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hi guys i am thinking of going to the birmingham nec toyfair december 12th and was wondering if it is worth the trip as regards scalextric/slot car representation as i will be using up a days holiday from work


or is there a better show to go to in the new year etc ?
 

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QUOTE (PAULH @ 7 Nov 2004, 00:27)
surely some one in here has visited this show ?
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As a general toy and hobby show it's not bad. The last coupe of times that I've been there was somewhere around 10 slot tables there, of varying sizes and quality.

Would I take a day off work to go there? Personally... no... not really.

The first slot swapmeet in the New Year is generally Milton Keynes, which is definitely worth taking a day off for


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The first slot swapmeet in the New Year is generally Milton Keynes, which is definitely worth taking a day off for


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would you have dates and details for this swapmeet pls
 

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Don't Forget the Swindon event in January...........Phil Smith has details or look on Jon's Slot City Website.

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I know this ground has been raked over before, but the Milton Keynes Swappie is for Members Only. We members have to have some perks you know. The organizers have taken a much stricter view point this year concerning non-members entering NSCC only Swapmeets. Despite this I'm sure non-members still get in.

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The Milton Keynes event in February is the biggest in the UK. Imagine a basketball court size hall, packed full of dealer tables and customers - people come from around Europe for it (both dealers and customers). Its well worth a visit if you can - but as pointed out above it is NSCC members only.

The Swindon event will be slightly different. Not as many dealers, but instead we will have a variety of circuits which you don't get at Milton Keynes. We will definetly have Scalextric and SCX digital on display, amongst others. The plan is to have a big Scalextric digital circuit - hopefully about 60 foot long (if all goes to plan).

We've just finalised the flyer for the Swindon event, which I'll post in the events forum in the next day or so.

Whilst the NEC toy fairs are good, there isn't much in the way of slot cars compared to Swindon, Milton Keynes or any of the other slot car events. There is plenty of other stuff to look at though. If you are only interested in slot cars, I wouldn't take a day off work for it though.

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QUOTE (wayneslot @ 7 Nov 2004, 19:06)Do you have to be a NSCC member to get entry to the Milton Keynes NSCC swap meet?

I know this ground has been raked over before, but the Milton Keynes Swappie is for Members Only. We members have to have some perks you know. The organizers have taken a much stricter view point this year concerning non-members entering NSCC only Swapmeets. Despite this I'm sure non-members still get in.

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ok then this seems to be the one to go to but as regards being a nscc member how do you become one


you mention that although this is for nscc members only some none members will inevitably gain access if this is the case how could i be one of these lucky fellows as i wouldent like to travel all that way just to be stooped at the doorway


also as i have never been to a swap meet before what goes on there do i have to take along cars/items to swap or is this optional?

or is it a regular buy/sell format ?

or is there actual swapping taking place ?

sorry for the dumb questions but if you dont ask then u dont know

any help is as always appreciated!
 

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This board is not here to promote sneaking into closed events such as the NSCC hosted MK event.

Is signing up for the NSCC, and thereby gaining legal admission, really that expensive? Hell, you'll get to read some interesting articles, reviews and more.

Why, I believe that there is at least one new contributor appearing in print shortly, hmm, yes. Wonder who that would be?


Now, I believe that the title of this thread refers to somewhere just North of MK, doesn't it?

Back on track, please.

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Sorry, didn't mean to ignore your questions PaulH.

Take a look-see here for an application form and details.

Regarding the 'swap' part of the meet, swaps are done but mostly it is table after table of shiny things, and some not so shiny things that look a bit knackered, laid out for you to buy. Most of the tables are run by dealers, the rest are ordinary Joe's. And under the tables you can also find rummage boxes for little bits of treasure.
 

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QUOTE (Wankel Ickx @ 8 Nov 2004, 21:37)This board is not here to promote sneaking into closed events such as the NSCC hosted MK event.

Is signing up for the NSCC, and thereby gaining legal admission, really that expensive? Hell, you'll get to read some interesting articles, reviews and more.

Why, I believe that there is at least one new contributor appearing in print shortly, hmm, yes. Wonder who that would be?


Now, I believe that the title of this thread refers to somewhere just North of MK, doesn't it?

Back on track, please.

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Sorry, didn't mean to ignore your questions PaulH.

Take a look-see here for an application form and details.

Regarding the 'swap' part of the meet, swaps are done but mostly it is table after table of shiny things, and some not so shiny things that look a bit knackered, laid out for you to buy. Most of the tables are run by dealers, the rest are ordinary Joe's. And under the tables you can also find rummage boxes for little bits of treasure.
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I wasent trying to sneek in to a closed event as sutch!
If you read how this thread had developed i was made aware that this event was worth visiting as opposed to the nec toy show as i will be taking a days holiday to visit the event
Someone then posted that this event may be exclusive to nscc members but as in previous years non members will gain entry
And as i will be traveling quite some distance from manchester to milton keynes wanted to clarify if :-
1. I needed to be a nscc member
2. If the above is membership open
3. If membership is closed then are you allowed to pay a higher entry fee to gain admittence
4. As i am new to swapmeets etc wanted to know what i could expect if i was to gain entry

thank you for sending me details of the application form for the nscc i will be completing and sending the application asap
 

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Now then. Apology due to you PAULH and here it is.

Sorry. I've given the impression that I was chiding you when I wasn't meaning to.

What you don't know is that my post was a reaction to another post that I deleted from a retailer, who surely should have known better, which gave direct instructions on how to cheat the system and blagg your way in gratis.
 

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The comments I made were very much tongue in cheek, but sorry I forgot to put the nesseccary smilie

and It was not meant to be instructions on how to get in for free, only on how to get in without being a member of the NSCC
There seems to have been a sense of humour failure in this topic!
 

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And how about Orpington on Dec 18th? I might be in the UK around that date and I was thinking about visiting the show.

Best regards

Maurizio
 
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I think it is a really stupid idea to restrict swapmeets like MK to members of the NSSC. I can't think of one single advantage.

No I don't belong and yes I did for many years writing countless article for the mag.

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QUOTE (Wankel Ickx @ 9 Nov 2004, 14:50)Now then. Apology due to you PAULH and here it is.

Sorry. I've given the impression that I was chiding you when I wasn't meaning to.

What you don't know is that my post was a reaction to another post that I deleted from a retailer, who surely should have known better, which gave direct instructions on how to cheat the system and blagg your way in gratis.
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Thank you for the above Apology no harm done hopefully my membership will be processed in time for me to attend milton keynes


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would it not be viable for one of the larger northern slotcarclubs to organize a swapmeet ?
Surely there would be enough interest to warrant sutch a meeting

From what i have seen at northwest toyfairs there is always a good showing from slotcar traders etc and always seem to be very busy at these shows !

Please forgive me if this already takes place in the northwest and if so could you forward me the details of said event
 
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