Tilford Toy Steam Rally 2018

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Tilford Toy Steam Rally 2018

fcrammond
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Joined: 12 Jun 2007, 21:56

19 Nov 2017, 19:07 #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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Edward
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Joined: 17 Dec 2013, 15:58

21 Nov 2017, 22:55 #3

No pool?

Stuff that!
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Spokesmann
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22 Nov 2017, 04:29 #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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Steamvalve2
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Joined: 25 Feb 2016, 11:28

22 Nov 2017, 17:06 #5

Hi Mike I'm sure the guys will come up with something which will cater for the steam boats of modelers.🙂
Cheers

         Kevin
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fcrammond
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24 Nov 2017, 08:15 #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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