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Author Topic: Ally Pally. 2019, 20-23/March  (Read 1654 times)

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Re: Ally Pally. 2019, 20-23/March
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2019, 06:48:12 PM »
look forward   to meeting - the forum members
saturday


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Re: Ally Pally. 2019, 20-23/March
« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2019, 08:29:26 PM »
Are we meeting anywhere in particular ( apart from BHE stand)??
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Re: Ally Pally. 2019, 20-23/March
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2019, 08:43:44 PM »
Afraid I can't make along this year. Will be in central London for an entirely different reason ;-)
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Re: Ally Pally. 2019, 20-23/March
« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2019, 09:18:14 PM »
pa announcement to give a time perhaps?

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Re: Ally Pally. 2019, 20-23/March
« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2019, 09:47:29 PM »
Revolution will have a part of the Accurascale / Irish Railway Models stand 62 if you'd like to see our latest samples.  We've lent them a minion for the weekend!

I'll be there with my EM gauge layout Oldshaw (!) in its first outing with new fiddle yards to allow through running for the first time...

I'll look out for you then Mike. Ben or Paul helping you?

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Re: Ally Pally. 2019, 20-23/March
« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2019, 11:01:55 PM »
chris here.


darren, alex, bob, ray and jerry and maybe  others are aiming

to be around bh enterprises stand after some  point . im happy to pm

look for the hat!
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Re: Ally Pally. 2019, 20-23/March
« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2019, 08:07:28 PM »
ally pally saturday, a pleasant turnout -


not too crowded.
friendly staff
plenty of space to walk around and  see layouts

only gripe ...  usual shoving round by traders stands


well organised
worth the £12 admission ? maybe if paying to see a london venue

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al at the bridge of remagen - pleasant chap giving us history lessons, interracting with the viewers
anybody else ?
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Re: Ally Pally. 2019, 20-23/March - best coffee for miles
« Reply #22 on: March 23, 2019, 11:07:45 PM »
If anyone’s is going tomorrow - there is an excellent coffee bar based in an LT bus in the small arcade opposite the free bus stop - coffee, cakes++ and real ales after 12!

A vast improvement on Ally Pally slop.
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Re: Ally Pally. 2019, 20-23/March
« Reply #23 on: March 24, 2019, 07:22:58 AM »
 :sorrysign: But I am terrible at remembering names .
But Thankyou to all the members who came along to say hello yesterday .
You will never know how much it means to me to have joined such a happy and friendly bunch of guys and girls .
If anyone is coming today please come along ,I will be on stand 179 in the West Hall and then you can all prove to Tim Hitch ( Mirelees ) that I WAS AWAKE ,
and don’t forget the E S N G/ FORUM SHOW AT PURLEY in two weeks time
Tank and Snithcthe budgie have worked hard to put on this show .
It should be a really good show.
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Re: Ally Pally. 2019, 20-23/March
« Reply #24 on: March 24, 2019, 07:50:01 AM »
Hope today goes ok bob. I did put a list up who went. See you down purley. Chris
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Re: Ally Pally. 2019, 20-23/March
« Reply #25 on: March 24, 2019, 09:03:19 AM »


worth the £12 admission ? maybe if paying to see a london venue



What other live entertainment can you get for £12? Pop concert with top band - £100, tribute band - £20, footie match - various but usually well more than £12, theatre - £40 or way more, Warwick Castle & Dungeon - £24, Silverstone Grand Prix £169 upwards (and the big race lasts less than two hours!). If you are at Ally Pally for say 3 hours that works out at £4 per hour and I guess most would stay longer. Model railway exhibitions are incredibly cheap live entertainment compared to most other days out. It is cheap because the exhibitors give up their time for free to entertain the paying visitors. Of course they enjoy exhibiting or they wouldn't do it but nevertheless they are giving up their time for free. This particular exhibition is of course put on by a profit based company and the organisers are paid but at club exhibitions the organisers give many many hours of their time throughout the year for free. Please don't take this as me having a go at the author above comment because it isn't meant to be. My point is that model railway exhibitions are remarkably cheap because of all the people giving up their free time to put on an exhibition. As visitors to exhibitions we should appreciate what a good deal we are getting. Although I have to admit that sometimes when nothing is moving it maybe doesn't feel like such a good deal.

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Re: Ally Pally. 2019, 20-23/March
« Reply #26 on: March 24, 2019, 09:12:13 AM »
would   tend to agree chris

was a good show i agree. i  did haggle with one trader and  was


surprised to hear him say "I paid  £700 "for the  priviledge of
having a stand. Um ... however, £4 more  than i bargained for
i politely refused and   looked elsewhere but yes would   agree with your valued comments.
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Re: Ally Pally. 2019, 20-23/March
« Reply #27 on: March 24, 2019, 07:04:55 PM »
It was a good show with some nice layouts along with a couple of duff ones.

Trade wise I was a little disappointed. I went with a shopping list and came home with only a few items ticked off. Still, the credit card was pleased until I hit fleabay today for the other bits I needed.

What amazed me was the number of people walking around dragging a small suitcase behind them. It seems rucksacks are out. One other incident of note was a massive electric buggy that managed to demolish quite a bit of barrier as he reversed into it. I'm just glad he missed the layout!

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Re: Ally Pally. 2019, 20-23/March
« Reply #28 on: March 24, 2019, 07:19:53 PM »

Trade wise I was a little disappointed as well graham
and really thought some layouts needed improvements with electrics, operators ' hand from the sky ' sorting stock - okay
within fiddle yards etc but thats my view. i  did hear one operator say " i have just   cleaned a piece of  track ", not good


only the  operator asking every viewer " have you seen the film the  bridge  at remagen " ? would love   to see operators conversing with the public  Not having club   night discussions

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Re: Ally Pally. 2019, 20-23/March
« Reply #29 on: March 24, 2019, 08:18:32 PM »
I did haggle with one trader and was surprised to hear him say "I paid  £700 "for the  priviledge of
having a stand.

700 quid for a stand?!? That can't be the going rate for these thing can it! Must be based on the size of the show/expected audiences etc.
 
No wonder traders sometimes look like they aren't having a good time at these shows... you've got to sell a heck of a lot of stock to recoup that outlay.
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