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Cabeng13/03/2015 20:55:11
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I've just been informed that the Model Engineer Exhibition has been cancelled - apparently announced at the SMEE AGM. Can anyone provide further clarification please?

Oompa Lumpa13/03/2015 20:56:56
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Which one? There are lots.

graham.

JasonB13/03/2015 21:01:33
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Did not know one had been announced yet let alone cancelled. I've not seen any published dates. I'm assuming you mean THE Model Engineer Show at Sandown.

 

Edited By JasonB on 13/03/2015 21:02:29

Oompa Lumpa13/03/2015 21:13:28
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Well as long as THE model engineer show is on at Harrogate (which it is) I am all set!

graham

Neil Wyatt13/03/2015 21:19:28
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Last December's Model Engineer Exhibition at Sandown brought together an exceptionally impressive display of the finest engineering models. Even so, we want to make the exhibition even better in future, so we plan to make some exciting changes for the next exhibition. These include a review of the location and timing of the event, and for practical reasons this means we will have to postpone the next Model Engineer Exhibition to 2016.


We hope to make more information available soon, suffice to say that some of the ideas under discussion are quite exciting.

Neil

Ian P13/03/2015 22:02:49
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Neil

That reply is unlike your normally interesting and informative postings. It sounds like management speak, except you did not include phrases like 'going forward'!

Did you mean to say 'but' instead of 'even so'?

Ian P

Diane Carney13/03/2015 22:10:48
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A formal announcement will be made in due course.

There will not be a Model Engineer Exhibition following the established format at Sandown Park in 2015. There may be an exhibition in 2015 - of which news will be made public at an appropriate time - and we are in the planning stages of an all new MEX 2016 but, at the moment, there is no further announcement to make.

Diane

V8Eng13/03/2015 22:51:25
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Pity it had to be announced (apparently) at the SMEE rather than on here.

John Stevenson13/03/2015 23:15:04
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So 2016 ?

That gives me about a year to get the floor cleared ?

 

Possible ?

 

Anyone got a decent brush [ and skip ] ??

 

If not I vote West Midlands.

M6 / M5 / M42 That's an area lacking a show.

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Chris Trice13/03/2015 23:35:08
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... apart from this one.

http://www.midlandsmodelengineering.co.uk

John Stevenson13/03/2015 23:49:40
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Thinking father west than south, Chris.

Problem with the Midlands show since it moved from Donington is that it's in the middle of nowhere.

Timing is also relevant. For years we have been told by organisers that a summer show is out as people are away on holiday but I don't see this with the ME fraternity. Most are retired or dead [ or close to it ] and they can take holidays at any time.

Harrogate is beginning of May then Bristol is next in late August, nothing in between.

Cabeng13/03/2015 23:56:35
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Diane & Neil - thanks for the information, better than I had feared. Good luck with your efforts, let's hope that it actually comes to pass.

Neil Wyatt14/03/2015 10:01:24
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> Pity it had to be announced (apparently) at the SMEE rather than on here.

The exhibition is put on as a partnership between My Time Media and the SMEE, it would be much worse etiquette to make a public announcement before informing our partners.

Neil

magpie14/03/2015 15:40:57
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I agree with John Stevenson regarding location, the midlands show was far better at Donington than where it is now, it's Leamington location is a PITA to get to from most of the country. If the new show is to be located in the midlands it will no doubt be necessary to reassure those living south of Watford that they will not fall of the edge of the world by attending.

Cheers Derek.

modeng200014/03/2015 20:52:27
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Having been to many exhibitions at Leamington, I find it easy to get to from most directions and the amenities such as food and parking are good. I hope any alternative venue is fit for purpose, that is it has not been designed for something else and pressed into service for model engineering purposes.

John

V8Eng14/03/2015 21:52:51
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Edited By V8Eng on 14/03/2015 21:58:19

Vic14/03/2015 22:50:13
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Posted by John Stevenson on 13/03/2015 23:15:04:

M6 / M5 / M42 That's an area lacking a show.

Edited By John Stevenson on 13/03/2015 23:17:02

So is the South Coast, lots of retired folks down here. Bournemouth is nice ...

Bazyle14/03/2015 23:14:59
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Reading? easy trip up from south coast, M4 from Bristol and Wales, only 25 miles from the big population of London, lots of local clubs and near enough to the Sandown site to be familiar trip for a lot of people. Good rail access, including I think a direct run from Leeds and hence all that area.

There happens to be a vacant warehouse/office including large canteen and multistorey carpark on the Winnersh Triangle industrial estate which even has its own railway station. Excellent internet access available too. yes

JasonB15/03/2015 07:33:45
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Reading could be a bit too close to Guildford especially if it were moved to the summer but near enough for me.

Engine Builder15/03/2015 17:36:18
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Isn't it about time the home page got updated?

It still shows the 2014 exhibition details as if it had not happened yet.

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