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Midlands Model Engineering Show 2018
« on: September 29, 2018, 08:01:56 AM »
The next big UK model engineering show is only a few weeks away the Midlands Model Engineer show. I was just wondering if anyone else was planning on going and if we could meet up for a coffee  :)

Like last year I am planning to go on the Thursday to pick up some Alyn Foundry castings from Andy (Chipmaster)  :pinkelephant: I know a couple of our members are having a display table at the show but I will let the Mike's tell you about what they are taking.

I will be picking up my ticket this coming week as they are cheaper if you book in advance and even cheaper if you buy in bulk via a club  ;)

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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2018
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2018, 08:13:51 AM »
I might go but will decide the day before depending on what work I have on and the weather.

That means I will pay full price for my ticket rather than blag a freebee, can't complain about the loss of shows if you don't support them by paying for entry. ;)

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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2018
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2018, 08:25:08 AM »
That means I will pay full price for my ticket rather than blag a freebee, can't complain about the loss of shows if you don't support them by paying for entry. ;)

blag a freebee  :o

This is my Xmas present and fuel compensation for picking up some flywheels - full discounted priced was paid to the show organisers for my ticket (but not by me  :mischief: )

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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2018
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2018, 09:45:20 AM »
Hi Jo,

I have purchased tickets for both Thursday and Friday and shall be there pm on the first day and am on the second and then driving home again.

Blackgates are bringing my order for completion of the Clarkson Tandem you sold me two years ago and I have other items to collect s well.

Hopefully see you at a coffee stall or something for a chat  :cheers:

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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2018
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2018, 10:11:51 AM »
Mike Tull, Harry Williams and myself are sharing a stand at the Midlands show. we should have 10 engines on display.

I am taking 7 engines, Harry will have a Gnome and a Anzani Y type and Mike is taking his brilliant Bristol Jupiter.

I'm hoping to be there everyday and Mike is hoping to be there Friday and Saturday.

     See you there.
     Mike

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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2018
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2018, 12:25:29 PM »
Just printed my ticket off ( Old Codgers Edition    :Lol: :Lol:    )

Stashed away in the Subaru so I don't lose it ...

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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2018
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2018, 12:27:56 PM »
Dave

Call by our aircraft engine table and say hello.

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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2018
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2018, 12:36:38 PM »
Dave

Call by our aircraft engine table and say hello.

MIke

I certainly will, Mike  :ThumbsUp:

I think Jo mentioned it was your turn to supply the 'Sticky Wotsits' ??   :lolb:

Or maybe my memory is adrift  :headscratch:  :old: Hmmmmmmmmm.

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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2018
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2018, 10:20:29 AM »
See you there. I'm going on Thursday.

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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2018
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2018, 12:13:02 PM »
I'm going on Thursday.  Will certainly be visiting the IC engine stand.

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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2018
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2018, 04:04:22 PM »
I will be going on Saturday with Clare in the club.....sorry she is not in the club !! so to speak but she will be carrying   OOPS ...my purchases that is .........!!
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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2018
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2018, 08:46:27 PM »
I am hoping to get there on Friday if I can get a lift with a friend of a friend.... :help: Brother in law was going but HER THAT MUST BE OBEYED has banned him.  :Director: :Director: :hammerbash:  :old: JC
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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2018
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2018, 08:25:40 AM »
If anyone is going to the show on Thursday I am planning to go to the canteen area for a coffee about 11:30. I'll try to remember to wear my IC engine Builders Group Badge - Please come and say hello  :)


Cakes and castings might be needed  :thinking:

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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2018
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2018, 08:55:05 AM »


Cakes and castings might be needed  :thinking:

Jo

Sticky wotsits are back to full price in J.S.    :'(  Grasping Toerags ....   :rant: :rant:

Jaffa Cakes on offer though ...  :ThumbsUp:  Have availed myself for delivery tomorrow.

No castings.  ( PS Do you have any use for unused DVD-R blank discs ?? I seem to have lot.  :noidea:  Otherwise  ... Ye shytte binne as they said in Medieval times ... ) :D

Yours etc.

