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Re: Bristol Show 17th-19th Aug
« 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

Jonathan

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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)

Jo

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
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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? ?

Jonathan

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Re: Bristol Show 17th-19th Aug
« 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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Re: Bristol Show 17th-19th Aug
« Reply #40 on: August 17, 2018, 08:34:59 PM »
Excellent show as usual, recommended! Nick

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Re: Bristol Show 17th-19th Aug
« 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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Re: Bristol Show 17th-19th Aug
« Reply #43 on: August 18, 2018, 06:21:35 AM »
Second set
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Re: Bristol Show 17th-19th Aug
« Reply #44 on: August 18, 2018, 06:24:55 AM »
Third set
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