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TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« on: September 12, 2018, 11:23:35 AM »
for anyone on here interested
a statement from Meridienne Exhibitions:-
As I am sure you are aware Saturday was very busy and our attendance was up by 6% on last year. We had a live radio interview with Coventry & Warwickshire radio on the Friday morning and we believe this, together with our marketing campaign helped the attendance. I would also like to thank you for all the effort you put in with advertising the event clearly this has had an affect on visitor numbers as well.

The dates for the 2019 show have been confirmed as the 14th & 15th September again at the Warwickshire Event Centre.  Our promotional leaflets will be sent out to you within the next couple of months.
All good news on the popularity of 'N ' but note the date change for next year.
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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2018, 11:26:18 AM »
Is TINGS September or November next year.  :confusedsign:
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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2018, 12:24:23 PM »
If I haven't succeeded in changing the thread title, please could someone do this to avoid confusion????

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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2018, 12:31:01 PM »
You can only change it on your posts - @Railwaygun needs to edit his for the whole thread to update.

Glad it is still September, two weeks before Warley would be madness!
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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2018, 12:47:50 PM »
Great news that attendance was up. There will always be some negative comments about a big show. Whatever people say TINGS is currently the most important N gauge event of the year. It's not perfect but it is popular and deservedly so.
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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2018, 01:22:06 PM »
There is of course nothing to stop any of us creating a better N gauge show. I know I couldn't do better so I am grateful that this show exists.
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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2018, 01:37:07 PM »
Tank is doing exactly that with "N Gauge South East" though.
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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2018, 01:40:26 PM »
 Yes ,Watch out for the adverts for the E S N G /N GAUGE FORUM SHOW IN APRIL NEXT YEAR , I THINK T I N G S MIGHT HAVE an  EQUAL , IF ALL GOES TO PLAN this show will have the same number of layouts but I donít think the same number of trade stands   Ray and I of B H Enterprises wish the organisers Tank and I believe Snitchthebudgie all the best and I am really looking forward to the show.
Bob Tidbury
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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2018, 02:27:33 PM »
Thanks, Bob for the plug!

I will add that we're trying not to use the words 'rival' or 'better'.  I hope that NGSE will complement TINGS and the other 'N' gauge shows around - there should be room for us all, and if 'N' is seen as a growing gauge, perhaps the manufacturers will consider shrinking a few of their 'OO' models.

For myself, I enjoyed TINGS again, and hope to get there next year.  I always come away with a few winges, but also usually with a lighter wallet.

One comment I have seen on a couple of threads, and I would echo, is an overdose of continuous run/through station models on show.  These do make ideal exhibition layouts, but perhaps the more limited range of 'N' models tend to make them a little 'samey'.

I do confess that despite my support for NGSE and TINGS I do agree with one commentator that multi-scale shows are often more interesting.  The trade may not be as specialist or good, but I often get the best layout inspiration from other scales.

Cheers, Jon
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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2018, 02:31:18 PM »
Yes ,Watch out for the adverts for the E S N G /N GAUGE FORUM SHOW IN APRIL NEXT YEAR , I THINK T I N G S MIGHT HAVE A RIVAL IF ALL GOES TO PLAN
Bob Tidbury
Good news! Can I put in a plea for better catering than at TINGS? The queue to even get a cup of coffee was horrendous every time I looked (admittedly around lunchtime Saturday). Eventually I gave up and found a cafe nearby on my way home. I'd also like to put in a word for the trade stands, especially the smaller, specialist retailers. I love to see their stuff "in the flesh" that otherwise I might miss. The internoodle is all very well but you've got to know it's there to look for it. What probably isn't needed is multiple stands all filled with rows of Dapol and Bachmann boxes all at similar prices, but I guess if you're a show organiser you're just glad to sell the space. Getting the balance right must be a challenge. 

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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2018, 02:44:07 PM »
I've modified the title in every post in the thread that stated 'November' so hopefully all will be well going forward.
On a secondary note perhaps we could ask all members to post in this thread rather than start separate threads like 'a bitter experience' and 'a personal opinion' etc etc.
Historically TINGS has always generated multiple threads but it would be easier for admin if it was all in the one place.

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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2018, 03:37:27 PM »
On a secondary note perhaps we could ask all members to post in this thread rather than start separate threads like 'a bitter experience' and 'a personal opinion' etc etc.
Historically TINGS has always generated multiple threads but it would be easier for admin if it was all in the one place.

Maybe (for the future) the Admins could create two threads - All Things TINGS Good and All Things TINGS Bad and let the posts be made under there rather than everyone starting their own - unless it was something really specific...

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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2018, 04:26:16 PM »
Snitchthebudgie Sorry I have modified my post to say equal instead of rival .
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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2018, 05:06:17 PM »
Thanks Bob. I wouldn't want to fall out with anyone!! Cheers, Jon

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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2018, 10:00:35 PM »
On a secondary note perhaps we could ask all members to post in this thread rather than start separate threads like 'a bitter experience' and 'a personal opinion' etc etc.
Historically TINGS has always generated multiple threads but it would be easier for admin if it was all in the one place.

Maybe (for the future) the Admins could create two threads - All Things TINGS Good and All Things TINGS Bad and let the posts be made under there rather than everyone starting their own - unless it was something really specific...

Or maybe 3 - TINGS:- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.
As for the latter I'd better not be there for the mugshot :-[ :dighole:

 

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