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    1st NMM Show

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    Deep Diver (Fred)
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    1st NMM Show

    Post  Deep Diver (Fred) on Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:02 am



    If you look in the background you will see Bernie Wood.





    At this show there was a total of four pools.
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    Re: 1st NMM Show

    Post  david f on Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:05 am

    Is this Greenwich (National Maritime Museum)??

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    Re: 1st NMM Show

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:11 am

    I'm pretty sure it is David..
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    Re: 1st NMM Show

    Post  Deep Diver (Fred) on Fri Dec 03, 2010 5:06 pm

    Yes it is at the NMM Greenwich, and we had so maney boats that we had to have some on the ground, and when any one was sailing the ones that were on the deck were placed onto the tables to fill the gaps.
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    Re: 1st NMM Show

    Post  david f on Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:22 am

    I never knew that we exhibited there. A very nice venue.
    We seem to have had so many venues in the past.
    What changed? (Model submarines ceased to be a novelty??)

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    Re: 1st NMM Show

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:37 am

    We used to be at a show practically every weekend...Bewl Bridge Reservoir opening day (on the Kent/Sussex border) was a huge show, never repeated though. We did a show at a gravel pit near Rye (Sussex coast) that was a one off, fabulous day. Another show we went to was at Crowbourgh Model Boat Club home water (Sussex)...another one off, more's the pity, that was a great place to sail subs. One of the few places where it was possible for a sub to enter a steering course and stand a chance of getting round the course.

    Parham Manor House (West Sussex)was another show we attended, now defunct, as is Plumpton Race Course (Sussex), Ardingly County Show (Sussex) was a great three day show we used to do.

    It seems nowadays that model show organisers only cater for tugs that turn on their own axis, or warships with many operating accessories. Model submariners don't seem to figure on their invitation lists any more.

    Perhaps we are all too old and rickety nowadays to drive half the length of the country for a show!


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    Re: 1st NMM Show

    Post  david f on Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:17 am

    I think that is it. Mature members and mature technology!
    I was reading an article by Nick Burges?? in the SubCommittee magazine archive about a weekend trip to a French show. Made me tired just reading about it!
    I think David J has mentioned going on something like this.
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    Re: 1st NMM Show

    Post  Deep Diver (Fred) on Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:39 pm

    Yes back in them old day's, we had three shows at the MNN the first one Bernie went to the BBC for a Blue Peter Show, he spent all day there all for just three min's of air time and the called his Type 7 a British "S" class, still he did get his B/P badge not that he used it much,

    The 2nd one our Dave Austin was on the working committee :affraid:

    One year we had 14 shows, that was when every one said it was just to much so we went back to just the main shows.

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