theirs usually goes to club or show funds, ours is a donation by our members to the RNLI.  This year, at the request of the show organizer, the choice will be yours.
There is a probability that the Shipfinder General will be there as well.
Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: HS93 (RIP) on September 19, 2011, 10:31:22 AM
can the organiser confirm that George turner models are going ?  I  don't want to waist a  journey .

 does anybody know if they are still trading ?

thanks

Peter
Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: 19hgtug60 on September 19, 2011, 05:53:13 PM
Fixed fee is still open i.e. I cannot work anything out in order to decide A) What it is going to cost me or B) To go fixed or commission basis.

Can you elaborate on the sliding scale.
Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: Number 6 on September 19, 2011, 06:53:58 PM
can the organiser confirm that George turner models are going ?  I  don't want to waist a  journey .

 does anybody know if they are still trading ?

thanks, Peter

Hi there Peter, someone was selling a lot of George Turner stuff off at the Southern Model Airshow at the weekend. There wasn't a lot of left so doubt they will be at Blackpool. You never know, somebody else might end up doing his stuff if he sells the moulds off?? There are alternatives, what scale figures (I assume figures) are you after? Dave.  {:-{
Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: A Model World on September 20, 2011, 02:45:52 PM
To answer some of the points on here ...

There is a phone number of 01606 891999 for any show questions more than happy to answer as we cant keep our eye on every forum

There will be a number of extra lights this year ..as ever we cant get it right as some don't want anymore lights 

George Turner has booked and is coming we have wrote that on the traders list... so why we need to confirm it again, but there you go. However if you want something specific perhaps a quick call to him...   

On the basis you cant please all the people all the time, some were unhappy with the 10 percent on sale price so we changed and had a sliding scale that was lower than 10 percent around about 7 percent but some didn't like that either, bearing in mind that all the money goes to the RNLI ..I myself made a donation of 240.00 last year in total with gift aid that took it to 300.00

Anyway the idea is you come along with two prices or one price you if you are fixed in stone ..if its two prices one is what you would like and the other is a price you will take... unless its the fixed in stone one.  Now bear in mind your high price is what its marked up at, (and also remember some see a price and don't think or even want to haggle) ...Also remember the people selling will do all they can to achieve the best price as they want to raise as much as possible and we are looking at whether it can be gift aided so the RNLI benefit more. 
   
So you can either pay 10 percent on the sale price whatever it is e.g. 225.00 sale will cost you £22.50 or as some people put prices to high...lets be honest when selling anything whether it be a model boat or a car or fridge freezer heck, everyone wants to get a good price but some put there prices too high.. So you can if you wish pay a 7 percent fee upfront sale or no sale non returnable

as an example a sensible priced boat vendor wants 250.00 but will take 220.00... the bring an buy lads do there best and end up with 225.00 as a sale price now if he had paid up front cause he was confidant it would sell then its 7 percent of the higher price...7 percent of 250.00 = £17.50 paid...if however the vendor is not sure it will sell (usually cause its priced a little high) then he can opt for 10 percent on sale so that same boat will cost him 10 percent of sale price 225.00 = 22.50...He would have saved a fiver paying upfront  A cast in stone price of 250.00 or any amount well thats definitely cheaper to do upfront...Your boat will be going to another  boat lover...no paypal fees and the commission isn't lining some internet auction sites pocket its going to the RNLI.... 

The idea is to get the boats more sensible priced, we have had years where someone has put something in with few raised eyebrows at 300.00 and would only go to 250.00 yet after a flurry on the Sunday around about 12.00 o clock because they haven't sold it, its gets dropped by the vendor to 150.00 and sold for 145.00 ...when what would have been better is to put it in originally at say 220.00 with a view to taking 180.00 it would have sold on the Saturday when more have chance to see a realistic price for more money than what it ended up with...         

We like transparency and you cant get much more transparent than that       
Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: nhp651 on September 20, 2011, 06:26:18 PM
that's a great and frank interpretation, and many thanks for clearing it up for me at least. :-)) :-))

when can one start bringing their shattles for sale...is it saturday morning or can we drop them off on friday afternoon when setting up.

neil.
Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: malcolmfrary on September 20, 2011, 07:11:28 PM
All other things being equal, Friday afternoon.
Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: nhp651 on September 20, 2011, 08:57:30 PM
cheers malcom.

neil
Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: HS93 (RIP) on September 21, 2011, 01:31:07 AM
Can the mods tell me if post 26 was altered by the mods ? because I saw a sarcastic remark that seems now to have disappeared ?

