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Re: Model Rail Scotland 2016-Show Pics (pic heavy)
« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2016, 12:41:43 PM »
Great stuff, as to be expected  8) 8) 8)

Out of interest, what was the demographic like?

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Re: Model Rail Scotland 2016-Show Pics (pic heavy)
« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2016, 01:08:50 PM »
Great pics Andy - thanks for the effort

My favourite is the landscaping in the open cast colliery. Beautiful.
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Re: Model Rail Scotland 2016-Show Pics (pic heavy)
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2016, 01:10:32 PM »
Oh wow, what a treat. Thank you, that was most enjoyable.  8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
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Re: Model Rail Scotland 2016-Show Pics (pic heavy)
« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2016, 01:28:41 PM »
Another year and some more great layouts. Thanks for posting.

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Re: Model Rail Scotland 2016-Show Pics (pic heavy)
« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2016, 08:57:18 PM »
Aren't they fabulous? I could look at those photos for hours. I'd love any one of them to actually play with. Thanks for posting.

Incidentally, I've noticed that exhibitors at model railway shows are very like anglers - they never seem to look happy (unlike wargamers).... :D

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Re: Model Rail Scotland 2016-Show Pics (pic heavy)
« Reply #20 on: February 29, 2016, 06:55:27 AM »
Great stuff, as to be expected  8) 8) 8)

Out of interest, what was the demographic like?

cheers

James

That was one of the things we were talking about, it seems quite an aged population of railway enthusiasts. We were thinking the would make a fortune with a walking cane/zimmer frame trade stand. It seemed to be mostly grandads with their grandkids. It would be ashame if it really is a dying past time!

Aren't they fabulous? I could look at those photos for hours. I'd love any one of them to actually play with. Thanks for posting.

Incidentally, I've noticed that exhibitors at model railway shows are very like anglers - they never seem to look happy (unlike wargamers).... :D

Doug

We were trying to work out if we could sneak back in, when everone went home and play wargames over all of the o gauge railways! ;)

I think railway modellers are unhappy because once their layout is done , unlike wargamers, they can't change it around. ;)


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Re: Model Rail Scotland 2016-Show Pics (pic heavy)
« Reply #21 on: February 29, 2016, 07:22:40 AM »
It would be ashame if it really is a dying past time!

Yup, that's what I'm thinking as well. It's a time, space, money issue of which younger people tend to have less then retirees  :(

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Re: Model Rail Scotland 2016-Show Pics (pic heavy)
« Reply #22 on: February 29, 2016, 07:25:36 AM »
I think railway modellers are unhappy because once their layout is done , unlike wargamers, they can't change it around. ;)

Not quite...  ;) http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=35212.0

Beautiful pictures, thank you very much for the effort of taking them and showing us! Great show indeed. I wonder how that works. The clubs/owners take all the risk of shipping them to site, erecting them and leaving them and their valuable models overnight. Do they get a share of the entrance fee or it is all just for the fun, pride and honour?

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Re: Model Rail Scotland 2016-Show Pics (pic heavy)
« Reply #23 on: February 29, 2016, 08:26:56 AM »
Amazing scenery, 8) Especially "Worlds End"!!!!  :-*  :-*

Rather sad that the demographic may be changing a little, as long as retirees keep entering the hobby thats ok, but if they keep buying motorbikes and killing themselves, or getting lost on climbing adventures, where will all those fantastic products, stores and techniques go??!  :'(

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Re: Model Rail Scotland 2016-Show Pics (pic heavy)
« Reply #24 on: March 01, 2016, 07:09:11 AM »
Amazing scenery, 8) Especially "Worlds End"!!!!  :-*  :-*

Rather sad that the demographic may be changing a little, as long as retirees keep entering the hobby thats ok, but if they keep buying motorbikes and killing themselves, or getting lost on climbing adventures, where will all those fantastic products, stores and techniques go??!  :'(

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If I've got anything to say about it, all those products and techniques will end up on a wargames table!  ;) :D

Yup, that's what I'm thinking as well. It's a time, space, money issue of which younger people tend to have less then retirees  :(

cheers

James

Maybe there'll be a renaissance in modelling the same as in music sales. I keep hearing vinyl is making a comeback. Maybe the lure of something material and physical will bring people away from computers?

Not quite...  ;) http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=35212.0

Beautiful pictures, thank you very much for the effort of taking them and showing us! Great show indeed. I wonder how that works. The clubs/owners take all the risk of shipping them to site, erecting them and leaving them and their valuable models overnight. Do they get a share of the entrance fee or it is all just for the fun, pride and honour?

But you're an enigma! ;) Your tables are a fantastic crossover world between the two hobbies!

Actually never asked what the guys with the displays get. I'll need to remember to ask that next year. One guy I spoke to was talking of a few hundred pound to transport his display up to Glasgow. There must be something in it. As well as that, they do charge adults 12 at the door. I don't know who sees that.

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Re: Model Rail Scotland 2016-Show Pics (pic heavy)
« Reply #25 on: March 01, 2016, 07:30:59 AM »
Yeah I really appreciate all the detail you guys put into your terrain, It's great we can learn stuff from the train enthusiasts.

TBH I enjoy the anti-electronic hipster side to the hobby. Moustache wax is great for your paintbrush tips  too  ;D

There must be something in it. As well as that, they do charge adults 12 at the door. I don't know who sees that.

Insurance, public liability, hall rental, advertising materials, ...  o_o then there's the club..
Krikey $200 pounds to transport a train set  :o

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Re: Model Rail Scotland 2016-Show Pics (pic heavy)
« Reply #26 on: March 01, 2016, 08:02:29 AM »
Maybe there'll be a renaissance in modelling the same as in music sales. I keep hearing vinyl is making a comeback. Maybe the lure of something material and physical will bring people away from computers?

One can only hope  :)

I don' think they get anything from it, it's more a 'love' thing. There's one down the road from us in November and that's 6 through the door and with the amount of punters there I can't imagine that it would be hardly anything after the venue has bee paid for  :?

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Re: Model Rail Scotland 2016-Show Pics (pic heavy)
« Reply #27 on: March 01, 2016, 10:08:57 AM »
just stunning displays
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