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Re: Guildford Open Day 2021
« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2021, 05:52:50 PM »
the weather looks like we may need it  :toilet_claw:

And not to shade you from the sun. :(

Its called British weather... its what makes the garden grow  ;)


It will be sad not to see you there Mike. I am going with the assumption that this is likely to be the last we can all get together.  :wallbang: I am looking forward to seeing Mike C's Stable of engines including the Scorpion, Gipsy and the Seagull he has just finished   :cartwheel:

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Re: Guildford Open Day 2021
« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2021, 06:21:10 PM »
   Hi

    I'm still going, we need to stir the air up to clear the virus.  I'm taking my gazebo, I don't know if it's water proof.
    Looks like I will be on my own for Sunday, I'm taking the Bentley, the Anzani,  the Scorpion, a Mk1 Gipsy and a V-twin I will run
    most of the engines, if it's not too wet.

     I hope too see a few people that I know.

      Mike

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Re: Guildford Open Day 2021
« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2021, 08:03:18 PM »
      I'm still going, we need to stir the air up to clear the virus.  I'm taking my gazebo, I don't know if it's water proof.
    Looks like I will be on my own for Sunday, I'm taking the Bentley, the Anzani,  the Scorpion, a Mk1 Gipsy and a V-twin I will run
    most of the engines, if it's not too wet.

Mike any chance of bringing along your Gipsy Major as well  :)

I wasn't planning on bringing many engines... can they join you in your gazebo?

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Re: Guildford Open Day 2021
« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2021, 08:19:48 PM »
"It will be sad not to see you there Mike. I am going with the assumption that this is likely to be the last we can all get together."

Jo - likely to be the last we can all get together, not understanding that phrase?

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Re: Guildford Open Day 2021
« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2021, 09:00:49 PM »
Jo - likely to be the last we can all get together, not understanding that phrase?

Some of the attendees of our group are no longer spring chickens  :old: One really needs a mobility scooter to get him across the field and he currently is in denial that he needs one  :ShakeHead:

There is also the risk that insufficient people come to the show and they down grade it to a two day track running without the other bits. The Show is already far from what it used to be  :'(

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Re: Guildford Open Day 2021
« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2021, 10:55:33 PM »
Thanks for the explanation Jo, not altogether unsurprising, hope you have a good show, would come myself but its a bit of a trek from Somerset, but one year.........who knows! 

Take some pics for the forum.......

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Re: Guildford Open Day 2021
« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2021, 02:57:35 PM »
All packed ready to go. I am taking along both of the Coles steam engines the bigger C-612 and the one that is still underway the C611.

Mike Coles has confirmed that he set off this morning for the show, which is good because I feared with so few MEM attendees that I would be left with loads of Sticky-whatsits  :facepalm: However I have been talked into leaving the boxes of Ice Cream Snickers behind, I was told with so few turning up it seemed a waste taking them as well and I have been promised that they will be eaten before I get home  :pinkelephant: so it will be just the same as if I took them with me   :noidea:

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Re: Guildford Open Day 2021
« Reply #22 on: July 02, 2021, 06:25:33 PM »

....... I feared with so few MEM attendees that I would be left with loads of Sticky-whatsits ...... :facepalm:

Jo

Do you do mail-order for the Sticky-whatsits ??   :ROFL:

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Oh! sod the journey, lets hit the bar and pool instead.

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Re: Guildford Open Day 2021
« Reply #23 on: July 02, 2021, 07:42:44 PM »
I don't expect any to be left  :ShakeHead:

If you recall last time they held the Guildford show I opened a packet of 12 Sticky-whatits handed you one, I had one and Mike C had one and before Eric could break off from his conversation, with an increasing look of concern showing on his face ( he did not let his eyes off the box) 8 more had gone missing  :headscratch: Eric blamed Mike C who denied any knowledge of what had happened to them  ::) .

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Re: Guildford Open Day 2021
« Reply #24 on: July 02, 2021, 08:22:29 PM »
Surus was probably under the table and reaching up with his trunk to get them...

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Re: Guildford Open Day 2021
« Reply #25 on: July 03, 2021, 07:06:08 AM »
Weather is looking good for the show: Overcast with the risk of the odd "light" shower later this afternoon  :D .

The first real model show for nearly two years 

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Re: Guildford Open Day 2021
« Reply #26 on: July 03, 2021, 06:39:07 PM »
Just made it back, other than one short shower it was lovely and sunny.

Mike Coles was in his element running his engines and we had lots of people interested in our display both young and old  :)

Pictures to follow (after dinner/qualifying) ::)

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Re: Guildford Open Day 2021
« Reply #27 on: July 03, 2021, 08:33:11 PM »
 :)  :)  :)  :wine1:
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Re: Guildford Open Day 2021
« Reply #28 on: July 04, 2021, 08:18:22 AM »
A bit later than intended  :facepalm:

We (IC Engine Builder's Group) set up in the main field:



Mike's large Aero engines along the front and my assortment along the side.

Looking along our engines... Mike's Gipsy:



One of his Anzanis:



His Chenery Vee Twin:



His Gipsy Major that he is still building:



His Bentley BR2:



And his ABC Scorpion:



And a highly desirable boxed set of Castings  :pinkelephant:



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Re: Guildford Open Day 2021
« Reply #29 on: July 04, 2021, 08:34:16 AM »
Round the corner...

I brought a selection of engines to enable discussion with the show attendees:



The engine on the left is a Titan 60 and next to it a Stentor. Behind Westbury's original Heinrici and my monster one. Followed by the Inverted CHUK:



Then the Coles C-612, AHC Diesel, Hicks Oscillating Engine and the Felgiebel:



On the end of the table another CHUK  :embarassed: the Coles C-611 and the Rider-Ericsson.



Overall table view:



Better view of the Hicks:



CHUK:



CHUK:



Monster Coles C-612:



And the two Heinrici's



You may have noticed in the background of these photos Mike has been setting up in his cage for engine running ;)

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