Peter
Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: HS93 (RIP) on September 21, 2011, 01:36:10 AM
Hi there Peter, someone was selling a lot of George Turner stuff off at the Southern Model Airshow at the weekend. There wasn't a lot of left so doubt they will be at Blackpool. You never know, somebody else might end up doing his stuff if he sells the moulds off?? There are alternatives, what scale figures (I assume figures) are you after? Dave.  {:-{

Thank you for that Dave, I have just bought a kit of fleabay of one of his boats, when it arrives if there are any bits missing I was going to ask him if they where available,but don't want to waist a trip as I bought all my bits at Haydock, I had herd the rumors as well about him retiring or whatever.

Peter
Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: Number 6 on September 21, 2011, 07:13:57 AM
Thank you for that Dave, I have just bought a kit of fleabay of one of his boats, when it arrives if there are any bits missing I was going to ask him if they where available,but don't want to waist a trip as I bought all my bits at Haydock, I had herd the rumors as well about him retiring or whatever.

Peter

The folks selling his boat related stuff off said he was just going to be doing car stuff from now on. I thought he was retiring too, shame about the boat stuff, got a lot of his stuff myself. Dave.
Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 21, 2011, 07:42:50 AM
Can the mods tell me if post 26 was altered by the mods ? because I saw a sarcastic remark that seems now to have disappeared ?

Peter

No.

Any posts edited or moderated have a date stamp add on the bottom.
( See line below )
Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: HS93 (RIP) on September 21, 2011, 10:00:19 AM
No.

Any posts edited or moderated have a date stamp add on the bottom.
( See line below )


It must have been alterd stright after posting then.

Peter
Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: The long Build on September 21, 2011, 12:19:54 PM

It must have been alterd stright after posting then.

Peter

That would also show, like in Martins post.
Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: justboatonic on September 26, 2011, 08:24:33 PM
Sorry, Im not being critical (might be being thick though  <*<) but I may be wanting to sell a couple of boats at this show.

If I wanted to do this, how do I go about it \ who do I need to let know etc etc? Although I live local, I currently work in Manchester so there's no way I could get stuff down to Norbreck 'Friday afternoon.' Can stuff be taken down on Friday evening?
TIA

Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: The long Build on September 26, 2011, 09:04:40 PM
Sorry, Im not being critical (might be being thick though  <*<) but I may be wanting to sell a couple of boats at this show.

If I wanted to do this, how do I go about it \ who do I need to let know etc etc? Although I live local, I currently work in Manchester so there's no way I could get stuff down to Norbreck 'Friday afternoon.' Can stuff be taken down on Friday evening?
TIA



MalcolmFrary is proberly your best man to speak to.  (see a couple of posts up) :-))
Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: HS93 (RIP) on September 26, 2011, 09:15:54 PM
To answer some of the points on here ...

There is a phone number of 01606 891999 for any show questions more than happy to answer as we cant keep our eye on every forum

There will be a number of extra lights this year ..as ever we cant get it right as some don't want anymore lights  

George Turner has booked and is coming we have wrote that on the traders list... so why we need to confirm it again, but there you go. However if you want something specific perhaps a quick call to him...  
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We like transparency and you cant get much more transparent than that        
if you read Number 6 posts you will see why I asked the question and I have given up ringing as he never answers these days , I expected the sarcastic remark, we will see who was right
Peter
Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: malcolmfrary on September 27, 2011, 10:47:56 AM
Quote
Quote
Quote from: justboatonic on Yesterday at 08:24:33 PM
Sorry, Im not being critical (might be being thick though  ) but I may be wanting to sell a couple of boats at this show.

If I wanted to do this, how do I go about it \ who do I need to let know etc etc? Although I live local, I currently work in Manchester so there's no way I could get stuff down to Norbreck 'Friday afternoon.' Can stuff be taken down on Friday evening?
TIA


MalcolmFrary is proberly your best man to speak to.  (see a couple of posts up)
We are normally on site until about 7.00p.m., when we have generally decided that enough is enough for one day.

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If you read Number 6 posts you will see why I asked the question and I have given up ringing as he never answers these days , I expected the sarcastic remark, we will see who was right
Peter
With any show such as this, and in fact almost all model boat shows, the traders are either one man bands or cottage size concerns.  Until the show opens with them on site, nothing is certain.  This is a fact of life.  In the past we have had traders who have had their vehicles break down unexpectedly, sickness has struck, either the trader and/or a family member, in one case a vehicle was burglarized.  We have also had the occasional club who booked a lot of space and never showed up, and couldn't be bothered to let us know before, or apologize after.  When an announcement is made, it is safe to assume that the companies listed have agreed to attend.  Whether this turns out on the day is another matter.  Show organizers don't have any more knowledge than anybody else regarding anybody elses' situation or intentions unless the concern in question has actually contacted them, only that space has been booked and a deposit paid.
Which particular comments should be regarded as "sarcasm"?  I have not detected any ridicule or mockery in replies to your posts, just a heartfelt wish that good sense should be used.
Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: Macsmouldings on September 27, 2011, 12:48:09 PM
Hi Guys, Macs Mouldings will be attending again this year, come and say hello.
regards,

