The Blackpool Model Show features model boats, trucks, tanks & much much more. Indoor pool & truck roadway, hundreds of models on display, loads of traders plus a huge bring & buy. Sat 21st - Sun 22nd October, Norbreck Castle Hotel, Queens Promenade, Blackpool. Tickets £6 for 1 day or £9 for the weekend, children free. Lots to see, further details on the website www.blackpoolmodelshow.co.uk
Current list of clubs & individual exhibitors attending goes as follows (although there might still be late additions) Blackpool & Fylde Model Boat Club Fleetwood Model Yacht & Power Boat Club Bury Metro Marine Modelling Society Rawdon Model Boat Club Mutual Model Boat Society Heywood North West Model Shipwrights North West Scale Model Boat Club The Ribble Model Boat Club Sevenoaks Scale Model Club Ribble Valley Radio Controlled Truck Club Southport Model Boat Club Teeside Model Boat Club The Hull Model Boat Group Kirklees Model Boat Club Manchester Armoured Division Durham RC Truck & RC Construction Club Lifeboats Enthusiasts Society The Surface Warship Association The Vintage Model Yacht Group National Association of Road Transport Modellers John Dowd Michael Rudd John (Amos) Hamer John Eva Dave Scott
& Here is the list of traders who will be at Blackpool: Component-Shop Christopher Wyn Brown Deans Marine DK Figures Linkspan Models Macs Mouldings Magnafix Mastman Michael McGuinn (Guns) Mobile Marine Models Modelboatbits Models by Design Mountfleet Models Peak Tools Pendle Steam Boilers Prop Guy Protean Design Scale Flags & Ensigns Scoonie Hobbies SHG Model Supplies RC Heli Guru Scale Hobbies Speedline Models Tony Green Steam Models Verkerk Modelbouw
A wonderful list of traders and modelers, we all owe a very large debt of gratitude to Iain Lewis for keeping the Blackpool Show going. Show your gratitude by attending the Show otherwise these shows will eventually fail.
I attended last year and the lighting was fine. There was a whole additional area dedicated to model trucks which I found fascinating and a welcome addition. The traders list is impressive and there are many clubs attending so that together with a visit to the Blackpool with its bracing sea air will make for another great show Dave
There is now a whole bunch of pictures on the show web site (www.blackpoolmodelshow.co.uk) If anyone is interested. If you have a look at the gallery page on the site, I recommend that you scroll down to the bottom of the page & look at the last video which is the inside of the model garage of John Eva, which I personally found really impressive. I know it isn't a model boat, but there is no disputing this guy's modelling skill & attention to detail.
Not sure which post had unhappy comments on, but hopefully it was from before I started organising the show. In any case, I am always open to suggestions (polite ones at least!) so if there is something that was not as you would perhaps have liked it to be just let me know.