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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2014
« Reply #150 on: May 18, 2014, 09:09:40 pm »


Went this after noon, lovely day!
Wicksteed was crowded,even at 18:00!

Right, as Nick has already said:
All area left of path ( from level crossing to lake ) is fenced off and unavailable.
Area to right of path ( while facing lake ) is available so I guess Models by Design will go there.
I don't think we can Deans marine in there too so it will mean a bit of trek to get all of Deans stand in to the lake and he's already rang me about positioning last week!
Gate and fence have gone.
New path to left of lake but still fenced off.
New path at far end of lake that leads of to a walk around the big lake. Not sure if it goes up to the camping field.
There are some new wooden posts and wire in the big lake... no idea what that's about?!

Don't think much of the new entrance signs!!!

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2014
« Reply #151 on: May 19, 2014, 01:25:45 pm »


Who is is going to be there early on Friday?
We need to make sure MbD (Models by Design) are as near fence as possible!
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Re: Wicksteed Organisers - 2014
« Reply #152 on: May 19, 2014, 01:48:01 pm »

I will be there early, but Phil, and Bill are staying over from Thursday, so they could be the better bet
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Re: Wicksteed Organisers - 2014
« Reply #153 on: May 19, 2014, 02:16:35 pm »


My main concern is MbD marquee encroaching on the path....
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Re: Wicksteed Organisers - 2014
« Reply #154 on: May 20, 2014, 10:11:34 am »

Hi Martin

Me and Steve with volunteers from Wicksteed will be there early on Friday morning onwards to give all the help possible. Steve and I are going to move the big construction fence back to the mounds of earth to allow a wider area either side of the path to be used.

As for the posts with wire going into the big lake they are for reed beds which will be laid later in the year. Not our problem  :-))

I think the park has already mentioned that the new entrance signs are not much cop and are looking to replace them, mind you you should have seen the ones before - you couldn't even read them!

We've been promised by the park that the remains of the hedge and gate will be gone this week if not me and Steve will get rid of it ourselves.

See you Friday, I'll be nipping up on Thursday afternoon to have a look and say hi to Phil, Stavros and Bill.
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Re: Wicksteed Organisers - 2014
« Reply #155 on: May 20, 2014, 11:28:47 am »


Thanks Nick, I'll see you Friday AM as well.

1. Is it an idea to move the banner from the entrance drive to the Safety fencing near the level crossing?!

2. There are a number of steering course buoys out on the lake, is there a course that we can print up?


 
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Re: Wicksteed Organisers - 2014
« Reply #156 on: May 21, 2014, 07:41:27 pm »

Hi Martin

We can move the banner on Friday if you like its only tye wrapped temporarily to the fence and is easily removed. There are about 40 buoys in the lake available for use I've got a rather basic course that can be used which we used as a club steering course last year, I'll bring a copy along if no one has set one up.

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Re: Wicksteed Organisers - 2014
« Reply #157 on: May 21, 2014, 07:44:34 pm »

Oh I nearly forgot!
The train will definitely not be running this weekend so we are free to use all the area to the right of the path this year which will be better for us until the amphitheater is completed for next time.
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Re: Wicksteed Organisers - 2014
« Reply #158 on: May 21, 2014, 10:42:52 pm »

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Re: Wicksteed Organisers - 2014
« Reply #159 on: May 22, 2014, 06:09:21 am »

Nothing new there then  O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0
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Re: Wicksteed Organisers - 2014
« Reply #160 on: May 27, 2014, 12:57:42 pm »


Missed you over the weekend Brian, how is the good lady?

GREAT post Nick, excellent!

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,45111.msg481117.html#msg481117
 
Next year.
Better ground plan required but will be easier anyway once fence removed.
Better PA if possible.
Better signage / banner near level crossing, inviting people to come look round and what's going on.
Sign near 'gate' "Model boating etiquet."
Tell 'fast boaters' what's expected of them! (couple of warships got knocked about).
Define a Straight running class so more people have a go.
 ( EG. 1m x 30mm x 30mm. Must have engine, motor, power cut off.)
Straight running cuts off some of the lake with little running, so needs a rethink,
 eg. longer course and pulled out (on the ropes) as required.
Bigger Warships display (this year's went down very well!)
Another pyrotechnics display.
Actually have "kids have a go boats!"