Martin.
Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: A Model World on October 01, 2011, 08:38:45 AM
I have spoke with George Turner and he is coming so barring fire pestelence or flood or any other major mishap he will be there I quote from teh horses mouth (not tahts he is a horse but to coin a phrase) I am going into slt cars but have  alot of boat prudcut so as Blackpool is my biggest show I do I am intending selling it all there' end quote

Forgive me it wast intended as a sarcastic remark it was merely to point out a more important point that you would be better asking him to bring what you are looking for if taht is your only reason for going to the show (Now it woukld be a shame itf its your only reason for going)

To explian what I mean... Macs Mouldings has just posted he will be there and we all have an idea of his product range barring some new ones and a cracking line up it is, the quirk (call it what you will with GT) is that he does have or did have an ever changing product range for sale...so even when he is there.... will he have brought what you want...but likley someone else willl ...Likely Macs Mouldings may have what you are looking for ???       
Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: A Model World on October 01, 2011, 08:48:15 AM
LATE BREAKING NEWS LATE BREAKING NEWS LATE BREAKING NEWS


We have just had confirmation from Horizon Hobby or at least their UK distributor of the same name that they are attending the show, to show off not only their range of Spektrum radios and all other things that they do in that line but also there new PRO boat range  

Where we are going to put them goodness knows .. the floor plan is being re arranged slightly.....agian  ah!!! they will fit there....

As a footnote and in avodance of all doubt because they are a distrubutor who do not sell to the public they wont actually be selilng from their stand but their products can be bought at the show on other stands and they will happily demonstrate products and direct you where you may purchase probably at some show special prices   
Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: Number 6 on October 02, 2011, 03:22:22 PM
Should be there on Sunday all being well with a couple of other club members. John44 will be after some more bits for his trawler cat so hope macs mouldings has plenty of stock! Dave.  :-))
Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: Jindivik on October 05, 2011, 09:59:26 AM
Hi,
I was selling George Turnerís stuff on his behalf at the Hop Farm and as mentioned there wasnít a lot left because we had sold most of it! There is still plenty of stock in Georgeís storage which is available on his website by mail order.
Yes, George is into slot cars, see his website, but he will be selling his figures etc. at Blackpool and Warwick. After Warwick there will be no further shows and sales will be via the website only.
It is worth mentioning that like many other small specialist companies, George Turner Models is a one man operation.
Hope this helps to clarify the situation.
Dave
Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: nhp651 on October 05, 2011, 10:47:49 AM
Sadly, as mentioned before on this and other forums and from personal experience, George Turner has a very poor track record of replying to emails and other forms of communications  sent to him on the www, so how is he ever going to sell his stuff on the web if he doesn't reply to people's questions.

just a point of interest and bone of contention for quite a few people on here.

If you are a friend of his, perhaps you could mention these facts and concerns to him before he is left with stock he can't sell.

neil.
Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: HS93 (RIP) on October 05, 2011, 05:02:33 PM
I sent him one last week Via his web site, still no answer, seems he doesent want to trade.

Peter
Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: nhp651 on October 10, 2011, 07:55:50 PM
just a quick note to anyone coming up to blackpool for the show this weekend....I recommended to Rottwieler a good fish and chip resteraunt to eat at in the heart of blackpool rather than the over priced Harry ramsdens on the prom, and he sent me a pm tonight, saying that to encourage others to a good chippie, I could publish his pm to me..........

 hi Neil, thanks for the invite,I would love to take you up on it,IF I can persuede other half and our friend we are staying with, to go to a garden centre(which I hate) while I come to visit you!! Will give you a ring if at all possible.
Fish and chips were superb,wish I had room for the large portion. Nice clean premises,very friendly staff,and excellent prices.I will go back there again,before I go back home! You can copy and paste this onto mayhem if you wish,to encourage more people to go there. We looked in H...y Ra.....s,but at over £8 a portion, he is as bad as Rick Stein, and they are really nothing to write home about.Cheers,for now,
Mick

the fish and chip resteraunt, eat in or take away is called Yorkshire Fisheries on Topping Street, just up from the Winter Gardens and also behind the (what once was ) the Bus station on Talbot Road.... bon apetite.

neil.
Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: Norseman on October 11, 2011, 10:29:27 AM
Anyone want to recommend some cheapish but clean accomodation?

