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    Grand Modellers Bring & Buy Sale
    7th April 2019 Mutual Model Boat Society Grand Modellers Bring & Buy Sale Crimble croft Community Centre Come along and enjoy this famous event, Either to sell or purchase your supplies There are always lots of unusual bargains to be had Opening time for sales 09.30am Opening time for
    traders
    08.30am Food available from 09.00am Closing time 1.00pm The whole site is wheel chair friendly Admission Β£1.50 includes a raffle ticket To Reserve a sellers Table, 6ft x 2ft =Β£10.00 Please contact Kevan Winward 07803 975089 or Colin Travis 07905028298
    3 months ago by ColinT
    Response
    Ellesmere Port Model Boat Club
    the
    traders
    will be staying on site not sure if the trust will let he public stay overnight will try and find out for u but there ae plenty of places local where u can park up
    2 months ago by nutrunner
    Forum
    Bollards
    Hello John The Waine book, Steam Coaster and Short Sea
    traders
    arrived today but have yet to find the image of the mushroom. Toby
    2 months ago by Toby
    Forum
    Model Boat Show.
    Ellesmere Port Model Boat Club are having a Model Boat Show on the 18th. and 19th. May 2019 at Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF airfield adjacent to the Vauxhall factory in Ellesmere Port. There will be
    traders
    , Model Boat Clubs and RC truckers there. Opening times are 10 am to 4 pm on the Saturday and 10 am to 3pm on the Sunday. There is a pool for sailing. We have a Facebook page with photos.πŸ‘
    4 months ago by epmbcmember
    Forum
    internet sales
    Totally agree with all points mentionedπŸ‘, another way is to make a note of the things you need, now and in the future i.e. glue, fittings,paint etc, and then visit the model boat shows advertised around the UK, some are close, others not, for me I like Doncaster show, Haydock and Blackpool, going to shows allows you to choose from various
    traders
    and cherry pick the bits you want, it works for me along with the internet for items wanted NOW! cheers Peter😊
    4 months ago by Rookysailor
    Place
    model boat show
    thanks ye we cant wait it will be our first show at our new home the hooton park trust site it will be great to have hanger 17 full of
    traders
    and boats on our lake for the public to come and view
    6 months ago by nutrunner
    Event
    The Model Boat Convention
    Haydock Park Racecourse Newton-le-Willows, WA12 OHQ Theme: Ships of the First World War Hundreds of models on display under cover with Specialist Trade Stands Model Boat and Model Boat material and equipment
    traders
    . Children's activities, including 'have a go' and outside activities Clubs and Individuals Exhibiting Β£8 for Adults Β£3 for children 5 - 16 Children under 5: Free of Charge Reasonably priced Refreshments and snacks available on site Free Parking Disabled Facilities Saturday 10.a.m., to 5.p.m. Sunday 10.a.m., to 4.30.p.m. For further details contact Mrs Jean Barlow, by phone 01492 583433, Mobile 07789 348817 or e-mail jean@barlowstalyfan.co.uk Website: www.modelboatconvention.co.uk
    2 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    Norfolk Wherry Fans
    I have often admired Thames Barges in Maldon and on the East coast rivers, but find their complexity off-putting, fine , majestic things though they are. But for me the simplicity of a Norfolk/Suffolk wherry is very attractive and there are few books so much worth curling up with on a rainy November day as Black Sailed
    traders
    by Roy Clark. OK, I can think of several, but you know what I mean. I am a very fussy sod and if I don't like how it looks, I can't get near it. To my eye, most foreign stuff is so much uglier than British, be they trains, cars, bikes, aircraft or boats. But then where would we be without Canadian woodies? Or the very occasional italian car Martin
    9 months ago by Westquay
    Forum
    Model Wherry hulls
    Hi, 2 questions. does anyone know of a GRP hull moulding of a Norfolk Wherry, preferably in a decent scale like 1/16th or 1/24th? Yes, I have Black Sailed
    traders
    , Wherries and Waterways and the cardback on Albion, but I am too old to bother with making stuff like hulls. I'd rather buy a decent hull and make the rest on top. Also, I live in the Cambridgeshire/Norfolk Fens. Is there anyone in the Wisbech/March/ Downham Market area who wants to meet up with like souls and sail for absolutely FREE on any of the huge number of accessible waters we have round here, the Well Creek being one of them. Ah, three questions....third? Does anyone know if the Scale Sailing Association still exists? I have googled all manner of things and got nowhere. I am not interested in what I call Isle of Man yachts or other modern things with film glued on the decks and sails made of anything other than cotton. I do have a Marblehead, but it's a beautiful vintage one, once owned by Sir Thomas Lipton. Cheers, Martin
