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Title: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: canalpilot on January 08, 2019, 02:58:19 PM
Ellesmere Port Model Boat Club are organising a Model Show on the 18th. and 19th. May 2019 at the Hooton Park Trust, Ellesmere Port. We are inviting traders and Boat clubs to take part in the event. Any Trader or Model Boat Club who would like any information of this show would be most welcome, (I will need contact details from any trader who has not already been sent details) and similar contact details from any  model Boat clubs  interested.  We will also have some RC truck interest at the show.  For aviation enthusiasts there is also the opportunity to see the various aircraft items at the site and to view the restoration work that is currently on-going. 
Title: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: canalpilot on January 08, 2019, 03:03:08 PM
A new Model Boat Show!!  On the 18th. and 19h. May 2019 there is a Model Boat Show at the Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome in Ellesmere Port, just off Junction 6 on the M53. There will be traders, boat clubs and RC truckers there. 
Title: Model Boat Show
Post by: canalpilot on January 08, 2019, 03:07:39 PM
Hooton Park Model Show on the 18th. and 19th. may 2019.  A model boat show organised by the Ellesmere Port Model Boat Club.  Traders have been invited as have Model Boat Clubs for this two day event.  Further information is available, contact the EPMBC, we have a Facebook page.
Title: Re: Model Boat Show
Post by: TailUK on January 08, 2019, 03:08:29 PM
I'm not familiar with the facility so I'll ask the usual questions.  Will there be provision for sailing?  What's the parking and possibly overnight parking situation.   
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 08, 2019, 03:20:43 PM
 
http://www.hootonparktrust.co.uk/
 
 
 https://www.google.com/maps/place/Hooton+Park+Trust/@53.3029467,-2.9428362,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x12ce45c006572781?ved=2ahUKEwikp_-Hvt7fAhWEAGMBHXE2AS4Q_BIwDnoECAUQCA
Title: Re: Model Boat Show
Post by: coch y bonddu on January 08, 2019, 03:30:47 PM
I'm not familiar with the facility so I'll ask the usual questions.  Will there be provision for sailing?  What's the parking and possibly overnight parking situation.


I know for a FACT there has already been a pool erected there and is in use by the club every weekend etc as for overnight parking that's exactly what I want to know as if so ill bring my tent




Dave
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: red181 on January 13, 2019, 09:01:18 PM

the site is pretty much a museum in itself, I'm sure one of the club members will confirm this, the land is Vauxhall owned, and a few minutes away on the other side of the road part of the original runway is still evident, but that land is strictly private with access by code. I spent quite some time talking to the land owners, or at least their agents to gain access to the runway to fly an RC plane, but it was eventually denied on the grounds of security, such a shame as there is plenty of room, and it would have been an historic event flying a sympathetic to period plane from that site after all these years


The Hooton Park trust hold regular open days, where access to the hangers is permitted, it would be great if one of those days fell on this weekend.


All that said, I doubt overnight would be available due to the delicate nature of the site but I'm sure it will be confirmed


Great to see a group of enthusiasts getting together to give the modelling community something new, good luck with it, I hope its successful :-)) 
Title: NEW MODEL BOAT SHOW
Post by: canalpilot on January 29, 2019, 08:23:59 AM
A new MODEL BOAT SHOW at HOOTON PARK, Ellesmere Port.  The following traders have already signed up to attend, COMPONENT SHOP, MACS MOULDINGS, MODELS BY DESIGN, MOUNTFLEET and MASTMAN.  SHG and SCALE HOBBIES ARE are also coming.  There will be local Model Boat Clubs displaying their models, both on the water and static display.  We also will have a small part to include RC Trucks and Crawlers.  The Show is on the weekend of May 18th. and 19th. Hooton Park is an Old RAF airfield, listed as a historic site so there are aircraraft/ aviation items on display.   
Title: Re: NEW MODEL BOAT SHOW
Post by: morley bill 1 on January 29, 2019, 09:37:22 AM
Hi do you have a postcode for the event  Bill...
Title: Re: NEW MODEL BOAT SHOW
Post by: Ralph on January 29, 2019, 08:17:45 PM
Sounds good, new shows are always good for the hobby. Will there be water available for visitors to free sail?



