Project of the Month built by TonyM

Help Support Home Model Engine Machinist by donating using the link above or becoming a Supporting Member.
Home Model Engine Machinist > Building Them > General Engine Discussion > Smaller US & UK model shows

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-01-2009, 12:31 AM   #1
bob ward
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 169
Liked 19 Times on 19 Posts

Default Smaller US & UK model shows

I'm going on a SKI (Spending Kids Inheritance ) holiday to the US & UK soon, and am hoping there might be a model show or 3 along our route. I've done the usual google thing with little success, although it did tell me about the Bristol UK show.

July in the US we will be meandering by car from NYC to Washington (Smithsonian) to Detroit (100 years of Hudson) then back to NYC via Canada and Niagara.

Late July to late August we are in the UK, Telford and York Rail Museum are on the must do's here.

Are there any model show suggestions for those periods?



bob ward is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2009, 02:25 AM   #2
PTsideshow
 
PTsideshow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 484
Liked 28 Times on 25 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default Re: Smaller US & UK model shows

If you don't have a copy of the farm show directory http://www.farmcollector.com/shoppin...temnumber=3836 since it late in the year its ½price. has most of the show in US and Canada.
If you go to a local tractor supply store they have an english magazine or two that have the show listing in them.
Or go to smoke stak they have Upcoming Shows, Swaps and Auctions for the Next 60 Day(s) http://www.smokstak.com/forum/
glen


__________________
Glen
1st license stationary engineer ret.
All the usual and standard disclaimers apply. Do not try this at home, use only as directed, No warranties express or implied, for the intended use or the or the suggested uses, Wear safety glasses.
PTsideshow is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2009, 07:35 AM   #3
Wannabe2
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 22
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default Re: Smaller US & UK model shows

Quote:
Originally Posted by bob ward
I'm going on a SKI (Spending Kids Inheritance ) holiday
Good on you Bob. I like it. Spend it while you can. Just leave them debts. It's the best way I've ever seen to get even with your kids for the things they have put you through.
Wannabe2 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2009, 09:18 AM   #4
Bluechip
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: UK
Posts: 226
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default Re: Smaller US & UK model shows

Bob

Not sure if it lists ME Shows, but this may be of use.

http://www.teepublishing.co.uk/steam...ritage%20Guide

Just know it exists, had one about 5 yrs ago, lots in it, maybe better now.

Dave
Bluechip is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2009, 11:41 AM   #5
John S
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 654
Liked 72 Times on 60 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default Re: Smaller US & UK model shows

Bristol is not to be missed, smallish show but very friendly.
Run by the club and caters more for models than trade although they are represented.

If you are into IC engines and turbines this show is the one, not just display the builders are there as well.

Allow at least two days for Ironbridge, impossible to do it in one, Blist's hill takes most of a day on it's own. If you have your wife with you and she wants to see the tile museum and pottery it could run into 3 days but don't rush it.
Buy a passport and not separate tickets, works out cheaper.

There will be a steam rally close to you every weekend no matter where you are, fact - it just is.

York also needs a couple of days as the town is very interesting.

JS.
__________________
John Stevenson [ was JohnS the 3rd.]

Nottingham, England
John S is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2009, 12:18 PM   #6
Jasonb
Project of the Month Winner!!!
 
Jasonb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Surrey, UK
Posts: 2,229
Liked 416 Times on 259 Posts
Likes Given: 18

Default Re: Smaller US & UK model shows

If its not too early then July 18-19th has the Guildford show, a bit of everything and a lot of traction engines

http://www.gmes.org.uk/rally.htm

Jason
Jasonb is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2009, 01:32 PM   #7
minerva
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 107
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts

Default Re: Smaller US & UK model shows

Must concur with John,
Ironbridge is an absolute must. but as he says you could be there a week!
Google will provide all you wish to know.
__________________
TerryT
minerva is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2009, 11:30 PM   #8
Tin Falcon
HMEM_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Tin Falcon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: down Jersey USA
Posts: 7,212
Liked 813 Times on 647 Posts
Likes Given: 18

Default Re: Smaller US & UK model shows

On the US side this one could be of interest. I have never done Jacktown but could be interesting . http://jacktown.com/schedule.asp North eastern PA middle of JULY.

Here is one in virgiia

http://www.oldengine.org/members/christison/berryville/bville.htm


Here is a list of new England shows.
http://www.bellshome.com/shows.htm

Tin


__________________
Ad maiorem dei gloriam - Ad vitam paramus
Amat victoria praeparatio diligens
Tin Falcon is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Time to think smaller portlandron General Engine Discussion 0 12-13-2011 06:04 PM
Model Enginering shows in the UK kjk The Break Room 1 11-09-2011 06:27 AM
Thoughts about model shows. stevehuckss396 The Break Room 18 05-04-2011 05:33 AM
Model Engine Shows putputman The Break Room 4 04-23-2009 02:17 AM
Smaller Version of Chuck's Single Superfast Photos and Videos 7 12-28-2008 08:42 PM



Newest Threads






- Top - Member List