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Charity Steam Up.......
« on: May 20, 2011, 01:41:53 PM »
Around a dozen members of the Steamtoy forum, (and some Modders), are having their annual steam up, in aid of the Rainbows Children's Hospice.

The date is Saturday, 28th of May.

The venue is The Wellington Inn, Nottingham rd., Eastwood , Notts.

Not all steamtoys...... I will be showing Mrs. Robinson, Huxtable, 4 cylinder Mamod (Quobble), Maiwald flamelicker, plus as many orphan engines as I can carry/ fit on the table.....

Anyone dropping in to say hello will be very welcome!  :thumbup:

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Re: Charity Steam Up.......
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2011, 02:14:46 PM »
Around a dozen members of the Steamtoy forum, (and some Modders), are having their annual steam up, in aid of the Rainbows Children's Hospice.

The date is Saturday, 28th of May.

The venue is The Wellington Inn, Nottingham rd., Eastwood , Notts.

Not all steamtoys...... I will be showing Mrs. Robinson, Huxtable, 4 cylinder Mamod (Quobble), Maiwald flamelicker, plus as many orphan engines as I can carry/ fit on the table.....

Anyone dropping in to say hello will be very welcome!  :thumbup:

David D

What time does the shindig start then ???

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Re: Charity Steam Up.......
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2011, 03:29:10 PM »
What time does the shindig start then ???

Dave BC

What time do you want it to start then???  :scratch:

What time do the pubs open around your area?

We'll be there around 10.00......  :thumbup:

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Re: Charity Steam Up.......
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2011, 03:53:20 PM »
Hi Dave

Oh. Right ... 10 AM ish ..  :thumbup:

Dunno what times the pubs open ...  :scratch:

I'm a poor pensioner with a lathe and milling machine to support. Pubs no longer figure in my life ..

For my modest needs in the slurp department, the local 'Offie' has a good selection of excellent imported beers at an advantageous price.

I need pubs like a kangaroo needs a Pogo Stick ..

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Re: Charity Steam Up.......
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2011, 04:01:52 PM »
Hi Dave

Oh. Right ... 10 AM ish ..  :thumbup:

Dunno what times the pubs open ...  :scratch:

I'm a poor pensioner with a lathe and milling machine to support. Pubs no longer figure in my life ..

For my modest needs in the slurp department, the local 'Offie' has a good selection of excellent imported beers at an advantageous price.

I need pubs like a kangaroo needs a Pogo Stick ..

Dave BC

Dave!
It's a CHARITY event. We're hoping you're going to donate a little......

If you carry on like this, we'll be having a whip round for you!

 :doh:

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Re: Charity Steam Up.......
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2011, 04:22:21 PM »
Okey-Dokey .... I'll be there .. ..  :thumbup:

Lets hope the time-lock on my wallet opens in time ....  :lol:

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Re: Charity Steam Up.......
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2011, 02:21:09 AM »
We will all be setting up from 10.00...... If you'd like to help, you're welcome at that time Dave.  :thumbup:

But, as hundreds of prospective visitors will be reading this...........  :)

I think 11.00 would be a better start time, finishing around 16.30.


Hope it is as good as last time. I met a lot of lovely, happy people and families.  :D

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Re: Charity Steam Up.......
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2011, 02:55:32 AM »
Hi Dave SD

OK, will be there about 10:30 ish  .. split the diff.

Stormin' Norm here yesterday, left this .. see pic.

Cast iron I think .. 3 7/8" OD, 13/16" Wide, 5/8" Bore.
Crowned on the edge ( can't spell periphery ), once may have been a flat belt pulley.
Too heavy to be a woolley pulley ...  :lol:


Yours if you want it .. he was going to dump it.

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Re: Charity Steam Up.......
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2011, 03:33:08 AM »
Well done Norm!  :thumbup:

I've already got a couple of it's smaller brothers here, (from you)......  :D

Looking forward to seeing you drag it in, 10.30 ish......  :)

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Re: Charity Steam Up.......
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2011, 03:49:04 AM »
Hi David

Shame its so far down country  :(  ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,i hope you take some video  :poke: :)


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Re: Charity Steam Up.......
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2011, 10:15:03 AM »
Probably only a pic, or two from me Rob.  ::)

Much too busy running engines, and answering questions......  :D

I'll post a few links to other member's reports......  :thumbup:

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Re: Charity Steam Up.......
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2011, 10:21:40 AM »
Hi David