Ralph
Title: Re: NEW MODEL BOAT SHOW
Post by: Dave_S. on January 29, 2019, 08:24:36 PM
We have relations on the Wirral, could be a good time of the year to pay another visit!
Title: Re: NEW MODEL BOAT SHOW
Post by: ministeve on January 29, 2019, 08:41:46 PM
The site address is The hangars airfield way ellesmere port CH65 1BQ
IT is at junction 6 on the m53 sign posted Vauxhall cars only 
Also invites have been emailed to clubs but if your club would like to exhibit send me a message with your club secretary email and I will send an invite
Thanks guys for your help
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: canalpilot on January 29, 2019, 10:21:31 PM
Hooton Park Trust is not owned by Vauxhalls as far as I am aware, it was given to the Trust and is now a Historic Site.
As for camping I am sure although one of our members will be on site overnight as will one of the traders in a camper van. I will enquire about a tent.
We currently have 5 traders signed up and hope to have at least another 3. There will be model boat clubs exhibiting their models.  We do have a pool which will be available to sail on. Catering will be mobile vans during show opening hours.

Title: Re: NEW MODEL BOAT SHOW
Post by: morley bill 1 on January 30, 2019, 09:44:55 AM
Thanks for the details   Bill...
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: Skimmer Fan on February 02, 2019, 07:01:59 PM
Directions
Picture off Facebook
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: Dan2010 on February 12, 2019, 06:28:19 PM
Hooton Park Trust is not owned by Vauxhalls as far as I am aware, it was given to the Trust and is now a Historic Site.
As for camping I am sure although one of our members will be on site overnight as will one of the traders in a camper van. I will enquire about a tent.
We currently have 5 traders signed up and hope to have at least another 3. There will be model boat clubs exhibiting their models.  We do have a pool which will be available to sail on. Catering will be mobile vans during show opening hours.


so could people potentially bring models up for the day display and sail ??
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: ministeve on February 12, 2019, 07:42:34 PM
Yes of course
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: Skimmer Fan on February 15, 2019, 05:20:01 PM
Have you decided on an entrance fee yet?
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: ministeve on February 15, 2019, 06:28:05 PM
Entrance fee is only £5.00 per person each day
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: john44 on February 24, 2019, 01:26:35 PM
Hi, is the car park close to the venue ? I was told by a member of potteries model boat club who
Lives in the Wirral there is restricted parking and a shuttle bus will be operating from another car
park to take visitors to and from the venue. He is a prankster and may be playing a joke on me.
Could someone in the know please clarify this tail,


John
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: ministeve on February 24, 2019, 01:39:37 PM
We are still in negotiations with the firm on the other side of the inroad at hooton for car parking if that comes off you will indeed drive 10yards past the site and the vintage busses will give you a little ride so he is not pranking you lol more info will be put up as we get it also we are bringing in a toilet block for the show as work is still on going in the annex hope this helps
Steve
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: john44 on February 24, 2019, 03:46:42 PM
Thanks for that Steve, you never know if its a wind up or not from this particular member
but he is also a very nice bloke.


John
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: ministeve on February 24, 2019, 04:45:54 PM
There normally the good lads hehehehe
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: norry on February 24, 2019, 05:40:23 PM
...Hi Steve...


Is there any word on Camping Overnight at the Show...


That would make it a great weekender...


...Best Regards...Norry...
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: ministeve on February 24, 2019, 08:32:41 PM
I will confirm camping / campervan/caravan as soon as possible and post it here
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: norry on February 25, 2019, 02:24:35 PM
...Cheers Steve...
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: big_bri on February 25, 2019, 06:12:27 PM
Oakwood farm looks the closest, 20 quid a night including 2 adults and 2 kids under 16, 4 quid for each additional adult. Six miles from Hooten park trust. :-))
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: Taranis on May 08, 2019, 10:54:34 PM
Not long now  :-)) 
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: ministeve on May 09, 2019, 01:45:21 AM
Yes Andy times a ticking we do have permission for camping with a few caravans and campervans/motorhomes  vintage busses are booked too
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: davidjt on May 09, 2019, 11:32:33 AM

can you tell me if there will be easy access for disabled, as I would like to sail a couple of my life boats but wont be able to carry them from any distance.