    2 years ago by Westquay
    Forum
    Wherry hull in GRP
    Ron, I really can't get into GRP moulding due to the mess and the stink. My last GRP work was rebuilding the rear corners of first, a large canal cruiser and secondly, my Reliant Fox 4 wheel van, both, of course, outdoors. I will make a wherry in clinker to the Gleaner plans in Black Sailed
    traders
    and then, if Arron hasn't redone his model by then you can mould it in GRP if you still fancy it. But it has to join all the other jobs I set myself first! Cheers, Martin
    11 months ago by Westquay
    Place
    Ellesmere Port Model Boat Club
    Until last year we hosted the March Model Boat Show at the Ellesmere Port Boat Museum, but dwindling space and the Museum,s lack of proper support with regard to advertising, sadly caused us to not go ahead with it this year. We are planning, however, to have a Model Show in May 2019 at our new venue. Hopefully many of the
    traders
    will support this, watch this space!!!!
    11 months ago by epmbcmember
    Forum
    Wherry hull in GRP
    All I get is a single page with dozens of headings on it, each another single page and if I click home I get Not found. Not impressive. I get no sign in/log on, etc. I think some of the items are 3Dprinted, but they are very cheap, so I reckon he has his own machines. My son does and says he can produce stuff cheaper by far than Shapeways.,etc. The guy behind Mastman seems to be unusually young, so 3D print would seem to be all he knows. But he needs to improve that wherry out of all recognition before he deserves to sell even one. Wherries were occasionally painted green where that one in the pictures above is blue. A read of Black Sailed
    traders
    is all you need to know about wherries and it has good drawings of Gleaner, a "proper" clinker wherry. it has sections, so any model can be done from it. I am considering making one in 1/16th scale, using one layer of 1/16th" sheet ply for the twist, with a second to thicken the plank to a scale 2" thickness. it would be immensely strong too. I'm almost looking forward to it now. Cheers, Martin
    11 months ago by Westquay
    Forum
    Wherry hull in GRP
    Cheers, KMB. I couldn't find one either. Odd, because I once bought a pair of built boats (Albions) and then sold them when I moved as I had no space. And they were both GRP hulls. Wish I had them now! Although I still find a carvel Wherry somehow wrong. I have Wherries and Waterways, but for sheer atmosphere Black Sailed
    traders
    , by Roy Clark, is the one for me and it also has good drawings of Gleaner in it. I can't personally see why the Thames Barge is so much more popular. The Wherry sailed better with fewer sails and crew and I reckon it was a much more attractive shape AND they had a lot of real races for them, too. Looks like I might have to make a hull and offer its use to a GRP moulder as a pattern in exchange for the first decent moulding. Then I can race a wooden one against a GRP one. in 1/16th scale it'll be 40" long, which is a nice size with a beam of 10 1/2". And it's the same scale as my Vanity cutter and my Crash Tender. Martin
    11 months ago by Westquay
    Forum
    Universal Model Show
    Good quality mix from the show, missed Dave M, but will get him next time, the coppers face when gripped by a Stormtrooper was a picture!!!! most of the
    traders
    were IPMS, but there is a lot of stuff which crosses over to boats. Mark
    1 year ago by jarvo
    Event
    Universal Model Show
    South Cheshire Militaire Universal Model Show 2018 February 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm GMT Malbank 6th Form College, Welsh Row, Nantwich, CW5 5HD Our 35th annual South Cheshire Militaire show is open to the public and is very family friendly – all are welcome! All kinds of models are covered including military, figures, aircraft, ships, railways, science fiction, wargames, flying aircraft, etc, etc! Models clubs will be displaying their models, there’s a model competition open to all, and
    traders
    will be selling a wide range of models and accessories. Admission price: Β£3.50, Β£1.50 for children up to 16 and senior citizens 60+, free for children under 5. FREE Onsite parking is available for
    traders
    and clubs. Hot breakfasts and lunches available from the canteen. Our venue is accessible to disabled people.
