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Bristol Show 17th-19th Aug
« on: July 20, 2018, 09:23:11 AM »
I am wondering how many of us are planning to go to the Bristol Show this year.

I am planning to go on the Friday and will be taking along a couple of engines to exhibit on the ICEBG table, the rest of the ICEBG boys are staying all three days  ;)


Please come over and say hello. I would offer to bring along some edible goodies but based on past performance of the Sticky Wotsit scoff rate I doubt there will be any left by the time the show opens  :ShakeHead:

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Re: Bristol Show 17th-19th Aug
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2018, 10:32:11 AM »
Morning Jo,

I'll also be there on Friday 17th.

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Re: Bristol Show 17th-19th Aug
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2018, 10:38:01 AM »
 8) It will be nice to see you Andy.

Any chance of bringing some castings down with you from our friend :embarassed:

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Re: Bristol Show 17th-19th Aug
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2018, 10:47:13 AM »
I too am hoping to go, but it may be on Saturday.

My best regards
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Re: Bristol Show 17th-19th Aug
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2018, 11:39:04 AM »
I was going to decide nearer the time but if there is going to be a boot full of castings may go on the Friday rather than the Saturday that looked more likely. There is nothing like a dodgy deal in a carpark ;)

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Re: Bristol Show 17th-19th Aug
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2018, 11:55:02 AM »
There is nothing like a dodgy deal in a carpark ;)

Its been a long time since we haven't done trading in the car park, I've even known the traders with their own stands in the show come and join in the fun  :mischief:

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Re: Bristol Show 17th-19th Aug
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2018, 12:02:11 PM »
Yes I did notice the mass exodus from within the Guildford site when you said you were going for a fondle in the carpark :embarassed:

I wonder if Irish Dave is going, he may have some casting sets to offload.

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Re: Bristol Show 17th-19th Aug
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2018, 12:10:18 PM »
Keep Eric away from the sticky wotsits he scoffed most of them last time. I shall be there from Thursday.

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Re: Bristol Show 17th-19th Aug
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2018, 12:49:30 PM »
Keep Eric away from the sticky wotsits he scoffed most of them last time.

I heard that excuse before Mike :lolb:

Will you be bringing any "spare" casting sets with you in case anyone wants to make an Anzani (I know you are trying to fund an additional casting set of your own :embarassed: )

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Re: Bristol Show 17th-19th Aug
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2018, 10:39:06 AM »
I will bring a couple of Anzani Y type sets, yes I need to save up for a big set of castings.

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Re: Bristol Show 17th-19th Aug
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2018, 11:06:06 AM »
:headscratch: Mike, have I not sent you the additional drawings for the mods for the W type and the 6 cylinder versions.

Based on the jealousy from Jason when he was left out when we all went off for a fondle at Guildford I think it is best I don't bring my set of "those other castings"  :-X this time.

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Re: Bristol Show 17th-19th Aug
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2018, 01:11:20 PM »
I haven't seen any of those drawings yet, I hope I've made the parts correctly, well the engines run ok (sort of).

I can still remember how you bits felt so I'm ok for a few weeks, thanks.

Why are you not stopping for the 3 day's

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Re: Bristol Show 17th-19th Aug
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2018, 01:27:10 PM »
Don't worry Mike, your castings are safe. I'm not sure what reaction Jo saw when I was allowed into Eric's playroom but it was not Jealousy and I even managed to leave without feeling the need to try and talk Eric out of anything at a knock down price.

I do have a collection of ref material for "Future Projects" and of the many subjects within a radial aero is not amoung them or any other aero engine for that matter. Suppose I just like other subjects.

Anyway If the other castings from the Welsh Wizard turn up that will be plenty to keep me busy for a while especially as there are no drawings or even sketches for one of them.

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Re: Bristol Show 17th-19th Aug
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2018, 02:20:41 PM »
Why are you not stopping for the 3 day's

Because this is my first visit to the Bristol show and I am seeing what I think of it before committing to staying over.

Enjoy old Warden tomorrow Mike ;)

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Re: Bristol Show 17th-19th Aug
« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2018, 04:34:42 PM »
I haven't seen any of those drawings yet

 :headscratch: I am sure I sent you the crankshaft drawings for the six and the connecting rod for the W type.

Just in case you have lost them  ::) they are attached.