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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2018
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2018, 08:59:11 AM »
Normally I bring along the cakes to the shows ::)

No castings. 

I already have my orders in for new castings  :naughty: and someone is hoping to relieve me of an existing set   :noidea:

Jo

P.S. DVD-R discs can also be used for normal file storage e.g. model engine drawing back ups
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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2018
« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2018, 07:10:23 AM »
Another reminder the Midlands Model Engineering show starts tomorrow and the weather is looking good for the models steaming up outside  :)


Jo

P.S. I plan to be there about 9:30 for the traditional pre show car park trading of castings :naughty:
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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2018
« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2018, 02:35:36 PM »
Subaru fuelled up, tyres checked, oil level checked, washer bottle topped up.  :) Jaffa Cakes (40), Crimbo Slurp  :wine1:    and gash pot-plants ( plants in pots that is  >:D ) ready to load.

Looks like being a fine day. All we need is for the roads to stay clear of pillocks .. .  Probably shouldn't have mentioned that ...  :thinking:

Alas, no castings ...  :'(

Dave

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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2018
« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2018, 03:03:11 PM »
Well at least that caravan that went the wrong way along the M40 decided to do it yesterday :-[

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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2018
« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2018, 04:59:41 PM »
Jo,

I shall not be able to arrive until say around 11:00 on the Thursday and will there be any castings left to look at and haggle over.

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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2018
« Reply #19 on: October 17, 2018, 05:02:14 PM »
….will there be any castings left to look at and haggle over.

 :noidea:

You might have to go and see Blackgates for yours Mike ;)

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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2018
« Reply #20 on: October 17, 2018, 07:16:17 PM »
 :cartwheel: :whoohoo: :pinkelephant: :ThumbsUp: Got transport so will see some of you on Friday.  :old: :DrinkPint:
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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2018
« Reply #21 on: October 17, 2018, 08:17:21 PM »
Hi All

Julian and I will be going on Friday

Cheers

Rich

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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2018
« Reply #22 on: October 17, 2018, 08:19:17 PM »
Eric will be going Friday so you will have to be quick if you want to buy the last of the bargains  :)

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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2018
« Reply #23 on: October 17, 2018, 08:33:27 PM »
I will be there on the I/C engines stand on Friday and Saturday, so please call by and say Hello.

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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2018
« Reply #24 on: October 18, 2018, 05:22:30 PM »
Some pics from today's visit




















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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2018
« Reply #25 on: October 18, 2018, 05:26:34 PM »
Jonathan (scalemodel) entered his 4" Foster













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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2018
« Reply #27 on: October 18, 2018, 05:30:24 PM »
Spectacular - thanks for the photos!!!

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« Reply #28 on: October 18, 2018, 05:32:26 PM »
Mike Cole's engines ( one on gun carrage by Harry Williams)











I did also bump into a very happy little girl with rusty hands  who said she was going home with a lot more castings than expected ::)

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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2018
« Reply #29 on: October 18, 2018, 06:33:40 PM »
And I took home a set of castings from said young lady.

Good day, found the bits I went for, AND a few I didn't. :cartwheel:  Best deal was a Excel 2 ton Arbor Press as near as brand new as can get, still with RS Components label on it.  RS £247 + VAT, Home and Workshop £54 +VAT. :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:

Loved all the engines on the IC Engine Builders stand and good to chat to Mike Cole again.

Appeared to be very well attended with lots of people there.

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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2018
« Reply #30 on: October 18, 2018, 07:17:30 PM »
A great day out and good to be able to catch up with Jo, Jason and some of the others. Jason has also managed to get photos of the stuff I failed to get pictures of.