I took my Mother in law and wheelchair to Blackpool a few weeks ago - I even brought her back home! She insisted on having her fish and chips in a slot machine arcade cafe that we were just passing. I didn't expect much but I have to say it was a great fish in every way - and quite cheap. So it seems you don't have to go to a restraunt if you are cost concious - and want your pennies saved for the boat stuff.

Regards Norseman
Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: nhp651 on October 11, 2011, 10:52:34 AM
Just seen a sign on a lamppost in Fleetwood this morning.

For all those taking Swmbo's and other halves who are not interested in model ships ( oh I'm sure there are some, {-) {-) %% %% %%) ......there is an Antique's fair on at the Hilton hotel on the promenade this sunday as well, so pack them off with the family heirlooms and jewels, and you have an excuse then to spend some money at the show, {-) {-) {-) {-)

neil.
Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: A Model World on October 12, 2011, 12:05:05 PM
Have to hand it to Neil and the Hilton Antiques fair..

Anyway some more late breaking news and in good old style of you can never tell whats turning up (see the George Turner bit ) George Turner is still coming incidentally but this morning  Yes two days to go to set up...we have just had a phone call from Mtroniks and they would like to come along and have a stand...Not selling... but their stuff can be bought on other stands ... Now they maybe struggling with the Saturday and they are working on it but they are definitely going to be there on the Sunday...

As a footnote manufactures and distributors like Horizon and Mtroniks will never sell at shows but usually their products are available elsewhere, so if you'd like a chat to Mtroniks come and say hello, wherever we manage to put them     
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Post by: nhp651 on October 12, 2011, 02:12:27 PM
Have to hand it to Neil and the Hilton Antiques fair..

spent 45 years trying to understand women...............never give up, but give them just enough rope to leave you giving them a guilt trip,  {-) {-) {-) {-)
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Post by: ACTion on October 12, 2011, 02:35:36 PM
if you'd like a chat to Mtroniks come and say hello, wherever we manage to put them     
Haydock Park??  %)
DM
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Post by: NickKK on October 12, 2011, 04:30:32 PM
Give them the gps post code .... for the antiques show ?
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Post by: Number 6 on October 12, 2011, 06:14:33 PM
spent 45 years trying to understand women...............never give up, but give them just enough rope to leave you giving them a guilt trip,  {-) {-) {-) {-)
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Post by: andyn on October 14, 2011, 09:48:54 PM
Well we're here, and it looks as if this is going to be a great show.

Come pay us a visit :}

Andy.
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Post by: The long Build on October 14, 2011, 09:57:33 PM
I'll be there at some stage..  Coffee white small sugar please  :-))
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Post by: justboatonic on October 14, 2011, 11:04:20 PM
Hope Tyne Models and Mountfleet have brought along a couple of kits Im interested in!
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Post by: Bill D203 on October 15, 2011, 04:46:46 PM
WOT NO PHOTO'S from the Big one show??
have a nioce time  I wish i could have got there. :(( Maybe next year :-))
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Post by: nhp651 on October 15, 2011, 06:07:44 PM
here's some to please you bill.sadly the batteries ran out in the camera faster than my motors cooked in the Clyde, lol
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Post by: Number 6 on October 15, 2011, 06:25:44 PM
here's some to please you bill.sadly the batteries ran out in the camera faster than my motors cooked in the Clyde, lol

Good to see the Clyde back in the water Neil, wish I could bring the Solent up tomorrow but it won't fit in with 4 passengers in the car.   {:-{  See you tomorrow, I'll have my camera with me so hopefully will get some good photos. Dave.  :-))
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Post by: nhp651 on October 15, 2011, 06:37:12 PM
cheers dave

 we'll give it a go tomorrow pm but I cooked the small motors in it, red hot on the second sail today.................and haven't any more so unless they run ok tomoz after they cool down over night, it might just sit there, sadly..I really could do with two big fan motors, but don't feel inclined to replace them as I'm trying to sell it.....a bit of a waste of money, as I won't be sailing it again after this weekend, ever again.
neil.
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Post by: Number 6 on October 15, 2011, 06:41:21 PM
Wish I could afford it, beautiful lifeboat. My house sale should be going through so we'll see what happens there, maybe have some pennies left at the end.  %) See you tomorrow, Dave.  :-))
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Post by: Bill D203 on October 15, 2011, 07:24:20 PM
Cheers for the photo's You all look like your having fun :-))
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Post by: fatcat123 on October 16, 2011, 11:27:58 AM
Would like to have gone but means a total of over 6 hours driving, horrendous fuel bill, all for probs an hour i would spend there.

