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Old 05-09-2017, 08:59 AM   #11
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I bet Chatham (Fort Pit) exhibition organisers weren't too pleased about that one being arranged on the same date!

Its an unwritten rule amongst most clubs not to put on shows on the same day(s) as others in the area. A scan of a few copies of railway modelling magazine soon reveals what weekends are not booked in most areas. This is exactly what my club did before settling on the second weekend of September. No other club organised shows in the county or anywhere nearby in adjacent counties.
They have two club members layouts at our show this weekend, which means they are out on the exhibition circuit a lot and possibly risk over exposure of the same layouts?


Turn up this weekend Mr Bones and you'll find us all there.
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Old 05-09-2017, 09:03 PM   #12
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I will be coming THIS weekend

The Headcorn is going in the diary and so might the Chatham one if they don't clash.
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A video of some of the layouts present has been uploaded to YouTube by SPRail
https://youtu.be/f3ZTmW8cjv0
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Looks like a very high standard on all of them. R-
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Looks like it was another good show Brian - shame work kept me away this year.
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I had a cuppa waiting for your arrival in the exhibitors area too.

I was and it went off very well. Bit lower on footfall on the Sunday but that tends to be the norm.
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I had a cuppa waiting for your arrival in the exhibitors area too.
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Probably cold by now.
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I came on the Saturday, right one this time and it was very busy. Thoroughly enjoyed the exhibition, slightly disappointed there weren't more trade stalls though. That is in no way a criticism, just my observation.

Very well organised and a very friendly atmosphere. I take my hat off to the ladies doing the teas and whom I assume made the delicious cakes.

Will be going next year.
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I came on the Saturday, right one this time and it was very busy. Thoroughly enjoyed the exhibition, slightly disappointed there weren't more trade stalls though. That is in no way a criticism, just my observation.

Very well organised and a very friendly atmosphere. I take my hat off to the ladies doing the teas and whom I assume made the delicious cakes.

Will be going next year.
I must admit that's why I never went this year
Last year was looking for more scenery and electrical stalls and alas there wasn't much but loads of train stalls
Horses for courses I guess
The exhibitions were fantastic though
The best one for what I wanted I found was the Vigo exhibition in January
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I must admit that's why I never went this year
Last year was looking for more scenery and electrical stalls and alas there wasn't much but loads of train stalls
Horses for courses I guess
The exhibitions were fantastic though
The best one for what I wanted I found was the Vigo exhibition in January
Should have come up to Bury St Edmunds Dave. Train-Tech, Coastal DCC and Layouts4U among others plus over 20 layouts. Downside was credit cards not working so the only money I spent was for a tea and the largest slice of coffee and walnut cake in the world!
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