Grantham appearances?

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Grantham appearances?

Post by earlswood nob » Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:32 pm

Hello all

When is Grantham making it's next appearance.

I could watch that layout all days, with the fantastic selection of locos and stock.

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Re: Grantham appearances?

Post by jwealleans » Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:49 pm

Hartlepool at the end of next month, Lincoln-at-Newark next February and Alexandra Palace in March.

The next one I have in my calendar after that is Wakefield, November 2018.

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Re: Grantham appearances?

Post by 60526 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:51 pm

Earlswood, this is worrying allowing these scally wags to come done here, do you remember the comment after Woking - "Glad the layout was appreciated in 'enemy territory', sarf of the river."????? I'm not sure what to think. Is Lord Bytham due down this time to operate the loco shed?

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Re: Grantham appearances?

Post by earlswood nob » Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:14 pm

Hello all

Thanks for the info, and I'll be at Ally Pally, travelling via an ex-GNR line to get there, also ex-LBSCR to reach London.

Perhaps my old school friends, with whom I visit Ally Pally, will enjoy the potential of modelling the LNER.

I welcome anyone to the salf, who appreciates the land of culture. They can always have fun round the M25.

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Re: Grantham appearances?

Post by Atlantic 3279 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:34 pm

Unless somebody pays me handsomely to permanently abandon my professional responsibilities, I'm very unlikely to be one of the Grantham crew for the Ally Pally show.
I have become utterly intolerant of the prospect of a long journey there, no doubt culminating in the aggravation of queueing in Friday outer London traffic for an eternity simply to get to the show to commence set-up, getting up at "un-necessary o'clock" on both days of the weekend, queueing again in traffic because the overnight accommodation is inconveniently remote from the venue, paying inflated prices for stodgy evening food and drink, then spending several hours (possibly with more queuing at the start) getting home, late, on the Sunday evening. I simply can't do a responsible job properly in the following week when I'm dead on my feet
Bachmann A2 to A2/3: from my thread in Model Railways page 56 to 83, also

Hornby A3 to A1/1 Great Northern: from page 84, in resin from page 108.


Apologies for so many missing images - see page 1 for reasons & possible solution.

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Re: Grantham appearances?

Post by earlswood nob » Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:11 am

Good morning all

Hartlepool is a bit far for me, especially as I'm away in Cornwall the following week.

However, Lincoln at Newark is a possibility as I can get there in three hours from deepest Surrey. We'll have to wait to see weather conditions nearer the date.

I shouldn't have made a remark about the M25 as yesterday was horrific locally as an accident closed the motorway, resulting in the traffic travelling though all the local villages.

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Re: Grantham appearances?

Post by 60526 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:10 am

Graeme, shame you won't be coming down, I can understand you reservations, if the M25 doesn't catch you then the North Circular Road will be waiting for you and if like for Borchester when it was at Ally Pally and they farm us out to a hotel over near Walthamstow, Spurs were at home and you just don't move anywhere. Us down sarf need a bit of Eastern injection now and again, I've seen it once at Woking, not finished but personally Grantham is better than Gresley Beat and the likes of Stoke Summit, but on par with Biggleswade, one's pre and the other post nationalisation, probably Grantham would win it because most of the stock is kit-built, modified or scratched by some inventive means. Next year access from mid-sussex will be even easier with the Thameslink work in London completed?????? direct trains to North of KX from Brighton, it won't stop at Ally Pally but hopefully it will at Finsbury Park.
When you are at Hartlepool make sure you go into the Rat Race on the station platform for a tipple. I'm sure you already know about it.
Earlswood, every day this week the M23 has been closed at sometime during the day, southbound has been closed even this morning.

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Re: Grantham appearances?

Post by earlswood nob » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:44 am

Good morning all

It may be an advantage next spring as Spurs are playing home games at Wembley.

I usually travel to Ally Pally via Victoria and Finsbury Park. It may be possible to go via Kings Cross Thameslink and get a direct train to Ally Pally.

As 60526 states the stock on Grantham is superior to other exhibition layout.

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Re: Grantham appearances?

Post by 60526 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:51 pm

Well they must be quite good, I see that Jonathan, Graeme and Lord Bytham are down for demonstrating at the Warley show this show, could be a play on words there, I didn't realise that they were that militant.

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Re: Grantham appearances?

Post by Atlantic 3279 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:39 am

I'm only there to see how much mess I can make doing a resin casting demo.....
Bachmann A2 to A2/3: from my thread in Model Railways page 56 to 83, also

Hornby A3 to A1/1 Great Northern: from page 84, in resin from page 108.


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Re: Grantham appearances?

Post by jwealleans » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:46 am

I didn't realise that they were that militant.
Try splitting an infinitive in front of 'Sir' and see how militant he gets.

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Re: Grantham appearances?

Post by 60526 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:08 am

Jonathan, I think I could start with rigid chassis v flexi-chassis, I'd never win.

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Re: Grantham appearances?

Post by LNER4479 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:10 am

Looks like I'm a tad late to my own party? Partly explained by keeping getting posted to foreign climes for work assignments...

Many thanks for kind comments above. Yes, only a mere 10 days before we are 'on the road again' at the excellent Hartlepool show
https://www.facebook.com/HartlepoolMRG/

For those who may not be aware, the Hartlepool show is organised by Paul Bolton who has made most of the buildings for the layout.

Further layout development work will take place over the winter, notably the installation of the all important signals at the south end, which has hitherto looked a little bereft in that department. The target is to have them operational by the time of the Ally-Pally show.
'Robert' (the Devil)
(recreating pre-war Grantham in model form viewtopic.php?f=3&t=9076. Forthcoming exhibition appearances: Hartlepool (Oct 2017), Lincoln (Feb 2018), Ally-Pally (March 2018)

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