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Re: Bristol Show 17th-19th Aug
« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2018, 04:45:19 PM »
That crankshaft shaft drawing could do with having the pin diameters and lengths on the right hand side added and thread call out if the ends are threaded.

Also the 1/2" ? bearing dia to the left of the crank webs and the thick line which I assume is to space the crank from the bearing

And width and radius at the ends of the rectangular section webs

taper angle would be nice too
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Re: Bristol Show 17th-19th Aug
« Reply #16 on: July 21, 2018, 05:22:00 PM »
You don't have to worry about it it has too many cylinders for you to want to build it and  :o it is an Aero engine  :lolb:

People who are building model Anzani's will understand  ;)

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Re: Bristol Show 17th-19th Aug
« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2018, 06:09:56 PM »
Are they psychic then, I could not build a crank from that drawing even if I wanted to. You know I prefer to make engines that will run ;)

Can't even scale from the drawings as you have drawn them on IMPERIAL size paper which for the unwary will distort the size when printed onto the metric worlds A size paper :facepalm:

Hope they can understand the issues with the conrod drawings too

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PS Did I hear your pension Casting  fund has taken a dive today :LittleDevil:
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Re: Bristol Show 17th-19th Aug
« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2018, 08:10:26 PM »
Are they psychic then, I could not build a crank from that drawing even if I wanted to. You know I prefer to make engines that will run ;)

You still do not understand: those who are interested in making a 6 cylinder Anzani are told by Mike when he provides them with castings that the original crankshaft design by Les needs to be modified for the 6 cylinder engine. Mike did some fag packet sketches and I have provided him with them drawn up as  CAD outlines. The drawing provides the casting purchasers with the details they need to modify Les' original design not the entire crankshaft design  :ShakeHead:

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Re: Bristol Show 17th-19th Aug
« Reply #19 on: July 21, 2018, 09:04:39 PM »
I don't know how I got involved in all of this, I just make it up as I go along, sometime it works.

Each to his own, I like old aero engines.

Jason your engineering is the same thinking as mine, I like reading your solutions to others problems.

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Re: Bristol Show 17th-19th Aug
« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2018, 07:15:05 AM »
Ah being an addendum to the original drawing does go some way to explaining things.

Jo my couple of queries on the conrods were that the 14mm dimension does not seem to relate to a feature on either elevation and that the 16mm dimension is to the junction of the vertical side and the roundover, as the radius is not shown the depth of both forks is not defined.

Mike just trying to iron out others problems before they get to them, may have jumped the gun a bit :-[ Crank should be a fun one to turn with that undercut in the central web.

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Re: Bristol Show 17th-19th Aug
« Reply #21 on: July 22, 2018, 01:44:08 PM »
Jo my couple of queries on the conrods were that the 14mm dimension does not seem to relate to a feature on either elevation and that the 16mm dimension is to the junction of the vertical side and the roundover, as the radius is not shown the depth of both forks is not defined.

The dimension is from the centre of the crank to the top surface of the fork - We know these lengths do not foul the skirts. The thickness of the flat on the fork is given.

PS Did I hear your pension Casting  fund has taken a dive today :LittleDevil:

Thankyou for worrying but Surus and my funding will not change in my retirement: I still won't actually need to put money aside for things if I see something I want and I think the price is acceptable I am in the happy position I can buy it. Thankfully I do not have very expensive1 tastes otherwise things might be different.

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Note 1 I only have expensive tastes  :embarassed: I don't like cheap and especially not nasty  :hellno:
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Re: Bristol Show 17th-19th Aug
« Reply #22 on: July 22, 2018, 01:54:08 PM »
The dimension is from the centre of the crank to the top surface of the fork - We know these lengths do not foul the skirts. The thickness of the flat on the fork is given.

That is what I had assumed they were meant to be but it is not where the dimension lines go to as far as I can see :-\

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Re: Bristol Show 17th-19th Aug
« Reply #23 on: July 29, 2018, 07:59:19 AM »
I've acquired the map to the show  :mischief: and it looks like they have a reasonable number of traders going and a wide range of model engineering clubs :ThumbsUp:

However I should admit that I have had to withdraw my entry to the show  :( as I have been told they won't let me take my model away until after 5pm and as driving even relatively short distance still causes problems 12 months after the Elephant extraction  I doubt I would still be standing by that time let alone in a fit state for the 100+ miles drive home in the grockles traffic jam  :hellno:

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Re: Bristol Show 17th-19th Aug
« Reply #24 on: July 29, 2018, 08:05:36 AM »
Traders and club list has been available for quite a while. List here for anyone who is undecided about going under Exhibits and Traders

http://www.bristolmodelengineers.co.uk/Exhibition/exhib.htm

So does that mean you will have to pay for a ticket :LittleDevil:

The Errors on the Anzani drawings that Jo did and posted have been acknowledged and I have done some for Mike with the correct dimensions.
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Re: Bristol Show 17th-19th Aug
« Reply #25 on: July 29, 2018, 08:15:45 AM »
The list on the Bristol web page is out of date.

