Rod Cameron wrote:But I can't help thinking that this is all being made too complicated, and again I would refer you to the recent RMWeb 'virtual event' linked in my previous post. Maybe not appropriate for all our requirements, but a perfectly good template to work from. All that 'the Society needs to to' (and this would apply whether or not there is a 'real' Scaleforum') is to facilitate the use of this forum by setting up a new folder and subfolders and announcing it.
Thank you for drawing my attention to the RMWeb event of which I was not previously aware. It's very good indeed and i agree that it may well be the best and simplest way to proceed with a virtual Scaleforum event. I'll be interested to see if the Committee agrees and is prepared to facilitate the event as suggested. And Brinkly, I found your wagon converion demonstration very interesting as it gave me one or two ideas as to improving my own efforts which have not always been successful.
Rod Cameron wrote:Why? It's a perfectly pragmatic statement about a) the finances and b) the concept of a virtual show and how it could happen.
I'm sure it is, but that doesn't mean that it wasn't disappointing, to me at least. I was somewhat disheartend by the apparent lack of interest by the committee in getting involved with the event. In particular I felt that the suggestion that those interested should "discuss among yourselves, prepare and submit a business case of some kind" is unrealistic in the present lockdown situation. However, I think that an RMWeb type event might well get round all that.