    1 year ago by Dave M
    Forum
    34'' Crash Tender - prop / rudder type
    Hi peter, do you want a brass 3 blade prop for cosmetic reasons, if so they do look nice. I did extensive testing with my 3 foot fireboat using brushed, then brushless motors, and then prop testing. I was using eagle tree data logging for watts, amps, gps speed etc. The plastic two blade cheap as chips props actually produce similar readings to the more expensive brass 3 blades. Personally, as you are at the "guess work" stage, just use the plastic two blade ones, but use "x" pitch, standard wont give you the speed. Get a few sizes, 30, 35 40 mm and test. When you have the optimum set up you can then go to the expense of the brass prop. I sent Simon Higgins (ex prop shop) my readings and he made a specific prop for my boat, its a 35mm cleaver 3 blade. He has his own company now but I've forgotten what it is! He was at Blackpool last year so someone might have the list of
    traders
    . His props are balanced and one piece, very nice. I also experimented with a belt driven gearbox. The set up I have at the minute is this motor https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-t600-brushless-outrunner-for-600-heli-880kv.html overkill really! but my 3 footer is an original very heavy aerokits boat.
    1 year ago by pmdevlin
    Forum
    International Model Boat Show
    The model engineers show at Alexander Palace used to have smaller boat model accessories on sale Items always worth buying to keep in stock Unfortunately the last three years these excellent
    traders
    no longer are there..Internet buying is good but I like to see the items in front of me
    1 year ago by Alan999
    Event
    Blackpool Model Show
    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 Β£6 for 1 day or Β£9 for the weekend, children free. Lots to see, further details on the website www.blackpoolmodelshow.co.uk
    2 years ago by ilewis
    Forum
    Blackpool Model Boat Show
    I went Saturday and found good attendance from the public,
    traders
    and Clubs. Lighting was as good as any other show I have attended and I always enjoy talking to both clubs and
    traders
    to find out about models or new products. Every show I attend is a whole new experience and as a scratch builder it gives me an opportunity to find and discuss new parts/products and techniques. With the demise of many local model shops this is now one of the few opportunities for such advice and help. We all have expectations but really its up to us what we make of the show. I agree with Flack we either support the events or there won't be any.
    2 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    Blackpool Model Boat Show
    I was also at the Blackpool Model Boat show on Saturday and was quite impressed with the show in general, it's always very easy to criticise venues and I accept that the Norbreck Castle is not perfect but I didn't have any problem with the lighting nor the number of
    traders
    or exhibitors, I do like the fact that everything is on one level and easily negotiable. I am amazed that there are comparisons with the likes of Ellesmere Port and Haydock Park in particular as I have been to both and find negotiating the various separate rooms and different levels a nightmare, I always leave both venues wondering whether I have seen everything. As a modelling fraternity we are in danger of losing these exhibitions and having to rely on internet purchases.
    2 years ago by Flack
    Forum
    Blackpool Model Boat Show
    Attended the event again this year. Wow! was impressed. 28
    traders
    21 clubs according to the brochure. The place was very busy and lots to see lots to buy. Lighting was good, refreshments available in the hotel front lounge. Not just boats but trucks etc in the other room next to main hall. Ian from Component Shop has really turned this event round. Hoylake Model Boat Club have ordered 10 tables for next year and will be attending. if you have been put off in the past give it a go next year. 😊
    2 years ago by 4clubs
    Forum
    Blackpool Model Show
    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
    2 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    Blackpool Model Show
    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.