thanks david
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: ministeve on May 09, 2019, 12:16:39 PM
We do have a couple of carts to transport models from stands to the lake other than a 15mtr piece of grass it is all tarmac or concrete hope this helps
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: Taranis on May 09, 2019, 12:52:18 PM
Will there be someone there after lunch on Friday to tell me where to put the handbrake on?
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: C-3PO on May 09, 2019, 01:12:41 PM
Just park up next to the other camper van...

(https://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2019/05/09/Lake.jpg)
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: ministeve on May 09, 2019, 01:16:54 PM
Hahahahaha I like that but will shoot the ducks hehehehe
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: derekwarner on May 09, 2019, 11:57:06 PM
haha....I am glad the van was rented a group of Aussies  {-)
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: john44 on May 10, 2019, 11:00:41 AM
They were told it was a DUKW  {-) {-)
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: alan cantwell on May 12, 2019, 09:09:26 AM
Is there anywere to sell some boat stuff?  Second hand, not new,
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: ministeve on May 12, 2019, 11:21:45 AM
Yes mate kris Morrow is doing the bring and buy so bring ya stuff to sell its always packed at our shows in the past
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: alan cantwell on May 12, 2019, 12:53:11 PM
Thanks, How does that work?   Do you have to stand there, or do you hand the stuff over, and a commission is charged?
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: ministeve on May 12, 2019, 03:09:31 PM
Pay to sell leave a number and kris will update you
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: ministeve on May 12, 2019, 07:52:03 PM
We will also be having a stay behind on Saturday evening to sail with your lights on should be a good night
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: john44 on May 15, 2019, 08:09:51 PM
Hi,can you unload boats to the bring and buy before continuing to the car park?


John
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: ministeve on May 16, 2019, 01:26:19 PM
No you need to head for the first gate after taking a right at the roundabout you will be seen by a show Marshall
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: john44 on May 16, 2019, 06:35:44 PM
Thanks for that Steve. :-))


John
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: john44 on May 17, 2019, 11:38:13 AM
Hi Steve, sorry to be a pain, do items have to be off loaded before a certain time ?
We are bringing 7 boats for the bring and buy, are any trucks /carts available to
Borrow for delivering boats to the tables?


John
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: Skimmer Fan on May 17, 2019, 10:04:24 PM

I was at the site today and was told the gate will close at 9.30.
Hope this helps if you do not get an official reply.
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: Skimmer Fan on May 17, 2019, 10:10:24 PM
Just read your post again there where two trucks by the entrance to the display hanger the bring and buy is just to the left as you go in.
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: ministeve on May 17, 2019, 11:51:53 PM
Bring and buy stuff can be brought in any time but once off loaded car must then exit site to park on car park sos for late reply
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: Stan on May 18, 2019, 07:46:21 AM
Sadly cannot make this weekend hope all goes well for the show.




Stan.


KMBC. :((
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: Taranis on May 18, 2019, 10:12:56 AM
Iím pondside  :-))
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Portgrath/-1/i-zLkbtjh/0/6cf784cc/X4/F647CCCE-7122-467C-9C62-CE0DB2BD4BD0-X4.jpg)
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: Stan on May 18, 2019, 11:35:40 AM
Hi Andy looking good.The weather forecast for E/Port was not good looks dry.


Stan
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: mike_victoriabc on May 18, 2019, 02:01:05 PM
Looking forward to photos from this event
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: Taranis on May 18, 2019, 02:51:06 PM
Looking forward to photos from this event
Gallery here to view of today https://techno.smugmug.com/Hooton-park/ (https://techno.smugmug.com/Hooton-park/)




(https://photos.smugmug.com/Hooton-park/i-R2KnmsL/0/03472141/X4/FECC028B-AB05-4EEF-969D-E5E6D70DD9D6-X4.jpg)
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: dougal99 on May 18, 2019, 04:50:22 PM

Thanks for sharing.


