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2019 Railway Exhibition - at the Showground - 2nd/3rd February.

Discussion in 'Events' started by Gramaisc, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. BobClay

    BobClay Well-Known Forumite

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    What is that bike, a Norton Jubilee maybe … ? :teef:
     
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  2. BobClay

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    It wasn't me, I'm innocent, I've got a fool proof alibi, I've never even been to Hartlepool. (Delete which not applicable.) :heyhey:
     
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  3. Gramaisc

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    I can assure you that it was you, even if you were only there "in spirit"...

    He quoted me as stating that "I have successfully circumnavigated the Norwegian", which related to me just managing to get to the bar and back during your Scandinavian-influenced performance.
     
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    Having never been to a model railway exhibition, I decided to venture along yesterday. I have to say I was impressed by the scale of the event; I never realised just how big this hobby actually is.

    Thank you @Gramaisc for the photos.
     
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  5. Gramaisc

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    The availability of Chinese manufacturing skills has transformed it in recent years.

    Not long ago, you would have seen few exhibits that were operated by anybody without a pension book.

    My own little niche of it was virtually impossible to follow fifteen years ago, unless you made everything yourself - now stuff is appearing too fast..


    Sunday is generally a better day to attend, a little quieter than the Saturday often is, although the actual weather on the day can affect the situation.

    The car parking was OK this year, it can often be a bit disorganised and swampy.

    There is a larger event at the NEC in November, the Warley show, but that is not for the fainthearted, it's close to being suitable as an SAS urban warfare selection test.
     
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    We considered taking the boy - who LOVES model trains, and train sets but thought it slightly wiser not to for ours and everyone else's there's sanity.

    We may consider it for next year...
     
  7. Gramaisc

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    Sanity is not required, in fact, it's probably best avoided.

    The Haywood show is on this year, I think, a lot smaller for a first attempt...

    Probably around October.
     
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    26/27 October
     

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