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Author Topic: Great model railway challenge - new poll for date of NGF visit to Fawley Hill  (Read 727 times)

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Re: Great model railway challenge - NGF visit to Fawley Hill TBA 2019
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2018, 10:43:18 AM »
 :hellosign: njee20 It’s an amazing place there is everything you can think of connected with railways from buttons ,uniforms ,track diagrams ,time tables railway furniture ,models in several scales  The old Henley on Thames Wooden Booking Office a small real station ,a signal box ,a pair of ploughing engines ,and various parts of old stations around the grounds so much more that I can’t remember it was a long time ago when I was lucky enough to visit with my late mate Cyril. The little tank engine really struggles up the hill with two wagons loaded with people  when it rains it has to be pulled up by a bulldozer .The late Bill Mc Alpine was thinking of running Flying Scotsman there but allthough a clever man he didn’t think of the incline out of the valley.
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Re: Great model railway challenge - NGF visit to Fawley Hill TBA 2019
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2018, 11:42:22 AM »
Count me in please I would love to go  again ,transport being the main problem as we only have one car and Val uses it every day .
Bob Tidbury


Count me in too please.

@Bob Tidbury I am Chesham area so could always collect enroute…

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Re: Great model railway challenge - NGF visit to Fawley Hill TBA 2019
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2018, 12:16:03 PM »
worth a visit , i went with friends and trustees of bucks railway centre, whom of course the late Sir William had connections and am not far from chesham, would see what transport is available,

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Re: Great model railway challenge - NGF visit to Fawley Hill TBA 2019
« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2018, 12:52:22 PM »
 :thankyousign: Fardap P M sent to you.
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Re: Great model railway challenge - NGF visit to Fawley Hill TBA 2019
« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2018, 03:40:52 PM »
 :thankyousign: crewearpley40  Maybe If the vist is going to happen you could call at Fardap s house on your way past  then my house  and we could share the fuel costs with you .
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Re: Great model railway challenge - NGF visit to Fawley Hill TBA 2019
« Reply #20 on: October 16, 2018, 07:29:27 PM »
I have written to Farley Hill, asking for 2019 dates.

I’m certain we will have room for Rabbit’s friends and relations!

The N Gauge Forum has a group of 20+ who would like to visit Farley Hill.

Please let me know when you have agreed  the 2019 visiting dates so that we can suggest a suitable date for our members.
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Re: Great model railway challenge -Poll about NGF visit to Fawley Hill 2019
« Reply #21 on: October 25, 2018, 12:25:58 AM »
Fawley Hill have replied to me:

Thank you for your enquiry regarding a visit to the late Sir William McAlpine’s Fawley Hill Railway and Museum near Henley-on-Thames.
 
We are now able to advise dates for club group bookings (see attached flyer).
 
Fawley VIP Days are run by the independent Fawley Museum Society and admission is by pre-booked invitations only as the museum has a daily limit of 350 people.
 
Please can you advise your estimated group size and your 1st and 2nd choice of dates as soon as possible. We are experiencing heavy demand for invitations particularly following the screening on TV of ‘The Great Model Railway Challenge’ that was filmed at Fawley, so are expecting the dates to fill up rapidly.
 
There is no admission fee for our invitation running days but we would ask your group to provide a suggested minimum donation of £10 per person.
 
Regards
Mark & Helen Hamlin
Fawley Museum Society Invitations Administrators



i have created a poll, and ask people to vote ASAP for 2 dates.

I will ask for the 2 most popular days and reserve 20 (or as needed) places.

I'm open to suggestions about an alternative approach!


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Somehow in the mayhem that is currently our life (I won't bore you with the details), I missed this thread.

I would love to add my name to the list please (if not too late), I'm in North Oxfordshire. My father and mother went last year, I think, shortly before McAlpine passed away. My father had dealings with him through Wolverton Works.

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keep voting ( 2 votes each) and then we can select the 2 most popular dates. All welcome!
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I would like to attend I have no particular preference for a date.
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OK, I'm going to ask for a reservation for 20 people on either:

Saturday 13th July -  steam running & museum open day
   
Sunday 11th Aug,  steam running & museum open day

Rabbits friends & relations welcome, £10/head.

will report back

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thank you for organising

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I'm interested...
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My layout thread - Hambleside East: http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=18364.0
My workbench thread: http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=19037

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Hi all,

I must admit I found being at Fawley Hill very depressing....

All that stuff just sitting around waiting for someone to take on it's restoration - a great shame.

Just hope that a good outcome is found for both the place and the stock, fixtures and fittings and that one mans dream can be fulfilled in some way.

Thanks
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i've locked this thread - please add your name to the sign up list!

the calendar seems to be filling up, so I've taken the proferred date.

NR
« Last Edit: October 29, 2018, 09:48:39 PM by Railwaygun »
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