    2 years ago by epmbcmember
    Forum
    Blackpool Model Show
    & 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
    2 years ago by ilewis
    Event
    Bring & Buy Sale
    24th September 2017 Mutual model Boat Society Grand Modellers Bring & Buy Sale Crimble croft Community Centre Aspinal Street, Heywood, Manchester OL10 4HL Come along and enjoy this famous event, Either to sell or purchase your supplies There are always lots of unusual bargains to be had Opening time for sales 09.30am Opening time for
    traders
    08.300am Food available from 09.00am Closing time 1.00pm The whole site is wheel chair friendly Admission Β£1.50 includes a raffle ticket To Reserve a sellers Table, 6ft x 2ft =Β£10.00 Please contact Kevan Winward 07803 975089
    2 years ago by ColinT
    Event
    Model Boat Convention - Haydock Park
    Hundreds of models on display under cover with Specialist Trade Stands. Model Boat & Model Boat material and equipment
    traders
    . Children's activities, including 'have a go' and outside activities. Clubs and Individuals Exhibiting. Β£9.00 for Adults Children (under 5 free) 5 to 16 Β£3.00 Saturday 10.00am to 5.00pm & Sunday 10.00am to 5.00pm Refreshments and snacks available on site. FREE Parking Disabled Facilities
    2 years ago by Fireboat
    Forum
    Model Boat Convention - Haydock Park
    The weekend has arrived. Lots of models and
    traders
    all in the beautiful Haydock Park complex. Opens from 10am tomorrow Sat 26 August I'll be there directing traffic and helping on the Chandlery amongst other tasks, as well as manning the Crewe MBC stand. Please say hello if you see me Dave
    2 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    Kingsmill mbc 10th anniversary open day
    This event has now been rescheduled for Saturday 2nd of September all are welcome to join us but please p.m me if require gazebo space. This event has been sponsored by the following
    traders
    who have donated goods and vouchers for prizes and raffle Nylet, Macs Mouldings, Hobbies, Permagrit, Deluxe Materials, Prop shop the hours are 9am till 5pm thank you
    2 years ago by kmbcsecretary
    Event
    Colwyn Bay MBC - 2017 Regatta is cancelled
    The 2017 Mayor's Cup Regatta that was due to be held on 23rd July at Colwyn Bay has had to be cancelled and may not return in future years. We are in the process of moving to our new lake and we are yet to install all the facilities there. There is also the small matter of obtaining the necessary Licence, plus H&S and Insurance approvals to hold large events there. Thank you to all the clubs,
    traders
    and individuals whose support over the years made it all possible.
    2 years ago by kinmel
    Event
    Bring and Buy Sale
    Sunday 26th March 2017 Mutual Model Boat Society. Grand Modellers Bring & Buy Sale Crimble Croft Community Centre, Aspinal Street, Heywood, Manchester OL10 4HL Come along and enjoy this famous event, either to sell or buy your supplies, There are always lots of unusual bargains to be had. Opening times for sales 10:00am till 1;00pm Opening time for
    traders
    09:00am. Food available from 9:00am Also enjoy our great range of snacks and drinks at sensible prices. ADMISSION Β£1.50 includes raffle ticket. To reserve a sellers table please contact kevan Winward Tel 01706 868616 Mbl 07803 975089
    2 years ago by ColinT
    Event
    NORTH WEST SHIP SHOW
    For the third year, the North West Ship Show will take place at Old Christ Church, Waterloo Road, Waterloo, Liverpool on 30 September 2017. Organised by Coastal Shipping magazine, there will be exhibitors and
    traders
    from across the UK with books, photos, postcards, model boats, collectables, ephemera, boat kits and artwork.
    2 years ago by coastal1s
    Event
    SCOTTISH SHIP SHOW
    In its third year, this show has moved from Edinburgh to the west. It will be held in Greenock Town Hall, Cathcart Square, Greenock from 10.00 - 15.30. There will be exhibitors and
    traders
    from throughout the UK with: books, photos, postcards, model boats, collectables, ephemera, boat kits and artwork.
    2 years ago by coastal1s
    Forum
    Ellesmere Port Model Boat Show
    Attended on Saturday and enjoyed looking round the club stands and chatting to friends. The usual
    traders
    were in attendance so I was able to select and buy the supplies I required. The bring and buy was doing a brisk trade and there was plenty on offer for those who wanted a ready to run to some nice bare hulls as well as part completed ready for restoration. Entrance was through the usual main door and there was a catering facility available on site. Plenty of boats on the water including displays by the Lifeboats Enthusiasts Socy. Hope to be attending again next year. Dave
    2 years ago by Dave M
    Event
    CADMA Northern Model Boat Show
    CADMA model boat show with lots of
    traders
    and lots of models on display including an outdoor portable pool. There is also a reasonably priced restaurant on site. There will be a Bring & Buy available. Lots of Free car parking is available. Entrance fees are Adults Β£5, Family Ticket 2 Adult-2 Children Β£12. Children under 16 Β£2. Adult wheelchair users + 1 Carer Β£7. Child wheelchair users + 1 Carer Β£5. Opening Times, Saturday 10am - 4pm. Sunday 10am - 4pm.
