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Postby edpanzer » Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:24 am

mike1268 wrote:
edpanzer wrote:Does this mean I need to join Facebook noooooooo


haha, you don't need to join. All I'm doing is creating a page with event dates, monthly meeting date and detail so when people search facebook, they find us. As much as people can comment on things, its not intended for general discussion to take place on there. I would rather people continue to use this forum for that.

To late :crazy:

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Postby mike1268 » Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:15 am

Hello Grantham Light Armoured Division members!

I have been asked if we would like to put a display on at Melton Mowbray on the 12/13th September. It is a model show. They normally get planes, boats, model trains and cars but have not had RC Tanks. This would be a good opportunity to promote the club to the local RC community.

I intend on representing the club but would love it if anyone else would like to come along and take part, even if you can only do one of the days. If we get enough of us and the weather is allowing, would be nice to set up a display area with some of the kit we use in the hall. I have been informed that you can camp over and there is a bar onsite.

I have asked the organizers for some more info on times and the likes. Will let you know when I get that through.

If you can spare some time to help out, please let me know and or accept the event on facebook :)

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Postby mike1268 » Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:39 pm

12th Sept - 10:00am - 5:00pm
13th Sept - 10:30am - 4:00pm

Location is opposite Tesco in Melton

The show has RC plane, cars, boats, model trains and more. They have never had a tank club before!

The show is open to the public for free and raises funds for a local charity. This years charity is Dove Cottage day hospice located near the Grantham canal
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Postby tiger tiger » Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:40 am

mike1268 wrote:12th Sept - 10:00am - 5:00pm
13th Sept - 10:30am - 4:00pm

Location is opposite Tesco in Melton

The show has RC plane, cars, boats, model trains and more. They have never had a tank club before!

The show is open to the public for free and raises funds for a local charity. This years charity is Dove Cottage day hospice located near the Grantham canal


Hi mike if i can i will try and get there depends on the car passing dreaded mot week before and i will be mobile. i will let you know. :thumbup:

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Postby mike1268 » Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:59 am

tiger tiger wrote:
mike1268 wrote:12th Sept - 10:00am - 5:00pm
13th Sept - 10:30am - 4:00pm

Location is opposite Tesco in Melton

The show has RC plane, cars, boats, model trains and more. They have never had a tank club before!

The show is open to the public for free and raises funds for a local charity. This years charity is Dove Cottage day hospice located near the Grantham canal


Hi mike if i can i will try and get there depends on the car passing dreaded mot week before and i will be mobile. i will let you know. :thumbup:


That would be awesome if you could. Densil is away and at the moment it's just me going. Hoping to get a few more when its mentioned at the Sept meeting. I'm borrowing a table from Denzil and a cover for it. Also the new club sign, which looks awesome! Aiming for a static display with the tanks running about as and when we can. If we get a few more people, we might be able to sort out a few buildings and bits from the club meets to give demos.

Sounds like it should be a good weekend. I know they allow camping on the Saturday night and have a bar onsite. Having not been before I'm not sure of the scale, but it should be a bit of fun. I have an adapter for my battery charger so I can attach it to the leisure batteries I have and failing that I can also bring my 2 stroke generator to keep things running.

First time I've been left in charge of organizing an event like this. Buzzing ... lol

Once I know a bit more about the camping/layout arrangements I will post on here
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Postby mike1268 » Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:54 pm

I've spoke to one of the organisers. They don't have room for a battlefield, but we do have space for a static display. We can run the tanks around though.

Camping wise, they are full. We have been told we can set tents up in the display area after 5pm on the Saturday providing they are taken down for 10am the following day before the public are back on site.
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Postby mike1268 » Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:40 am

Could still do with a second pair of hands if anyone is up for helping? Message me if you can help, or call/text me 07778360097

Weather aside, looks like it should be a good event.

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Postby hawkeye3guns » Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:28 am

Hi all
Had a good day on sunday at the meet and meet some new faces. Has anyone got any photo's to put on the "events days out forum" from the meet.
I must get my camera emptied from work photo's and also remember to bring it in future :haha:
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Postby hawkeye3guns » Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:07 am

Hi guy's
At the next meet February 7th 2016 We have the organiser of the Spalding Model and Engineering show (April 23rd and 24th ) coming along to the meet. www.spaldingshow.com
He has invited us to put on a display for the whole weekend of the show.
We have been allocated a 10m x 10m battle area in the main gardens of the show area. Plus they will provide a power supply and crowd barriers.
He also can provide a static area as well. All exibitors are given a pass for themselves and a partner
Sercurity is being handle by a private company and all models WILL be booked in and a pass given for them, only a person with the pass will be allowed to remove them.
He would like to see in person our layout and discuss any aspect of putting on a display we would like as well as getting some idea of numbers of members who wish to attend.
WE have also been invited to put on a one day show at Surfleet, lincs with a small running area and a static display in mid March (same organiser).
More details can be given at the February meet see you there.
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Postby hawkeye3guns » Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:52 am

