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MIDLANDS MODEL ENGINEERING EXHIBITION

THURSDAY 17TH- SUNDAY 20th OCTOBER 2019 WARWICKSHIRE EVENT CENTRE

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Neil Wyatt19/06/2019 22:12:38
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Meridienne Exhibitions will be presenting the 2019 Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition from the 17th to 20th October at the Warwickshire Event Centre. With many of the leading suppliers to the Model Engineering world present, this is the event you must attend.

The exhibition showcases hundreds off models from societies and individuals for visitors to enjoy along with a wide range of outside attractions, workshops and lectures.

THE Show for Model Engineers each year the event attracts thousands of visitors and will be supported by around 50 specialist suppliers with displays by over 40 clubs and societies. With upwards of 1,000 superb models on display.

Why not be part of the show and enter your work? Entry is free and there are 32 classes of which 16 are competition and 16 are display. These classes include: Locomotives, Rolling Stock, Stationary and Internal Combustion Engines. Models still under construction can also be entered in the display classes. A commemorative plaque and exhibitor’s certificate will be presented to every entrant, with trophies and cash prizes awarded to winners - please call the organisers for an entry form on 01926 614101 or download it from the website.

please check website for the latest information on Specialist Suppliers attending @ 12th June 2019 – the list is too long to post here.

Neil Wyatt19/06/2019 22:14:01
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Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition

Dates: Thursday 17th – Sunday 20th October 2019

Venue: Warwickshire Event Centre, Nr Leamington Spa

On the Junction of the A425/B4455

(SAT NAV CV31 1XN)

Opening Times: 10am – 5pm daily. Closes at 4pm on the final day.

On Line Tickets Full Price tickets

Adult £9.50 £10.50

Senior Citizen £8.50 £9.50

Child (5-14 inclusive) £3.00 £4.00

Online tickets at discounted prices are available until midnight Tuesday 15th October.

Full price tickets are available on line after this point or on the day from the ticket office.

Web: www.midlandsmodelengineering.co.uk

Facebook: Meridienne Exhibitions Ltd

Twitter:@MeridienneEx

Lainchy20/06/2019 07:10:21
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Will definitely be attending this Neil. It's one of the years show highlights for me (and fairly local) My shopping list is growing ready It's a shame that Warco won't be going, but this is an event NOT to miss.

martin perman20/06/2019 08:00:29
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Only 60 miles from me and worth the journey.

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not done it yet20/06/2019 08:19:59
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Pedant’s Corner.

I am expecting that on-line reduced prices are available any time on the 15th?

It is just that “midnight is tomorrow” in my book. Midnight is 00:00h by the 24hour clock, so midnight belongs at the start of the day not the end, as there is no 24:00h when using the 24 hour system.

Examination questions regarding times always use other times than 12am and 12pm because they can be misleading to students. Midday is neither before nor after the meridian, so neither ‘am’ or ‘pm’ - it is the meridian!

Perhaps no need to go into different time zones - we’ll stick to the Greenwich longitude!

Rik Shaw20/06/2019 10:31:09
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No WARCO at this "do" either crying. On the positive side there may be a little more room to move about!

Rik

Neil Wyatt20/06/2019 19:30:15
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Posted by not done it yet on 20/06/2019 08:19:59:

It is just that “midnight is tomorrow” in my book. Midnight is 00:00h by the 24hour clock, so midnight belongs at the start of the day not the end, as there is no 24:00h when using the 24 hour system.

As Midnight is a dimensionless divider between two days it is strictly not one day or another.

Under ISO 8601 00:00 is midnight at the start of a day, 24:00 is midnight at the end of a day. the fact that 00:00 Saturday is the same as 24:00 Friday is irrelevant.

Neil

magpie20/06/2019 19:54:06
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I would love to go and enter my Fibre optic clock, but ill health and lack of finance make it a no go.

Meridienne Exhibitions07/10/2019 16:33:03
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Don't forget that all advance ticket sales CLOSE at midnight Tuesday 15th October.

To book tickets see www.midlandsmodelengineering.co.uk

On line prices are £9.50 Adults, £8.50 Senior Citizens and £3.00 Children.

After the deadline tickets are only available on the day from the cash box. Full price ticket prices are;

£10.50 Adults, £9.50 Senior Citizens, £4.00 Children.

 

Edited By Meridienne Exhibitions on 07/10/2019 16:33:44

Edited By Meridienne Exhibitions on 07/10/2019 16:34:29

not done it yet08/10/2019 09:14:40
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Apart from the price differential, one almost ‘walks in’ with just a quick computer read of the ticket, rather than possibly queuing at busy times. The only downside is that of not being able to attend for some reason, after purchasing the ticket...

Last year, the deadline was much closer to the show starting time/date, so a bit of a regression In my opinion, but I suppose there are commercial reasons for this....

Clive India08/10/2019 09:30:28
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Posted by Rik Shaw on 20/06/2019 10:31:09:No WARCO at this "do" either crying. On the positive side there may be a little more room to move about!. Rik.

I'm told the erstwhile Warco space has been filled by smaller traders. Probably a bit of an exaggeration but, for me, a move in the right direction. It's the really small companies that make the trader part of the show worthwhile for me. From experience, I can manage very well without Warco in my life - particularly the grumpy old men I tried to talk to on their stand.