Better (faster!) camp stove for bacon butties!
Water proof boots!

.... and finally!
No cars allowed in lake without peg on Frequency board first!
He was just dipping his headlights.
New interesting obstacle for the steering course.
No 1:1 scale amphibious cars allowed.
Full car washes require a minimum approach speed of 30mph.
Lakeside parking 10 extra.
.... any I've missed?

Thanks again to EVERYONE involved.
 Martin - still drying out my feet.   {-)
 






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Re: Wicksteed Organisers - 2014
« Reply #161 on: May 27, 2014, 02:19:10 pm »

Hi Martin
 
Looks like a normal Mayhem Weekend, my wife is getting there but it is slow progress.
How did you get a car in the lake, or dare I ask?
 
 
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Re: Wicksteed Organisers - 2014
« Reply #162 on: May 27, 2014, 07:40:05 pm »

Don't ask Brian, I suffered three different emotions at the same time (I think there is a proper word for it)
Shock
Horror
And utter bemusement! :}


Good thing Stavros, Phil, Klunk, Bill and myself managed to get it out with other members helping!


Glad your wife is getting better, hope her recovery improves quicker soon.


Brilliant weekend, enjoyed by everyone I spoke to, I fully agree with Martin regarding next years improvements. I've already got speaking to Tony Newstead, Capt Povey, Geoff Dixon, Ian K, Victorian and TonyH about what we could do next time and what vessels we've got to display a grand Victorian fleet.


Really enjoyed the pyrotechnical display put on by Ian McCaffrey and Carl, I've seen some excellent pictures taken by Paul Millers of the final explosion!


If no ones objects I'm starting to write up an article for Model Boats magazine since Steve Dean is doing one for Marine Modelling International magazine and I didn't see anyone from Model Boats in attendance. 
Martin, if you could send a selection of photos you have of the weekend, I'll ensure all correct creditations are properly given to the photographers. Many thanks in advance. :-))


I'm also writing a thank you letter to Wicksteed Park management if anyone old like to include anything in it please do, the parks senior management did come own to have a look around and the new MD was very impressed with our event. I don't think he realised how many of us there would be, especially camping.


WPMBC would like to extend their thanks and gratitude to the Mayhem organisers for everything we have done for all the prior planning and running of the weekend. Stunning work everyone! :-))
Here's to next time!
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Re: Wicksteed Organisers - 2014
« Reply #163 on: May 27, 2014, 08:07:04 pm »

Nick

I think a big thank you from everyone at Mayhem to the Wicksteed Park management, once again they have put up with us.

A couple of thought for next year, following from Martins post.

Firstly Martin do you want to keep this board open for next year with the same team? Or are there others that could be brought into the fold?

We need to start planning a bit earlier, not now but maybe a month or two earlier than this year say September/October
Give out personnel invites to everyone at Warwick, clubs & suppliers, I have got what was sent out this year will just need tweaking for next year.
We have tried for a few years to let kids have a go, perhaps we shut the lake to everyone and just let kids sail, then expensive models are not in the firing line
Straight running is a bit elitist, not many people have one. Let us set up a class of straight runner for the weekend, just like Martin has said.
Make the ropes easily removable so all the lake is available when there is no straight running
I thought fast electrics had to ask permission before running their models, it is in the rules
Signage, this goes back to starting earlier, we will have time to plan where they go
Once all the works are finished perhaps we could draw up a plan of the area and work from that
Post up the rules of the event more clearly, that is down to me not attending


On a personal note thanks to everyone who helped this year, especially Nick liaising with the park and your club made it much easier. We need to appease the weather gods for next year.
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Re: Wicksteed Organisers - 2014
« Reply #164 on: May 28, 2014, 09:04:56 pm »

Will do Brian


And thanks for organising us :-))
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