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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2014
« Reply #75 on: April 01, 2014, 09:02:48 pm »

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If you see Phil up there bend his ear about the Mayhem Weekend.

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2014
« Reply #76 on: April 04, 2014, 06:47:38 pm »

Will do Brian, I'll speak to Steph she'll sort him out!
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2014
« Reply #77 on: April 04, 2014, 08:20:20 pm »


er... just noticed that  Mayhem at Wicksteed.... wasn't in the Mayhem Calendar!

Fixed



After this weekend ( Coalville ), we better start talking it up on the open Forum.

Going back to the original list, what definitely in place?

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2014
« Reply #78 on: April 05, 2014, 06:33:34 pm »

Hi everyone

Just got back from Coalville speaking with traders and Mayhemers alike.
I spoke to Stavros and he's not heard much from Phil unfortunately. He said that he knows as much as we do to what Phil is doing. Apparently Phil is setting up a show elsewhere as part of his work- still no idea if he's actually coming to Wicksteed or not. :((

Anyway on to some positive news, I spoke to Andy of Models by Design and he was not sure if could make it but seemed to brighten up when we mentioned that the ground near the lake is now solid hardcore beneath the surface, so he might come in his 4x4 truck to display.
The Scale Flag Man says he wants to come to the Mayhem so that's one more trader. :-))
I couldn't get near the component shop stand but hopefully they will come.
I spoke to Bill and he'll help set up on the day.
Stavros seemed a bit peeved (he wasn't his usual happy self) he told me he was coming to sail and have fun at the Mayhem, if Phil doesn't make it he doesn't see much point setting up a straight running course.
Steve Dean was very enthusiastic and was spreading the word that his new creation Afor Alien will be sailing at the Mayhem weekend.
I spread the word about the mayhem weekend to everyone I spoke to and they seemed positive about coming along. :-))


I've got about 15 Victorian/early 20th century vessels attending over the weekend so far but could have up to 20 depending who makes it or not.
Advertising is going well.
We will find out at Easter what the new parking fee will be and what discounts we can get.
I can make a big frequency control board for the show if it's needed?
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2014
« Reply #79 on: April 07, 2014, 05:33:49 pm »

Below is the original list:-

1.   Mayhem at Wicksteed Chairman Brian ( HTML/Chingdevil )
2.   Set up this board - Done.
3.   Confirm date with Wicksteed Park & MBC - May 24, 25 - Done
4.   Entrance discount? - To be confirmed in a couple of weeks
5.   Camping discount? - To be confirmed in a couple of weeks
6.   Publicity. TV, newspapers, Model boat mags, Youtube! – Nick has done this
7.   Video of event. - ??????
8.   Advertising banner on outer park railings? – done Nick & dad
9.   Promote “it’s a 2 day event but we actually start on Friday!” -  This was put in the original letter sent out
10.   Martin's Marquee damaged - Phil said he can provide a replacement. - Will Phil still supply a marquee?
11.   Martin Happy to do Bacon Rolls again for the Sunday early risers. – Martin make a note of this one
12.   Martin and family happy to provide Coffee, Tea, cups, etc. and serve both days as before. Phil was going to supply the tea, coffee, urn etc
13.   Single Donation to Mayhem in tent ( as three last year ).
14.   Set up an additional donations on other stalls eg, RNLI, Help for Heroes.
15.   Have a go boats. ( eg. 50p a go.) – not sure how this is going
16.   Segregated area top end of lake for small boats? – I will have a talk with Stav
17.   Steering course 'event', £1 a go?
18.   Ask Denise if he will set up Steering course? – did we get someone else to build the steering course?
19.   Straight runner 'single class' - eg. 36 x 12 x 12" ( must have external engine cut-off ). – No plan from Phil and it is a bit late to be building a new boat
20.   Invite the traders. – organiser? – Invites sent out, though minimal replies. Nick got a better response
21.   Invite the clubs. – organiser? - Invites sent out, though minimal replies. Nick got a better response
22.   RC Tank group and area? - Klunk was looking into this
23.   RC Truckers? - Klunk was looking into this

24.   Hovercraft clubs?
25.   Trade stand layout. – Awaiting final layout outside lake


We have a Risk Assessment for the event
Did we resolve insurance for the event, do we need to get it?
With no Phil we will need to make other arrangements for the marquee and refreshments
Do we need a large frequency board, lot of boats on 2.4ghz now, if we do I have access to a plotter at work, email it to me and I will print it
Bill has said he will check over an slow I/C boats that turn up
Phil was going to do any steam powered models as per the risk assessment



That is all for the moment

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2014
« Reply #80 on: April 07, 2014, 06:30:27 pm »

With the risk assessment complete can you email it to me and I'll hand it to the Wicksteed Park staff for their reference.
We've looked over the insurance and considering the price we think it would be better to have it and it's a good cover, I've spoke to my Dad and we are going to pay for half the insurance to help out the show. You certainly got a good insurance deal Martin. :-))
I'll see what marque tent we have in our lock up at Wicksteed Park, what was actually damaged we might be able to replace or repair the damage with what's left of our old marque- I think the two Marques were identical so there might be a chance.
For frequency control I think it might be better if we had a larger board available because the club one we use is tiny and not very centrally located for the show- I'll ping you an email this Friday with the standard board we use.
I will check out what the final layout will be for weekend so we know what area are accessible so we can plan a rough layout.
Speak to you all layer :-))
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2014
« Reply #81 on: April 07, 2014, 06:58:10 pm »

 
From Stavros.

