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Re: Model & Hobby Show

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:48 pm
by georgehgv
trainlover23 wrote:
georgehgv wrote:What a waste of time. No catalogue, poor service from the Exhibitors, total disinterest. Bachmann want to sell ? This is not the way, Peco not there went home yesterday ????



Please remember that it is primarily a TRADE SHOW . It is only as a favour you are allowed in . The catalogues cost £6.50 so to give a large number away would cost a lot and it would be reflected in the cost of the models.


So if I am a member of Collectors Club why not give me my catalogue and save posting it?

Favour???? No thanks never again.

Re: Model & Hobby Show

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:51 pm
by georgehgv
First set of pictures, apologies for some of the quality, it was all the pushing and shoving !!


Martin should have gone yesterday could have had all day with a tripod for photos :lol: Place deserted.

Re: Model & Hobby Show

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:08 pm
by trooper
The whole idea of the show is that it is a TRADE show for retailers to see some of the new products and place orders. The Collectors have not got a god given right to go and should be thankful for a FREE chance to go. As for the catalogues it would a logistical nightmare to givwe them to the people who attended as records would have to be checked and cross checked to prevent people receiving two copies FREE. Please bear this in mind before griping

Re: Model & Hobby Show

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:28 pm
by georgehgv
Oh soooo sorry for posting my opinion, you are right of course I have no god given right to be allowed to see what the trade are allowed to see but without the buying public ( me included) there would be no-one to sell to would there?

Re: Model & Hobby Show

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:13 pm
by Bufferstop
Letting the Collectors Club members in is actually pushing the bounds of who is and isn't allowed into a trade fair. There are usually strict controls on what can be sold at these events. I've visited various ones over the years and this one sounds about par for the course. You won't change them! If you didn't think this one was worth the effort/time, don't go next time.

Re: Model & Hobby Show

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:39 pm
by trainlover23
Bufferstop wrote:Letting the Collectors Club members in is actually pushing the bounds of who is and isn't allowed into a trade fair. There are usually strict controls on what can be sold at these events. I've visited various ones over the years and this one sounds about par for the course. You won't change them! If you didn't think this one was worth the effort/time, don't go next time.


Well said Sir. Perfectly correct in what you say

Re: Model & Hobby Show

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:43 pm
by georgehgv
Won't go so won't miss anything either then. But save lots.

Re: Model & Hobby Show

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:47 pm
by trainlover23
georgehgv wrote:Won't go so won't miss anything either then. But save lots.


And the exhibitors will not miss you either.

Re: Model & Hobby Show

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:18 pm
by georgehgv
trainlover23 wrote:
georgehgv wrote:Won't go so won't miss anything either then. But save lots.


And the exhibitors will not miss you either.


Quite finished with your petit comments now ?

Re: Model & Hobby Show

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:20 pm
by trainlover23
georgehgv wrote:
trainlover23 wrote:
georgehgv wrote:Won't go so won't miss anything either then. But save lots.


And the exhibitors will not miss you either.


Quite finished with your petit comments now ?



I think you mean petty

Re: Model & Hobby Show

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:29 pm
by martin_l_jones
I did go as a Collector's Club member and as I said I was dissapointed, if I'd have travelled far as a Trader then I would have been really dissapointed as there was not a lot to see.