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    Thanks MouldBuilder,
    The wait was due to my lack of preparedness, I didn't even have video editing software a few weeks ago.
    Yes all being well I will attend next years show. ๐Ÿ˜Š

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    Thanks flaxbyuck,

    I am glad you liked the video, it was a good show.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    Hi JB,
    Thanks, yeah it was a good show.
    That is quite an amazing setup that you have mentioned pity it is no longer, would have been great to see up close.
    I don't belong to a club we are an informal group, there are however still several clubs probably the biggest I would guess is TF72 which is Australia wide and more focused on naval subjects all at a scale of 1/72nd which makes battleships and the like over 12 feet long.
    Lovely boats in the last series of pics at the Kauri museum.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    Hi Trev,
    Thanks for your glowing report. ๐Ÿ˜
    I think the show has potential and will hopefully grow at least back to pre-covid levels.
    The P51 Mustang running was incredible, all home made including the engine, but bloody noisy when running and it ran quite often.
    The train setups were amazing, I didn't even film all of them, got to a point in filming where I thought that's enough, I should have taken a couple of overall shots of the hall, maybe next time.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    Hi Colin,

    Wow that is a herculean effort it's people like you that are the backbone of shows and engaging with others. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    Superb video Steve. Well worth the wait. What a great show with everything under one roof. Looking forward to next years if you can go.๐Ÿ˜ƒ
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    Great video Steve. Loved all the show entries, so many different thingsand some superb model boats !๐Ÿ˜‰
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    Great video Steve, some fantastic models ! We used to have shows like that 40 yrs ago, haven't seen one for over 30 yrs. The model boat club I was in used to do similar displays at the annual Auckland boat show, and the plane club I was in did a few at boat/ home shows as well. There used to be a fantastic model park (Model World -Monterey Park) in Auckland built by a group of model enthusiast entrepreneurs, that had a huge artificial pond, which went from open air to the wharves under cover. There was a model boat 'workshop' with a guy showing how to build models, (Dick Hopper built some of the largest model boats in NZ)- 12ft carriers etc

    There was a big miniature scale village beside it on the 'shore' as well. It had train rides for the kids, and a huge train layout in another part, done by NZs biggest train fanatic (Merv Smith). There was also a car museum/cafe next door as well. That's all gone now as it didn't get enough support. Virtually nothing in NZ now, just a few plane clubs, but mostly UAV flying.

    I think there may still be some boat racing clubs in the south Island still surviving, but not sure. Now, any meetings for small clubs like cars/ off roaders etc (even full size) are done on Facebook and not advertised. The huge Japanese car meet in our local park and ride was done like that. I never saw any adds for it, just saw lots of cars on the motorway and found them by chance.

    There don't seem to be many actual clubs any more, just meet-ups by facebook. With all the insurance costs - health and safety rules etc, it's too much for most people to bother with now.

    Managed to find some pics of the park and car cafe (red roof) from a tourist from way back (around 2004), and a few of the village. Shows the indoor pond which ran through to the main pond outside. The complex was quite large, with the train line going round the outside (seen in Google Earth pics, 2004- plus what it looks like now. All now a retirement village, real shame, as it was a magical place for kids and adults. Graham would like the rowboat๐Ÿ˜


    http://whitetrout.net/nz/Jan01/index.htm
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    Hi Stephen
    What a fantastic Video!!
    Very well put together!!
    I was glued to the screen throughout!!
    The show covered many aspects of modeling.
    I did love the Airplane startup!
    And of course, I have a weakness for Trains.
    I am always amazed how the Modelers that set up portable train set are able to keep them on track. I have enough trouble keeping my trains on track on my stationary layout๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„.
    Many Thanks for Sharing!
    Trev
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    Hi Hermmank,

    Thanks for your earlier comments, yes smoking is quite taboo these days.
    I am glad you enjoyed the video, it is similar over here I expect as far a getting people to show there models, I am in a group of around 30 members and there was only 2 of us that attended as exhibitors, both of us on separate days. It is quite a commitment to show the only benefit is you get into the show for free.
    All being well I will be there in 2024.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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