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Re: Bristol Show 17th-19th Aug
« Reply #26 on: August 15, 2018, 01:03:58 PM »
The sticky whotsits have been acquired for the show. I had to up rate the stocks this time as someone proved that the life expectancy of a packet of 9 is just under 2 mins at Guildford and that was after he had eaten a bacon buttie :facepalm:.

Surus has found a few strong boxes for me to put his new casting sets in so we must be nearly ready for Friday  :pinkelephant:

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Re: Bristol Show 17th-19th Aug
« Reply #27 on: August 16, 2018, 08:06:42 PM »
Have fun tomorrow   :cartwheel:   

Hope your roads are free of assoles. Your castings free of blow-holes and the sticky wotsits hold out ... I'll sit this one out at home.  :old:

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« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2018, 08:18:48 PM »
Ok Dave  :( Maybe we will see you at the midlands show in a couple of months  :ThumbsUp:


My last two items in the car (RLE and the infamous thumb chopper which is coming along as a talking point ::) ) nearly zoom-zoom time  :D  Should I do a quality check on the sticky wotsits, if they are no good I could leave them behind  :noidea:

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« Reply #29 on: August 17, 2018, 10:04:00 AM »

Ok Dave  :( Maybe we will see you at the midlands show in a couple of months  :ThumbsUp:


Jo

See you before that.   :D

The Great Hun-Yun Run ( 2018 Edition ) in a couple of weeks or so.  :ThumbsUp:

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« Reply #30 on: August 17, 2018, 04:44:45 PM »
Just got back from the Bristol show - a nice friendly atmosphere, not as many traders as the Midlands but a lot less of a scrum and more enjoyable for it.  There were some unexpected model clubs - two weirdest for me were;

Model hot air balloonists - they inflated three balloons in the hall for their demo but could only reach a height of a couple of feet before they touched the ceiling.

The RC truckers - they had laid out a road system with a garage, a truck stop and several other features and were happily driving round it at a very slow speed with lots of simulated air brake noises.

Each to their own though  ;D

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Re: Bristol Show 17th-19th Aug
« Reply #31 on: August 17, 2018, 07:10:43 PM »
Had anybody got any thoughts or pics from the show as I'm thinking of going tomorrow

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Re: Bristol Show 17th-19th Aug
« Reply #32 on: August 17, 2018, 07:36:32 PM »
Jonathan, take a few extra quid with you as there is a man there thinking of selling a nicely made Ball Hopper Monitor ;)

I'll stick a few pics up in a while

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Re: Bristol Show 17th-19th Aug
« Reply #33 on: August 17, 2018, 07:49:48 PM »
The Great Hun-Yun Run ( 2018 Edition ) in a couple of weeks or so.  :ThumbsUp:
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I have a lot of pics but it may be a while as I have just got back :-\ It was a long day very good, lots of interesting models, not so many trade stands :(

I am pleased to say sufficient sticky wotsits were taken to prevent the normal scoffing competition between certain individuals  ::) there may possibly be a couple left tomorrow (assuming someone did not take the remains back to his digs with him)

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P.S. This was that Monitor that you maybe interested in...
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Re: Bristol Show 17th-19th Aug
« Reply #34 on: August 17, 2018, 07:56:54 PM »
Not many open crank gas engines for you JG but this is what I took pics of





















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Re: Bristol Show 17th-19th Aug
« Reply #36 on: August 17, 2018, 08:02:50 PM »
And this bit of old iron seems to have followed me home.







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Re: Bristol Show 17th-19th Aug
« Reply #37 on: August 17, 2018, 08:06:24 PM »
Thankyou jason and jo

I take it you have been to the show today jason? If so what did you think as I go down most years and there are generally some nice models there.
Was there anything going on outside? ?

