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Warley 2013

Postby georgehgv » Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:04 pm

Not able to myself, did anyone go and is there any news to share? Thought someone may have posted by now or is everyone too busy playing with their new toys?
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Re: Warley 2013

Postby Pete » Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:21 pm

Hi

I went, it was ok, didn't seem as big as usual, and the layouts were ok to average, but there were a lot of trade stands so you could get pretty much anything you wanted, if you could persuade the stall holders to not chat to people who weren't buying...however such an incident did stop me making a very rash purchase of a 7mm narrow gauge loco :? I don't know what came over me... but fortunately I walked away as I got bored waiting to be served.

Layouts were on the whole nice, but I didn't see any show stoppers.

I went a few years ago and it was packed to the gunnels it did seem less busy today, though there were still a lot of people there obviously. Also I thought less of the stereotypes there (though my wife begs to differ) most people were very friendly and considerate.

So in summary, definitely worth going, worth the entry fee, spent some cash, but didn't come away inspired (at least not by the layouts), and before I get jumped on by exhibitors or friends of exhibitors, the layouts shown were on the whole very good, but not great. The little Japanese layout was my favorite :D

The guys on the 2mm society stand were great, they let me build a bit of track and showed me loads of interesting stuff so that made the trip worthwhile before I spent any cash :D

Would be interested in hearing others impressions.

Oh and there was a real armoured Simplex motor tractor from Leighton Buzzard, it was very interesting, especially as I've just bought one in 009

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Re: Warley 2013

Postby Bufferstop » Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:17 pm

I got severely p'd off by a certain emporium who having already taken money from my credit card to have an order waiting to be collected, insisted I pick the items from their stand and pay for them again as they couldn't find any trace of my order. Their inbox will have melted by the time they get home.
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Re: Warley 2013

Postby Pete » Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:21 pm

Bufferstop

What did you think of the rest of the exhibition?

Favourite layout?

Did you buy anything good?

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Re: Warley 2013

Postby Ex-Pat » Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:32 pm

Pete wrote:Hi

I went, it was ok, didn't seem as big as usual, and the layouts were ok to average, but there were a lot of trade stands so you could get pretty much anything you wanted,

Layouts were on the whole nice, but I didn't see any show stoppers.

I went a few years ago and it was packed to the gunnels it did seem less busy today, though there were still a lot of people there obviously. Also I thought less of the stereotypes there (though my wife begs to differ) most people were very friendly and considerate.

So in summary, definitely worth going, worth the entry fee, spent some cash, but didn't come away inspired (at least not by the layouts), and before I get jumped on by exhibitors or friends of exhibitors, the layouts shown were on the whole very good, but not great. The little Japanese layout was my favorite :D

Would be interested in hearing others impressions.

Pete


Well, we definitely went to the same exhibition as I agree with you Pete, and I remarked to my travelling companion on the plane back that I had meant to take a photo of that Japanese layout (set in a snow scene) but overlooked it. There seemed to be too many layouts of the same kind - never seen so many Pannier tanks there before.

I very much missed the Signal Box, as to me there were no real bargains (vans for £5.50 or less) like they used to do, but there was vast range of prices for the same loco etc..

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Re: Warley 2013

Postby wharf lane » Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:26 am

I only went once. two years ago. I thought it was too expensive to get in. no good deals I presume the stall fees are too high to allow that to happen. ignorant people and poor visibility at the layouts. That's why I'm not going again

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Re: Warley 2013

Postby Pete » Sun Nov 24, 2013 1:41 pm

I only went once. two years ago. I thought it was too expensive to get in. no good deals I presume the stall fees are too high to allow that to happen. ignorant people and poor visibility at the layouts. That's why I'm not going again


Well that was a random first post :D

I don't think this was intended to be a knock exhibitions/Warley thread (that's been done many times elsewhere on the forum :D ). I think this was more an opportunity for those who went this year to offer their views.

It's not he cheapest day out if you include purchases, but at £12.00 to get in and £10.00 for the car park its not that bad, certainly less than a night out in the pub after a couple of rounds. Even though the layouts weren't spectacular from an interest point of view, they were all of a very high standard of modelling so I don't for a second knock the exhibitors, I guess it's just I'd like to see something different rather than the same old same old (probably down to the fact that you can see good models all the time now on the web, in the past an exhibition was the only opportunity).


Surprised there hasn't been more comment, maybe everyone is going today?

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Re: Warley 2013

Postby Bufferstop » Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:27 pm

Pete wrote:BufferstopWhat did you think of the rest of the exhibition?

As has been said it looked busy, though I didn't find any backpack merchants, or they didn't find me. Some layouts were very popular and it took ages for enough people to move for you to get a glimpse.
Favourite layout?

Had to be the tiny "Dolgoch". I first saw this layout as a child. It was probably ground breaking when it was built, there was no N guage or commercial 2mm of any kind and yet the train and track were to scale. Nice to see it again.
Did you buy anything good?

No, only bits I can't get locally, despite my decision last year to go along with no more special wagons I had to have number 21.
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PS we had arranged to meet up with a friend there and he came home with us for the night. Took him back to International this morning and there was no traffic queuing at the A45/Airport island where we joined the queue yesterday, so probably much quieter today. (I have my own backroads route which joins at that island yesterday it was tailed back around the island back towards the motorway. When you appear out of the side turning they think you are a local trying to get out, and let you into the queue think you will turn right and dissappear.
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Re: Warley 2013

Postby Lysander » Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:31 pm

I went today with two friends from the club and in spite of the three hour drive enjoyed it enormously. It was busy but not crowded out, not that many smelly ruksacs and general good humour. There were bargains to be had if you looked and service at the stalls was generally brisk.

