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Offline LongHairedDavid  
#1 Posted : 07 December 2019 21:14:48(UTC)
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Well, I went all the way from Ipswich to Peterborough (95 miles) only to find that the A14 was closed the other side of Cambridge so had to do a large detour in both directions. Found that you have to buy a catalogue for £1.00 so not part of the ticket price. Given how many railways on show and how many traders that made it a necessity. Still on my motorised wheelchair, I could whip around so I did without.

There were some nice layouts on show include a 1m gauge German layout using Bemo stuff that was very nice.



Apart from that it was all UK (one little On30). There was a really great O Gauge Hornby clockwork and three rail scale 'carpetbahn'. It must have been fun setting that u for the weekend.





Market Deeping club (remember them for the trashing of their show) is making a layout in a weekend to be presented to a children's charity and there was a very nice Thomas set up.



Scograil were there selling Roco/Fleischmann, etc. but he doesn't stock Marklin (can get it but only from Gaugemaster). I had to pay him for three SBB coaches that I picked up in his shop yesterday.

Worth going? Not really.
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Offline kiwiAlan  
#2 Posted : 07 December 2019 23:40:09(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: LongHairedDavid Go to Quoted Post
Well, I went all the way from Ipswich to Peterborough
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Worth going? Not really.


Glad I didn't go then. I had been considering attending. Like you it would have been a decent drive for me.



Offline IanC  
#3 Posted : 12 December 2019 13:23:37(UTC)
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David, Rev up the wheelchair and head for Biggleswade. If you set off now you'll just be in time for Trains@Trinity on 11th July. I'm intending to display there and encourage a few Marklin mates to come along too. IanC
Offline hennabm  
#4 Posted : 14 December 2019 21:10:59(UTC)
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Don't forget the GRC 3 day show in June 2020 when there will be Marklin on showBigGrin
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Offline kiwiAlan  
#5 Posted : 14 December 2019 22:07:26(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: hennabm Go to Quoted Post
Don't forget the GRC 3 day show in June 2020 when there will be Marklin on showBigGrin


Do you have a date rather than just a month Mike?

Then I can put it in the calendar ... ThumpUp

Offline LongHairedDavid  
#6 Posted : 14 December 2019 22:18:13(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: hennabm Go to Quoted Post
Don't forget the GRC 3 day show in June 2020 when there will be Marklin on showBigGrin


What is the GRC show?
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Offline Hics  
#7 Posted : 16 December 2019 16:56:53(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: LongHairedDavid Go to Quoted Post
Well, I went all the way from Ipswich to Peterborough (95 miles) only to find that the A14 was closed the other side of Cambridge so had to do a large detour in both directions.

You could have go through beautiful town of St Ives BigGrin (where I live) and then less beautiful Huntingdon Flapper to save on jurney.

Originally Posted by: IanC Go to Quoted Post
If you set off now you'll just be in time for Trains@Trinity on 11th July. I'm intending to display there and encourage a few Marklin mates to come along too. IanC

I already have plans going on holiday on 15th July but if you display a Marklin on show I will do my best to visit it!!
Offline LongHairedDavid  
#8 Posted : 16 December 2019 17:06:42(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Hics Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: LongHairedDavid Go to Quoted Post
Well, I went all the way from Ipswich to Peterborough (95 miles) only to find that the A14 was closed the other side of Cambridge so had to do a large detour in both directions.

You could have go through beautiful town of St Ives BigGrin (where I live) and then less beautiful Huntingdon Flapper to save on jurney.

Originally Posted by: IanC Go to Quoted Post
If you set off now you'll just be in time for Trains@Trinity on 11th July. I'm intending to display there and encourage a few Marklin mates to come along too. IanC

I already have plans going on holiday on 15th July but if you display a Marklin on show I will do my best to visit it!!


I did a detour that ended up by me coming through St. Ives. I go to your town every year to the Brampton IPMS scale model show at the leisure centre.
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Offline IanC  
#9 Posted : 16 December 2019 18:03:27(UTC)
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I'm trying to get a table at Milton Keynes MRS show 16/17 February too.

IanC
Offline Hics  
#10 Posted : 17 December 2019 15:36:53(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: IanC Go to Quoted Post
I'm trying to get a table at Milton Keynes MRS show 16/17 February too.

IanC


Even better than Biggleswade. I could do Ikea on the same visit BigGrin


Offline LongHairedDavid  
#11 Posted : 17 December 2019 15:49:28(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Hics Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: IanC Go to Quoted Post
I'm trying to get a table at Milton Keynes MRS show 16/17 February too.

IanC


Even better than Biggleswade. I could do Ikea on the same visit BigGrin




If that floats your boat!
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