Shame its so far down country  :(  ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,i hope you take some video  :poke: :)


Rob 

Get the bus you tight bastard............ :poke:

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Re: Charity Steam Up.......
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2011, 11:02:23 AM »
Be sure to say hello, John!  :D

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Re: Charity Steam Up.......
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2011, 11:11:04 AM »
Hi David

Shame its so far down country  :(  ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,i hope you take some video  :poke: :)


Rob 

Get the bus you tight bastard............ :poke:

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 :lol: :lol: :lol:  Went on a bus a few year back John ,was not impressed ,,,,,,,,,,,, decided to walk back home  :)



cheers David  :thumbup:  ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, hope the day was a success  :med:

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« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2011, 11:26:18 AM »

cheers David  :thumbup:  ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, hope the day was a success  :med:

Rob

NEXT Saturday, Rob!  ::)

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Re: Charity Steam Up.......
« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2011, 11:36:05 AM »
Quote


 :lol: :lol: :lol:  Went on a bus a few year back John ,was not impressed ,,,,,,,,,,,, decided to walk back home  :)


Rob

Goats taken all the best seats ?????    :lol:  :lol:

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Re: Charity Steam Up.......
« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2011, 01:10:55 PM »
David D

see you there with the bit as discussed


not sure of the time as may not have our car due to the silly moo across the road backing her old volvo ( tank ) into our parked car heard a bump then knock on door I ve bumped your car , requires at least a new plastic front end ( special as its a M sport ) not a scratch on hers  :doh:


So see you there all being well

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Re: Charity Steam Up.......
« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2011, 03:08:33 AM »
Silly Moo!  :palm:

Hope you can make it Stuart......  :thumbup:

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Re: Charity Steam Up.......
« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2011, 07:19:35 AM »
Dave,

With it being for charity, if you have a paypal account, and make some sort of effort to post a short vid or a few pics (you've got to do something for your money), then I am more than willing to make a modest donation for your efforts, and I am sure a few other people might do as well.

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Re: Charity Steam Up.......
« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2011, 08:20:44 AM »
Thank you John!

What a nice thought!  :thumbup:

I was going to post a link to the more interesting Steamtoy Forum postings.

Guess I'll make time to take a few pics, and a vid or two of my own.......


The Charity is, the Rainbows Childrens Hospice.     http://www.rainbows.co.uk/the-hospice/

Thanks again.

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Re: Charity Steam Up.......
« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2011, 09:06:57 AM »
Dave,

Unfortunately, I don't give directly to charities myself, and only if I collect from someone else do I pay it into The Christie Hospital, my personal charity. I only make donations to people who are doing something to help the nominated cause.

I would love to be able come across, and be there in person, but it is the thought that counts.

If you can PM me your address, I will pop something in an envelope and send it to you, then it will be able to go directly into your Steam Up collection.



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« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2011, 04:02:01 AM »
Well.
What a super day we all had! I counted a minimum of 6 Modders attending.  :clap:

The look on Pete the Organiser's face at the end of the day was a joy to behold. We almost saw a grown ex miner cry.......

As I spent most of the day at my own table, I am short on pics..... Didn't even get out front, to see the street organ!

Here's my table.......










I will post links to the Steamtoy members write ups, as/ when they are posted over there........


Very many thanks to all Modders who attended and contributed. (You know who you are).  :thumbup:

If anyone else would like to contribute, however little, to the Children's Hospice... My paypal address is,  stilldrillin@gmail.com


David D



P.S.

Just found out........ We made over 500 yesterday!!!    :bugeye: :D :D

What a lovely, caring, little community we are.....  :thumbup:

David.

 
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« Reply #22 on: May 30, 2011, 02:13:53 AM »
Just a few links to member's write ups........

http://modelsteam.myfreeforum.org/about41263.html

A couple, with video.......

http://modelsteam.myfreeforum.org/about41255.html

http://modelsteam.myfreeforum.org/about41257.html

Several more (J26) on.....        http://modelsteam.myfreeforum.org/forum8.php




Total collected, so far this year...... 1103!  :bugeye:  :D

It is a pleasure and a delight, to be a member of such caring online communities! Certainly brings a tear to my eye......

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« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2011, 02:23:11 AM »
Nice one Dave.

Enjoying yourself thoroughly AND helping a deserving cause, what more could you want?


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Re: Charity Steam Up.......
« Reply #24 on: May 30, 2011, 04:29:34 AM »
Thanks for posting the Photos and Links David  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:


Looks like it was a great day  :D


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