Plenty of photos please!

Dan
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Post by: justboatonic on October 16, 2011, 02:04:35 PM
Decided not to go in the end. Would have spent a fortune on another kit when really I need to rationalise  >:-o
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Post by: The long Build on October 16, 2011, 07:05:09 PM
Leave money and cards at home !! :-))

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Had a trip out there , spent a pound or so, met a load of familiar faces, and lighting above the pond was agreeable with my camera this year..

What I hope will soon become an international  or at least regional event at any shows where there is water, a few polluxs or similar size tug and football -New Style..

This is not a match for the faint hearted , if Your Tug is not sealed correctly it Could sink..  :} due to aggresive tackling.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uX13Py9N4uo

Not as long as I would have liked but teh memory card was full  :-X

Possible !! next match = E'Port Spring show     (someone bring a big fish catching net thing)
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Post by: fatcat123 on October 16, 2011, 07:37:49 PM
Thought there would be some pics of the show on here by now  :((

Dan
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Post by: Number 6 on October 16, 2011, 07:53:27 PM
I'll put some pics on tomorrow when can use my laptop. Great show, good to meet fellow mayhemers. Star of show for me was the quarter scale Talus tractor as used by the RNLI for launching carriage mounted lifeboats such as the Mersey class. Well done to the organisers and everyone that supported the show, soon be Warwick. Dave.   :-))
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Post by: The long Build on October 16, 2011, 07:55:46 PM
Other than the above video I only took a few general pictures as I was concentraing on pacific projects..

But here are a few, the ones on the pond are a bit ! blured as i did not want to use the flash and the action was so quick my camera could not keep up..

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Post by: The long Build on October 16, 2011, 07:57:51 PM
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Post by: nhp651 on October 16, 2011, 08:07:55 PM
Was talking to the chap who built the Talus M3 tractor, and he has also built a minature Caterpillar V8 working petrol engine for it,( he said it was easier to make it work off petrol than the diesel that it should be powered by) approximately 8 inches long plus working gear box, but is having problems at the moment moulding his own Distributer cap for the engine.....He told me that hopefully he'll have it ready working and installed for next year's shows.....from the workmanship that went into the Tractor, it will be just incredible.....what a fantastic machine the Talus was.

neil.
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Post by: Number 6 on October 16, 2011, 08:13:50 PM
Good to see you Neil, didn't get chance for much of a chat though, will catch up online Im sure. That Talus tractor is incredible, weighs in at 1.5 ton apparently! Didn't know about the engine too! Photo from my mobile, more tomorrow. Dave.  :-))
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Post by: nhp651 on October 16, 2011, 08:42:06 PM
yeh, sorry about that, dave.........I took my daughter to the bar for a drink of fanta as they'd run out in the show hall, and bumped into an old college mate from 40 years ago.....we spent nearly an hour in there having a drink..........sorry mate.

neil.
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Post by: malcolmfrary on October 17, 2011, 09:48:34 AM
A few snaps that I managed to grab Sunday morning before the real world reasserted itself....

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Post by: Number 6 on October 17, 2011, 07:43:01 PM
Some photos as promised, starting with Neils (nhp651) beautiful Clyde class lifeboat, Grace Paterson Ritchie. She found a new home during the show and Neil made a sizeable donation to the RNLI at the show out of the proceeds, Dave.

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Post by: Number 6 on October 17, 2011, 07:45:37 PM
More, the new Mtroniks 'plug and play' sound unit was a good reasonably priced piece of kit too.
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Post by: Number 6 on October 17, 2011, 07:49:50 PM
Amazing 1/4 scale Talus tractor built by W.A.Power over a period of 19 years, stunning! Looking forward to seeing it at more shows.
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Post by: Number 6 on October 17, 2011, 07:50:40 PM
Last couple...
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Post by: nhp651 on October 17, 2011, 07:55:50 PM
just a slight correction Dave.mine was the Grace Paterson Ritchie, CH B was the 70 - 001.
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Post by: Number 6 on October 17, 2011, 08:24:49 PM
Sorry Neil, of course it is, been a long day today, I've asked Martin to change it unless another mod sees this 1st.  :embarrassed: :embarrassed:
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Post by: andyn on October 17, 2011, 11:01:23 PM
Great weekened, good show.... Though still can't believe I got told off for driving my springer too fast and nearly collapsing the pool {-)
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Post by: nhp651 on October 17, 2011, 11:38:54 PM
mrs Finnis takes no prisoners you know, andy, {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: Number 6 on October 18, 2011, 07:38:33 AM
just a slight correction Dave.mine was the Grace Paterson Ritchie, CH B was the 70 - 001.

