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Southern Expo
« on: January 23, 2017, 07:08:48 am »
Saturday 18th March, Sunday 19th March. Hornchurch Sports Centre

I know we don't have a table but I shall be attending as a punter on the Saturday
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Re: Southern Expo
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2017, 07:44:54 am »
Too far for me these days, sadly.

I used to Creatively Schedule some work at Ford in Basildon, just down the road, in the old days, but not any more I'm afraid.
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Re: Southern Expo
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2017, 12:40:13 pm »
I do hope to be there at least one of the days. I know the London Modellers have a table there.

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Re: Southern Expo
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2017, 06:03:12 am »
Well as per usual TFL are testing my resolve and determination  :banghead:

Still I'll get to see parts of London I haven't before on the replacement bus service involved part of the way  :rolleyes:
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Re: Southern Expo
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2017, 12:20:21 pm »
I do hope to be there at least one of the days. I know the London Modellers have a table there.

Looks to be a NO for me right now after all the shifts got changed at work. Might go Sunday but unlikely.

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Re: Southern Expo
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2017, 05:50:15 am »
Well as per usual TFL are testing my resolve and determination  :banghead:

Still I'll get to see parts of London I haven't before on the replacement bus service involved part of the way  :rolleyes:

Just discovered I can go via Fenchurch St (rather than Liverpool St) and thus avoid the dreaded replacement bus service  :thumbsup: Looks as though I'll have a 15/20min walk at the end but weather permitting that's not a problem.

Another bonus is that I'm fairly sure I've never used Fenchurch St before so that will mean I've been through all the London Terminals  ;D

Also started to make out a small list of my wants
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Re: Southern Expo
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2017, 06:01:46 am »
Also started to make out a small list of my wants

So, how many pages are you up to now? ;D ;)
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Re: Southern Expo
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2017, 07:02:38 am »
Also started to make out a small list of my wants

So, how many pages are you up to now? ;D ;)

Those days are long gone  ;)
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Re: Southern Expo
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2017, 02:27:01 pm »
Chris....what is your chosen route for Saturday...? There is a chance me n Max may go but around lunchtime.. .
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Re: Southern Expo
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2017, 08:04:51 am »
I'm going via Fenchurch St as there's a bus replacement on my usual Liverpool St route.

So Fenchurch St to Upminster, then Distict Line back to Hornchurch. From there it's about a 10/15 min walk. I think there's a bus from Upminster which takes you there, but if you look at the TFL website it will give you loads of options.

I'll probably be there until about 1.00pm ?
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Re: Southern Expo
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2017, 02:17:09 pm »
Great stuff.....cheers
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Re: Southern Expo
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2017, 04:16:11 pm »
No trading this year, but hoping to visit show Sunday morning.

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Re: Southern Expo
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2017, 08:49:59 am »
Great little show....plenty of diverse subjects on display.....bought a couple of kits n books.....
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Re: Southern Expo
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2017, 06:07:20 am »
Enjoyable but very tiring day. At the end I spent 5 hours travelling (2 1/2 each way) for 3 or so hours at the show. Very convoluted journey  plus my knee went on the way there, if anyone sees it can they tell it to come home straight away  ;), but it was worth it.

My purchases are elsewhere but I also managed to get a chat with a few fellow wiffers and Hank (Army of One) was there in the afternoon. Some wiffs on display especially on the South Downs model club stand. One member has a very nice Luft 46 collection a few of which I've seen before. One of his new ones was a Fw 58 (I think) on floats but also with helicopter rotors ! Now I swear I've seen that somewhere else, but can't for the life of me remember where. Unfortunately the guy wasn't around everytime I popped by so I couldn't ask.

On the way home I thought I'd pop in an old haunt in Southwark opposite St Thomas's. Bad mistake, I forgot how touristy the area is now ever since Borough Market went all trendy and the Shard opened up.

Anyway a good, but as said, very tiring day.
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Re: Southern Expo
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2017, 02:13:54 pm »
Yes.....agreed....very tiring as I spent about 4hrs travelling for about 1hr 30mins at the show.....great chat with Chris....I saw that rotor/float German thingy.......and a few others. I saw a group of dinosaurs painted up as a Russian display team (deepl red on top with light blue underbelly.. ..and a red star on the back...) ...a pretty good star trek/sci fi ships display as well....
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