Author Topic: Wilton Show April 2017  (Read 1105 times)

Online Vixen

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 469
  • Hampshire UK
Wilton Show April 2017
« on: March 17, 2017, 06:53:51 PM »
Is anyone planing to go to the The Wilton model engineering and hobbies exhibition which is being held on April 1 and 2 at the Michael Herbert Hall, South Street, Wilton, Near Salisbury Wiltshire SP2 0JS. in the UK.
This is a biannual exhibition run by the Sarum (Salisbury) club. There is always a good turnout of traction engines and other interesting models. All profits go to the local hospital. In addition to model exhibits, there will be a few trade stands, and refreshments will be available. Parking is free and there is disabled access. Admission is 4.

Mike
« Last Edit: March 17, 2017, 08:56:06 PM by Vixen »
It is the journey that matters, not the destination

Online Vixen

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 469
  • Hampshire UK
Re: Wilton Show April 2017
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2017, 12:24:53 PM »
Just a reminder for those members living in the south of England.

The Wilton model engineering and hobbies exhibition which is being held on April 1 and 2 at the Michael Herbert Hall, South Street, Wilton, Near Salisbury Wiltshire SP2 0JS. in the UK.
This is a biannual exhibition run by the Sarum (Salisbury) club. There is always a good turnout of traction engines and other interesting models.

Mike
It is the journey that matters, not the destination

Online Vixen

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 469
  • Hampshire UK
Re: Wilton Show April 2017
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2017, 01:10:44 PM »
A very pleasant weekend displaying some of my engines at the Wilton Model Show. This is a small club show near Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK. There were many traction engines, both model and full size, steam ploughing engines and exquisitely modeled steam fairground rides in abundance. Also lots of boats and racing yachts. Only one trade stand trying to sell overpriced rusty junk. Sadly, the visitor attendance was very low and the organisers may not be able to afford to run the show again.




"Happiness is a lovely pair of big Bristols"




Two Mercedes Benz W165 GP engines under construction

Mike
« Last Edit: April 03, 2017, 10:17:09 PM by Vixen »
It is the journey that matters, not the destination

Online Jo

  • Administrator
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 10176
  • Hampshire, england.
Re: Wilton Show April 2017
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2017, 02:36:34 PM »
I wonder whose engines those are  :embarassed:

Jo
Usus est optimum magister

Online Vixen

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 469
  • Hampshire UK
Re: Wilton Show April 2017
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2017, 02:43:29 PM »
On Saturday (1st April) one guy asked if I had built these engines. I found myself saying "Sometimes you get lucky at a car boot-sale" He must have swallowed that because he then asked how much they cost to buy. I could not resist saying "Oh it was something like 25, I think"

He walked away muttering something I could not quite hear.

Mike >:D >:D >:D ;D
It is the journey that matters, not the destination

Online Jo

  • Administrator
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 10176
  • Hampshire, england.
Re: Wilton Show April 2017
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2017, 02:51:11 PM »
Bad Boy   ::)  Bad, bad boy  :lolb: 

Will you be bringing them to the Guildford show? Mike Coles is promising to bring up his Scorpion to show us  :naughty:

Jo
« Last Edit: April 03, 2017, 04:53:54 PM by Jo »
Usus est optimum magister

Online Vixen

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 469
  • Hampshire UK
Re: Wilton Show April 2017
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2017, 03:16:02 PM »
Jo,
They have been displayed at Guildford every year since since I started building them. People must be tired of seeing them and just walk past.

Oh, the guy came back later when he realised he had been April fooled and we had a long chat about the details of each model. So all ended well.

Mike :LittleAngel: :LittleAngel:
It is the journey that matters, not the destination

Offline Bluechip

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 496
  • Derbyshire
Re: Wilton Show April 2017
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2017, 09:06:17 PM »
Beverleys have two lovely pairs of big Bristols ....  ;D

Dave

Online Vixen

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 469
  • Hampshire UK
Re: Wilton Show April 2017
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2017, 09:22:21 PM »
So did Dolly Parton

Mike
It is the journey that matters, not the destination

Offline zeeprogrammer

  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4946
  • West Chester, PA, USA
Re: Wilton Show April 2017
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2017, 11:16:44 PM »
 :lolb:

For shame. For shame.

Carl (aka Zee) Will sometimes respond to 'hey' but never 'hey you', whistles, and certain dinner bells.
"Found a peanut."
To work. To work. Zee-The Thread Trasher.

Offline Walsheng

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 205
  • Norfolk, MA
    • Walsh Engineering
Re: Wilton Show April 2017
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2017, 12:59:12 AM »
So did Dolly Parton

Mike

Wasn't she the one that said "it costs a lot of money to look cheap"

Nice looking models. Any more pictures from the show?

John

Offline Bluechip

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 496
  • Derbyshire
Re: Wilton Show April 2017
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2017, 09:20:45 AM »
So did Dolly Parton

Mike

Wot !! Blackburn Aviation built Dolly Parton ?? I never knew that ....  :headscratch:   ;D

Dave

Offline 90LX_Notch

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1099
  • North Eastern Pennsylvania USA
    • YouTube Channel
Re: Wilton Show April 2017
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2017, 11:30:21 PM »
A very impressive display of your engines Mike.

-Bob
Proud Member of MEM

My Engine Videos on YouTube-
http://www.youtube.com/user/Notch90usa/videos

Online Tennessee Whiskey

  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3122
  • Springfield, Tennessee. USA
Re: Wilton Show April 2017
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2017, 12:21:32 AM »
Looks like a lovely show. I've seen local car clubs suffering the same woes here on efforts vs. attendance, sad. Being a Tennessean, can't let Dolly pass. Boys, it may very well be an aviation or structural steel fabricator that keeps Dolly going, cause at her age, it takes a structure  of engineering excellence to to keep things um, well, um, you know  :lolb:

Eric

Online Jo

  • Administrator
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 10176
  • Hampshire, england.
Re: Wilton Show April 2017
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2017, 07:58:03 AM »
Being a Tennessean, can't let Dolly pass. Boys, it may very well be an aviation or structural steel fabricator that keeps Dolly going, cause at her age, it takes a structure  of engineering excellence to to keep things um, well, um, you know  :lolb:

As a woman gets older the only thing that remains committed to showing her any interest is gravity  ::).

Jo
Usus est optimum magister