Sorted, changed by Martin, what a man.  :-))
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Post by: BarryM on October 18, 2011, 09:40:35 AM
I assume that the Norbreck Catastrophe must rent their exhibition space at a low price otherwise I cannot see any advantage in having the show in a half-darkened hall with problematic parking. Will there be a prize in 2012 for the best illuminated model?

That being said the show as a whole was reasonable in terms of Trader attendance (once all costs are tallied it must be difficult to make a profit) and club representation and I left with my shopping list fairly well ticked off. 

Barry M
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Post by: ACTion on October 18, 2011, 10:41:18 AM
Once all costs are tallied it must be difficult to make a profit
No - but it would be if we had to pay the Blackpool Tower Ballroom's idea of rent. I'm sure that if better and cheaper accommodation were to be available then Mark Williams would be onto it in a flash. No exhibition space is ideal in every respect; if it were then the rent would be exorbitant and the consequent door prices would deter most folk from visiting. I thought the lighting this year was an improvement over previous years and as regards the car parking, well - it is in Blackpool and it's still "illuminations" time so we can't expect exclusive use of the car park.
DM
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Post by: nhp651 on October 18, 2011, 11:23:07 AM
well, dave, you know folks......some will moan at anything and everything...................I wonder whether some of them who moan would like it if the shoe was on the other foot and they were the trader for a day.........
As for all these moans about lighting..........I find nothing wrong with lighting in the place......if it were any brighter half the detailing on the models would be lost for the glare reflecting on the gloss paint, lol....certainly on those bright orange and blue boats that some people keep bringing {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
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Post by: JB on October 18, 2011, 11:32:38 AM
and as regards the car parking, well - it is in Blackpool and it's still "illuminations" time so we can't expect exclusive use of the car park.
DM

My first thought was...well why don't the organisers change it...I really found it difficult to park somewhere close enough and by the time I'd made it into the hall I was kack..d!
one guy told me so...and wanted me to sit down he was so concerned :o

I have to be honest and I think the show needs a revamp for next time, I did find some items I needed though so it was worth the struggle! Planet 5 ..a P79..and some tools I wanted...don't tell the wife %%

JB.
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Post by: The long Build on October 18, 2011, 12:57:41 PM
I have been going for a few year now and never found the parking a problem, Always got into the front carpark, wait a few miniutes and a space is usualy available, I went to my car a few times throughtout Sunday and saw empty spaces. I believe that there is another carpark aroud the back ?.
We Went to the event at the Wintergardens Once,  it was quite a long walk from where we parked and you had to pay as well, or at least we did.

I think that the hotel could try to restrict those who do park in their carpark just to go into blackpool, and not use the hotel or visit the events at the hotel.
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Post by: Number 6 on October 18, 2011, 01:19:41 PM
The lighting did seem better this year, photos do seem to come out dark though, not to sure why that is? As for parking I've never had a problem on the front car park, there is parking at the rear too with a door to the show venue. Failing that there's usually room on the main road. Dave.  :-))
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Post by: The long Build on October 18, 2011, 01:22:49 PM
And apparently almost had its own indoor river ..Andy... {-)
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Post by: JB on October 18, 2011, 01:47:53 PM
The lighting did seem better this year, photos do seem to come out dark though, not to sure why that is? As for parking I've never had a problem on the front car park, there is parking at the rear too with a door to the show venue. Failing that there's usually room on the main road. Dave.  :-))

I'm not certain but isn't the hall really for ballroom dancing etc? there's a lot of dark walls and also the ceiling, if they painted these with lighter colour's..white would be good..the overall illumination (no pun %%) would be much improved for photography O0

JB.
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Post by: Capt Podge on October 18, 2011, 02:23:59 PM
This was my first visit to this venue.
Set off from home at 0530 and arrived at 0815 - plenty spaces in the front car park at that time. :-)
Was gonna camp over the weekend but "bottled out" - just as well really - ended up spending just over £100.00 on the Saturday alone !  :o

I found the venue comfortable and the stalls well laid out and was able to browse the Trade stands without getting squashed.
There was sufficient goods on sale to satisfy my needs for the coming winter.  :-))

The club stands were all accessible for viewing and the members manning them were polite and helpful.  O0

As for the lighting - I found it quite ample however, as I've not been to this venue before, I've nothing with which to make any comparison so I leave that to others to comment on.  8)

In conclusion, I consider this Model Boat Show to be well worth attending and will be there again next year, hopefully with sufficient funds to stay the whole weekend.  :-))