Hi all
Could all the members please contact myself or merle regarding the spalding model show (April 23rd and 24th 2016)
The organiser would like a list of who will be exhibiting at the show a.s.a.p. so that passes can be organised.
Me, Merle and also Mike will be there all weekend (setting up on Friday 22nd @10.00am)
But we need about 6 people for the Saturday and also the Sunday in order to keep a good Running display going during the whole weekend.
Each exhibiter gets 2 free passes to the show, ( if you are not exhibiting you must pay entry).
Please let us know if you can attend and what day ?.
Thank you Denzil
ps my home tel no (01476) 570817 there is a answer machine attached if we are not at home leave your name and no and we will ring you back.
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Postby hawkeye3guns » Mon May 09, 2016 5:50 pm

Hi to everybody.
At this last meeting The Gonerby club asked us if we could move 2 of our meeting dates so they could book a couple of large venues in.
The June meeting will now be on the 12th June. (instead of the 5th)
The July meeting will now be on the 17th July (instead of the 3rd).
We have been invited to the Spilsby Show which is on the Sunday 10th July (we have been allocated a space in the centre of the main marque) . for those that are not going to the Yorkshire war Weekend which clashes with this date.
We have been invited to the war memorial event in Wyndham park Grantham August 20th to put on a static and a display village to run the tanks in. (2-3 of us did this event last year and it went down well.).
We have also been invited to Thorsby Park in conjunction with the M.A.F.A. to put on a display in their courtyard in an event celebrating the 100 years anniversary of the Tank on September 11th.
Thorsby Hall is the home of the Queens Royal Lancers and Nottinghamshire Yeomanry museum, and set in a very large park with some very good walks. In the courtyard is also a nice cafe.
Any one who would like to attend these events please let us know.
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Postby tiger tiger » Mon May 09, 2016 6:41 pm

Hi Denzil and merle and all other members, i checked the spalding guardian and we were not in the paper in pic form of the spalding show, we did get a very short mention about half a line. i rang the paper today and spoke with them on how to get the photo their snapper took, if anyone wants a copy go to www.spaldingguardian.co.uk, then go to buy photo and enter spalding model show and scroll across until you see ours, they can only be ordered online from what i understand. i have had a look and a good picture i think of our setup and members, its about £7 a pic.


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Postby hawkeye3guns » Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:40 am

Hi All
I had a phone call last night from the Organiser of a charity show in Loughborough,
It's a one day show on Saturday 22nd October 2016, Starting at 11.00am till 17.00pm,
Some of you attended last year and went down very well.
I gather its a indoor event mainly featuring Big Boy's and their Toys, ie live steam trains and traction engines RC cars ect.
He is sorry for the late notice but would like to know if we could attend and give a static display as well as run some of the tanks around the hall.
Could anyone let me know if they can attend this event and I inform him if we can support his event
The event is at :-
St Peter's Centre,
Storer Road,
Loughborough,
LE11 5EQ
Thanks Denzil
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Postby JohnWhyte » Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:01 pm

Hi is there any new details about the Loughborough show as mever and my dad is interested in going along

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Postby hawkeye3guns » Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:13 pm

Hi the show is going ahead,
The set up is from 09.30am and the show opens at 11.00am till 17.00pm.
Frankie and me and my wife will be going with a selection of tanks to put on a static display ( and if room have some running). Tables are in short supply I've been told so if you have a strong paste table you could bring it might be handy.
Hopefully see you there.
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Postby JohnWhyte » Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:38 am

Are we meeting up then heading there or do we go straight there

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Postby hawkeye3guns » Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:22 pm

Hi to all members
I have received a phone call from the organiser of the Spalding Model Engineering Show.
The club has been invited again to attend the show in 2017 again. It will be at the Springfield Gardens Event centre just like last year.
This time we are being allocated a 9m x 8m area inside the show in order to layout a diorama and also a static display (of a similar layout as last time). More details will be forwarded as and when I get them. There is a limited camping and caravan area for those that want to stop the whole weekend. The event is in April, Setup on Friday 21st and the show is on the Saturday and Sunday. Show times 09.30am til 17.00pm There will be full security during the night times, So models and people attending have to communicated prior to the show, and then each model is booked in and witnessed on the day.
In the run up to the event, ie one month before me or my wife will have to submit a list of Club members wishing to attend and each model and its value, that they will be bringing to the show. so that security can be arranged accordingly.
Please let the us know either on here or at the club meets, so that a list can be started if you would like to attend.
Members displaying only will get free entry. All others have to pay a normal entry fee
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Postby JohnWhyte » Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:08 pm

A bit of news about my dad op as it has been cancelled we will be coming to the club on Sunday

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Postby hawkeye3guns » Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:11 am

Hi all members
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
I have just been contacted by The Great Gonerby Club Secretary asking if we could move are meeting date from the 8th January to the 15th in order that the club can take a booking for a large party that day.
The club would be very grateful in we can, due to the large revenue the booking could bring in for the club.
I have until Thursday night to let them know.
But if the members are happy with the change I will let the club know Thursday night accepting the change.
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Postby RobW » Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:10 pm

Fine by me - Brownie points always good!

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