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by chrisf
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side
Replies: 39
Views: 6464

Re: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side

Staying close to Wembley Stadium for the weekend, so will need to be aware of train times back into London, but willing to join a group looking for food after the close of events at Scaleforum on the Saturday. If all else fails there should be room on or near my table at the Old Millwrights [booked...
by chrisf
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side
Replies: 39
Views: 6464

Re: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side

If I recall correctly - always a big if! - Weston Turville was where much of the filming was done for "The Vicar of Dibley".

Chris
by chrisf
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side
Replies: 39
Views: 6464

Re: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side

I've just booked what I hope will be a suitably sized table at the Old Millwrights Arms from 7 pm on Saturday 28th September. I hope those planning to join me will enjoy the experience!

Chris
by chrisf
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side
Replies: 39
Views: 6464

Re: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side

Tim V wrote:There was a story of a group of members of the society going to a night club ...


Oh, do tell!

Chris
by chrisf
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side
Replies: 39
Views: 6464

Re: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side

Here is an update, now that my holiday has worn off. The list of venues for evening entertainment, ie pubs and restaurants, in and around Aylesbury over Scaleforum weekend is attached to this post. I understand that it will also be included in the S4um show guide. If a favourite haunt of yours has b...
by chrisf
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side
Replies: 39
Views: 6464

Re: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side

With a mere two months to go before Scaleforum I should give a progress report. First, on the main thread I offered to do what I did last year, which is book a table and see what happens. I have already invited anyone who has nothing to do on the Saturday night to send me a PM and we'll sort somethi...
by chrisf
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 14436

Re: Scaleforum 2019

I've been through the far from splendid isolation on Saturday night at a two-day show far too often. Last year I took a punt and booked a table at an eating place within stumbling distance of my accommodation. Some other people turned up and we had quite a good tme. I am minded to do that again thi...
by chrisf
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 14436

Re: Scaleforum 2019

During the seven or so years I have been going to Scalefour North I cannot recall seeing anyone wearing a name badge except for exhibitors and committee members and me (I must have missed Allan when he had one). And while I appreciate that people cannot be made to wear name badges they can at least...
by chrisf
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 14436

Re: Scaleforum 2019

I reckon the social aspect is also important. Meeting old chums and exchanging reminiscences of the year's modelling successes and disasters. I'm sure that's good - if you know people at the show and have "old chums" there. If you come from an area that has very few P4 modellers and as a ...
by chrisf
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Chilterns
Topic: Meeting report, December 2018 and January 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 1892

Meeting report, December 2018 and January 2019

The meeting on 19th December was hosted by John Turner, who showed visitors the progress that he had made on his layout, set in the 1930s Cotswolds. We regret that a more detailed report is not available. On 16th January the Group met at Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, in the lee of St Albans Abbey where or...
by chrisf
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side
Replies: 39
Views: 6464

Re: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side

While this thread is active, I ought to mention that hardly any recommendations have been notified to me. At this rate the list will fit on the back of a stamp ...

Chris
by chrisf
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Chilterns
Topic: Meeting report, November 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1448

Re: Meeting report, November 2018

Not in the slightest, Bernie! Our catchment area is deliberately elastic.

Chris
by chrisf
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Chilterns
Topic: Meeting report, November 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1448

Meeting report, November 2018

Eleven members attended the meeting at the Engineer, Harpenden, on 21st November. John Turner showed level crossing gates that he had designed in CorelDraw and had made by York Modelmaking. Chris Foren passed round a holding tool and a wagon body to which he hoped to introduce an outward bow. Tom Fa...
by chrisf
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side
Replies: 39
Views: 6464

Re: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side

Rod

Not one I know. Thanks for the recommendation!

Chris
by chrisf
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side
Replies: 39
Views: 6464

Re: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side

Martin, many thanks for your contribution - duly noted. Les, thank you for your thoughts. I was indeed hoping for the experiences of members and we have now made a useful start. David, I take your point. Any list can only be a snapshot in time for the reasons that you give. Can we work together, do ...
by chrisf
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side
Replies: 39
Views: 6464

Re: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side

This post is by way of a bump. Much as I would love to investigate the fleshpots of Aylesbury single-handed, at my age one must be realistic. I need therefore to repeat my request for recommendations, both positive and negative, of places to eat, drink and be merry in and around Aylesbury to help me...
by chrisf
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Chilterns
Topic: Meeting report, October 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 1000

Meeting report, October 2018

Ten members sat down to lunch at the Engineer on 17th October, joined later by four non-diners. In the meeting proper Alan Rhodes showed a medication dispenser with modelling applications, a part painted Modelu figure and George Dent’s latest book on weathering. Tony Manktelow brought two long wheel...
by chrisf
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side
Replies: 39
Views: 6464

Re: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side

David and Terry, many thanks to you both. We have a good foundation on which to base a new guide. Thr next step is to solicit recommendations. It will help me greatly if anyone who has eaten or imbibed in and around Aylesbury in the past couple of years could post details, both of good places and of...
by chrisf
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 19007

Re: Scaleforum 2018

The Millwrights was OK by me, very nice (Cheese) Sausage and Mash (they were vegetarian. I hadn't read the menu properly!) and the beer was very good. Company was excellent, Chris's knowledge of retro popular music was extraordinary ! I don't think model railways was mentioned hardly all evening. I...
by chrisf
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019 - the social side
Replies: 39
Views: 6464

Scaleforum 2019 - the social side

Yes, you read that correctly. As a "reward" for a couple of inopportune comments about aspects of the 2018 social fringe, I have been tasked with looking into eating and drinking facilities - pubs, restaurants etc - which would be good places to go on the Friday and Saturday nights of the ...
by chrisf
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 19007

Re: Scaleforum 2018

Steve, I have a cunning plan. The first element will be a new thread.

Chris
by chrisf
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 19007

Re: Scaleforum 2018

I commend your efforts as a “social secretary” this year and am pleased to hear that your Saturday evening was enjoyable. Perhaps you would consider producing a “social guide” and submit it to the Forum and Scalefour News to assist attendees in choosing suitable places to eat, drink and be merry ne...
by chrisf
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 19007

Re: Scaleforum 2018

I'll deal with my impressions of S4um proper in a separate post but if I may I should like to say something about the social fringe. As the de-facto front man of the Saturday night "Millwrights gang", as Bernie so diplomatically put it, I should like to thnk all who contributed to the even...
by chrisf
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Chilterns
Topic: Meeting report September 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 995

Meeting report September 2018

The six-monthly evening meeting in Bedford on 19th September attracted seven members and we had a fair bit to admire. Dennis Stephens had acquired via eBay a Bachmann Super D loco and tender body and all necessary Gibson wheels for £5 but the Bill Bedford chassis kit set him back rather more. Tony M...
by chrisf
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Rumney Models - New Items Coming Soon
Replies: 85
Views: 22885

Re: Rumney Models - RCH 1927 Tank Wagon Underframes, BR Plate Freight Bogies, Wagon Castings

As for time I'd prefer to spend it making something which will work and look the part, than laboriously sanding down cast sideframes which still wouldn't cut the mustard. Has anyone else found that you can only sand down the cast frames so far before no more metal is removed and the file switches t...

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