Regards,

Ray.
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Post by: malcolmfrary on October 18, 2011, 04:33:18 PM
I'm not certain but isn't the hall really for ballroom dancing etc? there's a lot of dark walls and also the ceiling, if they painted these with lighter colour's..white would be good..the overall illumination (no pun %%) would be much improved for photography O0

JB.
Obviously never seen a ballroom.  That's the room next door which does have a sprung floor.  The Norcalympia was intended as an exhibition and event hall, and is a vast improvement from the point of view of access to both the Olympia and Tower.  Yes, the lighting could be improved - I haven't been in a hall where it couldn't be improved, but this year it was better because I noticed that I didn't have to take the walk to reception to get anything fixed.  Perhaps the owners have realised that craft exhibitions need visibility.
For photography, remember that the lights are fluorescent based, and have a slight greenish tinge.  When the piccies get into the PC, a gentle tweak on the colour balance sorts it.
In previous years, the hotel has had another event the same weekend (its a big place, they can) but this year there wasn't, so there was much less pressure on parking for those who cared to look.

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If only.  They think of it as a low price, and would like it to be much higher. 

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And apparently almost had its own indoor river ..Andy...
Rather later.  And your stall was downstream.

Anyway, many thanks to all who came to look and buy, all those who exhibited, both on stands and on the pool, and all those who helped before, during, and after the weekend.
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Post by: The long Build on October 18, 2011, 05:57:20 PM
Rather later.  And your stall was downstream.

Malcolm, Andy did not post that , I Did , I was referiing to the gentle cruise he had with his little ole Springer   :}

Larry
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Post by: JB on October 18, 2011, 06:37:50 PM
Obviously never seen a ballroom.  That's the room next door which does have a sprung floor.  The Norcalympia was intended as an exhibition and event hall, and is a vast improvement from the point of view of access to both the Olympia and Tower.  Yes, the lighting could be improved - I haven't been in a hall where it couldn't be improved, but this year it was better because I noticed that I didn't have to take the walk to reception to get anything fixed.  Perhaps the owners have realised that craft exhibitions need visibility.
For photography, remember that the lights are fluorescent based, and have a slight greenish tinge.  When the piccies get into the PC, a gentle tweak on the colour balance sorts it.
In previous years, the hotel has had another event the same weekend (its a big place, they can) but this year there wasn't, so there was much less pressure on parking for those who cared to look.
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If only.  They think of it as a low price, and would like it to be much higher.  
Rather later.  And your stall was downstream.

Anyway, many thanks to all who came to look and buy, all those who exhibited, both on stands and on the pool, and all those who helped before, during, and after the weekend.

Your right I haven't! please don't get me wrong I'm not complaining about the show, there are always problems with indoor photo's, using flash is not really a good idea for the reasons of disturbance and it spoils the colours of the models if you're not careful.

I have certain physical problems with getting around so I need to park as close as I can to anywhere I want to go or I can't access the buildings, steps and doors can cause trouble too, I couldn't arrive until 1pm so I had to wait for a space which I felt was not too far from the door, drove around a few times looking but not 1 space anywhere! eventually a car moved from near the 'out' gate so I was in! still not easy for me, hard to believe that I know but true. I appreciate I'm probably in the minority which can't always be catered for at shows like Blackpool, illuminations on and there was a gathering of some kind at the other end of the building.

Inside there's seats of course but I wanted to see the models and do some shopping, by this time I'm finding it hard and one chap noticed and tried to help, I wanted to stay for longer but less than an hour was enough for me.

I wish I could be more involved with the show as we need it and the traders are important as we all know there's not many shops around now, I really like to see what I'm buying and check out anything which I may want in the future, I had the chance to see nhp's Clyde...fantastic!.. in 45 minutes I managed to spend £90 so a worthwhile visit, I'm feeling the pain now though!

Sorry to go one so much but I needed to explain my views and experience.

Here's a few pic's I took at the 2005 show :-)

JB.







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Post by: justboatonic on October 18, 2011, 07:32:53 PM
There are not that many good venues available on the Fylde coast. Blackpool Council will sting you for parking on their car parks (on street parking, forget it) and people would have a trek from car to exhibition.

There are a few school sports halls and council run sports halls but again, any rent would have to cover the loss of income from the hall's normal weekend income.