    2 years ago by happysailor
    Event
    Universal Model Show
    The South Cheshire Militaire Show, now moved to a new venue. There are also Model Boats on display as well as a good selection of
    traders
    for all modellers
    2 years ago by Dave M
    Event
    SOUTH WEST SHIP SHOW
    This show is now in its 12th year. For 2017 it is being moved to Gordano School Sports Centre, St Mary's Road Portishead. As usual at this event there will be a range of items on display/ for sale including books, photos, postcards, model boats collectables, ephemera and art work. Potential
    traders
    are welcome to email bernard@coastalshipping.co.uk
    2 years ago by coastal1s
    Event
    Bring & Buy
    Mutual Model Boat Society. GRAND MODELLERS BRING & SALE SALE. 25th September 2016. Crimble Croft Community Centre, Aspinal Street, Heywood, Manchester OL10 4HL. Come along and enjoy this famous event, either to sell or purchase your supplies, There are always lots of unusual bargains to be had. Opening times for Sales 10.00am, Opening time for
    traders
    09.00am. Food available from 09.00am, enjoy our great range of home made food and drinks at sensible prices. Admission Β£1.50 includes a raffle ticket, to reserve a sellers table please contact Kevan Winward on 01706 868616 or 07803 975089
    3 years ago by ColinT
    Forum
    Is westbournemodel@ co serious?
    if you use the fr*sky system I can recommend T9 Hobby Sport https://www.t9hobbysport.com/ Everything I have ordered arrived, and no problems, one occasion there was an error ( crossed communication) and they offered to send correct item free of charge! I declined since it was not clear the mistake was theirs or mine and what was sent I could use. I suspect that the majority of model suppliers are honest
    traders
    making a moderate living from what was a hobby. By the way if you use LiPo batteries you should consider getting a fr*sky system since you can fit a small unit between the receiver and your LiPo balance lead, this will allow your battery voltage to be sent back to the transmitter and alarms trigger points set so you can preserve the battery.
    3 years ago by Haverlock
    Event
    SCOTTISH SHIP SHOW
    Scottish Ship Show Hall 2 Meadowbank Centre London Road Edinburgh EH7 6AE Exhibitors and
    traders
    with books, photos, Collectables , model boats and kits 10.00 - 15.30. Contact: 01275 846178 for more information πŸ˜€
    3 years ago by coastal1s
    Forum
    model shows
    This press release has just been sent to Model Boats magazine to include in their next digital edition (the next hard-copy edition isn't in the shops until after the show): "COALVILLE MODEL BOAT SHOW 2016 After some last-minute organisational changes this years 2016 show is now quite definitely ON again! Dates are Saturday & Sunday April 9/10;2016 10.00am 4.00pm at the Hermitage Leisure Centre, Silver Street, Whitwick, Coalville LE67 5EU. The show historically attracts many
    traders
    and clubs from all over the UK , so there should be plenty of models and goodies to interest everyone! There is ample FREE parking on site and everything is easily accessed on ground floor level. The Centre has a good cafeteria, serving hot and cold food. Admission to the show will be Β£4.50/person/day (Under 16 are Free of charge). Further details will be posted on the website www.coalvilleshow.co.uk as they become known". contact there web site for all latest information www.coalvilleshow.co.uk taken of modelboatmayhem
    3 years ago by jtdavid
    Forum
    model shows
    No - it's not a premature April Fool joke. The show will now go ahead, jointly organised by Dave Jones (Stavros) and Component-Shop. Dates are the same as have already been advertised and it looks like there will be full support from the usual
    traders
    (and possibly a few new ones). Admission for adults will be Β£4.50; there are no details yet about discounts for children etc. Iain Lewis has registered a website at coalvilleshow.co.uk which will be live in a few days' time. Please don't ask me any questions - I'm just the messenger in this case. O0 this post has been put on modelboatmayhem
    3 years ago by jtdavid
    Forum
    model shows
    I AM SO SAD TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES WELL BEYOND my personal CONTROL. This is not my fault at all so please DO NOT blame me. I will be sending out an email to all clubs and
    traders
    confirming this....... If anyone want's to contact Mark WIlliams this was posted by Stavros on rcmb fourum and model boatmayhem canceling coalville
    3 years ago by jtdavid
    Response
    PT109
    Yes I have looked at battlecraft too. They have a good selection of deck fittings but as you say a bit pricey. I am going to be at the Ellesmere Port Model Boat Show this weekend (Saturday). There might be some
    traders
    there with what I am looking for, but would still have liked contacts on the net for future reference. Are you going to be there Lauriem πŸ’­ (not sure if you live close enough).
