Larkrail

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David B
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Larkrail

Postby David B » Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:22 pm

I have heard that Larkrail is on Saturday 15th July. Is this correct? Are there any details anywhere because I can't find any. Anyone know anything about this?

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Re: Larkrail

Postby John Palmer » Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:50 pm

Simon Castens certainly thinks it will be on 15th July and he should know! See https://en-gb.facebook.com/The-Titfield-Thunderbolt-Bookshop-182766075097753/. Presumably will be at New Oriel Hall as usual, just up the road from the Titfield Thunderbolt.

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Re: Larkrail

Postby Tim V » Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:30 pm

Confirmed, I have a poster with those details on it. See you there?
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Re: Larkrail

Postby Flymo748 » Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:55 pm

Tim V wrote:Confirmed, I have a poster with those details on it. See you there?


Tim,

Could you scan the poster and stick it up on this thread? For the help of other who may be tempted...

I've had this in my diary for some months now. I'm hoping to be over to Bath after the Saturday morning parkrun is out of the way.

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Re: Larkrail

Postby Tim V » Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:14 pm

Larkrail.jpg
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Re: Larkrail

Postby David B » Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:41 pm

Thank you, Tim. I would like to come but I have already accepted an invitation to Yeovil MRG's open day at Martock. I might be pushing it to get to both.

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Re: Larkrail

Postby Tim V » Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:28 pm

Yes, I'd heard of the open day. But you'll miss a good show...
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Re: Larkrail

Postby Noel » Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:19 pm

For any of you who don't know the hall, it has a complex internal layout, so you may need to explore a little, or ask, to ensure you don't miss anything. It all depends on how much of it Simon is actually using this year...
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Re: Larkrail

Postby Mike Garwood » Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:25 pm

Damn...moving the daughter out of Bromsgrove and into Kiddiminster. One of the most relaxed venues with a seriously good pub just down the road!

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Re: Larkrail

Postby Flymo748 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:42 pm

Larkrail is on of those idiosyncratic shows, it appears.

However by dint of a little searching, I found this on the Titfield site;

"Attractions booked include Robin Gay's utterly fabulous "Wantage" masterpiece, Roger Bird's beautiful and unpronouncable diorama, local shrinking violet Steve Parkes slice of Wellow in 2mm scale, Tim Tinknell's Highland essay and more. In the small but perfectly formed trade department Justin Newitt returns and Alan and Modelu make a very welcome first appearance, so come dressed up for a scan!"

So I hope to see some of you there. I'm particularly looking forward to seeing how Robin's model of Wantage has progressed.

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Re: Larkrail

Postby ianpenberth » Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:42 pm

Miffed to have to miss it again this year. A Great Day Out.
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Re: Larkrail

Postby Re6/6 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:11 am

You won't be disappointed Paul!

The 'mass adjournment' afterwards to The Larkhall Inn next door is always most convivial. It's a bit 'spit and sawdust' but it does have a big beer garden.
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Re: Larkrail

Postby steamraiser » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:28 am

Copied from Simon Casten's post on RMW:


Larkrail 2017
 
Saturday 15th July 2017, 10.00am to 4.30pm
 
£4.00 admission to all comers, accompanied children free.
 
New Oriel Hall
Larkhall
Bath
1.5 miles out from bus and railway stations, bus No 7 from outside Debenhams in front of Bath Spa station.
 
Robin Gay's P4 Wantage station and Nic De Courtais' EM model of Wantage lower yard spearhead a fairly Wantage-ish show which will also hopefully see the launch of Nic’s new book on the subject from Wild Swan.
 
Roger Bird’s beautifully observed Tralee and Dingle diorama, Annascaul
 
Llanfair: Welsh Narrow Gauge from Andy Cundick
 
Portskerra: Highland Railway terminus circa 1916 EM by Tim Tinknell
 
Drews Sidings: RMweb featured Br Blue inglenook OO from Adrian Full
 
Demonstrators
 
Iain Rice will be in attendance with something jolly interesting.
Phil Copplestone will be representing S scale
Simon De Souza: Wantage Stock and plastikard modelling
Justin Newitt: fiendishly clever wagon etchings
Gordon Ashton: P4 wagon building
Ted Olney: OO kit building
Dennis Lepper figure painting, plus two G1 locos painted in full glorious Southern Maunsell livery
Dave Easto: Larger scale scratchbuilding, American boxcab
Steve Harrod: Weathered G1 diesels and new OO project
Laurie Griffin: locomotives and miniatures
Steve Parks: Wellow diorama in N
Jonathan Persse: Larger scale structure scratchbuilding
Jerry Clifford and or John Greenwood: smallscale wonderfullness
David Whitcomb and the Festiniog Railway roadshow
 
Trade
 
Dave Simpson's Gas Cupboard
 
Brian Osborn's Branchlines
 
And Alan Buttler’s ingenious ModelU come to Bath for the first time.
 
I think that's it, it all seems to fit in, I must have forgotten something….
 
As before profits go to Julian House, a locally based charity supporting the homeless, last year's event raised £600.00 
 
and finally, Roger Swan’s ode to 2016:
 
 
At The Larkrail Train Show
Let us not speak for the love
we share for these trainsets:
Let us drink Tea and look.
She, checking watch: eating cake
Tapping foot:
He, acquiring another Railway Book.
And both, Puzzled for a moment,
In this Larkhall Inglenook
 

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Re: Larkrail 2018

Postby steamraiser » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:59 am

Just paid the Titfield Thunderbolt book shop a visit and enjoyed a cup of coffee and a chat with Simon Castens.

The bad news is that due to lack of time Simon is not able to organise Larkrail this year, so will not take place.

See Simon's anouncement in the book shop's main page:

http://www.titfield.co.uk/Camrail/Camindex.htm

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Re: Larkrail

Postby RJL56 » Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:40 pm

That's a pity, oh well, maybe a Cameo version next year?


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