Steam Traction World Gathering - 29th & 30th June 2013

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Steam Traction World Gathering - 29th & 30th June 2013

Post  Steam Traction World on Fri 08 Mar 2013, 5:38 am

Hi All,

I've had a lot of people asking recently about another Open Day.

Although both Steve & I would love to organise another get together at the factory we feel it is currently impractical. Firstly the organising believe it or not takes an absolute age & we have so much on at the minute that it would eat in to what precious time we do have available. Secondly the unit next door has recently been sold meaning the space we have available for engines/band/people/food etc is restricted. Added to all this a gym has opened up opposite where the members just continually park where the hell they want making things like parking a further complication.

Thinking about things in more detail, as much as it is great for something to be held at the factory we don't feel it is absolutely necessary. The majority of customers have more than likely already visited us and if they haven't they would be welcome to visit, by appointment, at any time. In reality would a big gathering be just as good with customers, old and new, with or without engines, getting together to 'chew over the fat', compare notes and put faces to names from the forum.

We are therefore going to propose (subject to agreement by the relevant parties) the following:

Steam Traction World will this year hold an Owners Rally incorporated within the Banbury Rally on 29th & 30th June 2013.

The organisers of the miniature section at Banbury have previously approached us asking for us to do something similar so we would need to get the okay but assuming everything is okay would everyone be interested??

The advantages i see are that:

1. There is already a beer tent.
2. There would be food/entertainment etc already on site.
3. There is a beer tent.
4. It is a central (ish) location.....unless you are Lynn & Tony
5. There is a beer tent

It would be a great opportunity for us all to meet up. If enough people turn up with engines i can imagine it will be one awesome collection of miniatures for everyone who attends to see.

Who's up for it?

Dean






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Post  highpressure on Fri 08 Mar 2013, 8:30 am

You can put me down for that, I will make sure I keep that weekend available. I would certainly bring the engine for both days.

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Post  IanR on Fri 08 Mar 2013, 8:59 am

Count me in. I should be just about to start my 2in Burrel then.

Would be good to know if people are planning to go on Saturday or Sunday?

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Post  the coleman on Fri 08 Mar 2013, 9:13 am

I'll be there both days with my engine

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Post  Steam Traction World on Fri 08 Mar 2013, 10:14 am

There should be ample room for camping/caravans/motor homes etc so hopefully people with come both days. That way we can get one massive group photo & everyone can get together in the beer tent on the Sat evening for a night of frolics & entertainment.

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Post  HStannard on Fri 08 Mar 2013, 10:51 am

I will be there, exhibiting my non STW engine. Don't think the 6" Foden will be ready by then Neutral Laughing Laughing

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Post  the coleman on Fri 08 Mar 2013, 12:34 pm

Stw will we have to book though you or Banbury rally itself.

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Post  highpressure on Sat 09 Mar 2013, 9:38 am

Yes is it a group booking via STW or will STW send out forms for us via Banbury or will the rally itself send out forms etc. Do they do coke in the beer tent??? Embarassed Laughing (Not a beer drinker drunken drunken )

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Post  the coleman on Sat 09 Mar 2013, 9:44 am

I am a cider drinker

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Post  andyfletch on Sat 09 Mar 2013, 10:14 am

I will be there for both days with my 4" first batch engine. Let us know the application procedure.

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Post  lynnr on Sat 09 Mar 2013, 12:19 pm

Hi Steam Traction World

I don't think I will be there. Travelling 500 miles to a show, living in a Tent and not get sleeping would be a suicide trip. Doing 500 miles non stop is not a problem normally if I am well rested but being by myself would be a problem en route due to not being able to leave the trailer parked.

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Post  highpressure on Sun 10 Mar 2013, 3:26 am

Why not book into a Travelodge, I am not a fan at all of tents and don't do two days stays generally due to that reason but the chance to have 20 - 30 ?? engines all from STW and see all the buliders is something that just cant be missed.

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Post  Robfishman on Sun 10 Mar 2013, 3:46 am

Travel lodge are charging 102 a night for the Sat, but the holiday inn in Banbury are 50 at the moment. The 3 local Premier Inns are all full.

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Post  highpressure on Sun 10 Mar 2013, 6:43 am

Sleeping in the van it is then Sleep Sleep

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Post  TonyT on Sun 10 Mar 2013, 1:41 pm

Count me in, could be a good gathering.

I dont mind camping, so thats covered. I'll sweet talk my boss to get the weekend off tomorrow.

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Post  bjwlancashire on Wed 13 Mar 2013, 10:18 pm

the coleman wrote:I am a cider drinker
ooh arr ooh arr ay!!!!! Is it the Wurzels for Saturday night then Andy?

I need to check my steam planner at the weekend when I get back from the US.

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Post  Steam Traction World on Wed 13 Mar 2013, 11:30 pm

Hi all,

I'm just waiting for a reply from Banbury to confirm everything is a goer.

Assuming this happens I will then post derails & further info. We will also write to customers so those who don't read the forum have the info.

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Post  hippy dave on Mon 18 Mar 2013, 11:50 am

sounds too good to miss il bring the part built 6" Foden if thats cool just let us know on the booking in procedure, Dont worry kev i can always manage your beer for you Very Happy

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Post  Frostie on Fri 22 Mar 2013, 3:42 am

Unfortunately I will be working on those dates ;-(

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Post  Steve Traill on Wed 27 Mar 2013, 5:28 pm

Sounds like a good idea as the industrial estate was a bit limiting.
Are STW going to produce a plaque like last time? And are there going to be any other things organised just for the STW customers?
ie: Saturday night barbecue, get to drive a full size Burrell, prize for the furthest travelled! etc etc

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