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Poynton Model Show 2018 - Pictures
« on: December 08, 2017, 02:38:22 pm »
Apparently, there is a model show in Poynton this weekend. I only found out about it because I saw the direction signs up on lamp posts as I drove to work this afternoon. It's for all kinds of modelling, not just plastic models, details here: http://www.themodelshow.co.uk/

I shall pay a visit, probably tomorrow, and report back....
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Re: Poynton Model Show
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2017, 06:35:15 am »
Well, the show is small but good, and I forgot my camera.... :rolleyes:

Mostly railways, but a nice selection of plastic models and RC boats and planes too. The Leisure Centre has a swimming pool, so twice a day the RC boat guys are doing demonstrations in there! Had a few good chats and recognised a couple of familiar faces from other model shows.

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Re: Poynton Model Show
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2017, 03:36:05 pm »
Just took a virtual drive through there, looks like a nice little town. Enough pubs to keep one hydrated! ;D
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Re: Poynton Model Show
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2017, 03:40:30 pm »
Yeah it's a pretty decent little place. I've been going through it or to it for about 20 years now, since I've worked in two different places actually in Poynton, one in Macclesfield (through Poynton and keep going) and one in Woodford (turn right at Poynton).
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Re: Poynton Model Show
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2018, 12:01:25 pm »
This show is on again in 2018, but the dates have moved to Sept 15th and 16th. Apparently this gets the organisers more show space and facilities, which is good.

Website: http://www.themodelshow.co.uk/?page_id=1271

If you want to make a full day or even a weekend of it, the Avro Heritage Museum is just down the road one way: http://avroheritagemuseum.co.uk/

AND the Anson Engine Museum is just down the road the other way: http://www.enginemuseum.org/index.html (only open on Friday and Sunday)

I'd be more than happy to guide anyone to any of these places or provide any other help: this is my back yard.

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Re: Poynton Model Show 2018 (Sept 15th & 16th)
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2018, 12:49:57 am »
Bump, since this is on at the weekend.

I originally intended to put a What If display on this year, but a combination of communication screw-ups and my personal priorities means that I had to cancel. I don't know exactly when I'll be going as a punter because, perversely, the better the weather is, the more other things I'll need to do. I'm tentatively thinking of going for a couple of hours on Sunday afternoon, based on the weather reports.
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Re: Poynton Model Show 2018 (Sept 15th & 16th)
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2018, 05:26:13 pm »
Well it rained solidly all day so I spent about three hours at the show. It was good: rather more railway than last year, which meant the plastic model exhibitions were all in a separate room. Some of the railway displays were spectacular: an enormous 0-guage layout some 60ft long and a magnificent American mountain railway in particular. There was also a splendid diorama called Century Road, which had an array of vehicles that changed gradually from 1900 to 2000, complete with changing shop fronts in the background. There was also a 1/100th scale Bismark made entirely out of brass, and a 1/144th USN aircraft carrier, complete with some carved wooden planes, that was up for sale.

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Re: Poynton Model Show 2018 - Pictures
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2018, 02:25:43 am »
Some neat stuff there - cheers H  :thumbsup:
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Re: Poynton Model Show 2018 - Pictures
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2018, 03:24:34 am »
Lot of effort to transport on of those big layouts.  Not to mention the set up and take down time.

Got any more pics of the green beach buggy at the top of the easter egg plane photo?
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Re: Poynton Model Show 2018 - Pictures
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2018, 08:06:31 am »
Lot of effort to transport on of those big layouts.  Not to mention the set up and take down time.

Got any more pics of the green beach buggy at the top of the easter egg plane photo?

The O-guage one (2nd pic) is 60-odd feet long. If I understood correctly, different members of the club built and keep different parts and they coordinate to bring it all together at a show. I'm not sure if it can be assembled in different ways: I didn't see any obvious signs of 'modularity compromises' but maybe...

Sorry, I didn't get a specific pic of the beach buggy.
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Re: Poynton Model Show 2018 - Pictures
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2018, 08:08:03 am »
By the way folks, those French village dioramas (5th pic) were built brick-by-brick and slate by slate, with the guy moulding all his own 1/35th scale bricks and slates (he boxes of unused ones on show).... :o :thumbsup:
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