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« Reply #38 on: August 17, 2018, 08:11:13 PM »
Some quite nice models that I had not seen before as it was my first time there but can't really compare it to previous shows.

A few traction engines running outside.

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Re: Bristol Show 17th-19th Aug
« Reply #39 on: August 17, 2018, 08:28:59 PM »
Looks like a nice show with plenty to look at. Thanks for sharing the pictures Jason and Jo.

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« Reply #40 on: August 17, 2018, 08:34:59 PM »
Excellent show as usual, recommended! Nick

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« Reply #41 on: August 18, 2018, 03:43:36 AM »
Thanks for the posting the pics! They give me even more models to be envious of...

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Re: Bristol Show 17th-19th Aug
« Reply #42 on: August 18, 2018, 06:20:15 AM »
Sorry about the delay, that was the first long drive since my surgery and it left me dead in the water  :-[

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« Reply #43 on: August 18, 2018, 06:21:35 AM »
Second set
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« Reply #44 on: August 18, 2018, 06:24:55 AM »
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« Reply #45 on: August 18, 2018, 06:26:23 AM »
Fourth set
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« Reply #46 on: August 18, 2018, 06:27:45 AM »
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« Reply #47 on: August 18, 2018, 06:29:30 AM »
Sixth set

Finally on to the IC Engine Builders Group Models  8)

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« Reply #48 on: August 18, 2018, 06:30:44 AM »
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« Reply #49 on: August 18, 2018, 06:33:30 AM »
Eight and final set and a pic of Mike Coles 1/4 scale Gnome just after he had finished running it  8) Once Mike gets the running bug he has to run each of his engines one after another so the entire stand starts stinking of petrol and exhaust fumes  ::)

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« Reply #50 on: August 18, 2018, 06:34:56 AM »
Like Jason I did acquire some casting sets but since I arrived home they seem to have vanished  :headscratch:

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« Reply #51 on: August 18, 2018, 01:43:15 PM »
My oh my, what beautiful engines! Oh, to be able to go there... :LickLips:

Thanks for the pics. I look forward to seeing the annual pics from the various shows.

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« Reply #52 on: August 18, 2018, 02:06:50 PM »
some really nice pictures thanks for sharing them,would really be a fun show to see but on the wrong side of the pond.thanks again

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« Reply #53 on: August 18, 2018, 03:06:02 PM »
Hi Jo ,lots of good pics there ...i do like to see the labels by the models as well  .... Will you be at the midlands show  NDSME will be going on the Saturday and it would be good to meet up !!

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« Reply #54 on: August 18, 2018, 05:58:34 PM »
Thanks,

Sorry: We normally go Friday so that we can have choice of the goodies, not that I need any, or know that I need them until I see them  ::)

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Re: Bristol Show 17th-19th Aug
« Reply #55 on: August 18, 2018, 07:49:00 PM »
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What goodies did you buy???

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« Reply #56 on: August 18, 2018, 07:58:44 PM »
Nothing much just some 5C collets and a multifix toolholder. If you took into account the petrol cost then buying on fleabay would have been cheaper  :-\

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« Reply #57 on: August 18, 2018, 09:11:29 PM »
Many thanks for showing the pics. Now trying to work out what everything is.. :noidea:     Like you Joe I have trouble driving far, about 50 miles is my limit to a show and a safe drive home. Hopefully got a lift to Midlands Show like I did to Doncaster. I have asked the hopefull chaffeur to empty his boot so that more room for those thinks that you didn't know you "NEEDED" until you saw them looking for a new home. :DrinkPint:

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« Reply #58 on: August 18, 2018, 09:31:21 PM »
Thanks for the additional pictures Jo. Looks like a very nice show.

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Re: Bristol Show 17th-19th Aug
« Reply #59 on: August 19, 2018, 09:38:12 AM »
Many thanks to Jo and to Jason for posting those lovely pictures - the finish on some (most - all) of those models is something I can only dream of attaining - the pictures you two have posted have only enhanced this forum.