The only other venue I can think of around here is the Marine Hall at Fleetwood. Not sure what the standard is like there, I think Wyre Borough Council were talking about doing it up.
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Post by: malcolmfrary on October 18, 2011, 07:51:50 PM
The first model boat shows I ever visited were at the Marine Hall, and a very nice venue it is.  It was suggested as an alternative to Norcalympia a few years ago, but I went there and paced the outside of the building.  It would fit inside the main hall part of Norcalympia.
One of the things that attracted us to the Norbreck was the ease os access for wheelchair users - vastly better than either the Tower or Olympia.
Few school sports halls are any bigger than EPlC, and that wasn't anything like big enough for a show the size of the Norbreck show, and schools tend to have less parking.
Apart from the Olympia and Tower, which carry access and parking problems, there are precious few suitable venues within 30 miles.
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Post by: JB on October 18, 2011, 08:11:25 PM
Yes I agree with you both, we have to make the best of what's available all things considered of course, at least I still made it and now have what I need to carry on with my corvette :-))
I use the net but there's nothing like some retail therapy! In couldn't manage any photo's this time sadly..got the cameras but only 2 hands and I needed those for the stick and shopping bag :D

I look forward to next year and hope I'm in better condition or find a easier method of moving around the venue wherever it is held.

A 2005 pic from the door...nice view anyway :-))

JB.
Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: Norseman on October 18, 2011, 08:52:44 PM
Parking Problem? What Problem?

Trains arrive in Blackpool al the time! Government policy is to encourage the use of public transport as your first choice.

And if you happen to have started work on the railways back in BR days you will have free rail travel like me rather then having to pay the beeping prices the public get overcharged to go from A-B. Prices which are hardly an encouragement to get you off the roads <*<. Rant finished - Seriously though I have often had difficulty parking in Blackpool and for the slightest overstay they are quick to clamp and tow away. Also that road from the motorway has more flashing cameras than a Nikon factory.

Staying overnight next year.

Regards Norseman
Title: Re: THE BIG ONE....THE BLACKPOOL MODEL BOAT SHOW 15th 16th OCTOBER 2011
Post by: A Model World on October 19, 2011, 09:43:27 AM
Its Wednesday morning and we are just about recovered, Our thanks go to all the traders, clubs, private exhibitors and so on that make this a thumping great success, A special thank you to the helpers from Blackpool and Fleetwood and others who know who they are, without them it would be harder to do.

My thanks all go to you all for attending, and making it a realistic chance to go on again next year, Its at a time like this when all is pulled together does the hobby thrive at its best, we all need each other at an event such as this to keep the hobby well and truly alive...Even traders that sell similar products or same as each other do not quibble with their competitor, they simply get on and are happy that the event is there for all including there competitor, (don't get me wrong I am sure they wish there wasn't a competitor but we all bring something for each other)

As for venue well as I have said many times before we are 96% there with Blackpool and trying to fix the other 4% by looking somewhere may not achieve the goal, eg we can fix the 4 percent but something else may not be perfect...We constantly look at other venues for all sorts of things, and I have another venue up there to look at over coming weeks, but a balance has to be found. As an exampole we are about to launch a new show next year and we found brilliant venue but there was a refundable parking system eg you paid for 2 hours came inside and got it refunded but we then are warned of over zealous parking attendants and sure enough they were. Now at Blackpool we have free parking which is pretty difficult to get free parking in Blackpool. I suspect the winter gardens parking cost would be more than the show entry nowadays but its all the little things we try and get as near right as possible or we move. again gong back too the new show when we found out about the parking attendants we don't want the visitors clock watching every minute so we moved that show. Watch this space it will be announced on here this weekend and this time we do possible have the perfect venue...Well Buckingham Palace would be perfect as one poster once wrote on here but having checked with HRH she isn't away that weekend so we are scuppered there.     

Anyway once again a big big big thank you to all                 

Meanwhile after all this weekend and being busy my little boy asked last night....Could we go and see the lights?  aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ps we still have a pair of glasses handed in ......Anyones ?????
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Post by: balders on October 19, 2011, 04:02:03 PM
Just like to say thanks Mark and everyone else who made the Blackpool show a success.I think some people should take stock of the amount of effort it must take to bring everyone together to make a show for us to enjoy.I personally think the present venue is more than adequate and does seem to improve each year.
                                                                                                                                                As regards parking etc. forget it .A group of six of us now travel up on Friday afternoon,stay in a good B and B,enjoy fish and chips and a couple of pints.Rise Saturday to a good breakfast and call a cab which cost £5 between three of us and the same when we are ready to return to the digs.

That means you arrive fresh at the show,enjoy a full day in there and the luxury of no long drive home.

O.K it may cost a few quid but we have decided to have several smaller breaks such as this rather than spend a similar amount on one "big" holiday.

                       So as far as we are concerned,long live Blackpool show at NORCALYMPIA.

                                                                                                                           Cheers Andy