Don't PANIC Mr Mainwaring PHIL is COMING to Wickky just spoken to him this mng and he will pm you he has ALREADY booked his Camping ...He is bringing his Gazebo but more IMPORTANTLY the TEA URN
 
 
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2014
« Reply #82 on: April 07, 2014, 07:00:15 pm »

 
Also lets Draft up a few Schedule up a few events / features / slots so we can start publishing it.
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2014
« Reply #83 on: April 07, 2014, 09:21:25 pm »

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I will sort out the insurance and put the name of the broker on the risk assessment and then send it to you. I will use the one you used last year, I used them a couple of years ago no problems with them

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2014
« Reply #84 on: April 08, 2014, 01:33:46 pm »


I've posted an Update:  http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,45111.msg476088.html#msg476088

Please add as you can think of stuff...

Any error/changes required, let me know and I will edit.

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2014
« Reply #85 on: April 08, 2014, 06:37:11 pm »

I thought we were going to use the Club 500, for letting the kids have a go, not racing
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2014
« Reply #86 on: April 08, 2014, 06:51:37 pm »

 
We can do both...   :-)
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2014
« Reply #87 on: April 08, 2014, 08:04:51 pm »

The rc truckers cannot make it as they are committed  to another show that weekend.  The tank boys never came back to me.  Will keep on trying.  I will setup a new thread when I get home tomorrow  to start pinging  that mayhem is  close to hand,  with a few unseen pics.  If someone  csn fill in the traders etc thst will be  great
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2014
« Reply #88 on: April 09, 2014, 09:21:42 pm »

Do you think Ken would bring his trucks instead of his boats?
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2014
« Reply #89 on: April 09, 2014, 09:25:03 pm »

Are we going to have a bring and buy stall this year?
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2014
« Reply #90 on: April 09, 2014, 09:28:02 pm »

Does anyone have any contact details for the Lifeboat Enthusiasts, I want to invite them but their web site was down for along time with a security issue and now it has disappeared. I have looked around but no joy at all
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« Reply #91 on: April 10, 2014, 10:29:29 am »

Do you think Ken would bring his trucks instead of his boats?


I'll see what I can do.    %)

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2014
« Reply #92 on: April 10, 2014, 05:24:27 pm »

Sorry Ken

I forgot you can see this board, I should have asked you myself!

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2014
« Reply #93 on: April 10, 2014, 08:18:58 pm »

That's good news about Phil- was getting a bit worried about him  :}

I'm going to the park this weekend for a sail so I will ask our 'spy' Nigel to find out what discounts we can get for the weekend- fingers crossed :-)
Will get some photos of the boating area for the layout planning phase.

Wicksteed Park MBC are having a committee meeting over Easter- since I'm treasurer of the club is there anything anyone would like to ask the committee regarding the mayhem show?

I now have a good amount of Victorian warships for the fleet review so hopefully there will be some good pictures taken by our Martin and his camera on a boat. We should have a bout 8 battleships, 7 cruisers and about 3 destroyers, but I keep getting pm's from interested Mayhemers so that number might increase.

The other trader who I spoke to was called 'Scale Flags' not what I called him! He has been before and said that he would try to make it for the weekend- he likes camping so he might be joining in!
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2014
« Reply #94 on: April 11, 2014, 03:24:18 pm »


Hello Brian,

I've done a bit of research and found out that the Trucks will be at lord Montague's Palace that day.  (I can't spell Beaulie !)

I won't be bringing any trucks to the Mayhem weekend as I think it best to concentrate on all things nautical for our annual get-together.

Sorry to interrupt you all.

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2014
« Reply #95 on: April 13, 2014, 04:50:19 pm »

I've spoken to Nigel and he'll approach Wickies management to see what we can get off the entrance and camping fees. I've been informed that the railway will not be in use during the Mayhem weekend due to an unforeseen glitch which means that we don't have to worry about the train crossing and the gazebo locations being too close to the tracks this year.


Our club secretary has been approached by two clubs wanting invites to the Mayhem weekend-


Anglia Marine MBC
Northants Model Makers (they are mainly plastic modellers but would like to display over the weekend)


Tried to get some pictures of the area but it turns out my sister had borrowed my camera and used up all the memory taking pictures of my niece and not told me so I'll go back on Friday to take the pictures :embarrassed:
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2014
« Reply #96 on: April 13, 2014, 06:15:40 pm »


Good work Nick.... sisters! huh!

I think your dad has the hot cups from last year, can you check please.

We're OK to man the tea urn and bacon rolls Sunday morning.

Brian, how much does the 'kitty' owe you for the insurance?

Medals and awards, has this been discussed yet?

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2014
« Reply #97 on: April 14, 2014, 07:49:13 pm »

Nick

I emailed Anglia Marine and did not get a reply, in fact I emailed a quite a few clubs, well all at Warwick and I think I have had two replies.

No Train, it will be a lot quieter this year, I am waiting for the insurance document to turn up, I will then send the information and the risk assessment over to you and Martin

Martin, the kitty does not owe me anything for the insurance, done and dusted.

Not thought of medals, what do you usually get Martin?

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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2014
« Reply #98 on: April 14, 2014, 09:04:23 pm »

Yep we found the cups the other day, had one of those moments trying to work out why we had over 1000 polystyrene cups before it dawned on us %%


No idea why Anglia didn't reply but they are interested now- they've been before and they lent us their marquee tent 2years ago.


Nigel told me on Sunday (before I asked about discounts) that the entrance to the park at the moment is £4 per car due to the ride restrictions because of park renovations. He's not too sure how long that will last but he'll find out for us as part of the discounts negotiations.


On another note we are the only event booked for the Whitsun weekend so we should have full backing from the park for tables and the alike. I was thinking of asking for about 30 tables to back up the ones that the clubs and traders usually bring.
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Re: Mayhem at Wicksteed - 2014
« Reply #99 on: April 14, 2014, 09:17:57 pm »

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Do you know where would be camping, it would be nice to be in the main field near the showers
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