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Taupo Hobby Expo 2017 4 months 2 weeks ago #1

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We'll be there doing our bit to help promote the hobby, it's mostly about Model Railroading but there's also a few other hobby stands there worth taking a look at.

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Taupo Hobby Expo 2017 4 months 2 weeks ago #2

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Be there or be a four-sided geometrical shape of equal length and 90deg internal angles. :silly: :silly:

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Myself and the family will be there for the weekend,
How many tables will we have?

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8 tables have been booked.

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Gary wrote: 8 tables have been booked.


So how many tables do we have?

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Fooesboy wrote:

Gary wrote: 8 tables have been booked.


So how many tables do we have?


Find out on the day :cheer:
Sure we could poach some more if needed

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Taupo Hobby Expo 2017 4 months 2 weeks ago #7

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He's just Trolling because of an issue with tables at Model-X,
We'll get what we get, the tables are free but someone has to pay for them so we make the most of what we get on the day. ;)

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Taupo Hobby Expo 2017 4 months 1 week ago #8

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Tempted to make the trip up.
Last time we had to deal with unusually low snowfall from Taihape right the way up so may wait and see what the weather does.
Its a good lil show that the wife didnt mind attending due to the other crafts etc on display.

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Taupo Hobby Expo 2017 4 months 1 week ago #9

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Hey Gaz,
Make sure you phone and confirm. This time...:evil: :woohoo:

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I think you mean phone to confirm, that I have received the confirmation letter to confirm that I have received the package that I responded to and got confirmation of...............
Which in reality is pretty much how the Model-X Auckland process went.

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I was definitely coming but with recent costs, I may not make it at all
So at this stage I can only say maybe now :-(

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Taupo Hobby Expo 2017 4 months 1 week ago #12

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I'll be there and can bring a few models down if you want them, also can help out if needed.

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Taupo Hobby Expo 2017 4 months 1 week ago #13

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Yes please, the more others can bring the less I have to as I'll be leaving a bit early on Sunday to pickup the new additions to the family :D

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Taupo Hobby Expo 2017 4 months 5 days ago #14

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would that be a new dog or models? :lol: will only be a handful from me sorry, three definite three possible if i pull finger.

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Taupo Hobby Expo 2017 4 months 5 days ago #15

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New dogs :D
Its all confirmed, we have 8 Tables to fill.
They also sent me exhibitor passes, setup is from Friday 13:00 through to 21:00 and doors open to the non public on Saturday 08:00 - 10:00, and Sunday is 09:00 - 10:00 for setup purposes.
I have 8 passes you won't be allowed in to the hall without one, I'm guessing that if you are with a partner so long as one of you has a pass the other should be ok.
If you want to PM me your addresses I'll get your pass out ASAP or you can just send me or one of the others a Text on the day and we'll come get you, the latter option might be a better idea for those who aren't helping out for both days.

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Taupo Hobby Expo 2017 4 months 4 days ago #16

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Hey Gary, and everyone else
I've got the leave off and plan to be there, so I'll easily fill up a table or more :-)

Does anyone know of cheap accomodation down there?

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Taupo Hobby Expo 2017 4 months 2 days ago #17

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I've got the friday off to try get some models finished and probably help set the hall up. are you going to be setting up on the friday or saturday Gary? plus i will most likely get a pass but if i don't i'll pm you.

Hadley, not sure how cheap but the Spa Hotel is about 500m from the AC Baths and they have cabins might be a good place to try. oh and they have a Bar :cheer: and restaurant

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yak wrote: I've got the friday off to try get some models finished and probably help set the hall up. are you going to be setting up on the friday or saturday Gary? plus i will most likely get a pass but if i don't i'll pm you.

Hadley, not sure how cheap but the Spa Hotel is about 500m from the AC Baths and they have cabins might be a good place to try. oh and they have a Bar :cheer: and restaurant

Accomodation booked.
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Taupo Hobby Expo 2017 3 months 4 weeks ago #19

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Yeah I'm going to be setting up on Friday, late afternoon all being well.

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Taupo Hobby Expo 2017 3 months 4 weeks ago #20

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Gary wrote: Yeah I'm going to be setting up on Friday, late afternoon all being well.


The kids are looking forward to 'helping' aswell... this may not go well !!

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Taupo Hobby Expo 2017 3 months 1 week ago #21

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Just trying to get an idea of what everyone is bringing to Taupo to put on the display tables. I'm trying not to bring the whole "Travelling Model" show as car space is a premium because I've got to take a big dog carrier to bring my new fur babies home in.
So can you all say roughly how much in table space (1.8m x 500mm approx) you can fill just to give me an idea.
Chris Foesboy has said he can bring the "Big Brown Box" but I'd rather not if I don't need to.
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As much as I can fit in the car,not all the models I have bit enough to full x2 tables.
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Usual for me - One AFV on a plain base, three or four recent finishes including the big Thunderbolt, but no bases. What time is the hall open until, Gary ? - we won't be able to leave here until 1430 at the earliest so won't be in Taupo until around 1800.


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Hall is open on Friday from 13:00 until 21:00.
They're quite tight on security so they won't let you in with out a pass but you got my number so just txt me and I'll either leave a pass out for you or I'll be there myself.
Same goes for the rest of the weekend, I've only got 8 passes so we might have to see about getting some more from the organisers. I believe all those that are helping out have my number by now but if not just flick me PM.
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That's great.
I'll get Frau to drop me off, help with the set-up then go back in to town for eats, beer & sleep !!


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Taupo Hobby Expo 2017 3 months 1 week ago #26

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A table for me should be fine, I'll be there Saturday morning

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Gary wrote: So can you all say roughly how much in table space (1.8m x 500mm approx) you can fill just to give me an idea.


if thats the table size i'd say i'll only need half.

If it's of help Gary if you can pack some models in the dog box to bring down you could leave some here to pick up next time you're down or i can bring them up to AiC as long as you pack them in one of your carry boxes so i don't have to handle them and risk breaking one

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Gary i have got some spear passes if you need some

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Yes plz mate, will certainly help us with members etc

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All boxed-up ready to go... weather permitting. I know the South Island is really snowed-in, but we're getting it too. Severe Weather Warning in for Taranaki, and there's part of SH3 heading north where it goes down to nothing more than a goat-track (no I'm not kidding).

HOPE to see y'all tomorrow evening. :blink:

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