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Blackpool Model Show 2020 - 17th-18th October
« on: June 04, 2020, 01:26:24 PM »

17th-18th October 2020, Norbreck Castle Hotel, Blackpool.
Like so many others I have been sitting on the fence waiting to see what will happen & when people will be able to go out & about again, basically when it will even be possible to hold an event where lots of people come together. Although there is still no definitive answer to this question I have decided to be optimistic & press on with the organisation of the show, in the hope that come October it will not only be allowed, but also safe to come together for what will I believe is going to be the first national model show of the year (not counting the London Model Engineering show in January of course)
So, its time to ask all those who are interested to get in touch. We are accepting bookings from clubs and individuals who wish to exhibit at the show. Also we are taking reservations for hotel rooms. These can be cancelled at any time up to September, by which time we should know for sure whether the event can safely take place or not, you don't have to even pay for the rooms until that time either, so there is no risk in making a reservation now.
In anticipation of there still being some form of social distancing in place come October, we are intending to spread the show across a number of rooms in the hotel, as well as the main halls, that way there will be much more space between people. Hopefully we can come up with something that will work in a safe & enjoyable way.
As for ticket sales for those wishing to visit: I had originally intended to start selling these from April, however that was before things went crazy, so again it became sit on the fence time. The problem is that each ticket sold costs me 10% of its face value in commission charges, which are not refundable should the event not go ahead, in fact there is an additional charge for providing a refund, so I would be set to lose quite a bit should I sell tickets & then have to refund them, I'm sure you can understand why this made me reluctant to start selling. Once I have a greater level of confidence that we can definitely hold the show I will enable the web site for ticket sales.
Meanwhile, stay safe & hopefully see everyone in October
Iain Lewis.
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Re: Blackpool Model Show 2020
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2020, 03:17:45 PM »

Fingers crossed this will go ahead. I very much enjoyed last years event. I made a hotel booking via the website last year which was fine but the wristband I was given was for a visitor rather than as an exhibitor which made it a bit awkward getting into the hall to finalise setting up before the show officially opened, can this be looked at please.
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Re: Blackpool Model Show 2020
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2020, 03:36:48 PM »

Hi Ian Please book Deans Marine stand in as usual and book a room, we will be there with lots of new goodies developed in the crazy time.
Hope it goes ahead and look forward to meeting every one again.
Ron
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Re: Blackpool Model Show 2020
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2020, 05:33:29 PM »

can't wait been looking forward to this :)

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Re: Blackpool Model Show 2020
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2020, 07:11:19 PM »

Got everything crossed the show will go ahead as this will be my 3rd year and love the show such a friendly show .
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Re: Blackpool Model Show 2020
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2020, 07:20:17 PM »

good news about the show.will contact you ref booking rawdon mbc back in again
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Re: Blackpool Model Show 2020
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2020, 08:29:33 PM »

An impartial judge is needed for Best In Show.
I was approached but I have had to decline for medical + geographical reasons. Any volunteers/nominations should contact Iain Lewis at Component-Shop.
I wish everyone good luck with this excellent show.
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Re: Blackpool Model Show 2020
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2020, 09:02:45 PM »

That is one extra ordinary difficult task. There can be only One! So many fantastic truly gifted modellers about  %%


Good luck with the show fingers and everything crossed
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Re: Blackpool Model Show 2020
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2020, 02:05:44 PM »

Hi Iain - Well we have booked a room so we are coming  :-))   I'll bring my boats up but I'll just put them on someone else's or clubs display if they don't mind me nicking a bit of space for a couple of boats  :-)   I'm not a member of a club myself and thats the reason why.  It'll be nice to meet some of the people on here too.

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Re: Blackpool Model Show 2020
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2020, 03:07:37 PM »

Might as well give you the trophy now Mark  O0 8)

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Re: Blackpool Model Show 2020
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2020, 03:43:37 PM »

Might as well give you the trophy now Mark  O0 8)


Ha ha - I'm not entering in any competitions Andy thats just not me!  I'll take mine for others to see and thats all.  I'm really looking forward to Blackpool I just really hope that it happens.  Are you going?

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Re: Blackpool Model Show 2020
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2020, 03:44:44 PM »

I'd like to think so but too early to say  :-))

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Re: Blackpool Model Show 2020
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2020, 03:58:41 PM »

I'd like to think so but too early to say  :-))


We've booked a room through ebooker and saved £40.  No deposit and you can pay on arrival at the hotel.  Best thing is you can cancel the day before and incur no cost.  Might as well book a room just in case as it may get busy.

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Re: Blackpool Model Show 2020
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2020, 04:01:46 PM »

We have a mobile room  :-)) 

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Re: Blackpool Model Show 2020
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2020, 06:40:44 PM »


Ha ha - I'm not entering in any competitions Andy thats just not me!  I'll take mine for others to see and thats all.  I'm really looking forward to Blackpool I just really hope that it happens.  Are you going?
Good news and bad news Mark.  Put a boat on a stand, its in the comp.  If enough people like it and say so on the judging form that they will hopefully have given back to me before 10 on Sunday, you get a prize whether you want it or not.
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Re: Blackpool Model Show 2020
« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2020, 09:02:41 AM »

Guest Judge is allready sorted Iain ill chat with you next week when i am better you will KNOW HIM WELL




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Re: Blackpool Model Show 2020
« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2020, 07:06:55 PM »


We've booked a room through ebooker and saved £40.  No deposit and you can pay on arrival at the hotel.  Best thing is you can cancel the day before and incur no cost.  Might as well book a room just in case as it may get busy.


Just had a look on ebookers.com & it gave a rate of £150 for a double room B&B Friday & Saturday nights. If you book directly with us it would be £134 as we have a block rate discount with the hotel. (single rooms £72 B&B total for the 2 nights) We don't profit from this, it is just cost price, but by getting a reasonable number of room bookings for the hotel it helps to keep the cost of hiring the halls down, which in turn helps to keep the ticket price down - we don't run the show to make a profit.
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Re: Blackpool Model Show 2020
« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2020, 07:14:06 PM »

Iíll be there
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Re: Blackpool Model Show 2020
« Reply #18 on: June 08, 2020, 08:16:38 PM »


Bury club will be there again this year, will contact you Ian as we also require two single rooms and two twin disabled rooms,  the twins ideally on the ground floor please?


 Also can we book dinner, B&B thru you, or does that have to be done separately?


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Re: Blackpool Model Show 2020
« Reply #19 on: June 08, 2020, 08:45:04 PM »

Kirklees Model Boat Cub will also be on site looking forward to this. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: Blackpool Model Show 2020
« Reply #20 on: June 09, 2020, 10:19:46 AM »

Stevenage Model Boat club will be there this year for the first time
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Re: Blackpool Model Show 2020
« Reply #21 on: June 09, 2020, 09:47:00 PM »

Brilliant but one slight problem CARWASH you are BANNED from driving YOUR car into the hall for OBVIOUS REASONS...............................................POOL  in the hall  O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)






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Re: Blackpool Model Show 2020
« Reply #22 on: June 09, 2020, 11:27:32 PM »

Brilliant news. Thanks Iain. This is just what we were waiting to hear. To know that if it can be done it will be. I hope this show gets the massive support it deserves. Look forward to it. Will be there Saturday and Sunday.
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Re: Blackpool Model Show 2020
« Reply #23 on: June 10, 2020, 10:25:07 AM »

But I have to get in the hall how else am i going to get the car washed  :D :D :D :}
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« Reply #24 on: June 10, 2020, 03:47:40 PM »

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