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« Reply #60 on: August 20, 2018, 02:00:10 PM »
Just got back and unpacked after three days at the Bristol Show, exhausted but happy. I have no photos to add to the impressive collection posted by Jo and Jason. :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:

Jo's three tubs of sticky whatsits lasted the whole three days, I even had the last remaining flapjack to eat on the journey home. :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:

The standard, the quantity and the diversity of the models on display was truly amazing, as we have come to expect at the Bristol Show. However the dwindling numbers of visitors on the Saturday and Sunday, together with so few traders is very worrying. How long can the Bristol club continue to host such a magnificent event with ever reducing income? Regrettable we have seen this decline with other shows which have eventually disappeared off the calendar. I was talking with one of the few trade stand owners, they said that for themselves, motorcycle restoration shows were taking over from the model engineering shows. I guess it is another sign of changing times. :ThumbsDown: :ThumbsDown:
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Re: Bristol Show 17th-19th Aug
« Reply #61 on: August 20, 2018, 02:06:23 PM »
Pleased you got home in one piece Mike  :) Yes it was a good show with plenty of new models to admire  8)

Don't forget you are welcome to come and visit  ;)

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« Reply #62 on: August 20, 2018, 02:32:47 PM »
Hi Jo, there are some nice engines built by George Emery amongst your pics ...but i cannot find anything about him on the net. do you know anything about this early engine builder or is there somebody that does in Bristol ,perhaps. It would be nice to find out more about him and other engines he may have built .

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« Reply #63 on: August 20, 2018, 04:21:28 PM »
Enjoyed the show on Friday and was good to chat to Jo, Mike Cole and Eric Offen. Great to see Mikes Anzani 'Y' type running.  :ThumbsUp: Gives me something to aim for.  Did not buy a huge amount but my mate Tom was very happy with his purchases.  Very good day apart from the sh.t drive home.  I got down there in 2 hours from Rugeley, it took over three to get back.  The M5 had three lanes shut and so did a nice detour all the way up the A46 as far as the M42.  I had been down past Bristol on the Thursday and was working in Buckingham from 8.a.m on Saturday for all the weekend.  Now trying to catch up with work and recover.  This retirement lark what Jo has just started is beginning to appeal.

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« Reply #64 on: October 11, 2018, 11:59:43 AM »
I have just been informed that 2018 was the last Bristol show as we have known it  :'(

They are hoping to do something next year but it will not be at the same scale as the previous shows  :(

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« Reply #65 on: October 11, 2018, 12:26:49 PM »
That's a great shame.  :'( I have enjoyed going the last couple of years and especially meeting up with the IC engine builders.

Why do they feel the need to stop running it?

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« Reply #66 on: October 11, 2018, 12:43:54 PM »
If that is true, it's yet another disaster.   :ThumbsDown: :ThumbsDown:

First we lost the Model Engineer Exhibition at Sandown, then we lost the Guildford Exhibition and now we have lost the last great show in the South of England. Soon there will be nowhere left to display our models.


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« Reply #67 on: October 11, 2018, 01:57:37 PM »

Why do they feel the need to stop running it?

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Reply #60 may give you an insight as to why our model engineering shows disappear.
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« Reply #68 on: October 11, 2018, 02:13:01 PM »
The Bristol Club also have the problem that they probably will have to relocate their club next year as the Bristol Council do not feel they are making enough money out of the part of the park the club are renting off them :-\

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« Reply #69 on: October 11, 2018, 03:02:00 PM »
Here is a link to the Bristol Club and more information on the forthcoming closure http://www.bristolmodelengineers.co.uk

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« Reply #70 on: October 11, 2018, 03:40:10 PM »
I think it is now so easy to buy whatever ME materials you need with a click of the mouse that the trade side of the "exhibitions" has declined so much. It's not like in the old days where you would make up a list over the previous few months and pick up all you need at a show because that was easier than sending an SAE for a poorly photo copied catalogue then sending off your order with cheque that hopefully also covered postage cost. Also with web sales often being cheaper the traders that are at shows can't do "show offers" so again people won't buy from a show when it can come from China for less at the click of a mouse.

If the shows are to become just exhibitons then the average deep pocketed model engineer with short arms won't travel or pay just to look at some models so this type of show does not pay and without the income from trade stands it is just not viable.

There is also the fact that there were probably too many shows, back when I started going to the Model Engineer Exhibition in my early teens it was the only show in the country and also drew in RC and figure modelers as that was all catered for in the one show .With 5 or six Model enginnering specific shows plus separate ones for RC, figures, AFV etc sales will be less as the hobbist can still only spend so much per year

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« Reply #71 on: October 13, 2018, 05:37:26 AM »
Thanks all or the photos

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« Reply #72 on: October 13, 2018, 08:04:39 AM »
 :thinking: Maybe we should start a thread about the future of ME shows.

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