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London Model Engineering Expo

Postby Nigel Cox » January 22nd, 2017, 6:28 pm

I went to this yesterday, the BMFA were there with the Simulator trailer and many models flying with the Horizon guys. Would it be an idea to a stand there next year to promote the LMA ?

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Postby Alan Cantwell 1131 » January 22nd, 2017, 7:31 pm

You know, i thought the very same thing, but it would be to draw folk into our shows,

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Postby Rob Buckley » January 22nd, 2017, 9:33 pm

Splendid idea, who's going to do it?
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Postby Alan Cantwell 1131 » January 22nd, 2017, 10:27 pm

Volunteers, i did the 2 manchester ones with the guys, done my bit

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Postby Dave Parry » January 22nd, 2017, 11:49 pm

we would have to spend a far amount of money to do anything like the BMFA stands, you have to praise and admire them for splashing out and looking so professional, I would love us to look so good.
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Re: London Model Engineering Expo

Postby Alan Cantwell 1131 » January 23rd, 2017, 7:32 am

That is a point, we need a benefactor, our trade stand has long needed a posher outlook, The face of the LMA needs a posher backdrop!

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Postby Rob Buckley » January 23rd, 2017, 12:29 pm

We were actually invited to display at a model engineering exhibition somewhere London way a year or two back, but the usual lack of interest prevented anything happening. If anybody thinks it's a good idea, volunteer and do it it's how the LMA works!
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Re: London Model Engineering Expo

Postby Alan Cantwell 1131 » January 23rd, 2017, 4:37 pm

Well Rob, i can only speak for the one we did twice at event city, i think we all had a great time, but, it was fairly local, and we could return to our homes, i suppose this ones a tad more involved,

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Re: London Model Engineering Expo

Postby Dave Lowe » January 23rd, 2017, 11:01 pm

We also did one at the NEC B'ham some while ago, We had quite a few aircraft on display and spent all weekend chatting to all sorts of people about our hobby, most of whom were amazed at the quality and size of our models. I think we managed to enlighten quite a few that weekend , very enjoyable... I think it was a holiday attractions show, we were promoting the LMA shows with Cosford in particular I remember the stand across the way from us was the Black Country Museum..........

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Re: London Model Engineering Expo

Postby James Ladell » January 25th, 2017, 10:15 pm

I Tried to get us a stand their this year as I have taken on the job of P.R.O. I got a reply saying that they are over subscribed with groups wanting to attend and that it would possibly years before we would get a chance of taking some models. Will keep trying to get in but looks like they don't think we have anything to add to the event.

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Re: London Model Engineering Expo

Postby Nigel Cox » January 26th, 2017, 6:38 pm

James Ladell wrote: Will keep trying to get in but looks like they don't think we have anything to add to the event.


Shame that, not quite sure why they had a massive Leggo stand then, how that is more model engineering than the superb models produced by the LMA members ??

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Re: London Model Engineering Expo

Postby Alan Cantwell 1131 » January 26th, 2017, 7:08 pm

Strange, the interest at the Event city, and the display we put on at the manchester
aviation viewing parks garnered loads of interest

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Re: London Model Engineering Expo

Postby John Greenfield » January 27th, 2017, 8:59 am

I suspect Lego paid a significant amount to have their stand there. Big company = lots of influence !
Keep trying though James, I would be happy to support an LMA stand there.

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Re: London Model Engineering Expo

Postby James Ladell » February 10th, 2017, 6:48 pm

Just for everyone's information, I had a email back to say that they have no space for us in 2018. I was hoping to get a small stand and build up from their,but as their email now states it is very unlikely that space will become available. To say that I am disappointed with the out come is an understatement.
So sorry no LMA at model engineer show. Very short sighted by them I feel.

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Re: London Model Engineering Expo

Postby Dave Parry » February 11th, 2017, 9:14 am

They obviously think or are informed that the BMFA stand with Horizon Hobbies, represents all model flyers. Very sad, and very short sighted as you have stated James. I am sure we will survive without them, with the way the world is going they maybe struggling to fill that place in a few years, wouldn't it be nice to be able to say no thankyou to them, if or when it happens. What is that old saying "what comes around goes around" we shall see.

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Re: London Model Engineering Expo

Postby Steve Perry » February 11th, 2017, 5:48 pm

Can we get Mike Bushell from BBC Breakfast along to Cosford ?


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