That said, it is usually a good show - although I can get round it in about 90mins, including dinner. Presume Meccano will win the stand prize with their Eiffel Tower - is that really model engineering?

Old School08/10/2019 09:51:44
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This year it was hard decision whether to go or not, its been slowly going down hill over the last twenty years that I have been going. The only thing that swung it this year I get an OAP ticket.

IanT08/10/2019 12:08:26
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My wife is quite looking forward to it.

She meets a friend of hers who lives locally and they go off for lunch and some "therapeutic" shopping together. I have little choice but to go into the Show and mooch around until they get back from their jolly. And I only get a bacon roll and a mug of tea for lunch too....

Ah well - anything for a quiet life...

IanT

Michael Gilligan08/10/2019 14:22:25
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Posted by not done it yet on 20/06/2019 08:19:59:

Pedant’s Corner.

I am expecting that on-line reduced prices are available any time on the 15th?

It is just that “midnight is tomorrow” in my book. Midnight is 00:00h by the 24hour clock, so midnight belongs at the start of the day not the end, as there is no 24:00h when using the 24 hour system.

Examination questions regarding times always use other times than 12am and 12pm because they can be misleading to students. Midday is neither before nor after the meridian, so neither ‘am’ or ‘pm’ - it is the meridian!

Perhaps no need to go into different time zones - we’ll stick to the Greenwich longitude!

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Perhaps before indulging in gratuitous pedantry, you should learn that ‘am’ is short for ante meridiem, and ‘pm’ for post meridiem ... and that in in both cases meridiem means mid-day.

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not done it yet09/10/2019 08:25:30
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But only because the Sun is directly over the Prime Meridian, the arbitrary line which was chosen (as it passed through Royal Observatory at Greenwich - hence the term GMT (expanded) in reference to time zones)

Perhaps I should have given it a capital M? Or referred to it as the ‘Prime Meridian’?

Of course, it is only midday at Greenwich, using `GMT’, and anywhere else on that longitude, all others having their midday at a different time, but always when the Sun is directly in line with their particular Meridian.

Accepting the US military reasoning of there being a 24:00h is crazy. Every hour has a time period of 60 minutes. Even the Americans have 60 minutes in every hour - except for that 24th! So just another crazy US system, not adopted by any technology involved in reading time. 00:01, exists, as does one minute past every other hour designation up to the 23rd hour - but 24:01 does not (as far as I know!). Therefore 24:00 is a TOTAL ANOMALY. At least for all normal mortals.

Neil Wyatt09/10/2019 09:43:29
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Posted by not done it yet on 09/10/2019 08:25:30:

But only because the Sun is directly over the Prime Meridian, the arbitrary line which was chosen (as it passed through Royal Observatory at Greenwich - hence the term GMT (expanded) in reference to time zones)

Only four times a year... Google analemma, actually 'equation of time' might be safer if your typing is suspect.

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Posted by Meridienne Exhibitions on 07/10/2019 16:33:03:

Don't forget that all advance ticket sales CLOSE at midnight Tuesday 15th October.

To book tickets see www.midlandsmodelengineering.co.uk

On line prices are £9.50 Adults, £8.50 Senior Citizens and £3.00 Children.

After the deadline tickets are only available on the day from the cash box. Full price ticket prices are;

£10.50 Adults, £9.50 Senior Citizens, £4.00 Children.

Edited By Meridienne Exhibitions on 07/10/2019 16:33:44

Edited By Meridienne Exhibitions on 07/10/2019 16:34:29

Just booked my ticket online. Be aware that if you want to read the T's & C's do so before filling out the form, otherwise it will be lost and you have to fill it all in again! I found that annoying, having to do it all twice.

magpie15/10/2019 16:35:54
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If any of you spot the bloke on the left at the Midlands show on Thursday, say hello Dek. I don't bite because I have no teeth. The photo is of me showing a trustee of AgeUK how my fibre optic clock works.At Men in Sheds.

OldMetaller16/10/2019 10:37:41
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 09/10/2019 09:43:29:
Posted by not done it yet on 09/10/2019 08:25:30:

But only because the Sun is directly over the Prime Meridian, the arbitrary line which was chosen (as it passed through Royal Observatory at Greenwich - hence the term GMT (expanded) in reference to time zones)

Only four times a year... Google analemma, actually 'equation of time' might be safer if your typing is suspect.

Neil

How did you find that out, Neil?!?! surprise

Martin Kyte16/10/2019 11:35:15
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It all depends on your definition of Midday really.

The Navy day used to begin when the sun reached it's zenith which when you are at sea with no accurate clock that is the only marker you have. Various sand glasses split the following time into periods until the next 'noon' sight could be made. So Naval 'midday' would be 1200 o'clock at night which is silly and I would not have imagined anyone calling it that. Older phrasiology would have talked of the forenoon, noon and afternoon, the last two being still in common use.

Mathematically midday should be the time which is the mean of Sunrise and Sunset being the middle of the 'daylight hours'

I shall be going to the midland show and I shall be there at midday and shall probably see some of you but if we see each other at the same time is anybody's guess

;O)

regards Martin

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