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Postby hawkeye3guns » Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:03 pm

Hi Al,
Thanks for all your reply's and advice, I know we will proberly being wanting a lot more in the future, :thumbup:
I very intrested in pete's reply about a HL IR system that you can fit to a BB tank and battle with, but still retain the BB side as well. If someone could let me have some details about that I know for a start I'm intrested ( I have 6 BB tanks ) as well as a couple of IR. B|
The Hall floor is a concern but I'm looking into purchasing and laying a cheap carpet underlay or Canvas Tarpaulin down on the battle area to protect it, and at the end of day you just roll in up. I have also put the word down at our local tip so that any small plastic chrimbo trees that are scrapped he will let me know (so we can break them up into small tree's for a forest or wood.) Buildings and bridges will have to come in the future.
Regarding the BB side of things I agree that firing "live Ammo" inside has a whole lot of problems and personelly agree it should not take place unless under strict rules and circumstances (But again that would be up to the clubs Committee to lay down). My back ground as an engineer and also an Deputy Firing Range manager that shot and proofed anything from pistols to 105mm field guns I'm well aware of the Health and safety rules that apply to projectile firing Especially anything over 50m/s (Its a Damm Nightmare and should be avoided or risk assessed to the 9th degree) :O .
At the moment it appears that we have 9 people intrested in forming a club in this area hopely a few more will express intrest and step forward.
Anyway once again thank you for all your input and hopefully we can press forward
regards Denzil
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Postby 971wright » Sun Jan 04, 2015 2:54 pm

Hi Denzil sent you a P.M. with links to show the wiring diagram how to wire the battle unit with the BB gun.

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Postby edpanzer » Thu Jan 15, 2015 4:42 pm

I'm interested I'm a noobie and won't actually have a tank till feb it would be great to meet like minded people.

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Postby tiger tiger » Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:14 pm

Hi denzil i would be interested im only 25 mins away from grantham at gosberton just off a52 on way to Boston Lincs. Although i only have mainly hl or taigen tanks some 2.4 ghz bb smoke n sound etc, i am interested to meet fellow enthusiasts and see their models and learn new stuff/ show off mine etc. Be great to see a regular club local meet :thumbup: :clap:

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Postby edpanzer » Sat Jan 31, 2015 7:35 pm

Hi any news?

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Postby hawkeye3guns » Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:15 pm

Hi all
Right as an update.
Funds allowing I will hire the hall for either the 1st or 8th of march 2015 for meet and greet for anyone intrested in forming a club, At the moment I have 12 people who say they would like to get a club started.
Thanks to the manchester club I have a contact for club insurance, I have also looked into the cost of floor protection for the hall floor,
i have some simple sketches of a farm cottage and also some simple bridges that are a rough scale to 1/16, I have also have a plug together plastic christmas tree that can with the use of a number of simple crusiform's be made into about 12 trees, (anyone else got one of these trees that they would like to donate then more can be made).
I have to meet the social clubs committee to finalise the first meeting date and the cost, but if all goes well after the first meet I will aim to make the first sunday of each month as a meeting date. I hope to book the Social club hall from 09.30am till 16.30pm on each of these days.
Things to think about:-
1) A club name. (looking into history the only armoured regiment attached to lincolnshire is the Queens Royal Lancers which historicaly recruited from lincolnshire). There is also the "Lincolnshire Yellow Belly's" (which came from the colour of the fields in lincolnshire do to the amount of rape and mustard that use to be grown around here) There is also the "Machine Gun Corp" that was founded and based at Belton House, Grantham during the first world war. And finally the Track vehicle was first invented and built by Ruston Hornsby which was based at both Lincoln and Grantham and was first trialed just outside Grantham at Old Somerby according to our local museum.
2) In order to cover the cost of Club insurance, (at present I have a quote's from £72 lowest to £96.49 highest). I think we have to charge an annual membership fee (as an example £100 Insurance @ £5.00 a head membership fee, we have to have a minimmum of 20 members in order to cover the cost of insurance.
3) Hall hire. I have at the moment a tentitve fiquire of £50.00 for the day hall hire (subject to confirmation). this is for a heated Social hall with a floor space enough to give a 9m x 13m battle area with tables around the outside, there is a kitchen availible ( at a further small fee to be negoiated) and car parking space for approximatly 40 - 50 cars.
In order to cover this cost I think we will have to charge a fee like other clubs which is if you bring a tank (or tanks) it is a fee of £5 total for the day, Spectators are free.
So an example of £50 hall hire fee means we need 10 people @ £5.00 Tanking fee, to attend each meet to cover the hall hiring, Any more attending can go into a club fund to cover any incidentals the club might need during the year.
Anyway those are the most important things to think about and as soon as I get a definate date (1st or 8th March 2015 from the social club I will post our proposed First Get together / Meet.
If you want to talk my Mobile no is 07939815063
regards Denzil
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Postby edpanzer » Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:40 am