Lovely pond by the look of it. The weather looked good too, I think we got all the rain today  <:(
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: mike_victoriabc on May 18, 2019, 04:56:34 PM
Thanks for posting a few photos - looks like a good mix of boats.
Hope your weather stays dry.
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: ray123 on May 18, 2019, 05:15:12 PM
Had a great time at Hooton today  the weather  held  hope for more of the same tomorrow  :-)) 
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: JayDee on May 18, 2019, 09:38:11 PM

Hello,


Spent a very enjoyable day at the Show today.
Displayed two of my large Yachts on their stands.
Small table with a  photo album in between the boats and my comfy chair behind them.
LOTS of room !!.
Huge Hall, no problems at all.
Early night now, then back again tomorrow!.


John.  :-))   :-))   :-))
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: Fastfaz on May 18, 2019, 09:45:42 PM
Cheers Clubby,
     Great job all round! Super venue (Rudge Ulster motorbike) what more can you ask for. Hope tomorrow goes as well. Speak soon.
          Regards, Faz.  :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: Taranis on May 18, 2019, 10:45:20 PM
Great day all day long and a nice after show BBQ cheers Steve  :-)  Looking forwards to Sunday.
I must thank my wife of 12yrs tomorrow for spending our anniversary here without complaint  :kiss:
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: Taranis on May 18, 2019, 11:45:12 PM
It is now raining at bedtime. Thank you weather for being kind today!
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: tugboyben on May 19, 2019, 08:21:40 AM
Great Photo's Andy
Thanks for sharing them have a good day


Jason
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: malcolmfrary on May 19, 2019, 10:35:16 AM
Going as a paying visitor, I appreciated that there was a (vintage) shuttle bus between the car parking and show venue.  Outdoors, a really nice pool.  Indoors, I hope that more clubs get interested.  While there was a good selection of models to see, and it was worth my while as a shopping trip, there was a lot of potential space that cries out for filling. 
Hopefully more clubs and traders will join in with future shows there, and that the venue becomes a fixture.
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: Skimmer Fan on May 19, 2019, 05:50:04 PM

Just had two enjoyable days at Hooton Park.
I think the Ellesmere Port Boat Club guys did a very good job for a first show at a new venue with all the problems that come with organizing it.
What other show gives free rides on vintage busses.
They also had an air raid experience to partake in.
A sea cadet band playing at intervals.
Lovely cakes on the scouts stand.
Good selection on the bring and buy.
Oh nearly forgot a nice display of boats by the clubs who attended.
Enough traders for me to get all the bits I needed.
As malcolmfrery has said there is space to expand the show.
Ellesmere Port Boat Club used all the space to the best advantage with no empty tables.
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The pond was well used with boats on all day on both days.

Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: andyram on May 19, 2019, 06:13:34 PM
Pleased for everyone connected to this show.You have done our hobby proud looking at the pictures and reading the report. I do hope this is just the start. I would like it to be a little earlier in the year.Just a bit to close likewise to Donny show. Well done all.
Andy.
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: Butts on May 19, 2019, 06:26:47 PM
We also have just got back from two excellent days at the new show. 

What's not to like, an amazing world war one airfield, great pond for sailing and an easily accessed exhibition hall.

Well done to Steve and all at Ellesmere Port Club.  Looking forward to future events. I reckon though if it went to an earlier date it could be a little difficult in such a large unheated space.  It's easy to see why the later date was chosen, but I agree it's difficult fitting a date in to suit all.
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: JayDee on May 19, 2019, 09:18:45 PM



Hello,


A very, very GOOD SHOW !.
Enjoyed being there, meeting new people, in a new Show !!!.
Definitely on my List of Shows for years to come !!.
Goody, goody, goody !!.


John.  :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: New Model Boat show - Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF Aerodrome, Ellesmere Port
Post by: Taranis on May 19, 2019, 09:31:32 PM
More pictures added https://techno.smugmug.com/Hooton-park/ (https://techno.smugmug.com/Hooton-park/)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Hooton-park/i-8JsfWTt/0/b510fe9c/X4/99DC1F4F-360B-4925-AFDE-6C7D766ECDC4-X4.jpg)