    3 years ago by blucher
    Event
    Model Boat Show
    Ellesmere Port Model Boat Show on 5th and 6th March A two day event at the National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port.
    traders
    and Model Clubs exhibiting.
    3 years ago by 4clubs
    Event
    Blackpool Model Boat show
    Blackpool model show will be held at Blackpool Sports Centre Stanley Park https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en-GB&gbv=2&um=1&ie=UTF-8&fb=1&gl=uk&cid=5987046403067764942&q=blackpool sports centre&sa=X&ei=EcU0VfQxx-9ojviBqAc&ved=0CBQQtQMwAA&output=classic&dg=brw Blackpool Sports Centre West Park Drive Blackpool FY3 9HQ As for Parking don't worry there are spaces for over 4000 cars apparently. We are hoping to have the Indoor pool which the Show Is known for,lighting which has allways been a bone of contention obviously being a sports centre wont be In Issue ! There are plenty of toilets both disabled and able bodied.
    traders
    will be In attendance as allways...........MORE INFO CLOSER TO THE SHOW Clubs are as ALLWAYS WELCOME to attend. ADDMISION PRICES.....................................To Be announced if you want ANY MORE Info at this stage then please contact Mark 01606891999 or Myself
    4 years ago by Dave J
    Forum
    Blackpool Model Boat show
    I was going to attend Blackpool but decided a long weekend in the lakes was a better option. With the feed back from club members I took the right option, it was not a brilliant show and lack of
    traders
    was one reason.
    4 years ago by Ian_C
    Forum
    Blackpool Model Boat show
    Not a bad turn out from the
    traders
    , but I was disappointed with the club support. That was Saturday, On sunday, you could do a head count of the visitors, by 2 pm, the hall was practically empty. As I traveled from South Wales, I was very disappointed in the show, and will not be attending next year.
    4 years ago by KenThompson
    Forum
    Blackpool Model Boat show
    100% true Alan, the event organisers are charging ridiculous money for
    traders
    . I was chatting to a well known model boat manufacturer who hasn't attended the shows for some time now, they reckon they have to sell in excess of 17 full kits before they start to turn a profit. I will try the Warwick show next month, it was very good last year with plenty of
    traders
    and some excellent model club stands.
    4 years ago by Flack
    Forum
    Blackpool Model Boat show
    I agree with you Shaun, I was only there for 1 1/2 hours, bought what I could find, looked at the few models and left. There will be one less trader next year as Modeltimbers will not be attending any more shows. I know one trader who thinks that the charge for a table at shows has got beyond a joke, couple that charge with traveling expenses, and often having to stay overnight, plus what is stolen off the stall I'm not surprised there are getting less
    traders
    at these shows. Alan
    4 years ago by AlanP
    Event
    Model Boat Convention 2015
    I attended the show with Crewe & District MBC where we had two stands, one for our club models and another for Joe Sydlowski's super 1:72 scale model of the USS Arizona, which was voted Best in Show by the Exhibitors, receiving the Robin Woodall Memorial Trophy, sponsored by the Woodall Family. We participated in the Tug football with the Ribble MBC and whilst not winning we managed to give a very credible stand against their greater numbers and more experienced tug footballers. We had a really great time and the matches seemed popular with the public, probably because there are no rules and many sinkings on both sides. We look forward to next year and as many asked where we sourced our tugs, which are a suitable replacement for the now discontinued Pollux tugs used by Ribble, I sourced from Amera Plastic Mouldings in Northumberland (www.amera.co.uk). The show was well up to its usual standard with masses of models on display and lots of
    traders
    in attendance. As usual the event was in the safe hands of Jean Barlow and her committee plus a raft of helpers who made the event so pleasing to attend. On behalf of all who attended I offer our gratitude and thanks and look forward to attending next year on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August 2016 at Haydock Park.
    4 years ago by Dave M


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