But it was the layouts that I went for in the main. Gresley Beat [inevitably] and Dorehill St Stevens were worth the journey alone. But there was also a stack of narrow gauge [particularly OO9] which entertained, including OO9 live steam [Botwm Bach ?] which, unless it was an enormous and very clever practical joke, was fascinating. There must have been at least 30 others too - difficult to take in.

Did I spend much ? Not really - a Bachmann Pannier, some paint and a digital caliper.

A really good day out, with no annoying queues.

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Re: Warley 2013

Postby mattmay05 » Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:42 pm

These are all releases announced, which I assume are on the forum in various places

RMweb / BRM
RMweb's first exclusive edition, a limited edition run by DJModels of the penultimate Hunslet 'Austerity', NCB No.65 in OO gauge

Limited to 200.
£99.95

Heljan:
Heljan has just revealed the new models it will announce at the Warley NEC show on November 23.
1) 'OO' gauge GWR/BR '1366' 0-6-0PT
2) 'OO' gauge Metropolitan Railway/LT Bo-Bo electric (Sarah Siddons et al)
3) OO9 L&B 2-6-2

The Danish company has also confirmed the types and identities of the Gresley '02' 2-8-0s and Hunslet Class 05 shunters in development for 2014/15:
OO LNER/BR class 02 'Tango' 2-8-0
Proposed models - version 1 - class 02/3 with high running plate and 'stepped' tender
3910 - LNER 3965 in LNER black
3911 - BR 63954 in early BRITISH RAILWAYS black
3912 - BR 63948 in BR black with early crest
3913 - BR 63952 in BR black with late crest

Proposed models - version 2 - class 02/4 with high running plate and 'flush' tender
3920 - LNER 3962 in LNER black
3921 - BR 63983 in BR black with early crest
3922 - BR 63975 in BR black with late crest
3923 - BR 63982 in BR black with late crest

OO Hunslet/BR class 05 Diesel Shunter
Two types will be produced to accurately portray the differences on the prototype
Type A
2500 - D2574 in BR green livery
2501 - D2578 in BR green livery with 'wasp' stripes (preserved)
2502 - D2582 in BR green livery with 'wasp' stripes
2503 - CIDER QUEEN in green livery with 'wasp' stripes (industrial)
Type B
2520 - D2591 in BR green livery with 'wasp' stripes
2521 - D2600 in BR green livery with 'wasp' stripes
2522 - D2595 in BR blue livery with 'wasp' stripes (preserved)
2523 - DEPARTMENTAL 88 in BR green livery with 'wasp' stripes
Also arriving "very soon" are the as-built versions of thre 'OO' gauge 'Baby Deltic'( The Baby Deltic Project) and BRCW Class 26.


There were general product updates from Bachmann, Dukedogs are due to arrive in a few weeks... were due at Warley but sadly missed out.

I think that's all of them

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Re: Warley 2013

Postby biker » Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:13 pm

Hi this is my first post so "Hi" to all member of this forum , i went to the NEC to the Warley 2013 exabition on saturday .As i don't live to far away i left it a bit late in the morning to go. the traffic was not to bad till i got to the NEC from then on it was a bit of a shambels , lack of good signs and also less interested men in dirty yellow coats looking bored.I saw signs saying Parking £10 this disgusted me as when i go on my motorcycle it is FREE .I asked and it was confirmed £10 !!with the cost of entry at £12 this was to much for this" grumpy"pensenior so i turned my car round and went home. reading some of the comments about the show i think i did the right thing !!!!

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Re: Warley 2013

Postby linuxyeti » Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:33 pm

Hi All

Don't use the NEC car park, use the train station car park, £5.00 parking for the day, don't have to be a rail traveller.

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Postby oswestry station » Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:53 pm

I live in Caernarfon and and me and my son are just about to arrive in to the world of modelling so I thought this would be perfect and to be honest it was a brilliant day out, on Saturday we got the train from Bangor to Brum international and back, which was good fun by itself, only had about 3 hours which wasn't enough to be honest, my lad was truly captivated especially with the Gresley beat layout and I'm sure if I had of left him there that's where he would still be now! he is only just turned 8 and it meant a lot to him, it also meant a lot to me as its been over 20 years since I had a "train set" and I loved to see the variety of things there. George picked up a diesel shunter and I got myself 3 GWR chocolate and cream carriages so i was happy! seeing the patriot and other visiting "big ones" was also a real treat.

we LOVED it and are going straight back next year, we have the bug now :D
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Re: Warley 2013

Postby Bufferstop » Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:08 pm

linuxyeti wrote:Hi All
Don't use the NEC car park, use the train station car park, £5.00 parking for the day, don't have to be a rail traveller.
Cheers
Tony


Also worth checking out the airport short stay if you're only going to be half a day, get the cable shuttle (horizontal lift) to the station and walk through.
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Re: Warley 2013

Postby D605Eagle » Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:26 am

linuxyeti wrote:Hi All

Don't use the NEC car park, use the train station car park, £5.00 parking for the day, don't have to be a rail traveller.

Cheers

Tony

Don't you mean the RAILWAY station? :lol:


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