Nice one denzil

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Postby Merlin707 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:35 am

Great work Denzil, I look forward to the first meeting.
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Postby Horses45 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:52 pm

Well done now let's see if work lets me get to this one lol

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Postby Swamprat33 » Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:34 pm

Hi Denzil, I could not make it on the 1st as daughters birthday.

March 8th looks doable.

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Postby KTRob » Sat Feb 07, 2015 10:43 pm

Well done Denzil, will try to make it to the first meeting
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Postby edpanzer » Sun Feb 08, 2015 1:02 am

Be nice to meet you all

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Postby edpanzer » Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:21 pm

Right got me tank now and I'm ready to come :D

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Postby jaw7620 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:31 pm

Hi Denzil have we got a definite date yet?

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Postby hawkeye3guns » Thu Feb 12, 2015 6:14 pm

Hi all
I'm working on board a ship at the moment up north as soon as I get home hopefully about 18/19th, I'll be seeing the social club committee and getting the date. I'll post it on here as soon as I Know.
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Postby edpanzer » Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:38 pm

Thanks denzil

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Postby hawkeye3guns » Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:36 pm

Hi All,
Well its Official :thumbup: I have booked the Gonerby Social Club for our first get together.
The Date is Sunday 8th March 10.00am doors open untill 16.30pm Doors close.
For the purpose of booking and Insurance Quotation I have given the Club the Name of :-
Grantham Light Armoured Division RC model Tank Club.
Obviously this name is open for discussion/Change if so desired.
But for the fun of it that makes us the G.L.A.D. RC tank club and so after the M.A.D. club (Manchester Armoured Divivsion) at Manchester and the B.A.D. club (Bristol Armoured Division) at Bristol , I'm personelly so G.L.A.D. :haha: to welcome all to a hopefully our first of many club meetings. :clap:
The Address is as Follows:- Great Gonerby Social Club,
8 High Street,
Great Gonerby,
Nr Grantham,
Lincs,
NG31 8JP
For those of you coming from the south or the north on the A1 come of the A1 at the Gonerby Moor Services and take the B1174 to Gonerby and Grantham, you climb up the hill to the top and enter the village of Great Gonerby(approxiamately 1 Mile from the A1). In the village you will see the Pub "Recruiting Sargent" on your left about 25 yards further on your left is the Gonerby Social Club. There is plenty of parking at the back which is also where you will enter the hall.
If you are coming from the EAst on the A52 you go straight through the town centre and follow signs for the A1 /B1174 Gonerby. Or from the West on the A52 you can come into Grantham and at the traffic lights turn left and again follow the signs for the B1174 to Gonerby again you climb up the hill into Gonerby and go past the church on your right and about 150m on your right is a Small shop and just past that is the Social Club.
I will try and make a couple of bridges and some tree,s for the first meeting to make driving the tanks a bit more intresting, But we will see how things go after that.
The club is happy to go for either the first or the second sunday of each month as a regular meet providing everthing is hunky dory at our first meet.
See you there
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Postby edpanzer » Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:13 pm

See you there denzil :thumbup:
G.l.a.d hmmm I have a tiger can I come with a heavy tank? :haha:

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Postby tiger tiger » Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:01 am

HI denzil, glad to see our first meeting confirmed see you sunday.

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Postby 971wright » Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:13 pm

Hi Denzil sent you a pm hope to be there looking good have the bosses O.K. but she hasn't realised that the next meeting at Manchester is on mothering sunday .

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