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Michael Checkley30/05/2015 16:50:59
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Good to hear the model engineering exhibition is returning to Manchester. The year I went it felt busy and well attended by the public. Hopefully it will stay as a regular event.

V8Eng30/05/2015 18:01:16
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Not very far from the Anson Engine Museum in Poynton, worth a visit if in the area.

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Ian P30/05/2015 19:45:26
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Posted by Michael Checkley on 30/05/2015 16:50:59:

Good to hear the model engineering exhibition is returning to Manchester. The year I went it felt busy and well attended by the public. Hopefully it will stay as a regular event.

Michael

Is there on this year then, or has it already been on?

A link would be good please.

Ian P

JasonB30/05/2015 20:23:51
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Mentioned in the latest ME by Diane, link is there too. If you can't afford a copy this is the linksmile p

Michael Checkley30/05/2015 20:41:30
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Sadly not this year but February 2016. Yes, it is advertised in the latest model engineer (I bought mine wink). The organisers are looking for people to help so hopefully they will find the people they need.

Plenty of time to get an exhibit ready laugh

Michael Gilligan30/05/2015 20:58:01
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Posted by JasonB on 30/05/2015 20:23:51:

If you can't afford a copy this is the linksmile p

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Thanks for the link, Jason

Interesting that Google didn't find it, when I searched.

MichaelG.

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John Stevenson30/05/2015 23:05:34
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Not the same as the last one.

This one looks to be organised by various clubs instead of a paid for profit exhibition.

What with Bristol, Stamford and now this one it could be the way shows are moving ?

Sam Stones30/05/2015 23:35:44
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You lucky people!

How well I remember the exhibitions at the Manchester Corn Exchange. smiley

Anyone else remember?

Sam in Oz

modeng200031/05/2015 07:06:16
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Is this going to be the replacement for the Sandown exhibition?

John

JasonB31/05/2015 07:33:20
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No nothing to do with ME/MEW

Don't forget Guildford in your list John.

Robbo31/05/2015 09:53:02
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Not too far from the Northern Mill Engine Society site in Bolton.    Well worth a visit.

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modeng200031/05/2015 11:20:56
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Jason, it is on my must visit list!

John

Ady131/05/2015 11:30:21
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Because of limited space we are unable to include planes, or boats.

That's a shame, the venue must be pretty packed to exclude other modelling disciplines

Ian P31/05/2015 13:45:08
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Posted by Sam Stones on 30/05/2015 23:35:44:

You lucky people!

How well I remember the exhibitions at the Manchester Corn Exchange. smiley

Anyone else remember?

Sam in Oz

I was in absolute heaven when I used to attend the Corn Exchange exhibitions. I went with a schoolfriend for several years until they ended. I think the first time I went was in about 1955.

Those were the days! Manchester city centre had three engineering shops within a few minutes walking distance of each other (Nesbitts, Stanleys, and Gleaves) I still have my original Zeus booklet and a Unimat SL which I think cost me about £25 (could that be right?).

I do hope this new exhibition is a success.

Ian P

Howard Lewis31/05/2015 16:01:15
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Presumably, this is a resurrection of the Show that was held for a couple of years at the Event City , Trafford Park a few years ago.

In addition to the M.E. Shows already mentioned, there has been a Show at Spalding for the last two years, which appears to be growing. Great, since East Anglia seems to be missing out otherwise.

It's good to see the local, and sometimes, not so local, M.E. Clubs supporting Exhibitions by having stands there.

Lets hope that this one succeeds.

Howard

Sam Stones31/05/2015 20:40:03
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Thanks for the memory Ian (P).

Although I lived near Bolton, Gleaves was where I bought a number of my significant add-on's for my second hand Myford ML7. In particular, the stand, the clutch, and the Norton gearbox.

My last visit was in 1972, when, as a leaving present, the office staff where I had worked bought me a vernier caliper.

Do you remember the model railway which could be packed away in three guitar cases. The gauge was smaller than `N' scale and the builders had made their own rolling stock and wound their own motors. When asked how they got the spokes in the engine's driving wheels, one of them replied

"Oh, we just made a tool and bashed them out!"

Regards to all,

Sam

Michael Checkley06/06/2015 13:17:55
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Interesting! I assumed it was a rebirth of the Event City event. It is hard to find on the web and I had to search specifically for MMEX, I hope they do a good job of advertising.

Being local to me its must easier to exhibit so I will be able to support, Anyone on here from the Wirral Model Engineering Society? and will they have a stand.....

Diane Carney06/06/2015 15:44:08
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No, nothing to do with the two exhibitions that were run by Meridienne. This is the rebirth of the Northern Association of Model Engineering Clubs' Exhibition.

Diane

GaryM16/02/2016 23:31:44
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Not posted on here for a while, but I thought I'd give this a bump as it's in my neck of the woods in a fortnight.

27/2/16 & 28/2/16 Middleton Arena, North of Manchester.

**LINK**

Looks to be smallish but hopefully if well supported may continue. I couldn't understand why the one at Event CIty near the Trafford Centre stopped after just two years. It was certainly well attended.

Gary

bricky17/02/2016 07:52:30
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It's good to see shows starting up as it will help keep the hobby alive.Manchester is to far for me but the Spalding show which started two years ago allowed my friend and I to exhibit,with only 30 miles to travel this is not to much of a chore.The Harrogate show moving to Doncaster race course is also within reach ,giving the East midlands better access to shows.All credit to the organisers and wish them all the success they deserve.

Frank

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