Scaleforum North 2018

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Phil O
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Scaleforum North 2018

Postby Phil O » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:39 pm

Hi

Is there a date yet for Scalefour North? Please.

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David B
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Re: Scaleforum North

Postby David B » Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:03 pm

April 14th/15th. See here: https://www.scalefour.org/scalefournorth/ Been up for a long time.

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Re: Scaleforum North

Postby Phil O » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:32 pm

Thanks, I obviously missed it.

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Re: Scaleforum North 2018

Postby John McAleely » Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:35 pm

Members will have received the guide with their most recent Scalefour News. I’ve just uploaded it for all to download:

www.scalefour.org/scalefournorth/2018

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Re: Scaleforum North 2018

Postby kelly » Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:03 pm

Looks like it will be another great show. Should be there again, not booked a hotel yet, so might only come up for one day this year as finances have become tighter since last year.
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Re: Scaleforum North 2018

Postby David Thorpe » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:52 am

I shall be coming down by train. Incidentally, if anyone out there is a Tesco clubcard member, you can if eligible get a new one year senior railcard for £15 worth of clubcard vouchers (normal price £30).

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Re: Scaleforum North 2018

Postby John McAleely » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:33 am

For those planning to use the Bring & Buy, I have just posted this year’s forms here.

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Re: Scaleforum North 2018

Postby petermeyer » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:55 pm

Will there be a test track?

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Re: Scaleforum North 2018

Postby Flymo748 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:07 pm

petermeyer wrote:Will there be a test track?


Peter,

No test track, I'm afraid. But I'm sure that if you smile at a layout owner or two, they will give you a period of "running rights". Particularly on the Sunday when shows are traditionally quieter.

How else would you explain the appearance of a Great Eastern Railway Coffepot deep in GWR country?

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Is it DC or DCC that you are looking to test?

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Re: Scaleforum North 2018

Postby petermeyer » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:36 am

It's DC. Works fine on my smallish end-to-end layout but would be nice to see it stretch its legs on something large and round.

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Re: Scaleforum North 2018

Postby Hardwicke » Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:30 pm

petermeyer wrote:would be nice to see ....something large and round.

That's no way to describe members ! :D
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Steve Carter
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Re: Scalefour North 2018

Postby Steve Carter » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:47 pm

Only three more sleeps until this years Scalefour North starts with another great line up not to be missed.

Looking forward to welcoming old and new friends on the Society Stand. Come and say hello.

Hope to see you this weekend.

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Re: Scaleforum North 2018

Postby mikeknowles » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:18 am

Well it may be three sleeps for you Steve but for those of us suffering the stress and anxiety of exhibiting at a society show for the first time with our first attempt at a P4 layout there isn't going to be much sleeping done!

So in addition to the sublime of the likes of Pulborough, Clutton etc I'll be there with my (work in progress) layout Boston Frodsham. Please go easy on me.

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Hope this doesn't deter too many people from attending what should be a great show which I'm really looking forward to (though with some degree of trepidation)!

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Re: Scaleforum North 2018

Postby bevis » Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:34 pm

Far from being a deterrent I'm now really looking forward to seeing the real thing!
Good luck!
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Re: Scaleforum North 2018

Postby mikeknowles » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:17 pm

bevis wrote:Far from being a deterrent I'm now really looking forward to seeing the real thing!
Good luck!
Bevis


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Re: Scaleforum North 2018

Postby Steve Carter » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:30 pm

bevis wrote:Far from being a deterrent I'm now really looking forward to seeing the real thing!
Good luck!
Bevis


So am I.

Looks fantastic Mike.

I’ll drop by and say hello. I’ll be looking out for a person with ‘bags under their eyes’ from lack of sleep :shock:

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Re: Scaleforum North 2018

Postby RobM » Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:42 pm

mikeknowles wrote:Hope this doesn't deter too many people from attending what should be a great show which I'm really looking forward to (though with some degree of trepidation)!


I remember my first time which was at Scaleforum and my first P4 layout (in fact first ever layout)......triple checked to see that I had loaded everything in the car, then double checked again.......
Angst when it was announced that the public were entering on the Saturday morning......but all went well. People were easy on me.
You will certainly enjoy the experience and camaraderie and once home on Sunday night will wonder why you had misgivings.
Enjoy the weekend........I will be attending thanks to Ken who is driving me there.......I'll come and say hello........I'm the one with his arm in a sling!!!!
Good luck!!!!...... :thumb
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Re: Scaleforum North 2018

Postby CDGFife » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:18 am

Been there - had those worries and I would echo what Rob has said.

The only additional bit I would add is try and make sure you get a few little breaks over the weekend. At Scaleforum in 2015 it was 1530 on the Saturday before I realised I'd not even stopped for a drink!!!

Looks good and I'm also looking forward to seeing it in the flesh.

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Re: Scaleforum North 2018

Postby mikeknowles » Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:32 pm

Many thanks to everyone for their support and encouragement.

Looking forward to meeting up with you all!

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Re: Scaleforum North 2018

Postby steve howe » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:43 pm

I echo those sentiments. I took Horsley Bank to Scaleforum when it was at Leatherhead which was its first 'proper' outing, not knowing what to expect. By 10.15 the crowd was five deep around the layout (which is only 4' long!) and it amazed me the warmth of reception it received. Went home with the Ken York trophy!!

It'll be great, enjoy :D

Steve

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Re: Scaleforum North 2018

Postby DougN » Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:41 am

I think that people such as I who can not exhibit at scalefourum, but do attend when possible, appreciate those that do manage to exhibit and put on show their handy work. Rob may not remember when he exhibited in 2014 that I really liked his layout as we had all seen it grow here on the forum.

I am mightily impressed with Mikes layout so far. We unfortunately all tend to do modelling on our own generally and to see progress such as Mike's, Robs, Jim's Brettnell rd et al all encourage us to all do something and push us from the arm chair. This is one of the differences I believe to that of the local club (well it certainly is compared to those here in Melbourne) when the work is to the standard of the lowest member and there is also the politics of the clubs. This is the great thing about the society in that the exhibitions and support here on the forum, with little politics with the general membership.

So have a great weekend enjoy the days, don't forget to eat and drink and engage with the larger membership which tends not to be on here :thumb
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Re: Scaleforum North 2018

Postby RobM » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:16 am

DougN wrote:Rob may not remember when he exhibited in 2014 that I really liked his layout as we had all seen it grow here on the forum.

Doug, I do remember, it was good to meet you......
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Re: Scaleforum North 2018

Postby martinm » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:48 pm

Great show, as usual.
Thanks to all concerned,
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Re: Scaleforum North 2018

Postby Andrew Ullyott » Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:21 pm

Just back home from a long, tiring but thoroughly enjoyable day in Wakefield. Quite a round trip from Somerset but worth it.
The room seemed busy all day and there was lots to see and spend money on. I thought the layouts were all very good and I was especially impressed by the new lever frame and interlocking kits.
Having missed scale forum back in September it was good to soak up some inspiration!
Well done to all concerned.
If you're debating whether to go tomorrow, I'd recommend it.

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Re: Scaleforum North 2018

Postby John McAleely » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:15 pm

Andrew Ullyott wrote:If you're debating whether to go tomorrow, I'd recommend it.


Tickets booked. Looking forward to it!


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