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Ian Tolond18/04/2010 06:39:21
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Hi
 
travelling to the uk for the first time in 2010- pretty busy schedule however I do know i will be around liverpool portsmouth at the end of June 2010
 
can anyone give me a guide on great model stores to visit and eany propsoed events in the last week of june?
Colin Bishop18/04/2010 19:03:25
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Hi Ian,
 
You can have a look at 2010 events in the box on the left hand of this page. (a bit further down!)
 
Liverpool to Portsmouth covers around half of the UK so I think you'd need to be a bit more specific regarding locations of model shops.!
 
Colin
Len Ochiltree19/04/2010 18:02:03
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So Ian where are you coming from as you have not filled in your Profile mate.
 
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Ian Tolond20/04/2010 01:21:45
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Hi comming in from sunny singapore, but originally from Australia. Ok with travel will be in Liverpool centre and across the Mersey. I will be at bovington then naval museum in portsmith perhaps this helps?
Colin Bishop20/04/2010 10:07:32
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Hi Ian,
 
There's lots to see in Portsmouth, three days worth at least! The main attraction is the Historic Dockyard http://www.historicdockyard.co.uk/ HMS Victory, HMS Warrior, Monitor M23 and much more. The Mary Rose herself is not viewable at the moment although her museum is open and well worth visiting to see all the items recovered from the wreck.
 
The RN Museum is very good too although the selection of models on display will depend on whatever themed exhibition is taking place. If the weather is good then the harbour tour by boat is a must.
 
On the other side of the harbour (by ferry) is the RN Submarine Museum at Gosport  http://www.rnsubmus.co.uk/ with two full size subs and lots of models and other interesting stuff on show.
 
There are various othe maritime related attractions in the area, some of which can be found here: http://www.welcometoportsmouth.co.uk/portsmouth%20attractions.html
 
Hope this is of interest.
 
Colin
David Wooley21/04/2010 11:27:28
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Posted by Ian Tolond on 20/04/2010 01:21:45:
Hi comming in from sunny singapore, but originally from Australia. Ok with travel will be in Liverpool centre and across the Mersey. I will be at bovington then naval museum in portsmith perhaps this helps?
Hello Ian when in August as there in much to see  either Model boat shows , full size ships , maritime museums  in and around Liverpool  at that time of the year.?
Dave Wooley

 

david hindmarsh21/04/2010 21:24:12
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Ian,
 
Am currently studying in Liverpool - you will have a fantastic time! Best bet is to head to the docks and there is a maritime museum there.
 
 
Also a rather good pub - the baltic fleet, with a lot of rather good ales!
 
Birkenhead is a short taxi ride (just to warn you it goes through the tunnel), and there is a submarine museum
 
 
Have never been myself, but have heard its a cracking day out!
 
Hope you have a great time
 
Dave
 

Edited By david hindmarsh on 21/04/2010 21:26:50

Kevin Bellman22/04/2010 21:56:48
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Hi Ian,
 
Midway between Bovington & Portsmouth is a brilliant model shop specialising in model boats. Good stock levels plus friendly and knowledgeable staff. No connection just a satisfied customer.
 
 
Colin Bishop23/04/2010 09:04:36
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Quite agree about Westbourne Models, If you are anywhere in the area it is most definitely worth a visit - you could easily spend an hour just browsing. I did an article on the shop for the magazine a little while back.
 
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Paul Freshney23/04/2010 09:59:03
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 If you are still here at the end of August then the Model Boat Convention (1) is well worth a visit and close by is the trade and model show organised by A Model World (2). Both are worth a visit and there is a free bus between the two provided by A Model World, although they are not linked commercially.
 
28/29th August
1)
The Model Boat Convention 2010
The Conference Centre
Birchwood Park
Warrington
Cheshire  WA3 6AE
Theme : Fishing Vessels
 
2)
The Birchwood Model Boat Show
Birchwood Leisure Centre
Benson Road
Birchwood
Warrington
WA3 7PQ 
 
Paul Freshney - Editor. 
 
 

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