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Re: MAYHEM 2014 - May 24th & 25th
« Reply #100 on: February 25, 2014, 07:32:49 pm »


Photos please Nick!   {:-{

I've got a Henglong tank....  :-)



I'll find some pictures for the weekend for you all! ;)
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Re: MAYHEM 2014 - May 24th & 25th
« Reply #101 on: February 25, 2014, 07:41:05 pm »

Just what are they doing Nick? I drove passed the entry last Saturday and saw some building stuff going on.


Hay you never know they may be putting lecky hook ups on the campsite {-)  They charge enough. Has anyone found out how much they want this year for a caravan?
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Re: MAYHEM 2014 - May 24th & 25th
« Reply #102 on: February 25, 2014, 08:02:41 pm »

Bill who needs lecky when you can get power and heat form a good bottle of Scottish water. :-))
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Re: MAYHEM 2014 - May 24th & 25th
« Reply #103 on: February 25, 2014, 08:04:39 pm »

Ill SECOND that  :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
 
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Re: MAYHEM 2014 - May 24th & 25th
« Reply #104 on: February 25, 2014, 08:05:06 pm »







These were taken a few months back, the main work is being concentrated on the big lake, creating new islands, reed bunts and wooden walkways. The current work makes the pictures above from another world, all the silt has been pushed, dug out, and relocated, all the excess is being removed. There are nice rumours that they have a Mississippi style paddle steamer in storage waiting to use the lake later this year. A new outside amphitheatre is being built near our model boat lake, all the old run-down buildings (the hexagonal shaped ones) are being rebuilt, new roads and paths are being routed through out the park, as well as existing ones being relaid. There are other mini projects too but this has been in the planning for 10 years , just been waiting for all the money come together. Should look absolutely fantastic when they are finished. :-))  I'll get some current pictures of the work for the weekend.
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Re: MAYHEM 2014 - May 24th & 25th
« Reply #105 on: February 25, 2014, 09:04:56 pm »

Bill who needs lecky when you can get power and heat form a good bottle of Scottish water. :-))




Will a little drop of my Sloe gin be OK???

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Re: MAYHEM 2014 - May 24th & 25th
« Reply #106 on: March 01, 2014, 09:35:32 pm »

your Slow gin will do the job Bill, you could power a ship on that stuff :-))
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Re: MAYHEM 2014 - May 24th & 25th
« Reply #107 on: March 07, 2014, 10:04:21 am »

For all you eagle eyed Mayhemers out there look in this months edition of Model Boats magazine to see our show advertised in the Compass 360 events section. Many thanks to Paul Freshney for editing and publishing our event :-))

And for those you read Marine Modelling International magazine our advert will be in their events diary in the April/May editions, many thanks to Barrie Stevens for editing and publishing our event :-))

I will be going to the lake this weekend so expect some pictures of the parks refurb on Sunday!

Remember, tell your friends, (bribe or black mail them if necessary :D )to come along to the Mayhem Weekend, the more the merrier!
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Re: MAYHEM 2014 - May 24th & 25th
« Reply #108 on: March 09, 2014, 03:33:34 pm »


Hi everyone


The banner is up at Wicksteed for all to see, with the trees removed or trimmed the advert area is very easy to see from the road :-))








The big lake, almost finished being re-sculpted and the final removal of silt is happening next week.











The new foot paths connecting the lakes together
The hedges are being removed opening up the whole area.








The area that is becoming the amphitheatre








Hope someone isn't paying for the weather to be nice too early! :}


Oh, by the way, Stavros, if you are still interested they are building a zip wire in the park! %)
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Re: MAYHEM 2014 - May 24th & 25th
« Reply #109 on: March 09, 2014, 05:17:43 pm »

Thanks Nick!   :-))
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Re: MAYHEM 2014 - May 24th & 25th
« Reply #110 on: March 09, 2014, 06:07:58 pm »

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Oh, by the way, Stavros, if you are still interested they are building a zip wire in the park!

