Sunday, 26 September 2010

Club Christmas Dinner.

Christmas is not so far off
So many people enjoyed last year’s venue – the Hare and Hounds at Otterspool – that we have booked there again after many requests from members. The pub is on Dooley Lane, Marple and SK6 7EJ in the sat-nav will get you there.
The cost will be about £21 a head and more than 30 members have already put their names down. As soon as the menus are available Mike will be passing them round but the bill of fayre is expected to be similar to last year.
You will want the date of course its Wednesday 1st December and the closing date will be about 24th of October for booking at the venue

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Hoist those sails at Etherow

Model yacht sailing is good fun and relaxing whether you have a Fiesta, a One Metre or a J Class. You can sail on your own but racing helps to improve your skills and improve the set-up of your boat.
Other members will help you sort out the sails and get the best shapes, tensions and so on to go faster – they relish good competition. Reading the wind takes time and experience – but a little flag on the mast helps!
At least the wind is free. Come and try it.

Fiesta and "J" classes shown.

- David Lee, Yacht Secretary

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Blackpool Model Boat Show

The Blackpool Model Boat Show 2010
Saturday 16th 10am till 5 & Sunday 17th October 10am till 4.00pm
The Norcalympia Hall at The Norbreck Castle Hotel, Queens Promenade, Blackpool, FY2 9AA
Lower admission than last year £4.50 on the door for all
2 day/weekend £7.50. Family tickets 9.50 2 adults up to 4 children

Refreshments and food available, Free Parking. Plenty of trade stands, Club displays, Disabled access, (all children must be accompanied)
Contact for further details 01606 891999

The Traders that generally attend the shows
ACTion R/C Electronics. Model Slipway. Cammett Ltd. Mobile Marine. Model Power. Tyne Models. Reade Plastics. Mountfleet Models. Subtech, SHG Marine, Metcalfe Moldings. Models By Design, Deans Marine, Jotika, Modeling Timbers, Coastal Shipping. Graupner Gmbh, The Model Dock. Models by Design. Prop Shop, Macs Moldings. MMB Speedline Models. A Model World, Scale Hobbies, Showcasaes Online, Matrix Jones, George Turner Models, Miskin Models (proxxon) Ship Finder General, SB Models, Peak Tools, D & M modelling Supplies,  Pandan, Carmen Craft, A1 Downundermodels, RC Model Workshop, MMi, Quartermaster,  RNLI plus others

Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition

Just in case you missed my earlier Blog don't forget its the Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition soon !
I'm trying to keep the events coming a bit earlier so you can plan your diary,but not so early that they disappear off the page!.
This is not the Model Boat Show than Mike is organising a coach trip for ,that's in November, Mike has still got a few seats left for that trip, but hurry filling up fast !

Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition
15th - 19th October 2010
Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, The Fosse, Fosse Way, Leamington Spa, CV31 1XN
10am - 5pm Daily (4pm final day)

Saturday, 18 September 2010

The George pub, Compstall

Yesterday as the cafe was not serving food (water burst) we decided to go to the George round the corner,had not been for ages as the landlord had stopped being dog friendly !
We were pleasantly surprised to see that they had changed hands again and the new landlady was very nice,friendly and a dog lover. all the dog owning old customers had come back and to top it off the meals were excellent
They do Pensioners Specials mid-week as well as the usual menu, tea and coffee as well as the usual beers
A couple of the members went over on the day of the regatta and said the food was good.
Small function room ! not big enough for the club annual dinner though !

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

The price you pay

Guess we've all been here in modelling  after buying a kit

The price you actually paid 
The price you tell your wife you paid 
The price she gets you to admit you paid 
The price you pay when she finds out what you actually paid.

Is this you

Friday, 10 September 2010

Paddler Open day

19th September
Darlington & District MBC
Paddler Open Day (paddle powered models only)
Middleton St George (just off the A67 Darlington to Yarn road)
The sailing water and clubhouse are just behind the Community Centre in the village centre.
Details on Paddleducks website
Contacts: Walter Snowdon Tel: 01642 645491 or Ian Archibald Tel: 01642 652608

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Fiesta Report sept 5

   Fiesta Report 5/09/10
Hi to all, from David Lee.

This is the fiesta report for Sunday the 5th of September 2010.
Had a very good turn out eight in all, with good weather and wind.
Had 12 races in all and no one dropped out, we all had a good day.
Please note next months race, will be for the David Swain trophy all are welcome to enter.

Results are Trevor Redford 1st, Terry Miles 2nd, David Lee 3rd, Bob Dunkerley 4th,
Richard Hemingway 5th, Keith Scammell 6th, John Munley 7th, Andy Glen 8th.
Thank you all for coming to race.

See you David Lee O.O.D

For the non-members above is a fiesta sail boat.

Monday, 6 September 2010

Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition

Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition
15th - 19th October 2010
Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, The Fosse, Fosse Way, Leamington Spa, CV31 1XN
10am - 5pm Daily (4pm final day)

Kirklees Model Club 3rd Warship day

Kirklees Model Club will be holding their third Warship /Navy Day on Sunday 12 September at Wilton Park Birstall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The theme of the day will be anything naval, it could be a tug, crash tender to a large battle ship. The day will consist of static displays and on the water displays. Depending on the number of models on display we should be able to provide under cover for most. Tea and Coffee will be also be available during the day and sandwiches. If you would like to come along I recommend the bottom car park below the main park entrance. We will have a trolley for large models and also in the park, on the same day, if you like classic cars there will be a display of these as well.

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Etherow Club September Regatta

The regatta yesterday was well attended with lots of models on display and every table on the landing stage full, there were crowds of people in the park on such a sunny day and all were showing great interest in the models and getting enrollment forms. John D with his flotilla of small boats was doing his usual busy trade in letting the youngster's have a go, bet they go to back to school with that happy thought in their heads.
The Commodore's challenge was not won outright as all the entrants completed the course, and as it was a set  criteria for the competition it was decided that all the entrants were winners really
As you've all seen pictures of rows of models at shows thought I would just show pictures of some of the unusual models there on the day.


One of the best Commodores Challenges of recent years was this model using recycling material ,same guy who made the canoe and peddler AND he's made a full size peddler that's me on it at Bury Metro Club
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