No castings or arbor presses for me I'm afraid, I'm already marginal on my baggage limit for the trip back to NZ

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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2018
« Reply #31 on: October 18, 2018, 07:49:03 PM »
Thank you very much for the photos JasonB. Do I need to go tomorrow after all these superb pics????
         Of course I do, there might be some bargains left that today's visitors missed.... Very doubtful on castings though....   :old: :DrinkPint: :DrinkPint:
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« Reply #32 on: October 18, 2018, 09:53:06 PM »
Thank you very much for the photos JasonB. Do I need to go tomorrow after all these superb pics????
         Of course I do, there might be some bargains left that today's visitors missed.... Very doubtful on castings though....   :old: :DrinkPint: :DrinkPint:

Don't panic!! I was walking around at 4:45pm and there appeared to be as much available as there was when I arrived at 10:00am

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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2018
« Reply #33 on: October 18, 2018, 11:37:35 PM »
Many thanks for the pictures Jason. I hope it will be a very successful show. Certainly lots of very nice models to look at judging from the pictures you took.

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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2018
« Reply #34 on: October 18, 2018, 11:56:58 PM »
Looking good , I will be going with Norridge on saturday so please leave something for me to purchase perhaps..some flywheels would be nice ..4.5"  4.75" and 5' would be cool...will look up Mike on the i see stall !
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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2018
« Reply #35 on: October 19, 2018, 07:33:47 AM »
Finally made it home to be pounced on when someone wanted to check I had brought home the promised castings  :pinkelephant: ::) I am sure I was told there was only a couple of odd castings to be picked up  :noidea:

I'll try to sort out some photo's later the boys have just turned up and we have a bit more "gardening to do"  :facepalm:

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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2018
« Reply #36 on: October 19, 2018, 01:08:31 PM »
Hi all,

The Midlands show turned out to be very good and I also met Jo and Jason and had a chat about various things.

Now have all the required castings from Blackgates for the Clarkson Twin build and must say that the quality is better than the originals I have, so hopefully no chill spots on the trunk guides, and now no excuses for delays in turning the castings into the required shapes and hopefully correct dimensions as well.

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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2018
« Reply #37 on: October 19, 2018, 08:36:39 PM »
Just got home absolutely worn out but had a brilliant day. Such superb craftsmanship (or should that now be craftspersonship?) on display and some very friendly knowledgeable people ready to answer the most stupid questions for me. :thinking: :shrug: Met a couple of other forum members, it is nice to be able to put a face and voice to members. Even SWMBO didn't nag about the money I spent on things that I just can't live without.  :lolb: :Jester: :censored:  Many thanks to Brian for giving me a lift.   :old: :DrinkPint:
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« Reply #38 on: October 19, 2018, 08:58:06 PM »
This video of the show was posted on another forum and may give our American members an idea of the other activities and subjects that can be seen at a UK show, not just the ic and stationary engines that tend to get posted here.


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Re: Midlands Model Engineering Show 2018
« Reply #39 on: October 19, 2018, 11:12:46 PM »
Given the recent discussion regarding the state of the hobbys future this video is singularly disappointing. I watched it a couple of times and strained to scan the crowd shots searching for anybody that did not have white hair. Unless this is a 'seniors only hour' it amply demonstrates that the hobby is supported overwhelmingly by a declining demographic. Not only where there no young ones present but there were no 30 or 40 year old parents of young ones either. The future appears obvious. Regards, Paul Gough.

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« Reply #40 on: October 19, 2018, 11:47:52 PM »
Paul, it's a Friday today, the youngsters are at school, their 30-40 year old parents are at work, hence all the white hair mob.  But you're right!

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« Reply #41 on: October 20, 2018, 01:29:15 AM »
Thanks for the video. Really an impressive show!!

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« Reply #42 on: October 20, 2018, 05:51:17 AM »
A great day out and good to be able to catch up with Jo, Jason and some of the others. Jason has also managed to get photos of the stuff I failed to get pictures of.

No castings or arbor presses for me I'm afraid, I'm already marginal on my baggage limit for the trip back to NZ

Pete

Hi Pete,
 Clothes are over rated for homecoming trips! Full your bags with tools!
We got home Monday from Canada. Wifey hates putting ANYTHING in checked luggage that MAY mean the bag gets opened. SO the Snow Globe for the grand monsters she had put in carry on, (cause the wind up bit may cause problems) stayed at customs, the wind up bit wasn’t the issue, the globe was over 100 mills! MY bits go thru no problem!

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