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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2014
« Reply #125 on: May 05, 2014, 03:55:17 pm »

I have had contact with Ian (Blaster Bates) regarding his display

It will take him 45 minutes to set up, not including anchoring the models in the center of lake Klunk is the victim for this (sorry volunteer)
He does not need all the lake so other boats can be on the water but not within 5 metres of the display boat
If people want to have navel vessels on the water for effect, that is ok, but again not within 5 metres of the display boat
People do not need to keep away from the waters edge, as he has taken into account the "BLAST ZONE & FALLOUT" his words not mine
No special signage required
He asks that through the day announcements are made on the tannoy regarding this display
No one is to use a 40MHz system within 15 minutes of the display without asking him
He will fire 1 maroon at 10 minutes before start, another 2 at 5 minutes before start, then the fun begins

The display will consist of basically it will be a few "pops" from the turrets on the Bismark . a few anti air "guns"  and then 1 or 2 petrol fireballs ..will probably last less than 3 minutes. I have told him he can make it a bit longer if he wants.

We need to set a time on the Saturday when we say he can light blue touch paper, he will then know when to start setting up. I also think a bit of red and white tape to keep people away while he is setting up, so we do not get any nosey kids around him. Pete do you want to be his point of contact on the day, better one than a whole committee trying to organise this
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2014
« Reply #126 on: May 05, 2014, 04:01:10 pm »

Do we need badges for the organising committee, so people know who we are. I can do them real easy.
Also we have said that only committee designated people are to be in the water, so we need to say straight off that only Phil, Steph, Klunk and occasionally Stav are allowed in the water. I know the Wicksteed club set up some things in the water but during the event just those four, unless of course Wicksteed club have someone who is willing to get in and rescue boats then there will be 5
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2014
« Reply #127 on: May 05, 2014, 05:54:17 pm »

yep ill do the safety and water stuff with him. and anything else need that needs sorting on the day.
are the water marshals going to be wear high vis? as this will need to be made known on the day etc
also it might be handy to have a pic of the relevant idiots  volunteers on the weekend at various points around the lake.
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2014
« Reply #128 on: May 05, 2014, 05:55:18 pm »

Wicksteed club normally donate 2-3 people to help in the water if reqd
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« Reply #129 on: May 05, 2014, 05:59:14 pm »

I think we said about hi-vis, we might not get pictures of the Wicksteed people so I think hi-vis is the best way to go
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2014
« Reply #130 on: May 05, 2014, 06:04:35 pm »

probably best, me Satv and Phil on a picture would look like a police want poster!
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2014
« Reply #131 on: May 05, 2014, 09:51:26 pm »


Klunk, can you arrange with Ian to have and bring along out a couple of test shots?

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2014
« Reply #132 on: May 05, 2014, 11:39:17 pm »

will do Martin

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2014
« Reply #133 on: May 06, 2014, 08:00:38 pm »

Sorry I've been off forum for a little while, but we have at last managed to get confirmations from the parks events manager.


We have got a 5 per night discount off the normal campsite fee, which works out as 15 per night instead of 20. Any one wishing to take advantage of this discount needs to telephone Flo on the Wicksteed Park reception desk and mention Mayhem and you will have your price changed accordingly.


The campsite will be cordoned off as requested and will be done before any of the early Mayhemer arriving on Thursday.


We definitely have 30 tables on demand and will be delivered on Friday afternoon by Wicksteed park staff.


Due to the uncertainty of the railway being operational over the Mayhem weekend the park have unfortunately said no to an entrance fee discount this year, the actual price could be 5 if the railway isn't running but full 6 if it is. Good news for next time they will sort it out due to the parks refurb being complete, not good for this year but the next... ;)


There are some changes to the park layout due this weekend coming,  I'll update you all if anything changes  that affects us.


Ron Dean will be covered by the lake side rule because the area he usually sits is considered part of the model boat lake area.


I have access to 2 sets of waders if required, one belonging to me and one to WPMBC.


