Tilford Toy Steam Rally 2018

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Tilford Toy Steam Rally 2018

fcrammond
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November 19th, 2017, 7:07 pm #1

The provisional date is Saturday 31st March. Easter Saturday as us non PC  individuals like to call it but the bad news is that the Tilford management are to insist that all exhibitors have their own third party public liability insurance and that the indiginous Elf and Safety people have condemned the boat pool so no boating. Progress!
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November 20th, 2017, 6:28 am #2

Thanks Fred, its early and just seen your thread too! Hopefully things can be worked out!
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November 21st, 2017, 10:55 pm #3

No pool?

Stuff that!
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November 22nd, 2017, 4:29 am #4

A fear that may be the case, however boats aren't everything to exhibitors, well not all. Im hoping something may be done about it, after all its only some big wooden planks/PVC/tarpaulin that is needed surely and a bit of basic engineering for a pool?
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November 22nd, 2017, 5:06 pm #5

Hi Mike I'm sure the guys will come up with something which will cater for the steam boats of modelers.🙂
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November 24th, 2017, 8:15 am #6

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Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:29 am #4
A fear that may be the case, however boats aren't everything to exhibitors, well not all. Im hoping something may be done about it, after all its only some big wooden planks/PVC/tarpaulin that is needed surely and a bit of basic engineering for a pool?






Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:29 am #4
"A fear that may be the case, however boats aren't everything to exhibitors, well not all. Im hoping something may be done about it, after all its only some big wooden planks/PVC/tarpaulin that is needed surely and a bit of basic engineering for a pool?"

I think the problem is less the equipment than the manpower required to assemble, fill empty and put away the pool. Tilford used to put the pool up as required but recently have been leaving it up all year. An operating pool is quite safe as it is constantly monitored by the boaters but an idle pool  364 days a year is a magnet for suicidal children and as such a major elf and safety hazard. Unless you have a local enthusiast....Leicester, Winterbourne, Lincoln....or a fixed pool ie Papplewick I fear pools will become a thing of the past. Sad really but inevitable.

A portable pool like we have at Leicester takes the best part of a day to erect and again to put away and needs around 17 hosepipe hours to fill. Do the sums.
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December 17th, 2017, 6:33 am #7

Also a lot of issues with insurance it seems. John, one of the organisers is investigating.
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December 21st, 2017, 3:12 pm #8

Well it seems that all exhibitors who will be running live steam will need 3rd party insurance, which will be about £30 per annum.
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December 28th, 2017, 10:04 am #9

Spokesmann wrote:Well it seems that all exhibitors who will be running live steam will need 3rd party insurance, which will be about £30 per annum.
I've exhibited my Mamod collection at a few shows including Tilford and Holycombe and never needed public liability insurance. However, as as a result of the sueing culture of the world we live in I have been thinking it might be worth considering! I would be interested to know where the best place would be to find reasonable public liability insurance. Thanks in advance Andy

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December 28th, 2017, 2:24 pm #10

Ive got to speak to a few people but will report back here.
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January 29th, 2018, 10:00 pm #11

Am I right in thinking the insurance situation is being resolved and even the boating pond will be in place?
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January 30th, 2018, 4:44 am #12

Minor1PJG wrote: Am I right in thinking the insurance situation is being resolved and even the boating pond will be in place?
Ive heard nothing more on the insurance at the moment, Ill check with John, one of the organisers. Similarly Ive not hear if the pond will be replaced with anything. Ill check via email and get back.
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January 30th, 2018, 11:44 am #13

Seems the pool is staying, for now. However I'm unsure of the situation with the insurance at the moment.
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January 30th, 2018, 1:49 pm #14

Nice to know the pond is staying for now.
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March 16th, 2018, 6:12 am #15

Can I ask members who will be at this year's Tilford Rally, about a month away now and Im concerned there still isn't a hard and fast resolution tot he insurance issues... I know a few well know people are not going...
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