I hope it passes directly over the lake, oh pleeeeease!  %%
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Re: MAYHEM 2014 - May 24th & 25th
« Reply #111 on: March 09, 2014, 08:18:11 pm »

Almost as much mud in that lake as Marham {-)
Lets hope it all goes well and they can start to refill the lake. Ah!!! As from now till the end of summer its not going to rain so it will just be stinking mud till then in all that heat we are going to get. %%
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2014
« Reply #112 on: March 11, 2014, 09:53:26 am »

 
can someone tell me how much it is to get in please
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2014
« Reply #113 on: March 11, 2014, 10:01:21 am »

Wicksteed park charge 6 parking but the event is free. Pedestrians get in free to the park
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed 2014
« Reply #114 on: March 11, 2014, 04:17:50 pm »

Can the good chaps at Wicksteed model boat club get the water nice and flat and level when you fill it up.
My new boat need flat water.


NOTE. Nope it hasn't got an engine in it!!! I'm getting soft in my old age. :}
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Re: MAYHEM 2014 - May 24th & 25th
« Reply #115 on: March 14, 2014, 08:35:34 pm »

Hello everyone!


I'm putting out this request on behalf of a fellow Victorian era modellers.


We would like to invite anyone who has a Victorian or early 20th century warship to come and sail at the Mayhem weekend to create a turn of the century fleet review parade, the more the better!
So if you've got pre dreadnoughts, armoured rams, turret ships, armoured cruisers, monitors, protected cruisers, torpedo boats, torpedo boat destroyers, gunboats, gun sloops... You get the idea!
Any nation any type of ship, as long as it's from the Victorian or early 20th century eras. Tell us what you've got and we will plan it in, it doesn't matter if we have repeat ships or names, let's create the biggest fleet review of early warships in model form! :-))
Good luck! The Black hulled fleet will return!
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Re: MAYHEM 2014 - May 24th & 25th
« Reply #116 on: March 16, 2014, 06:29:05 pm »

To let everyone know who's interested


We have eight warships already, one Russian protected cruiser, several Japanese cruisers, a German light cruiser, a British pre dreadnought and several other smaller vessels.
So keep them coming! :-))
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Re: MAYHEM 2014 - May 24th & 25th
« Reply #117 on: March 19, 2014, 10:01:33 am »

a few members of "West Wales Model Boats" will be attending this year ... and we will have a 6ft long bismark on the water  with that something "extra special " going on for you


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Re: MAYHEM 2014 - May 24th & 25th
« Reply #118 on: March 19, 2014, 12:37:02 pm »

I am so sorry to tell you this Ian but you are NOT allowed to blow Steam Boat Phil's boats out of the water   {-)

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Re: MAYHEM 2014 - May 24th & 25th
« Reply #119 on: March 19, 2014, 01:09:34 pm »

I am so sorry to tell you this Ian but you are NOT allowed to blow Steam Boat Phil's boats out of the water   {-)

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Well I'm so sorry to tell you this. But I'd like to see you try and stop me. Mwa ha ha ha ha ha
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Re: MAYHEM 2014 - May 24th & 25th
« Reply #120 on: March 21, 2014, 10:56:08 pm »

Well I have just finished a HOOLIGAN boat for Mayhem and of course it will be driven at scale speed..........HAH believe that believe anything.... %) %) %) %) %) %) ......only a couple more to do
 
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Re: MAYHEM 2014 - May 24th & 25th
« Reply #121 on: March 22, 2014, 12:40:16 pm »

Dave

Your idea of scale speed is way different to everyone else, do we need to install some 8ft high catch netting, or maybe higher?  %% %% %% %% %% %% %%

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Re: MAYHEM 2014 - May 24th & 25th
« Reply #122 on: March 22, 2014, 02:13:07 pm »

Well I have just finished a HOOLIGAN boat for Mayhem and of course it will be driven at scale speed..........HAH believe that believe anything.... %) %) %) %) %) %) ......only a couple more to do
 
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Re: MAYHEM 2014 - May 24th & 25th
« Reply #123 on: March 22, 2014, 02:19:58 pm »

YES PLEASE  :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))

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Re: MAYHEM 2014 - May 24th & 25th
« Reply #124 on: March 22, 2014, 02:23:16 pm »

Dave

Your idea of scale speed is way different to everyone else, do we need to install some 8ft high catch netting, or maybe higher?  %% %% %% %% %% %% %%

Brian


At least 30 foot high as it is FAST ........i hope


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