Bristol "o" gauge show 2020

Discussion in 'Exhibitions' started by bob savage, 9 September 2019.

  1. Threadmark: HOBSONS BREWERY
    bob savage

    bob savage Active Member

    We have Just found out we Have a world premier .First public outing, for Hobsons brewery curtesy of Bob Alderman and his associates of Yeovil Mrc . Find it in club corner.
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  2. michl080

    michl080 Western Thunderer

    Stuttgart actually :)

    If Lufthansa won't let me down, I hope to be there on Sunday.


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  3. bob savage

    bob savage Active Member

    Afraid our vintage bus does not collect from Bristol airport the air port link goes to Bristol Bus station, and the M3 metro link from near Bristol bus station drops at the campus a small walk through the campus follow signage (finger post )there may be some body coming from Dusseldorf last year he drove on the Friday a Jurgen
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  4. michl080

    michl080 Western Thunderer

    I don't want to push my luck. Flying to Heathrow is exciting enough. Not to mention driving on the wrong side of the road with funny cars with wheels on the wrong side either. :eek::eek:

  5. bob savage

    bob savage Active Member

    Where is your sense of adventure we have been gritting the runway especially for all our over sea visitors.( AND THE FROST )
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  6. daifly

    daifly Western Thunderer

    I haven’t seen grit used on runways since Scandinavia in the ‘70s when it was spread and melted into the ice to give a friction surface. All done with sprays nowadays.
  7. simond

    simond Western Thunderer


    Last time I looked, the wheels were on the underside... geht's nicht so im Deutschland?

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  8. michl080

    michl080 Western Thunderer

    not always...


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  9. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

    Un-sprung kraut technique :D
  10. Arun

    Arun Western Thunderer

    Many thanks to all involved at B0GG. Apart from a slight delay getting in to set up this morning, the show seemed well packed with folk prepared to spend money. I had at least 25 folk visiting the stand who said that they had heard of the HST power car on a forum and wanted to see it in the flesh.
    In spite of the constant drizzle all day, the car parks were well packed and if you've got to be on your feet all day, the carpeting helps!
    So, well organised, convenient location by a motorway junction, effective lighting and with good catering facilities.
    What's not to like.
  11. Dan Randall

    Dan Randall Western Thunderer

    It was, as always, a great show, so a big thank you to the organisers and stewards for all their hard work. :thumbs:

    I’m not sure why people were kept waiting outside until about 09:10, but I got chatting to a lovely couple in front of me in the queue, which helped to pass the time. “Have you come far?”, I asked them. “Melksham”, came the reply, which came as a surprise, as it’s only about 8 or 9 miles from Devizes, where I live. I should have asked their names - we could have car shared next year. :))

    Got a few things I needed for some ongoing projects and also picked up a couple of secondhand books (worth £46 when new), for less than £20 - result!

    It was good to meet up with several fellow Thunderers and I hope everyone else, enjoyed the show too.



    p.s. I sold a Slater’s kit via the GoG web site to some bloke named Dave and having asked him for his phone number, we had arranged to meet at the show to do the kit/cash exchange. So there I was, before the show opened, sitting on my own having a cuppa. Soon after, I was joined by fellow Thunderer, Dave Summers (a.k.a. “daifly”). “I owe you some money”, he said. “Really - what for?”, says I, then the penny dropped - Dave was Dave, but I hadn’t realised that, when he’d asked to buy the kit and he was puzzled a few days earlier, when I’d asked him for his phone number, which I already had stored in my phone! :))

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  12. Heather Kay

    Heather Kay Western Thunderer

    Best Beloved had a splendid day at the show. The venue, as others have said, is superb. Nowhere does it feel cramped, plenty of room to circulate, and even having a chat in an aisle doesn’t cause problems.

    I have to say I didn’t spend all that much, unless you count the coffee :eek:. Then again, we didn’t come to the show with a view to spending much at all. We just enjoyed the overall event. I even managed to find a car park space close to the entrance!

    So, echoing what others have said, many thanks to the organising crew for getting almost everything so right.
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  13. GrahameH

    GrahameH Western Thunderer

    Great show once again and organised to a very good standard.

    Bread and dripping for me now, well until Wednesday !
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  14. Simon

    Simon Flying Squad

    Great show as ever, thank you to all involved.

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  15. Purple-haze

    Purple-haze Western Thunderer

    Great to have so many positive comments! It makes the work to set it up more than worthwhile. It was very satisfying to see people looking cheerful and smiling after what seems to have a been very long time of gloom:)
    Thanks again for your support.

    regards Rog
  16. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    It was a great show. I did get a bit of a moan from the front desk because I didn't have a Plastic Guild Card with me. I had a paper one. :(
  17. Marc Dobson

    Marc Dobson Western Thunderer

    Another great show and with the S7 test track I managed to give my new GER brake van a run. The first time it had been on any track. ran first time. I hope to have a few more bits of stock for next year.

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  18. Michael Osborne

    Michael Osborne Western Thunderer

    As with everyone else, many thanks for a good show and to the good people who put up the S7 test track. I was able to run my coal tank with 8 wagons. Unfortunately I had to leave early to catch my train home.
  19. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Great when S7 stock gets a maiden voyage...

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  20. wychcan

    wychcan Member

    May I too, add my thanks to the organizers, well worth the trip from across the pond!
    Even managed, easily, to empty the wallet!
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