Wow what a weekend, I thought bank holidays were supposed to be relaxing! {-)


P.S. I have never seen Wickies lake so clear, the water quality is amazing this year, the sub boys will be happy. :-))
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2014
« Reply #134 on: May 06, 2014, 08:05:53 pm »

Thanks for that Nick, great work from you at the park on behalf of Mayhem. I have beer chilling for you as we speak  :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2014
« Reply #135 on: May 07, 2014, 04:16:25 pm »

Thanks for that Nick, great work from you at the park on behalf of Mayhem. I have beer chilling for you as we speak
just to clarify, are you getting him a cold beer, or are you brewing chilli beer??
[hoping its the latter!!]
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2014
« Reply #136 on: May 07, 2014, 07:10:50 pm »

You're weird Pete, chilli beer "whatever next Mabel?"

It is cold Stella Artois beer
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2014
« Reply #137 on: May 07, 2014, 10:49:04 pm »

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2014
« Reply #138 on: May 09, 2014, 08:37:55 pm »

Probably not the strangest thing I've ever drunk if it is chilli! %)
Us RAF lads will drink anything- well almost anything! :}


Strange occurings at the model boat lake! The hedge row has been stolen!!! No really it got cut down so we have even more access to the lake! :-))
Going up to the lake on Sunday and I'll take some pictures.
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2014
« Reply #139 on: May 11, 2014, 06:39:39 pm »


Nick, how wide is the gate?

SubJiohn wants to bring his 12" Gato !!!


HI Martin
        Thanks for getting back to me about taking the sub to mayhem show, have just been and measured up the width of the trailer and it is 4ft 2inc wide all so the buggy that the sub sits on fits inside the trailer which has all so go wheels that is 2ft 1inc wide that comes out of the trailer on tracks, hope that helps knowing the size

                    All the best Sub John
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2014
« Reply #140 on: May 12, 2014, 08:49:40 pm »

Hi martin


You don't need to worry about the gate width, it's being removed soon, but if it isn't, the hedge row beside it has been removed already and the gap must be well over 10ft.
I'll speak to Steve and he'll measure the gap for you just incase.
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2014
« Reply #141 on: May 12, 2014, 10:26:48 pm »

Top Man!
Thanks, I'll let Sub John know.



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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2014
« Reply #142 on: May 13, 2014, 09:49:37 am »


OK, how are we going to set out the Traders?

Just had a phone call from Ron Dean, saying for last two years Andy Griggs ( Models by Design ) so so close to the hedge, no one could get through. As there is no fence this year, how do we set out the Traders?


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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2014
« Reply #143 on: May 13, 2014, 10:30:42 am »

I thought they were going to be in the new amphitheatre area, if not we set up some tape and say that is as close as you can get
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2014
« Reply #144 on: May 13, 2014, 11:14:46 am »


Do we have any photos of the area as it is now?
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2014
« Reply #145 on: May 13, 2014, 08:49:33 pm »

The outdoor amphitheatre hasn't been grassed yet so we can't use it at the moment, however with the hedge being removed we can get  the traders down the right hand side of the path nearest to the railway fence, or with the construction fence being removed soon we can place them down the usual left hand side and tape off how close to the edge we will allow them to go as Brian suggests.


I haven't got any pictures at the moment but if you look at Martin's photo collection from 2013 where we see the Mayhem banner tied to the gate post and hedge row. That hedge and gate way is now gone and we have a clear route to the model boat lake side.
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2014
« Reply #146 on: May 14, 2014, 08:51:05 am »


1. We do need to make sure the the Traders don't encroach on the path too much as that's been an issue in the past.
Andy won't move once he started setting up on Friday AM, shall I pop over this weekend and spray some pitches on the grass?


2. Which medals do we prefer?


           




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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2014
« Reply #147 on: May 14, 2014, 01:10:04 pm »

I like the top left one.
 
If the park will let you do this that would be great, if not we need to be there early to set up some red and white tape
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2014
« Reply #148 on: May 14, 2014, 06:52:42 pm »

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2014
« Reply #149 on: May 15, 2014, 08:44:02 pm »

Hi Martin


You're more than welcome to come this weekend but me and Steve will be camping in Shropshire from this Saturday morning to Thursday morning. If you do, the construction fences near the path is going to be moved by us further back to allow better access on the Friday morning, we've agreed his with the park. Mind you that's if it's not already been removed by the parks contractors!
Steve has been up the lake this afternoon and they are sorting out what's left of the hedge roots, the gate posts have been removed allowing even better access.
But you'll see what you think when you get there and judge the best layout for the traders. :-))
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